I was thinking about my bridge console construction. They will all be powered by custom-built (by me) AMD Fusion A4-3400 on a Biostar mini-itx motherboard in a very small case that I found a while ago by a company called Mini-Box (mini-box.com
There's a picture of one attached to the back of a monitor for size comparison at the bottom.
Well, I was trying to figure out how I would give my stations, mostly helm and engineering, access to their hot-keys without the us of large keyboards cluttering up the consoles. I did a search for programmable keyboards and, oh dear lord, my dreams were answered.
They are a tad on the expensive side, but I'm going to pick one and try it out when I get my first console together. Probably the 6-key setup for the helm programmed with the four warp settings, dock and full stop. Maybe later I'll get crazy and try the foot pedals for starboard/ port helm control. That would be pretty sweet.
Let me know what you guys think and I'll get back to you after I get one and try it out.
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