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Title: Ergonomic Boards that Split at Y rather than B on left half?
Post by: ninjinphu on Mon, 08 July 2019, 11:45:36
Does that kind of a board exist? I thought I saw one a few months ago but I like to use my left index finger for the Y button and it's a big enough switch for me to feel really uncomfortable on most split boards as a result.
Title: Re: Ergonomic Boards that Split at Y rather than B on left half?
Post by: Findecanor on Mon, 08 July 2019, 12:48:56
There are a few columnar keyboards with inner keys that can be programmed that way for sure.
The ErgoDox for instance, but it would be a 11.5u key.
The Diverge (https://unikeyboard.io/product/diverge/) has a 11u key.
Many other keyboards have its inner keys shifted vertically a bit too much for comfort.
Title: Re: Ergonomic Boards that Split at Y rather than B on left half?
Post by: nevin on Tue, 09 July 2019, 11:04:54
most split at 6 columns (you're issue), look for one with 7 columns per side, you should be able to comfortably split it the way you want.

are you looking for a split standard/staggered board (ex. Mistel Barocco), column staggered ortho (ex. ergodox), or just a split ortho board (ex. keeb.io viterbi)
Title: Re: Ergonomic Boards that Split at Y rather than B on left half?
Post by: ninjinphu on Wed, 10 July 2019, 08:41:09
most split at 6 columns (you're issue), look for one with 7 columns per side, you should be able to comfortably split it the way you want.

are you looking for a split standard/staggered board (ex. Mistel Barocco), column staggered ortho (ex. ergodox), or just a split ortho board (ex. keeb.io viterbi)

I'm looking for a split standard/staggered board - thanks for the help on identifying columns
Title: Re: Ergonomic Boards that Split at Y rather than B on left half?
Post by: nevin on Wed, 10 July 2019, 09:01:19
@ninjinphu - yeah, that's going to be a tough one...

unless you want to try your hand at building one from scratch? might be the only option. there are good online tools for just about everything from layout, plate/case to firmware. you'd have to assemble and solder (hand wire) the switches & a controller like promicro or similar. and again, there are a lot of great tutorials online for this as well.

what size board are you looking to get?
- full size
- TKL
- compact 75%
- 65%
- 60%
- 40%

do you have an example of one you like but just isn't split in the right spot?