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Title: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:23:43
I'll start things off with a JD40 I built for BunnyLake...

(http://i.imgur.com/bkaTsV3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/80oklEC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/e1mQlBA.jpg)


There are a few out in the wild now, with some SmallFry Keyboards in beta, as well.

So feel free to post your beauties here!!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:25:08
I'll start things off with a JD40 I built for BunnyLake...

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bkaTsV3.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/80oklEC.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/e1mQlBA.jpg)



There are a few out in the wild now, with some SmallFry Keyboards in beta, as well.

So feel free to post your beauties here!!

It's so cute!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Photekq on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:30:54
Very nice board! Although that last picture just reminded me of this.. :))

(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/1e/1edb4c67d044c5adb5dcc89f67ec4c9f06f9680455a4f61997ab696bf71e89e6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/d9pTPUd.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:46:35
Very nice!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zoolzoo on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:50:30
Love it, put some caps on it I wanna see.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 17 January 2014, 20:56:29
Love it, put some caps on it I wanna see.

I'll have to leave that to Bunny. It's in the hands of the USPS now. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zoolzoo on Fri, 17 January 2014, 21:13:01
Must be his end game item hehe
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: theeattre on Fri, 17 January 2014, 21:22:36
i know there's another thread for this but, for the sake of simplicity, will these be sold in kit form post beta testing?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 17 January 2014, 21:39:30
i know there's another thread for this but, for the sake of simplicity, will these be sold in kit form post beta testing?

There will be a GB of some sort, yes.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: theeattre on Fri, 17 January 2014, 21:43:20
i know there's another thread for this but, for the sake of simplicity, will these be sold in kit form post beta testing?

There will be a GB of some sort, yes.

thanks and very glad to hear.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zoolzoo on Fri, 17 January 2014, 22:19:50
me buy
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 17 January 2014, 22:40:16
(http://i.imgur.com/3tsBCWW.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Zeh6Ouu.jpg)

Some JD40 PCB porn :D

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bkaTsV3.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/80oklEC.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/e1mQlBA.jpg)


That case looks SO good ^__^
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Fri, 17 January 2014, 22:43:24
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3tsBCWW.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Zeh6Ouu.jpg)


Some JD40 PCB porn :D

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bkaTsV3.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/80oklEC.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/e1mQlBA.jpg)


That case looks SO good ^__^

When are you going to put that together Sir?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 17 January 2014, 22:47:09
When are you going to put that together Sir?

I don't have a case for it yet nor do I know what switches I want in it. I need those things first. Luckily, it's through hole diodes :D.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 18 January 2014, 01:08:33
I'll start things off with a JD40 I built for BunnyLake...

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bkaTsV3.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/80oklEC.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/e1mQlBA.jpg)



There are a few out in the wild now, with some SmallFry Keyboards in beta, as well.

So feel free to post your beauties here!!

Looks great JD!!!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Sat, 18 January 2014, 01:42:12
Wow looks awesome! It's so tiny! How many function layers are there?  :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MOZ on Sat, 18 January 2014, 01:57:41
Soon.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sat, 18 January 2014, 10:24:37
Wow looks awesome! It's so tiny! How many function layers are there?  :)

As many as you need.  :)  Just need to figure out where you will put the function keys.  I have 2 function keys for different layers planned for my layout.  A lockable one and an 'on the fly' one...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: regack on Sat, 18 January 2014, 14:26:17
soon...


[attach=1]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Photekq on Sat, 18 January 2014, 14:35:29
soon...


(Attachment Link)
Oh boy.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: danielucf on Sat, 18 January 2014, 18:56:47
I hope the group buy has a couple different case options. Are there any 40% boards from the Korean forums? This size could make quite a splash there if not.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Sat, 18 January 2014, 21:26:47
I bet this would be awesome with a gon skinnyish case, make the plate the case, simple, cheap, but nice looking.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Wed, 22 January 2014, 07:36:03
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)

im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: osi on Wed, 22 January 2014, 07:38:22
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

Very nice Bunny
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 22 January 2014, 09:18:32
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

Very nice looking. Is period under FN + , ?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 22 January 2014, 09:25:28
Very nice looking. Is period under FN + , ?

I think this is how I programmed it:

(http://i.imgur.com/RSwURdz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lfAtaun.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Wed, 22 January 2014, 10:48:03
Very nice looking. Is period under FN + , ?

I think this is how I programmed it:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/RSwURdz.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/lfAtaun.jpg)


There are going to be a lot of different function layers uses on this board.  I already have 3 or 4 different function layers that I want to try.  I may even put two different function layers on mine.  One press and hold fn layer and one toggle fn layer.  We will see what feels the most comfortable once I build mine...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Wed, 22 January 2014, 21:20:55
Figure I might as well post the progress I have made so far.  Tonight I clipped, lubed, stickered and removed jumpers from 40 black switches.  That is some painstaking ****.  I am a whole lot better at it now, but I am not nearly as excited to get into the next 350 switches I have to do.  Oof...  The super fine tweezers earned their keep tonight.

I will probably get to soldering it up tomorrow (hopefully). 

[attachimg=1]

Oh ya, used SIP sockets for the caps lock led so the switch top can still be removed...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zoolzoo on Thu, 23 January 2014, 05:08:42
Maybe a silly question..

If there's two layers of FN on certain keys, but only one FN button... how do you input the second character?

For example if I hit FN+A it looks like it inputs "1", what do I do to input the exclamation?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: baldgye on Thu, 23 January 2014, 06:30:37
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

I do love the look of that board... could you grab a pic of it next to another board? I'm not sure I could ever use it but it looks awesome haha
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: snoopy on Thu, 23 January 2014, 06:44:00
I'm really in love with those tiny boards... can't wait to have one...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Coreda on Thu, 23 January 2014, 07:47:05
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

I have no idea how that's practical - but more power to you!  ;D A cute board, for sure.

I also have no idea why smileys aren't appearing
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 23 January 2014, 07:51:23
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap



im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

I have no idea how that's practical - but more power to you!  ;D A cute board, for sure.

I also have no idea why smileys aren't appearing

If you delete the quoted image they will work fine :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: eddie on Thu, 23 January 2014, 08:03:23
Maybe a silly question..

If there's two layers of FN on certain keys, but only one FN button... how do you input the second character?

For example if I hit FN+A it looks like it inputs "1", what do I do to input the exclamation?
Probably FN+shift+A or something. I might be wrong though, i don't know how to program keyboards or anything
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zoolzoo on Thu, 23 January 2014, 08:46:27
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

I have no idea how that's practical - but more power to you!  ;D A cute board, for sure.

I also have no idea why smileys aren't appearing

I think 40% appeals to portability, extreme space saving, and aesthetics.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 23 January 2014, 19:33:01
ok sorry for the bad pic, ive had this about an hour and just wanted to get a snap

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Jp6DRrp.jpg)


im gonna use it as my primary board for a week or so and give a better review, but as some of you may have seen from my typing style, this board should suit me perfectly, my initial impression however were great, took to it right away and even more happy with it than i thought i would be, sadly i havent had a chance and wont have a chance to have a really good go on it until tonight, but its certainly getting a big thumbs up from me

I have no idea how that's practical - but more power to you!  ;D A cute board, for sure.

I also have no idea why smileys aren't appearing

It's a feature ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: reziak on Fri, 24 January 2014, 00:19:26
I'd love to try one of these someday!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Fri, 24 January 2014, 21:19:22
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

[attach=1] [attach=2] [attach=3] [attach=4]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: LadyPecs on Mon, 27 January 2014, 23:13:14
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

What caps are you planning to put on it? I think I took really nice and clean atm. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pacifist on Mon, 27 January 2014, 23:14:20
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

 :eek: Where'd you get that?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Tue, 28 January 2014, 11:35:28

Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

 :eek: Where'd you get that?

JD. It is a JD40 after all. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: osi on Tue, 28 January 2014, 11:40:13
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Looks sweet already
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Sat, 08 February 2014, 14:45:43
(http://i.imgur.com/3ytU2eH.jpg)

Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Sat, 08 February 2014, 14:52:44
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3ytU2eH.jpg)


Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)


It would be awesome if you ellaborate on your experience with your nice 40% board. I wonder how the many combination commands affect your typing productivity.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Sat, 08 February 2014, 14:59:15
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3ytU2eH.jpg)


Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)


It would be awesome if you ellaborate on your experience with your nice 40% board. I wonder how the many combination commands affect your typing productivity.

I need to get some firmware stuff figured out so that I can reprogram it. The layout that it has now isn't very optimal for me, but I have some ideas in mind to make it much better. I'll certainly be posting a more in-depth review once I have used it for a while.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mashby on Sat, 08 February 2014, 16:15:22
(http://dash.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/136482847207.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hwood34 on Sat, 08 February 2014, 16:16:33
Just when I'd though I'd seen it all
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: strict on Sat, 08 February 2014, 20:09:30
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Your design for how the mini-usb on the teensy ties directly into the board is downright awesome. I wish the Phantom PCBs had the same design!

I am legitimately considering a 40% board and I swore I would never use anything less than a TKL. I still don't like the majority of the 60% and 75% boards but Ill be damned if I'm not sitting here trying to talk myself out of one of these if/when a GB comes up.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 08 February 2014, 21:07:38
Your design for how the mini-usb on the teensy ties directly into the board is downright awesome. I wish the Phantom PCBs had the same design!

Isn't that cool? regack asked me where I wanted the USB port, and I said if it could be separated from the Teensy, I would want it centered between the first two switches on the top edge of the PCB. regack said that the original Dox KB and ErgoDox had done it that way.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nano on Sun, 09 February 2014, 11:03:40
sh*tty prototype
(http://i.imgur.com/Y7KZoLh.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/yO9dpK5.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sun, 09 February 2014, 12:42:22

sh*tty prototype
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Y7KZoLh.jpg?1)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yO9dpK5.jpg?1)


Looking great! Now you just need to get that trackpoint in there. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Mon, 10 February 2014, 02:48:09
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3ytU2eH.jpg)


Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)

Holy crap bro!!! Really!? This keyset looks amazing on the 40%.. Good job man.. Im jelly :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yasuo on Mon, 10 February 2014, 03:11:39
sh*tty prototype
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Y7KZoLh.jpg?1)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/yO9dpK5.jpg?1)

Finally someone make Symm sgg :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 11 February 2014, 08:31:27
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:

(http://i.imgur.com/4saapo8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Tue, 11 February 2014, 10:12:19
Oh wow, it really does make a 60% board look big in comparison @__@

Nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 19 February 2014, 07:29:01
(http://i.imgur.com/hfLChXA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hQC9jWU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pruhque.jpg)

Big cat for scale.
(http://i.imgur.com/0mLLGXY.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:32:22
Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:34:54
Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?

At least it wasn't a shoe....
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:36:12

Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?

At least it wasn't a shoe....

Seriously. Also, the cat was more of an intruder than a deliberate prop.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:45:15
Best looking keyboard I have seen in a while honestly.  :thumb:

How much is that case if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:47:43
You'll have to ask JD! I have no clue how much they cost to make. I bought it along with the PCB, teensy, and some labor from JD (he soldered diodes and teensy for me), so it's hard to tell which portion of the cost was the case.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 19 February 2014, 10:47:14
You'll have to ask JD! I have no clue how much they cost to make. I bought it along with the PCB, teensy, and some labor from JD (he soldered diodes and teensy for me), so it's hard to tell which portion of the cost was the case.

I had a few made in a small batches (3), and they cost me about $64 each. I need to find a cheaper laser cutter...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 1pq on Wed, 19 February 2014, 10:54:18
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4saapo8.jpg)


This might just be my new favorite image on geekhack.
So awesome! Hope you enjoy. If there's ever another similar board created with an extra column, I'd be all over this.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nuclearsandwich on Wed, 19 February 2014, 14:13:48
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4saapo8.jpg)


Matryoshka
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: morpheus on Wed, 26 February 2014, 07:29:23
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/hfLChXA.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/hQC9jWU.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/pruhque.jpg)


Big cat for scale.
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/0mLLGXY.jpg)


This is awesome, but I could never use it.
It's truly a piece of art.
It reminds me of a really high quality dagger for some reason.
Great job everyone, you guys keep inspiring us all.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Wed, 26 February 2014, 08:32:15
Very nice as something to stare at. I ain't sure if I may type on it though.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:12:25
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'm exceptionally pleased with it.

For those skeptical of its practicality, I was initially worried about the same thing, but I've found that it's not too difficult to get used to, especially for writing. Since everything is so close to the home row, your hands aren't ever moving much even for complex chording. This makes lots of things that would be impractical otherwise quite practical on this small layout, like Fn-Cmd-Shift-[ to switch tabs.

Another thing I've noticed is that the layout is sufficiently different that my hands don't get confused when switching between it and a proper 60%. The switch is almost seamless, and I transition to the new shortcuts without thinking about it or making mistakes.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:25:06
"it's not too difficult to get used to" its a good phrase to define its practicality, or usability. But again, who cares about that after seeing at it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: oscillik on Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:32:56
the keyboard looks great, and with that keycap set it makes it very very nice.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Mon, 03 March 2014, 16:46:36
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3ytU2eH.jpg)


Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)
The layouts people come up with for 40% boards are always so fascinating.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 03 March 2014, 16:52:49
Checking in to say I will buy one of these whenever a GB starts.  Not sure how much more 1337 we can get after eliminating the number row.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Mon, 03 March 2014, 17:00:40
Checking in to say I will buy one of these whenever a GB starts.  Not sure how much more 1337 we can get after eliminating the number row.
Make spacebar really small and move all of the shift, enter, etc keys to the bottom row :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: morpheus on Tue, 04 March 2014, 01:43:18
I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Tue, 04 March 2014, 07:51:36

I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.

I don't have any sort of reasonable recording setup, but I'll try to figure something out.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 1pq on Tue, 04 March 2014, 07:56:03

I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.

I don't have any sort of reasonable recording setup, but I'll try to figure something out.

Please do if it's not too much of a hassle! I'd love to see it as well.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 1pq on Sun, 23 March 2014, 20:27:03
Would anyone mind posting their layouts? I'm curious how different people have configured theirs.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Nixietube on Wed, 26 March 2014, 12:55:29
those 40% boards look like they're great fun to play around with. but i doubt that they're made for serious stuff
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nano on Wed, 26 March 2014, 13:30:52
Would anyone mind posting their layouts? I'm curious how different people have configured theirs.

My layout is still a work in progress (the unicode layer doesn’t even work yet). Layers 1 and 2 are taken from http://neo-layout.org/.

0 Default layer:

  b u . , | p c l m f
 h i e a o  |  d t r n s
k y x q | j g w v z

1 Special character layer:
  … _ [ ] ^ | ! < > = &
 \ / { } *  |  ? ( ) - :
# $ | ~ `   | @ + % " ' ;

2 Movement layer and function keys:
  ↑ ← ↑ → ↓ |         
 ← ← ↓ → →  |           
F F F F F F | F F F F F F

3 Unicde layer with . as modifier:
  b u . , |         
 h i e a o  |    „ “ ” ’
k y x |           

4 Numbers with , as modifier:
  b u . , |   7 8 9 .
 h i e a o  |    4 5 6 ,
k y x |   0 1 2 3 

All thumb keys but space are dual role keys. For a description see http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41685.0

    0 1 2   |   3 4 5   

0: ALT / TAB
1: SPACE
2: LAYER2 / ENTER
3: LAKER1 / KC_ESC
4: SHIFT / BACKSPACE
5: CONTROL / GUI
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hwood34 on Wed, 26 March 2014, 13:38:59
The next step: no alphas. An entire keyboard operated with mods
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 1pq on Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:36:03
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.
Just think of thatyou wouldn't have to move your fingers at all! In fact, you could have only one arm with two fingers and still operate this keyboard. Or no arms and two big toes...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:36:58
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.

It's like steno on steroids
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 1pq on Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:48:39
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.

It's like steno on steroids

Really, really slow stenoon steroids. :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: boradori007 on Wed, 02 April 2014, 00:34:52
my god these are so small
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pacifist on Wed, 02 April 2014, 00:36:16
my god these are so small

that's the point
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 02 April 2014, 16:55:47
These are cute I'd love to keep one in my pocket to carry around. HOOK ME UP JADECARPIZZLE
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: b7ad on Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:22:44
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

(http://i.imgur.com/7wYkjIL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qjxuJjD.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: baldgye on Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:26:53
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: b7ad on Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:34:59
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!

OriginalFake RIP!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: baldgye on Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:53:04
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!

OriginalFake RIP!

bah... overpriced for the most part, but I did love alot of the things they made
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: thatcat on Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:28:54
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7wYkjIL.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/qjxuJjD.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/coKo6d9.gif)
do want.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: boost on Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:35:09
*Bost waits for his 40%
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:58:18
*Bost waits for his 40%
I'm in the same boat. Can't wait for it. I got a keys fro the granite group buy to decorate it. ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HendyZone on Fri, 18 April 2014, 11:01:49
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7wYkjIL.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/qjxuJjD.jpg)


beautiful board sir :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: b7ad on Fri, 18 April 2014, 11:16:52
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7wYkjIL.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/qjxuJjD.jpg)


beautiful board sir :thumb:

Thanks! I'd love to find a nice new set of keys for the board. For now I think the dsa profile looks great on the board, but not sure how else to lay out the colors than how they are now!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: pdkl55 on Fri, 18 April 2014, 13:12:50
nice lego sir :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tadbitnerdy on Wed, 07 May 2014, 07:34:41
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/07/6yqedezu.jpg)

Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: b7ad on Wed, 07 May 2014, 14:47:29
Show Image
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/07/6yqedezu.jpg)


Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)

Awesome!!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zombly on Wed, 07 May 2014, 14:55:37
If I had a job consisting of typing, I would definitly want one of these, to bad I'm a numbers guy, :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 07 May 2014, 16:32:04
If I had a job consisting of typing, I would definitly want one of these, to bad I'm a numbers guy, :(

You could program it to all numbers if you wanted! :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 07 May 2014, 16:32:31
Show Image
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/07/6yqedezu.jpg)


Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)

Looks great! And built so quickly!!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tadbitnerdy on Tue, 13 May 2014, 11:47:01
Thanks JD!  I finally got it working.  Had some solder joint issues, but all fixed.  Here it is!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ehunutu4.jpg)

Yay iPhone camera distortion!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 14 May 2014, 05:23:29
Thanks JD!  I finally got it working.  Had some solder joint issues, but all fixed.  Here it is!

Show Image
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ehunutu4.jpg)


Yay iPhone camera distortion!

The retro set really suits the 40% layout.

Maybe because keyboard of old did not have function keys, arrow keys and all the rest of the extra keys that we can't live without these days.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: daerid on Wed, 14 May 2014, 22:58:45
I'm curious how you home row on a 40% without a ' key
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Wed, 14 May 2014, 23:25:58
I'm curious how you home row on a 40% without a ' key

That's what I'm worried about too. Once you get used to the 40% layout, you'll be pressing ";" instead of enter every time.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Thu, 22 May 2014, 16:10:41
Just got mine today, and I'm loving it.
[attachimg=1]
[attachimg=2]
[attachimg=3]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Thu, 22 May 2014, 16:32:28
Just got mine today, and I'm loving it.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Nifty looking keyboard! I'm still waiting for the SF GB ;) Btw, what's the up arrow (in the middle) programmed to? 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Thu, 22 May 2014, 16:36:17
Just got mine today, and I'm loving it.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Nifty looking keyboard! I'm still waiting for the SF GB ;) Btw, what's the up arrow (in the middle) programmed to?
This is the layout I'm using.
[attachimg=1]

I'm gonna grab a smallfry as well if I can afford it. The 40% keyboard layout is very fun!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 22 May 2014, 16:45:15
Just got mine today, and I'm loving it.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)

Nifty looking keyboard! I'm still waiting for the SF GB ;) Btw, what's the up arrow (in the middle) programmed to?
This is the layout I'm using.
(Attachment Link)

I'm gonna grab a smallfry as well if I can afford it. The 40% keyboard layout is very fun!

Your layout is definitely a unique, novel approach. I don't know that I could ever get used to using it, but some things about it are very intuitive. I hope I programmed it correctly. I tested it, so it should be. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Thu, 22 May 2014, 16:47:13
Your layout is definitely a unique, novel approach. I don't know that I could ever get used to using it, but some things about it are very intuitive. I hope I programmed it correctly. I tested it, so it should be. :)
It's certainly different and will take a lot of getting used to, but everything is working properly. :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pacifist on Mon, 09 June 2014, 22:47:22
Has anyone sucessfully used any profile other than DSA and SA on these boards?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Tue, 10 June 2014, 21:19:59
Does anyone use a 40% for actual work? It may be useful to know his/her experience.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Tue, 10 June 2014, 21:44:53
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/4saapo8.jpg)


Kinda jelly :|
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suka on Fri, 13 June 2014, 03:54:29
This is the layout I'm using.
(Attachment Link)

Interesting - but why didn't you put all punctuation and symbols on a single layer? Looks like some symbols need to be shifted - gosh, I do not even remember whether that is standard qwerty behaviour?

Does anyone use a 40% for actual work? It may be useful to know his/her experience.

I do - even though there are still technically more keys present than I use (and even some duplicate assignments on diferent layers) my split daily driver features only 3 rows with 5 keys each plus 3 thumb keys and a few extra mods, so is quite similar to a 40% in terms of size.

