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[IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 16:54:41 »
Little Foot (Luxury Ed.)
A Mighty Small Keyboard





What's up my people,  Im back here today to open up the interest check on a more interesting project of mine in the works to come to fruition in the near future.

Meet, the Little Foot!  A small, fun, and classy "45%" keyboard.




Where We Began:



The Little Foot is a project of mine that all started as a sort of personal challenge.

Both in some tray-mounting design, as well as some more complex firmware/code construction.

Trying to push the limit of how small I could realistically go, I wanted to dive more into chording, combos, layer tapping and LED configuration, all without making something overtly complicated.  Keeping it fun; as I often really try to do.
Overall, I've been pretty happy with the outcome.




The Pro Micro Revision (most recent full rev) has/currently is already Fully Open Sourced.

You can find a link to the full Little Foot rev2.3 GitHub Repository here:

https://github.com/TheRoyalSweatshirt/The-Little_Foot-Keyboard-rev2.3


With people responding well to the project in general, I thought it would be fun to explore the idea of giving the Little Foot a nice, premium option of case and PCB.  For those that want the ultimate experience in obscurity and unique'ish keyboards.




The Case:

Taking a few design inspirations from easily one of my favorite designers in the community, LazyDesigners,  The Little Foot Case is a simple no frills, case with a classy finish.


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Key Case Notes:

- Balanced Tray Mounting style design (i.e. Good Tray Mounting; Even typing feel)
- 4° Typing Angle
- Small, but Hefty Case Walls
- Back Face "Badge"/"Weight"
- Heavy-Biased Chamfered Edges
- Integrated M2 Mounting Points


Will be offered in two variants:
   - Anodized Aluminum: PANTONE "Warm Grey 1C"
   - Bead Blasted Clear Polycarbonate




The PCB:

The Simple and Playful Design and Focus of the Little Foot lends itself to be a perfect board to experiment with.  Playing with different switches, different layouts, or maybe just a larger than average Macro Pad.  This is what it was designed around.


**Renders of rev.Alpha LittleFoot LX PCB: Subject to change (its a bit ugly right now lol) everything will be cleaned up substantially after this initial alpha testing has passed QC.




Key PCB Notes:

- Full Kaihl Hot-Swap Integration
- USB Type-C
- x4 Mounting points; Even feel and sound
- x2 RGB LED Indicators; Layer Triggers, Mini Dance Parties, or whatever else the QMK Masterminds come up with.
- Simple Layout Options: No more bUT HOw DO yoU tYpE NUmBeRs?!...Now you can have your 45% Keyboard, and dish out them sweet numerical data entries with ease.
- Clean Silkscreen Design (if that matters to anyone lol)





The Little Foot Layout:



As part of the basis for this project, the biggest Challenge was...obviously...how can I make this actually usable as a fully functional keyboard?

I dove into the interwebs and sought the help of some of the Grand Master of QMK to assist me in getting the knowlege I required to craft the firmware for the Little Foot.

After YEARS of dedicated study and hours of copy/pasting lines of code...I completed my mission. 


Comprehensive Deluxe Little Foot Layout:

- A graphical representation -

**This keymap gets better everyday so it might be slightly different at GB...but I'm trying to perfect the 7u "Alpha-Only" layout to make it as complete as possible :)



Raw keymap.c Code:

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#include QMK_KEYBOARD_H
#include "quantum.h"
#include "rgblight.h"

// Layer names
enum{
  // - Base layer:
  _BASE,
  // - Symbols, numbers, and functions:
  _FN,
  // - Alternate Function layer:
  _LN,
    // - HYPE-BOI Function layer:
  _HYPE
};

//Tap Dance Declarations
enum {
  TD_QUES_ENT = 0,
  TD_SPC_SHFT = 1,
  TD_CTRL_Z = 2,
  TD_CTRL_Y = 3,
  TD_CTRL_C = 4,
  TD_CTRL_V = 5,
  TD_CTRL_A = 6,
  TD_P_BSLS = 7,
  TD_QUOTE = 8,
  TD_SDCOL = 9
};

