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Ergonomics / Re: Recommended Standing Desks (<$1000)
« Last post by templanet on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:47:28 »
I have been researching sit stand desks for more than a year and still haven't made a decision. I am very picky!

What I learned is standing all the time is just as bad for you as sitting. So the idea is you have to keep moving. That's the main argument for sit stand desks.

https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/09/standing-too-much-at-work-is-seriously-bad-for-you/

From looking at the structure you can tell if a desk is going to be wobbly at standing height. If the liting mechanism is thinner at the top than at the bottom that is a bad sign. The good ones add extra metal bracing where the column joins the frame.
The latest trend in sit stand desks is to remove the bar mid way down the desk, this can also lead to instability if extra bracing is not added.

The super cheap ones designed and made in China can be manufactured poorly. They said they aren't good with electrical tolerances in the motors or something like that, so they don't last long. I can't explain it properly as I am not an electrical enginneer.  There are only three linar actuator manufacturers that have been in the standing desk scene for a long time, so they are ones to look for. If I find the link that named them I will post it. Linak was one of them.

Here's what I know about some desk brands:
 
Ergotron look good but don't go high enough for me. They are set up to use keyboard trays, but I want to have my forearms sit flat on the desk. Like this picture:
https://activdesk.com.au/sit-stand-ergonomics/

I looked at IKEA but from what I saw they don't last long and people were having trouble getting IKEA to fix them inside the waranty.

Desks I keep coming back to are made by Conset. The Scandinavians were first to start the sit stand craze, so I figure their manufacturers have the most experience.

Dual column:
https://www.conset.us/Product/default.aspx?m=prod&id=120

I read a comment where the 501-25, 501-27 have trouble if you have an unbalanced desk, but if you have a single monitor setup they would be fine. The one that is solid as a rock and can take 150 kg is the 501-11. I saw a guy say it is design brilliance, but it is their top of the line model, far more than I want to spend and its too big for my home.

Single column:
https://www.conset.us/Product/default.aspx?m=prod&id=118

I read a comment at Fully where they said the 501-7 wobbles at standing height. The 501-19 is the one I will probably get as it is single column and will leave enough room for my feet as I use a saddle chair.

If I find the links concerning what I posted above about desk build quality and motors, I will edit this post.
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Is the finish anodized, painted, or powdercoated?

says anodized right in the OP

yes, the case is made of aluminium. first bead-blasted, then anodized - just like most other custom cases.
the plate is steel, not aluminium, therefore anodizing was not a choice. the plate is powdercoated.
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Keyboards / Re: Model M attached cable to semi-detachable ps/2 conversion.
« Last post by suicidal_orange on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:39:32 »
Welcome to GH!

This mod looks very clean, thanks for the writeup :thumb:
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC]C≥ Tangerine Switch and Next Generation RGB PCB
« Last post by M on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:26:18 »
Instructions will released when GB open.

About this: do you plan to run the switches and the pcb at the same time? Or one some time after the other
Switch will be released here in this thread tomorrow. Pcb gb will open early may

Wait really? Wow! Thanks for responding so quickly and good luck with the buys  :thumb:
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC]C≥ Tangerine Switch and Next Generation RGB PCB
« Last post by C≥óEars on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:22:06 »
Instructions will released when GB open.

About this: do you plan to run the switches and the pcb at the same time? Or one some time after the other
Switch will be released here in this thread tomorrow. Pcb gb will open early may
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC]C≥ Tangerine Switch and Next Generation RGB PCB
« Last post by M on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:18:07 »
Instructions will released when GB open.

About this: do you plan to run the switches and the pcb at the same time? Or one some time after the other
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Seems the QMK source has been uploaded here so the matrix pins can be seen, I don't see the LED yet but the link will surely update when it's done...
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Ergonomics / Re: Choosing a split keyboard
« Last post by davkol on Sun, 22 April 2018, 03:01:34 »
Isnít there disadvantage to the Advantage 2ís static components vs. the ability to move the two halves of the ErgoDox into different positions and tent them to a greater degree?
Unless you have abnormally wide/narrow shoulders, want to tent the keyboard aggressively or plan to mount it on chair armrests, it's no big deal. OTOH, the single-piece shell enables placing the keyboard on ones thighs.

The main difference, really, is the keystroke technique.
  • On a flat keyboard, you should be generally moving your whole arm/hand a bit to strike keys at an optimal angle.
  • Those aggressively contoured ones assume that you'll anchor your wrists in fixed spots on the case and then only extend your fingers to reach for keys, even though the angle isn't as efficient (thus only low-force switches in stock Kinesis Advantage).
I actually sold my first Kinesis Advantage because of this, as I didn't want to modify the newish keyboard (raise the wrist rests higher at least).
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Interest Checks / Re: [IC]C≥ Tangerine Switch and Next Generation RGB PCB
« Last post by C≥óEars on Sun, 22 April 2018, 02:52:54 »
For PCB questions.
1,LDN have faster CPU. We use STM32F103. 72M frequency. More faster and Expandable. Key scan frequency:500hz(of course we can 1000hz but no need). We use another programme method and believe it can be more powerful. Control software is easy to learn to use. And we will use more advanced STM controllor to make it better.
2,Alough we wont open sourse,but we will open API.
3,We will have a video to show the light mode. It can be customized by our software.Instructions will released when GB open.
4,We will keep updating LDN and fix the bug.If you have any question using our PCB you can PM me here or send an email, We will answer all the questions regrading our product.
5,We dont think other PCB is bad, we just want to create a new PCB and work on it.
6,Instead of standing on the shoulders of giants, we want to be giants.

P.S we will do both B.87 and A.87 Size.

For Switch questions.
1,It's not just change of colour,it also smooth.
2,Since we started this project really early so we didnt use transparent bottom. We may do it later to fit our RGB Pcb.
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Damn... I hadnít seen this project before. Seems like a significant amount of time was put into it too..

And even Rama was working with it 2 years ago...

The Topre set area is so barren right now, everything kbdfans puts out for alphas look like garbage except for the blank modifiers.




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Itís pretty strange reading that last paragraph from JChan and comparing to the amount of piled up flak on him right now.

Slimy mf
Necro and off topic. Man you are just on a roll today.

huh


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Sorry that came out a little snarky but please donít bring back a dead thread just to bring up off topic info.

Oh sorry, Iím kinda new to GH. Lesson learned (:


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