I have omitted the function keys as well as some modifiers below, but with 4 layers everything I need for programming and mainly command line work is available with a tuned layout very comfortably on a 40% board.

Once you get used to it, toggle the layers automatically without thinking and can touchtype anything blindly, I'd say it is definitely very usable for everyday work, even more so than larger boards as your fingers do not nearly move as much! Sure, you have to find a smart way to arrange the modifers you often need and combine in firmware, maybe even create a few custom macros if you rely on "Ctrl-Shift-]" or similar combinations, but this is merely an exercise in figuring out what you really need and then re-using some keys with a second mode when pressed together.

[attach=1]
link to editor (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/8ca683a4aac4f76e226c78d2b9f55bf8)



Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Mon, 16 June 2014, 01:19:14
Joined the groupbuy and I am trying to decide on which colours to go for.. It's a tough choice haha
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:08:23
Wait, is there a 40% group buy going on?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pacifist on Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:10:02
Wait, is there a 40% group buy going on?

the jd40/smallfry
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:13:42
Wait, is there a 40% group buy going on?

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59203.0
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:22:25
Yep, already ordered. :)

Now I wish I had gotten the 40% kit from Round 5...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Mon, 21 July 2014, 16:58:43
Thanks JD!  I finally got it working.  Had some solder joint issues, but all fixed.  Here it is!

Show Image
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ehunutu4.jpg)


Yay iPhone camera distortion!
great combo with your keycaps! :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nuclearsandwich on Sat, 26 July 2014, 21:46:46
Thanks JD!  I finally got it working.  Had some solder joint issues, but all fixed.  Here it is!

Show Image
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/14/ehunutu4.jpg)


Yay iPhone camera distortion!

Not a bad layout. You have some weird letters where more Commodore keys should be though. You should look to that.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dante on Sat, 26 July 2014, 21:51:35
kudos to those who use these on a regular basis.  Even 60%/75% boards drive me bat**** insane.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nuclearsandwich on Sun, 27 July 2014, 13:28:24
I've been watching this thread waiting impatiently to get a Smallfry of my own and it finally occurred to me that my Atreus is a 40%

(http://i.imgur.com/m1KzCd9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vTf1VQA.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bwyXqjm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sxWvBL5.jpg)

Album link (http://imgur.com/a/Nbb4o)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: riotonthebay on Sat, 02 August 2014, 10:49:06
(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 02 August 2014, 11:01:14
I've been watching this thread waiting impatiently to get a Smallfry of my own and it finally occurred to me that my Atreus is a 40%

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/m1KzCd9.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vTf1VQA.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/bwyXqjm.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/sxWvBL5.jpg)


Album link (http://imgur.com/a/Nbb4o)
Sex
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(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)

Sex again!

Dam i want one of those 40%keyboards!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 02 August 2014, 12:02:44
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)


Beautiful man! :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 02 August 2014, 19:14:21
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)


Those Cherry legends make the top row look so right :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nasby99 on Sat, 02 August 2014, 21:43:35
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(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)

Wow so cute keyboard and keycap  ^0^ ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sun, 03 August 2014, 00:02:51
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(http://i.imgur.com/tHkDbRi.png)


that is very bluetiful.  :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 08 August 2014, 00:58:10
I finally get to post here!  :D

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/14834142506_3624debca6_c.jpg)
DSC04324 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99522542@N03/14834142506/) by HoffmanMyster (https://www.flickr.com/people/99522542@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5595/14834137996_a8c5f02e7e_c.jpg)
DSC04326 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99522542@N03/14834137996/) by HoffmanMyster (https://www.flickr.com/people/99522542@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/14854676564_bbd9032899_b.jpg)
DSC04321 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99522542@N03/14854676564/) by HoffmanMyster (https://www.flickr.com/people/99522542@N03/), on Flickr

Full album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99522542@N03/sets/72157645858939289/)

(I need longer standoffs than I currently have...  :( )
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Fri, 08 August 2014, 01:01:37
Very nice Hoff! :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 08 August 2014, 01:41:03
I like dis one:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14857023742_751dd8ebaf_c.jpg)
DSC04328 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99522542@N03/14857023742/) by HoffmanMyster (https://www.flickr.com/people/99522542@N03/), on Flickr


Very nice Hoff! :D

Thanks!  Now I just need to program this thing!  :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yuiop on Fri, 08 August 2014, 01:50:02
That's a pretty board :thumb:

then I see the backspace and all of a sudden my stomach starts hurting :-X
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 08 August 2014, 01:58:05
That's a pretty board :thumb:

then I see the backspace and all of a sudden my stomach starts hurting :-X

:(  Sorry.  It's the best option I have.  And I think I like it this way to prevent accidental pressing.  I can see why it might be not as nice to you though.  :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mashby on Fri, 08 August 2014, 12:05:41
Pea green with envy. Great looking board Hoff.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Gamingnow on Fri, 08 August 2014, 12:06:36
Absolutely love these, that 40% with the raindrops is to die for.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 08 August 2014, 13:25:52
Ugh, Flickr is the worst. I've been trying to load these images on mobile forever now. Maybe you could post them in a lower res, Hoff?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mashby on Fri, 08 August 2014, 14:01:57
Hoff -- FWIW, I usually choose "Medium" when posting pictures which uses a much smaller image than the full-sized you've posted. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 08 August 2014, 15:37:46
Sorry guys!  I just wanted the best quality...   :-[

I will change it.  Thanks for the heads up, I didn't realize it was an issue.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Fri, 08 August 2014, 16:33:42
I loaded it perfect on ATT bro! Awesome photo!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Fri, 08 August 2014, 18:53:08
So much cute awesomeness, Hoff.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Fri, 08 August 2014, 19:33:34
You know what these need? A matching 40% numpad sitting next to them!

4x4? 4x3?  Something like that.

 - Ron | samwisekoi
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 08 August 2014, 19:49:58
GO CAMPING RON
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 08 August 2014, 21:07:23
You know what these need? A matching 40% numpad sitting next to them!

4x4? 4x3?  Something like that.

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Heh, I found this from my Prototyping thread:

(http://i.imgur.com/DtdkcrZ.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SL89 on Fri, 08 August 2014, 21:15:29
You know what these need? A matching 40% numpad sitting next to them!

4x4? 4x3?  Something like that.

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Heh, I found this from my Prototyping thread:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DtdkcrZ.png)


I need that.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: The feel is of the keys! on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:25:17
My JD40 arrived today, got her all soldered up and ready to go. All I need now is to program it!  :thumb:
(http://i.imgur.com/Xz1mPwr.jpg)

Layout I'm using with it. Top is normal, bottom Fn, and bottom side Fn2.
(http://i.imgur.com/tf1FaeN.png)

Edit:Added newer photo and layout .hex and .dat
( Left_alt is actually < , )
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:27:04
My JD40 arrived today, got her all soldered up and ready to go. All I need now is to program it!  :thumb:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IbFtlyn.jpg)


Nice! Looks really good!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:31:37
My JD40 arrived today, got her all soldered up and ready to go. All I need now is to program it!  :thumb:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IbFtlyn.jpg)


Every time I see that eject key I am sad I do not have one.  Nice 40.    :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: The feel is of the keys! on Mon, 18 August 2014, 20:57:06
My JD40 arrived today, got her all soldered up and ready to go. All I need now is to program it!  :thumb:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IbFtlyn.jpg)


Every time I see that eject key I am sad I do not have one.  Nice 40.    :thumb:

Thanks! The Skull Squadron set was the best impulse buy I've ever made. I heard rumors that it was going to happen again, but I have yet to see that happen sadly.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Tue, 19 August 2014, 12:11:36
Got my JD40 on order, so I am thinking about layouts.  I will probably have some custom keycaps silkscreened by WASD.  This is my tenative layout:

[attachimg=1]
JD40 Keymap Layout by samwisekoi 2014

Thoughts, anyone?

Oh; this will only be used for Linux, so no need for WIN, MENU, etc.  Also, I might move the arrows to the WASD cluster.  They are on the bottom for easy access while gaming.

 -Ron | samwisekoi

[EDIT] I have attached the spreadsheet template I used to make this layout.  No warranty is expressed or implied, so if this is helpful, great!  Otherwise, never mind.
[/EDIT]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Quardah on Wed, 20 August 2014, 10:41:55
Yea where do i get one?

Cuz that's kinda cool but i would like to know the pricing of 'em 40 purrcent thanks
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 20 August 2014, 10:46:21
Yea where do i get one?

Cuz that's kinda cool but i would like to know the pricing of 'em 40 purrcent thanks

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:34:16
I ended up ordering these keycaps from WASD.  (Plus some spares/alternates.)  The "Function" and "Function Lock" keycaps are in red; the "Fn Key" keycap is in blue.  I am going to try a locking switch for the Function Lock key, but if that doesn't work, I'll swap it and deploy my second Function keycap.

[attachimg=1]
RG40 Layout v.1 by samwisekoi 2014

Now all I need is that PCB and plate set to get here...

 - Ron | samwisekoi

p.s.  This layout image is from the WASD Keyboards SVG template that they will use to create the legends.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:41:11
Ordered the caps before you actually tested the layout? Brave soul! :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: azhdar on Wed, 20 August 2014, 13:46:54
Did an iso 40% ever been made ?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: abjr on Wed, 20 August 2014, 16:42:11
Here's the tentative layout for my SmallFry:

[attachimg=1]

I was hoping to use the Green Tea Set for it, but I'm not sure it'll work for the bottom row  :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: strict on Wed, 20 August 2014, 18:26:43
Freshly assembled JD40 base kit from CtrlAlt

- Vintage MX Blacks
- Home Depot supplied the awesome stick-on, stackable rubber feet for $4
- I sanded both sides of the bottom plate and the outward facing side of the top plate with 320 grit sandpaper
- The key caps I'm using are a hideous mess of 3 sets combined from a Filco, a vintage Wyse terminal, and a bunch of lasered Cherry PBT's from an old point-of-sale board
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

I created an imgur album with a bunch more pictures here (https://imgur.com/a/KEbUW)

(https://i.imgur.com/sUPNqWi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lfFiV5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Wed, 20 August 2014, 18:30:17
Nice, strict! Can't wait to get mine.

Was the sanding really necessary?

Also glad the feet worked out.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: strict on Wed, 20 August 2014, 19:17:01
Nice, strict! Can't wait to get mine.

Was the sanding really necessary?

Also glad the feet worked out.

Thanks! I'm sure you will love it, the design of the kit as well as the quality of the components are all top notch.

I definitely wouldn't say the sanding was "necessary". The only noticeable blemish on the plate was some metal splatter from the laser and I was able to clean most of that up using just my fingernail or a plastic razor blade. The biggest reason I chose to sand mine was because of the finger prints. The plates arrived with sort of a cloudy-mirror finish on them that makes finger prints very noticeable. You still get some prints with it sanded, but not nearly as much or as noticeable. I think a coarser grit sandpaper would help with this.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: The feel is of the keys! on Thu, 21 August 2014, 00:23:15
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

Heh we're complete opposites. I hate the Costar Stabs, but they were all I could get for my JD40.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 21 August 2014, 04:54:17
- I really dislike Cherry plate stabs ... even if they are lubed I can never seem to "tune" them to feel even remotely as nice as Costar stabs

Heh we're complete opposites. I hate the Costar Stabs, but they were all I could get for my JD40.

Costar FTW! Nice blacks! ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Thu, 21 August 2014, 05:29:44
Hoping to see a lot more pics in this thread.  Figure with the Smallfry GB and the JD40 from Ctrl Alt...should be seeing quite a few of these soon. 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 21 August 2014, 16:30:19
[attachimg=1]

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 21 August 2014, 16:32:10
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!



Looks good! Glad you were able to get your design made. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Thu, 21 August 2014, 17:01:17
The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Nice job! I'd love to see your Fn layers, too.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: taylordcraig on Thu, 21 August 2014, 20:11:07
42% looks crazy, nice work
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 21 August 2014, 22:12:25
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Wowsers nice arrows man!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 22 August 2014, 21:26:16
The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Nice job! I'd love to see your Fn layers, too.

Still figuring those out, there are so many decisions to make.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Fri, 22 August 2014, 22:24:22
Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

(http://i61.tinypic.com/wufrzq.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9vsyh.jpg)

I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Fri, 22 August 2014, 22:33:17
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/wufrzq.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9vsyh.jpg)


I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MythicalWagyu on Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:00:07
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/wufrzq.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9vsyh.jpg)


I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D
I want, but there are too many good GBs happening, WalletHack has sucked me dry! I really hope this is offered on a continual basis...

@Dustinhxc - what background do you use? The concrete around my house sucks, no character at all, and even though I like the texture my garage is a PITA to get enough light into! Yours has just enough texture and the bokeh on your lens is dreamy  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:24:33

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/wufrzq.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9vsyh.jpg)


I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.

@Dustinhxc - what background do you use? The concrete around my house sucks, no character at all, and even though I like the texture my garage is a PITA to get enough light into! Yours has just enough texture and the bokeh on your lens is dreamy  :thumb:

It is our front steps, so sometimes the neighbors see me. I imagine they are wondering why I'm photographing a keyboard. Lol thank you!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Zeal on Sat, 23 August 2014, 02:47:25
Seeing all these 40%s are making me even more excited for the SmallFry board.  :thumb:
The smallness is going to be unreal :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 23 August 2014, 05:31:51
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Cool! If you ever make more of these, let me know. I'd totally be in for one. :thumb:

Skcheng has been a real bro and let me use his JD40! So far I am really enjoying it! A couple photos I snapped!  :cool:

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/wufrzq.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i60.tinypic.com/j9vsyh.jpg)


I love the tiny Spock + 40% Programmable Text.
They are really cool boards. I'm glad that there have now been two GB for them because more people needed to see how awesome they are. ;D

My friend and I are in the process of figuring out if a GB would be possible but we are both starting as freshman in college so we probably won't have much time.  :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 30 August 2014, 04:26:10
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dgneo on Sat, 30 August 2014, 10:14:25
Yea where do i get one?

Cuz that's kinda cool but i would like to know the pricing of 'em 40 purrcent thanks

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40

You'll need caps and a cable, but that's it!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mashby on Sat, 30 August 2014, 10:43:16
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?

According to JD (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47133.msg1093046#msg1093046) these are the modifiers:
   Row 2: 1u Esc, 1u Del or Backspace
   Row 3: 1.25u Tab, 1.75u Return or Enter
   Row 4: 1.75u Shift, 1.25u Shift, 1u Fn
   Row 4 (SA Row 3): 1.25u Ctrl, 1u Win or Del, 1u Alt; optional layout: 1.25u >., 1.25u ?/

7Bit put together a Round 5 40% Kit (http://deskthority.net/wiki/Round_5#HONEY.2FFORTY_.2840_percent_kit_.7C_.2429.29) which uses Signature Plastic's SA profile. Since I'm a visual person, seeing an image is usually more helpful.

(http://deskthority.net/w/images/b/b7/HONEY_FORTY.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yuiop on Sat, 30 August 2014, 11:59:58
How do you guys like your 40% board for practical purposes?

I mean they look nice and compact and all that but the reason I skipped these is I have hard enough time adjusting to 60% so I thought 40% would be practically useless.  Can you guys type efficiently with these?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 30 August 2014, 14:29:23
Is there any special size caps on those 40% keyboards?

According to JD (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47133.msg1093046#msg1093046) these are the modifiers:
   Row 2: 1u Esc, 1u Del or Backspace
   Row 3: 1.25u Tab, 1.75u Return or Enter
   Row 4: 1.75u Shift, 1.25u Shift, 1u Fn
   Row 4 (SA Row 3): 1.25u Ctrl, 1u Win or Del, 1u Alt; optional layout: 1.25u >., 1.25u ?/

7Bit put together a Round 5 40% Kit (http://deskthority.net/wiki/Round_5#HONEY.2FFORTY_.2840_percent_kit_.7C_.2429.29) which uses Signature Plastic's SA profile. Since I'm a visual person, seeing an image is usually more helpful.

Show Image
(http://deskthority.net/w/images/b/b7/HONEY_FORTY.png)

Perfect! Thank you! :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 31 August 2014, 11:55:54
Would this work?

(http://i.imgur.com/7hF6GMv.png)

FN:
(http://i.imgur.com/vI2Qk4Q.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Sun, 31 August 2014, 15:09:19
Would this work?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7hF6GMv.png)


FN:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vI2Qk4Q.png)


That is the beauty of this. Whatever works for you... works. You can tweak as you go along.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 31 August 2014, 16:05:56
Would this work?

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/7hF6GMv.png)


FN:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vI2Qk4Q.png)


That is the beauty of this. Whatever works for you... works. You can tweak as you go along.
This is going to be my first time programming a keyboard so wanted to check if that layout is going to work :) any recommendations on programs I can use? Atm I am testing easy AVR :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:13:12
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:15:23
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:21:17
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:22:52
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:25:53
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

Thats epic! shall be ordering now! thank you very much buddy!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:29:57
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:33:24
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?

because we arent doing it to make money

so we purchased a ton of boards, and sold everything at cost ( a dollar or 2 is added to a couple bits just to cover ourselves against any issues)

really im a big fan of the project, wanted to support it and help get them out to people

about 15 of them will be shipping in the morning, so lots will start showing up soon
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:43:52
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable

Thats epic! shall be ordering now! thank you very much buddy!

got your order sir

as the complete builds start cranking out, you can find all updates and pics as they happen here

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61202.0
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:47:16
Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

MX REDS FTW!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:57:25
Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

MX REDS FTW!

noted

as you were so keen, ill add red switch stickers as well for free
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 14:58:25
Im not 100% sure what they are, but thank you very much :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:05:52
Im not 100% sure what they are, but thank you very much :P

its a good thing

dont worry haha
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:31:08
Anyone interested in selling theirs? i really want one but have no way of making it!

https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Thank you! <3

My eyes are not misleading me, but thats $125 for a fully build JD40?!

that is correct, ther eis a bit of a lead time as we have about 40 + custom builds right now, but should be about 4 - 8 weeks max

all you will need is keycaps and a cable
Just curious! Why is it so insanely cheap?

because we arent doing it to make money

so we purchased a ton of boards, and sold everything at cost ( a dollar or 2 is added to a couple bits just to cover ourselves against any issues)

really im a big fan of the project, wanted to support it and help get them out to people

about 15 of them will be shipping in the morning, so lots will start showing up soon

Awesome, as the muppet i am i forgot to add the switch type so submitted a ticket :P

MX REDS FTW!

noted

as you were so keen, ill add red switch stickers as well for free
This is incredibly kind! And thank you for making me have a chance to get this board! Followed all threads about it but was sad that I couldn't get it (can't build keyboards so I couldn't joint the GB) but then [CTRL]ALT put up a complete build. My dream come true! :D now I just need to wait for my beauty to be build. :)

Edit: looking forward for the programming guide. Could be handy because I have never done it before :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 02 September 2014, 15:45:32
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

i really really want one of these
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 02 September 2014, 16:14:33
(Attachment Link)

The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

i really really want one of these


After the firmware is mostly final I'll try to put something together.   :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:13:33
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:18:22
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Nice! Just plug and play?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:55:39
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Nice! Just plug and play?

I got an "on the go" cable that is mini to micro USB, and planned the JD40 layout for one-hand typing.  Then it was indeed plug and play.  A locking switch for the Fn layers helps a lot,  So do the arrow keys.

The steel base is too heavy, so I will make a plastic case for it.

 - Ron | samwisekoi
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:56:00
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Nice! Just plug and play?

I planned the layout for one-handed typing, including a locking switch for Fn.  Then I bought an "on the go" cable and it was then plug and play.

Kills battery life, however.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:21:47
Cool. Already got a OTG cable, so I am excited to put it to use!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:31:43
nvm.. I might have figured it out
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Mon, 08 September 2014, 23:04:53
Posting with (not of) my new JD40 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Yeah! A proper keyboard for my tablet!

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Awesome to hear it was easy to do.  Was planning on hooking it up to my Nexus 7 as well.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Tue, 09 September 2014, 09:35:52
I used this cable:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCZWIY6

Works well, and is a good length for the purpose.

 - Ron | samwisekoi
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:04:31
DSA Dolch'd it :P

(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)

It has 65g gold spring mx blues
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:07:16
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues
Where did you get the yellow esc and box key?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:08:28
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues
Where did you get the yellow esc and box key?
Crap Bag  :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:08:36
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues

Sliiiiiiiiiiick. And why/where does a "BOX" key come from?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:12:37
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues
Where did you get the yellow esc and box key?
Crap Bag  :D
Dang, need to find one of those yellow esc's. It's so pretty with that set.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 11 September 2014, 15:46:12
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues

Very nice! :) if you go back a couple pages, that's the keyset I have on mine too!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Thu, 11 September 2014, 23:39:15
I used this cable:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCZWIY6

Works well, and is a good length for the purpose.

 - Ron | samwisekoi

And...ordered.  Thanks for the link!


DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues

This is so sexy.  Love the yellow esc and box keys.  Much jelly.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tiramisuu on Fri, 12 September 2014, 01:17:32
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Fri, 12 September 2014, 06:15:39
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues
Omg! This is heaven :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Fri, 12 September 2014, 07:45:20
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Fri, 12 September 2014, 07:53:52
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Fri, 12 September 2014, 08:33:19
DSA Dolch'd it :P

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/U2fUqTd.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TLpw5FP.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/unNU9Xu.jpg)


It has 65g gold spring mx blues

Best use of crap bag keys ever!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 12 September 2014, 10:33:42
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D

Check this out.  ;)  http://www.vibex.info/rev/jd40-review5/6/2014
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Fri, 12 September 2014, 10:54:28
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D
What hoff posted. It's very... different.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Fri, 12 September 2014, 17:29:45
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?

Just gotta try it out and find something that works for ya.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 13 September 2014, 04:31:51
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D

Check this out.  ;)  http://www.vibex.info/rev/jd40-review5/6/2014
Thank you for the link ;D
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D
What hoff posted. It's very... different.
Aah you have changed the layout?
And what a nice website!

Are you the one who ordered a JD40 hard keyboard carrying case here on GH? I ordered one and whonder if you can send me some pictures of it :D (maybe you already have on the website )
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Sat, 13 September 2014, 10:57:04
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D

Check this out.  ;)  http://www.vibex.info/rev/jd40-review5/6/2014
Thank you for the link ;D
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D
What hoff posted. It's very... different.
Aah you have changed the layout?
And what a nice website!

Are you the one who ordered a JD40 hard keyboard carrying case here on GH? I ordered one and whonder if you can send me some pictures of it :D (maybe you already have on the website )
I did order the case, I think I posted some pics in the case thread. I would take some new pics, but I don't have a camera (I have my phone, but that would be doing the case a diservice).
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 13 September 2014, 11:07:36
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D

Check this out.  ;)  http://www.vibex.info/rev/jd40-review5/6/2014
Thank you for the link ;D
Such a neat project.   Has anyone spent enough time on the 40% to know whether they can use it as a comfortable daily tool?
I used it as my daily driver for two or so months. It is not that hard to use as a main board, you just need to make a good FN layer.
Can you share yours? :D
What hoff posted. It's very... different.
Aah you have changed the layout?
And what a nice website!

Are you the one who ordered a JD40 hard keyboard carrying case here on GH? I ordered one and whonder if you can send me some pictures of it :D (maybe you already have on the website )
I did order the case, I think I posted some pics in the case thread. I would take some new pics, but I don't have a camera (I have my phone, but that would be doing the case a diservice).
Aah okey, yea i saw one picture but not with the keyboard included. It looks great! :D i think my JD40 will like it ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Sat, 13 September 2014, 22:19:07
These would be really cool for gaming.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 13 September 2014, 22:43:37
These would be really cool for gaming.

Where you been buddy? Welcome back!!

Glad you like it. :D

I actually designed it with gamers in mind, more than for typing. You can map your commonly used keys to any key you like, and even program macros, etc. Keyboard for one hand, and plenty of desk space for your mouse.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Sat, 13 September 2014, 22:57:34
These would be really cool for gaming.

Where you been buddy? Welcome back!!

Glad you like it. :D

I actually designed it with gamers in mind, more than for typing. You can map your commonly used keys to any key you like, and even program macros, etc. Keyboard for one hand, and plenty of desk space for your mouse.

Ever since I have seen one, this is what I have wanted it for! I am super excited to game on it.  :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Sat, 13 September 2014, 23:03:28
Internet issues basically. Geekhack was having some kind of conflict with my internet that made me think I was banned for some reason. I just recently noticed a picture of my old Poker on google images and though "wait a minute, if my keyboard is on Google that must mean I'm not really banned" Sounds ridiculous I know xD
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tiramisuu on Sat, 13 September 2014, 23:27:26
That's an interesting layout... not quite norman, colemak, or workman but it looks like it follows the rulesish.

The grouping of numbers as keypad makes a bit of sense for data entry but would require some relearning for touch typing.

You've got all the action in the home row.   

I'm almost convinced that I could live with a board this size on a day to day basis.




Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Sun, 14 September 2014, 13:51:37
JD40 Giveaway...  Come join the fun...

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62783.msg1469957#msg1469957
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: concept73 on Sun, 14 September 2014, 15:15:31
JD40 Giveaway...  Come join the fun...

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62783.msg1469957#msg1469957

Rep for doing this bro, need more guys like you in the community :)

I would enter but ive already got mine on order so shal give others the opportunity :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lethal Squirrel on Sun, 14 September 2014, 19:57:08
Very awesome of you! :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Sun, 14 September 2014, 23:44:43
JD40 Giveaway...  Come join the fun...

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62783.msg1469957#msg1469957

Props, Swill.  Got one on the way so I'll refrain from entering as well but awesome giveaway.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xCoolBeans on Sun, 21 September 2014, 00:28:41
How do I know if a keycap set will work with this keyboard?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MOZ on Sun, 21 September 2014, 04:01:56
Alphas and http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=47133.msg1093046#msg1093046
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 28 September 2014, 11:59:56
More Keycap set GB for the JD40/The SmallFry keyboard is up:
http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/greentea-smallfry-kit/
 :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sun, 28 September 2014, 12:16:56
More Keycap set GB for the JD40/The SmallFry keyboard is up:
http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/greentea-smallfry-kit/
 :thumb:

Oh snap... Nice.. Was planning on blanks but may go for this instead..
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 28 September 2014, 12:18:14
More Keycap set GB for the JD40/The SmallFry keyboard is up:
http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/greentea-smallfry-kit/
 :thumb:

Oh snap... Nice.. Was planning on blanks but may go for this instead..
Awesome! Spread the word! We need this to get tipped :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: swill on Tue, 30 September 2014, 15:44:09
Last chance at winning a JD40 => http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62783.msg1469957#msg1469957
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 14 October 2014, 14:15:17
Booper (http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=40027) here on GH having a IC atm for a JD40/The SmallFry keycap set: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=63768
Vote for which profile you want and also vote here http://www.pimpmykeyboard.com/deals/deep-space/ so it get tipped!  :thumb:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZKmRAzY.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Tue, 14 October 2014, 16:50:20
Damn it, tyvar.  Every time I see a new post in here, I think it's because someone got their JD40 already. :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 14 October 2014, 22:36:44
Damn it, tyvar.  Every time I see a new post in here, I think it's because someone got their JD40 already. :))
Haha sorry ;(
I am totally hyped to get mine ;)
Already ordered a sleeved USB cable, Granite R2, Green tea SmallFry kit and Deep Space (if it gets tipped)
I also bought a Hard carrying case for it :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Thu, 16 October 2014, 18:46:09
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/JayRocka/DSCF0597_zps282992d9.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/JayRocka/DSCF0604_zpsaaabb9fa.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/JayRocka/DSCF0603_zps7ca3fcdd.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: VesperSAINT on Thu, 16 October 2014, 19:11:39
Show Image
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Aahh, so that's what it is! I'd never seen the bottom before so I was lost. Beautiful board, buddy :) Looks great. The Hyperfuse blends so well with the steel, and your Clacks blend so well with the keycaps <3
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Thu, 16 October 2014, 20:10:11
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I hate you so much.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Fri, 17 October 2014, 06:06:29
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Aahh, so that's what it is! I'd never seen the bottom before so I was lost. Beautiful board, buddy :) Looks great. The Hyperfuse blends so well with the steel, and your Clacks blend so well with the keycaps <3

Thanks. This is my first non-stock keycap set and I was able to add the P1 purple thanks to a friend to complete the look.

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I hate you so much.

But... but... but... I luv u.  :-*

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: margo baggins on Fri, 17 October 2014, 06:17:39
Nice keyboard :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Fri, 17 October 2014, 06:22:39
Show Image
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Show Image
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(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/JayRocka/DSCF0603_zps7ca3fcdd.jpg)

This is what i am calling a good looking keyboard! :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 17 October 2014, 07:13:46
DSA hyperfuse and 40%, perfect love story.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Fri, 17 October 2014, 15:36:25
Nice keyboard :D

Thanks for building it for me, marg! Works perfectly.

DSA hyperfuse and 40%, perfect love story.

Yeah. I saw riot's and had to take inspiration from it and go from there.

Show Image
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This is what i am calling a good looking keyboard! :D

I hope your granite buy wraps up sooner than later so I can say the same about yours.  :-*

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MOZ on Fri, 17 October 2014, 15:40:43
I think DSA profile looks pretty good with the JD40s in general and boards with the plate as the top.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Fri, 17 October 2014, 16:49:19
I love this thing.  It's cute as hell and much more solid than I would've guessed.  When I get some time this weekend I'm going to figure out my fn layers.  Thanks Bunny and Margo. :-*

(http://i.imgur.com/IJenyeA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1VCupB9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UbILHfn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wrt2tUK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WFiYaif.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uD5w89G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MUkwSno.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 17 October 2014, 16:56:25
Thanks Bunny and Margo. :-*

:'(















;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Fri, 17 October 2014, 16:57:12
And JD because he is one sexy mother****er.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Fri, 17 October 2014, 20:24:00
Nice, Sent!

Now you don't have to hate me anymore. :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Fri, 17 October 2014, 20:47:07
Nice, Sent!

Now you don't have to hate me anymore. :D

Yup, we can be bros again.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 19 October 2014, 09:44:17


Nice keyboard :D

Thanks for building it for me, marg! Works perfectly.

DSA hyperfuse and 40%, perfect love story.

Yeah. I saw riot's and had to take inspiration from it and go from there.

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This is what i am calling a good looking keyboard! :D

I hope your granite buy wraps up sooner than later so I can say the same about yours.  :-*
Thank you bro :-*
I love this thing.  It's cute as hell and much more solid than I would've guessed.  When I get some time this weekend I'm going to figure out my fn layers.  Thanks Bunny and Margo. :-*

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Omg! Can people stop posting pictures... :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 01 November 2014, 01:13:56
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 03:23:59
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

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The "13" key is perfect for Halloween!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: strict on Sat, 01 November 2014, 08:51:12
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

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Love the "13" key!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ficklampa on Sat, 01 November 2014, 16:48:37
Really like the idea of the JD40, too bad it's missing 3 more keys for . I know you can probably solve it with a fn-key combo or something. :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 01 November 2014, 16:55:36
Really like the idea of the JD40, too bad it's missing 3 more keys for . I know you can probably solve it with a fn-key combo or something. :(

Or you could wait for the JD45...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 01 November 2014, 17:35:42
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)


Very GH Nostalgia theme too :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 01 November 2014, 17:52:11
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)

The "13" key is perfect for Halloween!

Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)


Love the "13" key!

Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)


Very GH Nostalgia theme too :p

Yeah! The 13 and Orange really sets it off! :) I wish I had Tab, Shift, and Enter. It would be complete . ;[
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 01 November 2014, 18:41:09
Really like the idea of the JD40, too bad it's missing 3 more keys for . I know you can probably solve it with a fn-key combo or something. :(
Hi ficklampa (swec unite! ;) ) well my jd40 will look like this:
(http://i.imgur.com/7hF6GMv.png])
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sat, 15 November 2014, 11:12:42
i can finally post here!  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/gwWiyPZ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zmejIvX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/iC5O7me.jpg?1)

More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Sat, 15 November 2014, 11:50:43
Glad to see you finally got your long-awaited JD40! Is it everything you hoped for?!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Sat, 15 November 2014, 14:35:39
i can finally post here!  :)
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More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ
Congrats dude. Glad you finally got it. ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: strict on Sat, 15 November 2014, 15:24:00
i can finally post here!  :)
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More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ


Congrats! Love the keyboard and love that trans Ribbit. I know you've been looking forward to getting a JD40 for awhile  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Linkert on Sun, 16 November 2014, 05:14:39
Registered because of this thread :) I'm in love! Sadly I need , , keys so no JD40 for me. Anyone know an alternative?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 16 November 2014, 07:36:30
Glad to see you finally got your long-awaited JD40! Is it everything you hoped for?!
thanks! Its perfect for me! i just love the small size of it  :D

i can finally post here!  :)
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More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ
Congrats dude. Glad you finally got it. ;D
Thank you! The wait is finally over  ;)

i can finally post here!  :)
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More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ


Congrats! Love the keyboard and love that trans Ribbit. I know you've been looking forward to getting a JD40 for awhile  :thumb:
Thank you so much  :) i just love the Ribbit! haha yeah i been so hyped for this keyboard  :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: frosty on Sun, 16 November 2014, 11:17:09
i can finally post here!  :)
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More here http://imgur.com/a/vzXDJ

one more number to my fave number!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 30 December 2014, 08:31:03
Granite is here!  :thumb:
(http://i.imgur.com/iCQGq5M.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 31 December 2014, 00:08:29
Granite is here!  :thumb:
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(https://31.media.tumblr.com/a672ffbcc374baa426c41df22cfd7311/tumblr_inline_nelgk8TmsJ1rcxf4p.gif)

Superb! Granite sure fits jd40 well!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Wed, 31 December 2014, 09:45:08
Granite is here!  :thumb:
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Superb! Granite sure fits jd40 well!  :thumb:
Thank you! Yeah I know, I really digging it! :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: meow a cat on Tue, 13 January 2015, 11:45:03
Bit of a poor photo, but here she is.  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/Nkv6WbV.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Tue, 13 January 2015, 14:23:43
This might sound odd but is there a reason that this "minimal" board has two ctrl and two alt buttons? I just figured that's more room for extra function/etc.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Tue, 13 January 2015, 14:25:09
This might sound odd but is there a reason that this "minimal" board has two ctrl and two alt buttons? I just figured that's more room for extra function/etc.

people are jsut using those keycaps

you can program them to do whatever you want
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dante on Tue, 13 January 2015, 19:07:13
If you take switches and keycaps out of the equation what does it cost to build a 40%?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hwood34 on Tue, 13 January 2015, 19:08:00
If you take switches and keycaps out of the equation what does it cost to build a 40%?
https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dante on Tue, 13 January 2015, 19:14:28
If you take switches and keycaps out of the equation what does it cost to build a 40%?
https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40

Thanks!

The standoffs seem a little tall - can they be replaced with shorter ones for lower profile?  (maybe a 50% reduction in height?)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 13 January 2015, 19:25:50
If you take switches and keycaps out of the equation what does it cost to build a 40%?
https://ctrlalt.io/store/items/jd40

Thanks!

The standoffs seem a little tall - can they be replaced with shorter ones for lower profile?  (maybe a 50% reduction in height?)

Unfortunately, no. They are required to be that tall in order to provide clearance for the Teensy, which is mounted to the bottom of the PCB below the spacebar. Perhaps one day we will have an alu case for the JD40, which will give the keyboard an angle, and it won't look quite so tall.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: The feel is of the keys! on Wed, 14 January 2015, 01:15:07
I love a new JD40 with some tea. Recently finished my second JD40 with linear MX greys.  :thumb:
(http://i.imgur.com/JNmMuVf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MessyCaps on Wed, 14 January 2015, 01:29:07
I love a new JD40 with some tea. Recently finished my second JD40 with linear MX greys.  :thumb:
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Beautiful, I have seen your post on Reddit also with the red Bro, keep looking for a grey/green esc artisan key!  :p
(http://cdn03.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/11/gatsby-leo-051113.gif)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: The feel is of the keys! on Wed, 14 January 2015, 02:34:10
I love a new JD40 with some tea. Recently finished my second JD40 with linear MX greys.  :thumb:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/JNmMuVf.jpg)


Beautiful, I have seen your post on Reddit also with the red Bro, keep looking for a grey/green esc artisan key!  :p
Show Image
(http://cdn03.cdnwp.celebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/11/gatsby-leo-051113.gif)

Thanks! One day I'll find one. Hoping to get a grey Brobot (preferably steel) to go with it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Wed, 14 January 2015, 09:39:42
This might sound odd but is there a reason that this "minimal" board has two ctrl and two alt buttons? I just figured that's more room for extra function/etc.

people are jsut using those keycaps

you can program them to do whatever you want

Got it :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Mon, 26 January 2015, 13:43:17
(http://i.imgur.com/JjJVN08.jpg)

This (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60085.0) was my inspiration.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 26 January 2015, 13:53:03
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This (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60085.0) was my inspiration.

Beautiful!


I can haz wood spacer layer?? ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Mon, 02 February 2015, 13:36:40
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This (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60085.0) was my inspiration.

 damn i want that
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: baldgye on Mon, 02 February 2015, 13:38:15
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This (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60085.0) was my inspiration.

Awesome job!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: caffo on Tue, 10 February 2015, 18:18:22
(http://i.imgur.com/4BavZV3.jpg)

Atreus, SP Dolch + blanks, Eastern Collective USB Cable and some nylon screws.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MessyCaps on Wed, 11 February 2015, 02:23:10
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Atreus, SP Dolch + blanks, Eastern Collective USB Cable and some nylon screws.

Such a beautiful board. Even the cable looks awesome.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 11 February 2015, 04:02:17
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This (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60085.0) was my inspiration.

Wow man, wow! Beautiful job on that wood!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: p3lim on Wed, 11 February 2015, 04:59:21
Really like the idea of the JD40, too bad it's missing 3 more keys for ���. I know you can probably solve it with a fn-key combo or something. :(

Registered because of this thread :) I'm in love! Sadly I need �, �, � keys so no JD40 for me. Anyone know an alternative?

Ever tried using a compose key (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key)?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suicidal_orange on Wed, 11 February 2015, 16:33:14
I finally got switches and finished my JD40 :D

Doesn't look quite like it should (see signature) as I'm still waiting on one orange cap but it still looks good, despite flash photography not showing it's best...

(http://i.imgur.com/qDFrl5K.jpg)

Now to work out how to logon - I'm sure there's a _ key somewhere :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Wed, 11 February 2015, 18:42:15
Does the JD40 support ISO? I think if it does, I might get it to try out ISO.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 11 February 2015, 18:46:22
Does the JD40 support ISO? I think if it does, I might get it to try out ISO.

ISO Enter? No, it's too small to support such a large key. The layout is fixed. What you see in everyone's photos is what you get. :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sethk_ on Wed, 11 February 2015, 18:47:41

Does the JD40 support ISO? I think if it does, I might get it to try out ISO.

ISO Enter? No, it's too small to support such a large key. The layout is fixed. What you see in everyone's photos is what you get. :)
Ah, thanks, will still pick one up then, but in a bit with leftover switches I will have.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Sat, 07 March 2015, 15:06:07
My current DD.  Finally starting to get used to the layout.  Now it feels funny going back to 60%.  Still a little trouble with the period key on normal use (my right ring finger doesn't like that bend), but short of that, I really like it.  On top of that, the 62g blues that dustinhxc put in this thing are awesome!

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 07 March 2015, 15:13:08
Okay, now where did you get that bottom case/wrist rest? I need one!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Sat, 07 March 2015, 15:51:21
Okay, now where did you get that bottom case/wrist rest? I need one!
Made it.  I think that can happen  :thumb:

My Dad's garage is a full woodshop (except for lathe).  I will be heading back out there in a couple weeks and will put one together for you. 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Sat, 07 March 2015, 16:11:53
Looks great :D

That would be awesome on a 60% since my hands are kinda big, I have to move my wrist rest back really far when I am gaming.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 07 March 2015, 16:37:27
Okay, now where did you get that bottom case/wrist rest? I need one!
Made it.  I think that can happen  :thumb:

My Dad's garage is a full woodshop (except for lathe).  I will be heading back out there in a couple weeks and will put one together for you. 


Oh, that would be awesome of you. Thanks!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ctm on Wed, 25 March 2015, 21:30:52
40% boards are really cool!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:52:05
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8698/16744552568_25b5494bf3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:53:55
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Nice GON, is it also bluetooth?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:56:43
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Nice GON, is it also bluetooth?

forgot specs, yes, i opted for the bt combo, works great :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:59:35
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Nice GON, is it also bluetooth?

forgot specs, yes, i opted for the bt combo, works great :)

It's a pretty killer board. I would've bought one if it had a 10u home row.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Thu, 26 March 2015, 21:04:11
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This is one of my fav 40% I have ever seen...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Mon, 30 March 2015, 15:15:42
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Nice GON, is it also bluetooth?

forgot specs, yes, i opted for the bt combo, works great :)

It's a pretty killer board. I would've bought one if it had a 10u home row.
Same, it would make it the perfect travel board
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 31 March 2015, 10:46:14
Got my wrist rest today made by Noko! :D
(http://i.imgur.com/irB7v8v.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Yvk9LlT.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 31 March 2015, 11:14:10
Got my wrist rest today made by Noko! :D
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Sweet! Awesome work by Noko, as always.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Tue, 31 March 2015, 11:20:32
Got my wrist rest today made by Noko! :D
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Sweet! Awesome work by Noko, as always.
true that ;D she is really talented!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: KushZEN on Sun, 05 April 2015, 00:11:28
Here's mine.  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/GX2gtmx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Sun, 05 April 2015, 01:03:13
Yummy tea
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hwood34 on Sun, 05 April 2015, 09:38:12
Got my wrist rest today made by Noko! :D
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(http://i.imgur.com/Yvk9LlT.jpg)

Love how granite looks on a 40% :cool:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tyvar1 on Sun, 05 April 2015, 17:09:31
Got my wrist rest today made by Noko! :D
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(http://i.imgur.com/irB7v8v.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/Yvk9LlT.jpg)

Love how granite looks on a 40% :cool:
Thanks :D Granite is a really good looking keycap set!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MAR82 on Tue, 07 April 2015, 13:02:53
All these JD40s and none of them with SA caps. So I guess i'll start it off with my JD40 (MX Green) with the Pulse SA set.
The picture was taken at work with my phone, so it's not perfect
(http://i.imgur.com/JfJBVjY.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Tue, 07 April 2015, 13:58:27
Nice!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Tue, 07 April 2015, 14:18:23
all in switch and bottom leds soldered :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7648/16952733555_db03ddbbc0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: joey on Tue, 07 April 2015, 14:57:07
all in switch and bottom leds soldered :)
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hoz hoz hoz... that's looking awesome.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: trigun0x2 on Wed, 15 April 2015, 10:19:13
xPost from JD45!

