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Offline jevakmeni

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Cheapest way to try Miryoku style layout
« on: Sat, 22 July 2023, 04:09:38 »
I have recently started working from home and basically spending all day typing. I already have chronic pain from a genetic condition affecting my joints and I really want to avoid any new pain from all of this typing. I really want to purchase the Charybdis Nano, Iíve always used a trackball mouse so the combination sounds great.

However I want to see if I can get comfortable with that few keys before spending $450 AUD for the kit or $600+ for a prebuilt. I have seen people make split boards that are basically just a PCB (Ferris sweep). Or would hand wiring be best? What would be the most barebones cheap way for me to jump into this?

Offline mk

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Re: Cheapest way to try Miryoku style layout
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 22 July 2023, 13:20:38 »
The cheapest way is around 0Ä.
Different software approaches to the layout is described on the Github repo.

The pricing you are describing for Carybdis Nano is a lot higher than what I would expect it to be.

If you want to try out split at the same time for the lowest cost there are lot of options. Corne and Ferris/Sweep are definitely recommendable. It's quite affordable if you buy a kit and solder it yourself. Usually Cherry-style switches/caps can be had for a lot cheaper than their Choc counterparts. If you have no local vendors available, most of these boards are open-source, allowing you to get the PCB manufactured and shipped for cheap-ish from a Chinese PCB manufacturer.

Offline kajahtaa

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Re: Cheapest way to try Miryoku style layout
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 August 2023, 16:29:48 »
SweepV2 from JLCPCB


Did you review this site ?