Stealth USB caps locker
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Spotted on the Make: Flickr Pool, a ATTiny45-based USB device that takes control (as currently programmed) of the target computer’s Caps Lock key, switching it on/off at 30-second-to-8-minute intervals (and flashing the Caps Lock light in the process). Fully programmable to do other desktop shenanigans (e.g. random key presses, cursor movement, etc).

Stealth USB CapsLocker

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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