We are mechanical keyboard users interested in programming different ways to play with the backlighting on the Corsair keyboards as it offers multiple colour and fade possibilities to the user.
What it does
Key'd Up is a game where one player challenges another to copy an input word/phrase by seeing the keys light up in order on the keyboard. If the challenged player can survive nine (9) rounds with escalating difficulties, he/she wins the game. Key'p Up maintains the fun by providing various lighting patterns depending on the player's success and failure, and player's level reached.
How we built it
We built Key'p Up by using Visual Studio for Windows and by using Corsair's CUE SDK which was manipulated using C++.
Challenges we ran into
The biggest challenges that we ran into through this project were learning the syntax for C++ and navigating through Microsoft's Visual Studio. As Java developers, these were our biggest challenges, because we needed to get familiar with a new programming language, and as well as a new IDE.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of having learned more about C++ in the timeframe given, and we are proud to have been able to get the Corsair SDK to work in our favour in order to make a functional and entertaining mini game.
What we learned
We have learned more about how the programming works behind a mechanical keyboard, on top of C++ and Visual Studio.
What's next for Key'p Up
We would like Key'p Up to become a game that can be played over LAN or online by any mechanical keyboard users.