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Offline Harmvdw

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First project
« on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 03:26:07 »
Hi all,

I haven been lurking a while, and created my first "keyboard" it's a 4 key keyboard.
It's so I know what I am doing when i am going to build my numpad.
Here are some picture's
https://photos.app.goo.gl/jjVJaZEb2hWVWGoO2

Comments are welcome.

Harm

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: First project
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 04:13:03 »
Nice, I like it.

Tell us more. I can see the controller is a Pro Micro, what about the case?
CNC machined aluminum? Did it yourself?

Keep us posted.
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline Harmvdw

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Re: First project
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 04:36:16 »
Thanks,
The controller is indeed a pro micro.
The case is a layer cake of stainless steel 316 and polycarbonate.
I have cut it on the waterjet at work.
It has el cheapo brown switches from aliexpress.
And i plan to use it on my laptop so i can pause the movie, toggle full screen.

If there are more question i like to here it.
I have also added a picture,
https://photos.app.goo.gl/nY7wGS4LG6CHcx4l1

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: First project
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 04:45:16 »
Nice project indeed and nice render.
What firmware is it running?
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline Harmvdw

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Re: First project
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 04:54:05 »
I used

http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com
For the layout
http://builder.swillkb.com/
for the plates and transferred it to Inventor
For the firmware i used
https://kbfirmware.com/

I hope this is what you mean

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: First project
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 05:45:02 »
Very nice.
If you're looking for a numpad, MOZ made an open hardware one.
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline Harmvdw

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Re: First project
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 06:01:24 »
That looks good, but my numpad will look a little different.
Here's a picture of my idea
https://photos.app.goo.gl/fnmjLQu52HC1CKeY2
and of my set up
https://photos.app.goo.gl/O0Ov4MRLrCcim6492
But i am going to alter it some more, and switch to brown switches.

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: First project
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 06:03:50 »
That's one unique layout. What's that lonely 2u key for?
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline Harmvdw

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Re: First project
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 06:38:06 »
I thought to use a enter there, but i am going to change it to enter and layerswitch

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: First project
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 07:11:02 »
I'm looking forward to it as well. Nice concept.
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline wolf

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Re: First project
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 19 October 2017, 21:10:55 »
That's a fascinating set up and quite an unusual "mouse" - it had me off on a web search to identify it.  I like the way you've integrated the two.
Have keyboard, will travel...

Offline Harmvdw

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Re: First project
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 01:31:33 »
That's a fascinating set up and quite an unusual "mouse" - it had me off on a web search to identify it.  I like the way you've integrated the two.
It's a 3d connexion mouse. It's very nice for when your working a lot with 3d drawing software. There are also some that have more options, but not one has a integrated numpad.
And with an full keyboard i do not like the position of my hands, but with the TKL i have now i miss my numpad  :))
So i came up with this idea.

Offline wolf

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Re: First project
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 20 October 2017, 19:45:28 »
Yeah, I read the name on its side and looked it up - they've got some fascinating variants.

Fantastic project you've built around it.
Have keyboard, will travel...