Make: a two-button Binary Keyboard


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Perhaps not the most useful thing, but 01110110 01100101 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101111 01101100 00001010


Kind of puts the whole Dvorak vs Qwerty thing into perspective.


I suspect that a “bug” morse code key would be quicker, although without access to the entire ASCII character set.


So… what’s the other button for?


First thought is ‘WHY?!’

Second thought is ‘OK maybe this would be useful as a secondary input…somehow?’

Third thought ‘Nah still dumb. Neat geek trick, but still dumb.’

Depending on your familiarity with morse. Frankly I couldn’t even do the 5wpm test (Shameful.)


It’s perfect for keying in your epic robot rap freestylin’.


Chris Johnstone’s “Binary Keyboard”



There’s only 10 kinds of keyboards in this world…


A two-button binary keyboard is far more complicated than it needs to be. It’s kind of for quitters, or fair-weather users. All you need is one button, which is either on or off at any given time. It just requires one to be more mindful of its state at the moment.

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