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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #150 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 16:25:08 »
Out of curiousity, what types of switches would everyone be looking for? I've got a quote request out to a few places for pretty much all the common colors, but it would be helpful to have a bit more of a solid idea.

I use blues for keyboards like this as I use them for typing. I also like browns because I use a kinesis and might choose those too.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #151 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 16:39:49 »
Out of curiousity, what types of switches would everyone be looking for? I've got a quote request out to a few places for pretty much all the common colors, but it would be helpful to have a bit more of a solid idea.

I use blues for keyboards like this as I use them for typing. I also like browns because I use a kinesis and might choose those too.

Yeah I've been interested to try browns myself. I plan with the next revision of the PCBs & mount plates to include the patterning so that they can be switched out without being desoldered.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #152 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 16:59:55 »
man if i one day am able to grab this keyboard, i should probably get rid of one or two of my 3 ErgoDox lolol

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #153 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 17:29:02 »

Out of curiousity, what types of switches would everyone be looking for? I've got a quote request out to a few places for pretty much all the common colors, but it would be helpful to have a bit more of a solid idea.

Capacitive BS.

Realistically, clears or greens.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #154 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 17:31:34 »
How is it helping with your wrist pain issue?
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #155 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 17:50:53 »
How is it helping with your wrist pain issue?
I can't comment on that yet as I don't yet have my boards in hand to test with, however they do sit on either side of my keyboard right now. Typically when I take a break from typing and rest my hands on them, there is definitely a noticeable reduction in the strain. I'm very much looking forward to making them my daily driver :D

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« Reply #156 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 19:01:56 »
How is it helping with your wrist pain issue?
I can't comment on that yet as I don't yet have my boards in hand to test with, however they do sit on either side of my keyboard right now. Typically when I take a break from typing and rest my hands on them, there is definitely a noticeable reduction in the strain. I'm very much looking forward to making them my daily driver :D

That's good to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes out of this! Hopefully, an amazing keyboard.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #157 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 19:31:16 »

Is full NKRO over PS2 just a possibility?
Or has it actually been functionally tested?

What I'm asking is if you know if the KB controller
that you have in mind has a history of actually being
capable of doing full NKRO over PS2.

Having that capability, plus using Soarer's converter,
will result in full NKRO over USB.
And that will be 100% working on everything, including Macs.

The library I'm working from is set up for it, and I know the controller can handle it, but at this point I don't have my boards yet on hand to test it for myself, but I plan to make it happen one way or the other. Would you mind linking me to Soarer's converter?

Great answer!  Thanks!

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=17458.msg335414#msg335414

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #158 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 21:55:00 »
Out of curiousity, what types of switches would everyone be looking for? I've got a quote request out to a few places for pretty much all the common colors, but it would be helpful to have a bit more of a solid idea.

Short answer:  I'd order Cherry MX Red switches.

Long answer:
The most important mandatory thing for me about switches
is that I have to be able to open them up, take off the covers,
so that I can change/modify the stems and springs.

Since you are dealing with hand and wrist pain,
you may have looked into low-force switch activation, so
you may already know about Tim Tyler's stem & spring surgery
on Cherry MX switches, where he achieved an activation force
of 20 grams. I duplicated the 20 grams, and so can anyone.
Pcb-mounting is best if you want to do that easily.

If you cut down Korean 45g springs, you can
get an activation force of 15 grams.  I've done it.
That is helpful for hand & wrist pain.

If you cut down Korean 35g springs
(I can't find them anywhere) I'd bet money that
you will be able to get an activation force of 10 grams.
That will be even better for hand and wrist pain.

When going for low activation force, the linear
Black or Red stems work best.  Since Reds have
springs with lower activation force than Blacks,
I'd order Reds.

But it's not a deal breaker, because
changing stems & springs is easy with pcb-mounting.


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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #159 on: Fri, 12 July 2013, 23:05:42 »
Great answer!  Thanks!

Thanks for the link, If he's using the Teensy as a converter, theres no reason I couldn't do the same thing considering the ATMEGA32u4 I'm using for the controller is the same at the heart of the Teensy. I'll have to look into this :)

Short answer:  I'd order Cherry MX Red switches.

Long answer:
The most important mandatory thing for me about switches
is that I have to be able to open them up, take off the covers,
so that I can change/modify the stems and springs.

Since you are dealing with hand and wrist pain,
you may have looked into low-force switch activation, so
you may already know about Tim Tyler's stem & spring surgery
on Cherry MX switches, where he achieved an activation force
of 20 grams. I duplicated the 20 grams, and so can anyone.
Pcb-mounting is best if you want to do that easily.

If you cut down Korean 45g springs, you can
get an activation force of 15 grams.  I've done it.
That is helpful for hand & wrist pain.

If you cut down Korean 35g springs
(I can't find them anywhere) I'd bet money that
you will be able to get an activation force of 10 grams.
That will be even better for hand and wrist pain.

When going for low activation force, the linear
Black or Red stems work best.  Since Reds have
springs with lower activation force than Blacks,
I'd order Reds.

But it's not a deal breaker, because
changing stems & springs is easy with pcb-mounting.
That sir, is an absolutely fantastic answer! I'll definitely up the numbers for the reds I'm looking for in the quotes I've put out. If the numbers are right for the kickstarter campaign, it may be entirely possible to do a completely custom solution, either through cherry directly or modifying the switches ordered.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #160 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 00:20:35 »
Unfortunately it doesn't look like Soarer's firmware is open source, however Hasu's released his code that while it technically isn't NKRO (120+8 modifiers), for all intents and purposes it is, so I'll look to get something like that integrated for the USB side.
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=14618.0

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #161 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 07:48:50 »
PCB mounting is wholly unnecessary for any use case. A properly designed plate will allow the switch to be opened, even while mounted.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #162 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 10:19:10 »
PCB mounting is wholly unnecessary for any use case. A properly designed plate will allow the switch to be opened, even while mounted.

That's the plan. The PCBs & plates will be designed so that no modifications will be required to switches, regardless of whether they're PCB or plate mount.

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« Reply #163 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 10:46:27 »
Sounds good, I notice you implied that both pcb and plate will be possible, will there be an option to have a second acrylic spacer in place of a plate for those who just like the feel of pcb mount?

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #164 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 10:48:41 »
I don't see why not, because this clear version uses a pair of 1.5mm sheets one for a plate, the other for a spacer, it's already been designed, so inclusion or as an available option is quite trivial.

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« Reply #165 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 13:03:23 »
I don't see why not, because this clear version uses a pair of 1.5mm sheets one for a plate, the other for a spacer, it's already been designed, so inclusion or as an available option is quite trivial.

You have to be careful with lots of options on kickstarter. I know some who have realized huge costs for any additional item as it becomes a nightmare to fulfill. I've heard fulfillment companies charge so much more after you get more than like 10 items

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #166 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 13:17:53 »
I'm not looking to offer it as part of the kickstarter, but as a spare part that'll be available through a webstore, along with a number of other things.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #167 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 15:13:35 »
I don't see why not, because this clear version uses a pair of 1.5mm sheets one for a plate, the other for a spacer, it's already been designed, so inclusion or as an available option is quite trivial.

You have to be careful with lots of options on kickstarter. I know some who have realized huge costs for any additional item as it becomes a nightmare to fulfill. I've heard fulfillment companies charge so much more after you get more than like 10 items

I agree. Don't fall for the engineers curse. Don't make a lot of versions. No product is perfect. If people want this option or that option so bad, they can mod it themselves.

I'm not you're boss, but I say that you take the current design, make some prototypes, and iron out the flaws. I would LOVE to see this as product, but I don't want you to feel like you need to do a zillion(10^23) things or people will be mad. They won't. They will love you for you're work.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #168 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 15:35:11 »
I absolutely agree. I've already outlined what I have planned for the first revision, and Im not going to deviate from it unless it becomes an impossible task/feature.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #169 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 15:35:20 »
I don't see why not, because this clear version uses a pair of 1.5mm sheets one for a plate, the other for a spacer, it's already been designed, so inclusion or as an available option is quite trivial.

