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Offline burli

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A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« on: Sun, 10 January 2016, 05:23:39 »
My daughter is very interested in what I am doing here and she want's to build her own keyboard.

And with a little help this is the result. Not bad for the first try  :thumb:
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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 20 January 2016, 19:23:46 »
My daughter is very interested in what I am doing here and she want's to build her own keyboard.

And with a little help this is the result. Not bad for the first try  :thumb:

That would be an interesting return to say the least! It would be quite cool to have a 1.25 width key there, but I don't think I could do with having all my alphas in columns like that.

Definitely a very good first attempt!
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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 01:25:54 »
We got a future GeekHack star here! :)

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 03:55:13 »
So are you going to build it?

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 09:03:06 »
I think about adding the missing keys and build one for her
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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 09:10:44 »
I think about adding the missing keys and build one for her

It'll be her own little keyboard. Is she old enough to understand the layout, or did she just sort of pick stuff based on ease of arranging the keys?

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 09:56:03 »
It'll be her own little keyboard. Is she old enough to understand the layout, or did she just sort of pick stuff based on ease of arranging the keys?

She starts to learn touch typing and she knows how to write capital letters. But  she don't know things like copy&paste. Step by step
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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 11:35:46 »
Not to rain on her parade but does a 1.25x2 cap exist?  :p

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 11:42:25 »
I like it :p , i hope you guys can build it, or build it similar to her original design.

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 11:55:19 »
Not to rain on her parade but does a 1.25x2 cap exist?  :p

No, never see one. That's why I made a little modification. Want to make this with Cherry ML switches and I try to make the PCB symmetrical

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 18:58:28 »
I have a couple of 1.25x2 keycaps. From old Canon (Alps rubber dome) typewriter keyboards.

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Re: A keyboard designed by my 10 year old daughter
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 21 January 2016, 22:03:34 »
This is really good! Only suggestions I'd have (and this is me being nitpicky) is to make the caps lock a Ctrl key, and to add 1u Alt and Del (or something else like Fn) keys on the left/right side next to space respectively (guessing the 1u key at the top is a backspace)