//Tap Dance Definitions
qk_tap_dance_action_t tap_dance_actions[] = {
  //Tap once for /?, twice for Enter
  [TD_QUES_ENT]  = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_SLSH, KC_ENT),
  [TD_SPC_SHFT]  = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_SPACE, KC_LSFT),
  [TD_CTRL_Z]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_Z, LCTL(KC_Z)),
  [TD_CTRL_Y]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_Y, LCTL(KC_Y)),
  [TD_CTRL_C]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_C, LCTL(KC_C)),
  [TD_CTRL_V]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_V, LCTL(KC_V)),
  [TD_CTRL_A]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_A, LCTL(KC_A)),
  [TD_P_BSLS]    = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_P, KC_BSLS),
  [TD_QUOTE]     = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_QUOTE, KC_DQT),
  [TD_SDCOL]       = ACTION_TAP_DANCE_DOUBLE(KC_SCLN, KC_COLN)
// Other declarations would go here, separated by commas, if you have them
};

enum combos {
  combo_ESC,
  combo_BACK,
  combo_TAB,
  combo_PINKYCTRL,
  combo_DELETE,
  combo_ALT
};

const uint16_t PROGMEM esc_combo[] = {KC_1, KC_2, COMBO_END};
const uint16_t PROGMEM bspc_combo[] = {KC_9, KC_0, COMBO_END};
const uint16_t PROGMEM tab_combo[] = {KC_Q, KC_W, COMBO_END};
const uint16_t PROGMEM pinkyctrl_combo[] = {KC_A, KC_S, COMBO_END};
const uint16_t PROGMEM del_combo[] = {KC_1, KC_0, COMBO_END};
const uint16_t PROGMEM alt_combo[] = {KC_COMM, KC_DOT, COMBO_END};

combo_t key_combos[COMBO_COUNT] = {
  [combo_ESC] = COMBO(esc_combo, KC_ESC),
   [combo_BACK] = COMBO(bspc_combo, KC_BSPC),
    [combo_TAB] = COMBO(tab_combo, KC_TAB),
     [combo_PINKYCTRL] = COMBO(pinkyctrl_combo, KC_LCTRL),
      [combo_DELETE] = COMBO(del_combo, KC_DEL),
       [combo_ALT] = COMBO(alt_combo, KC_LALT)
};

enum custom_keycodes {
  PASTA = SAFE_RANGE,
  DBLBK,
  ALLCOPY
};

bool process_record_user(uint16_t keycode, keyrecord_t *record) {
  switch (keycode) {
    case PASTA:
      if (record->event.pressed) {
        // when keycode QMKBEST is pressed
        SEND_STRING("HERE WE GO BOYS! The [INSERT SUB-60 KEYBOARD HERE] layout is the greatest thing ever let me tell you sir. First of all class ic inspirations on the [Keyboard] blocker style IT also has the ; and ' kjeys unless other competitors in the 40% space which I find completely unreplaceable in layers it also has extra keys for macros (read: artisans- I absolutely love the layout where you have numbers/!@#$%^ that replace qwerty it means i can type for long periods of time without twisting my hands at all whereas on a normal board you ahve to twist your wrists sometimes to type for me I just have to hold down left space and click asdf to get to numbers It's also just gorgeous IMO Ano quality is good, engraving is good, I like how he made it so you can buy a 40% sized board/layout but not need to buy 40% sized modifiers for your keyboard so you can use base kits and uh yeah that's it That's why the [INSERT SUB-60 KEYBOARD HERE] is my every day board I literally am typing on it right now and have used it every single day at work for the last 4 months 0 inftention to ever stop");
      } else {
        // when keycode QMKBEST is released
      }
      break;
    case DBLBK:
      if (record->event.pressed) {
        // when keycode QMKURL is pressed
        SEND_STRING("[]" SS_TAP(X_LEFT));
      } else {
        // when keycode QMKURL is released
      }
      break;
    case ALLCOPY:
      if (record->event.pressed) {
                SEND_STRING(SS_LCTRL("ac")); // selects all and copies
      }
      break;
  }
  return true;
};


#define FN MO(_FN)
#define LN MO(_LN)

#define xxx KC_TRNS

const uint16_t PROGMEM keymaps[][MATRIX_ROWS][MATRIX_COLS] = {
[_BASE] = LAYOUT_big_space_base(
    KC_1, KC_2, KC_3, KC_4, KC_5, KC_6, KC_7, KC_8, KC_9, KC_0,
KC_Q, KC_W, KC_E, KC_R, KC_T, KC_Y, KC_U, KC_I, KC_O, KC_P,
KC_A, KC_S, KC_D, KC_F, KC_G, KC_H, KC_J, KC_K, KC_L,  FN,
KC_Z, KC_X, KC_C, KC_V, KC_B, KC_N, KC_M, KC_COMM, KC_DOT, TD(TD_QUES_ENT),
                         MT(MOD_LSFT, KC_SPC)
  ),

