Cherry MX brown: alpha keys.
Cherry MX blue: function keys.
Cherry MX red: backspaces.
Cherry MX green: power control.
Cherry MX black: space
Gateron yellow: number keypad, ctrl, FN1.
Function keys 1-24.
Media control and volume keys.
Ten-key is now a 20-key.
Backspace integrated in number pad.
“.com” button inspired by mobile phone keypad.
Key-mirroring (inspired by Matias Half-QWERTY Keyboard).
One 87 and one 104 blank cap sets from WASD Keyboards.
Three ¼” audio jacks for foot pedal keys (Inspired by medical transcriptionists’ equipment. Can be programmed with media keys, or any macro).
Three M-Audio sustain pedals as normally open switches.
Hefty modular USB type B port.
Modular wiring using 30cm Dupont ribbon jumper cable.
No spacebar wasting space.
No LEDs telling me something I already know.
No stabilizers: Part count reduced.
Wedge shape forms integrated wrist rest (inspired by the Filco FKB108AL and the Billings 6000 Computer keyboard).
1.1mm aluminum switch plate cut from an Aluminyze.com print of my artwork.
Water-jet cut by PortlandWaterjet.com.
Countersunk machine screws.
Figured maple frame dyed purple and coated in tung oil (inspired by artisan guitars).
Teensy++ 2.0. Disabled the LED to use pin 6.
Soarer’s controller software.
Clear plastic foot plate by Tapplastics.com to show off the internals.
1.5mm rubber feet from Amazon.com
This design was mostly followed. Some changes had to be made during assembly due to space constraints.
Water-jet cut from some of my artwork. Printed on aluminum by Aluminyze.com and cut by PortlandWaterjet.com.
Comparing size to my other tank.
Wiring near its final state.
Showing modular USB and foot pedal ports
Foot Pedal Plugs
Clear plastic displays the internals.
Close shot of ¼" jacks.