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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #250 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 08:45:28 »
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #251 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 09:33:46 »
Let me just tease you guys a little with another render from Wilba:

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Moar modifiers!

Okay, okay. The JD45 is all about options, of course.

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This is cool.

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« Reply #252 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 11:27:36 »
Let me just tease you guys a little with another render from Wilba:

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Woah  :eek:
The renders of the case look amazing JD! <3 it soo much!  :thumb:

Will the plate be mounted from the top (poker style) or be sandwiched in between two case parts?
Either way this looks beyond incredible, can't wait for a prototype!  :)

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« Reply #253 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 12:19:19 »
Let me just tease you guys a little with another render from Wilba:

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This is awesome! I'm gonna need it.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #255 on: Thu, 23 April 2015, 22:46:15 »
I had to talk JD out of his original idea...  :D

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This would be GENIUS and AWESOME with the SpaceFn layout(!!)


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« Reply #256 on: Sat, 25 April 2015, 08:42:22 »
Let me just tease you guys a little with another render from Wilba:

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That looks awesome!!  :eek:

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #257 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 11:06:15 »
Here is my JD45 teaser:



Hopefully it goes well. 13 hour print.  ;D

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #258 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 11:38:55 »
Here is my JD45 teaser:

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Hopefully it goes well. 13 hour print.  ;D
I'm jealous. I need to get myself a case!

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« Reply #259 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 12:10:41 »
Here is my JD45 teaser:

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Hopefully it goes well. 13 hour print.  ;D

Wait, wheres the Twitch link? O=
We need a livestream of this historic event!  :)

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #260 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 12:46:45 »
Here is my JD45 teaser:

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Hopefully it goes well. 13 hour print.  ;D

Wait, wheres the Twitch link? O=
We need a livestream of this historic event!  :)

I'm taking a time lapse video. ;) This is my biggest print yet so I'm hoping it goes well.
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« Reply #261 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 13:39:32 »
Time lapse will be awesome.  Eagerly awaiting

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #262 on: Fri, 01 May 2015, 13:43:22 »
I'm taking a time lapse video. ;) This is my biggest print yet so I'm hoping it goes well.

Yaay excited for the time lapse! =)

Best of Luck and fingers crossed for the print Rooks!

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« Reply #263 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 12:29:21 »
It's done! I'm happy with the result. There are a couple of issue spots but I need to spend some time with a file to clean it up. I still have to splice together the time lapse.

This is Wilbas model that I printed for jdcarpe.





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« Reply #264 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 13:13:23 »
It's done! I'm happy with the result. There are a couple of issue spots but I need to spend some time with a file to clean it up. I still have to splice together the time lapse.

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That came out beautiful, excellent work, especially for a print that big.

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« Reply #265 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 14:26:53 »
Wow! I didn't think you'd be able to print a case like that!

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #266 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 14:32:10 »
I expected a bigger mess, as well. Nicely done. Eagerly awaiting time lapse.
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« Reply #267 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 19:40:54 »
That's awesome.  Be sure to post the completed project!

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« Reply #268 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 20:37:55 »
It's done! I'm happy with the result. There are a couple of issue spots but I need to spend some time with a file to clean it up. I still have to splice together the time lapse.

This is Wilbas model that I printed for jdcarpe.

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Is it abs or pla? If it's abs you should use some acetone to smooth the surface for a different look.
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #269 on: Sat, 02 May 2015, 21:17:44 »
It's done! I'm happy with the result. There are a couple of issue spots but I need to spend some time with a file to clean it up. I still have to splice together the time lapse.

This is Wilbas model that I printed for jdcarpe.

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Looks great!

Since I sent you a copy of the case model, I've made a few minor tweaks to support walls that are higher than the plate (and those blockers in the corners that JD really wanted!) The PCB hasn't changed and will work with this case.


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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #270 on: Sun, 03 May 2015, 11:38:25 »
Look great ....... Im really interested in ur kb  :thumb:
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #271 on: Sun, 03 May 2015, 12:08:31 »
Samwisekoi here, back in from the cold.

Of all of the sub-60 layouts I've tried, I have to say that the JD45 is the most useful on a day-to-day basis.  I like my JD40 (and even had custom WASD keycaps printed for it), but the JD45 adds just enough additional functionality for daily use.


Samwisekoi's JD45. That bottom row "SHIFT" keycap has been replaced by a blank from SP.

