Build the KernTroller
It’s become more common for designers to create their own tools in software, but it’s also never before been easier to create your own custom hardware controllers and interfaces. This four hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of building basic electronic circuits controlled by Python code, using the Adafruit Trinket M0 development board. After an exploration with connecting buttons and sensors to the computer, students will ultimately assemble the KernTroller, a USB controller that’s designed for use with the type designer’s kerning workflow but can be reprogrammed as a general purpose handheld shortcut keyboard. While the workshop will involve soldering electronic components, no previous experience with electronics will be necessary, but basic Python programming language knowledge will be required.
More information about this is here: KernTroller project: