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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #100 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 17:47:24 »
hmm... everytime i get close to cleaning out my cherry stuff something like this comes along. i wannnnnt it.

I also wanted to get rid of my cherry stuff... and now this...

Sell old cherry stuff then buy new cherry stuff?

or use old cherry stuff to build new cherry stuff :D

exactly. i have some highly coveted vintage blacks waiting for a project. i was going to use them with the gh60 but... i already have a 60%

Do you agree that the vintages are better than new?

do you think nikes are better than reeboks?


good point ;)
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #101 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 17:52:52 »
hmm... everytime i get close to cleaning out my cherry stuff something like this comes along. i wannnnnt it.

I also wanted to get rid of my cherry stuff... and now this...

Sell old cherry stuff then buy new cherry stuff?

or use old cherry stuff to build new cherry stuff :D

exactly. i have some highly coveted vintage blacks waiting for a project. i was going to use them with the gh60 but... i already have a 60%

Do you agree that the vintages are better than new?

do you think nikes are better than reeboks?
YES
good point ;)

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #102 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 00:38:55 »
I'll be making room in my budget for this little guy.

Also, to add to the discussion, I make HEAVY use of my right shift key, using it almost primarily, since I can hold it and still make use of my left pinky, so I only lose the ability to use shift + punctuation, which seems a significantly more rare occurrence for me.

That being said, I've be happy seeing it shortened to make space for a hardwired comma.


This keyboard design makes me want a laptop, but one without a keyboard on it. I'm thinking like. a Monitor on a stand, with all of the hardware in the monitor, but built for portability. Battery life, the whole shebang. Essentially a laptop, but closer to the desktop/monitor combos, just intended for portability.

Does this exist? OR can we make it exist? Anybody know enough about hardware, monitors and the like to help me make this happen? I'm happy working on the design portion.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #103 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 00:46:22 »
Hack mode: Raspberry Pi + Double stick tape + Monitor + Small UPS
Lame mode: A tablet PC...

Hack mode please.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #104 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 00:57:21 »
Really cool design! It's so small! I love it!! I hope to see a jdcarpe board GB at some point in the future!
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #105 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 01:08:27 »
Hack mode: Raspberry Pi + Double stick tape + Monitor + Small UPS
Lame mode: A tablet PC...

Hack mode please.

Would make another interesting project...
Small keyboard + Raspberry Pi + Wifi + PSU (or LiPo battery) in a custom case with breakouts for headphone/monitor/mouse.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #106 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 01:25:16 »
Hack mode: Raspberry Pi + Double stick tape + Monitor + Small UPS
Lame mode: A tablet PC...

Hack mode please.

Would make another interesting project...
Small keyboard + Raspberry Pi + Wifi + PSU (or LiPo battery) in a custom case with breakouts for headphone/monitor/mouse.

Yes, all in a "keyboard"

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #107 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 01:32:09 »
why not just tear the screen off a thinkpad?
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #108 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 01:44:39 »
Hack mode: Raspberry Pi + Double stick tape + Monitor + Small UPS
Lame mode: A tablet PC...

Hack mode please.

Would make another interesting project...
Small keyboard + Raspberry Pi + Wifi + PSU (or LiPo battery) in a custom case with breakouts for headphone/monitor/mouse.

Yes, all in a "keyboard"

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #109 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 15:07:28 »
Woah. This looks amazing JD.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #110 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 20:55:23 »
I'm thinking this would need a heavy case. It may be to light and bounce or slide around while typing.

A case with brass weights.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #111 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 00:22:35 »
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #112 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 01:12:03 »
This is insanity! I can't believe it's not purple.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #113 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 03:12:57 »
I wouldn't want it to be too heavy as I would use it as a travel buddy.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #114 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 13:20:53 »
I wouldn't want it to be too heavy as I would use it as a travel buddy.


But if it would be made of SS you could use it for self-defense as well!

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #115 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 15:02:38 »

Front of PCB. Diodes and resister soldered

Back of PCB.

The plate.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #116 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 15:04:29 »
Someone should get kaporkle to render this with the nathan set on it, too

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #118 on: Wed, 21 August 2013, 17:29:53 »
http://imgur.com/a/Xz0Yc

Where did you get the link from?

Sorry for the lack of information. I am building a SmallFry keyboard for jdcarpe and myself. That is my progress so far.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #120 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 13:49:13 »
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Very cool!

Let me expound I don't want to come off as spammy.

This is a very awesome project. I love that there are no stabilizers other than the keyboard. It's small yet very functional. And it's all ready to go no need for fancy cases etc.

You guys do some amazing things!! Can't wait to see more.  :thumb:
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #121 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 15:34:17 »
Really nice work you two. It's coming along nicely and I can't wait to see the finished product. I agree with SpAmRaY, this is an awesome project.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #122 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 15:47:20 »
Wow, this is looking better and better with each update.  Lovely board to all involved.  :D  Awesome project.

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« Reply #123 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 17:23:45 »
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Very cool!

Let me expound I don't want to come off as spammy.

This is a very awesome project. I love that there are no stabilizers other than the keyboard. It's small yet very functional. And it's all ready to go no need for fancy cases etc.

You guys do some amazing things!! Can't wait to see more.  :thumb:

damn... so sexy

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #124 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 17:28:41 »
Yep, super sexy! I bet with sufficiently sized pockets, this would fit easily into one's pants. Ultimate in portability!
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #125 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 17:43:13 »
Yep, super sexy! I bet with sufficiently sized pockets, this would fit easily into one's pants. Ultimate in portability!

i had a friend who wore those huge obnoxious raver cargo pants in high school just to keep his books in the pockets without needing a backpack.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #126 on: Thu, 22 August 2013, 17:49:51 »
Yep, super sexy! I bet with sufficiently sized pockets, this would fit easily into one's pants. Ultimate in portability!

