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Unleash your stories – Kevin Liu

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Kevin Liu has created a clever Macro Keyboard using materials and equipment available in the Unleash Space’s Maker Space.

 

Kevin’s story

Kevin first thought of this idea while playing RuneScape in his spare time. He decided that creating something to automate his activities would make his life a lot easier. The Macro Keyboard is a device that can act out a series of pre-scripted or programmed actions with just the touch of a button. In his initial prototype, Kevin included nine buttons which can run nine different scripts that are stored on a micro-SD card. This allows the programmed scripts to be incredibly complex, with the option of expansion in SD cards with a large storage size.

In the Maker Space at Unleash Space, he was able to prototype and test out his creation. The variety of equipment and spare components available for use was what drew him to work on his project here, as well as the helpfulness of our creative technicians. This was especially handy when he ran into numerous hardware limitations and roadblocks, as the wide variety of free electrical components enabled him to keep working on his project without having to wait quite some time, had he ordered the parts himself.

Kevin’s project is now at its final stage of completion. The initial requirements that he set out for the project have been achieved, along with some bonus features which were implemented during the creation process. However, this doesn’t mean modification of the project ends here; he already has numerous other ideas for improvements and corrections that he can add to his creation in the future.

 

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Kevin Liu has created a clever Macro Keyboard using materials and equipment available in the Unleash Space’s Maker Space.

 

Kevin’s story

Kevin first thought of this idea while playing RuneScape in his spare time. He decided that creating something to automate his activities would make his life a lot easier. The Macro Keyboard is a device that can act out a series of pre-scripted or programmed actions with just the touch of a button. In his initial prototype, Kevin included nine buttons which can run nine different scripts that are stored on a micro-SD card. This allows the programmed scripts to be incredibly complex, with the option of expansion in SD cards with a large storage size.

In the Maker Space at Unleash Space, he was able to prototype and test out his creation. The variety of equipment and spare components available for use was what drew him to work on his project here, as well as the helpfulness of our creative technicians. This was especially handy when he ran into numerous hardware limitations and roadblocks, as the wide variety of free electrical components enabled him to keep working on his project without having to wait quite some time, had he ordered the parts himself.

Kevin’s project is now at its final stage of completion. The initial requirements that he set out for the project have been achieved, along with some bonus features which were implemented during the creation process. However, this doesn’t mean modification of the project ends here; he already has numerous other ideas for improvements and corrections that he can add to his creation in the future.

 


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