I've moved to using BOTH of the split spacebar keycaps as SPACE, and use the extra 1.25 keys on the bottom row for backspace and delete.

Top row is ESC, Q, W , E, R, T, Y... or via NUMLOCK, ESC, 1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^..., or via FN ESC, F1, F2, F3...

Anyhow, it works very well as a layout, but I too struggle with a case.  And keycaps.  I have a set of Nuclear Data Greens on it now, and I think they are just too tall.  I think the board would be better suited with DSA keycaps, but I don't have a set that includes a 1x FN, two 1.25x specials, and two 1.75x blanks.  So it is SA/NDG for now.

For those (like me) who forget where the "&" symbol is hidden, I am considering a macro key that would type the following hint sheet into a text editor:

Code: [Select]
FN:   ESC  F1  F2  F3  F4  F5  F6  F7  F8  F9  F10 F11 F12
NUM:  ESC  1!  2@  3#  4$  5%  6^  7&  8*  9(  0)  -_  =+
NORM: ESC  Q   W   E   R   T   Y   U   I   O   P   [{  ]}

And maybe another hint sheet for the bottom row assignments.

The new case/PCB combo looks nice.  I am still going to stay with through-hole for my designs, but for this board, the Teensy USB connection is .125" of pure annoyance.  With a USB cable attached, it makes for a very tall wedge, even with the front flat to the desktop.

My project list has grown too long, so I have recently taken the decision to do no more parallel projects, and instead finish all of my open projects one at a time to clear the great pile of unfinished things in my office/lab.  I recently finished a custom small form-factor high-speed rendering PC called "Violet Femme" for my wife, that I will probably post a build log somewhere.  Currently on my plate is my refurbishment/re-engineering of a Model F-122 with a very custom "Super Soarer" protocol converter PCB.  I'll post that build log here on GeekHack, probably starting later today.

And after that will be a case for the v.1 proto JD45.  That I will post here!

Very best to you all,

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #272 on: Sun, 03 May 2015, 13:58:20 »
Samwisekoi here, back in from the cold.

Of all of the sub-60 layouts I've tried, I have to say that the JD45 is the most useful on a day-to-day basis.  I like my JD40 (and even had custom WASD keycaps printed for it), but the JD45 adds just enough additional functionality for daily use.

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Samwisekoi's JD45. That bottom row "SHIFT" keycap has been replaced by a blank from SP.

I've moved to using BOTH of the split spacebar keycaps as SPACE, and use the extra 1.25 keys on the bottom row for backspace and delete.

Top row is ESC, Q, W , E, R, T, Y... or via NUMLOCK, ESC, 1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^..., or via FN ESC, F1, F2, F3...

Anyhow, it works very well as a layout, but I too struggle with a case.  And keycaps.  I have a set of Nuclear Data Greens on it now, and I think they are just too tall.  I think the board would be better suited with DSA keycaps, but I don't have a set that includes a 1x FN, two 1.25x specials, and two 1.75x blanks.  So it is SA/NDG for now.

For those (like me) who forget where the "&" symbol is hidden, I am considering a macro key that would type the following hint sheet into a text editor:

Code: [Select]
FN:   ESC  F1  F2  F3  F4  F5  F6  F7  F8  F9  F10 F11 F12
NUM:  ESC  1!  2@  3#  4$  5%  6^  7&  8*  9(  0)  -_  =+
NORM: ESC  Q   W   E   R   T   Y   U   I   O   P   [{  ]}

And maybe another hint sheet for the bottom row assignments.

The new case/PCB combo looks nice.  I am still going to stay with through-hole for my designs, but for this board, the Teensy USB connection is .125" of pure annoyance.  With a USB cable attached, it makes for a very tall wedge, even with the front flat to the desktop.

My project list has grown too long, so I have recently taken the decision to do no more parallel projects, and instead finish all of my open projects one at a time to clear the great pile of unfinished things in my office/lab.  I recently finished a custom small form-factor high-speed rendering PC called "Violet Femme" for my wife, that I will probably post a build log somewhere.  Currently on my plate is my refurbishment/re-engineering of a Model F-122 with a very custom "Super Soarer" protocol converter PCB.  I'll post that build log here on GeekHack, probably starting later today.

And after that will be a case for the v.1 proto JD45.  That I will post here!

Very best to you all,

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Good to see you back!