You have to be careful with lots of options on kickstarter. I know some who have realized huge costs for any additional item as it becomes a nightmare to fulfill. I've heard fulfillment companies charge so much more after you get more than like 10 items

I agree. Don't fall for the engineers curse. Don't make a lot of versions. No product is perfect. If people want this option or that option so bad, they can mod it themselves.

I'm not you're boss, but I say that you take the current design, make some prototypes, and iron out the flaws. I would LOVE to see this as product, but I don't want you to feel like you need to do a zillion(10^23) things or people will be mad. They won't. They will love you for you're work.

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That's the beauty of a CUSTOM keyboard, you can do whatever you like with the component  :))
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #170 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 15:37:36 »
I absolutely agree. I've already outlined what I have planned for the first revision, and Im not going to deviate from it unless it becomes an impossible task/feature.

I apologize if I came across as harsh.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #171 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 16:09:03 »
I apologize if I came across as harsh.

Not at all :)

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« Reply #172 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 16:18:05 »
How much longer do you think it will take for your PCBs to arrive?
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« Reply #173 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 16:21:12 »
Fingers crossed for sometime this week, the earlier the better.

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« Reply #174 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 16:27:46 »
I'll cross mine too.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #175 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 18:45:17 »
Hi AcidFire,

In my mind's eye I'm visualizing possible layouts for your keyboard...
while I'm thinking about some of the ways I use any keyboard...

Specifically thinking about the keying actions required when F1-F12 are on a layer...
because there are programs/shortcuts that use of F1-F12 directly and
also in combination with modifiers,
and that also use the number row with modifiers, such as...
ctrl-F11, alt-F2, shift-F4, ctrl-1 ctrl-10, alt-2, that kind of thing.

If F1-F12 is assigned to a layer that uses the number row of keys...
then when F1-F12 needs to be used in combination with modifiers...
and when the number row characters keys with modifiers are also needed...
it seems like it is going to be more keystrokes/complicated/cumbersome,
and much less efficient than just having the F1-F12 row of keys.

Maybe I'm also remembering posts from some people
 who are using layouts without F1-F12
(like the Poker, Pure, ErgoDox, and others)
who may have indicated that they miss those keys.

Is there any possibility of adding 1 additional top row of keys for F1-F12?

Thanks for considering, and for everything you've done!
xman


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« Reply #176 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 19:34:05 »
Hi AcidFire,

In my mind's eye I'm visualizing possible layouts for your keyboard...
while I'm thinking about some of the ways I use any keyboard...

Specifically thinking about the keying actions required when F1-F12 are on a layer...
because there are programs/shortcuts that use of F1-F12 directly and
also in combination with modifiers,
and that also use the number row with modifiers, such as...
ctrl-F11, alt-F2, shift-F4, ctrl-1 ctrl-10, alt-2, that kind of thing.

If F1-F12 is assigned to a layer that uses the number row of keys...
then when F1-F12 needs to be used in combination with modifiers...
and when the number row characters keys with modifiers are also needed...
it seems like it is going to be more keystrokes/complicated/cumbersome,
and much less efficient than just having the F1-F12 row of keys.

Maybe I'm also remembering posts from some people
 who are using layouts without F1-F12
(like the Poker, Pure, ErgoDox, and others)
who may have indicated that they miss those keys.

Is there any possibility of adding 1 additional top row of keys for F1-F12?

Thanks for considering, and for everything you've done!
xman

I think that it would be more efficient to make a layer that is the same as the other/default one, and just make the top row of keys be the F1-F12 keys.
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« Reply #177 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 19:38:47 »
I assign one of my thumb keys to fn on my edox and can easily reach the function keys, even with mods on top of that. Much easier than on poker/pure. Wouldn't mind having extra keys though so I'm pretty much indifferent.

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« Reply #178 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 19:58:21 »
Yip. If there were more keys, I wouldn't use them for F keys.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #179 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 20:12:27 »
Hi AcidFire,

In my mind's eye I'm visualizing possible layouts for your keyboard...
while I'm thinking about some of the ways I use any keyboard...

