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by gmjhowe
05 Nov 2015, 14:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2759
Views: 203709

Looks great! But be careful laser etching ABS plastics. My local laser cutting facility won't let me do it since ABS releases hydrogen cyanide gas when lasered, so they say. I haven't looked into PBT yet. Yes, I haven't researched it yet. Some gasses will damage the laser cutter themselves too. Qui...
by gmjhowe
05 Nov 2015, 10:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2759
Views: 203709

So after being happy with my AEKii http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/apple-extended-keyboard-ii-internal-pictures-t5297.html for a few years, I wanted to make a little more room for my Wacom on my desk. So I went back to my Apple Wireless Keyboard for a short while. Then I saved up and bought myself...
by gmjhowe
28 Oct 2015, 22:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1668
Views: 133325

So, its been a while since I last posted here (3 years or so). I happily settled on my AEKii Modified and managed to escape for a while. However now I am back in my pursuit for a little more desk space and an arrangement to fit around my wacom. I figured where better place to start than to post my l...
by gmjhowe
19 Mar 2013, 17:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: TOuSJE Keyboard (~1985 custom keyboard)
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

This is an excellent find. Really glad I encouraged you to go for it, and thanks for the shout out.
by gmjhowe
19 Mar 2013, 10:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

Have you visited the Hackerspace over in Darmstadt? They might have access to a laser cutter and more.

http://chaos-darmstadt.de
by gmjhowe
18 Mar 2013, 20:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

This is basically what I would like to do for my wooden cases. The rest of the case would still be none laser cut, but having a solid base for the pcb is really key to making the cases feel great. Where abouts are you based TDub? If not to far away I might be able to help you out. Yeah, you could e...
by gmjhowe
18 Mar 2013, 12:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

I love your pictures as much as your CST trackball ones :D Would be too much to ask what setup do you use to take those pictures? I'm guessing a lightbox there. Not at all, most of it can either be learned yourself just by playing with your equipment, add in some pointers from the internet and you ...
by gmjhowe
18 Mar 2013, 11:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

Nice work, could do a numpad? Wow! It looks beautiful. How does it sound when bottoming out? I wood would guess it has a lighter, less metalic sound? Yeah, you could easily do a number pad. The main thing limiting me making a full size case is that I need a PCB, something either 60% or 75% in size....
by gmjhowe
18 Mar 2013, 11:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

Very cool. I have been thinking about using laser cutting for the PCB support in my wood cases. Right now I am glueing single pieces to the bottom of the case. But a laser cut plate would be much better. How much did your experiment cost? I have some laser cutted paint racks from Progressive engine...
by gmjhowe
17 Mar 2013, 17:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2529

Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.

Well, it seems everyone is going wood crazy today.

This is a small size experiment piece I made for playing around with tolerances for a cherry MX plate from laser cut wood.
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by gmjhowe
16 Mar 2013, 16:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

Were you thinking of having it entirely flat then? Because I like the back of the keyboard to have a little height to it.

I guess you could add little legs to give that height, but design it to be as slim as possible.
by gmjhowe
15 Mar 2013, 23:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1668
Views: 133325

That looks more like a TiPro to me with that grid like staggering.
by gmjhowe
15 Mar 2013, 22:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1668
Views: 133325

I hope for you that will no longer be the case when you use one of your Hyper Keyboards ;-) If not you have some seriously small monitor... The Hyper7 will have a size of 8x28 keys, which is 533.40mm wide. sqrt((28*0.75)^2+(28*0.75/16*9)^2) == 24.09429717277513782927 " Does a 24" monitor even exist...
by gmjhowe
15 Mar 2013, 10:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1668
Views: 133325

7bit wrote: Maybe I should clean up and take a picture ...
:shock:
We are waiting. Get to it!
by gmjhowe
14 Mar 2013, 22:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Relocated connector on Apple Extended II keyboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 453

You have access to a laser-cutter? Jealous I am, in that case... By the way, why did you not put your USB converter inside the keyboard and used a USB cable? I have access to one at my local hackspace. I did think about putting the converter inside the keyboard, the AEKii has plenty of room due to ...
by gmjhowe
14 Mar 2013, 17:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1668
Views: 133325

PiBow! The best case for the Pi around.
by gmjhowe
14 Mar 2013, 15:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Relocated connector on Apple Extended II keyboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 453

I laser cut some back panel pieces for this yesterday. It matches the iMate case I made, and the media tags.