In fact it does fit in my pocket!  :))

I added two more spacers to make the board more rigid.

The only thing left to do is program it!
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #127 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 00:27:30 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #128 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 04:18:11 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.







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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #129 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 16:03:04 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #130 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 17:35:41 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

I'm willing to bet that he'll have a prototype by the end of the day, just because he's AcidFire.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #131 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 17:38:36 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

I'm willing to bet that he'll have a prototype by the end of the day, just because he's AcidFire.

Agreed.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #132 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 18:12:58 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

I'm willing to bet that he'll have a prototype by the end of the day, just because he's AcidFire.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #133 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 18:22:36 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

Hot damn!


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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #134 on: Fri, 23 August 2013, 18:23:40 »
Challenge: a usable 40% matrix (meaning non-staggered) layout board. I would buy one of those in a hot minute.

Challenge Accepted.

Hot damn!

He knows what he's doing.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #135 on: Sat, 24 August 2013, 01:47:42 »
As promised. If you have any comments to make, please do so in my thread so that we don't derail the discussion of jdcarpe's project.

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #136 on: Wed, 28 August 2013, 14:52:51 »
just wanted to bring this awesome project back to page 1...

any news?

cant wait... cant wait.... cant wait .... argh....

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #137 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 14:58:44 »
I really need something small like this for school.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #138 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 20:09:46 »
Here is my 40% case design.

Top and bottom plates are 1/8" black acrylic which have been ordered from Pololu.com. Middle layer is going to be mahogany milled by a CNC mill.

Caps are going to be dark brown blank DSA retro caps. We'll see how it turns out.  :thumb:
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #139 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 21:06:13 »
For layout,certainly matrix or staggered regular? :rolleyes:
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #140 on: Thu, 29 August 2013, 22:55:27 »
Here is my 40% case design.
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Top and bottom plates are 1/8" black acrylic which have been ordered from Pololu.com. Middle layer is going to be mahogany milled by a CNC mill.
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Caps are going to be dark brown blank DSA retro caps. We'll see how it turns out.  :thumb:

Oh my lord... That thing is gonna look amazing!!!

Would be cool as a 60% case too. ;)

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #141 on: Fri, 30 August 2013, 08:45:47 »
Here is my 40% case design.
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Top and bottom plates are 1/8" black acrylic which have been ordered from Pololu.com. Middle layer is going to be mahogany milled by a CNC mill.
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Caps are going to be dark brown blank DSA retro caps. We'll see how it turns out.  :thumb:

Niiiice...
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #142 on: Fri, 30 August 2013, 15:07:23 »
Here is my 40% case design.
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Top and bottom plates are 1/8" black acrylic which have been ordered from Pololu.com. Middle layer is going to be mahogany milled by a CNC mill.
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Caps are going to be dark brown blank DSA retro caps. We'll see how it turns out.  :thumb:

This is going to be classy!

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« Reply #143 on: Sat, 31 August 2013, 21:30:09 »
That looks insane! I'd love to have one like that, would be great for lans!
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #144 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 11:42:18 »
Milling the wood.  ;)
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« Reply #145 on: Tue, 03 September 2013, 16:21:11 »
Milling the wood.  ;)

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« Reply #146 on: Sun, 08 September 2013, 20:56:15 »
My SmallFry Keyboard mini build guide.

What you'll need:
  • Acrylic plates
  • PCB
  • (40) Plate mount switches
  • (40) 1N4148 diodes
  • Teensy 2.0
  • 300 ohm resister
  • Mini USB connector
  • 3mm LED
  • 6.25x stabilizer
  • Keycaps

Solder all the components on the back starting from smallest to largest. First the diodes, then the USB connector, then the Teensy.

Connect the Teensy to the PCB. The holes are labeled on the reverse side.

Solder the 300 ohm resister to the designated spot on the front of the PCB.

Install the stabilizer then mount four switches in the corners of the plate and solder them to the PCB.

Install the remaining switches and solder them to the PCB.

Install the caps lock indicator LED. Bridge the solder pads.

 
I still need to finish the wood layer. Build guide will continue when it is completed.
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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #147 on: Sun, 08 September 2013, 21:09:28 »
My SmallFry Keyboard mini build guide.
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What you'll need:
  • Acrylic plates
  • PCB
  • (40) Plate mount switches
  • (40) 1N4148 diodes
  • Teensy 2.0
  • 300 ohm resister
  • Mini USB connector
  • 3mm LED
  • 6.25x stabilizer
  • Keycaps
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Solder all the components on the back starting from smallest to largest. First the diodes, then the USB connector, then the Teensy.
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Connect the Teensy to the PCB. The holes are labeled on the reverse side.
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Solder the 300 ohm resister to the designated spot on the front of the PCB.
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Install the stabilizer then mount four switches in the corners of the plate and solder them to the PCB.
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Install the remaining switches and solder them to the PCB.
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Install the caps lock indicator LED. Bridge the solder pads.

 
I still need to finish the wood layer. Build guide will continue when it is completed.

looks good

do you have a picture with the keycaps on?

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #148 on: Sun, 08 September 2013, 21:23:31 »
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Looks like you used too much solder on the switches (also looks like the pads weren't heated enough) and not enough solder on the diodes. My diodes always look like this:

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Re: The SmallFry KB, AKA jdcarpe loves 40%
« Reply #149 on: Sun, 08 September 2013, 21:31:28 »

Looks like you used too much solder on the switches (also looks like the pads weren't heated enough) and not enough solder on the diodes. My diodes always look like this:

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Yes, the diodes aren't properly soldered. The problem is there aren't solder pads on the reverse side of the PCB so the solder will not stick/ flow through. Thanks for the help!
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