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by ne0phyte
05 Oct 2015, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's the best way to clean keycaps?
Replies: 60
Views: 13387

Considering that about 4 children are born every second there are over 300.000 new people every day that haven't seen the picture :mrgreen:
by ne0phyte
05 Oct 2015, 20:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

If you show me a through hole micro USB connector I will add it in an instant! I may actually add a couple of LEDs (2-4) to indicate the current layer as I'd like to be able to lock layers as well as temporarily enable them while pressing the respective FN key. For that I plan to have as small as po...
by ne0phyte
05 Oct 2015, 18:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

So... I ordered, and, just like I said, now regret it a lot. I already changed a lot of things since I ordered :roll: However, the coming PCBs will show whether the MCU and USB circuitry is working and I can also take some measurements that I'd like to confirm for the case. I also had an idea to fur...
by ne0phyte
05 Oct 2015, 15:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Need some help with a PCB design
Replies: 13
Views: 1922

There is a basic tutorial how to design a keyboard PCB with KiCad on the wiki: http://deskthority.net/wiki/KiCAD_keyboard_PCB_design_guide Then again.. I spent way too much time in KiCad lately so this didn't take much time :D Is this what you want (-> spoiler)? And should the Teensy be on the front...
by ne0phyte
03 Oct 2015, 17:11
Forum: Group buys
Topic: HyperMicro / Deadline: 2015-03-17 / -32767 days to go! :o
Replies: 306
Views: 32817

I think it's less about not having the keyboard yet and more about all the delays. I pre-ordered (well, the IC thread) a HyperMicro PCB and plate well over 2 years ago and at some point just cancelled everything. If he really got a tracking number why not post it? He's online every day but apparentl...
by ne0phyte
02 Oct 2015, 03:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Build log] Custom 69-key
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

If you like/need/use arrow keys like that I can imagine that it is A LOT better to have them one row higher so there's less wrist and finger movement when moving to the arrow cluster. Personally I love my HHKB and became a full time vim user with vim shortcuts wherever possible though so dedicated a...
by ne0phyte
01 Oct 2015, 18:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: HyperMicro / Deadline: 2015-03-17 / -32767 days to go! :o
Replies: 306
Views: 32817

Yeah I'd like to know this as well. An order of that size without a tracking number sounds pretty unusual.
by ne0phyte
01 Oct 2015, 17:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Build log] Custom 69-key
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Your layout "issues" aside those colors look really nice together :o
by ne0phyte
29 Sep 2015, 16:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

After removing lots of vias and tidying up a bit around the atmega it's starting to look good. It's still a bit messy though and I'm hesitant to order because I'm sure I will regret it :lol:

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by ne0phyte
29 Sep 2015, 06:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

I went with a mini USB for now. Unlike micro USB there are through hole ones that will withstand a lot more abuse. I'm also really tempted to order a batch but I'm sure I'll find some errors tomorrow. So far I only added two holes for the mount plates. Should I add more holes? At that size a case is...
by ne0phyte
28 Sep 2015, 21:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

I actually thought about it. To be honest, both micro and mini USB suck. Micro is better though since the locking mechanism is in the male connector unlike Mini USB where the female connector gets loose/can break.
by ne0phyte
28 Sep 2015, 20:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

I started over and manually routed most traces this time. Looks a bit more dense and I have a lot more space next and above the controller now. Except for the usb connector everything is should be in place now. I'm still not sure if I should use mini or micro usb though :? http://i.imgur.com/b7wd19Z...
by ne0phyte
27 Sep 2015, 17:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

Mu: Yeah I already thought of that as well. I don't think there is some easy logic to handle that so it'll probably either be: "don't be stupid and connect only one" or a switch that physically cuts the connection of one of them. Also: tiny update. I went back to through hole diodes since there is m...
by ne0phyte
25 Sep 2015, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bad desoldering job
Replies: 7
Views: 578

You're looking for some desoldering wick or a desoldering pump.
Don't stick the soldering iron in there any longer hoping to get it out :P
by ne0phyte
25 Sep 2015, 17:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

