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Upgrade your USB keyboard to Bluetooth® with this Arduino device

Arduino TeamSeptember 8th, 2016

If you have an old keyboard lying around and wish it were wireless, Maker DastardlyLabs has a solution.

The “HID Relay” is a small adapter that uses an Arduino Pro Mini, a Bluetooth® module, a USB host shield, and a few other components to upgrade any USB keyboard to Bluetooth. DastardlyLabs has made three videos to explain the entire “Bluetooth-ification” process–which can be found below.

So far, the method has worked with all of the keyboards that DastardlyLabs has tested it on, as well as most mice (except for one “gamingish” USB mouse). The Arduino source code and build notes are available on GitHub. The HID Relay was inspired by a recent Arduino hack by Evan Kale. 

Boards:Pro Mini

3 Responses to “Upgrade your USB keyboard to Bluetooth® with this Arduino device”

  1. Make Your USB Keyboard Wireless With This Arduino Adapter – Oncenerd Says:

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  2. dippy58 Says:

    very informitive, very profesionaly done, and very funny [ i had a good laugh].
    i am curios could it be done with a wi fi modual instead [as my doesktop doesnt have bluetooth nor does my lifebook]
    cudos, keep up the good work ill watch out for more vidios

  3. ideakardindia Says:

    Very good informative blog shared. Thanks for sharing. It will help in many ways.

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