Just finished up my prototype build!

Ignore the bottom row...

(http://i.imgur.com/UGGRB5K.jpg)
Potato picture calls for filters...
With Retro DSA set. Loving it so far!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Wed, 15 April 2015, 10:20:49
xPost from JD45!

Just finished up my prototype build!

Ignore the bottom row...

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UGGRB5K.jpg)

Potato picture calls for filters...
With Retro DSA set. Loving it so far!

i have my pcbs but no case sad face

looks great
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: trigun0x2 on Wed, 15 April 2015, 10:22:42
xPost from JD45!

Just finished up my prototype build!

Ignore the bottom row...

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/UGGRB5K.jpg)

Potato picture calls for filters...
With Retro DSA set. Loving it so far!

i have my pcbs but no case sad face

looks great

Thanks! I got it milled locally. DO NOT RECOMMEND (Unless you actually go and see their equipment). They used a industrial machine to make my small plate :(. Also make sure to get the aluminum brushed!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 26 April 2015, 11:27:26
(http://i.imgur.com/EMkzfHE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YQBAT0f.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Sun, 26 April 2015, 12:29:10
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Looks great   :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Snowdog993 on Sun, 26 April 2015, 12:38:35
Has anyone ever done one with a Trackpoint and buttons?  That might be interesting.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BunnyLake on Sun, 26 April 2015, 12:45:44
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Looks great   :)

all thanks to your incredibly fine craftmanship sir
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: joey on Sun, 26 April 2015, 14:37:05
Has anyone ever done one with a Trackpoint and buttons?  That might be interesting.

There is a bluetooth and trackpoint planck here: http://imgur.com/a/1oIPm
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Snowdog993 on Sun, 26 April 2015, 17:05:29
Has anyone ever done one with a Trackpoint and buttons?  That might be interesting.

There is a bluetooth and trackpoint planck here: http://imgur.com/a/1oIPm

That's pretty cool.  I was curious. 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Air tree on Sun, 26 April 2015, 17:08:25
I'm still waiting on that video of someone typing on a 40%...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Sun, 26 April 2015, 19:28:46
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(http://i.imgur.com/YQBAT0f.jpg)


Classy wood.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 01 May 2015, 13:12:55
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Snowdog993 on Fri, 01 May 2015, 13:19:52
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)


I got to admit, that is one nice looking keyboard JD.  Very nice!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 01 May 2015, 13:21:13
I got to admit, that is one nice looking keyboard JD.  Very nice!

Thanks! :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tiramisuu on Fri, 01 May 2015, 16:35:11
This  one should go up for keyboard of the month.   Theme,  build and function....   

Could use a little colemak / space fn love but otherwise darn near perfect.


 :blank:
[quote author author=jdcarpe link=topic=53617.msg1733999#msg1733999 date=1430503975]
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

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I got to admit, that is one nice looking keyboard JD.  Very nice!
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Fri, 01 May 2015, 16:46:08
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)


Nice job sourcing all that stuff from different places, shouting them out, and coming up with a fine finished product.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Fri, 01 May 2015, 18:43:08
I'm still waiting on that video of someone typing on a 40%...


crap quality and sound is all you get for now :O
my wpm was 49 since i seem to constantly loose homerow with these flat dsa caps, but theres your video anyways ;P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Fri, 01 May 2015, 19:22:41
I'm still waiting on that video of someone typing on a 40%...


crap quality and sound is all you get for now :O
my wpm was 49 since i seem to constantly loose homerow with these flat dsa caps, but theres your video anyways ;P

Ha, you use your backspace key nearly as much as I do  ;D 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 03 May 2015, 01:30:42
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)


You know you've been on GH too long when you fully understand all that and can imagine what the keyboard feels like and sounds to use.

Very nice indeed :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: njbair on Sun, 03 May 2015, 19:52:15
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 03 May 2015, 19:59:49
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Except if you clone artisan caps, then you're a filthy thieving bastard.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: njbair on Sun, 03 May 2015, 20:06:09
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Except if you clone artisan caps, then you're a filthy thieving bastard.
I think the difference is intent. If your intent is to have something versus to sell it in direct competition with the genuine article.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wilba on Sun, 03 May 2015, 20:20:17
I know. I meant JD should be flattered.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: njbair on Sun, 03 May 2015, 20:28:35
I know. I meant JD should be flattered.
Sorry, I got your meaning but my reply didn't communicate that. I went ahead and got philosophical instead.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Sun, 03 May 2015, 20:29:20
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MAR82 on Thu, 21 May 2015, 03:23:07
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: samwisekoi on Fri, 22 May 2015, 12:26:02
I realized that I'd never posted my JD40.  I have custom keycaps printed by WASD Keyboards, a locking switch for the "Function Lock" key, and a microUSB OTG cable so I can use it with phones and tablets.

(http://i.imgur.com/ztb8C6C.jpg)
JD40 built and customized by samwisekoi 2014.

(http://i.imgur.com/VzkcSJO.jpg)
Connected to my new Moto E LTS phone.

(http://i.imgur.com/8RN5DIW.jpg)
Pics or it never happened.

I moved the arrows from WASD to FCVB because otherwise the W key would have way too many modes.

 - Ron | samwisekoi
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MAR82 on Fri, 22 May 2015, 17:38:24
I realized that I'd never posted my JD40.  I have custom keycaps printed by WASD Keyboards, a locking switch for the "Function Lock" key, and a microUSB OTG cable so I can use it with phones and tablets.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/ztb8C6C.jpg)

JD40 built and customized by samwisekoi 2014.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VzkcSJO.jpg)

Connected to my new Moto E LTS phone.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/8RN5DIW.jpg)

Pics or it never happened.

I moved the arrows from WASD to FCVB because otherwise the W key would have way too many modes.

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Very nice! I'm really digging the layout  :)
Too bad that the only way to do it at a reasonable price is with WASD caps  :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 23 May 2015, 22:36:09
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: trizkut on Sat, 23 May 2015, 22:41:29
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

(Attachment Link)

It's probably bigger than 2 M4A2s  :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 23 May 2015, 22:43:26
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

(Attachment Link)

It's probably bigger than 2 MA42s   :p

:))

I actually measured them and the footprint of the numpad is ever so slightly larger.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 23 May 2015, 23:24:04
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

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Actually if you turn one of then 90% how do they compare?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 24 May 2015, 15:20:22
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

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Actually if you turn one of then 90% how do they compare?

[attachimg=1]

 :cool:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 25 May 2015, 05:34:00
The "my numpad is bigger than my keyboard" strug

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Actually if you turn one of then 90% how do they compare?

(Attachment Link)

 :cool:

:)

In terms of surface area, it's close!

The numpad still does look bigger though :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Air tree on Mon, 25 May 2015, 07:01:27
Someone should really do a 40% keyboard tour. It would really be interesting for everyone to try...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Mon, 25 May 2015, 13:06:41
Mobik in proper lightning :)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/18067130251_320740e493_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7677/17879293278_046a7f3e71_o.jpg)

this is how i mapped the keys :)
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7707/17467910434_92b424d74b_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Mon, 25 May 2015, 17:18:15
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D

Hmmmmmmm  ;)

[attachimg=1]

JD gets his choice first, then the rest are going in the classifieds  :thumb:

Left to right:  Padouk, Mahongany, Teak, Oak.  All of them are smaller than my prototype.  Also, these are just rough cut.  They still need the cutout for the usb and a lot of sanding and finishing.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: digi on Mon, 25 May 2015, 17:19:57
Mobik in proper lightning :)

Show Image
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5461/18067130251_320740e493_o.jpg)


Show Image
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7677/17879293278_046a7f3e71_o.jpg)


this is how i mapped the keys :)
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7707/17467910434_92b424d74b_b.jpg)


Beautiful board, nice pics! =)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 25 May 2015, 17:27:08
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

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(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D

Hmmmmmmm  ;)

(Attachment Link)

JD gets his choice first, then the rest are going in the classifieds  :thumb:

Left to right:  Padouk, Mahongany, Teak, Oak.  All of them are smaller than my prototype.  Also, these are just rough cut.  They still need the cutout for the usb and a lot of sanding and finishing.
Whoa, those all look amazing! I am partial to the teak one, though. :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: R1N3 on Mon, 25 May 2015, 18:29:53
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D

Hmmmmmmm  ;)

(Attachment Link)

JD gets his choice first, then the rest are going in the classifieds  :thumb:

Left to right:  Padouk, Mahongany, Teak, Oak.  All of them are smaller than my prototype.  Also, these are just rough cut.  They still need the cutout for the usb and a lot of sanding and finishing.
Whoa, those all look amazing! I am partial to the teak one, though. :D

Jesus those are so sick!

(http://i.imgur.com/kaBvWi2.jpg)

Waiting on homegirl with the laser cutter to get back to me about an acrylic spacer for this
Also, disregard whatever the mods might say, workin w what I got here!

Shoutouts to Bunnybro <3
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Wed, 27 May 2015, 14:57:27
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D

Hmmmmmmm  ;)

(Attachment Link)

JD gets his choice first, then the rest are going in the classifieds  :thumb:

Left to right:  Padouk, Mahongany, Teak, Oak.  All of them are smaller than my prototype.  Also, these are just rough cut.  They still need the cutout for the usb and a lot of sanding and finishing.
Whoa, those all look amazing! I am partial to the teak one, though. :D
Done sanding and drilling.  I will finish it tonight.
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/27/58a65036b2f76eca5863d31ce0413067.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/27/8a58946690c961698d558346c2f04198.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: absyrd on Wed, 27 May 2015, 15:22:06
Those are really nice, Badwrench. You are a man of many talents.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lain1911 on Wed, 27 May 2015, 17:26:01
JD40 by CarpeKeyboards. Wooden spacer by HPE1000. Hack'd by Geeks sculpted SA keycaps by [CTRL]ALT. Switches are Krytox-lubed vintage blacks, with gold 65g springs by sprit, and pink switch stickers by TechKeys.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/Sw7FxJe.jpg)

JD, would you be mad if...someone...stole this idea and built my--I mean their--JD40 with a similar wooden spacer?

Not at all. I think it's a nice touch, and I would encourage it!

It would be awesome if someone started selling wood or plastic spacers!  :D

Hmmmmmmm  ;)

(Attachment Link)

JD gets his choice first, then the rest are going in the classifieds  :thumb:

Left to right:  Padouk, Mahongany, Teak, Oak.  All of them are smaller than my prototype.  Also, these are just rough cut.  They still need the cutout for the usb and a lot of sanding and finishing.
Whoa, those all look amazing! I am partial to the teak one, though. :D
Done sanding and drilling.  I will finish it tonight.
Show Image
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/27/58a65036b2f76eca5863d31ce0413067.jpg)


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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/27/8a58946690c961698d558346c2f04198.jpg)


Oh neat integration.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Wed, 27 May 2015, 18:53:25
Those are really nice, Badwrench. You are a man of many talents.

Thank you, I just really like making/working on things with my hands. 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sed8op8 on Thu, 28 May 2015, 13:52:25
Those are really nice, Badwrench. You are a man of many talents.

Thank you, I just really like making/working on things with my hands.

Thank you, I just really like making/working on things with my hands.
[/quote]very nice bad ! You told me you loved hands on type of stuff and my golly you weren't kidding  8) those are great. Im In Love with the USB cutout so freaking cute  :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: snoopy on Fri, 29 May 2015, 09:56:23
very nice! I want one :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jorgenslee on Thu, 18 June 2015, 01:44:07
Does someone have an idea what happened to GB thread of JD40? I can't find it on search and even in google search. I would really love to complete my JD40 but can't due to a defective plate.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: byker on Thu, 18 June 2015, 02:20:46
Does someone have an idea what happened to GB thread of JD40? I can't find it on search and even in google search. I would really love to complete my JD40 but can't due to a defective plate.


Maybe send bunnylake a pm and see if he can help you out? :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jorgenslee on Thu, 18 June 2015, 04:35:57
Does someone have an idea what happened to GB thread of JD40? I can't find it on search and even in google search. I would really love to complete my JD40 but can't due to a defective plate.


Maybe send bunnylake a pm and see if he can help you out? :)

Already did three times this past four weeks but didn't get a respond yet. I supposed the JD40 GB thread would be the right forum to discuss my issue only to realize it was deleted or something.  :( Do you know where I could get a plate for the JD40?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 18 June 2015, 05:36:36
Does someone have an idea what happened to GB thread of JD40? I can't find it on search and even in google search. I would really love to complete my JD40 but can't due to a defective plate.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59203.0
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 18 June 2015, 21:06:43
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/0f18d5d638de69e8fba930666f7c7866.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wilba on Thu, 18 June 2015, 22:07:21
Love it!

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slow work day  ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sed8op8 on Thu, 18 June 2015, 22:14:56
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/0f18d5d638de69e8fba930666f7c7866.jpg)

is that one of badwrenches? Very nice
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nubbinator on Thu, 18 June 2015, 22:16:32
Damn, I need to get me a JD40 plate.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Thu, 18 June 2015, 22:25:02
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/0f18d5d638de69e8fba930666f7c7866.jpg)

is that one of badwrenches? Very nice
Yes it is !
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Badwrench on Thu, 18 June 2015, 23:02:46
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/18/0f18d5d638de69e8fba930666f7c7866.jpg)


Mmmmm, looks good with the HbG set. 
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 07 July 2015, 16:53:41
Stanced the MA42 last week and I've been messing with the angle a bit. I'm shocked how much better cherry profile feels on an angled board than on a flat board.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jorgenslee on Thu, 30 July 2015, 09:05:01
Just sharing my JD40 with stock qfr keycaps, only spare set I have. :D

It took quite a long time to build (sanding the plate to mirror finish, filing some misaligned cutouts and tuning of stabilizers) but it was well worth it. Currently working on wood inserts.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sat, 22 August 2015, 21:49:40
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/d3c987d35f73e9eeb9995e5e9f683407.jpg)

Not the board I bought them for but wanted to see what they looked like on it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: njbair on Sat, 22 August 2015, 22:32:25
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/d3c987d35f73e9eeb9995e5e9f683407.jpg)


Not the board I bought them for but wanted to see what they looked like on it.

You're just on an R5 rampage this weekend, aren't you?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: GL1TCH3D on Sat, 22 August 2015, 22:33:10
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/d3c987d35f73e9eeb9995e5e9f683407.jpg)


Not the board I bought them for but wanted to see what they looked like on it.

Kawaii
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mrflow3r on Sun, 23 August 2015, 00:33:20
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(http://i.imgur.com/YQBAT0f.jpg)


This is JD40? OMG this is awesome
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Mon, 24 August 2015, 18:44:48
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/d3c987d35f73e9eeb9995e5e9f683407.jpg)


Not the board I bought them for but wanted to see what they looked like on it.

Good job Ray!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: inanis on Mon, 24 August 2015, 20:47:12
(http://i.imgur.com/Uhbw9ri.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: krbuck on Sat, 29 August 2015, 13:51:04
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(http://i.imgur.com/Uhbw9ri.jpg)

Damn; that is a sweet setup.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: inanis on Sat, 29 August 2015, 13:56:34
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(http://i.imgur.com/Uhbw9ri.jpg)

Damn; that is a sweet setup.

Thank you! I made that wrist rest, and I am quite proud of it. I found that with a 40% board, it is most comfortable to use a rest that is just about sized for a 60%, which this one is.

Shameless Plug Ahead:

I'm raffling both the wrist rest and the Astral V2 in this picture off right now...should you or anyone else be interested just check the link in my sig.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: krbuck on Sat, 29 August 2015, 14:04:26
Quote

Thank you! I made that wrist rest, and I am quite proud of it. I found that with a 40% board, it is most comfortable to use a rest that is just about sized for a 60%, which this one is.

Shameless Plug Ahead:

I'm raffling both the wrist rest and the Astral V2 in this picture off right now...should you or anyone else be interested just check the link in my sig.

Not shameless at all. In fact I already donated to Destiny, but for a different raffle! For those that haven't yet, its a great idea to check out inanis' link - get Destiny's family more $$.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Belfong on Mon, 21 September 2015, 02:47:00
Have a little bit of time at work. Tried to fit Round 5 into JD40. The pearly white keys are beautiful on this micro keyboard but unfortunately some keys can't fit. Any suggestion?
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/21/32c061e1c8b405ffad346f17a84b4166.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Belfong on Mon, 21 September 2015, 02:49:33
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(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/d3c987d35f73e9eeb9995e5e9f683407.jpg)


Not the board I bought them for but wanted to see what they looked like on it.
Did you buy specific kit for the JD40? That's nice!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Mon, 21 September 2015, 22:35:01
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)

(crosspost "show your GONs")
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 22 September 2015, 09:39:59
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
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(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Love how this board looks.

If GON ever did a split space 40-45% with a 10u home row I'd instantly buy it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Tue, 22 September 2015, 10:15:27
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Love how this board looks.

If GON ever did a split space 40-45% with a 10u home row I'd instantly buy it.

i guess it depends alot on what one would use it for, but in my opinion the only thing i would "really" want to change is the left shift to a 1.25+1u setup instead :)
but then i mostly just use the mobik for irc or messaging.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 22 September 2015, 10:18:59
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Love how this board looks.

If GON ever did a split space 40-45% with a 10u home row I'd instantly buy it.

i guess it depends alot on what one would use it for, but in my opinion the only thing i would "really" want to change is the left shift to a 1.25+1u setup instead :)
but then i mostly just use the mobik for irc or messaging.

I just need the 10u for dvorak and split space because a full size cap wastes so much space on a 40% imo. Also just realized that the Mobik has a different layout than the JD40.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Tue, 22 September 2015, 10:42:27
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Love how this board looks.

If GON ever did a split space 40-45% with a 10u home row I'd instantly buy it.

i guess it depends alot on what one would use it for, but in my opinion the only thing i would "really" want to change is the left shift to a 1.25+1u setup instead :)
but then i mostly just use the mobik for irc or messaging.

I just need the 10u for dvorak and split space because a full size cap wastes so much space on a 40% imo. Also just realized that the Mobik has a different layout than the JD40.

ah, yeah, as Gon told me the mobik was designed to use pretty much all standard caps, making it a bit nisched to people like me who only uses it for simpler tasks :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 22 September 2015, 10:55:48
More
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
Show Image
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Love how this board looks.

If GON ever did a split space 40-45% with a 10u home row I'd instantly buy it.

i guess it depends alot on what one would use it for, but in my opinion the only thing i would "really" want to change is the left shift to a 1.25+1u setup instead :)
but then i mostly just use the mobik for irc or messaging.

I just need the 10u for dvorak and split space because a full size cap wastes so much space on a 40% imo. Also just realized that the Mobik has a different layout than the JD40.

ah, yeah, as Gon told me the mobik was designed to use pretty much all standard caps, making it a bit nisched to people like me who only uses it for simpler tasks :)

Makes sense, I try to use mostly standard caps on my boards but with weird 40% - 50% layouts it can be hard.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Vibex on Fri, 09 October 2015, 20:22:46
a little bit of Gaterons up on the Mobik :)
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(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/739/21612810475_97d0c6d798_b.jpg)


(crosspost "show your GONs")
Looks just like my gon60. Beautiful. I love beige and purple combo.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sealcouch on Wed, 14 October 2015, 13:38:38
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 14 October 2015, 14:41:03
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Wed, 14 October 2015, 15:31:16
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 14 October 2015, 15:35:16
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 October 2015, 16:12:13
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.

I don't think any iterations of the JD40 have cost $250, have they?  @.@
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 14 October 2015, 16:13:18
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.

I don't think any iterations of the JD40 have cost $250, have they?  @.@
None that I know of.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Wed, 14 October 2015, 16:23:37
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.

I don't think any iterations of the JD40 have cost $250, have they?  @.@
None that I know of.

i was told $300-350 range with the milled alu casing, though that's quite a while ago.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 October 2015, 16:25:54
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.

I don't think any iterations of the JD40 have cost $250, have they?  @.@
None that I know of.

i was told $300-350 range with the milled alu casing, though that's quite a while ago.

Ohhh, milled aluminum.  In a tray-type casing?  The common JD40 cases are the plate style cases that are either laser or waterjet cut, and are not terribly expensive (~$100 or less).
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: hoz on Wed, 14 October 2015, 19:19:01
These are all so beautiful. What's the best way to get a 40% keyboard without paying 250 dollars these days?
Buy a used JD40, wait for the JD45, buy a Planck, or build your own. The cheapest way would probably be to get a case cut and hand wire it.

uhm, as i get it the JD45 won't exactly be cheap
Probably not $250 though and the prototypes may be cheaper but I'm not sure how many were made.