[_FN] = LAYOUT_big_space_base(
    TD(TD_QUOTE),      xxx,      xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,       xxx,     KC_PLUS,      KC_MINS,
TD(TD_SDCOL),     KC_UP,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,       xxx,      KC_EQL,      KC_UNDS,
KC_LEFT,         KC_DOWN,  KC_RGHT,   xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     DBLBK,      xxx,   TD(TD_SDCOL),     xxx,
xxx,               xxx,      xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,    KC_LCBR,   KC_RCBR,     xxx,        KC_BSLS,
                                                        LN
  ),

  [_LN] = LAYOUT_big_space_base(
    DBLBK,          xxx,       xxx,       xxx,       xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,     PASTA,
  xxx,          xxx,       xxx,       xxx,       xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,     xxx,
LCTL(KC_A),   xxx,       xxx,       xxx,       xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,     xxx,
LCTL(KC_Z),   xxx,   LCTL(KC_C), LCTL(KC_V),   xxx,     xxx,     xxx,     xxx,      xxx,   KC_PIPE,
                                                        xxx
  )
};

layer_state_t layer_state_set_user(layer_state_t state) {
    switch (get_highest_layer(state)) {
    case _FN:
        rgblight_setrgb (RGB_BLUE);
        break;
    case _LN:
        rgblight_setrgb (RGB_RED);
        break;
    default: //  for any other layers, or the default layer
        rgblight_setrgb (RGB_WHITE);
        break;
    }
  return state;
}


It's almost enough to bring a tear to your eye  :D

And it is in fact very usable once you get used to it.  I have constructed this entire IC Thread with nothing but a Pro-Micro Based Little Foot.





Renders of Little Foots...Little Feet?:



























What Perfection Looks Like:





*Note On Design:
For those concerned, I've spoken with my engineers at the factory I will be using for the production milling and they have ensured me that these mounting points will be fine for this application in regards to the Polycarbonate variant of the Case. 




I have a single prototype unit ordered in polycarbonate as well as the aluminum variant for testing.  I'm not as experienced with the milling of plastics but this is a good opportunity for me to learn a few things :)

Estimate on Pricing:

No Final numbers by any means as of right now but the final cost of kit is estimated to be less than $150.00 USD for a complete Kit Including:

- x1 HotSwap Little Foot SMD PCB
- x1 Little Foot Case (Aluminum or PC Same Price)
- x1 4mm Thick Sand Blasted Brass Back-Face Badge/"Weight"
- x1 1.5mm SandBlased Brass Switch Plate
- x2 Long Molded Silicone Bumpons
- x8 7mm Barrel-Head SS M2 Torx Screws
- Misc. Goodies & Stickers





Current Details/What's Next:

Prototype Pics!





















Prototype PCBs Approved!







GB Coming in January!



Id love to hear your thoughts on the Little Foot project in general.

Drop into the Little Foot Google Form and give me some of your input if your interested!

I'm mainly wanting this first run to a smaller type buy, maybe ~20-30 Total Units with 2 Case Options, PANTONE Warm Grey 1C Anodized Aluminum, or Polycarbonate.  Lower number of units Mainly because I just want one and Its much easier on my wallet if can make up some of the cost of design and prototyping with a few other order fulfillments as well. 

I don't imagine there being a super high demand to entail a higher production of case.

So, point being, if you are interested PLEASE LET ME KNOW, I may not have the opportunity to run this type of buy again. [/size]


THANK YOU FOR READING THE WORDS I TYPED!


« Last Edit: Tue, 17 December 2019, 21:07:22 by The_Royal »

Offline mydens

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 16:59:25 »
My mouse is bigger than that......make a TKL.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 17:00:20 »
My mouse is bigger than that......make a TKL.

No U

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 17:19:42 »
7U?

I'm in.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 17:31:07 »
7U?

I'm in.

7u Aesthetic is Grade-A Sexy

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 18:15:35 »
Looking good buddy! I'll see how the bank account is doing after I (h)Ave my way with it.
« Last Edit: Fri, 08 November 2019, 18:26:26 by sickbabies »

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:01:16 »
Looking good buddy! I'll see how the bank account is doing after I (h)Ave my way with it.

Too Many boards

Never enough dollars lol

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:03:39 »
The form factor, the layout, the case, the PCB - so many great things about this board. I am super excited about it.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:17:59 »
100% in. But where’s the link to the google form? Am I just blind? Blinded by brilliance maybe?

