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Offline Ruskie

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Custom Keyboard Concept
« on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 20:55:36 »
To those of you who are experienced with ergo layouts, would something like a split ortholinear that uses standard keycap sizes be useful? I am thinking of trying something like this on my laser cutter at school!

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Offline macroxue

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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 19:53:44 »
The left side seems OK but the right side may have a few keys that are hard to reach, like backspace and '='.  One way to see if you like the layout is to print it out on a piece of paper and type on it.
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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 10:10:59 »
I like it. However, i find the space would be awkward in the middle.
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Offline blawb

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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 26 March 2019, 14:11:45 »
What "standard" size keycaps are the spaces? Usually people use shifts as spaces for split spacebars, but you're using the shifts as shifts. I'm not sure if I like the look of the layout, but I do really like the idea of being able to easily find keycaps for split boards.
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Offline geekabit

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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 10 April 2019, 04:44:48 »
If you are ditching the F-keys and arrow keys, do you have a plan how you would replace those? On my design I have added a 'Fn' key that shifts to a second layer that has all those keys.

Offline Legonut

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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 13 July 2019, 00:47:24 »
I'd recommend using a standard spacebar size like 2u, 2.25u, or 2.75u

Offline Myteethfeelweird

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Re: Custom Keyboard Concept
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 13 January 2020, 22:53:12 »
This concept reminds me of the Ogre, on r/mechanicalkeyboards

It's really cool to see normal layout caps on an ortho board