Here are a couple of pictures showing off the mod.
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by gmjhowe
14 Mar 2013, 12:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

The advantage to using an external controller is that it reduces the need for for people to do surface mount soldering.

I reckon the extra cost would balance out either way. Its just a case of finding someone who would do that.
by gmjhowe
13 Mar 2013, 11:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre vs Matias-silent switches. My first impressions
Replies: 85
Views: 22309

Nice first impressions, thanks for sharing.
by gmjhowe
13 Mar 2013, 10:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Theoretical interest check for BSP dyesubs
Replies: 42
Views: 2200

kbdfr wrote:I'm not sure it's a good idea to have the users displayed on the list at all.
You user name is displayed right next to your post there.

People showing interest will most likely have commented about this at some point or another.
by gmjhowe
12 Mar 2013, 16:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

Exactly, if we prototype in house, then it would need to make use of a soldered on controller, like a teensy or some such.

I will measure the tank and take it from there.
by gmjhowe
12 Mar 2013, 15:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

yes, I was planning to order at least 2-3 PCBs anyway. I checked a couple of services. A 280x90 PBC costs approx €40 at low quantities (but it's very cheap for 50+, so good news for the GB). Regarding license it will be CC on images and text and GPL on code. Wondering if I should open a website for...
by gmjhowe
12 Mar 2013, 11:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

Yeah, I had noticed you said it was going to be open source. Are you familiar with the Creative Commons licenses? Also, I need to double check our developing tank, but I reckon we might just get away with me making prototype PCB's myself if they are single sided. I did a little research, most the pe...
by gmjhowe
11 Mar 2013, 21:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

Ok, cool 299mm wide is just within the scope of the size I can cut myself, so I am happy to prototype this. I will likely have to order some 1.5mm acrylic though. Plus the tolerances on a laser cutter are not as precise as a CNC milled case. It would be nice if people can download and laser cut/cnc ...
by gmjhowe
11 Mar 2013, 19:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

My standard material to use is 3mm for both acrylic and ply. However I know we can get up to 6mm deep on acrylic only.
(Though the laser cutter needs a bit of upkeep to get back to that point.

Whats the width/height of the individual plates?
by gmjhowe
11 Mar 2013, 18:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: refining a compact layout
Replies: 204
Views: 11225

What's the final size of your section sizes?

As you are aware I have access to a laser cutter and could prototype.
by gmjhowe
10 Mar 2013, 20:08
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Netbook wanted / found ThinkPad T420s :-)
Replies: 78
Views: 3811

No glamour photos? Modelling the new device on the sofa?
by gmjhowe
09 Mar 2013, 18:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Relocated connector on Apple Extended II keyboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Relocated connector on Apple Extended II keyboard.

The title really says it all. I am sure once upon a time it made more sense to have the cable come in at the side. Being able to choose one side or the other is quite a nice feature. However on my desk it makes more sense for a cable to join in on the back somewhere. So I decided to reroute the conn...
by gmjhowe
09 Mar 2013, 18:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: iMate Apple Desktop Bus to USB adapter.
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

iMate is the apple equivalent of a blue cube.
by gmjhowe
09 Mar 2013, 11:34
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: 'Kids' CST multicolour trackball
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Excellent, thanks for taking the time to take a picture.

I should have thought really, it makes sense that the modern ones would have a much smaller circuit board, plus the improved sensor mechanism.

Practically nothing like the one I have.

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