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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 09 February 2014, 12:42:22 »

sh*tty prototype
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Looking great! Now you just need to get that trackpoint in there. :)
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 10 February 2014, 02:48:09 »
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Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)

Holy crap bro!!! Really!? This keyset looks amazing on the 40%.. Good job man.. Im jelly :P

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 10 February 2014, 03:11:39 »
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Finally someone make Symm sgg :p
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 11 February 2014, 08:31:27 »
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 11 February 2014, 10:12:19 »
Oh wow, it really does make a 60% board look big in comparison @__@

Nice  :thumb:

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 07:29:01 »




Big cat for scale.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:32:22 »
Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:34:54 »
Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?

At least it wasn't a shoe....

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #58 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:36:12 »

Big cat for scale.

Looks great!

...but Y U NO BANANA?

At least it wasn't a shoe....

Seriously. Also, the cat was more of an intruder than a deliberate prop.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:45:15 »
Best looking keyboard I have seen in a while honestly.  :thumb:

How much is that case if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #60 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 09:47:43 »
You'll have to ask JD! I have no clue how much they cost to make. I bought it along with the PCB, teensy, and some labor from JD (he soldered diodes and teensy for me), so it's hard to tell which portion of the cost was the case.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 10:47:14 »
You'll have to ask JD! I have no clue how much they cost to make. I bought it along with the PCB, teensy, and some labor from JD (he soldered diodes and teensy for me), so it's hard to tell which portion of the cost was the case.

I had a few made in a small batches (3), and they cost me about $64 each. I need to find a cheaper laser cutter...
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 10:54:18 »
A slightly better shot of my newest little buddy with the rest of the family:

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This might just be my new favorite image on geekhack.
So awesome! Hope you enjoy. If there's ever another similar board created with an extra column, I'd be all over this.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 19 February 2014, 14:13:48 »
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 26 February 2014, 07:29:23 »
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Big cat for scale.
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This is awesome, but I could never use it.
It's truly a piece of art.
It reminds me of a really high quality dagger for some reason.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 26 February 2014, 08:32:15 »
Very nice as something to stare at. I ain't sure if I may type on it though.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:12:25 »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'm exceptionally pleased with it.

For those skeptical of its practicality, I was initially worried about the same thing, but I've found that it's not too difficult to get used to, especially for writing. Since everything is so close to the home row, your hands aren't ever moving much even for complex chording. This makes lots of things that would be impractical otherwise quite practical on this small layout, like Fn-Cmd-Shift-[ to switch tabs.

Another thing I've noticed is that the layout is sufficiently different that my hands don't get confused when switching between it and a proper 60%. The switch is almost seamless, and I transition to the new shortcuts without thinking about it or making mistakes.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:25:06 »
"it's not too difficult to get used to" its a good phrase to define its practicality, or usability. But again, who cares about that after seeing at it.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #68 on: Wed, 26 February 2014, 09:32:56 »
the keyboard looks great, and with that keycap set it makes it very very nice.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 03 March 2014, 16:46:36 »
Got it all soldered up tonight.  Unfortunately the only set of caps I have right now is a set of stock filco caps, so thats what she will be wearing for a while...

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Some small hardware issues that need to be worked out, but I'm typing on it now ;)
The layouts people come up with for 40% boards are always so fascinating.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 03 March 2014, 16:52:49 »
Checking in to say I will buy one of these whenever a GB starts.  Not sure how much more 1337 we can get after eliminating the number row.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 03 March 2014, 17:00:40 »
Checking in to say I will buy one of these whenever a GB starts.  Not sure how much more 1337 we can get after eliminating the number row.
Make spacebar really small and move all of the shift, enter, etc keys to the bottom row :P

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Tue, 04 March 2014, 01:43:18 »
I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 04 March 2014, 07:51:36 »

I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.

I don't have any sort of reasonable recording setup, but I'll try to figure something out.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #74 on: Tue, 04 March 2014, 07:56:03 »

I would really like to see someone here actually use this in real life.

