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off topic / Re: How Asian are you?
« Last post by berserkfan on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:20:28 »
I have a tendency to eat non-steak western foods with chopsticks...

And most Asian foods with fork and spoon.

Until now I can't eat spaghetti or pastas with a fork. I hate chasing salad tomatoes around with a fork.
But I grouch at the round table Chinese restaurants where you have to eat everything with chopsticks.
keyboard key caps / Re: how would folks feel about Futura dye-subs?
« Last post by JackMills on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:15:43 »
It is a beautiful set, to bad it wasn't in Alps.
Bro Caps / Re: Bro Caps Gallery (Stay on topic pls kthx)
« Last post by Sissy on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:14:30 »
Gotta say I'm really happy I got the Zombro, it looks awesome.
Cant wait till my Toxic keycaps arrive so I can see them both together
ergonomics / Re: Ideas for an Ergonomic Laptop
« Last post by smknjoe on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:14:25 »
Most laptops in the 90's and early 2000's had feet. 2 Sony Vaios I used to own had them. Apple did too if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure why they stopped installing them. Maybe people had a tendency to leave them extended and broke them?

As far as the angle of the screen goes, I don't see much of an issue with current laptops. It's most "ergonomic" to have the top edge of the monitor at, or slightly below, eye level. This is easily achieved on most desks.

Trackpad? Again, they made some in the 80's and 90's that were off to the side and even had built-in trackballs. I don't really mind the position of trackpads as they are now.

Like SOSOS said, laptops are a compromise in general and that's been the case as long as they have been in use. However, now that they are just as powerful as most desktops and they are becoming the "standard" in many businesses I can see the case for better ergonomics. In those cases, most businesses will also provide docking stations. It's what I've done for about 5 years now since ditching a full size PC. I get the best of both worlds. At the office I have 2 x 27 inch monitors, a keyboard of my choice (SSK right now), and my choice of mouse (Microsoft Trackball). When I travel I can easily just "un-dock" it and off I go.
interest checks / Re: [IC] 60% sized GHPad - PCB's, Plates, Cases
« Last post by bueller on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:14:25 »
Okay so I've been doing some thinking about this the last few days and I think I have a way that we can make this work.

Plates - I've contacted some local laser cutters so I don't have to worry about shipping from BBS, still waiting back to hear from the place I've used previously but it looks like pricing could actually be pretty favourable (around $20USD per plate, complex cutouts, 1.6mm SS). I sincerely appreciate all the work BBS is doing with GH but if I'm the one handling all the shipping it makes no sense ordering them from the US if I have to pay for shipping and wait the 3-4 weeks it will take them to arrive. Less chance for them to get bent or damaged too.

PCB's - Got thinking about this the other night and decided to do a mockup run on Circuithub so that I can offer a full GHPad kit with PCB. They offer complete pcb manufacture and soldering services and from what I can tell we can get pretty decent pricing for anything over 25 units. At that quantity we'd be getting the PCB's for about $40USD each. Free worldwide shipping too which will cut down on costs.

Cases - Same deal as before, going to source from i.materialise once I have a couple of test units made to check fit and finish. These will be optional as the price breaks are minimal over 5 units (about $22USD each) and they include free shipping on orders over 99EUR.

So basically IF we can get enough people on board for PCB's we should be good to go, the only thing you'll need to do is solder in switches and install stabs. I can probably help by buying some extra PCB's if we get close to 25 units but I just can't afford to shoulder the cost of a full run right now.

Really need to see some numbers for interested parties, how many kits you would buy etc so I'll do up a Google poll and post it shortly.

classifieds / Re: [FS] Ducky Shine 3, Granite 6u Blue Spacebar
« Last post by Jersern on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:14:17 »
Okay thanks.  This I/O expander was the missing piece of my puzzle.

Another option is to simply build two one-handed keyboards. This is what PJE does with his OneHand design:

This is a dramatically simpler design, plus each can be used individually. The downside is that on Mac OS X, modifiers pressed on one keyboard cannot affect keypresses from the other keyboard. So depending on your OS, this might not be such a great idea.
Pexon PCs / Re: [IC] Exotic sleeving materials @ PEXON
« Last post by Karura on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:11:44 »
Do you have any recommended pairing for double sleeves?

Like would something over the Stainless steel flexo be a good idea?
keyboards / Re: [Idea] 68 Percent Minimalist Keyboard
« Last post by JordiOrlando on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:10:33 »
The shift key that far out to the right is totally useless as a shift. You might as well just leave it off entirely and put something else in that spot.
Not really.  How often do you use the right shift anyway.
People in general, or me personally? I personally use the right shift almost exclusively, reserving the left shift for the symbols on the right hand number row and keys typed with the right hand pinky and sometimes ring finger (so among letters, that’s usually P, and sometimes L or O).

Your keyboard would be totally unusable for me.

But hey, if you don’t use the right shift, that’s no problem, go ahead and get rid of it. There’s just not much point IMO in making it so far away that you couldn’t use it if you wanted. I think you’d be much better off dropping the right shift entirely and shifting the arrows a slight bit more to the right.

Yeah, I use right shift as well, so I decided to make it the same size as left shift and place it right next to the alphas. That way it's very similar to stock layout. Hopefully it works as well in practice as I think it will in theory.
interest checks / Re: [IC] geekhack key chains and vinyl stickers!
« Last post by Asininity on Tue, 03 March 2015, 01:10:04 »
Good luck!


The designs are nice. I would be interested!

Thank you! If you have any suggestions let me know.

Would you consider making these with people's usernames, like the ones Moz did (for those of us who missed out on those)?

For example just a keychain with username on it, or perhaps one of the long ones that says " keyboard enthusiasts" with "<username> keyboard enthusiast".

Yes. This is certainly possible. I will design something soon.

I would be down for stickers, especially if there are multiple sizes.   :thumb:

Awesome! I am hoping to have several different sizes.
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