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by uberben
20 Jun 2014, 06:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 303
Views: 48558

I added those lines to my matrix init function, but that does not seem to have any impact to fix the backslash keys. The other keys that share the same rows and columns seem to work fine, which is odd. I am using Adafruit's 32u4 breakout board (http://www.ladyada.net/products/atmega32u4breakout/#des...
by uberben
20 Jun 2014, 03:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 303
Views: 48558

I've finally found some time to work on my keyboard. I have got the two Kinesis keywells hooked up and working, but the two backslash keys don't seem to be working. I also noticed that if I press and hold "down", it looks like I have just tapped the "down" key. I am wondering if perhaps there is som...
by uberben
12 Mar 2014, 21:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: vikeys - terminal app for keymap editing (tmk/ergodox)
Replies: 29
Views: 1378

This looks awesome, CJNE! I'm about to pick up my Kinesis controller replacement project again (using TMK) and was wanting to do something similar to this. If it hasn't been done already, I'll see what I can do to make it fit the Kinesis.
by uberben
12 Feb 2014, 15:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 303
Views: 48558

Thanks for the quick response hasu! Hopefully I'll finally find some time to build my custom board. :D
by uberben
12 Feb 2014, 04:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 303
Views: 48558

I apologize for not reading all the posts here or all the source before asking my questions, but I figure asking directly is simpler and clearer. I've been meaning to use this firmware for a long time and see that it has improved a lot since I last looked at it. There are a couple features I'm curio...
by uberben
16 May 2013, 17:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9116

Any word on how you like the position of the palm keys? I've got mine sitting at home, but am reluctant to put holes in my case until I know the best position.
by uberben
25 Apr 2013, 16:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Trackball
Replies: 8
Views: 9745

I've been thinking of doing a mod like this for my Kinesis. Yesterday I found this on Tindie: https://www.tindie.com/products/jkicklighter/adns-9800-optical-laser-sensor/ The guy designed the board for a custom trackball, and it works over SPI, so it should be relatively easy to integrate into a cus...
by uberben
21 Feb 2013, 19:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 171
Views: 95951

Suka: I got your prototypes yesterday. Very interesting stuff. (Also, impressive packing job getting all that stuff into that tiny box). The curvature of the key well in the smoothly curved sample is a bit steeper than my Kinesis. I might have to try populating it (or a slightly modified version) to...
by uberben
11 Feb 2013, 18:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 171
Views: 95951

Has anyone gotten the N35P112 hall effect joystick to work with a teensy? I'm looking for a firmware code sample that makes it work as a mouse. I got my custom EasyPoint joystick hooked up to an avr micro and working with some demo code, but I haven't had a chance to do the mapping from the joystic...
by uberben
02 Jan 2013, 18:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Trackball
Replies: 8
Views: 9745

Very interesting. I will definitely be considering this for my keyboard mod.
by uberben
20 Dec 2012, 16:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hardware dvorak HHKB.
Replies: 49
Views: 10969

My one remaining doubt now is how I can get access to the console mode. Can anyone shed some light on this? I have not yet used the console mode, but as I understand it, you need to connect a USB-serial adapter to the serial port of your microcontroller. One of the many things I want to do is use t...
by uberben
20 Dec 2012, 16:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: TMK keyboard firmware collection
Replies: 303
Views: 48558

hasu, thank you for the firmware and open sourcing it. It's really great. Do you have plans to support switching layers by changing the position of MX-lock switches? I was thinking of hacking that in there but didn't want to waste the effort if you were already working on it. Thanks! I have dug a b...
by uberben
17 Dec 2012, 00:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9116

Send me the pics and I'll help rework the article. That pic archive was one of the best parts of your article and I would love to at least have a copy.
by uberben
08 Dec 2012, 14:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: An other DIY keyboard project
Replies: 31
Views: 9676

How do you like those joysticks as mice? Can you compare them to a TrackPoint? I'm modding my Kinesis and planning to use the same joystick as this board has (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10835) but I also have some PSP joysticks and have considered the full size thumb stick too.
by uberben
08 Dec 2012, 03:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9116

I just ordered some super cheap arcade buttons. Hopefully they are half decent.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wholesal ... 87254.html
by uberben
07 Dec 2012, 20:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 171
Views: 95951

