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Offline misononyan

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The Lotus


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The Lotus is a 14-column split keyboard with what I have coined as "satellites." These satellites, being the standout feature of the board, connect via a second TRRS jack and into an I2C compatible board to power a key cluster, another rotary encoder, or an OLED. Alternatively, it should be possible to power a mini i2c trackball, but this is as of yet untested.

Features:
- 14 columns with a columnar stagger to match that of the Kyria

- MX and Choc Compatibility

(Choc switches w/ MBK keycaps on the left, MX switches w/ SA blanks on the right)

- Supports up to 2 rotary encoders, 4 when using satellites

- Ortho and ergo kit compatibility

(KAM Little Pilot ortho + OLED satellite)

- Multipurpose hotswap satellites able to handle a multitude of different modules

(A blank satellite PCB.)

Layout


Typing test:

Current vendor(s): TBA
Current price estimate: TBA

IC FORM:
https://forms.gle/WVc4pgoe2HDnWizz9

« Last Edit: Sat, 23 January 2021, 20:42:15 by misononyan »

Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 21:18:22 »
Lo dis nuts

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 22:32:10 »
preeetty

me likey even if I can't use


Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 22:53:40 »
preeetty

me likey even if I can't use

you should give it a shot, was my first colstagger ortho and didn't give me too much trouble... but it did give me a little bit lol

Offline Kyakotaa

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 23:15:56 »
I really like the satellite concept. Perhaps some sort of 3d printed frames to hold them/angle them up could be doable? Seems like it would add to the modularity of it.
 I also recommend amending the IC to include an optional email field for updates.

Offline Pandamom98

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 23 January 2021, 23:39:15 »
preeetty

me likey even if I can't use

you should give it a shot, was my first colstagger ortho and didn't give me too much trouble... but it did give me a little bit lol

This is probably going to be my first ortho board as well

Edit: spelling is hard when you're tired lol
« Last Edit: Sat, 23 January 2021, 23:41:00 by Pandamom98 »


Offline misononyan

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 00:06:18 »
I really like the satellite concept. Perhaps some sort of 3d printed frames to hold them/angle them up could be doable? Seems like it would add to the modularity of it.
 I also recommend amending the IC to include an optional email field for updates.

I've been working on 3d printed satellite blocks which will be available on a github repo at GB. The board's files will be open source :)

Offline Pandamom98

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 06:00:14 »
Stop making me want to get a 3d printer now *annoyed panda noises* /s (lol)

In all seriousness though thats awesome that they'd be open source


Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 24 January 2021, 23:29:10 »
preeetty

me likey even if I can't use

you should give it a shot, was my first colstagger ortho and didn't give me too much trouble... but it did give me a little bit lol

This is probably going to be my first ortho board as well

Edit: spelling is hard when you're tired lol

ACHKSHUALLY it's not ortho sir. This would be classified as a column-staggered layout /nerdrant

Offline Pandamom98

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 04:34:52 »
preeetty

me likey even if I can't use

you should give it a shot, was my first colstagger ortho and didn't give me too much trouble... but it did give me a little bit lol

This is probably going to be my first ortho board as well

Edit: spelling is hard when you're tired lol

ACHKSHUALLY it's not ortho sir. This would be classified as a column-staggered layout /nerdrant
In that case it'll be my first one of those lol


Offline Kyakotaa

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Re: [IC] Lotus - A 40% split columnar stagger keyboard with satellites
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 25 January 2021, 07:01:36 »
I've been working on 3d printed satellite blocks which will be available on a github repo at GB. The board's files will be open source :)
Absolute king.

Offline misononyan

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