On topic: your layout makes me think I need a JD45 after I get my hands on a SD-60.  It looks great

Also eagerly awaiting the JD45
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #273 on: Mon, 04 May 2015, 07:39:43 »
It's done! I'm happy with the result. There are a couple of issue spots but I need to spend some time with a file to clean it up. I still have to splice together the time lapse.

This is Wilbas model that I printed for jdcarpe.

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Is it abs or pla? If it's abs you should use some acetone to smooth the surface for a different look.

It's ABS but acetone smoothing is easier said than done. Brushing it on doesn't provide the best results so you really need to do a vapor bath. I would have to come up with something big enough to use as an effective vapor bath for this.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #274 on: Wed, 06 May 2015, 13:11:06 »
This may no longer be needed for many, but I took a 3D-print design I did for the JD40, and adapted it to the Rev.1 JD45.

This will attach and support the 3.00" x 10.00" JD45 Rev.1 PCB.


Samwisekoi JD45 Rev.1 Open Wedge Case Design

I am having a first run made by Shapeways.  Once I make sure it works, I'll provide the .STL file to whomever wants it and will make it available to be printed for you at Shapeways.com.  In white or black it is $55 ($50 without the PCB support braces.)  I will probably also make a matching 4x4 tiny numpad case for the GH-36.

Here is what this design looks like on a GH-36, albeit in a very different size and shape.


Samwisekoi GH-36 Open Wedge Case

Cheers,

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #275 on: Wed, 06 May 2015, 13:24:53 »
This may no longer be needed for many, but I took a 3D-print design I did for the JD40, and adapted it to the Rev.1 JD45.

This will attach and support the 3.00" x 10.00" JD45 Rev.1 PCB.

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Samwisekoi JD45 Rev.1 Open Wedge Case Design

I am having a first run made by Shapeways.  Once I make sure it works, I'll provide the .STL file to whomever wants it and will make it available to be printed for you at Shapeways.com.  In white or black it is $55 ($50 without the PCB support braces.)  I will probably also make a matching 4x4 tiny numpad case for the GH-36.

Here is what this design looks like on a GH-36, albeit in a very different size and shape.

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Samwisekoi GH-36 Open Wedge Case

Cheers,

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Will this case work for the prototype JD45?

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #276 on: Wed, 06 May 2015, 13:50:25 »
This may no longer be needed for many, but I took a 3D-print design I did for the JD40, and adapted it to the Rev.1 JD45.

This will attach and support the 3.00" x 10.00" JD45 Rev.1 PCB.

Show Image

Samwisekoi JD45 Rev.1 Open Wedge Case Design

I am having a first run made by Shapeways.  Once I make sure it works, I'll provide the .STL file to whomever wants it and will make it available to be printed for you at Shapeways.com.  In white or black it is $55 ($50 without the PCB support braces.)  I will probably also make a matching 4x4 tiny numpad case for the GH-36.

Cheers,

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Will this case work for the prototype JD45?

Yes.  It was designed specifically for the JD45 prototype.


JD45 Prototype without a case.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #277 on: Wed, 06 May 2015, 14:06:31 »
This may no longer be needed for many, but I took a 3D-print design I did for the JD40, and adapted it to the Rev.1 JD45.

This will attach and support the 3.00" x 10.00" JD45 Rev.1 PCB.

Show Image

Samwisekoi JD45 Rev.1 Open Wedge Case Design

I am having a first run made by Shapeways.  Once I make sure it works, I'll provide the .STL file to whomever wants it and will make it available to be printed for you at Shapeways.com.  In white or black it is $55 ($50 without the PCB support braces.)  I will probably also make a matching 4x4 tiny numpad case for the GH-36.

Cheers,

 - Ron | samwisekoi

Will this case work for the prototype JD45?

Yes.  It was designed specifically for the JD45 prototype.

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JD45 Prototype without a case.

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Awesome! I'll be getting one then! Thanks for doing this Ron!

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #278 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 06:53:21 »
Samwisekoi here, back in from the cold.

Of all of the sub-60 layouts I've tried, I have to say that the JD45 is the most useful on a day-to-day basis.  I like my JD40 (and even had custom WASD keycaps printed for it), but the JD45 adds just enough additional functionality for daily use.

Show Image

Samwisekoi's JD45. That bottom row "SHIFT" keycap has been replaced by a blank from SP.

