Category: Hardware

Pet Project – Meet Soji, the Slack Emoji Keyboard (+Macro Keyboard v2)

Emojis have become an integral part of our communication. They should be easy to type on our desktops/laptops, as easy as they are on our mobiles, just with a click of a button. Slack has already made it easier and I wanted to take it one step ahead.

So, I am super excited to introduce you to Soji. It helps me easily type my favorite emojis and is built on the latest iteration of my macro keyboard platform.

In this short(6min) video, I share a quick demo of the keyboard, the major improvements, and inspirations+learnings behind them. Yet again, this pet project pushed me out of my comfort zone and I love it!

Grab your hot(or cold) beverage and check it out here

PS: Make sure to check out the “Behind The Scenes” section at the end of the video.

Pet Project – My First Macro Keyboard

I don’t have an engineering degree. But that doesn’t mean I can’t do what I love.
Don’t let a piece of paper(your degree) decide what you can and can’t do.

Let your passion be your teacher, the internet your library and the world your stage.

The pandemic deserves full credit for giving us the new normal… and our new hobbies.
Apart from picking up book reading, cycling and cooking it also helped me learn a bit more about my favorite subjects, IoT and electronics.

While I was busy creating fantastic things at work… I’ve also had some time to build on my dearest pet project so far – My First Macro Keyboard

This was supposed to be a blog post and a massive thank you Venkat Kosuri sir for motivating me to make it a video, definitely learned a ton!

In this video, I share about what it does, how it helps me and share some interesting learning/experiences that I have had while building my first ever Macro Keyboard. Grab your hot(or cold) beverage and check it out 👆