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by JohnGR
07 Jul 2014, 00:21
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Switch Try Numpad version 2. Round 2: EUROPE
Replies: 36
Views: 15551

Any chance for another round in europe :?:
by JohnGR
05 Jul 2014, 15:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

So, I updated the layout and replaced the right Ctrl key which was 1x1.75 with a normal 1x1.25 beacause i don't think i'll be able to find a 1x1.75 Ctrl keycap.(if i end up using printed and not blank keycaps) layout 2.JPG Next, i made a decent plate cutout drawing using QCAD and an extremely detail...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 20:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

I think I'll pass on the pcb on my first build, it will only be an extra cost(how much is it really?) and the hand wiring will be more of an experience. Thanks anyway. ;) Also, thanks for the gr8 tips on plate designing. Another subject I'd like your opinion on, is where to buy the switches and the ...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 14:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Today i tried my luck with computer designing and i made a plate cutout blueprint as well as a modification to the layout to show how it will look in the end. So, here goes: layout 2.JPG Now, the cutout is not really ready because i noticed while scrolling through the files i used of each key that t...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 12:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Is that the left or the right side? The left, the keyboard will be on the tallest side, because i will mostly be using it on my desk and i really like the keyboard to be inclined. I don't think it would make much difference for using it on my lap, but if it is uncomfy afterwards, i will add some re...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 10:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Building the case might not be that hard after all. I am most likely going to use birch plywood. In the sketch below i tried to show how the pieces would connect as well as be shaped to the final stage. At first i tried with 12mm thick but it seems too bulky with very limited space inside and probab...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 00:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Thanks :-) but it has more to do with measuring, geometry and using a ruler, rather my skill at making sketches,if i have any...
by JohnGR
03 Jul 2014, 00:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Split the space bar and go for an fn layer. Thought of that at first but then realised that i have never used the right Alt so probably the Fn button will replace it. So, my first drawing is awful so i'll begin with the second one. Just a basic drawing of the position of the plate as well as the si...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 23:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

So, at pyrelink's suggestion i searched the whole topic of the group build. The only layout i found which is what i dreamt of is this, without the F rows: layout 1.png Now, will i have to make my own file for the plate cutout(and if so which program do you propose to use?), or is there someone who h...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 16:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

DerpyDash_xAD wrote: Well you could use an alienware ;)
yes, but i still would prefer a desktop, just personal preference...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 15:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Post by DerpyDash_xAD » 8 minutes ago You might as well do what I am thinking of making into a product - a keyboard with a laptop stuck under it - the laptop being displayless. You could probably find a friend who has a laptop w/ a busted monitor, and you'll find them on ebay for cheap. But you can...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 15:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Whoa, thanks a lot @pyrelink. Only to think that you would take the time to write all this... To begin with, i'll search the other options you mentioned to see if something can be altered in the design. As for the wood, yes it is indeed a great material and the best part of it is the one you said "T...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 14:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Thanks, actually the lap desk seems pretty good but my current keyboard sucks and i dont use tablets so i would have to get one of those and then make a keyboard whick would be more comfy but a lot more $$. Now for the guitar. It is something of an Explorer though i drew the outline by hand, it is m...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 14:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Yep, you are right but it is not only about using a keyboard when in bed or couch. I was already planning on building a custom mechanical keyboard but i saw the sova as an upgrade with more flexibility. Of course, i could wait to buy the real Sova, or the lapboard you mentioned, but where would the ...
by JohnGR
02 Jul 2014, 13:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Roccat Sova inspired build
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

Roccat Sova inspired build

Hey guys, a few days ago i watched a video presentation of the Roccat Sova in E3. As you may have guessed it made a big impression on me and i started digging up. It turned out that it will be launched in 2015 so since i do not have any ongoing projects (keyboard and non-keyboard related) i thought ...

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