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Offline ironman31

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1000 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 21:55:21 »
so I'm guessing we are not able to purchase an extra set of pcb's?
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1001 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 22:05:29 »
so I'm guessing we are not able to purchase an extra set of pcb's?


Look to DT for a parts buy, Doesn't look like Massdrop will be selling anything less than a complete kit.

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Offline ironman31

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1002 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 22:10:47 »
Yeah, I'll probably end up doing both group buys
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IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Offline wasabah

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1003 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 22:30:54 »
Yeah, I'll probably end up doing both group buys
Is there already another group buy running?
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Offline ironman31

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1004 on: Wed, 09 January 2013, 22:32:10 »
no, that's why I'm still participating in the massdrop. Not sure how long it will take before someone steps up and starts another group buy
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1005 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 00:08:37 »
looks like this is live on that massdrop site...
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Offline reverkiller

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1006 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 00:42:33 »
looks like this is live on that massdrop site...

It seems it is.
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1007 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 00:48:51 »
Going to place 2 x commit to buy.
They seem to be organised, good response via online chat, Cheap shipping to Non-US (especially Asia country) and fairly customisation for people like me who looking for complete set.
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1008 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 01:22:48 »
The option to purchase one or more extra PCB has just been added! (30$ for each)
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 January 2013, 01:28:29 by wasabah »
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1009 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 04:38:18 »
PCB price is now $22.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1010 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 07:10:42 »
Given how quickly they have reacted to feedback, I'm actually impressed by Massdrop thus far. They put together an assembly guide with photos, have added more customization at every turn when it's asked (pcb only or no switches), and finally changed its TOS (even if slightly).

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1011 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 09:12:07 »
i really want red switches... why aren't they available?

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1012 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 10:00:42 »
i really want red switches... why aren't they available?

I've found reds are hard to find. 

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1013 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 10:07:40 »
i really want red switches... why aren't they available?

I've found reds are hard to find.

My 1st post. Greetings to all @ GH. :) Base on mouser for mx switches. Reds are on backorder till march. Browns are supposely having shortages elsewhere. With demands there are bound to be shortages i guess.
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1014 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:25:05 »
i really want red switches... why aren't they available?

I've found reds are hard to find.

My 1st post. Greetings to all @ GH. :) Base on mouser for mx switches. Reds are on backorder till march. Browns are supposely having shortages elsewhere. With demands there are bound to be shortages i guess.

Welcome to GeekHack L!athus!  I hope you will enjoy this place.  I heard mx switches are backordered because of the recent orders.  Hopefully, 2013-2014 will be okay.  I hear Cherry does not have the machinery to fulfill all the orders :(

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1015 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:29:47 »
Did I read this correctly at the bottom of the link, a sweet price of $199 shipped for a complete kit ?

http://www.massdrop.com/blog/post/40081950857/ergodox-ergonomic-mechanical-keyboard
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Offline ironman31

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1016 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:40:41 »
As long as we can get everyone who was interested to buy
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IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1017 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:45:47 »
get the word out lol, 199 would be nice.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1018 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:47:24 »
Asked them a few questions about it on the massdrop chat and if I like the responses I think i'll be down for one. Want to see the build guide first though because where they've put 'Here is a link to our instruction manual', I don't see a link?

Offline ironman31

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1019 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:50:59 »
There's a link somewhere. I read it last night. I just don't see a video posted yet
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1020 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 11:55:27 »
Well I commited to buy from massdrop, just want the board, and this seems the simplest way to go about it. I'll probably just end up selling the switches from it and using my abundant vintage blacks for it.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1021 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:03:36 »
Asked them a few questions about it on the massdrop chat and if I like the responses I think i'll be down for one. Want to see the build guide first though because where they've put 'Here is a link to our instruction manual', I don't see a link?

the instructions are here

https://www.massdrop.com/dox-ergo.php

Oddly i think they took down the link to this page, maybe they are making revisions

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1022 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:06:46 »
Well I commited to buy from massdrop, just want the board, and this seems the simplest way to go about it. I'll probably just end up selling the switches from it and using my abundant vintage blacks for it.

Oh... that's a good idea... thanks!

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1023 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:07:53 »
Asked them a few questions about it on the massdrop chat and if I like the responses I think i'll be down for one. Want to see the build guide first though because where they've put 'Here is a link to our instruction manual', I don't see a link?

The link was in the blog.

https://www.massdrop.com/dox-ergo.php

Offline L!athus

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1024 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:16:08 »
Thanks sherryton. Getting comfortable as we speak. ;D

For US, its great with freeship. Though shipping to the rest of the world @20 is attractive too. If price could get even lower will be a plus.  :D Getting the 100+ commitments is the only hurdle to get that price. 18 days left to hit that target. Last i login it still stands @ 2 commited.