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:24:13 »
100% in. But where’s the link to the google form? Am I just blind? Blinded by brilliance maybe?

Its there, But here's another link just for convenience  :thumb:

https://forms.gle/LQzg3jNpaksTkwbz5

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:25:15 »
The form factor, the layout, the case, the PCB - so many great things about this board. I am super excited about it.

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Thank you! Excited that you like the whole idea of the project!!

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 19:26:59 »
100% in. But where’s the link to the google form? Am I just blind? Blinded by brilliance maybe?

Its there, But here's another link just for convenience  :thumb:

https://forms.gle/LQzg3jNpaksTkwbz5

Much appreciated! Blinded by brilliance indeed!

Ps. I don’t actually care what color the pcb is, so I picked at random.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 20:12:39 »
So cool.
Love this design.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 20:52:11 »
This is super cute! Any chance of a non hot swap PCB?

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 08 November 2019, 22:54:05 »
Yes It's back!!! was wondering where this ic went!

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 03:47:01 »
This is super cute! Any chance of a non hot swap PCB?

100% Yes but solely just as part of the open sourced files

This buy will be VERY limited and not a big scale thing (~20 Units Most Likely).  So offering more than a small factor of options (ie: colors) is really the main variable I want to handle during the GB.


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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 04:19:10 »
100% in. But where’s the link to the google form? Am I just blind? Blinded by brilliance maybe?

Its there, But here's another link just for convenience  :thumb:

https://forms.gle/LQzg3jNpaksTkwbz5

Much appreciated! Blinded by brilliance indeed!

Ps. I don’t actually care what color the pcb is, so I picked at random.

I honestly don't care either but Blue Silk w/Gold Surface Is my favorite look...so we will probably go with that one. Lol

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 09:30:32 »
LittleFoot makes a lot of noise.

Good luck with the GB sir!

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 09:55:36 »
This is super cute! Any chance of a non hot swap PCB?

100% Yes but solely just as part of the open sourced files

This buy will be VERY limited and not a big scale thing (~20 Units Most Likely).  So offering more than a small factor of options (ie: colors) is really the main variable I want to handle during the GB.
That's understandable, at least the files will be there for it! I will definitely try to get one of these.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 11:04:00 »
MAD LAD
Stuff  I have
More
2x TGR Alice / TGR 910 RE / TGR 910 CE / TGR 910 VKC / 2x TGR Jane V2 / 2x Matrix 2.0 / Matrix 2.2 / 2x Matrix 1.2OG / Lyn Whale v2 / Lyn EM7 v3 / DK Saver / Keycult No. 1/60 / Hachi / Kyuu / Duck Orion V2 / 3x TGRxSinga Unikorn / QXP / TX1800 V1 /  JER80 / TMO50 / 2x 86u / ION i69 / LZ MP / Rukia / 2x FMJ80 / TGR Jane V2 CE / UTD 360C / Matrix Project F / IDB60 / is0 

Coming soon --  MXSS / Modern M0110 / PC HBCP / Noxary 280S / Noxary XRF / LZ PhysiX / Keycult 1/60 rev1 / Lynx50 / Matrix 2.0 OG / 2x GSKT-00 / Duck Viper v3 / FLX Virgo / Noxary Vulcan Pro

40 ish sets and 30ish sets in GB

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:00:58 »
You said this is Pro Micro based; any chance we could get USB-C by using Elite C?

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:01:25 »
Cute little metal brick :thumb:

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:40:33 »
You said this is Pro Micro based; any chance we could get USB-C by using Elite C?

The Orginal LittleFoot is Pro Micro Based and is indeed compatible with Elite-C, Proton C and similar fancy ProMicro Clones.

• Here's a Link to the Full Repo for all the Info on that:

https://github.com/TheRoyalSweatshirt/The-Little_Foot-Keyboard-rev2.3



This IC is for the LittleFoot LX, A refined version of the original concept. (Metal Case, Fancy Badge, SMD, hotswap, USB-C, etc.)

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:50:06 »
You said this is Pro Micro based; any chance we could get USB-C by using Elite C?

The Orginal LittleFoot is Pro Micro Based and is indeed compatible with Elite-C, Proton C and similar fancy ProMicro Clones.

