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by vvp
04 Jun 2019, 11:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

...different layouts that you want on different layers... The problem is that language-layout is interpreted by the host, not the keyboard. That is only a problem if one cannot get a generic super set of all layouts working. Like Compose key or unicode hex input. Then you can issue any key using th...
by vvp
01 Jun 2019, 20:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Send language layout from USB HID keyboard

Not without a a custom driver. You can write some macro which will do it for you or an application which will switch the layout after some special input (e.g. on F13). And you can use something like Compose key or Unicode hex input to simulate changing layouts. Compose key support is native in linux...
by vvp
26 May 2019, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK

You did not say which Teensy it is. Different versions have different MCUs. Anyway I drive a piezo buzzer directly from an MCU pin and it works ok. I'm still using only about 1/3 of the pin current capacity. Compute the maximum current your buzzer will need and if you are bellow the pin current rati...
by vvp
15 May 2019, 22:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Splitting space bar is a move in the right direction!
by vvp
25 Apr 2019, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)

@Findecanor: Fair enough. The conformability limitation would not matter much for me but it may matter for others. To tell the truth it is definitely not a keyboard for me . Not because of conformability (despite my keyboard being on the fly configurable without a host application) but because it is...
by vvp
24 Apr 2019, 20:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)

The keyboard works with all operating systems, but every configurable option has to be changed in the "Wootility" program. Nothing is configurable on the keyboard itself. The program is for Windows, macOS and Linux but 64-bit x86 only. If the configuration is saved into the keyboard and the keyboar...
by vvp
24 Apr 2019, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)

Sangdrax wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 23:07
I just wish they made these in a full case instead of floating switches and had integrated stuff loaded in the keyboard instead of having an external program running.
Does not not work without special drivers?
Does it work on mac or linux?
by vvp
23 Apr 2019, 12:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Re: The best modern gaming keyboard! (and why)

Nice.
Well, we still need a programmable force curve to get an ultimate keyboard switch :)
by vvp
06 Apr 2019, 11:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: OSH Park - Flex PCBs for Dactyl / Manuform / etc
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: OSH Park - Flex PCBs for Dactyl / Manuform / etc

It is very likely you cannot do this for Manuform without redesigning the keywell or making the case bigger. Notice that you need one row of keys almost in plane to fan-out flexible PCB columns from. You either need such a row of keys or you need a bigger case to place the row of PCB connections out...
by vvp
04 Apr 2019, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2382

Re: ISO users

spongebob1981: I thought you meant it for every keyboard, not only for enthusiasts' keycap sets. But there is not much difference in reasoning except the price. It costs about a buck when a part of a keybaord and from 15 up when sold separately. And the lower price range will not have any non-US leg...
by vvp
03 Apr 2019, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2382

Re: ISO users

spongebob1981: That it never going to happen. Production keycap prices are in cents and you want increase that price few times. And what about environmental aspect of this. Most keyboard users would be throwing away a lot of keycaps they do not use. It is not only eñes, çedillas, carons, ... It is a...
by vvp
02 Apr 2019, 21:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2382

Re: ISO users

The compose key: I'm astonished it never found its way into Windows as it's so useful for doing stuff like this on any keyboard without needing to know arcane and obscure control codes. A friend using windows reported that this works well (at least on Win10 ... and probably on older versions as wel...
by vvp
02 Apr 2019, 09:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2382

Re: ISO users

I preferred ansi to iso when I used a standard layout. Most keyboards use iso here.

