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by mondalaci
18 Dec 2017, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Suggestions for a split keyboard?
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Hi guys,

As the founder of the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, I have a clarification to make: The UHK supports tenting, negative tilting, and positive tilting. Please see https://ultimatehackingkeyboard.com/blo ... y-complete

Cheers!
by mondalaci
13 Sep 2016, 10:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO layout.
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

I opened a similar thread the other day and folks referenced this one. It's certainly relevant so I hope it's of your interest.
by mondalaci
12 Sep 2016, 23:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The history of the ISO keyboard layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2983

Thanks for the replies, guys! https://deskthority.net/wiki/Return_key is a great resource which I wasn't aware about, and the other thread phrased the questions that I'm interested in so much better than I did. Unfortunately, I'm still puzzled about the L-shaped Enter key. It seems to offer no advan...
by mondalaci
12 Sep 2016, 01:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The history of the ISO keyboard layout
Replies: 20
Views: 2983

The history of the ISO keyboard layout

Hi guys,

Do any of you know who designed the ISO keyboard layout, when, what were the design objectives, and such?

I'm pretty interested about the history of the ISO layout but cannot find any information on it.

Thanks in advance!
- Laci
by mondalaci
27 May 2016, 12:17
Forum: News
Topic: UHK starts crowdfunding round
Replies: 35
Views: 4481

t!ng: Thanks for the nice words! :)

TuxKey: Sorry about the keycap issue! Unfortunately, even if the UHK was 15U wide (instead of 14.5U) our layout still wouldn't be fully standard because of the split, convex space keys.

Cheers!
by mondalaci
26 Dec 2015, 00:35
Forum: News
Topic: UHK starts crowdfunding round
Replies: 35
Views: 4481

Hi guys, and sorry for the late reply! Apparently, this page has been originally created by Nikolai who helped us in our crowdfunding efforts. He didn't consult with us (Andras or me) before creating this page based on our crowdfunding page. I definitely wouldn't have endorsed this, I'm sorry about ...
by mondalaci
10 Dec 2015, 01:27
Forum: News
Topic: UHK starts crowdfunding round
Replies: 35
Views: 4481

Thank you very much for your support, JBert! I have yet to document those repos for others to easily hack on them.
by mondalaci
03 Nov 2015, 21:50
Forum: News
Topic: UHK starts crowdfunding round
Replies: 35
Views: 4481

firstly I like how they didn't implement the narrow ISO enter. To call the resulting layout ISO seems strange though. To be fair, they call it half-ISO at times. Calling it half-ISO would make sense but it might not make sense for most users. After all, the picture shows the layout. Let us think ab...
by mondalaci
31 Oct 2015, 22:53
Forum: News
Topic: UHK starts crowdfunding round
Replies: 35
Views: 4481

Hi guys, First up, thanks for starting this thread and sorry for the late reply. We do listen to community feedback but cannot please everybody. It was a deliberate decision to make the UHK half unit smaller and put the 6 key on the left half to make it more symmetrical. Sorry that it results in 2 m...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 15:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

matt3o wrote: we actually already covered the UK, what I would really appreciate is a kicad step by step tutorial :)
I better do a video tutorial on KiCad eventually :)
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

The first part is a typical "dynamic" website architecture. Express.js is used to expose information in a REST api. Not sure whythis is being used in a keyboard but most likely to expose keyboard configurations as an API. Why it is using web languages to connect with keyboard components is beyond m...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

so this is your own personal project? Is the prototype (visually) going to stay the way it is now? It's a very specific design with that middle connector! I'm the lead developer but I'm not doing this alone. Luckily we have a small team . Yes, the prototype will stay the same visually. If you take ...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Nice keyboard layout! But the Host side is very strange for me. I think I don't want to send all my keystrokes over HTTP to a local daemon which itself communicate with the keyboard itself. This sounds incredible slow. I want my kernel to handle my keystrokes (fast) and my keyboard to handle all th...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Is the software needed for using the keyboard, or just for configuring it? I understoood that it's only configuration software. I think it's nice to use node for that. Otherwise, sure, why not, let's see what price you can offer this for. Seperated halves is definitely the way to go for an ergonomi...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Everything below the "device" line looks sane to me. I don't understand why (or particularly like that) there must be so much client side state in the form of what is effectively a daemon running in some slow interpreted language. Whatever it offers can likely be handled with software running on th...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 14:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

