Background

Updating the keystroke sent to your experiment follows the same process regardless of platform. No configuration software is required and a plain text editor can be used.

*NB: You are strongly advised not to use USB extension leads over 3m or used leads that have not been supplied by us.

Technical support for The BBTK hand-held USB response button


Configuring and testing the keystroke which is sent when the hand-held response button is pressed is simple regardless of which platform you use to run your experiments.





How to configure the keystroke sent when the button is pressed

Regardless of platform you use to run your experiments the procedure to configure and test the hand-held button is the same.

  1. Open a plain text editor on your chosen platform (Microsoft Windows & Notepad shown below).



  2. Press and hold the button whilst plugging in the USB lead and then release the button. "Keycode config a" will then by typed into your text editor by the hand-held button.



  3. Next each time you press the button the character that will be your response character is typed back as the whole alphabet and special characters are typed be on each press.



  4. To choose "c" simply press and hold the button until the response key chosen is confirmed. In this case the key chosen is "c" and "chosen key c" will be typed back.



  5. Each time you press the button now the letter "c" will be typed back as the response key. While you hold the button down the key will repeat, or be flagged as held down, as it would on a standard keyboard.





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The Black Box Toolkit Ltd was founded in 2003 by a team of psychologists, software experts and electronic engineers.


Dedicated to improving the millisecond timing accuracy and experimental rigor of researchers in the behavioral and brain sciences.

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