Shameless plug for the blue Alps + carbon fiber case JD45 I'll be selling shortly.

I don't think any iterations of the JD40 have cost $250, have they?  @.@
None that I know of.

i was told $300-350 range with the milled alu casing, though that's quite a while ago.

Ohhh, milled aluminum.  In a tray-type casing?  The common JD40 cases are the plate style cases that are either laser or waterjet cut, and are not terribly expensive (~$100 or less).

the renders shown here: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62641.0
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 21 October 2015, 01:06:51
My Golbat 40% with Kimera Core.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 28 October 2015, 23:52:02
just add some more lights.
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update
 change the internal leds to 1206 smd leds. Side light looks to be much better.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: CannabisWeekly on Mon, 02 November 2015, 23:43:33
Swapped it up a bit for Halloween! Thanks Hipster! :)

Show Image
(http://i61.tinypic.com/15z2n80.jpg)


This board makes me want a 40%
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 03 November 2015, 04:43:10
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wanita on Fri, 20 November 2015, 00:54:10
Can you guess this Keyboard?
(http://www.icstation.com/images/ICS/describe/5205/img//image004.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: switchnollie on Fri, 20 November 2015, 01:16:46
My Golbat 40% with Kimera Core.
(Attachment Link)
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Bruh! That's so sick :thumb:

40% boards have really peaked my interest lately, gonna have to do some research on this one.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: GuilleAcoustic on Fri, 20 November 2015, 02:20:07
One handed 40% coupled with a trackball would make a lovely "zero" movement combination.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Tue, 15 December 2015, 18:30:51
I've got some new keycaps. Here is another style of my Golbat 40.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: remwang on Mon, 28 December 2015, 14:29:24
Hi all - I actually registered for the site because of this thread, I'm in love with these little keyboards... Is there any way to get a JD40 nowadays? It's sold out at ctrlalt and I can't afford the Smallfry model.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 28 December 2015, 16:58:31
Hi all - I actually registered for the site because of this thread, I'm in love with these little keyboards... Is there any way to get a JD40 nowadays? It's sold out at ctrlalt and I can't afford the Smallfry model.

I will start preorders for the JD45 just before production begins, hopefully right after lunar new year.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:33:32
Hi all - I actually registered for the site because of this thread, I'm in love with these little keyboards... Is there any way to get a JD40 nowadays? It's sold out at ctrlalt and I can't afford the Smallfry model.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You can't get a more authoritative response than from JD himself!

He put the JD in JD40 ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:36:17

Hi all - I actually registered for the site because of this thread, I'm in love with these little keyboards... Is there any way to get a JD40 nowadays? It's sold out at ctrlalt and I can't afford the Smallfry model.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You can't get a more authoritative response than from JD himself!

He put the JD in JD40 ;)

And I put the D in JD ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:38:32
And I put the D in JD ;)

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/1b10b7b2038834bb51182cc4425d5b9e/tumblr_inline_naaypbLlhX1qgt12i.gif)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:43:12

And I put the D in JD ;)

Show Image
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/1b10b7b2038834bb51182cc4425d5b9e/tumblr_inline_naaypbLlhX1qgt12i.gif)


Jealous?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sent on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:47:56
Jealous?

(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:53:14

Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:55:12

Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 18:56:52


Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:03:25


Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:03:57



Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p

My balls are 40% :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:15:55



Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p

My balls are 40% :P

Well it is winter ...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: remwang on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:33:56
Hi all - I actually registered for the site because of this thread, I'm in love with these little keyboards... Is there any way to get a JD40 nowadays? It's sold out at ctrlalt and I can't afford the Smallfry model.

I will start preorders for the JD45 just before production begins, hopefully right after lunar new year.

Just saw that post, feeling very lucky!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: remwang on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:36:03



Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p

My balls are 40% :P

Well it is winter ...

Lol thanks y'all for the warm welcome
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:50:00




Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p

My balls are 40% :P

Well it is winter ...

Lol thanks y'all for the warm welcome

Welcome! I'm Halverson, the girlshark wizbro, I have a church here, it's filled with fun :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:54:42




Jealous?

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/kvCFMEe.gif)


It says bollocks but his lips say "balls"

His lips are saying two syllables.

Ba-lls

Bragging rights - my balls have got two syllables :p

My balls are 40% :P

Well it is winter ...

Lol thanks y'all for the warm welcome

Welcome! I'm Halverson, the girlshark wizbro, I have a church here, it's filled with fun :)

QFT
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Roibhilin on Tue, 29 December 2015, 15:11:14
OT (??): where do i order a golbat 40??
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 29 December 2015, 15:20:37
OT (???): where do i order a golbat 40??

Taobao.

But you can order a JD45 soon!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 29 December 2015, 17:16:18
OT (???): where do i order a golbat 40??

Taobao.

But you can order a JD45 soon!

JD45 > Golbat

As soon as I figure out what cases I want to do I'll be building 2 with blue Alps.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Thu, 31 December 2015, 22:47:20
I'd be glad to show another two 40% keyboard of mine.
Here is a JD40 layout keyboard named amj40 from China with a customed stainless steel case.
Hand made style.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Thu, 31 December 2015, 22:59:25
Another logical Unifying 40% keyboard.
It is totally hand wired. I use a usb to usb keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
This one is just a experimental try. Later I will build a new wireless one with improved layout for myself and a smaller converter.
It works perfect and the keyboard itself only weights 270g with keycaps.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xondat on Fri, 01 January 2016, 04:42:02
Another logical Unifying 40% keyboard.
It is totally hand wired. I use a usb to usb keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
This one is just a experimental try. Later I will build a new wireless one with improved layout for myself and a smaller converter.
It works perfect and the keyboard itself only weights 270g with keycaps.
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Ooh that's pretty but at the same time it made me realize how tiny they are..
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: LeandreN on Sat, 02 January 2016, 15:51:40
My custom blue JD40

(http://i.imgur.com/WNYdpOZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SqdhTEL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3NIzhsa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NdGdjUx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NAnRKhi.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: burli on Thu, 07 January 2016, 01:15:24
Here is my 40% keyboard. Even smaller than the JD40.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ExdC_DxrdJo/Vn1DA10iX7I/AAAAAAAATok/zPsqNdOOE3Q/s1600/20151225_141448_HDR.jpg)

And this is the layout (http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/gists/16bf803018bcf25aa81e). I use the Neo 2 Layout (http://wiki.neo-layout.org/wiki/Tastaturbelegung) and can touch type the full german layout with all 30 letters at full speed (which is 40WPM in my case).

All movement keys and keys like Esc and Enter are on the left hand on layer 4, numbers are on the right hand. It is just odd to type the 0.I will replace the in the future. Layer 3 is pretty handy for programming

The keyboard is build on the pcb of a larger version with bigger thumb keys

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VrlvcCQDYJk/Vn0yXsmq5AI/AAAAAAAATng/LC6Zh3bt3jc/s1600/20151225_130908_HDR.jpg)

You can find a few more pictures on my blog

http://neo2-layout.blogspot.de/2015/12/die-vielleicht-kleinste-tastatur-den.html
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 07 January 2016, 22:33:16
:cool:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 11 January 2016, 17:58:18
:cool:

Hey!  What do you think you're doing with that keycap?!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 11 January 2016, 17:59:34


:cool:

Hey!  What do you think you're doing with that keycap?!

Um... I typically like to use MY artisans.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Connly33 on Mon, 11 January 2016, 18:29:19
Im loving the 40% layout, more for a portable keyboard to bring with my chromebook. But im torn on whether i want o build a planck or a board with a staggered layout, im hoping ill be able to go with the  Golbat 40% keyboard group buy that is going on but i dont think i will be able to.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: prod on Wed, 13 January 2016, 02:00:45
;D ;D ;D
Golbat&Carbon
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Thu, 21 January 2016, 23:50:48
loving my atreus. transitioning to a 40% AND learning colemak at the same time, all touch type baby. i didn't think i would ever like a 40% but its working out!


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1576/24368136242_3212f9c36a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D8k4W3)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1450/24394016511_04e0010faa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DaBHez)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1448/23849630603_7c35fede37_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CkvAgD)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1648/23898409503_eabfa11282_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CpPAxa)

more pics at https://www.flickr.com/photos/panicfx
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Fri, 26 February 2016, 16:54:08
Well, this is my first one but probably not the last. And it's not completely finished, still waiting on some WS2812b LED strips. Oh, and a white braided cable. And need to find some screws so I can make the middle layer(s) an get rid of those spacers. It's nice but when I received all parts I couldn't wait.

(http://i.imgur.com/J8CzypK.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 26 February 2016, 19:57:43
Well, this is my first one but probably not the last. And it's not completely finished, still waiting on some WS2812b LED strips. Oh, and a white braided cable. And need to find some screws so I can make the middle layer(s) an get rid of those spacers. It's nice but when I received all parts I couldn't wait.

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MA42 Hype! Best 40% out there.  ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Tue, 01 March 2016, 22:22:31
Another Golbat 40%.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: prod on Tue, 01 March 2016, 22:39:20

Another Golbat 40%.
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40% monster
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Wed, 02 March 2016, 05:30:32
Another Golbat 40%.
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I'm in love with that case. So the PCB is between the acrylic layers? And switches are PCB-mounted, right?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 02 March 2016, 12:38:33
Another Golbat 40%.

I'm in love with that case. So the PCB is between the acrylic layers? And switches are PCB-mounted, right?

Yes, the PCB is between the acrylic layers but the switches are plate mounted.

Any switch that goes through a metal plate is plate mounted, no plate = PCB mounted.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 02 March 2016, 13:42:01
THE JD45


(http://i.imgur.com/3A6511K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FwNaBhC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tJmf91K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DTOwGli.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xEtlykc.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pemdas on Wed, 02 March 2016, 15:31:24
THE JD45


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3A6511K.jpg)


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I'm sitting here with like 4 keyboards on the way and I'm trying not to order the JD45 and you're making it really hard :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Liocer on Wed, 02 March 2016, 15:34:19
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160302/c71b29ef8e0ea87acaddc90d8cb5e51c.jpg)

Planky and carbony
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 02 March 2016, 15:40:26
THE JD45


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/3A6511K.jpg)


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(http://i.imgur.com/tJmf91K.jpg)


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I'm sitting here with like 4 keyboards on the way and I'm trying not to order the JD45 and you're making it really hard :(
Get one while you can!

http://jd45.carpekeyboards.com
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Thu, 03 March 2016, 07:09:44
And it's finished! MA42 with RGB lighting. Will make a build log this evening.

(http://i.imgur.com/KKZ7RAm.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 05 March 2016, 23:54:53
Another Golbat 40%.
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That looks so sweet with the extended RGB on it :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: appleonama on Sun, 06 March 2016, 00:15:21
Another Golbat 40%.
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oh my lord

why did I not get this color combination ....
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: appleonama on Wed, 09 March 2016, 05:41:25
Another Golbat 40%.
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could you take photos of the pcb?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 09 March 2016, 09:02:47
Another Golbat 40%.
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could you take photos of the pcb?
Here it is.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HannahPeach on Tue, 15 March 2016, 14:54:23
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


(http://i.imgur.com/BrjRpLI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ySqAwny.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: beehatch on Tue, 15 March 2016, 15:01:08
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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it's okay
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ArnavM on Tue, 15 March 2016, 19:14:08
THE JD45


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(http://i.imgur.com/tJmf91K.jpg)


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I'm sitting here with like 4 keyboards on the way and I'm trying not to order the JD45 and you're making it really hard :(
Get one while you can!

http://jd45.carpekeyboards.com

Too bad I'm broke  :'(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 15 March 2016, 22:01:46
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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Wow, that's beautiful!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Photekq on Tue, 15 March 2016, 22:10:05
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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Beauty!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 15 March 2016, 22:40:09
Love that carbon fiber case!

I zoomed in to see Spock peeking at me.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Wed, 16 March 2016, 02:14:08
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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(http://i.imgur.com/ySqAwny.jpg)


Nice! Love the carbon fibre plates.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: skcheng on Wed, 16 March 2016, 19:26:08
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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Beautiful!!  Nice job!!   
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ramnes on Fri, 18 March 2016, 07:48:35
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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best JD40 ever
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 18 March 2016, 18:45:39
Swapped my caps around to use some artisans I haven't used in a while/ just received.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: snoopy on Sat, 19 March 2016, 11:23:58
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BrjRpLI.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/ySqAwny.jpg)


not a huge fan of pink, but I really like that board.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xondat on Sat, 19 March 2016, 15:43:05
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


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(http://i.imgur.com/BrjRpLI.jpg)

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****ing hell that's sexy
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: zearoh on Tue, 22 March 2016, 09:16:30
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


Show Image
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(http://i.imgur.com/ySqAwny.jpg)

That looks great! Hyperfuse is going to find a great home on that board :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 26 March 2016, 05:36:09
Nixdorf'd JD40!!


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BrjRpLI.jpg)

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it's okay

High praise :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Sat, 26 March 2016, 10:13:56
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two cr2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 26 March 2016, 11:06:11
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two 2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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dam dude you make some awesome 40s
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Sat, 26 March 2016, 11:12:42
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two 2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Oh, can't wait the build log! Really interested about the Logitech Unifying microcontroller. You really can get 6 month usage out of it? Man, that's awesome! Off topic - the two "spacebars" are a space & enter or space & backspace? And which one is which? Just thinking about switching my "space" thumb. Now I hit it with my left but I see a lot of 40% defaults to right.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Sat, 26 March 2016, 12:30:52
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two 2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
(Attachment Link)
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(Attachment Link)

Oh, can't wait the build log! Really interested about the Logitech Unifying microcontroller. You really can get 6 month usage out of it? Man, that's awesome! Off topic - the two "spacebars" are a space & enter or space & backspace? And which one is which? Just thinking about switching my "space" thumb. Now I hit it with my left but I see a lot of 40% defaults to right.
All keys can be reprogrammed. This is my answer.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Wed, 27 April 2016, 16:09:45
So i got a new camera, and i really wanted to test it out, so i took pictures of my Atreus

I didn't get much reception when i originally shared it but maybe it will get some attention with keyboad pr0n shots (these are really high res shots, click on them)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1518/26656175116_5b84923e74_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSb9)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1647/26656176566_83147557c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSB9)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/26656177826_112db9d9c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSYS)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1466/26656178766_e1ab4fe5fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvTg5)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 28 April 2016, 07:01:56
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So i got a new camera, and i really wanted to test it out, so i took pictures of my Atreus

I didn't get much reception when i originally shared it but maybe it will get some attention with keyboad pr0n shots (these are really high res shots, click on them)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1518/26656175116_5b84923e74_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSb9)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1647/26656176566_83147557c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSB9)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/26656177826_112db9d9c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvSYS)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1466/26656178766_e1ab4fe5fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GBvTg5)

The atreus looks great man! I really want to pick one up eventually, but I assume it'll take me forever to get used to the layout =/
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: FoC_Tow on Thu, 28 April 2016, 07:23:58
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two cr2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Awesome build yangdigi!  :thumb:

Super impressive how you managed to keep the footprint of the case this small and minimalistic.  :eek:
The blue middle layer has to be real thin to acomplish the case being flush with the keycaps.
Love you used one of the feet to hide the bluetooth module while keeping the hole case as thin as possible man!

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: pattulus on Sat, 14 May 2016, 02:37:04
Nixdorf'd JD40!!

Aha, the replacement for the Planck you've kindly dropped in my mailbox arrived. Congrats.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HannahPeach on Sat, 14 May 2016, 05:14:30
Nixdorf'd JD40!!

Aha, the replacement for the Planck you've kindly dropped in my mailbox arrived. Congrats.

eh I wouldn't think of it that way, it's about the project.. not so much about the board.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Happylomo on Sat, 21 May 2016, 02:46:24
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two cr2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Oh woww, It's so cute, yangdigi!! great build man! i love how u put the keyboard flushed with the bottom case!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nephiel on Sat, 21 May 2016, 04:23:59
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two cr2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Awesome job! I'm really interested in the Unifying integration as well.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Sat, 21 May 2016, 08:14:05
My new YD40_Wireless. The PCB and case are designed by myself.
Maybe it's the miniest 40% mech keyboard. The top layer and bottom layer are 2.4mm, middle layer 7mm.
It uses logitek unifying microcontroller of k230 with two cr2032 batteries and can last for more than half a year use.
I use USB to USB keyboard converter for TMK firmware support.
Here are some pics. Later I will write a build log. It is not completed yet. I am still waiting for some screws.
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Oh woww, It's so cute, yangdigi!! great build man! i love how u put the keyboard flushed with the bottom case!

I am waiting for my new case to build a new one. With top and bottom being aluminum, it will be 2mm thinner than before.
The battery life of logitech unifying is really great. I had used two 2032 batteries for 3 month from 1.1.2016. Then I got one off. Everyday I use it for more than 10 hours. The software tells that its battery leverl now is still 70%.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Happylomo on Sat, 21 May 2016, 21:26:41
Wow, u're going all out! Ever considered about making a wired one?  ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mteinum on Sun, 29 May 2016, 08:11:02
THE JD45


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I'm sitting here with like 4 keyboards on the way and I'm trying not to order the JD45 and you're making it really hard :(
Get one while you can!

http://jd45.carpekeyboards.com

I need one of these 40%s - looks like the website is down - did I miss the train?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: need on Sun, 29 May 2016, 08:16:21
THE JD45


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I'm sitting here with like 4 keyboards on the way and I'm trying not to order the JD45 and you're making it really hard :(
Get one while you can!

http://jd45.carpekeyboards.com

I need one of these 40%s - looks like the website is down - did I miss the train?
the train has gone long time ago...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mteinum on Sun, 29 May 2016, 08:19:15
I'll wait for the next one :)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/11aZzAfZbu4L0A/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Sat, 04 June 2016, 19:29:03
Here is my new YD40w_v2.
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The switches of two space keys are Cherry MX White and the others  are Cherry MX Clear.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: appleonama on Sat, 04 June 2016, 20:04:05
Yangdigi has the best 40s
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 04 June 2016, 21:41:33
Totally forgot about this thread.

My recently finished Planck

(http://i.imgur.com/b2JkRaA.jpg)
http://imgur.com/a/t0tOs
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jaydenxu on Wed, 22 June 2016, 21:46:44
is possible still can take a order for those?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 22 June 2016, 21:50:14
is possible still can take a order for those?

Can who still take an order for what?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sat, 25 June 2016, 18:30:51
X-post from the GB thread:
Just built it. Everything works as expected. I went with the in-switch leds (couldn't get underside LEDs to light up when I added them, too much of a drain on the system).
I'm using blank 'Ghost White' PBT caps.

(http://i.imgur.com/vTrfltE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1GyxLlm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ln1OC7g.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dDukAoC.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 19 July 2016, 22:02:12
So... when I got on this Mech KB train, I figured that 60% was the lowest I'd go.

Boy was I wrong.

(http://i.imgur.com/H370oEn.png)

Clockwise from lower left:

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 19 July 2016, 22:21:39
Someone sent me a JD40 PCB but I didn't want to buy a case so I made one.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 19 July 2016, 22:46:12
Get to post here finally.

JD45 Prototype

(http://i.imgur.com/CJ4LSe4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WH4yuGh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fzsiCgo.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mteinum on Wed, 17 August 2016, 01:44:20
My JD40 is complete!

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8661/29039504565_3c346f7bc7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lf83Zc)
JD40 (https://flic.kr/p/Lf83Zc) by Morten Teinum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenteinum/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8078/28934226142_e9fd18b866_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L5PtnY)
JD40 (https://flic.kr/p/L5PtnY) by Morten Teinum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenteinum/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: joeym on Sun, 21 August 2016, 08:24:32
A planck with zealios and keycaps from an atari 800, a c64, and a couple of SA grab bag caps for the thumb keys. The mitsumi hybrid switch keys are using the shapeways adaptor somebody designed over on deskauthority. The 1.5s work because those keys have two posts but only use one even in their natural habitat. I showed the underside of one of them to see.

Don't be afraid that I raided those nice old machines for the caps, they both came off of broken keyboards I found on the bay.

(http://i.imgur.com/9SVQwXa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gWFQIDU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TCsaaub.jpg)

All of the alpha keys are from the atari except for "f" and j which are from the c64 and work as homing keys My keymap main layer is mostly what you see on the keys. The arrow cluster is on the right. The yellow keys are all space function keys which raise or lower layers based on the arrow. The end key is command.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: joeym on Sun, 21 August 2016, 08:28:07
Also, that atreus up there is rad.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 25 August 2016, 21:46:40
(http://i.imgur.com/Fz6fY2P.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: nathanrosspowell on Fri, 26 August 2016, 08:15:00
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Great build mate  :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 26 August 2016, 09:23:49
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Great build mate  :D

Thanks man!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 28 August 2016, 11:19:52
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Liocer on Mon, 29 August 2016, 10:31:37
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle

So nice. Looks like mine :).


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Talljoe on Mon, 29 August 2016, 11:51:53
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Twins
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mteinum on Mon, 29 August 2016, 13:06:20
I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7472/28696502623_cbc62eb67f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB)
Atreus Wrist Rest (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB) by Morten Teinum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenteinum/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 30 August 2016, 02:10:12
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Twins

Is that Quartz?

