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I've got a wired USB keyboard that I really like. I know it is a long shot, but is there a way to turn it into a wireless (maybe even Bluetooth) keyboard through some sort of adapter or hack?

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You'd need some sort of wireless USB hub, I suspect. Unfortunately, they're bulky and expensive. –  Daniel R Hicks Mar 2 '13 at 14:51
    
you could try hacking some ardiuno project –  Shekhar Nov 13 '13 at 18:16

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depending how good you are with a soldering iron and circuit design you might be able to make a Frankenstein keyboard by sacrificing another wireless keyboard, but the end result probably would not be pretty. so unless you are very attached to this keyboard it i doubt it would be worth it.

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"...make a Frankenstein keyboard..." That is hilarious! –  Lord Loh. Apr 8 at 1:57

Here's an example of a 'wireless USB hub'. Bulky, but if you REALLY like the keyboard it might work for you. :)

Note: this one doesn't say it supports keyboard specifically, and probably won't work in the BIOS, or with anything other than Windows.

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Go to handheldsci.com and find their Bluetooth Keyboard Adapter (http://handheldsci.com/kb). I have one and it works great. Very handy and unique device.

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Officially, no, not really, but you can have a look at this article to see if it is something that might be possible for the model of keyboard you have.

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I developed a wireless converter for wired USB keyboards since I never saw this convertor except Bluetooth adapters. I wanted to make a wireless converter for fast pairing.

I created a converter using USB host MCU (pic24fj128gb106) and RF IC (nRF24L01). I built a USB dongle using RF IC, the built in MCU and USB controller (nRF24LU1P).

You can check a demonstration of the wireless converter on YouTube.

This converter is not for sale, I just made for my requirement. I tested it using a wired USB keyboard.

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This is great commentary, but not an answer IMO. –  Carl B Jul 11 '13 at 16:08
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@CarlB The OP was asking if there was a way to turn a wired keyboard into a wireless one, even through a hack, which this answer is about. So we can let it stay. –  slhck Jul 11 '13 at 21:01
    
@slhck - I can see your point. My challenge was/is - content, "here is what I did", but not "here is how you can do it" or "here is where you can get one".. –  Carl B Jul 11 '13 at 21:17
    
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