Google Japan’s “keyboard stick” is so long that it is also a ruler, a portable piano and a fishing rod

Make your own Google Japan keyboard stick

Google Japan invented a new one keyboard invention. This time around, it’s a DIY, 165cm, single row keyboard that’s so long it looks like a mini piano or a fishing rod. If users want to know the width of the keyboard, Google Japan best describes it as long enough for a cat to walk around, and the team adds that it has a capacity of up to three T-shirts on either end of the keyboard stick. It’s easy to store as it’s slim and long, so storing the keyboard stick in a corner or leaving it standing on its own is no problem. Fans of the long keyboard can also make it on their own as the team uploaded the schematics, tabs, and software as open source to its website. “We do yours with a soldering iron in one hand,” writes the team. At this point it is right Not impossible. Unfortunately, Google Japan has no plans to release the keyboard to the market yet, but let’s keep our fingers crossed for keyboard lovers!


images and videos courtesy of Google Japan

The keyboard stick solves the problems of life

The keyboard stick appears to be a problem solver for different workers from various industries. For example, Google Japan thinks the stick keyboard can be shared and used simultaneously by two programmers since they can now enter characters at high speed (although they may need to define a strategy for who to type what). For those who live in areas where bugs and mosquitoes turn them into snacks or meals, they can attach a net to one end of the keyboard stick and turn it into a bug catcher. If employees need to stretch after sitting for a long time, they can easily extend their arms by reaching for the other key at the other end of the keyboard. Users can also turn the keyboard stick into a ruler or object that they can use to turn off the light if it’s too far out of their reach.

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the length exceeds 1,650 mm

Google Japan hopes it will become the “keyboard of the future”

Google Japan states that what they have developed is a simpler, more linear keyboard with a single-row key layout, so users don’t need to “look around” while typing. In addition to the one-dimensional QWERTY setting, users can also benefit from the team’s array of ASCII code in ABC order if they wish. A total of 17 boards are connected to the keyboard stick – 16 key boards and 1 control board. The design idea for a cane came true as the team thought it would immediately impress people and make them remember its style from the very beginning. The team also says that with the keyboard stick, they hope it will be considered and become the keyboard of the future.

Since designboom had to scroll down for so long before we could see the end of the keyboard, you should too.

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if you’ve come this far, congratulations

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it can also be an insect net or a catcher

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two people can now type at the same time

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