Indeed!__red__ wrote: ↑I freaking LOVE this board, and as someone who has done a whole bunch of fab and development I am in awe of this work too. I'm an old UNIX graybeard who remembers when half of these modifiers were still in common use on X11 terminals
The craftsmanship here is clear, as well as both the dedication and the research required to pull this off in a historical LISP way and you're right - anyone who sees this as just 'keycaps on a board' doesn't recognize the scale and scope here to pull this off.
This build is absolutely epic - no doubt.
The primary reason I'm voting for DMA is because it facilitates a whole new class of keyboard. I really, REALLY wish these two projects were in different awards as they are both very much deserving of community recognition.
I’ll admit doing that myself: the very layout strikes me as the punchline to a joke about an obsessive compulsive keycaps group buy, rather than an actual keyboard. How are you going beyond the basic USB HID spec keyboard functions? There’s a lot of keys on a Hyper7 that just don’t map to ones you can send. Not unless you bypass the standard and write your own sofware on the host, I suppose.jae-3soteric wrote: ↑Everyone just sees the large board and don't realise it actually functions like the LISP boards did, which is the major differentiation for me.
Common Sense is a powerful gift to the community. A universal key for vintage capsense boards and newbuilds. That’s monumental! It’s not just one keyboard, or layout—no matter how huge—but anything anyone can imagine.