If you have any spare keyboard or number pad. You can use it as a macro keyboard. Such as when you press a key, a pre-programmed task happens. For example, an app is started or an AutoHotkey script is executed.Supplies:
You need the following things:Step 1: Choose a Keyboard
You can use a full keyboard or a small number pad.
A number pad is small and is easier to place on your desk. It is best if you do not need many macros.
It takes up a lot of space on your desk but you do have a lot of keys in different shapes and sizes
(Note: You can also use a wireless keyboard)
Step 2: MultiBoard
Windows cannot see the difference between 2 keyboards so we use an Arduino UNO with a USB host shield to distinguish the second keyboard, and we need a program to let the keys of the 2nd keyboard do certain tasks. We use MultiBoard for this.
Step 3: AutoHotkey
You can get the most out of Multiboard if you use it with AutoHotkey. AutoHotkey is a scripting program with which you can make very complex scripts. for example, you can make a key combination or move your mouse to a specific location.