PEKeB: a PiezoElectric KeyBoard

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Part 1: project profile

Project name

PEKeB - A PiezoElectric KeyBoard

Project short description

PEKeB is a keyboard with some touch key based on PiezoElectric technology. It will have two different interface, an USB and a serial one. It will be intefaced with RTT, a software virtual-reality based.


Start date: 2008/10/27

End date: Hopefully, February 2009

Project status: 50%

...Testing board...

...Writing RTT DeltaGen interface...

...Writing Thesis (10 pages ready at the moment)...

People involved

Project head

Prof.ssa Giuseppina Gini - User:GiuseppinaGini

Other Politecnico di Milano people

Ing. Paolo Belluco - User:PaoloBelluco

Students currently working on the project

C. Graziano Laginestra - User:ClementeLaginestra

Laboratory work and risk analysis

Laboratory work for this project will be mainly performed at AIRLab/Lambrate. It will include significant amounts of mechanical work as well as of electrical and electronic activity. Potentially risky activities are the following:

  • Use of mechanical tools. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.
  • Use of soldering iron. Standard safety measures described in Safety norms will be followed.

Part 2: project description

The project is composed by:

  • preliminary studies and sketches;
  • design notes and guidelines;
  • description and results of experiments;
  • useful internet links: [1] [2]