Musician and Arduino enthusiast "XeNo" has designed and published details for a USB keyboard simulator to use with Cubase music software on his PC. As a lot of commands were repeated frequently, XeNo has created a foot pedal to activate the USB keyboard commands to save having to reach for the keyboard after every take. This type of project can be useful for any PC application that requires repetitive keystrokes, such as games or other editing packages.
Part of the project mentioned above was inspired by a project in the book "Practical Arduino" by Jonathan Oxer and Hugh Blemings, which contains fifteen interesting and practical projects that are based around the hardware available from Freetronics.
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