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    Gaming Keyboard Pad

    So, I like using key/mouse for gaming, however I ABHOR using the "WASD" keys. As a result, I move the keyboard to my left and use the arrow keys and the associated keys surrounding them. Recently, there are games that use more keys than I can comfortably reach with this setup and I find that I still have to reach left to access the other keys on my keyboard. "So, what's the big deal?", I hear you ask. Just reach over and use the keys you need. Well, normally yeah no biggie, but I live in a motor-home and my computer table is only 24" square. Half of the keyboard hangs off into space while I am gaming. Inevitably, I need to hit a key on the left side of the keyboard and that usually causes the keyboard to upend! Oops So, long story longer....I see all these "gaming keyboards" made and they really are just standard keyboards but with different paint jobs and lights. "But this keyboard has the fastest clicking mechanical red switches!", you say. Big deal. Doesn't help me at all. What I'd really love is something like this: http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n191/sandpaper600/My%20Dream%20Gaming%20Keypad/Gaming%20Pad.jpg This isn't an actual thing. Obviously I just did a [email protected]$$ed job of copy and paste to create this. But, that not withstanding, this is the piece of hardware I dream of. Now...to the reason I'm here. Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge/desire to help me design/make something like this that would function as a game controller on a Windows PC? Obviously, the case wouldn't necessarily come out like this, probably more of a homemade plexi-sort-of-a-thing. I would also appreciate hearing if this would be impossible to implement, due to some Windows stumbling block or other insurmountable obstacle. Thanks for reading!