• Here's a Link to the Full Repo for all the Info on that:

https://github.com/TheRoyalSweatshirt/The-Little_Foot-Keyboard-rev2.3



This IC is for the LittleFoot LX, A refined version of the original concept. (Metal Case, Fancy Badge, SMD, hotswap, USB-C, etc.)
Ahh okay, thank you for the clarification! Very interested, filled out Google form and will join when you get to group buy :)

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:51:55 »
I need to know how wide the case will be... for personal reasons... ;)

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 12:58:00 »
I need to know how wide the case will be... for personal reasons... ;)

It’s the same Width and Length as the Original Little Foot Case. 

Overall Width is ~8inches

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 11:39:31 »
You said this is Pro Micro based; any chance we could get USB-C by using Elite C?

The Orginal LittleFoot is Pro Micro Based and is indeed compatible with Elite-C, Proton C and similar fancy ProMicro Clones.

• Here's a Link to the Full Repo for all the Info on that:

https://github.com/TheRoyalSweatshirt/The-Little_Foot-Keyboard-rev2.3



This IC is for the LittleFoot LX, A refined version of the original concept. (Metal Case, Fancy Badge, SMD, hotswap, USB-C, etc.)
Thank you for clarifying this!

Tbh, a Pro Micro version is even more interesting to me, because I am interested in trying out some different Pro Micro compatible controllers.

Still want to purchase a LX to support your amazing work!

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« Reply #27 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 12:08:41 »
I need this

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 12:57:20 »
This is absolutely bonkers, and I absolutely love it :eek:

Great to see the creativity in the community come out in crazy ideas like this!

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 13:31:33 »
I'm in.

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« Reply #30 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 14:24:39 »
Want one!

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 17:32:19 »
I was gonna say 'really cute board, but I don't think I could figure out the layout, GLWS!' then I saw the price :eek:... now I'm seriously considering taking the plunge, and I know I'm not the only one ;)

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 11 November 2019, 20:11:44 »
daddy thank you for blessing me with this meal

i'm ready to have a second littlefoot

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 13:09:58 »
What Perfection Looks Like:


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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 13:44:45 »
So cute! If this fizzles out like the Bumper 60% I'll riot

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 14:05:37 »
So cute! If this fizzles out like the Bumper 60% I'll riot

Prototypes are Already on there way lol

It's definitely gonna happen pretty soon I can assure you of that.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 14:06:35 »
NE stagger avail???

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 15 November 2019, 14:09:35 »
NE stagger avail???

Anything is possible with enough determination.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 16:32:16 »
Could it have 6 mount points?
I think that it will help the plate be more stable, the 4 holes might not handle the middle of plate (location g-h).

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 17:28:01 »
Could it have 6 mount points?
I think that it will help the plate be more stable, the 4 holes might not handle the middle of plate (location g-h).

4 Mounting Points plus the support ledge under the Spacebar area of the PCB is plenty of support. There is a small bit of flex without the plate but with the plate it's solid as a rock :D

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 19 November 2019, 17:29:02 »
This is the support ledge mentioned:


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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 20 November 2019, 11:12:24 »
Oh, i did not know the ledge support until you mentioned it.
It is nice for bottom row, but how about the support for top row?

I think any idea to change the design to improve the stable for the case now is too late, but personally, the jd45 or the pearl with lots of holding plate is much more stable than daisy or minivan I think. The flex is very small, but it is still border me.
I hope that you will consider it in the next design for staggered version :)

Anyway,  i am definitely in ;)
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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 22 November 2019, 12:52:47 »
Love it; like a penguin in a tuxedo: classy and cute. I'm in 100%
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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 23:24:57 »
Still interested :)

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - A Mighty Small Keyboard
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 18:13:04 »
Still interested :)

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This. All the best customs get abandoned because they aren't Alice clones. Even a tenkeyless would be unique at this point, and this is much more interesting.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 21:10:09 »
I have zero plans to abandon this project lol!

Side note...



Prototype Pics!





















Prototype PCBs Approved!







GB Coming in January!



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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 23:59:50 »
Glad to see the prototypes look so good. Its even cuter than in renders, so little yet so chonk. The Rama grid caps look like a perfect fit!

The only question now is polycarbonate or aluminum?

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 00:47:47 »
This look great. Normally not a fan of PC, but these look super nice.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 01:10:55 »
Damn I thought i was sold on the aluminium, but now that pc is looking reaally good.

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Re: [IC] The LittleFoot LX - (Prototype Pics!)
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 02:07:36 »
If I have money on hand, def would be getting this one, it looks soo good!