FIGkeys is the Arduino-compatible PS/2 Keyboard Interface shield for FIGnition. It comes as a £9.50(+P&P) kit with a high-quality PCB complete with a programmed MCU and all the other (very few) components needed to build it.

As you can see, it's amazingly simple and can be built in under 30 minutes!

It's also amazingly cheap, at £9.50 (+P&P) A lot of effort was made to reduce the firmware requirements so that the simplest possible hardware can be used whilst still providing a full set of features:

FIGkeys is complete and available now along with the instructions; and in due course; the source code and circuit diagram will be released with an open-source licence (GPL3 and OSH).


For both UK and International orders, the best way to buy FIGkeys 1.1 is through Paypal. All you need to do is log in; make a payment to; make it clear you're ordering a FIGkeys kit and supply your address.

FIGkeys is costed at £9.50 + Postage given by the UK Royal Mail price finder according to whether you want standard or recorded/signed-for delivery. I'm perfectly happy if you send the money in your local currency, but I always set the price based on today's exchange rate from the BBC. Examples in GBP are given below (correct as of April 2013):

If you want to order more than one FIGkeys internationally, please email me first for a quote, as shipping costs will be much more cost effective and I charge shipping at cost price.

Kit Contents

When FIGkeys is sold, in all cases, FIGkeys is supplied as a kit. You'll get a remittance slip to say thanks for buying FIGkeys including the circuit board; all the components and its AVR Microcontroller (which will be pre-programmed). Note: you won't get a PS/2 keyboard, you're expected to use one of your own :-) !