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by mtl
10 Jan 2016, 22:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 73
Views: 19260

Maybe you could include holes for pins so that they can be aligned with .1" holes. Then they could be used with perf boards. (and also proto boards?) Yes, it can be done. The pins on the bottom half are already 0.1" spaced. The SR, SC and LC pins on the top will have to be rearranged slightly. A co...
by mtl
05 Jan 2016, 02:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 73
Views: 19260

I wish to see conections between items, etc ... Sorry I cant see it in http://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/another-single-switch-circuit-board-t11420.html#p253525 Do you mean the connections between components on the PCB? Does this help? instructions.png But why are there small square boards and lar...
by mtl
21 Dec 2015, 00:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DSA vs. SA profile: what is more confortable? (Matt3o’s DSA/SA Retro)
Replies: 24
Views: 68456

You can order SA blanks from 7bot. I believe Signature Plastics also sells them directly.
by mtl
16 Dec 2015, 19:43
Forum: News
Topic: Lenovo releases ThinkPad Mechanical Keyboard with TrackPoint in China
Replies: 17
Views: 26459

Does it have a FRU number?
by mtl
15 Dec 2015, 19:15
Forum: Results
Topic: The Deskthority Award 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 4490

Congratulations, Seebart!
by mtl
15 Dec 2015, 19:13
Forum: Results
Topic: Best input device innovation 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4481

Congrats, E3E! Well deserved. :D
by mtl
14 Dec 2015, 23:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: The long journey of the WhiteFox
Replies: 298
Views: 41690

Congrats matt3o on surpassing 1k in sales! Truly impressive. :)

Although massdrop earned themselves a Ping! award this year, they clearly provide a needed service. Running a group buy into the hundreds of thousands of dollars is just staggering from a hobbyist perspective. :shock:
by mtl
11 Dec 2015, 18:41
Forum: News
Topic: Lenovo releases ThinkPad Mechanical Keyboard with TrackPoint in China
Replies: 17
Views: 26459

Wonder if Lenovo went through the trouble (probably not) to put actual IBM TrackPoint IV firmware on there, or replace the TP module entirely.
by mtl
10 Dec 2015, 16:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1182715

7bit wrote: Yes.
:-)
Awesome.. Thanks! :D :D
by mtl
10 Dec 2015, 14:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1182715

Hi 7bit.. I just paid an invoice for some R5 leftovers, including some 4u space bars. With this order, can you please send the black 1/! key that was missing from the prior shipment and (if you can) a 4u stabilizer wire?
by mtl
06 Dec 2015, 23:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do Americans have "privileges" and not "rights?"
Replies: 34
Views: 2462

Think about the historical context in which rights are asserted. It's a principled assertion against the status quo that leaves no room for negotiation. Hey England, these are our unalienable rights , so go f yourselves! You want me to ratify this constitution? Not until you agree to my bill of righ...
by mtl
04 Dec 2015, 01:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre with Cherry Keycaps
Replies: 9
Views: 573

There are also some MX-compatible sliders in development.
by mtl
03 Dec 2015, 05:07
Forum: Vote for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Award 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

I find myself wanting to redistribute the nominees for DT Award, Lifetime Achievement, and Forum Contributer into the various categories. Should have thought about that before Round 2! :? Maybe for next year, the winners from the other categories could go up against the nominees for DT Award for the...
by mtl
02 Dec 2015, 16:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Crazy Ideas][Never-gonna-happen] Mechanical Keyboard: the book
Replies: 54
Views: 2150

There are on-demand book printing services that I think would be affordable, even if the quantity is low. I can offer to help with typesetting. It would be cool to see a chapter on the progress the community has made in recent years toward resurrecting the craft of building mechanical keyboards and ...
by mtl
30 Nov 2015, 18:22
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Lifetime Award 2015
Replies: 49
Views: 7104

Another Ping! award nomination coming for the Deskthority Awards next year? :evilgeek:
by mtl
30 Nov 2015, 01:55
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best input device innovation 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4180

The force touch trackpad on recent macbooks is pretty cool.. nice tactile feedback for pressing on a stationary surface.
by mtl
30 Nov 2015, 01:34
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best relic or discovery 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 6449

HaaTa's find of Cherry 01APBSW switches: http://deskthority.net/photos-f62/the-o ... 11362.html

Their action looks really sweet.
by mtl
30 Nov 2015, 01:27
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: The Deskthority Award 2015
Replies: 15
Views: 3482

I also nominate Muirium for his photos, advocacy, and for welcoming newcomers to DT (which I'm of the impression he does out of enthusiasm for the community and not merely in an admin capacity).
by mtl
30 Nov 2015, 01:14
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best input device innovation 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 4180

Maybe damped Cherry MXs, though I don't know if they're even available yet.
by mtl
28 Nov 2015, 03:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Deskthority Calendar 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 1629

How about:
Madhias wrote: Image
by mtl
25 Nov 2015, 14:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Another single-switch circuit board
Replies: 73
Views: 19260

Here are some pictures of the latest batch. I got bored designing an actual keyboard for these so have spent too much time tweaking the PCB design in KiCad. :lol: There is a prototype version of the 2u board, though I need to find some Cherry PCB-mount stabilizers to test the fit. Also, I've widened...
by mtl
22 Nov 2015, 19:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Examples of artistically hand drawn circuitry?
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

One particular obstacle is the Gerber format, which only allows drawing straight segments and circular arcs for traces. You can get closer to a hand drawn look if you render the traces in SVG using Bézier curves. Then the SVG can be imported into KiCad as a footprint / module by approximating the c...
by mtl
25 Oct 2015, 04:13
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 330066

Hi 7bit, Welcome back! Can you let me know if you have cherry stabs in stock? I'm waiting to pay the invoice on round 5 leftovers in case they can be combined into same shipment. Thanks. :-)
by mtl
10 Oct 2015, 01:21
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Cherry MX and Matias switches
Replies: 4661
Views: 330066

7bit, are Cherry stabilizers in stock?
by mtl
01 Oct 2015, 01:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Script writing assistance
Replies: 24
Views: 1315

by mtl
26 Sep 2015, 03:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SVG graphics in KiCad (svg2mod)
Replies: 7
Views: 4511

bpiphany.. Thanks for all the great advice (and debugging) on the pretty format! I started writing the code but then realized the version of KiCad I have on Linux is pretty old and will only read the legacy format. I've committed the following changes based on your suggestions: Fixed missing (layer ...
by mtl
23 Sep 2015, 21:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SVG graphics in KiCad (svg2mod)
Replies: 7
Views: 4511

SVG graphics in KiCad (svg2mod)

There didn't seem to be a good way to get vector graphics into Pcbnew, so I wrote a small utility that uses an existing SVG library to read files, and then writes them out as KiCad modules. It seemed generally useful so I put it on github . It should let you make something like this: svg2mod-dt.png ...
by mtl
20 Sep 2015, 03:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alternative controller experiments
Replies: 186
Views: 20413

If using a mcu on a break-out board, the size, shape, and how it can be mounted are also important. Some of these other features may be more or less standard items: Hardware support for TWI/SPI are important for talking to other devices (or the other half of a split keyboard). A UART suitable for ta...
by mtl
20 Sep 2015, 03:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1182715

Awesome. Just one 4u wire for a Cherry stabilizer would be great, thanks. :D I think those are simpler than Costar wires, right? I could attempt to bend 50-100 wires but I have no experience with it. Under what conditions do Cherry stabilizers require the indent in the middle? It seems like the shor...
by mtl
19 Sep 2015, 15:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1182715

Is there a source for stabilizer wire for the 4u/4.5u space bars? How difficult are they to make?

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