chipKIT® Development Platform

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Single Switch Keyboard and Mouse

Created Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:20:32 +0000 by KrisFe


Sun, 30 Sep 2012 05:20:32 +0000

Howdy! This video demonstrates a single-switch mouse and keyboard developed using a pic32 microcontroller. Developing this gadget was a great experience. I hope you enjoy the video!


Jacob Christ

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:01:12 +0000

Did you use chipKIT or MPLAB?



Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:29:32 +0000

This version was developed via MPLAB v8.76 and the Microchip Solutions Library. No additional software was required. Is the Microchip Solutions Library compatible with the chipKit?


Tue, 04 Dec 2012 04:20:47 +0000

I took a look at the schematics for the chipkit family and these boards look to be compatible the the Microchip Application Libraries. I have not had time to test the MPLAB build process, however the schematics read like MPLAB should push elfs onto the device without a problem. There is a section in the wiki, something about free beer. Referencing experiences in College, free beer can be a mixed blessing. Where there is free beer a mediocre band is usually nearby.

The 2nd iteration of this device was build in MPLAB with the Microchip Application Libraries, no additional software was required.

I relied on this document:

This library and the integrated MPLAB Design tool (Both Free):

And this Multimedia Board:

This worked very well, I then migrated to a PIC24J with built-In display driver, this reduced both the cost and complexity of the design and allowed for larger displays.