I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7472/28696502623_cbc62eb67f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB)
Atreus Wrist Rest (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB) by Morten Teinum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenteinum/), on Flickr

dude that looks absolutely amazing! Now I'm tempted to make a alu atreus as well  :-[ rip wallet
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Talljoe on Tue, 30 August 2016, 04:30:18
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Twins

Is that Quartz?


Yup!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: lolpes on Tue, 30 August 2016, 04:42:49
JD45 with Granite Cyrillic :) Loving this little board!

(https://i.imgur.com/p9PXekq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/mjcyaLR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0cZmDou.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: odd on Sat, 03 September 2016, 00:29:41
I went a bit crazy because I hated I was never able to get into 40% GB's or anything.

Starting with the Planck I have

(https://s14.postimg.org/zfr3fu1pt/lil40_s.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/72vlpdfzh/) (https://postimage.org/app.php)


JD45
JD40 MKII with custom acrylic case (shots out to Zach at Clueboard for hooking me up)
JD40 MKII with 1UP alu case
Bantom 44 handwired sandwich case
Van 44 (my very first  ;D)

I think between the Van and JD45 I have found my micro's. Love these dam things

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ctzn_voyager on Sat, 03 September 2016, 07:40:14
A few of my 40s.

(http://i.imgur.com/qPE8aQn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ceLPB6W.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6W7mbqp.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Sat, 03 September 2016, 14:57:20
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ctzn_voyager on Sat, 03 September 2016, 15:24:50
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?

Thanks!

I lurk around here from time to time, but just discovered this thread so thought I'd share some of mine. The purple one is indeed the minivan, really a great keyboard, my go to 40. Surprisingly practical for it' size.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: CSCoder4ever on Sun, 04 September 2016, 20:11:32
Not too totally sure if planck keyboards count, but here is my recenty assembled planck!

(http://i.imgur.com/ImguD0z.jpg)
please pardon the /u/ bit

I also have a minivan coming in december, should be fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Adgar on Sun, 04 September 2016, 21:42:42
If I need a 40% keyboard. I must  gonna go outside. So, the wooden dock is not good for me
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?

Thanks!

I lurk around here from time to time, but just discovered this thread so thought I'd share some of mine. The purple one is indeed the minivan, really a great keyboard, my go to 40. Surprisingly practical for it' size.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: switchnollie on Mon, 05 September 2016, 00:09:46
A few of my 40s.

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That case/rest combo is great :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Ari Gold on Fri, 16 September 2016, 03:56:07
I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection

(https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7472/28696502623_cbc62eb67f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB)
Atreus Wrist Rest (https://flic.kr/p/KHP5sB) by Morten Teinum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mortenteinum/), on Flickr

Best looking Atreus so far! Just awesome!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sifo on Fri, 16 September 2016, 04:19:51
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Fri, 16 September 2016, 13:04:59
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sifo on Fri, 16 September 2016, 14:08:07
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?

minivan. it's already built it's the prototype that I won, I love it lots and use it at work cuz it fits in the drawer.

but I got neat case made for it coming soon and ofc the light cycle caps on MD, whenever those come. it's alps too :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Sat, 17 September 2016, 11:26:43
This may be a bit off topic due to it being a bunch of questions not a keyboard photo but:


Want to know because I used mine daily & it was damn fine but then I got HHKB (really the size is what matters here) and I stopped using my MA42 after that. Thinking about making a new 40% layout for myself but can't decide if the multiple FN layers are worth it.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Sat, 17 September 2016, 12:01:22
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle

A lovely small talk starter, I wonder how it feels while writing several hours; or, even better, how it feels while coding.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 17 September 2016, 19:05:13
This may be a bit off topic due to it being a bunch of questions not a keyboard photo but:

  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Want to know because I used mine daily & it was damn fine but then I got HHKB (really the size is what matters here) and I stopped using my MA42 after that. Thinking about making a new 40% layout for myself but can't decide if the multiple FN layers are worth it.

I use an MIT Planck at work 4/5 days a week and I love it! I'm a developer, so my experience is limited to coding but I'm thinking about building another one for home.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 20 September 2016, 03:14:24
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?

minivan. it's already built it's the prototype that I won, I love it lots and use it at work cuz it fits in the drawer.

but I got neat case made for it coming soon and ofc the light cycle caps on MD, whenever those come. it's alps too :D

Minivan!!! I'm sitting here waiting for r3. Wondering if I should get alps or gateron linears  :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sat, 24 September 2016, 12:27:47
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Sun, 25 September 2016, 11:55:28
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(

The JD45 looks like something I would like but I'm leaning toward making an HHKB-layout 60% MX keyboard. 40%'s are fun but I don't travel that much.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:05:50
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(

The JD45 looks like something I would like but I'm leaning toward making an HHKB-layout 60% MX keyboard. 40%'s are fun but I don't travel that much.

I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

Shameless MA52 plug
(http://i.imgur.com/C9d02OP.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:26:28
I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

Shameless MA52 plug
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/C9d02OP.png)


Yeap, that must be it. I had made the perfect layout for my MA42 but it must've been that number row why I switched to HHKB. BTW, how's it going with MA52?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:34:17
I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

Shameless MA52 plug
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/C9d02OP.png)


Yeap, that must be it. I had made the perfect layout for my MA42 but it must've been that number row why I switched to HHKB. BTW, how's it going with MA52?

The MA52 is ready to go, I just need to order the prototype PCBs. If the prototypes work I'll be selling 8 or so as kits, hopefully before the end of the year. I don't know how fast it'll happen though my schedule this semester is pretty packed.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AKmalamute on Sun, 25 September 2016, 22:40:41
Since I don't think I've posted this before, and this got bumped I'll post a shot of my JD-45.
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 However I might recommend against whatever thing I read that led me to buy heavy-duty resistors. These puppies barely fit under there, and in fact do most of the work holding it off the table.

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 I used this regularly when I had a working laptop. But it died so I set it aside until I was trying to rebuild two surplus-sale bought Optiplexes at once.

 I'd use imgur but for some reason it doesn't want me to see my account page today. So I'll attach them inline and hope nothing breaks.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MAR82 on Mon, 26 September 2016, 10:54:01
I forgot to post pictures of my Golbat!
So here she is
(http://i.imgur.com/vMcFZc5.jpg)
Full album: http://imgur.com/a/v5qhe
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 27 September 2016, 08:52:04
Since I don't think I've posted this before, and this got bumped I'll post a shot of my JD-45.
(Attachment Link)

 However I might recommend against whatever thing I read that led me to buy heavy-duty resistors. These puppies barely fit under there, and in fact do most of the work holding it off the table.

(Attachment Link)

 I used this regularly when I had a working laptop. But it died so I set it aside until I was trying to rebuild two surplus-sale bought Optiplexes at once.

 I'd use imgur but for some reason it doesn't want me to see my account page today. So I'll attach them inline and hope nothing breaks.

That looks horrifying... LOL  :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 27 September 2016, 08:53:05
I forgot to post pictures of my Golbat!
So here she is
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/vMcFZc5.jpg)

Full album: http://imgur.com/a/v5qhe

Wow, what goes really well together! Looks like a mini GON... Or B.face  :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Pemdas on Tue, 27 September 2016, 17:56:12
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5522/29973166865_5e24cdff90_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MECjg4)
JD45 Blue&White (https://flic.kr/p/MECjg4) by thosepeoples (https://www.flickr.com/photos/86496414@N00/), on Flickr

Layout
More
(http://i.imgur.com/49qcftp.png)


Finally setup my JD45. Still messing with the layout but am pretty satisfied with it so far. The extra column really adds to the usability compared to the original JD40. Can finally hit period normally!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: bmilcs on Mon, 10 October 2016, 17:19:07
(http://i.imgur.com/PJ9KJj6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZGJv3kU.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 10 October 2016, 20:47:21
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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 11 October 2016, 17:54:53
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kitteh zomg
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: bmilcs on Thu, 13 October 2016, 13:01:23
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kitteh zomg

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kitteh zomg

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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!

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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!

Thank you guys :D. I have definitely found my favorite keyboard type in the form of 40%'s and ortholinear. Now, it's onto the drawing board to design a truly unique custom :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 13 October 2016, 17:52:10
Thank you guys :D. I have definitely found my favorite keyboard type in the form of 40%'s and ortholinear. Now, it's onto the drawing board to design a truly unique custom :D

I love going into the office because that's where my planck is =P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tomboy on Fri, 25 November 2016, 13:50:27
My first  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/8FqzNmN.jpg)

here's an album with the layout : http://imgur.com/a/QGtbZ

I have to figure out how to put this over a laptop so it won't press the keys...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Fri, 25 November 2016, 14:15:36
My first  ;D

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/8FqzNmN.jpg)


here's an album with the layout : http://imgur.com/a/QGtbZ

I have to figure out how to put this over a laptop so it won't press the keys...

1) don't have feet
2) put those rubber keyboard protectors on your laptop keeb

alternatively, just put it on the table
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tactile on Sat, 26 November 2016, 10:45:34
Only my second build. A JD40 kit from 1Up keyboards. It's also, as you can tell, my first experience at covering a 40% with caps. But, what the heck, it's mine & I built it myself!

Gateron reds with a Cherry linear grey on the spacebar.

Very harsh lighting on the workbench but here we go...

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Sun, 27 November 2016, 17:05:17
Only my second build. A JD40 kit from 1Up keyboards. It's also, as you can tell, my first experience at covering a 40% with caps. But, what the heck, it's mine & I built it myself!

Gateron reds with a Cherry linear grey on the spacebar.

Very harsh lighting on the workbench but here we go...

(Attachment Link)

How does linears feel on carbon fibre?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tactile on Sun, 27 November 2016, 19:57:54
How does linears feel on carbon fibre?

This is my first board with reds so I can't compare to anything else. The Gaterons are very smooth & I lubed the grey & the stabilizers so overall the board feels great. My GH60 is built using old, used, lubed MX blacks and these reds feel as smooth as that one to type on.

I'm quite happy with the typing feel & impressed overall. I wasn't sure about a 40% but I'm quite taken with it.

Is this really carbon fiber? I wouldn't know. I thought carbon fiber had a texture and these plates are smooth. I thought this was some kind of acrylic with a carbon fiber "look". Anyway, I like the finished board a lot more than I expected for my first 40% experience. Very happy overall.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Tue, 13 December 2016, 21:18:26
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/408/31514905281_7641fc7095_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q1S8nT)

Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tomboy on Wed, 14 December 2016, 00:41:27
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/408/31514905281_7641fc7095_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q1S8nT)

Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.

Beautiful board, beautiful cat! :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Wed, 14 December 2016, 12:54:45
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/408/31514905281_7641fc7095_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q1S8nT)

Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.

Beautiful board, beautiful cat! :)
Thank you

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: adamsir2 on Sun, 18 December 2016, 13:25:51
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Mon, 19 December 2016, 00:54:41
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Nice board! How does it feel as compared to a normally staggered keyboard?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Happylomo on Mon, 19 December 2016, 04:57:30
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Thats a really beautiful planck!! Damnn, i want a planck too now! How's that ortholinear setup working for u?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Mon, 19 December 2016, 06:25:47
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Have been thinking about the Planck add-on of the Borealis key set also.
Ideally of course is to also have the base set but then only the alpha keys will be used with a spending of another $90... So I'm still thinking.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: need on Mon, 19 December 2016, 07:08:00
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Nice board! How does it feel as compared to a normally staggered keyboard?
It's better as its symmetrical , but still feel cramped.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Mon, 19 December 2016, 07:44:49
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Nice board! How does it feel as compared to a normally staggered keyboard?
It's better as its symmetrical , but still feel cramped.

I don't have a Planck yet, but planning to have at least 1 (or even 2 one for Alps, one for MX).
How can one feels cramped on a Planck? Because it's homing keys are separated by the same distance as in a normal full-size keyboard.
Or is it the mods are 1u small or that is a bit psychological / perceptual effect?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Mon, 19 December 2016, 11:10:34
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Have been thinking about the Planck add-on of the Borealis key set also.
Ideally of course is to also have the base set but then only the alpha keys will be used with a spending of another $90... So I'm still thinking.

Thanks for sharing.

Wanna get a Dasher/Dancer modifier set together? Maybe I can even proxy it to you :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Mon, 19 December 2016, 12:16:44
... Wanna get a Dasher/Dancer modifier set together? Maybe I can even proxy it to you :p

I stared at the Dasher & Dancer set massdrop for quite a while mesmerized by its simplistic beauty and its blue color also matches the blue theme of the 40% that I want to build...
But I came to my senses quite quickly: Dasher & Dancer is going to be here at the earliest Q3 2017, and I'm already plotting to get another SA set: DT Round 7 for a 'gigantic' ortholinear board.

More
(http://www.diskont24.com/readimage.php?id=56504)


On the other hand, Borealis is real - it will be shipped within a month and it's blue also and even GiD. :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: adamsir2 on Mon, 19 December 2016, 22:20:15
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Nice board! How does it feel as compared to a normally staggered keyboard?

My main keyboard is a poker 2 and when I switched to the Planck it had a small learning curve. You get used to reaching for certain keys which when using the Planck is the wrong key. After a full day of use though you get the hang of it. I have big hands so it feels a bit cramped when I switch back to it from the poker but I forget about it after a few minutes. Thinking about another Planck but this time building it myself and maybe my browns.

I was looking at the dasher/dancer keys but decided I'd rather finish getting the few parts needed to finish an ergodox build.

For the base set of the borealis keys, I thought about it but $90 for the alpha keys isn't worth it just yet imo. I'd really like to get a carbon set eventually for it.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: adamsir2 on Mon, 19 December 2016, 22:21:50
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Have been thinking about the Planck add-on of the Borealis key set also.
Ideally of course is to also have the base set but then only the alpha keys will be used with a spending of another $90... So I'm still thinking.

Thanks for sharing.

$22+shipping isn't a bad price. Plus the cherry set was $10 so I couldn't pass them up. Haha
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Wed, 21 December 2016, 03:11:43
... Wanna get a Dasher/Dancer modifier set together? Maybe I can even proxy it to you :p

I stared at the Dasher & Dancer set massdrop for quite a while mesmerized by its simplistic beauty and its blue color also matches the blue theme of the 40% that I want to build...
But I came to my senses quite quickly: Dasher & Dancer is going to be here at the earliest Q3 2017, and I'm already plotting to get another SA set: DT Round 7 for a 'gigantic' ortholinear board.

More
Show Image
(http://www.diskont24.com/readimage.php?id=56504)


On the other hand, Borealis is real - it will be shipped within a month and it's blue also and even GiD. :D

DT Round 7?! brb dt-ing
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Tactile on Sat, 24 December 2016, 11:04:51
A JD40 & a Minorca, my first hand wired. I'm still not very good at scrounging keycaps to fit them but they type just fine.  ;)

Both have Gateron reds.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sifo on Sat, 31 December 2016, 22:57:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0y2OBuXgAYZ5QW.jpg)

minivan alps prototype <3 thanks evangs

potato, O key stem was broken :\

Need to reseat the semicolon switch, it's not flush.

3d printed ziptyze case :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: dante on Sun, 01 January 2017, 00:18:47
O key stem was broken :\

This is precisely why I get nervous considering a Lightcycle Alps set.  The argument is "well how often do you change keycaps?"  All it takes is a single  stem breaking and it's like someone backed into your new car.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sifo on Sun, 01 January 2017, 00:34:07
yeah oh well, already put in my ticket to get it replaced, but who knows how long that'll be.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tomboy on Sat, 14 January 2017, 15:47:32
Atreus with MOD-Ms (my first build): http://imgur.com/a/DJkgG

(http://i.imgur.com/X5GHTnf.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 January 2017, 00:31:32
At some point this'll have a case but for the time being a painted piece of wood works.

(http://i.imgur.com/SUjYL6H.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: KetchyKech on Thu, 26 January 2017, 21:40:48
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/Ml6EJi7.jpg?1)

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 26 January 2017, 21:45:06
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

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 :thumb:

That USB cable is remarkable short. Quite fitting for the 40% ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: KetchyKech on Thu, 26 January 2017, 22:14:29
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

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(http://i.imgur.com/Ml6EJi7.jpg?1)


 :thumb:

That USB cable is remarkable short. Quite fitting for the 40% ;)


haha yeah, my macbook uses usb-c so i attach it to an adapter =P
also works great for those work dells in the office space that have the usb on the very front of the pc
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 26 January 2017, 22:46:05
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

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 :thumb:

That USB cable is remarkable short. Quite fitting for the 40% ;)


haha yeah, my macbook uses usb-c so i attach it to an adapter =P
also works great for those work dells in the office space that have the usb on the very front of the pc

Hah, mac's and all their fancy adapters =P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Fri, 27 January 2017, 05:25:40
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

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 :thumb:

Nice board. I presume it's not meant for programming or at least not primarily? Would you be so kind and share your keymapping? Don't have a JD45 but this makes me think about getting one. :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: KetchyKech on Fri, 27 January 2017, 09:48:57
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potato of new work keyboard  ;D

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 :thumb:

Nice board. I presume it's not meant for programming or at least not primarily? Would you be so kind and share your keymapping? Don't have a JD45 but this makes me think about getting one. :D

Nopeee~ No programming here-- I'm an immigration attorney in the states so mostly word processing  :))

Heres my current layout (still a WIP) -- I used one that someone had shared over on the JD45 thread to test it out, and liked it!
More
(http://i.imgur.com/EWiG39D.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/eCnd8YO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AYxczK5.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Dvoraknolegends on Wed, 08 February 2017, 21:57:51
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Are you interested in making one of these for me-- I already have switches, keycaps and USB cable (I'd need the stabilizers). This is just the sort of rig I need, a 40% that's Dvorak compliant. In fact if you make it an ortholinear PCB that would be even better.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Twinguin on Wed, 08 February 2017, 22:01:59
My little ones

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j34/Twinguin/ComputerStuff/20170207-423A9198.jpg)

Vortex Core w/ MX Red and JD45 w/ MX Blue and some PMK DSA caps
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 08 February 2017, 22:13:01
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Are you interested in making one of these for me-- I already have switches, keycaps and USB cable (I'd need the stabilizers). This is just the sort of rig I need, a 40% that's Dvorak compliant. In fact if you make it an ortholinear PCB that would be even better.
I don't have any extra PCBs but my friend who built one may want to sell it. There will never be an ortholinear MA42 unless someone else decides to design one, I've never been a fan of non staggered boards.

If you're interested in the layout I have a second board (MA52) that I should be making later this year.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: katushkin on Wed, 08 February 2017, 22:25:21
My little ones

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(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j34/Twinguin/ComputerStuff/20170207-423A9198.jpg)


Vortex Core w/ MX Red and JD45 w/ MX Blue and some PMK DSA caps

That's a nice colour scheme. I love orange :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Twinguin on Tue, 14 February 2017, 05:47:02
That's a nice colour scheme. I love orange :D
Thanks, need to take a new picture of the family.



Sent from the road.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Dvoraknolegends on Fri, 03 March 2017, 21:48:06
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The JD40 is great but it doesn't work with dvorak so I made my own 42%.  :thumb:

I'd love to see it next to a JD40 at some point!

Are you interested in making one of these for me-- I already have switches, keycaps and USB cable (I'd need the stabilizers). This is just the sort of rig I need, a 40% that's Dvorak compliant. In fact if you make it an ortholinear PCB that would be even better.
I don't have any extra PCBs but my friend who built one may want to sell it. There will never be an ortholinear MA42 unless someone else decides to design one, I've never been a fan of non staggered boards.

If you're interested in the layout I have a second board (MA52) that I should be making later this year.
Cool! Sorry, just seeing this now. Let me know, otherwise I'll just get a Planck kit. I'm not sold on the ortholinear layout, but Dvorak is indeed crucial for me.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Dvoraknolegends on Fri, 03 March 2017, 22:49:25
Swapped my caps around to use some artisans I haven't used in a while/ just received.

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Good one with the "number row", haha.

By the way, we can nix my interest in your friend's Dvorak board: I just discovered the JD45 layout and it's just perfect. The kit is available at Mechanicalkeyboards.com for $200.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 04 March 2017, 00:03:14
I really do love my alps minivan... i just need to sit down and reprogram it so I can remember where I put everything.

(http://i.imgur.com/IH3RMPW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kOB9j8z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sempre on Sat, 04 March 2017, 00:54:46
I really do love my alps minivan... i just need to sit down and reprogram it so I can remember where I put everything.


Beautiful  :thumb:

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 04 March 2017, 01:51:54
Thanks! Not much of that is actually my doing... I simply assembled what Evan built! Such a great board though.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Sat, 04 March 2017, 15:56:58
I really do love my alps minivan... i just need to sit down and reprogram it so I can remember where I put everything.

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(http://i.imgur.com/IH3RMPW.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kOB9j8z.jpg)

Fantastic

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: USER9127 on Sat, 04 March 2017, 18:04:53
I really do love my alps minivan... i just need to sit down and reprogram it so I can remember where I put everything.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/IH3RMPW.jpg)


Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/kOB9j8z.jpg)

I saw this board at the NC meetup. Was one of the nicest ones there.

