How to install a solenoid in KBDFans 8x


#1

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The instructions are almost the same as this guide:

http://www.martyncurrey.com/controlling-a-solenoid-valve-from-an-arduino/

You can get the solenoid here:

You can get the source code to my kbd8x firmware with solenoid enabled here, from my QMK fork:

Here is a video of the solenoid in action (keyboard not yet assembled):

I’ll do a build stream later where I assemble the keyboard with switches and stabs and everything and see how the solenoid sounds with it all put together. I’ll post a video of that too.


#2

I love this! Thanks so much for putting this together :slight_smile:


#3

@Walkerstop you legend - def going to build this into my Hyper 7 somehow!!


#4

Yeah, I bought a pack os stuff to do this, I just need to get around to adding it to a board!

Also, we need to add this as a core feature to QMK. Not just in your keymap. :slight_smile: