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by sordna
22 Aug 2016, 17:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9781

Did the 4-arcade button mod on my PS/2 Classic too. For the buttons near the middle of the keyboard I used Sanwa OBSF-24. They are smaller in diameter but quite a bit deeper in the case than the Seimitsu PS-15, but thankfully the case at the point I placed them has much more room than the spot where...
by sordna
22 Jun 2016, 07:53
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Workshop, Threads Of Interest
Replies: 49
Views: 20156

please if you want to nominate a thread, post the link here! Hi, I would like to nominate my thread that adds extra keys to the Kinesis Advantage: https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/adding-extra-keys-to-your-kinesis-advantage-t1872.html I put the detailed howto on Geekhack, hope that's ok, but the...
by sordna
21 Jun 2016, 08:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9781

My 2 LFs together for comparison.
by sordna
18 Jun 2016, 05:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9781

Added couple more arcade buttons to my work keyboard today
by sordna
02 Sep 2013, 06:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre vs Matias-silent switches. My first impressions
Replies: 85
Views: 23673

I'm not feeling any tendency to bind, even when I try to force it by putting the middle of my fingertip on the edge of a key and pressing diagonally, toward or away from the key. Compared with the black ALPS on my Dell, the Matias quiet switches feel completely unobstructed. Ok, thanks for this :-)...
by sordna
01 Sep 2013, 05:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre vs Matias-silent switches. My first impressions
Replies: 85
Views: 23673

Question, do these quiet alps bind at all, especially if you hit them off center, or do the always provide a smooth and unobstructed motion ? I only tried one ALPS variant keyboard once, and the switches would stick/bind if you didn't hit them on center, so it was terrible to type on. Cherry MX bind...
by sordna
25 Aug 2013, 07:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: AcidFire's custom keyboard aka The Grand Piano
Replies: 13
Views: 7854

You gotta see the 70% version of this:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=449 ... msg1010105

Image
by sordna
09 Aug 2013, 07:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: O-Ring 2-O (MX internal dampening)
Replies: 45
Views: 4216

Any update? Comparison of this mod with traditional o-rings would be great!
by sordna
09 Aug 2013, 07:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: THE 65% keyboard standard Proposal
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

A tenkeyless has F-key row, the OP states no function row. Perhaps a Leopold FC660 is closer.
by sordna
17 May 2013, 06:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding extra keys to your Kinesis Advantage
Replies: 55
Views: 9781

I suggest you tape some coins or backgammon pieces or something to the keyboard for a few days, to simulate the palm keys in different positions ...
by sordna
15 May 2013, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KBTalking Pure - New mini keyboard with smarter layout
Replies: 181
Views: 37312

Were the Pure's caps PBT or ABS ?
by sordna
02 May 2013, 02:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: looking for advise regarding 60% -75% keyboards
Replies: 21
Views: 4589

by sordna
20 Apr 2013, 03:49
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

I am using the source code downloaded from massdrop's layout configurator, with LED / buzzer mods of my own on top, and the Teensy programming button works fine for me. Here is my layout, I'm using the 2nd layer for F keys and mousekeys, and that's where the Teensy program button is as well. https:/...
by sordna
17 Apr 2013, 17:23
Forum: News
Topic: Leopold FC660C with Topre switches
Replies: 36
Views: 5724

This keyboard needs 2 more keys, (PgUp/PgDown, or Home/End for that matter) on the right side. Shame to have all that space wasted, 2 more keys would fit just fine.
by sordna
14 Apr 2013, 00:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Nice! Yes, you need to push the button on the teensy the first time, so make sure the layout you load has a key (preferably in some layer) that programs the teensy, so you can do it without the actual teensy button going forward. I drilled some holes in my top cover, just in case I need to push that...
by sordna
07 Apr 2013, 00:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Gorgeous pics! Here are mine, with some poor man's tenting:
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by sordna
06 Apr 2013, 17:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

If you compiled with my patch, please post a photo with the layer indicator lit! Compiling is no issue, it's an 3 extra seconds at most for me to load my layout. After downloading my layout source code, I do this into my already existing code directory: unzip ../../user_xxx.zip keyboard/ergodox/layo...
by sordna
06 Apr 2013, 07:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

