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Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 16:00
by TheBug
when you make a keyboard controller that can handle a lot of keys, you need a lot of keys, so we built this monster…
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Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 16:04
by John Doe
atleast it's really cool :lol:

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 16:22
by Findecanor
You mean you built that keyboard just to test your keyboard controller?

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 16:37
by JP!
Welcome to the club :lol:

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Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 17:06
by ddrfraser1
I envisioned this satirical layout only to quickly find out it was not nearly as far fetched as I thought. :lol:

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Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 17:12
by kmnov2017
JP! wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 16:37
Welcome to the club :lol:

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@JP, do you own one of those?

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 19:20
by JP!
ddrfraser1 wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 17:06
I envisioned this satirical layout only to quickly find out it was not nearly as far fetched as I thought. :lol:

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Alright that's seriously one of the wackiest and coolest layouts I've ever seen. :lol:
kmnov2017 wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 17:12
@JP, do you own one of those?
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Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 19:47
by kbdfr
My daily driver with its 248 keys:
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(Just can't believe this pic is 5 years old :lol: )

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:01
by TheBug
Findecanor wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 16:22
You mean you built that keyboard just to test your keyboard controller?
Actually I do keyboard controllers (and other peripherals) as a business. Our latest controller has a 24 x 16 matrix. The design target was to put as many options into the controller as possible. They get used in industrial and special purpose keyboards. There are usually small volumes but lots of variants. We wanted to cover as much as possible with one standard design :)

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:04
by Redmaus
122 is the ideal number of keys

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:05
by TheBug
JP! wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 16:37
Welcome to the club :lol:

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THERE IS A CLUB? Why did nobody tell me about the club? :lol:

Yes, some applications need lots of keys and since we did not want to make a whole zoo of controllers (had that before, 25 variants…) we just did one that should cover everything.

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:05
by TheBug
Redmaus wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 23:04
122 is the ideal number of keys
I like my 384 keys!

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:09
by Weezer
Is it hard to type over all those keys to reach the alphanumeric block?

Re: Going big…

Posted: 17 Jul 2020, 23:17
by TheBug
Weezer wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 23:09
Is it hard to type over all those keys to reach the alphanumeric block?
Actually it is beyond impractical :lol:

This is not a layout for working with it, it is just a test setup. Though I have gotten requests from people who would like to have such a sea of keys to control stuff, like music production software.

Re: Going big…

Posted: 18 Jul 2020, 17:30
by mode1ace
ddrfraser1 wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 17:06
I envisioned this satirical layout only to quickly find out it was not nearly as far fetched as I thought. :lol:

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Where's the "do" key?

Badly needs one.

Re: Going big…

Posted: 18 Jul 2020, 20:54
by depletedvespene
ddrfraser1 wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 17:06
I envisioned this satirical layout only to quickly find out it was not nearly as far fetched as I thought. :lol:

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What, no split space bar?


Also, that numpad needs more work. :mrgreen:

Re: Going big…

Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 01:40
by ddrfraser1
depletedvespene wrote:
18 Jul 2020, 20:54
ddrfraser1 wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 17:06
I envisioned this satirical layout only to quickly find out it was not nearly as far fetched as I thought. :lol:

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What, no split space bar?


Also, that numpad needs more work. :mrgreen:
pretty much just copied the Focus numpad

Re: Going big…

Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 02:07
by depletedvespene
ddrfraser1 wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 01:40
pretty much just copied the Focus numpad
We know. ;)

Re: Going big…

Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 02:18
by Hak Foo
Why not the eight-way arrow block as seen on the FK-9000, some Omnikeys, the Gateway 2000 Anykey, etc?

Maybe even extend it 16-ways so we can finally have a "south by southwest" key (macro: down, down, left)

Also, after looking at way too much stereo equipment of a certain vintage, a prominent "QUARTZ LOCK" light is needed.

Re: Going big…

Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 05:08
by ddrfraser1
Hak Foo wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 02:18
Why not the eight-way arrow block as seen on the FK-9000, some Omnikeys, the Gateway 2000 Anykey, etc?

Maybe even extend it 16-ways so we can finally have a "south by southwest" key (macro: down, down, left)

Also, after looking at way too much stereo equipment of a certain vintage, a prominent "QUARTZ LOCK" light is needed.
Smart. Yeah, all that would be epic. :lol:

Re: Going big…

Posted: 19 Jul 2020, 23:14
by TheBug
Hak Foo wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 02:18
Why not the eight-way arrow block as seen on the FK-9000, some Omnikeys, the Gateway 2000 Anykey, etc?

Maybe even extend it 16-ways so we can finally have a "south by southwest" key (macro: down, down, left)

Also, after looking at way too much stereo equipment of a certain vintage, a prominent "QUARTZ LOCK" light is needed.
Both would be simple to do with the KeyWarrior100. There are 240 macros available with up to 31 keystrokes each. And there are 8 lock LEDs that can be assigned to show any lock state, including FN-lock. Quartz is not a standard lock status for USB ;)

Re: Going big…

Posted: 11 Sep 2020, 01:12
by Yasu0
348 keys? Where do I get one of these..