Specifically thinking about the keying actions required when F1-F12 are on a layer...
because there are programs/shortcuts that use of F1-F12 directly and
also in combination with modifiers,
and that also use the number row with modifiers, such as...
ctrl-F11, alt-F2, shift-F4, ctrl-1 ctrl-10, alt-2, that kind of thing.

If F1-F12 is assigned to a layer that uses the number row of keys...
then when F1-F12 needs to be used in combination with modifiers...
and when the number row characters keys with modifiers are also needed...
it seems like it is going to be more keystrokes/complicated/cumbersome,
and much less efficient than just having the F1-F12 row of keys.

Maybe I'm also remembering posts from some people
 who are using layouts without F1-F12
(like the Poker, Pure, ErgoDox, and others)
who may have indicated that they miss those keys.

Is there any possibility of adding 1 additional top row of keys for F1-F12?

Thanks for considering, and for everything you've done!
xman

I think that it would be more efficient to make a layer that is the same as the other/default one, and just make the top row of keys be the F1-F12 keys.

Then you would still have the same situation, except now not for F1-F12,
but now for the number row keys...
so you still need to use FN + modifiers + whatever...
Still cumbersome.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #180 on: Sat, 13 July 2013, 21:49:55 »
I've had similar feedback from others, and one idea that comes to mind is to do a row of keys like the kinesis boards, sitting 90 degrees with 6-7 switches, mechanical of course.

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« Reply #181 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 00:00:10 »
I've had similar feedback from others, and one idea that comes to mind is to do a row of keys like the kinesis boards, sitting 90 degrees with 6-7 switches, mechanical of course.

On the Kinesis web site they now show the
Contoured, Maxim, and Freestyle,
but I know there are other models.
Which one of the Kinesis boards
comes closest to what you mean?

What I'm guessing what you mean is the Contoured,
but with the top row moved to the side,
to the outer edge nearest the little fingers.
but I could be wrong.

If that's what you mean, I like it.
Is that what you mean?


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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #182 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 00:08:44 »
I was thinking more along the top row, like the contoured, however it's entirely possible to mount it to the side as well with how I have it mapped out in my head. I'll mark it down to try both with the next revision of the housing, it's a fairly simple change to make it modular. It's definitely something I need to decide whether I want to include it with the first revision of the hardware that'll be available for purchase.

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« Reply #183 on: Sun, 14 July 2013, 00:31:28 »
I was thinking more along the top row, like the contoured, however it's entirely possible to mount it to the side as well with how I have it mapped out in my head. I'll mark it down to try both with the next revision of the housing, it's a fairly simple change to make it modular. It's definitely something I need to decide whether I want to include it with the first revision of the hardware that'll be available for purchase.

The top row would have the narrower footprint advantage.
Plus it is where people would expect to see the F1-F12 keys.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard aka The Grand Piano
« Reply #184 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 14:10:07 »
I've marked it down for a second revision of the case/hardware as I can see their use as either function keys or additional macro keys, but for now I'm going to focus on my original outline, lest my project sneak away from me.

In the meantime, I've nearly finished the libraries & serial commands for controlling the LEDs, as well as reading the key array. Next up will be mapping & layer storage/recall :D

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« Reply #185 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 14:28:18 »
Are you planning to make the connection between the two halves of the keyboard wireless also?
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« Reply #186 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 14:49:25 »
I think that might drive up the cost by quite a bit.
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« Reply #187 on: Mon, 15 July 2013, 15:04:15 »
I'm looking into it, the biggest thing is that the radios that give you the ability to select the device your connected to on the fly are a bit more expensive. Personally, with this type of set up if it's going to be wireless, I want it to be completely wireless, so that's what I'll be shooting for first.

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« Reply #188 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 12:13:22 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!
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« Reply #189 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 12:38:45 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!

