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Offline Aristonaut

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From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:42:39 »
I finally finished writing up my build as a blog post.
I wrote it as a step-by-step overview of how I did it. There are pretty pictures too!

http://tomorrowlabs.blogspot.com/2016/03/making-custom-keyboard-part-3-done.html


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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:44:38 »
What an interesting layout, nice work!  :thumb:

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 12:57:05 »
That's really nice looking, just the kind of thing I'd want for a portable keyboard.

I'm always jealous how almost everyone else seems to have access to a laser cutter  :(

Note: BYU grad 2012 :D
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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 13:06:23 »
I'm always jealous how almost everyone else seems to have access to a laser cutter  :(

I know right, everyone talks about their laser cutter.

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 13:14:53 »
Interesting layout but that looks extremely uncomfortable to me. I am trying to bend my thumbs to reach that far down to that cluster.  :))  still nice work

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 14:02:10 »
Interesting layout but that looks extremely uncomfortable to me. I am trying to bend my thumbs to reach that far down to that cluster.  :))  still nice work

It is actually pretty comfy. It is designed so I never have to leave home row. I do have fairly large hands, though.
Anyway, I love it.

For those without a laser cutter, I will be doing a 3D printed version as soon as I get my kickstarter printer. I will post that one when I finish it.

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 18:08:57 »

For those without a laser cutter, I will be doing a 3D printed version as soon as I get my kickstarter printer. I will post that one when I finish it.

Yeah cause 3D printers are much cheaper and easier to come by  :p

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 24 March 2016, 22:19:52 »
Yeah cause 3D printers are much cheaper and easier to come by  :p

3D printers seem to be a bit more common to me. My work has one and the school has 4 or 5 in different departments and work rooms. Both cutters and printers are getting pretty cheap, though. There are some that could get the job done for less than $400. That ain't much more than a game console, and you could make some money back after you get it.  ;)

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 25 March 2016, 09:14:41 »

For those without a laser cutter, I will be doing a 3D printed version as soon as I get my kickstarter printer. I will post that one when I finish it.

Yeah cause 3D printers are much cheaper and easier to come by  :p

I thought the same thing LOL.

DC has 3d printing services in some of the public libraries but Ive never taken advantage of those tax dollars yet.

Offline DvorakDachshund

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 26 March 2016, 12:17:27 »
Turns out that while the local college doesn't allow non-student access to the laser cutter, they do give public access to the 3D printer.

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Re: From Scratch Keyboard Build Process
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 11 April 2016, 10:29:42 »
Turns out that while the local college doesn't allow non-student access to the laser cutter, they do give public access to the 3D printer.

Yeah, that makes sense. The 3D printer is probly 1/4 if not 1/10 the price!