You gave me a great idea, now I made the teensy built-in led light up whenever you are not in the main layer. Shines great through the acrylic case. My code patch includes 2 additional leds, one that momentarily lights up when a key is pressed (using it to connect a buzzer for audible feedback) and ...
by sordna
06 Apr 2013, 06:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Overall I like it. I think the thumb cluster is too far from the main keys, and I wouldn't mind some LEDs to indicate which layer I'm in. It shouldn't be hard to implement a layer LED in firmware at all. And if you don't want to add LEDs on top of the case, you can program say the existing scroll l...
by sordna
05 Apr 2013, 16:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: some more ergonomic keyboards
Replies: 57
Views: 9350

Adrien239 - that's some setup! Sordna - I agree with you on the safetype - it's really not a nice keyboard. I wonder if we can persuade Maltron to make a vertical keyboard...? Dunno, but now that you got your Ergodox, you can use it vertically. Hope to see it in that photo with your collection soon!
by sordna
04 Apr 2013, 00:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Bingo!! Changing _kb_led_on to use PORTD instead of DDRD made the new LEDs operational after the initialization! Thank you so much.

Strange why the other 3 LEDs use DDRD, as well as some register stuff that I don't understand :-)
by sordna
03 Apr 2013, 23:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Hmm I tried it but no luck. If I put those 2 commands after kb_init(); then they don't light up at all, they become unoperational.
If I put them before the kb_init(); call, then D4 and D5 still hame some current going into them instead of turning completely off.
by sordna
03 Apr 2013, 18:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

ic07 do you know why there is voltage on D4 and D5 on the teensy ? I put an LED between D4 and GND and it light up, dimly. I measured 1.7 volts across the LED. If I instruct the firmware to actually light it properly (doing it on a keypress) it goes to 2.6 volts and on key release back to 1.7volts. ...
by sordna
03 Apr 2013, 08:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

My solution to avoid scratching my desk is to put the screws from the bottom, and the nut at the top, since the screw heads aren't as sharp as the screw ends are :-) It also makes it easier to open up the top plate and access the teensy. But I'll probably stick some rubber feet over the screw heads....
by sordna
02 Apr 2013, 20:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Say, how do you momentarily access Layer 0 from another layer? I'm using the MD layer generator by the way.
When I'm in Layer 0 I can momentarily access layer 1 by holding down the ~L1 button. How come there is no ~L0 button to do the equivalent when you are in Layer 1 ? Or am I missing something?
by sordna
02 Apr 2013, 18:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Oh ya... they missed that. And it's an easy thing to miss, unless you're probing around with a multimeter coz you don't know what's going on and you end up asking bpiphany about it (like I did, lol). That bridge connects the capacitor pin closest to it with GND (the other pin is connected to Vcc vi...
by sordna
02 Apr 2013, 15:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Say, I remember there was a step about bridging 2 soldring pads together, on the corner of the MCP chip, you can see it here, next to the capacitor (ic07 photo from page 17) of this thread https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/402615_536678853015648_285544083_n.jpg What is that step for? The n...
by sordna
02 Apr 2013, 10:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

Finished one of mine, couldn't wait till the weekend. I used switches with pins and integrated diodes. For the 3 switches with the LEDs I opened the switches, removed the diodes to make room for the LED's and soldered the diodes on the underside of the PCB. I put a blank Kinesis set on it. ergodox1....
by sordna
31 Mar 2013, 19:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Split ergonomic keyboard project
Replies: 1006
Views: 144567

I got 2 kits as well (my package was around 8lbs) so better ask someone that ordered 1 kit, and please mention what style of acrylic case you got, the full hand is heavier than the classic (I got one of each, both in acrylic). My guess is that a package containing 1 kit is at least 3.5 or 4lbs.
by sordna
30 Mar 2013, 20:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: some more ergonomic keyboards
Replies: 57
Views: 9350

hoggy, all the keyboards in your photo have the staggering, with columns on both hands leaning to the left. It really messes up the split keyboard concept and is especially horrible on vertical keyboards. Try putting 2 maltron's or Kinesis vertically and you'll see how much better it is than the Saf...

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