It comes in three sizes and mine (and Sparkfun's) is the smallest. It has very little travel, just a bit more than a Trackpoint. I don't think the cap cutouts would have to be much bigger than for a TrackPoint, if at all.
by uberben
07 Dec 2012, 17:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 171
Views: 95951

tlt: Comments page to the joystick says that that one was used in dell laptops, so PH102 caps (track stick cover) will fit. Ebay shows some results for around $5. I think you misread. Someone was asking if they were the same as in Dell laptops, and the answer was no. I have a laptop with TrackPoint...
by uberben
07 Dec 2012, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DIY analog keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2539

The analog buttons could be interesting for mouse keys too. I just started using hasu's firmware with mouse keys and the fact that i can't precisely control the cursor speed without tapping would be solved with analog keys. I'm getting more tempted to do this mod, but I already have too few pins on ...
by uberben
05 Dec 2012, 15:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My DIY keyboard collection ( or how I became a KB-geek...)
Replies: 171
Views: 95951

I'm working with the mini hall effect joysticks in my current mod. I designed my own, smaller breakout board and got the joysticks on sample from the manufacturer (only had to pay duty). My original plan was to put this thing next to the keys on my Kinesis, but i think I could probably fit it betwee...
by uberben
04 Dec 2012, 16:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MOD - use a MX-Lock as Caps lock switch.
Replies: 24
Views: 2940

Edit: Woops, double post
by uberben
04 Dec 2012, 16:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: MOD - use a MX-Lock as Caps lock switch.
Replies: 24
Views: 2940

The only thing that bothers me is that if I have two keyboards connected, and both have this feature, then they will fight based on their polling and both will try to set the Caps Lock state to their respective states :P The "simple" solution there is to make your own custom MX locks with solenoids...
by uberben
03 Dec 2012, 18:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Custom Keyboards
Replies: 30
Views: 3321

Maybe your local hackerspace (or similar) has a mill. Ours is unofficially partnered with a makerspace that has a CNC mill.
by uberben
02 Dec 2012, 06:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hyper Keyboard - technical discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 3237

I've not used the default DFU bootloader (my ATmega32U4 is running Adafruits modified LUFA CDC bootloader) and as far as I know, it only remains in bootloader mode for a couple seconds before going back to normal operation. Even if it got stuck, I would think unplugging and plugging the keyboard bac...
by uberben
01 Dec 2012, 23:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hyper Keyboard - technical discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 3237

I only skimmed, so maybe this was suggested, but what about a key combo that goes to bootloader mode as weld as a tiny switch that is a fallback reset button in case the firmware screwed up the shortcut?
by uberben
29 Nov 2012, 17:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM trackpoint question for modding
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

This mouse looks interesting too, though it seems like the TrackPoint might just be for scrolling (they refer to it as a ScrollPoint): http://shop.lenovo.com/us/itemdetails/3 ... 1FC42C9CA3
by uberben
29 Nov 2012, 16:38
Forum: Deskthority Awards 2012
Topic: [Call for nominees] Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

The Kinesis is TKL but it certainly doesn't save any space. ;) Depends on the space you are trying to save :) Is it larger than my laptop? Yes. BUT Is it shorter than my full size (ie. non-TKL) keyboard? Yes! is the space between the keys and my mouse shorter? Yes! Is the space between the alpha ke...
by uberben
29 Nov 2012, 16:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM trackpoint question for modding
Replies: 19
Views: 3725

Have you looked on AliExpress? They sell replacement laptop keyboards with TrackPoint modules for between $15 and $50 (ThinkPad keyboards are towards the upper end, but you can get a Dell or HP at the lower end): http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=trackpoint&catId=0&manual=y I don't like...
by uberben
29 Nov 2012, 00:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kinesis Advantage (dvorak) for programming and vim
Replies: 13
Views: 2896

The one thing that I found the most useful for Dvorak + Kinesis + Vim is remapping down/up to the left hand arrow keys so they are directly below j/k. There are so many times I accidentally try j/k in a program that doesn't accept it, so then I can just move my fingers down a row and get the same ef...
by uberben
28 Nov 2012, 22:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Custom Mechanical gaming Keyboard *Idea* could use help
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

This might be a bit late to the discussion, but you should be able to charlieplex RGB LEDs. This video claims to use it and the colour mixing looks pretty sweet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxdbRxDIuxI Charlieplexing requires there to be many common cathode/anode connections anyway, so that isn't...
by uberben
28 Nov 2012, 19:11
Forum: Deskthority Awards 2012
Topic: [Call for nominees] Best space-saving/compact keyboard 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3753

Kinesis Contoured. It may be thick and have a gap between the hands, but it is TKL, arrows are moved in closer, and has an embedded, programmable layer for num pad and more.

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