I've moved to using BOTH of the split spacebar keycaps as SPACE, and use the extra 1.25 keys on the bottom row for backspace and delete.

Top row is ESC, Q, W , E, R, T, Y... or via NUMLOCK, ESC, 1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^..., or via FN ESC, F1, F2, F3...

Anyhow, it works very well as a layout, but I too struggle with a case.  And keycaps.  I have a set of Nuclear Data Greens on it now, and I think they are just too tall.  I think the board would be better suited with DSA keycaps, but I don't have a set that includes a 1x FN, two 1.25x specials, and two 1.75x blanks.  So it is SA/NDG for now.

For those (like me) who forget where the "&" symbol is hidden, I am considering a macro key that would type the following hint sheet into a text editor:

Code: [Select]
FN:   ESC  F1  F2  F3  F4  F5  F6  F7  F8  F9  F10 F11 F12
NUM:  ESC  1!  2@  3#  4$  5%  6^  7&  8*  9(  0)  -_  =+
NORM: ESC  Q   W   E   R   T   Y   U   I   O   P   [{  ]}

And maybe another hint sheet for the bottom row assignments.

The new case/PCB combo looks nice.  I am still going to stay with through-hole for my designs, but for this board, the Teensy USB connection is .125" of pure annoyance.  With a USB cable attached, it makes for a very tall wedge, even with the front flat to the desktop.

My project list has grown too long, so I have recently taken the decision to do no more parallel projects, and instead finish all of my open projects one at a time to clear the great pile of unfinished things in my office/lab.  I recently finished a custom small form-factor high-speed rendering PC called "Violet Femme" for my wife, that I will probably post a build log somewhere.  Currently on my plate is my refurbishment/re-engineering of a Model F-122 with a very custom "Super Soarer" protocol converter PCB.  I'll post that build log here on GeekHack, probably starting later today.

And after that will be a case for the v.1 proto JD45.  That I will post here!

Very best to you all,

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #279 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 12:48:27 »
As I said, I am a big fan of the JD45 keyboard.  It has all the benefits of tiny, and enough space for useful sufficient mods.

So now, I am putting my money where my mouth is, and have DISCONNECTED my Filco TKL, and am just using the JD45 on my desk at home.  (This will be easier when the missing keycaps arrive as well as the prototype wedge case.)

To accomplish this task, I went through my keymap again, and came up with a new map.  I have already found some omissions, so a new rev will come soon.  But I think this version is good enough for now.  I could take a bunch of screen shots from Easy Keymap, but a spreadsheet makes it easier to see at a glance.

More



The default layer is essentially as-shipped in Easy Keymap.  I have put Enter on the default layer because I use it more than I use |\.  I forgot the quote key altogether, so THAT will be added in the next version.  The hardest thing to get used to is the BACKSPACE key being on the bottom row.

The FN layer is for, well, function keys.  Because F2 is important, I cannot use the W for UP, so I mapped the arrow cluster to the bottom right.  This works well,  Also, this layer has some of the keys that are missing from the Default layer, but are not on the number row.  ESCAPE, |\ and INSERT are examples of that.  I use INSERT quite a lot (VIM) so I decided that ANY function layer would turn the DELETE key into INSERT.  This layer is pretty intuitive, especially the nav cluster.

The FN2 layer (or the NUMLOCK layer, as I think of it) is where the number row is embedded.I may use a locking switch for FN2.  DELETE becomes INSERT on this layer, and I might add the missing QUOTE key as well.  Of particular interest here is that FN2 turns the BACKSPACE key into FN3.

FN3 is where the little-used, but interesting things live.  The WASD cluster is here (thus the possibility of a locking switch.)  I definitely find myself using the FN3 nav cluster more than the FN nav cluster.  I have/will also stick the various Easy Keymap keys here.  Boot mode and Console are mapped here now, and things like LED control will go here too.

One thing I am trying on this layer is a series of FAQ macros.  Right now, I have defined two: M1, which lists the firmware version currently loaded,and M2, which shows the NUM row.

M1:
JD45 KEYMAP 150507b

M2:
~, 1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^, 7&, 8*, 9(, 0), -_, +=

I may add more like M2.

Anyhow, that is my JD45 update for the day.

Cheers, all!