Not the most interesting update, but at least some progress. After installing the latest KiCad and getting mad because of it's new and even less clear library management I ended up making my own Atmega32u4 component. I used a stock TQFP 44 footprint though. The switch matrix is connected, everything...
by ne0phyte
15 Sep 2015, 20:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [WIP] THKB - Tiny Hacking Keyboard - 40%
Replies: 276
Views: 66886

Hey DT, I'm about to start my third semester of studying, made lots of new friends, a weird new hobby, have a few things I'm very involved with that keep me busy and apart from using my HHKB exclusively I was almost completely keyboard abstinent for a year :| But.. I just connected my THKB prototype...
by ne0phyte
25 Jun 2015, 16:54
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: ThinkPad Time Machine?
Replies: 24
Views: 2301

Oooooooh that looks awesome. Clamshell, proper navigation key positions, blue enter, media keys on fn, ThinkLight instead of expensive backlit keyboards. And all that with a touch of modern design. Now if they would reintroduce a model with a 4:3 screen a lot of people would sheld tears of joy :D ED...
by ne0phyte
24 Jun 2015, 01:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ergonomic version of HHKB Pro2
Replies: 34
Views: 3684

1. Is the single Ctrl key on the HHKB not a problem? Do you miss those "palm-actuated" Ctrl keys? Do you miss a right Ctrl key? 2. What exactly is Meta for if Alt is also present? I use Alt and Meta interchangeably, but also Compose (which is missing on HHKB). Would I gain anything if I were to hav...
by ne0phyte
23 Mar 2015, 18:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342144

No idea what the green alps feel like, but I'd love to try them :D
by ne0phyte
23 Mar 2015, 18:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342144

Yeah that IBM board looks awesome, but the shipping really kills it for me too.
by ne0phyte
22 Mar 2015, 22:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342144

From another thread: [...] Why don't you grab a $154 Realforce and find out for us, Mu :) [...] I am interested to know how this keyboard feels, too. The NG0100 was introduced in 2004 and it looks like these ones on eBay are early models as they have the old logo plate. I'd say it's probably close t...
by ne0phyte
21 Mar 2015, 01:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342144

Well, it seems to be in a good condition (a bit hard to tell from the pictures) so it's still not that bad of a deal.
I gave up ISO over three years ago so I don't really care anyways :D
by ne0phyte
20 Mar 2015, 23:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24461
Views: 2342144

by ne0phyte
19 Mar 2015, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre PBT Spacebars
Replies: 503
Views: 41983

When it comes to Topre I can only compare it to my 2 year old HHKB Pro 2 which I've been using exclusively and easily for 5000h+ by now. But iirc there was a thread on GH with some experiments regarding the feeling and pressure needed and heavy use didn't really have a big impact.
by ne0phyte
19 Mar 2015, 14:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre PBT Spacebars
Replies: 503
Views: 41983

I actually don't know! I feel like the Realforce white is a bit brighter but can't say for certain. Why don't you grab a $154 Realforce and find out for us, Mu :) Damn it! After months of not visiting DT...I check this thread and buy a Realforce less than 5 minutes after logging in :D Not sure if I...
by ne0phyte
06 Jan 2015, 20:58
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Automatic Login Not Working as Expected
Replies: 71
Views: 7717

I've experienced this ever since I registered. Every now and then I have to login again.
by ne0phyte
06 Jan 2015, 17:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HyperMicro madness
Replies: 200
Views: 25156

7bit wrote: :o :? :cry:
You can still cancel the order :P
by ne0phyte
06 Jan 2015, 16:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HyperMicro madness
Replies: 200
Views: 25156

If I remember correctly I got an email and they are about to launch a new design haha.
This is what it looks like once you register and log in.
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by ne0phyte
06 Jan 2015, 16:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: HyperMicro madness
Replies: 200
Views: 25156

Does anybody know a plate manufacturer, here in Europe? :? I've asked this already and got one answer, but I would prefer a shop that I can pay in EUR. :roll: Extra points for those who find one that is able to bend the sides of the plate! :o I ordered at Laserteile4you before, but I don't think th...
by ne0phyte
06 Jan 2015, 02:16
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1517
Views: 183822

It's a shame. Looking at his latest releases it seems like Tiestos time is over.

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