Maybe post a video of using the Fn key while normal typing.

I don't have any sort of reasonable recording setup, but I'll try to figure something out.

Please do if it's not too much of a hassle! I'd love to see it as well.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 23 March 2014, 20:27:03 »
Would anyone mind posting their layouts? I'm curious how different people have configured theirs.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #76 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 12:55:29 »
those 40% boards look like they're great fun to play around with. but i doubt that they're made for serious stuff

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #77 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 13:30:52 »
Would anyone mind posting their layouts? I'm curious how different people have configured theirs.

My layout is still a work in progress (the unicode layer doesn’t even work yet). Layers 1 and 2 are taken from http://neo-layout.org/.

0 Default layer:

  b u . , | p c l m f
 h i e a o  |  d t r n s
k y x q | j g w v z

1 Special character layer:
  … _ [ ] ^ | ! < > = &
 \ / { } *  |  ? ( ) - :
# $ | ~ `   | @ + % " ' ;

2 Movement layer and function keys:
  ↑ ← ↑ → ↓ |         
 ← ← ↓ → →  |           
F F F F F F | F F F F F F

3 Unicde layer with . as modifier:
  b u . , |         
 h i e a o  |    „ “ ” ’
k y x |           

4 Numbers with , as modifier:
  b u . , |   7 8 9 .
 h i e a o  |    4 5 6 ,
k y x |   0 1 2 3 

All thumb keys but space are dual role keys. For a description see http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41685.0

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #78 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 13:38:59 »
The next step: no alphas. An entire keyboard operated with mods
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:36:03 »
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.
Just think of thatyou wouldn't have to move your fingers at all! In fact, you could have only one arm with two fingers and still operate this keyboard. Or no arms and two big toes...
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:36:58 »
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #81 on: Wed, 26 March 2014, 19:48:39 »
The next step after that: a onehanded keyboard with two keys for your left index and middle finger. The middle finger operates 0, and the index operates 1. You have to type in the the number of the keycode you want to send in binary. Pressing the two buttons together sends the message and resets for the next keycode.

It's like steno on steroids

Really, really slow stenoon steroids. :p
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #82 on: Wed, 02 April 2014, 00:34:52 »
my god these are so small

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #83 on: Wed, 02 April 2014, 00:36:16 »
my god these are so small

that's the point

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 02 April 2014, 16:55:47 »
These are cute I'd love to keep one in my pocket to carry around. HOOK ME UP JADECARPIZZLE
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #85 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:22:44 »
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!



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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #86 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:26:53 »
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #87 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:34:59 »
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #88 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 09:53:04 »
Jelly of your Kaws Be@rbrick!

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bah... overpriced for the most part, but I did love alot of the things they made

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #89 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:28:54 »
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:35:09 »
*Bost waits for his 40%
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 10:58:18 »
*Bost waits for his 40%
I'm in the same boat. Can't wait for it. I got a keys fro the granite group buy to decorate it. ;D

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #92 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 11:01:49 »
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

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beautiful board sir :thumb:

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #93 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 11:16:52 »
Got my JD40 from Mr. Carpe the other day!

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beautiful board sir :thumb:

Thanks! I'd love to find a nice new set of keys for the board. For now I think the dsa profile looks great on the board, but not sure how else to lay out the colors than how they are now!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #94 on: Fri, 18 April 2014, 13:12:50 »
nice lego sir :P

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #95 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 07:34:41 »


Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 14:47:29 »
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Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)

Awesome!!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 14:55:37 »
If I had a job consisting of typing, I would definitly want one of these, to bad I'm a numbers guy, :(
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 16:32:04 »
If I had a job consisting of typing, I would definitly want one of these, to bad I'm a numbers guy, :(

You could program it to all numbers if you wanted! :))
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #99 on: Wed, 07 May 2014, 16:32:31 »
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Thanks for letting me build this JD!  Now I have to learn how to program a teensy :)

Looks great! And built so quickly!!
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