work in progress: layout experiment for sculpted split column-staggered ergonomic ~40% #mechanicalkeyboards.
- "key bowls" like the Kinesis Advantage, but not a copy
- uniform caps like DSA but sculpted profile like (or better than) SA/OEM/Cherry. lets me freely rearrange caps to match whatever weird symbol layout i come up with (cheaper too)
- parameterized to match finger length
- if i can't reach a key without moving my arm, lose it
- cheap FDM 3d print without support material
3d modeling is hard 🤕
i thought this random work-in-progress shot looked kindof cool though
new battlestation arrangement coming together
but i'm loathe to call it that because idgaf about battling my peers
what's a fun word for an operations console for constructive, cooperative activities
such as seizing the means of production
brain: with a LIMITED number of colors, this is how you would stylistically depict a SUNSET on the OCEAN HORIZON (west coast obvs) and these lines are REFLECTIONS over WAVES receding into the DISTANCE. they DONT MAKE SENSE otherwise
me: ok, but why are you mad about this? and hey that kindof reminds me of--
brain: ALL THESE VAPORWAVE AESTHETIC IMAGES ARE DOING IT WRONG CARGO CULT BULLSHIT
me: it's just nice art, relax
My wike, like me, prefers a small #keyboard. However I prefer _fewer_ keys where she prefers _smaller_ keys. Way smaller!
This is pretty much the only keyboard she enjoys, the Sanwa Supply SKB-SL28. While standard key pitch is 19.5mm square, this is 13.5mm vertical and 16mm wide for the alphabet, and a miniscule 12mm for many modifier keys!
I can't even custom-build #mechanicalkeyboards with this pitch; the switch hardware is too big!
SA profile F4 key for scale.
had to deload to baby weights but im back on that wagon heck yeah
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some wtfamireading.jpg in the candidate statements on the california primary: http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/candidates/us-senate-candidate-statements.htm
i remembered i wanted to look into some results after, just to frighten myself:
68k votes for single-issue anti-abortion man
63k for afraid of cell towers man
12k for blockchain based e-voting funded by selling constituent data to marketers bro
10k for anti-trans psycho
happily 10,000 votes is only about one fifth of one percent. still. crazies out there 😱
printing up some beautiful dragon-like trellis artwork
(not really, just clips to keep the lids on my ikea storage bins, tightly arranged)
.grb -> gerbv -> .svg -> inkscape -> .dxf -> OpenSCAD
it's a start...
i... don't understand the question, i mean i have the tools how could i not
(I think this is a scan of the print version of this Make: magazine article https://makezine.com/2018/03/15/reinventing-cyberpunk-for-the-twentyteens/ )
therecently, i hooked up a usb isp programmer to the pro micro and made the mistake of connecting its vcc pin to the pin marked vcc on the pro micro (i should have connected it to "raw.")
the pro micro started smoking!
welp, this means i can go back to using a 5v
so i got that put together and decided to try connecting a 5 cent speaker. did, enabled the option in the firmware, and now my ergonomic wireless mechanical keyboard plays a happy song when it turns on! it was surprisingly simple!
i've been envying @vilmibm's new mitosis because it has a low profile neoprene base, compared to a bulky acrylic case on mine
i thought i couldn't simply remove my case, because the screws that attach it could not be extracted from the plate/pcb sandwich without unsoldering all the switches.
i just learned through experimentation that they recede into the board just enough that (although i can't get them out) they don't rattle around or short circuit
so now my mitosis is low profile too 👍
glamour shot of @vilmibm's new mitosis. look at that slim profile just look at it.
we sat in the sun painstakingly cleaning up every knockout on the plates with strips of abrasive paper. fiberglass dust? yolo.
we diagnosed and repaired a solder bridge that formed behind tiny pins, under the wireless module.
we (re)learned how to convince belligerent software to do the thing.
we breathed too much solder smoke.
the results speak for themselves.
i'm grumpy about photos of collections of #mechanicalkeyboards in display cases
it's like framing expensive running shoes or circular saws on the wall
they're tools! better tools than their mass-manufactured counterparts, and they're too expensive for many people who would otherwise enjoy using them
most of their appeal is in the layout, keyfeel, firmware features, led effects, and hackability
they should be used!
give (or sell at a discount) your extra to someone who needs it!