IMO a complete kit isn't complete if its still missing keycaps.  :)) Just thought that it would have been nice if, at least, those 1.5s were included as an option for the kit.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1025 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:25:48 »
I think we'll make it no problem. there is all kinds of crazy interest in this, especially once we spread the word.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1026 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:36:08 »
I hope those who were interested buy it, There was a lot of interest on DT as well it seems, but there is major hate towards mass-drop there.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1027 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 12:36:20 »
I'm going to be confirming 1 kit (maybe 2) today.  Glad to see this.

Now to decide if I want an aluminum/acrylic and full/classic cases. 
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Offline L!athus

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1028 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:02:13 »
Well I commited to buy from massdrop, just want the board, and this seems the simplest way to go about it. I'll probably just end up selling the switches from it and using my abundant vintage blacks for it.

In my email to MD, and i believed others on DT or GH here as well, have express my interest in a kit possible option to go without switches. I have just recieved an email reply. Now they have added an option to go "switch-less". Its -$44 off the final price if you choose to go with that option, if i understand correctly. Just check up on their site. The option is available under switches now.

And for those outside of US interested in the buy but can't find your country under "country" just email your request to them. They will be added asap for you to procceed with it.

About switches, MD expressed in the mail that they have a hard time sourcing well priced reds and browns. I'm not sure why but they will be running a seperate GB for brown switch only along with ergodox.

Thats all the answers i got from MD. Hope its helpful info for any.

I glad that they are prompt @ addressing issues so far adding more options of customising your order.
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:05:38 by L!athus »

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1029 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:02:59 »
There was a lot of interest on DT as well it seems, but there is major hate towards mass-drop there.

DT is inexplicably toxic towards massdrop, or really towards progress of any kind. If I were acting in my own self-interest and not the best interest of the buy, I would have stopped posting there long ago and updated only here.

But hey, if there is a single person monitoring only the DT thread that ends up buying in, I guess it was worth it.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1030 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:07:58 »
I'm going to hold off for a couple of days to see if they offer a case-less option...  If not then I'll think obliquely...

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1031 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:18:40 »
@asura:
Email or LiveChat MassDrop and ask about the option.  They may decide to add it to the order form.  They've been responding/adding options today as they get suggestions.
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1032 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:22:16 »
Have done already, only reply I've had so far was a standard marketing blurb about the ErgoDox.

Worst comes to the worst I can get someone to get an extra set of PCBs and post them out to me then sort out teensy, diodes, etcetera myself.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1033 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:31:33 »
There was a lot of interest on DT as well it seems, but there is major hate towards mass-drop there.

DT is inexplicably toxic towards massdrop, or really towards progress of any kind. If I were acting in my own self-interest and not the best interest of the buy, I would have stopped posting there long ago and updated only here.

But hey, if there is a single person monitoring only the DT thread that ends up buying in, I guess it was worth it.

Like it, go get it. Dislike it, just walk away.  :))

I would probably go with the kit w/o switches. Looking to build it with reds.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1034 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 13:35:13 »
Have done already, only reply I've had so far was a standard marketing blurb about the ErgoDox.

Worst comes to the worst I can get someone to get an extra set of PCBs and post them out to me then sort out teensy, diodes, etcetera myself.

Yeah, I just talked to Will and he basically said that at the moment there is no way to purchase another full keyboard minus the case. Just the extra pcb's.
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1035 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 14:55:43 »
Curious - if anyone has ordered already, are you going with or without the wrist rest?
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1036 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 17:05:58 »
I will go with a wrist rest when I get one
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1037 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 17:11:08 »
I went with no wrist rest, acrylic, black switches. I'm hoping that reds will be added mid-flight, and if not I'll probably get rested as well, just without switches. I can tolerate an extra set of blacks I don't like, but two sets I don't need.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1038 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 17:23:22 »
Basically, my line of thinking is that no matter what, I'll have some kind of squishy wrist rest under my hands--the built-in wrist rest basically just determines the height, and whether I have one big one (no rest) or two small ones (rest). Also, one thing to consider is that Ergodox enables you to have your two halves spaced as far apart as you want, so maybe the two-small-pad method is best; in that case the design with the rests is best. it's worth noting that having the pad sitting on the case's built-in rest keeps the pad in place relative to the keyboard, whereas the case without the rest could potentially scoot away from the rest or something.

Food for thought.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1039 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 17:25:13 »
Does the mounting plate allow for easy stem/spring swaps, like Phantom?
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1040 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 17:34:57 »
Looking at the pictures in their instructions, I'd say yes.  There are definitely recesses there.