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #280 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 12:57:07 »
Very nice, Ron! I'm loving seeing your progress with actually using the JD45 on a daily basis. I decided I couldn't really use mine that way without some type of case, so I will definitely be interested in getting one of your wedge design cases printed for my prototype.
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #281 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 13:14:41 »
Yes, a pad of Post-Its doesn't quite cut it.

Also, some upgrades to the macros:

M2:
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TAB, Q,  W,  E,  R,  T,  Y,  U,  I,  O,  p,   [{,  ]}
`~,  1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^, 7&, 8*, 9(, 0),  -_,  +=
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #282 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:29:30 »
Yes, a pad of Post-Its doesn't quite cut it.

Also, some upgrades to the macros:

M2:
Code: [Select]
TAB, Q,  W,  E,  R,  T,  Y,  U,  I,  O,  p,   [{,  ]}
`~,  1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^, 7&, 8*, 9(, 0),  -_,  +=
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OMG, this is.... brilliant.  I always forget what I have mapped to the various FN layers.  The keyboard should be able to tell you what it's map is.  Why have I never thought of that before?  I think I'm going to add this so it can be automatic, so you don't have to update macros manually. Cool?

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #283 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 14:54:51 »
Yes, a pad of Post-Its doesn't quite cut it.

Also, some upgrades to the macros:

M2:
Code: [Select]
TAB, Q,  W,  E,  R,  T,  Y,  U,  I,  O,  p,   [{,  ]}
`~,  1!, 2@, 3#, 4$, 5%, 6^, 7&, 8*, 9(, 0),  -_,  +=
ESC, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12

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OMG, this is.... brilliant.  I always forget what I have mapped to the various FN layers.  The keyboard should be able to tell you what it's map is.  Why have I never thought of that before?  I think I'm going to add this so it can be automatic, so you don't have to update macros manually. Cool?

Thanks and yes, please!

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #284 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 09:22:22 »
Day Two, and SOME of this 'only use the JD45' is fine.  I think it will help my touch-typing. The tiny keyboard is cool now that I've got it up on the temporary case-base.

However, any keys that can exist on ALL function layers, should be on all function layers.  I put QUOTE on FN+SEMICOLON, and I also should enable it there on the FN2 layer so I don't have to stop and think every time I type the word don't.

Also, I find that my writing has degraded.  Apparently, when I stop my train of thought to think about an upcoming FN, FN2, or FN3 key combo, I drop words out of my mental buffer, and they don' get typed at all!  I need more editing now.

I find this phenomenon odd.  Anyone else have similar experiences?

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #285 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 09:30:11 »
When I have something like an apostrophe assigned to a function layer, I find that I do not tend to use words that require them.
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #286 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 03:47:39 »
A prototype of the milled aluminium case is being made now, and soon I will order some of the "new" prototype PCBs with the built-in ATmega32U4.

The plan is, I order 5-10 PCBs, solder the SMD parts (ATmega32U4, diodes, resistors, etc.), make sure they work, and then sell the spares at cost.
But a prototype PCB without a case is a bit hard to sell... so...

Here are some renders of an alternate case. It's similar in style to JD40 and Planck cases. It uses a brushed stainless steel switch plate and bottom plate, and a 10mm spacer made of wood or acrylic. You could call this the "budget" option, since it will be a lot cheaper than a milled aluminium case, and available at the same time as the prototype PCBs, not some far away group buy. As a very rough estimate, the price might be around $60 total for the case, and around $40 for the SMD assembled PCB (i.e. not inc. switches).

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The main reason to show it off now is to see if anyone would be interested in getting one of the JD45 prototype PCBs if they could get one of these cases.
Based on interest, I can then decide how many prototype PCBs to order, and how many of these cases to get made, and get a better idea of actual cost.

There will be at most 7 PCBs available (since I won't order more than 10 prototypes, JD wants 2, and I'll keep 1).

This is not a group buy, and no money will be collected before there are parts to ship.






