Raspberry Pi Pico Sarcasm Injector Hilariously Converts Text As It's Typed
One can activate the sarcasm converter by flipping a switch on a black box marked “SaRcAsM.” This box can connect to any ol’ keyboard you have lying around. According to Ben S, “it uses man-in-the-middle attack and decodes the keyboard's button presses from the real keyboard.” It toggles between lowercase and uppercase letters so that any sentence you type oozes sarcasm and derision similar in style to the Spongebob meme.
The sarcasm converter was very inexpensive to make. It relies on two Raspberry Pi Pico boards that cost $4 USD a piece. Ben S noted that one Raspberry Pi PIco board “acts as a USB HID keyboard device for the computer and one acts as a USB host to read the inputs from the physical keyboard. The host then communicates with the device via UART what the keystroke was.”
Built a sarcasm converter for your keyboard. Plug in a regular keyboard in, flip the switch and let the world know how you really feel about things pic.twitter.com/J3cAOfCAvw— Ben S (@BenSommerf) January 26, 2022
What can the sarcasm converter be used for? Being sarcastic of course. This is the ideal device if you are dealing with an annoying person but find switching between lowercase and uppercase letters to be tedious. One will naturally want to practice discretion if they are inspired by Ben S and decide to build and use their own sarcasm converter.
Image from Ben S via Twitter