The reason was simple. I used enter more often than backslash.
by vvp
19 Mar 2019, 10:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

I heard about using palms for the bottom row keys at the sides. You are probably not alone using it that way. That is using palms on still quite small Ctrl keys. To be honest I have palm keys as well (used as layer shifts). But I never smash them, they are small and it is a custom build, i.e. not co...
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 20:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

kbdfr wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 19:43
Ask a piano player :mrgreen:
I talked to tp4tissue on geekhack. He is a piano player and loves to move hands a lot around keyboard. I need some time to recover from the stress of that experience ;)
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

I know you do touch type. We discussed that in the thread about how many keys a keyboard should have. You are the cool guy with a strange love for macros triggered by one key instead of chords of keys and an incredible skill to hit far away keys (which require significant hand move) without looking....
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 14:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

Swill has a plate builder if you are not aware about it by some strange chance.
This is probably it: http://builder.swillkb.com/
There is a lot of discussion about it on geekhack.
I never used it myself.
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 10:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German

Certainly in most games and some other applications pg up and pg down are to scroll through chat or objective log etc Most importantly all the document viewing/editing applications use it to scroll by half or full amount of the currently visible lines. I guess more people view edit text than play g...
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 10:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

Sandwidtch cases are OK and rather cheap. You can go with acrylic or wood. If you have access to a good band saw then you can cut them yourself. The wooden one can look extremely well if you devote the time to surface finishing. If you have an access to a reprap 3d printer then you can print a case ...
by vvp
18 Mar 2019, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

@PlacaFromHell: You are the first one I heard about who is smashing space bars with a palm. Anyway, if you really do that then your argument is valid and you need a big space bar. But maybe you can consider a more efficient way of typing. You would not need a big space bar then. Calling me a kid fee...
by vvp
17 Mar 2019, 20:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: How about splitting the space bar, with equal-sized symmetrical halves?

Space, BackSpace and modfiers (Fn, Ctrl, Alt) are good candidates for keys which will be created by splitting a big space bar.
by vvp
17 Mar 2019, 20:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

@Gampela: Nice, splitting a big space bar into 3 keys is a progress in the good direction :-) Also if you want to put navigation keys to a layer on the home keys then consider using a vim(*) style navigation instead of inverted T. It is better, you do not need to move fingers to a different key when...
by vvp
17 Mar 2019, 13:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 34995

Re: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Nonsense. Why do you want to WASTE the most valuable keyboard real estate with a big ass space bar? You are CONFUSED with historical heritage of old crapy keyboards! It is just the location of the middle of the bottom row where your thumbs are naturally positioned. It is the place where your thumbs ...
by vvp
15 Mar 2019, 17:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Custom Layouts: Japanese and German

I use CapsLock key often when I need to write more capital letters. The layout is missing PgUp and PgDown keys. I use those often. I you are going full custom and you touch-type then why not something more ergonomic (split and column staggered). E.g. something like Ergodox? If you want something off...
by vvp
11 Mar 2019, 09:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2050

Re: Gaming Keyboard - Looking for Advice

I agree that NKRO or 6KRO is likely better in order to err on the side of safety, but I think the dangers of 2KRO in games have been highly overstated. How about a diagonal move up (W) rigth (D) and jump (Space) at the same time. There you have 3 non-modifier keys pressed at once. 2KRO is a problem...
by vvp
10 Mar 2019, 21:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soldering problem - need help !
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Soldering problem - need help !

Cool.

Use less solder next time so that the joint surface is concave. This allows you to see whether the solder weted the joints properly. Improperly weted joints are not visible if too much solder (convex surface) is used.
by vvp
10 Mar 2019, 19:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soldering problem - need help !
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Soldering problem - need help !

Please see those images, first one is up arrow - I think, I THINK... when I was taking off old switch I also took out that small ring that was on the pcb. Then I noticed that this thin long thingy - don't know how you call it - is coming off. It looks like a thin copper "route"? I soldered it to th...
by vvp
05 Mar 2019, 12:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Additional keyboard for Macros
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: Additional keyboard for Macros

Kinesis Advantage has macro support.
Open firmwares have macro support as well if you can build a keyboard or replace the controller yourself.
by vvp
27 Feb 2019, 10:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Questions about keyboard programming.
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Questions about keyboard programming.

Each time, you first wait a couple microseconds (why, I'm not sure, but it is recommended for the matrix to "settle"). It's because a microcontroller is scanning a voltage on an LRC circuit . Typical values are about: R = 33 kΩ, C = 5e-12 F, L = 0.5e-3 H You are interested mostly in the times t1=(-...

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