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Offline ju6ju8Oo

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thumb cluster
« on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 07:53:54 »
I tried dactyl manuform but I don't feel well when my thumb is moved to the bottom columns in the thumb cluster.
Now I am using two keys per thumb, but I want to place more keys on my thumb.

Any other thumb cluster designs?

Offline vvp

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 10 June 2018, 13:24:55 »
Thumb cluster styles:
  • Maltron/Kinesis/Ergodox
  • Oobly
  • thumb keys in an arch
  • Dactyl
  • Datahand
  • suka
  • King's Assembly
« Last Edit: Sun, 10 June 2018, 13:26:28 by vvp »

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 10:15:05 »
  • thumb keys in an arch

An example keyboard with a thumb arc is the Keyboardio Model 01, fwiw. I've seen a number of DIY keyboards with arcs too.

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 16:36:14 »
Thumb arcs were common in Japanese ergonomic keyboards in the '80s and '90s. Sometimes a continuation of a more traditional bottom row of modifiers. Sometimes trapezoidal keycaps. Sometimes different widths of keys in the arc. Here's an example.
Check also the Esrille for a modern version.

Check also out Xah Lee's site for more examples and his gallery of ergo DIY keyboards.
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Offline ju6ju8Oo

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:32:46 »
thank you!! I think I will go with a thumb arc, and replace the thumb cluster in dactyl or dactyl-manuform.

Offline tombyrer

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 25 June 2018, 07:24:33 »
I was thinking of finding or hacking an ErgoDox but with detachable thumb clusters so the thumb area is interchangeable.  I like the basic layout, but am unsure of the optimal thumb layout, so I'd like to try several setups without having to remake the entire keyboard.

Anyone else seen such a thing already, or have the same ideas?

Offline tombyrer

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 25 June 2018, 09:19:26 »
Here is a decent listing of thumb clusters:
http://xahlee.info/kbd/diy_keyboards_index.html

missing ReDox though, which may be closer to what you're looking for?
https://github.com/mattdibi/redox-keyboard

Offline T14

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Re: thumb cluster
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 26 June 2018, 16:45:44 »
Thumb cluster XXXL on the Maltron single hand keyboard
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