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Using a piano keyboard as a computer keyboard

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	Consider doing something in hardware that emulates a usb (or ps/2?) keyboard. You will no longer be dependent on a specific OS, or specific OS API. A hardware solution will stand the test of time. Don't be stuck using an old API in Windows 7 when everyone else is running Windows 11! [Arduino](http://www.arduino.cc/) is pretty easy to learn.



	
		[Arduino MIDI hardware is available off of the shelf](http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9595)
	
		[Arduinos have been used to emulate keyboard devices](http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1228676776)


	There is a ton of info and help out there for Arduino. It is a hardware hacking platform built for newbies. It will only get bigger now that [Google is pushing Arduino.](http://www.everythingusb.com/android-open-accessory-kit-21147.html)



	EDIT: Virtual USB Keyboard [hardware](http://www.practicalarduino.com/projects/virtual-usb-keyboard)