Google Japan's Funky Invention Lets You Wear Your Keyboard As A Cap — Here's How You Can Make One

Google does some quirky things at times, and the latest in line is a funky keyboard cap – yes, a full-size cap that you can actually wear. To show just how real it is, Google Japan even posted the entire tutorial on GitHub as well as a video.

What Happened: Google Japan made a DIY keyboard cap that can actually be used to type. It's not just a fashion accessory but also a funky keyboard that you can wear on your head.

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Alphabet Inc.'s GOOG GOOGL Google Japan has published DIY blueprints on GitHub that allow anyone interested to create their own Gboard hat using a 3D printer.

A simpler version, using cardboard and scissors, is also available. The design includes a 6-axis inertial sensor, a push switch, USB-C for charging, Bluetooth connectivity, and a key with 20mm travel.

How It Works: The Gboard hat, shaped like a keycap, functions by being worn and adjusted side to side. The characters entered change based on the wearer’s head’s tilt, and a button press confirms the input.

Google emphasizes that the hat’s design makes it suitable for sunny locations or to compliment various hairstyles.

While the hat is not available for purchase currently, the company has hinted at considering diverse designs of the hat for different occasions.

In the meantime, you can head over to Google Japan's GitHub repository to find out how you can make your own keyboard cap.

Image credits: Google Japan

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