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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #287 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 04:21:54 »
Sign me up for one pcb pls ;)

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #288 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 06:31:13 »
I'm interested in one PCB, if the case will be available!
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« Reply #289 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 06:39:02 »
I'll take a PCB and budget case.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #290 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 08:50:06 »
Sign me up for one pcb pls ;)

Wilba, I am not personally using the JD45, but I think your budget options are very beautiful and look excellent. Would you be able to offer the information (or stl files or whatever they're called) to other people to learn from? I am dreaming that someone will take your ideas and make them into a case for the GH36. Samwisekoi's efforts are heroic, but I think your casings are significantly better value and more attractive than his design.
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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #291 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 09:26:45 »
Sign me up for one pcb pls ;)

Wilba, I am not personally using the JD45, but I think your budget options are very beautiful and look excellent. Would you be able to offer the information (or stl files or whatever they're called) to other people to learn from? I am dreaming that someone will take your ideas and make them into a case for the GH36. Samwisekoi's efforts are heroic, but I think your casings are significantly better value and more attractive than his design.

I agree!

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #292 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 12:05:59 »
I'm right on the fence about requesting a prototype (budget case). I've got one of the v.1 prototypes samwisekoi wrote up, and am using it caseless ... which is awkward because it's short enough to slip between my legs if I set it on my lap and it flops around if I type on it while set on one leg.

 ANYway a wooden case sounds fascinating, and I might indeed be able to get another version of this keyboard.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #293 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 12:27:31 »
Wilba, I am not personally using the JD45, but I think your budget options are very beautiful and look excellent. Would you be able to offer the information (or stl files or whatever they're called) to other people to learn from? I am dreaming that someone will take your ideas and make them into a case for the GH36. Samwisekoi's efforts are heroic, but I think your casings are significantly better value and more attractive than his design.

Sure, I'll share the DXF files and/or help others make similar things. Nothing that special about them, really.... you could probably do the same thing with swill's plate building tool and a bit of Inkscape... SolidWorks just makes things look pretty. But don't hold me to the guess on the price... it's based on the cost of other plate files and not based on a firm quote yet.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #294 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 13:19:50 »
And here is my latest case effort -- fresh in the door from Shapeways.  Kind of a potato pic, but I'll do a better job once I have my JD45 mounted.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #295 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 23:43:11 »
What material is that?

Also, I never followed up on the backlighting for the JD45.

Clearly I have it configured wrong... I have D7 for both the Caps LED and the backlight.  What's it supposed to be?

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #296 on: Fri, 15 May 2015, 23:56:18 »
A prototype of the milled aluminium case is being made now, and soon I will order some of the "new" prototype PCBs with the built-in ATmega32U4.

The plan is, I order 5-10 PCBs, solder the SMD parts (ATmega32U4, diodes, resistors, etc.), make sure they work, and then sell the spares at cost.
But a prototype PCB without a case is a bit hard to sell... so...

Here are some renders of an alternate case. It's similar in style to JD40 and Planck cases. It uses a brushed stainless steel switch plate and bottom plate, and a 10mm spacer made of wood or acrylic. You could call this the "budget" option, since it will be a lot cheaper than a milled aluminium case, and available at the same time as the prototype PCBs, not some far away group buy. As a very rough estimate, the price might be around $60 total for the case, and around $40 for the SMD assembled PCB (i.e. not inc. switches).

(Attachment Link)

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The main reason to show it off now is to see if anyone would be interested in getting one of the JD45 prototype PCBs if they could get one of these cases.
Based on interest, I can then decide how many prototype PCBs to order, and how many of these cases to get made, and get a better idea of actual cost.

There will be at most 7 PCBs available (since I won't order more than 10 prototypes, JD wants 2, and I'll keep 1).

This is not a group buy, and no money will be collected before there are parts to ship.

I'd possibly be in for one depending on price.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #297 on: Sat, 16 May 2015, 03:59:04 »
Updated renders of the "budget case" design which will be available with the prototype PCBs (see my previous posts).
I tweaked the outer dimensions, refined the USB cutout, and added extra screws.

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #298 on: Sat, 16 May 2015, 04:17:51 »
Updated renders of the "budget case" design which will be available with the prototype PCBs (see my previous posts).
I tweaked the outer dimensions, refined the USB cutout, and added extra screws.

(Attachment Link)

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Looks great, I'm definitely in for a PCB and a budget case.

Any renders of the acrylic spacer? Have you guys decided whether you're going to offer both, or just wood?

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Re: JD45 Keyboard by Carpe Keyboards
« Reply #299 on: Sat, 16 May 2015, 05:20:43 »
Any renders of the acrylic spacer? Have you guys decided whether you're going to offer both, or just wood?

Here's a render with a translucent acrylic spacer. The actual spacer may be less translucent than this, more "white".
I have to get quotes on both materials and see if I can offer both.

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