Convert Caps Lock into something useful

remappingYou probably don’t use the Caps Lock key and, as you can see, that key is wasting a precious spot on the keyboard. So why don’t we map it to something useful?


Windows

The easiest way to do this in Windows would be using AutoHotkey. Once you have installed it, just edit the configuration file and add this line:
Capslock::SendInput /
Right click on AutoHotkey’s icon, reload the script and you are ready to go.

In this case, I mapped it to / because my keyboard distribution is a nightmare when I need to type linux paths.

Linux

If you are using Linux you can check out this post.

Image by Daniel Hug (CC BY 3.0)

Drawing with a laser

Reading Hack a Day I found an interesting challenge: drawing their logo somewhere. And the fact that was even more interesting: “preference will be given to the largest and smallest submissions“.
I started figuring out how to do something like that with the things I had around, and settled for using a laser and two servos. Even though I missed the deadline for submissions, it became a very interesting project and I learned a lot. Continue reading