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1041 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:00:50 »
Basically, my line of thinking is that no matter what, I'll have some kind of squishy wrist rest under my hands--the built-in wrist rest basically just determines the height, and whether I have one big one (no rest) or two small ones (rest). Also, one thing to consider is that Ergodox enables you to have your two halves spaced as far apart as you want, so maybe the two-small-pad method is best; in that case the design with the rests is best. it's worth noting that having the pad sitting on the case's built-in rest keeps the pad in place relative to the keyboard, whereas the case without the rest could potentially scoot away from the rest or something.

Food for thought.

I think it's best to have two seperate wrist rests/pads. And as you said, if you use seperate wrist rests, they might move around etc. (Of course depending on the wirst rest.)
This is why I will go for the Full hand option, although it looks not as cool.

For those people who want to buy extra PCBs, may I ask why?
Do you use it for backup if you screw up or do you want to make more than one keyboard? If the latter, why? And where do you get the other supplies needed?

And one last noob question: if I want to change the switches later on (because I have no idea which I want, will be my first mechanical keyboard  ;D ), does it mean I need to unsolder all of the switches?
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:03:32 by wasabah »
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1042 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:11:17 »
I would like to have an extra set so I can switch out having blues and browns
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Offline wasabah

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1043 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:24:50 »
I would like to have an extra set so I can switch out having blues and browns

But for this you also need a second case or at least the plate between PCB and switches, right?
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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1044 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:25:53 »

And one last noob question: if I want to change the switches later on (because I have no idea which I want, will be my first mechanical keyboard  ;D ), does it mean I need to unsolder all of the switches?

It's possible to change out the stem/spring without desoldering.  There are some threads around here, and you can find videos on youtube. 

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1045 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:26:23 »
Hmm. Didn't notice there was a plate.. damn lol. I guess I would just get two
Keyboards:
IBM Model M Space Saving Keyboard (Used), HHKB Pro 2 (White, Lettered), Realforce 87U all-45g in White, Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with Cherry MX Browns, Model F PC/ATNoppoo Choc Mini (MX Browns), Model F XT, IBM Model M 1397735 (bought NIB), (2) Siig Minitouch (GHSS) one with XM, one with complicated ALPs (modded),2 Dell AT101W, Cherry G80-11900HRMUS (modded with MX browns)



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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1046 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:33:17 »
I think we'll make it no problem. there is all kinds of crazy interest in this, especially once we spread the word.
I'll be sending out a mass PM to everyone interested.


Have done already, only reply I've had so far was a standard marketing blurb about the ErgoDox.

Worst comes to the worst I can get someone to get an extra set of PCBs and post them out to me then sort out teensy, diodes, etcetera myself.
If you need, I can help you with this.

Hmm. Didn't notice there was a plate.. damn lol. I guess I would just get two
The PCB looks just like the one bpiphany designed, and has holes for PCb or plate-mount switches.
« Last Edit: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:36:39 by dorkvader »

Offline wasabah

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1047 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:37:06 »
Hmm. Didn't notice there was a plate.. damn lol. I guess I would just get two
You can see it in the instructions: https://www.massdrop.com/dox-ergo.php


And one last noob question: if I want to change the switches later on (because I have no idea which I want, will be my first mechanical keyboard  ;D ), does it mean I need to unsolder all of the switches?

It's possible to change out the stem/spring without desoldering.  There are some threads around here, and you can find videos on youtube. 

Okay, cool, thanks for this very helpful information! So I guess I can go with only one set then. :)
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Offline AloisiusFauxly

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1048 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:45:02 »
DT is inexplicably toxic towards massdrop

I liked the occasional accusations of being paid by Massdrop. Oh, and being called a corporate apologist.

Offline StaCT13

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Re: [Interest Check] Custom split ergo keyboard.
« Reply #1049 on: Thu, 10 January 2013, 19:49:28 »
Dorkvader,

     The ultimate goal will be that when people get the keyboard, they will have access to our open source UI and firmware, which will allow them to use either the default QWerty / ic07 layout or any other layout of their choice (the software will automatically do any compiling and hardware flashing necessary). The UI will be Windows only, XP and above. If you're running linux, you'll have to manually edit the firmware, compile it, and flash the teensy 2.0 controller manually.

Mouse buttons won't be a part of the software as far as I know. I am not sure how the Teensy would handle this, seems to me it would almost have to register as two pieces of hardware to achieve. As far as we know, at the very least 2 layers will be available to the end users. A default and function layer. If you'd like to know what the default currently is, I point you to the source, or to sit tight until I can make a prototype UI available which will allow the designing of any custom layout of your choice. Let me know if you have any questions as I would be glad to help!

Cheers,

OJ

I don't remember/know if there were any updates to this, but is the GUI still being developed? The Massdrop instructions page only references flashing the firmware using the Teensy Loader Application: I didn't see anything involving the GUI, or there even being a GUI in development. Is it just going to be released after launch?

Thanks for any help, and sorry for any previously answered questions.

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