The Countdown to Maker Faire Bay Area is On!


Giant fabric keyboard

Arduino Technology
Giant fabric keyboard


Check out this carpet keyboard by Maurin Donneaud. It uses an Arduino board to gather input from the perforated foam contact switches which are activated by stepping on them! Via Ladyada AND Hack-a-day.

8 thoughts on “Giant fabric keyboard

  1. Anonymous says:

    this isn’t dvorak or qwerty, looks almost like polycotton

  2. Jayenkai says:

    Yeah, come on guys, Qwerty that sucker!

    …I used to really hate Speak’n’Spell for that!

  3. Einstein says:

    Ok here it is in plain english.
    Qwerty is what you know, so you think it makes sense. What you dont know is it was specifically set up to slow down typing.
    You see back when KEYS were on typewriters, they had a problem with people typing too fast and causing the little arms with letters on them to stick together. Therefore instead of redesigning the internals of the typewriter they changed the order of letters.
    It is a flawed design that was forced onto us by manufacturers stupidity and tradition. My hope is that one day stupid things like this will be a thing of the past. We need to stop just using what works and keep innovating.

  4. mrmeval says:

    If it was good enough for Sidney Blumenthal and Bob Woodward it’s good enough.

    If it was good enough for Clark Kent, it’s good enough.

    If its…oh hell just do it in Cyrillic ‘k?

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

View more articles by Becky Stern
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 30% off early bird ticket sales ends August 31st, 2023!

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Prices Increase in....