Man, a build like that with greens....
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Sun, 05 March 2017, 09:15:58
Just dyed some caps for my Sebright and Minorca mainstays:

(http://i.imgur.com/BC4t4i7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Rwhite025 on Fri, 17 March 2017, 11:09:57
Here is my jd40, I hope I am not late.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Mon, 20 March 2017, 21:40:13
Here is my jd40, I hope I am not late.
Great JD40!!!!!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Tue, 21 March 2017, 13:09:17
PCB version of the Minorca getting prototyped as we speak.

(http://i.imgur.com/lieW0HA.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 05 April 2017, 09:19:32
A new one. I name it YDP40. The pics below are with a prototype Acrylic case.
I am still waiting for my keycaps. Later I will add more photos about Aluminum sandwich case and Aluminum CNC case.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Wed, 05 April 2017, 12:35:25
A new one. I name it YDP40. The pics below are with a prototype Acrylic case.
I am still waiting for my keycaps. Later I will add more photos about Aluminum sandwich case and Aluminum CNC case.
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Remind me of the terminus Mini, but with no bezel :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: menuhin on Wed, 05 April 2017, 12:52:40
A new one. I name it YDP40. The pics below are with a prototype Acrylic case.
I am still waiting for my keycaps. Later I will add more photos about Aluminum sandwich case and Aluminum CNC case.
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I like some higher profile case with bezel - which does not exist in the market right now for Planck.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ctzn_voyager on Wed, 05 April 2017, 22:09:07
The Van with Devlins

(http://i.imgur.com/4yRnp91.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 12 April 2017, 18:21:43
A new one. I name it YDP40. The pics below are with a prototype Acrylic case.
I am still waiting for my keycaps. Later I will add more photos about Aluminum sandwich case and Aluminum CNC case.
(Attachment Link)
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add two more pics with some sample XDA keycaps.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: KetchyKech on Wed, 12 April 2017, 18:24:07
The Van with Devlins

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(http://i.imgur.com/4yRnp91.jpg)


what in the wurld are these devlins oO;; pretty neat lookin'
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tomboy on Wed, 12 April 2017, 18:36:28
The Van with Devlins

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(http://i.imgur.com/4yRnp91.jpg)


what in the wurld are these devlins oO;; pretty neat lookin'

this is the set in question I think: http://www.ukkeycaps.co.uk/product/retroist-k-series-planck-double-shot-keyset
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: flashquark on Sun, 16 April 2017, 11:22:02
Perhaps it may seem pretty ordinary and blank... but I love my AMJ40.

Let's Split is peeking around in the background as well!

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: smithyithy on Wed, 19 April 2017, 07:21:03
The Van with Devlins

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(http://i.imgur.com/4yRnp91.jpg)


Oh that looks great, I was tempted to grab the Devlin caps for my Mech Mini and maybe source the other caps from peoples grab bags etc.. Are they SP SA blanks that you've used for the mods?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 19 April 2017, 16:00:43
3 of my 40s
Will add photo later
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 19 April 2017, 17:05:08
3 of my 40s

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mrboovn on Wed, 19 April 2017, 17:36:03
3 of my 40s
Nice collection .The red one looks really nice with keyset .
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 19 April 2017, 17:42:22
3 of my 40s
Nice collection .The red one looks really nice with keyset .
Thanks, appreciate it. I thank Bunnylake for the JTK Sophomore keycap sets & 1upkeyboards for the Red Carbon fiber JD40 & LeandreN for the silver "youtube build" carbon fiber JD40!
edit: JD45 artisans - Thanks HKP for the hot pink Raven & JChan94's KeyClack for the Night Unicorn!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Sun, 23 April 2017, 23:20:18
So thanks to William's passion for 40% boards I was easily convinced to grab one of the new 3 piece JD40 boards from 1UP. I went with Gateron Browns, lubed, 67g springs, stickered, and zealencios. Added some aluminum feet, orange LED's, and foam inside as well. Cool board. I'm still playing with getting the layers configured in a way that makes sense to me.

(http://i.imgur.com/iLXmKMr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MTcG82k.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2X54jtC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XKDmJ5x.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Thu, 27 April 2017, 22:41:06
So thanks to William's passion for 40% boards I was easily convinced to grab one of the new 3 piece JD40 boards from 1UP. I went with Gateron Browns, lubed, 67g springs, stickered, and zealencios. Added some aluminum feet, orange LED's, and foam inside as well. Cool board. I'm still playing with getting the layers configured in a way that makes sense to me.

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(http://i.imgur.com/iLXmKMr.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/MTcG82k.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/2X54jtC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/XKDmJ5x.jpg)

Thanks OfTheWild, it's a beautiful build. I still haven't built my green kit. I've definitely got to set aside some time to build mine. Again, beautiful setup!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Sat, 29 April 2017, 16:16:00
A new one. I name it YDP40. The pics below are with a prototype Acrylic case.
I am still waiting for my keycaps. Later I will add more photos about Aluminum sandwich case and Aluminum CNC case.
(Attachment Link)
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Love the multi-layered case. Would  you possibly be making some in an MIT layout?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 01 May 2017, 01:06:02
So thanks to William's passion for 40% boards I was easily convinced to grab one of the new 3 piece JD40 boards from 1UP. I went with Gateron Browns, lubed, 67g springs, stickered, and zealencios. Added some aluminum feet, orange LED's, and foam inside as well. Cool board. I'm still playing with getting the layers configured in a way that makes sense to me.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iLXmKMr.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/MTcG82k.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/2X54jtC.jpg)

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(http://i.imgur.com/XKDmJ5x.jpg)


I thought QMX clips only worked on plateless boards.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Mon, 01 May 2017, 11:45:03
My CNC case and another 40%.
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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 03 May 2017, 01:35:18
So thanks to William's passion for 40% boards I was easily convinced to grab one of the new 3 piece JD40 boards from 1UP. I went with Gateron Browns, lubed, 67g springs, stickered, and zealencios. Added some aluminum feet, orange LED's, and foam inside as well. Cool board. I'm still playing with getting the layers configured in a way that makes sense to me.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/iLXmKMr.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MTcG82k.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2X54jtC.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/XKDmJ5x.jpg)


I thought QMX clips only worked on plateless boards.

I had no problems getting the clips from the zealencios to work on there. The plate does have cutouts for switch top removal i'm guessing but these snap in the sides not the front like the QMX.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 03 May 2017, 10:54:05
My CNC case and another 40%.
(Attachment Link)
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Love this case man  :thumb:  when can I get one??
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 03 May 2017, 12:02:58
I thought QMX clips only worked on plateless boards.

I had no problems getting the clips from the zealencios to work on there. The plate does have cutouts for switch top removal i'm guessing but these snap in the sides not the front like the QMX.

I just checked, I guess the Zeal ones are designed to be used with plates.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 03 May 2017, 12:43:41
I thought QMX clips only worked on plateless boards.

I had no problems getting the clips from the zealencios to work on there. The plate does have cutouts for switch top removal i'm guessing but these snap in the sides not the front like the QMX.

I just checked, I guess the Zeal ones are designed to be used with plates.

They're designed to work on both.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 03 May 2017, 12:54:07
I thought QMX clips only worked on plateless boards.

I had no problems getting the clips from the zealencios to work on there. The plate does have cutouts for switch top removal i'm guessing but these snap in the sides not the front like the QMX.

I just checked, I guess the Zeal ones are designed to be used with plates.

They're designed to work on both.
I should've worded that differently, I wasn't trying to say that they only work with plates.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Mon, 08 May 2017, 00:30:52
I'm back with some monochrome.

Now if only I can find some really red GMK 1u Ctrls...
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Mon, 08 May 2017, 07:39:21
Wow. Honeywell is timelessly classy, and doubly so on a blocked JD. Beautiful stuff, man. Good luck in your search for the red 1yoozethe struggle is real for 40% keysets.

(I'll plan to spam this thread heavily as soon as my JD45 gets here.)


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: need on Mon, 08 May 2017, 08:02:07
I'm back with some monochrome.

Now if only I can find some really red GMK 1u Ctrls...

Red 1u ctrl :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GMK-doubleshot-keycaps-RGB-mod-set-and-spacebars-/222411622318?hash=item33c8c407ae:g:nQsAAOSw2gxYpUJM
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Mon, 08 May 2017, 11:42:32
I'm back with some monochrome.

Now if only I can find some really red GMK 1u Ctrls...

ARGH i'm so JEALOUS of you. JD, blocked 45 group buy when :((((((((((((((((
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Mon, 08 May 2017, 15:48:08
I'm back with some monochrome.

Now if only I can find some really red GMK 1u Ctrls...

Red 1u ctrl :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GMK-doubleshot-keycaps-RGB-mod-set-and-spacebars-/222411622318?hash=item33c8c407ae:g:nQsAAOSw2gxYpUJM

That's what I need. Thanks Need!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 08 May 2017, 19:47:10
I'm back with some monochrome.

Now if only I can find some really red GMK 1u Ctrls...

Dude, this looks great  :thumb: love the touch of red.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 09 May 2017, 11:17:07
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170509/d59f61c145a21a015d6e9c9362d9b67a.jpg)
I finally bought myself one- oh wait
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: duynguyenle on Wed, 10 May 2017, 16:34:55
Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170509/d59f61c145a21a015d6e9c9362d9b67a.jpg)

I finally bought myself one- oh wait

If you ever bother to hop in the Discord from time to time you would've gotten in on Amber's Meme40 :P
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 10 May 2017, 19:28:51
(http://i.imgur.com/EqZqKdp.jpg)

Latest iteration of the PCB Minorca project.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mnmlisme on Wed, 17 May 2017, 08:38:28
is minivan and planck keyboard the only 40% with arrow keys that are all 1U sized and aligned nicely?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Wed, 17 May 2017, 13:03:35
The AMJ40 can do an ortho/matrix layout with all 1u keys in the lower right. So almost like a Planck, but it's another option.

https://world.taobao.com/item/524230545942.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.YcJ0v3#detail


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mnmlisme on Wed, 17 May 2017, 18:12:16
The AMJ40 can do an ortho/matrix layout with all 1u keys in the lower right. So almost like a Planck, but it's another option.

https://world.taobao.com/item/524230545942.htm?spm=a312a.7700714.0.0.YcJ0v3#detail


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I checked and it seems that it's different sized. between 1.25u and 1u? I know I'm being nitpicky, but that's just the way I am lol

as for now minivan is the only one that fits my criteria.. except I have to saved up a bit. currently coping up with vortex core instead
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Mon, 10 July 2017, 07:37:43
Giving 40% a try for the first time

(http://i.imgur.com/nIiPKsc.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Koobaczech on Mon, 10 July 2017, 12:29:45
My babies

JD45s
(https://i.redd.it/uzgbioawig1z.png)
Mechmini
(https://i.redd.it/jil4rpqf517z.jpg)
Minivan
(https://i.imgur.com/uCEllqz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: smithyithy on Mon, 10 July 2017, 14:13:49
Anyone wanna buy an unused, partially-assembled MechMini? I don't know if I can be bothered to switch and cap it... I already have the MiniVan, plus 3 x Alps64's in the coming months I need to fund....
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sempre on Mon, 10 July 2017, 15:59:04
My babies




Nice collection
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Mon, 10 July 2017, 17:53:38
My babies

JD45s
Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/uzgbioawig1z.png)

Mechmini
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(https://i.redd.it/jil4rpqf517z.jpg)

Minivan
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(https://i.imgur.com/uCEllqz.jpg)


Very nice  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Tue, 11 July 2017, 06:52:17
My babies

JD45s
Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/uzgbioawig1z.png)

Mechmini
Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/jil4rpqf517z.jpg)

Minivan
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uCEllqz.jpg)


JD45 looks so clean
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Sun, 23 July 2017, 13:23:29
(http://i.imgur.com/DkbHren.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: smithyithy on Tue, 01 August 2017, 14:47:45
Mini/Mini/Micro

(http://i.imgur.com/JB9kjjT.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: mnmlisme on Thu, 03 August 2017, 02:00:56
My CNC case and another 40%.
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I thought this is a minivan until I noticed it's a lil shorter. what is this? such beauty!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Wed, 09 August 2017, 13:49:56
Tried the SA Ashen on the JD45. These caps definitely make the stupid Gat reds seem more tolerable than they were with DSA. Must replace these switches.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/
20170809/14f06a5342fa7ce231bc04fc203e14c7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:00:35
Tried the SA Ashen on the JD45. These caps definitely make the stupid Gat reds seem more tolerable than they were with DSA. Must replace these switches.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/
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MaxKeys SA Ashen seems really nice.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:05:08
Tried the SA Ashen on the JD45. These caps definitely make the stupid Gat reds seem more tolerable than they were with DSA. Must replace these switches.

Show Image
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/
20170809/14f06a5342fa7ce231bc04fc203e14c7.jpg)


How do you like SA? Curious to give it a go on my MiniVan
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: scatology on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:50:57
My babies

JD45s
Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/uzgbioawig1z.png)

Mechmini
Show Image
(https://i.redd.it/jil4rpqf517z.jpg)

Minivan
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uCEllqz.jpg)


They are beautiful! I am tempted to try these 40% keyboards!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: scatology on Thu, 10 August 2017, 10:51:11
sorry double post

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Thu, 10 August 2017, 18:05:35
MaxKeys SA Ashen seems really nice.

They're fantastic. Not brilliant coverage for most of my boards, but they can be shoehorned in. Not brilliant legends/novelties, either, but small potatoes.

How do you like SA? Curious to give it a go on my MiniVan

I like them better on the JD than on anything else by a large margin. (In fact, I didn't really like them at all on the Preonic.) I think I don't really love SA R1, and you only need 2-3-4-3 for the JD, and it feels just right to me. I'm glad I tried it; I almost didn't.


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xtianyves on Thu, 17 August 2017, 20:04:41
Just finished building and flashing QMK to my mechmini a couple days ago so here's my contribution:

mechmini with R7 78g Zealios and SA Industrial
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wazazaby on Fri, 18 August 2017, 02:56:58
(http://i.imgur.com/U9nqqLk.jpg)

My JD40s :D
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Fri, 18 August 2017, 15:11:57
Just finished building and flashing QMK to my mechmini a couple days ago so here's my contribution:

mechmini with R7 78g Zealios and SA Industrial

Looks great, man! I'm trying to tell myself I don't need a Mechmini because I already have a MiniVan, but this post isn't helping.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tomboy on Sat, 19 August 2017, 18:00:16
Minidox <3

build log: http://imgur.com/a/TrdBs (http://imgur.com/a/TrdBs)

(http://i.imgur.com/GWnKm0k.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xtianyves on Sat, 19 August 2017, 19:30:03
Just finished building and flashing QMK to my mechmini a couple days ago so here's my contribution:

mechmini with R7 78g Zealios and SA Industrial

Looks great, man! I'm trying to tell myself I don't need a Mechmini because I already have a MiniVan, but this post isn't helping.

I think eventually you need to own one of each 40% keyboard =) I aim to own a minivan and JD45 eventually too. I'm sure more are on the horizon. I've already got my eye on the mechmini 2 which will probably be my first ortho.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Thu, 31 August 2017, 16:10:32
Dressed up in SA Grand Budapest

(http://i.imgur.com/PSn8W2B.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Robotical on Fri, 01 September 2017, 07:22:08
Finally can post in this thread!

Golbat R2 with charred orange alphas and hydro mods featuring HWS.

(http://i.imgur.com/gMibObE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CgudwUO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Y1Neexv.jpg)

Still need to make the cable for it... will hopefully get around to it this weekend.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PerniciousPony on Sat, 23 September 2017, 01:20:51
(https://i.imgur.com/Q4mWdYI.jpg)

album (https://imgur.com/a/46CUz)

Minivan, SKCM Brown Alps, DSA Lightcycle.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: alan0ford on Sat, 23 September 2017, 16:50:59
(https://i.imgur.com/2sxJ3Ls.jpg)

album
https://imgur.com/a/KXejp (https://imgur.com/a/KXejp)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Sat, 23 September 2017, 20:08:54
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/2sxJ3Ls.jpg)


album
https://imgur.com/a/KXejp (https://imgur.com/a/KXejp)

Fantastic work.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: alan0ford on Sun, 24 September 2017, 02:26:21
Fantastic work.

You are very kind, I'm italian, is my first keyboard, I've been reading a lot, but some things could have been done better...  :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 11 October 2017, 12:28:46
Forgot to post pics with the new caps:

Sebright mk. V
(https://i.imgur.com/atQQlqy.jpg?1)



Minorca mk. VII
(https://i.imgur.com/lO7mvX6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wazazaby on Mon, 16 October 2017, 10:27:52
My JD40!

Green alu from 1up, with 78g Zealios and orange LEDs. SA Nuclear Data and VIM.

(https://i.imgur.com/CUZBFDl.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/JarlTzk.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Mon, 16 October 2017, 11:42:34
What an absolutely stunning build! Ive never appreciated the beauty of Nuclear Data until this moment. The two tone green works pretty well.


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Mon, 16 October 2017, 12:02:39
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DkbHren.jpg)


Do you use the numpad more than the characters that your forty keyboard is missing?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tristinDLC on Sun, 05 November 2017, 02:58:53
(https://i.imgur.com/Ayo33dw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hJP5QH3.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Mon, 06 November 2017, 09:09:23
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DkbHren.jpg)


Do you use the numpad more than the characters that your forty keyboard is missing?

Numbers are on layer 2 of the top row, but I really like using the numpad. Makes things a lot easier.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tristinDLC on Mon, 06 November 2017, 11:26:30
Numbers are on layer 2 of the top row, but I really like using the numpad. Makes things a lot easier.

I'm in the middle of a similar build myself. Casual usage isn't bad with numbers on a different layer, but sometimes you need heavier data entry and nothing beats a dedicated numpad you can quickly pull out and utilize.

Your set looks great!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suntorywhisky on Mon, 06 November 2017, 19:36:30
Numbers are on layer 2 of the top row, but I really like using the numpad. Makes things a lot easier.

I'm in the middle of a similar build myself. Casual usage isn't bad with numbers on a different layer, but sometimes you need heavier data entry and nothing beats a dedicated numpad you can quickly pull out and utilize.

Your set looks great!

Thanks, man! I do love my Roadkit, pairs perfecetly with my MiniVan. Those two have been dressed up in all kinds of sets recently.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 26 November 2017, 23:38:26
Daisy

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[attach=2]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tristinDLC on Tue, 28 November 2017, 03:27:32
Thanks, man! I do love my Roadkit, pairs perfecetly with my MiniVan. Those two have been dressed up in all kinds of sets recently.

The Roadkit is what I went with as well since it supported the specific layout I wanted. I'm currently having a case made for it, but now need to source the right specific keys I need to match it to my Planck to make it just perfect.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: cucgach on Wed, 29 November 2017, 17:55:27
[attach=1]
NIU 40 case + PCB.. still waiting for switches
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Wed, 29 November 2017, 21:04:02
(Attachment Link)
NIU 40 case + PCB.. still waiting for switches

Pretty cool looking case, where did you get it?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 30 November 2017, 00:06:15
(Attachment Link)
NIU 40 case + PCB.. still waiting for switches

Pretty cool looking case, where did you get it?

lmgtfy
https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/niu-mini-40-diy-kit
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: cucgach on Thu, 30 November 2017, 00:57:44
Exactly!  :thumb:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Thu, 30 November 2017, 08:17:40
(Attachment Link)
NIU 40 case + PCB.. still waiting for switches

Pretty cool looking case, where did you get it?

lmgtfy
https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/niu-mini-40-diy-kit

Thanks for the link, I might have to order one of these now
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Sun, 03 December 2017, 15:57:21
(Attachment Link)
NIU 40 case + PCB.. still waiting for switches

Pretty cool looking case, where did you get it?

lmgtfy
https://kbdfans.myshopify.com/products/niu-mini-40-diy-kit

Thanks for the link, I might have to order one of these now

I almost did as well but got side tracked with the dz60 stuff. Definitely a cool little board
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: tristinDLC on Wed, 06 December 2017, 06:09:32
Thanks, man! I do love my Roadkit, pairs perfectly with my MiniVan. Those two have been dressed up in all kinds of sets recently.

I'm building a Roadlite to match a Planck build (mostly for show, to be honest), but I do have the wite powerderd MiniVan and Roadlite (along with a couple other Van pieces) added to my cart for more of a daily use. I love my JD40 (though there is room for improvement for sure) and I need a num/macropad, so the Minivan combo seems like the best currently available option.

Just can't seem to pull the $500 price tag on the cart with all my items in it. It could end up being my daily endgame though as long as I can still keep building all the various Mac custom boards I have in the works.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Taylorisg on Fri, 08 December 2017, 16:01:19
I'll toss this guy in the mix!

Mechmini2 in anodized Black

78g Zealios

Dat sweeeeeeeet underglow
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: gorauskas on Wed, 13 December 2017, 21:33:31
Just got this finished in November.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 30 December 2017, 14:59:49
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/DkbHren.jpg)


This looks amazing - what is the numpad?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jihadu on Sat, 30 December 2017, 19:04:06
The roadkit from TheVan Keyboards
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Visionaire on Sat, 30 December 2017, 20:36:08
Awesome, thanks. A little surprised at the price tag, but it is what it is. Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: duynguyenle on Sat, 30 December 2017, 21:32:04
Planck with some Devlin caps

(https://i.imgur.com/pmjTbCl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: fatpolomanjr on Thu, 04 January 2018, 19:29:21
ACE-XT40 with XDA Canvas Text Mods + Alphas:

(http://i.imgur.com/s8Lh5xE.jpg)

What I wouldn't give to throw some canvas icon mods and runes on this sucka.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 04 January 2018, 22:26:43
ACE-XT40 with XDA Canvas Text Mods + Alphas:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/s8Lh5xE.jpg)


What I wouldn't give to throw some canvas icon mods and runes on this sucka.

