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by davkol
19 Oct 2019, 15:45
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

The author recommends starting with these snooker balls. I don't know about compatibility with Elecom DEFT Pro or LCOT balls (44mm).
by davkol
17 Oct 2019, 08:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3810
Views: 214774

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The third row from top: the IBM keyboard on the right is a rebranded Chicony rubber dome over membrane; the AT&T branded keyboard on the left should be NMB as is the keyboard below.
by davkol
15 Oct 2019, 17:29
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 9
Views: 372

DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

There's a new DIY trackball project called Ploopy . right-handed shape; 3d-printed chassis, very similar to Microsoft Trackball Explorer hardware: Arduino, PMW3360 sensor, 1.75" ball on roller bearings, 4 buttons + wheel; more in the wiki source files under CERN Open Hardware Licence v1.2 (hardware...
by davkol
15 Oct 2019, 15:31
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 168

GameBall allegedly finishes its gaming trackball for launch in Q1 2020

GameBall have been teasing a new finger-operated trackball design for gaming on and off for a few years now. It's just been announced that they'll start selling them early next year (2020), though. GameBall will be available in early 2020. GameBall has been in development for over four years. We ha...
by davkol
14 Oct 2019, 13:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.
Replies: 29
Views: 1614

Re: Get the PITCHFORK key ready! Microsoft intends to molest the keyboard layouts again.

I've looking for an "emoji" key lately, so that's fine with me, although I would rather base it on Compose. The MS Ergonomic Keyboard sucks, though. It doesn't have a split spacebar, the Alt keys are small, and they've firmly gone back to full-size form factor. I hope there will be an update to the ...
by davkol
08 Oct 2019, 20:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22700
Views: 1303402

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by davkol
23 Sep 2019, 09:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3810
Views: 214774

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The -A likely means Alps, probably white Alps.
by davkol
17 Sep 2019, 21:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1468
Views: 97160

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Tool: Parabol & Parabola

(edit: linked content was taken down by copying-monopoly lobby)
by davkol
24 Aug 2019, 11:44
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Depends on the genre. Turning a ball allows very precise, fast side-to-side movement in one axis (e.g., turning in FPS specifically). Arcade cabinets have traditionally used trackballs too. OTOH, making boxes in RTS (basically diagonal drag&drop) is much harder than with a mouse depending on directi...
by davkol
24 Aug 2019, 11:19
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

In games, probably? For example, if pointing, well, points or moves the camera, and scrolling changes weapons/skills/…

I imagine it can be a smoother experience to move and zoom at the same time in other applications as well.
by davkol
22 Aug 2019, 19:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

Kensington Slimblade mostly is like the Expert, but scrolling is implemented as twisting the ball it self. It's very nice and smooth… you can't move cursor and scroll at the same time, though, and I prefer CST's wide, smooth roller and build quality. One of the new Adesso trackballs, iMouse T50, is ...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 16:43
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

The wheel and button are wide . They're as wide as three of my fingers. As how to use them, I have my fingertips on the buttons' edge and rest knuckles on the ball (using the whole hand to move it). This is different from people who rest their hand on the case and move the ball with their fingertips...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 15:53
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST is the successor to MicroSpeed. Those trackballs have identical shapes, only older/cheaper models are optomechanical. If you don't mind this limitation, it should be straightforward to find a cheaper one on eBay. For example, andrewjoy did a group buy for CST KidTRAC a few years back. L-Trac is ...
by davkol
21 Aug 2019, 13:08
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?
Replies: 41
Views: 2743

Re: has the trackball landscape changed in any way lately?

CST L-Trac is the way to go, if you like the design (I love it, including the wheel and middle button). CST is actually going out of business as of this summer, because their head is retiring, but the product line is transferred to PI Engineering. Besides that… Kensington is still out there, but wit...
by davkol
16 Aug 2019, 13:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board
Replies: 46
Views: 4690

Re: Input Club Beamspring-like? new board

I wish there were one-piece PCBs with sensors for these, something like Amoeba. For building custom keyboards with different layouts. But I guess it's not realistic any time soon.

The Beam force curve looks lovely… not enough to make me go back to an ANSI tenkeyless, though.
by davkol
13 Aug 2019, 12:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Typing Demo XL - Kailh BOX White (in a Cherry G80-3000)

I'm not sure if I understand this. Stock G80-3000 doesn't have a plate: how did you secure the switches? (Whether you're using hotswap sockets, or not; Kailh Box are only 3-pin AFAIK.)
by davkol
10 Aug 2019, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3810
Views: 214774

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There are obviously colored legends in the photo. None of those things should be surprising, if you've seen more generic Silitek keyboards. The chassis is kind of similar to SK-4100R and other rubber domes. Doubleshot keycaps with RGB modifiers and Escape were used on their keyboards with Alps switc...
by davkol
09 Aug 2019, 13:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1468
Views: 97160

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

The new Tool album is coming out soon… for real this time.
by davkol
22 Jul 2019, 17:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2781
Views: 226671

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

kbdfr wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 11:43
In other words, fully unnecessary as a dedicated key..
Heresy!
by davkol
05 Jul 2019, 14:55
Forum: News
Topic: Clearly Superior Technologies [trackball] production sold to PI Engineering
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Clearly Superior Technologies [trackball] production sold to PI Engineering

From Clearly Superior Technologies, Inc. : ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CST PRESIDENT ROSS MYERS After nearly 16 years in business the time has come for me to explore retirement, to pursue relaxation and my passion for fishing and travel. All of Us at Clearly Superior Technologies Inc. have appreciated the sup...
by davkol
02 Jul 2019, 19:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1468
Views: 97160

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Buried in Light by Call of the Void

They call it "loud Metallic Sludgepunk". I like that.
by davkol
15 Jun 2019, 15:26
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Re: Das Keyboard Model S review (Cherry MX Blue)

Regarding the "Model S" issue at the beginning: it's not "wheel-less", it's that Das III didn't have a wheel at all, and Model S is still Das III essentially. As you know, the first Das was a rebranded Key Tronic, the second a rebranded Cherry G80… and the then came the third in late 2000s: initiall...
by davkol
13 Jun 2019, 09:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3810
Views: 214774

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Heya. That's a typo in the FCC ID. Podworld 292 That's what I found too, but the keyboard was NOT Podworld 292, as it looked identical to SKB-5150C (layout, non-stepped keycaps, case with the panel/sticker on top, large feet, the AT/XT switch); the sticker itself also said "84KEY" instead of "101KE...

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