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by pomk
09 May 2018, 12:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: plate materials
Replies: 45
Views: 10074

hi, i'd just like to ask a different question, this time aluminium shops with CNC routers seemed rather common to find (e.g. those who make signboards may have them) i watched this video on using a CNC router to cut an aluminium sign https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5GzCdKhxmQ now my question is ar...
by pomk
13 Jan 2018, 15:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17889

Sorry, did not have as much time for this as I imagined. As far as my use case the firmware is now feature complete and I’ll just verify the battery usage before releasing it. I managed to add wireless layout modification via a web page and on the go host switching in the last couple of weeks.
by pomk
07 Dec 2017, 17:03
Forum: Results
Topic: Best artisan keycap
Replies: 151
Views: 15506

This entire thing is akin to a Budweiser product winning "Best Craft Beer". I’m pretty sure that the budweiser analogy would work only if a company like Dell won this category. Jelly key is still a very small artisan company and calling them out for making caps in amounts people want to buy them in...
by pomk
28 Nov 2017, 15:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can we design the teensy alternative for keyboards?
Replies: 808
Views: 53894

Well it’s a lot better than a teensy ;)
Teensy 3.2 which is a comparable board with less IO and a footprint that is not as well suited for keyboards goes for 20 USD.
by pomk
27 Nov 2017, 12:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17889

I’m doing final cleanup on it. Will post it before christmas.
by pomk
23 Nov 2017, 09:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] SKBXX solid bent alu case made in Germany (60%+75%)
Replies: 167
Views: 16203

6U spacebar please! :D But yes, a thing like this :p is it never ever gonna be good enough for you :lol: most would use a GH60 / SATAN PCB. I think this can only do HHKB style with 7U, right? I'm not aware of a widely available 60% PCB that supports HHKB-6U-spacebar layout. The 6U off-center spaceb...
by pomk
22 Nov 2017, 20:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] SKBXX solid bent alu case made in Germany (60%+75%)
Replies: 167
Views: 16203

Haven't made a decision jet but probably going back to countersunk screws like seen in the initial renderings. That's a pretty clever design! Would like to see countersunk screws or some very low profile ones though (like these: https://uk.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/110302280540/ ). WAIT, those "ul...
by pomk
22 Nov 2017, 19:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] SKBXX solid bent alu case made in Germany (60%+75%)
Replies: 167
Views: 16203

That's a pretty clever design! Would like to see countersunk screws or some very low profile ones though (like these: https://uk.misumi-ec.com/vona2/detail/110302280540/ ).
by pomk
21 Nov 2017, 17:25
Forum: News
Topic: Hako True switch (input club) - Box switch architecture
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Love this, the felching Input Club doing it again, stealing another switch design and re-naming it as THEIRS :lol: . Simply stealing another design and calling it another name doesn't make it so, someone should let them know about that fact. Kind of reminds me of their MassDrop attack, claiming the...
by pomk
10 Nov 2017, 11:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Wow, quite the keyboard indeed. I’m glad that they did not have an ISO option :F
by pomk
09 Nov 2017, 16:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Yeah, I agree that there is a difference, though whether massdrop would have given refunds is a whole another story. From the lack of any comment from MD on the stab issue I gather that what I:C said is accurate and then the only failure on I:Cs part is that they did not publicly denounce the quali...
by pomk
09 Nov 2017, 14:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Yeah, I agree that there is a difference, though whether massdrop would have given refunds is a whole another story. From the lack of any comment from MD on the stab issue I gather that what I:C said is accurate and then the only failure on I:Cs part is that they did not publicly denounce the qualit...
by pomk
09 Nov 2017, 13:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

I don't think that I:C could block the sale or production, so what do you think that they should have done to solve the situation if massdrop is ignoring their request on not having shitty stabs? The boards were manufactured by MD, not I:C and if MD decide to make it out of second rate shitty compo...
by pomk
09 Nov 2017, 13:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Massdrop and their utter shit crappy turd stabilizers. I usually only get them in their kits and just dump them. Still, this was offered and sold as an I:C product and now they shift the blame for weak spots to Massdrop. Claiming that a CNC alu case is automatically 100$+ and then adding hypothetic...
by pomk
29 Sep 2017, 09:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help with custom keyboard: Voltage issue
Replies: 10
Views: 759

