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Offline kbder

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« on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 01:05:43 »

I've been working on a keyboard, which I'm calling the hexon38:

It is yet another riff on a split ortho with a thumb row.  Here is a page of inspiration:

Right now this project just consists of a few laserable PDF's made in CorelDraw and a hand-wired prototype.

I've just started working on the QMK firmware.  I had an idea for having the home-row keys double as SHIFT, GUI, ALT, CTRL modifiers (via QMK functions like LCTL_T()), but unfortunately those functions seem to be very sensitive to roll-over between keypresses.  I'll have to dig further into QMK to see if I can implement something more robust.

Offline macroxue

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Re: hexon38
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 December 2018, 16:14:01 »
It's a nice looking one! I assume you also have a cover for the controller.

With such an inward angle, can the shoulders relax well while you're typing?

Regarding dual-role keys, there were previous attempts but they didn't work 100%. One way is to let less frequently used keys take the second role. For example, it works well for me to put Ctrl and Esc on the same key.
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Offline algernon

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Re: hexon38
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 06:49:53 »
I'd be very interested in a typing video on this board.

(Big +1 on using a wood frame. Wood is good. :))