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28 Jun 2020, 02:35

I’m looking to add a solenoid to a model M ‘Battleship’ keyboard. Can this be done with the xwhatsit controller and accompanying solenoid driver? Apologies in advance if I’ve worded this incorrectly.


28 Jun 2020, 10:22

No, an xwhatsit is only designed for capacitive sensing boards.

To use a solenoid for a model M you have to create a custom controller, assign a pin on the controller to fire the solenoid and use a transistor or relay to connect the solenoid.


28 Jun 2020, 17:53

Thank you. Any idea where to find such a custom controller?

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