Lowercase legends somehow look just right on a 40%.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 05 January 2018, 21:57:46
ACE-XT40 with XDA Canvas Text Mods + Alphas:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/s8Lh5xE.jpg)


What I wouldn't give to throw some canvas icon mods and runes on this sucka.

Lowercase legends somehow look just right on a 40%.

Because they're small
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 06 January 2018, 04:07:44
ACE-XT40 with XDA Canvas Text Mods + Alphas:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/s8Lh5xE.jpg)


What I wouldn't give to throw some canvas icon mods and runes on this sucka.

Lowercase legends somehow look just right on a 40%.

Because they're small

That too :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Kellybear on Fri, 19 January 2018, 13:07:47
My daily driver! Silver minivan with lubed 45g silent red stems in zealios housing. Cherry profile rainbow jelly POM alphas and enjoyPBT white mods. Mini reaper and elephant by DCcaps.

(https://i.imgur.com/ScTpLt6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: vegs on Fri, 19 January 2018, 17:27:54
My daily driver! Silver minivan with lubed 45g silent red stems in zealios housing. Cherry profile rainbow jelly POM alphas and enjoyPBT white mods. Mini reaper and elephant by DCcaps.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ScTpLt6.jpg)

Nice! Did you have to lube the stems for the poms?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Kellybear on Fri, 19 January 2018, 17:32:54
My daily driver! Silver minivan with lubed 45g silent red stems in zealios housing. Cherry profile rainbow jelly POM alphas and enjoyPBT white mods. Mini reaper and elephant by DCcaps.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/ScTpLt6.jpg)

Nice! Did you have to lube the stems for the poms?

I didn't! They fit quite well. Did people need to lube them in the past? I've found that they are not too tight.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: vegs on Wed, 24 January 2018, 04:11:50
My daily driver! Silver minivan with lubed 45g silent red stems in zealios housing. Cherry profile rainbow jelly POM alphas and enjoyPBT white mods. Mini reaper and elephant by DCcaps.

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Nice! Did you have to lube the stems for the poms?

I didn't! They fit quite well. Did people need to lube them in the past? I've found that they are not too tight.
I put my jelly POMs on some silent blacks and ended up pulling a few stems out of the housings :confused: I've lubed them with some thin krytox and they fit much better now
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Kellybear on Wed, 24 January 2018, 19:13:44
My daily driver! Silver minivan with lubed 45g silent red stems in zealios housing. Cherry profile rainbow jelly POM alphas and enjoyPBT white mods. Mini reaper and elephant by DCcaps.

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(https://i.imgur.com/ScTpLt6.jpg)

Nice! Did you have to lube the stems for the poms?

I didn't! They fit quite well. Did people need to lube them in the past? I've found that they are not too tight.
I put my jelly POMs on some silent blacks and ended up pulling a few stems out of the housings :confused: I've lubed them with some thin krytox and they fit much better now

Ahh, I see. Interesting! I have never come across that issue with my jelly POM caps. :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: prod on Wed, 24 January 2018, 19:36:39
 ;D ;D ;D[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: eksuen@Drop on Wed, 24 January 2018, 19:53:25
;D ;D ;D (Attachment Link)

Damn.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Wed, 24 January 2018, 22:46:37
;D ;D ;D (Attachment Link)

The man with the most forties on earth.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: fatpolomanjr on Fri, 26 January 2018, 06:30:28
What I wouldn't give to throw some canvas icon mods and runes on this sucka.

So, uh, about them Canvas runes and icons:

(https://i.imgur.com/X8WWHqG.jpg)

:D

Album (https://imgur.com/a/S7DZ7)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Rob27shred on Fri, 26 January 2018, 07:42:40
[attach=1]
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: yangdigi on Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:26:22
My new BLE40.
RGB, BLE, USB Type-C, Lightweight(287g with keycaps and build-in 1500mAh battery).
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Title: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: prod on Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:29:18
My new BLE40.
RGB, BLE, USB Type-C, Lightweight(287g with keycaps and build-in 1500mAh battery).
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like it so much
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Wed, 07 February 2018, 10:13:37
My new BLE40.
RGB, BLE, USB Type-C, Lightweight(287g with keycaps and build-in 1500mAh battery).
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OOOOOH, that's good. yangdigi, please show me your ways and share more info about the BLE implementation!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Koobaczech on Wed, 28 March 2018, 11:34:36
Pearl 40% :D
(https://i.imgur.com/k25Kfcj.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 28 March 2018, 13:56:53
Pearl 40% :D
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That's clean. I'm really digging the pearl
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Blaise170 on Wed, 28 March 2018, 14:15:33
I've no idea how you all can get used to arrow keys being in one row. It just doesn't seem intuitive to me and I've tried them before on vintage Apple boards in the past.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: elfick on Thu, 29 March 2018, 11:30:02
I've no idea how you all can get used to arrow keys being in one row. It just doesn't seem intuitive to me and I've tried them before on vintage Apple boards in the past.
Use Vim. You'll get used to it real fast :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Blaise170 on Thu, 29 March 2018, 11:35:13
Use Vim. You'll get used to it real fast :)

(https://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/emacs/logo/tn/gnus+emacs.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: elfick on Thu, 29 March 2018, 11:43:01
Use Vim. You'll get used to it real fast :)

Show Image
(https://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/emacs/logo/tn/gnus+emacs.jpg)

Ahhhhhh! My eyes!  :eek:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Blaise170 on Thu, 29 March 2018, 11:45:29
Use Vim. You'll get used to it real fast :)

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(https://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/emacs/logo/tn/gnus+emacs.jpg)

Ahhhhhh! My eyes!  :eek:

(https://i.imgur.com/aFbupfG.png)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:37:22
Forgot to post up my Pearl last month! I'm slacking

(https://i.imgur.com/w5N6MRq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5Fim3HC.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/S6eXXg1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NA5ZtcV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a3Iafh7.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: fatpolomanjr on Fri, 06 April 2018, 20:41:04
This thread, and 40% boards in general, deserve all the love. Here's what I put together from leftovers from sister-in-law's GMK Led Zep, her original tada68 caps, and arrows from GMK Demonic:

(https://i.imgur.com/39dU92m.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Siom5ze.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/m85ri2P.jpg)

Same ole ACE-XT40, with holtites added to a planck pcb for hot-swappability, and 78g zilents (silent tactile). Still trying to make the murderface colorway work for me. Already figured out killing spree: black and red. The red blood on white face is harder to make work, hence the white alphas.

Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: gorauskas on Sat, 07 April 2018, 17:56:09
My latest Planck:


I think it looks pretty cool, if I do say so myself...

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: 6FeaT on Tue, 10 April 2018, 21:48:58
Forgot to post up my Pearl last month! I'm slacking

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Absolutely gorgeous! I love that you've managed to incorporate the red of Honeywell without using any of the accented mods
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 19 April 2018, 20:20:01
lol yup. The red of the honeywell set is too bright and doesnt match anyway ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Tue, 01 May 2018, 00:02:52
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X-posting the AMJ40 again because of my love for plain simple rectangle.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Tue, 01 May 2018, 07:55:41
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X-posting the AMJ40 again because of my love for plain simple rectangle.

Well allow it. Its too beautiful to be a one-and-done.

Heres what Im using as my daily drivers over the last couple weeks. UT47 from a group buy on Keyhive. They are really likeable boards, with a delightfully intelligent layout. The white one makes a racket because Kailh Box Clickies, but the blue one makes a smug thock (because it has no right to sound this nice when it only cost ~$25). Click and Clack, you might say.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Blaise170 on Tue, 01 May 2018, 08:37:46
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X-posting the AMJ40 again because of my love for plain simple rectangle.

Well allow it. Its too beautiful to be a one-and-done.

Heres what Im using as my daily drivers over the last couple weeks. UT47 from a group buy on Keyhive. They are really likeable boards, with a delightfully intelligent layout. The white one makes a racket because Kailh Box Clickies, but the blue one makes a smug thock (because it has no right to sound this nice when it only cost ~$25). Click and Clack, you might say.

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nice
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Tue, 01 May 2018, 08:49:40
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X-posting the AMJ40 again because of my love for plain simple rectangle.
I really like this board. It's just too bad that 40% is a bit too limiting for me. It's not even that the number row is gone that is the problem, its that the [];'./ keys are gone. It just throws it off too much for me when trying to touch type.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Minnie2 on Tue, 01 May 2018, 11:03:22
Ydpm40   ;)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Tue, 01 May 2018, 12:47:46
Ydpm40   ;)

What keycaps are those?! I wanna get those alphas, hot damn!  :eek:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jnthnrvs on Wed, 02 May 2018, 07:39:44
Ydpm40   ;)

What keycaps are those?! I wanna get those alphas, hot damn!  :eek:

DSA Lingua Franca!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wazazaby on Fri, 11 May 2018, 09:51:36
My Mobik :D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/42039454221_c57d5c46c9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e)GON MobiK with OG Cherry POM keycaps. (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e) by Teddy Sommavilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137342557@N07/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: PollandAkuma on Tue, 15 May 2018, 14:22:08
My Mobik :D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/42039454221_c57d5c46c9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e)GON MobiK with OG Cherry POM keycaps. (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e) by Teddy Sommavilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137342557@N07/), sur Flickr
How did you acquire this?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Wazazaby on Tue, 15 May 2018, 14:34:33
My Mobik :D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/959/42039454221_c57d5c46c9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e)GON MobiK with OG Cherry POM keycaps. (https://flic.kr/p/273Tc7e) by Teddy Sommavilla (https://www.flickr.com/photos/137342557@N07/), sur Flickr
How did you acquire this?!?!?!?!

I bought it from a friend that got it from Gon!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: molecularronin on Tue, 15 May 2018, 18:33:48
Here's my baby!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Wed, 16 May 2018, 04:48:36
Here's my baby!

Wow, what's that case finish?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Hodgeman on Sun, 27 May 2018, 17:29:32
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180527/3fd8fc4a2531101024e90085e105feab.jpg)

Just finished my JD40, any suggestions for keycaps?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: suicidal_orange on Sat, 02 June 2018, 12:00:44
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Just finished my JD40, any suggestions for keycaps?
Wow, that's different!  Monotone and mostly white...  I'd probably go for some classic white on black caps :)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Colourr on Sat, 02 June 2018, 13:32:52
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My unblocked JD45!


Planning on swapping of the Miami for some Carbon or ePBT Black on Beige soon though.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Sat, 02 June 2018, 19:06:49
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My unblocked JD45!


Planning on swapping of the Miami for some Carbon or ePBT Black on Beige soon though.
That spacebar looks absolutely MASSIVE  on a board that small. :))
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sat, 02 June 2018, 19:35:21
(Attachment Link)

My unblocked JD45!


Planning on swapping of the Miami for some Carbon or ePBT Black on Beige soon though.

Approve this S P A C E B A R!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Colourr on Sat, 02 June 2018, 22:12:45
Gotta be T H I C C to get my attention
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: jimirolln on Sun, 03 June 2018, 04:23:51
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high pro red heart rev5 plonk
67g r9 zealios
dsa combat with wasd blue ring damps
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: croa on Sun, 03 June 2018, 09:48:12
(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/212575396032413697/449650318704377866/Copy_of_20180525_204304.jpg)

PCB from amtra5, Bantam44 layout from n0bs.

Case: Dark Purple and Smoke acrylic from JOlimon.

Switches: Chearios. R8 Zealio stems, Zealio 78g springs, Retooled Cherry housings. Springs lubed with Krytox 105

Caps: DSA Granite HC Alphas. DSA Granite Mods. I am getting sculpted black SA with some RDE Purple accents for this case.

Cable: from coolcables.co.uk

Sound: Amazing: https://clyp.it/1ztvbz3t#

Stagger: too much oh god help I can't type on this at all
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Rob27shred on Sun, 03 June 2018, 11:07:28
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My baby here^ :-* NIU mini (black alum top, acrylic bottom), rd. 10 78g Zealios lubed with Tribosys 3204, 2u GMK screw in stabilizer clipped & lubed for the space bar. Caps are XDA blue/grey from NovelKeys.

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This was my entry in the 40% world. Let's Split (black acrylic case/plate), 80g Cherry clears lubed with my personal Krytox thick mix, SA Godspeed caps, with a Pollen Pill Fugu for style points LOL! :cool:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 03 June 2018, 18:34:01
(https://i.imgur.com/XeM3FWh.jpg)

AMJ40, SA 1965, lubed Tealios
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sparrows89 on Fri, 27 July 2018, 11:09:06
(https://i.imgur.com/fOeMHF0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/y8ywMyi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LzHq2hL.jpg)

Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Fri, 27 July 2018, 11:36:29
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Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!


What case is that? Is it plastic or metal made of?
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sparrows89 on Fri, 27 July 2018, 11:51:45
What case is that? Is it plastic or metal made of?

It's a case I designed myself to look like the original brick sized gameboy, It's a 3d printed plastic case with a lasercut acrylic bottom for LED underglow.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: UsualSuspectXXX on Fri, 27 July 2018, 12:19:29
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Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!

Damn! That is really cool! Now I kinda want to build another 40%
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sat, 28 July 2018, 01:56:10
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Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!

Super creative
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: prod on Sun, 29 July 2018, 08:46:53
Family photo
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180729/efe3c33ec8bce7f17be1450581f27277.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 29 July 2018, 14:13:55
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Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!

Amazing job with this keyboard!  I love your attention to detail: from the keycaps to the custom case.  Very well done!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Photoelectric on Sun, 29 July 2018, 14:15:36
Not mine, but just finished a build for one of the Smallfry 40% orders:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/855/43683601651_da6ed2fa0f_h.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/851/43683599761_1037417ac9_h.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/914/41856631760_43c37a21dc_h.jpg)

(Powdercoated titanium plates, sorbothane spacer gasket, Cherry MX Greens, green LEDs, JD40 II PCB.  Very heavy for a tiny keyboard).
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: amp_tron on Sat, 20 October 2018, 19:12:13
Couple of 40%s

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: amp_tron on Sat, 20 October 2018, 19:17:44
https://imgur.com/a/vIVTWzj
https://imgur.com/a/mTftwIr
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Nixon on Tue, 06 November 2018, 05:02:42
Wanted to experiment with a 0.5u staggered keyboard so handwired a quick and dirty prototype with Gat Browns. Suprisingly nice to type on but the stagger of the wasd keys makes it near impossible to game on.

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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: gabetjh on Tue, 27 November 2018, 08:23:02
I NEED 40% RIGHT NOW!! but theres not much in the market currently :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: chuckdee on Tue, 27 November 2018, 13:31:47
I NEED 40% RIGHT NOW!! but theres not much in the market currently :(

There's quite a few, actually.  Just depends on if you're willing to build it yourself.

https://www.1upkeyboards.com/product-category/keyboard-kits/diy-40-kits/
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Fri, 14 December 2018, 16:52:31
Minorca prototype is coming along!

(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/bimg-20180717-100342_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: funderburker on Sat, 15 December 2018, 14:41:48
Finally using a board of my own. Don't know why I didn't build this sooner.

(https://i.imgur.com/gAtIzts.jpg)

Typing test (https://photos.app.goo.gl/gceeDw2sGioNGuWd6)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 16 January 2019, 19:05:28
Getting there!

(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190115-135709_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: ideus on Sun, 20 January 2019, 14:08:03
Forgot to post up my Pearl last month! I'm slacking

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Corner blockers are a nice aesthetic touch, but they limit the space in an already constrained keyboard layout. Nonsense.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 20 January 2019, 19:03:04
Getting there!

Show Image
(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190115-135709_orig.jpg)


Seems to be a sandwich construction. Would you offer HHKB-style top piece if that's the case? Not that it would be practical but it definitely looks cute.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Sun, 20 January 2019, 19:27:18
Getting there!

Show Image
(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190115-135709_orig.jpg)


Seems to be a sandwich construction. Would you offer HHKB-style top piece if that's the case? Not that it would be practical but it definitely looks cute.

Way ahead of you homeslice!

(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190110-201511_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Sun, 20 January 2019, 22:09:59
damn awesome case. Sign me up!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: sparrows89 on Sun, 03 February 2019, 10:44:26
I'm still adjusting and trying things with 40% keyboards, but I think this is getting close to my own endgame. Like before, this has face plates that you can swap out for new looks at a cheaper price than a new set of keycaps. It's also my first PCB design that has backlighting! It was a little tricky to do, since I'm still very much a beginner, but I'm super proud that I accomplished it as well. This is is going to have a pretty short life on my desktop however, since it's being shipped to a friend of mine as a present for them.

(https://i.imgur.com/EZ6CbKq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TZ6OxpO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4XAVijA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Hm033rv.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: HPE1000 on Sun, 03 February 2019, 10:49:28
I'm still adjusting and trying things with 40% keyboards, but I think this is getting close to my own endgame. Like before, this has face plates that you can swap out for new looks at a cheaper price than a new set of keycaps. It's also my first PCB design that has backlighting! It was a little tricky to do, since I'm still very much a beginner, but I'm super proud that I accomplished it as well. This is is going to have a pretty short life on my desktop however, since it's being shipped to a friend of mine as a present for them.

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/EZ6CbKq.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/TZ6OxpO.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/4XAVijA.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/Hm033rv.jpg)

Really cool! That alpha/mod combo is really nice as well.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: switchnollie on Sun, 03 February 2019, 14:39:37
Show Image
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(https://i.imgur.com/y8ywMyi.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LzHq2hL.jpg)


Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!

i needa get one of these boiz :cool:
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Sintpinty on Sun, 03 February 2019, 18:07:54
I wish i had a 40% board... space saving, and multiple function layers. Thatd be nice... :(
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 06 February 2019, 21:33:15
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/fOeMHF0.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/y8ywMyi.jpg)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/LzHq2hL.jpg)


Custom layout, custom case. custom heart artisan and Gateron blues!

yo how have i not seen this before, this is sick
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Glod on Tue, 12 February 2019, 17:23:09
It deserves much better picture but i just finished it. Laplace

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7911/32134941557_7219ce55d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QXDYyv)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Lanrefni on Thu, 21 February 2019, 15:33:25
I also just finished a Laplace,also turned half a Levinson into a num/game pad-

(https://i.imgur.com/38CtNsL.jpg?1)

Switches are franken blues,BSUN blue springs and stems in Cherry MX black housings,caps are Kbdfans laser etched DSA.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Kyi195 on Fri, 22 February 2019, 08:21:07
Next up, cleaning the storage room so I can have an office and get a deskmat!
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Tue, 19 March 2019, 22:28:12
Almost ready for the IC!

(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/zdsc-1454_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: MMKB on Tue, 19 March 2019, 23:00:45
Oof those are some proper bezels. Is the HHKB version still available?  :p
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 20 March 2019, 05:37:00
Almost ready for the IC!

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(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/zdsc-1454_orig.jpg)

Nice, I'm a 40%er again, so I'm looking forward, & interested in a handwire board if you have anymore.


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 20 March 2019, 12:28:56
Oof those are some proper bezels. Is the HHKB version still available?  :p

Definitely going to be an option! (https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190206-121953_orig.jpg)

Almost ready for the IC!

Show Image
(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/zdsc-1454_orig.jpg)

Nice, I'm a 40%er again, so I'm looking forward, & interested in a handwire board if you have anymore.


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These are going to be hotswap all the way! (https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190115-135833_1_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: William_S_Jones on Wed, 20 March 2019, 13:54:05
Oof those are some proper bezels. Is the HHKB version still available?  :p

Definitely going to be an option! (https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/img-20190206-121953_orig.jpg)

Almost ready for the IC!

Show Image
(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/zdsc-1454_orig.jpg)

Nice, I'm a 40%er again, so I'm looking forward, & interested in a handwire board if you have anymore.


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These are going to be hotswap all the way! (https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/panc40pcbvid-2a_orig.gif)

Nice will be in & would still love to get a handwire model from you.


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Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 01 May 2019, 19:14:46
So close I can almost taste it...

(https://www.panc.co/uploads/4/0/3/7/4037410/dsc-1501_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Nigolski on Sat, 04 May 2019, 11:57:20
(https://i.imgur.com/ruDu0lI.jpg)

scuffed niu mini with 80g holy pandas
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: fatpolomanjr on Sun, 19 May 2019, 20:09:45
Revisiting my old Canvas planck build. This time with Canvas round 2, featuring sharper legends that are closer to renders, and a hi-pro planck case. With lubed Healios.

(https://i.imgur.com/2jX71xP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GxjL6Ml.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/WNhuBgH.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Gabbzan on Sat, 25 May 2019, 16:57:49
(https://i.imgur.com/dY9pPg1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: xondat on Sat, 25 May 2019, 20:41:02
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What board is that?

I'm not a fan of 40s but ergo 40s are kinda cool.
Title: Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
Post by: Gabbzan on Sun, 26 May 2019, 05:51:15
its and orhtodox with gmk penumbra