Can't say I understand a lick of what the diagram's about. But looks like a 3D printed split ergo with custom PCB and MX switches… and 3D printed caps? I removed the diagram in the meantime because it's not so important and made people falsely assume things. Yes, it's a 3D printed split ergo keyboa...
by mondalaci
11 Feb 2015, 12:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2456

From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard

Hi guys, Lately, I've written an article titled From the Ground Up: How I Built the Developer's Dream Keyboard which was featured on the Toptal blog and had a great reception. It's about building the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard step by step, starting with an Arduino. I thought that some of you may fin...
by mondalaci
03 Feb 2015, 13:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should the "6" key be pressed with the left or right hand?
Replies: 25
Views: 9863

My hats off to @Findecanor for the exhaustive explanation and historical tidbits! Given the standard staggered layout from an ergonomical perspective I totally agree with @andrewjoy. When I designed the layout of the https://UltimateHackingKeyboard.com I didn't think about this issue very deeply to ...
by mondalaci
03 Feb 2015, 12:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Should the "6" key be pressed with the left or right hand?
Replies: 25
Views: 9863

Should the "6" key be pressed with the left or right hand?

Hi guys, I've just realized that Americans (and probably most countries) press the "6" key with their right hand, but back in high school in Hungary I was taught to press it with my left hand. Google image search "touch typing" which yields right-handed images Google image search "gépírás" (which me...
by mondalaci
02 Jul 2014, 20:00
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

Down with the epic and self indulgent names! If you want to be honest, you could call it the "Criticized by Deskthority Keyboard", though it's a bit vague because it applies to every keyboard currently produced by any manufacturer worldwide. "Almost There Split Keyboard" or "Nobody's Perfect Keyboa...
by mondalaci
02 Jul 2014, 19:59
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

3 RGB LEDs at the top could be a lot more compact, and look better, while still transferring plenty of info to the user. But with the display, I dearly hope we'll be seeing actual function in the display, such as a wpm calculator. This is definitely a possibility that sounds interesting and we didn...
by mondalaci
30 Jun 2014, 14:02
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

For example, Roccat mice let the system know, when you switch profiles or cpi in hardware. A native system notification doesn't interrupt the workflow as much as looking down at the device. Of course, a specific driver is required. Native system notifications can be fine but they'd drive the user c...
by mondalaci
30 Jun 2014, 13:59
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

3 RGB LEDs at the top could be a lot more compact, and look better, while still transferring plenty of info to the user. But with the display, I dearly hope we'll be seeing actual function in the display, such as a wpm calculator. This is definitely a possibility that sounds interesting and we didn...
by mondalaci
30 Jun 2014, 12:41
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

The display is particularly useful if the user defines multiple application-specific keymaps and Agent automatically sends messages to the keyboard when those applications get switched. It's pretty important to know which is the actual keymap or else it's easy to get confused. This is the main ratio...
by mondalaci
28 Jun 2014, 13:32
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

@cookie: I was also considering an RGB LED a long while ago but given our broad feature set it's just not expressive enough, so a more capable display is needed. We could reduce the size of the display in future versions, though. Many of you expressed your concerns regarding the durability of the re...
by mondalaci
25 Jun 2014, 03:21
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

@Grond: I think magnets shouldn't be emphasized that much. After all, it's not the main feature. @DerpyDash_xAD: Neo keyboard sounds a bit vague and overly general to me. I'm also pretty sure that most people associate Neo with the main character of the Matrix movie. Ndrew has been brainstoring all ...
by mondalaci
24 Jun 2014, 00:18
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Gemini would be my vote, too. "Modulink" ?? lol
Ndrew, my partner in crime has also came up with a slight twist:

Modlink Keyboard

Wondering whether it makes any difference to you.
by mondalaci
23 Jun 2014, 21:46
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

I've asked the Geekhack folks, too, and they came up with...

[drumroll]...

Modulink Keyboard

How you like it, folks?
by mondalaci
22 Jun 2014, 22:35
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

Let's call it AssKicker Ultra Pro Mega and call it a day. :) Jokes aside, we're serious about your input and all things considered we're willing to change the name. Everyone is welcome to come up with new names. We'd like to find a viable alternative that doesn't resemble any other board and sounds ...
by mondalaci
22 Jun 2014, 11:49
Forum: News
Topic: Introducing the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Replies: 163
Views: 13254

I'm honestly getting interested about what's so wrong with the name. Do people think that it's an imitation of HHKB? Is that it? (For your information 7 years ago when I came up with the name I had no idea that HHKB existed.)

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