Hell yes, how can you not love Toothless ;) On a more on topic note, I've nearly finished the next revisions of my boards which should be pretty close to what the production PCBs will be. I'm waiting to test with my prototypes first to see if there's anything I've missed, sizes & spacing, etc etc. I've also updated my design files as well for the case, and I'm proud to say that the entire thing will support the hotswapping of CherryMX switches :D
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« Reply #190 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:01:36 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!

Hell yes, how can you not love Toothless ;) On a more on topic note, I've nearly finished the next revisions of my boards which should be pretty close to what the production PCBs will be. I'm waiting to test with my prototypes first to see if there's anything I've missed, sizes & spacing, etc etc. I've also updated my design files as well for the case, and I'm proud to say that the entire thing will support the hotswapping of CherryMX switches :D

Hotswapping switches? Do go on....

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #191 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:18:57 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!

Hell yes, how can you not love Toothless ;) On a more on topic note, I've nearly finished the next revisions of my boards which should be pretty close to what the production PCBs will be. I'm waiting to test with my prototypes first to see if there's anything I've missed, sizes & spacing, etc etc. I've also updated my design files as well for the case, and I'm proud to say that the entire thing will support the hotswapping of CherryMX switches :D

Hotswapping switches? Do go on....

EDIT: Unless of course you mean removal of tops w/o desoldering, in which case, sweet!

^^

Yeah, which do you mean?
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #192 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:23:56 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!

Hell yes, how can you not love Toothless ;) On a more on topic note, I've nearly finished the next revisions of my boards which should be pretty close to what the production PCBs will be. I'm waiting to test with my prototypes first to see if there's anything I've missed, sizes & spacing, etc etc. I've also updated my design files as well for the case, and I'm proud to say that the entire thing will support the hotswapping of CherryMX switches :D

If hotswapping isn't just top removal and you've figured out snap in solderless switches then you are the next keyboard god. If not, well you're still a demigod or something.

And "how can you not love toothless" is a silly question, it is not possible. Toothless is simply too lovable.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #193 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:26:33 »
Warning! Off topic:

It's good to see that there's another How to Train your dragon fan here!

Hell yes, how can you not love Toothless ;) On a more on topic note, I've nearly finished the next revisions of my boards which should be pretty close to what the production PCBs will be. I'm waiting to test with my prototypes first to see if there's anything I've missed, sizes & spacing, etc etc. I've also updated my design files as well for the case, and I'm proud to say that the entire thing will support the hotswapping of CherryMX switches :D

If hotswapping isn't just top removal and you've figured out snap in solderless switches then you are the next keyboard god. If not, well you're still a demigod or something.

And "how can you not love toothless" is a silly question, it is not possible. Toothless is simply too lovable.

I agree. I think that he means top removal. If it is true hotswapping, then he shall outshine Ripster as the #1 Keyboard Expert on the Planet.
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #194 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:29:01 »
Ughh! I can"t refresh the page fast enough!
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #195 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:33:11 »
Sorry, should have been more clear, yes, I meant that the tops will be swappable. While I have some ideas in mind for swapping the entire switch... those will come later ;) Baby steps after all.

(and by ideas, I mean I have a design for something, need to look into getting it manufactured for testing...)
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #196 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:35:29 »
You sir are on the path to eternal glory.

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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #197 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:38:07 »
Sorry, should have been more clear, yes, I meant that the tops will be swappable. While I have some ideas in mind for swapping the entire switch... those will come later ;) Baby steps after all.

That's still great! Easy modding :cool:
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #198 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 13:39:03 »
Sorry, should have been more clear, yes, I meant that the tops will be swappable. While I have some ideas in mind for swapping the entire switch... those will come later ;) Baby steps after all.

(and by ideas, I mean I have a design for something, need to look into getting it manufactured for testing...)

Tell us more!
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Re: AcidFire's custom split keyboard - ErgoGP
« Reply #199 on: Tue, 16 July 2013, 15:27:26 »
I can't give it all away yet! right now it's all living in my head, I'll have to sketch it out first and pass it along to someone who can render it out properly for me. Right now the way I have it in my head, it would only work with plate mount, as you'd need something to stabilize/lock it in.