The pcb layout drawings are always from the side of the component. You can be sure in this case also based on the shape of the connector. Ie. ^ vs v. If the connector is not oriented the same as the one you have, then the pins are mirrored.
by pomk
28 Sep 2017, 09:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help with custom keyboard: Voltage issue
Replies: 10
Views: 759

You might be able to find an ’upside down’ usb connector as well. At least molex makes them for both orientations. (Search for reverse mount)
by pomk
23 Sep 2017, 10:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Also, why would they write the contract to be incomprehensible, if not to just employ more lawyers :lol: ? It isn't because it helps define potential outcomes for any opposing council, which every decent corporate lawyer agrees with. ALWAYS remember NOTHING is unwinnable, all commercial disputes ev...
by pomk
22 Sep 2017, 11:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Unless you are a contract attorney, the full document will have nuances that you won't pick up on. And it definitely won't be as seemingly straightforward as that excerpt. As stated above, until tried and precedent applied, any speculation is merely that. So in your mind, we would have the clearest...
by pomk
22 Sep 2017, 10:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Unless you are a contract attorney, the full document will have nuances that you won't pick up on. And it definitely won't be as seemingly straightforward as that excerpt. As stated above, until tried and precedent applied, any speculation is merely that. So in your mind, we would have the clearest...
by pomk
20 Sep 2017, 10:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

So much of contractual agreements is about the intent of the parties, not the literal wording. Which is why I think the amendment clause is a red herring in this case. Based only on what has been made public, it seems like Massdrop was happy for Input Club to sell the switches in the I:C shop, and ...
by pomk
20 Sep 2017, 10:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

As for my personal opinion, I really like that they did go for option 3. It is nice to see how petty the people at MD really are. For a couple switches they decided to ruin the only meaningful non keycap relationship that they had with the mk community. All information was not released (and probabl...
by pomk
19 Sep 2017, 01:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Russian & Elvish sets
Replies: 245
Views: 16403

ullr wrote: Matt this is neither here nor there, but you should do all white blanks and make my year ;)
You can buy blank OEM caps from multiple places already. No need to get matt3o involved.
by pomk
18 Sep 2017, 17:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Note that they released one small section of a larger contract. Contract law does not work that way. if it did and was that clear cut, they would have filed claim already rather than taking this route. And the bullying is present even in the statement. I'm not taking either side, as we'll never get...
by pomk
16 Sep 2017, 14:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IC and Massdrop: the Halo Switch Disagreement
Replies: 90
Views: 6126

Note that they released one small section of a larger contract. Contract law does not work that way. if it did and was that clear cut, they would have filed claim already rather than taking this route. And the bullying is present even in the statement. I'm not taking either side, as we'll never get...
by pomk
12 Sep 2017, 13:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Russian & Elvish sets
Replies: 245
Views: 16403

Could it also be possible to get support for mac os russian layout? It has maybe 6(?) keys in different places compared to the Microsoft introduced layout. See: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-MC184RS-Wireless-Keyboard-Bluetooth/dp/B006D1DASE edit: here is a picture of the layout, with the alt-gr lay...
by pomk
17 Aug 2017, 10:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to build your very own keyboard firmware
Replies: 708
Views: 173460

The tmk github has very basic info, but it all should be very straight forward. Just make sure that your build has debug features enabled and press magic+d and you should see something in the hid listen window. I can try to help more next week if you are still struggling.
by pomk
16 Aug 2017, 15:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to build your very own keyboard firmware
Replies: 708
Views: 173460

TMK has built in debug printing support. You can print out stuff with xprintf and see the output using PJRC's HID listen tool.
by pomk
13 Jul 2017, 18:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17889

Just remember to add wireless DFU support as well ;)
I only added support to change the layer layouts as well as fn remapping wirelessly using wireless uart when a key combo is pressed on boot.
by pomk
13 Jul 2017, 17:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 17889

I have a working implementation done with nrf51. I'll be posting it to git in the following weeks. As for the nrf52840, the usb functionality is nice, but the 5v tolerant voltage input is unusable for battery operation due to its high q, a separate regulator is needed if you wish to use a rechargeab...
by pomk
18 May 2017, 23:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Let's learn Electronics together!
Replies: 15
Views: 1118

Don't bother with fluke unless you need to do some definitive measurements. For example the cheap ones from batronix are more than sufficient and are made out of quality components. On their site they list very clearly the actual resolution of their instruments and based on those you can decide if i...

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