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Offline emenelopee

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[PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 00:26:49 »
Hi all. I've lurked a little and have gotten bit by the bug and so here is my prototype full size left hand ortho EVE-Project. Custom PCB, fixed backlight, standard ANSI keys except for the 3u split spaces. The Alu frame is in production with a little bit of a delay so I used a rejected PCB as a stiffening bottom plate as I wait for delivery. Still to do: frame acrylic top and bottom cover plates.

[Image links don't seem to be working for me =/ Imgur album linked below.]

Some earlier concept renders at the end of here:

https://imgur.com/a/z5OAy
« Last Edit: Mon, 20 November 2017, 00:33:18 by emenelopee »

Offline TalkingTree

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 03:53:55 »
A really nice keyboard and a very talented designer.

Looking forward to see it complete with the case.

Nice job.
My projects: Skipad, Toad.

Offline emenelopee

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 12:59:38 »
Thanks for the positive vibes!

I'm also looking forward to the case - it's been a long time coming.

As an aside, I've installed Gateron Yellows in the prototype. Quick review - nice and smooth but the last couple days with the board puts me in the "too stiff for my liking" camp.

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 13:57:26 »
Try Gateron Blacks, they are also linear but intermediate between Yellows and Reds. They are also available in the Silent version.

Again, double thumbs up to your creation.
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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 14:05:18 »
Very nice! I'm looking to do something somewhat similar. Split, full-size, numpad on the left.

What did you use for your rendering? I might try some of that over the break.

Offline emenelopee

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 14:47:06 »
Modelling and render with Rhino and Flamingo. I just upgraded to the latest Flamingo which broke all my materials so the final version doesn't have any nice renders boo hiss.

My split is more notional/aesthetic than strictly ergonomic, though it does force a better fingering on alphas. I couldn't have them too far apart as I do a lot of one-handed keying in my day-to-day FEA/CAD/Excel.
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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 16:21:09 »
I totally get that. I'm in CAD and Excel most of the day, so having the numpad and function row is super important to me.

I love my ergodox and it feels great to type on, but I don't want to get gimped by only being able to use that style of keyboard if I were to bring one to work. But I also want to bring that tent life to work with me.

Offline luismonterieart

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 22 November 2017, 09:58:49 »
This looks perfect! Can't wait for it to come to fruition!

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Re: [PROJECT] mnlop EVE-Project Prototype
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 22 November 2017, 10:16:42 »
Very unique.  Looking forward to seeing it 4real