Out of frame, the floppy drive is connected to a Raspberry Pi running a custom Python script that detects when a floppy drive is inserted. The floppy disk’s volume label is read upon insertion (which corresponds to the letter written on its physical label) and sent to a Teensy LC development board which then translates the character into a USB keyboard command.


Typing even a single word on the FlopKey terrible keyboard seems like an arduous task that will have you reaching for a pen and paper, or at least make you stop complaining about Apple’s failed keyboard experiment you’re stuck with until you can afford to upgrade again.