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by mtl
Today, 04:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

Thank you! I plan to release the gerbers and sources. However, there are a few issues that need to be worked out: To make use of the Kaihl switch sockets, one really needs to use the screw mounts on the left and right sides to stabilize the PCB when a switch is inserted or removed. I don't think I'v...
by mtl
01 Mar 2020, 05:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

Below is a pinout for the 2.0 design. I've ordered some prototypes to see if any other changes need to be made. Also may take a shot at creating a panel to have more control over where the mousebites end up.

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by mtl
24 Feb 2020, 00:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

Here is a wiring diagram, not showing the column data connections needed at the ends of each row:

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by mtl
23 Feb 2020, 22:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

I've made some updates that hopefully improve the design. In this revision, redundant column pads were added to the top and bottom. (Thanks, Lolligagger!) Also, pins were added to support both left-to-right and right-to-left LED data flows across a row. This will allow for the LED to always be mount...
by mtl
21 Feb 2020, 03:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

Here are a couple of renders. The LED these were designed for is the SK6812MINI. amoeba-royale-1.png amoeba-royale-2.png If there's any interest, I could try to resume work on it. But as mentioned in the previous post, it may not work out great to try to wire up a whole keyboard of these. A little m...
by mtl
21 Feb 2020, 03:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Re: Another single-switch circuit board

I designed a revised amoeba a while back with support for SMD RGB LEDs like that and Kaihl switch sockets. Had a few prototypes made. I think where it left off was it would technically work for a single key switch, but I wasn't sure it would be feasible to wire up a matrix of them due to the need fo...
by mtl
15 Jul 2018, 20:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
Replies: 116
Views: 11084

zslzne, just wanted to let you know, I was on the fence regarding the Rocketeer (especially after having just shelled out for the ALT canvas, and due to layout limitations), but my wife saw it and was immediately sold. Very nice design!
by mtl
18 Mar 2016, 18:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's Up With µ?
Replies: 196
Views: 16059

Good idea to get her stories and record her voice. Perhaps your passion for input devices will come in handy for finding new options for her to communicate after the surgery. Take care, Mu.
by mtl
02 Mar 2016, 19:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

This project was intended to scratch an itch, learn something new and a fun challenge, so I never wanted to earn anything back from it. Thank you, though. :) I haven't ordered a large enough quantity to build a keyboard yet, primarily because I'm not yet sure how many I'll need. If there's sufficien...
by mtl
26 Feb 2016, 18:58
Forum: News
Topic: Cooler Master offering Topre-to-MX stem set
Replies: 26
Views: 2716

The kit includes all the stems for a full TKL keyboard but unfortunately it seems that they are not including the stabilizer housings, so a little of DIY work would be needed. What DIY work would be required to outfit a Realforce? They are indeed, and we also have put up a barebones and a refurb un...
by mtl
26 Feb 2016, 01:38
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Post your deskthority header images here
Replies: 2254
Views: 136382

The first one is really nice. :)
by mtl
26 Feb 2016, 01:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Hey that looks great! I'm happy they worked out for you. I see you used surface mount resistors and through-hole diodes. Any particular reason for the mix? How did the LEDs work out? In any case.. very nice! :)
by mtl
24 Feb 2016, 13:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SVG graphics in KiCad (svg2mod)
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

Hi mohitgarg,

I just came across your split 65% keyboard. Awesome project!

There's an SVG OSH logo here that might be helpful. I had a few PCBs made to test it and it came out pretty nice (some pics here).
by mtl
24 Feb 2016, 02:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: T400 Keyboard: Trackpoint Pinout
Replies: 17
Views: 4629

For other fellas with similar needs, I post here some pictures of the currently reversed trackpoint modules as well: Wow.. Great work! It would be worthwhile to cross-post it here to have more info in one place. In fact, it probably makes sense to start a wiki page. Do you have any objection to you...
by mtl
24 Feb 2016, 01:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SVG graphics in KiCad (svg2mod)
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

A nicely done article on Hackaday by Nava Whiteford highlights some inspiring PCB designs and projects, with an example using svg2mod. :)
by mtl
14 Feb 2016, 15:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Profile PBT Dye-sub (the time has come)
Replies: 1283
Views: 106131

Could you start with these and carve out the stems?
by mtl
13 Feb 2016, 23:53
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Official Merchandising
Replies: 126
Views: 22947

seebart wrote: Just got here, nice packaging. Good quality mug.Cheers!
That thing looks huge..
:lol:
by mtl
09 Feb 2016, 02:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycap SCIENCE! Warning; many pictures inside!
Replies: 39
Views: 2519

Very nice! Thanks for explaining what it is we're looking at. Did you find anything living on the surface?
by mtl
07 Feb 2016, 14:15
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Official Merchandising
Replies: 126
Views: 22947

Great! How about a mouse pad with the unofficial Deskthority mascot? 8-) i have combined some latest suggestions and the da randomizer came up with this: - Make it a monkey *check* - Not elitist *check, looks like haz no clue and cant decide whether to eat the keyboard or banana* - Make it a female ...
by mtl
06 Feb 2016, 21:22
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / The Vote!
Replies: 171
Views: 13982

stuplarosa wrote: LOVE the RBC!!!
Moar RBC.. :)
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by mtl
06 Feb 2016, 05:05
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / The Vote!
Replies: 171
Views: 13982

This one is a derivative of 7bit's #33. WCK, GDC, GDV, RBC, BFR, plus BGA and VF: bland.png [{c:"#eee2d0",t:"#733636",p:"DSA",a:7,f:8},"<i class='fa fa-pagelines'></i>",{x:1,t:"#6d6a64",f:3},"F1","F2","F3","F4",{x:0.5},"F5","F6","F7","F8",{x:0.5},"F9","F10","F11","F12",{x:0.25,f:8},"<i class='fa fa-...
by mtl
06 Feb 2016, 03:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / The Vote!
Replies: 171
Views: 13982

Round 5 Honeywell is still the hotness..
by mtl
04 Feb 2016, 12:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / The Vote!
Replies: 171
Views: 13982

And you should take my cream&biege option off since that render is a render of Ail's colorway (i.e., give those votes to Rasberries & Cream instead and take cream & biege away). I would think many of those votes come from the same people. It's also a bit surprising that another picture of the same ...
by mtl
31 Jan 2016, 11:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / color scheme
Replies: 170
Views: 12239

The rest are too dark, too many colors, too unlikeable colors, or not my taste, or had been done before (SA Retro). :roll: Too dark and too many colors, perhaps not your taste, and back by (un)popular demand and now with front printed legends.. :lol: hp.3.png And with fewer colors... :o hp.4.png TK...
by mtl
30 Jan 2016, 02:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Round 7 / color scheme
Replies: 170
Views: 12239

Borrowing from Ail's idea, since 7bit shot down the TI scheme... hp.2.png Inspirations: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/35/Hewlett-Packard_48GX_Scientific_Graphing_Calculator.jpg/415px-Hewlett-Packard_48GX_Scientific_Graphing_Calculator.jpg And... http://commerce.hpcalc.org/im...
by mtl
24 Jan 2016, 20:32
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority 5th Anniversary
Replies: 266
Views: 16500

I followed a link over from GH and immediately liked the clean theme design. Looking back at webwit's and sixty's first posts, I now realize their intentional effort to simplify the forum categories played a big part as well. The people here have been great, having a well integrated, proper wiki has...
by mtl
18 Jan 2016, 03:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Varmilo Space Cadet: a look into the future
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Love it.
by mtl
10 Jan 2016, 22:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

Maybe you could include holes for pins so that they can be aligned with .1" holes. Then they could be used with perf boards. (and also proto boards?) Yes, it can be done. The pins on the bottom half are already 0.1" spaced. The SR, SC and LC pins on the top will have to be rearranged slightly. A co...
by mtl
05 Jan 2016, 02:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 59
Views: 16538

I wish to see conections between items, etc ... Sorry I cant see it in http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/another-single-switch-circuit-board-t11420.html#p253525 Do you mean the connections between components on the PCB? Does this help? instructions.png But why are there small square boards and lar...
by mtl
21 Dec 2015, 00:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DSA vs. SA profile: what is more confortable? (Matt3o’s DSA/SA Retro)
Replies: 24
Views: 67463

You can order SA blanks from 7bot. I believe Signature Plastics also sells them directly.

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