suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

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matt3o
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02 Feb 2020, 08:50

cybercraft wrote:
02 Feb 2020, 08:35
Also for the "Side Printed" kit, the "PRT SC" key is often combined with the "SysRq" Image https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/SysRq#/me ... k-edit.jpg
I like the side printed numpad idea. Let's see if I can pull that out.

I already added F13...F24. Hyper/Meta ecc would be nice but it would mean adding a hell lot keycaps (1.25, 1.50, 1).

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matt3o
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03 Feb 2020, 18:07

can someone check the ergodox kit? I will be adding blanks for all the mods
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Loligagger

03 Feb 2020, 21:00

The -/_ & =/+ keys should be the same color as the alphas I think. I'd also suggest making the [{ }] keys R2 & alpha colored (or just adding them along with the R5 keys). A couple of 1u R3 blanks or Fn keys would be nice too.
Edit: maybe for the blank mods a couple of R5 1.5u keys for the bottom row? For the people using boardwalks out there. A red R1 escape would look good too.

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matt3o
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06 Feb 2020, 11:57

The story so far
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Loligagger

06 Feb 2020, 21:13

I'd still suggest that the 1u =+ & -_ keys should be alpha colored. There are plenty who use those keys to the right of 0 like they would be on a normal number row so having those two be modifier colored would be out of place.

Just for comparison here's GMK calm depths' ergodox set which comes with those keys in the alpha color, along with alpha colored R2 [{ }] keys.
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One or two 1u blanks for rows R1-R4 would be nice for those using one of the many other ergo boards that don't perfectly fit the ergodox layout (like mine for example).
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matt3o
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07 Feb 2020, 08:46

thanks for the suggestions! I'll fix that and call it done!

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Menuhin

07 Feb 2020, 15:25

Hi matt3o,

While I'm enjoying my DSA Granite and waiting for the MT3 Susuwatari set, after many stunning posts about the gray color /dev/tty set, I think I am getting ready to finally get the MT3 /dev/tty2.

I think the DT veterans are helping a lot to make projects here go as good looking as they can be. My experience of getting the MT3 Susuwatari set brought up a question:

How do I acquire one set for both staggered and ortholinear keyboard use?

I don't what to have items on my check-out cart that give me two sets of alpha keys, so at the end, I did not add the ortho set for my MT3 Susuwatari purchase, and I sacrificed the chance to get some unique ortholinear caps for that. The same case of staggered vs ortho conflict may likely happen for my purchase of /dev/tty2, and similar conflict may also happen for some highlighting caps (in blue) I may want to get.

I understand there are many considerations behind the current setting, but is there a good solution also in terms of production, product strategies?

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matt3o
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08 Feb 2020, 08:46

Menuhin wrote:
07 Feb 2020, 15:25
How do I acquire one set for both staggered and ortholinear keyboard use?

I don't what to have items on my check-out cart that give me two sets of alpha keys
unfortunately that's how Drop work, too many complains from people forgetting the modifiers.

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matt3o
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09 Feb 2020, 11:38

Latest update... putting them in a gallery

https://imgur.com/a/qAivyO4

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depletedvespene

09 Feb 2020, 14:26

matt3o wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 11:38
Latest update... putting them in a gallery

https://imgur.com/a/qAivyO4
I don't want to be that guy (why do I even bother lying like this? :lol: ), but... you have an error in the international kit. You've added all the necessary keys for Spanish (Latin America), except R3 {[ and R3 }]. You may want to see http://www.farah.cl/Keyboardery/A-Visua ... outs/#esLA for the full shebang.

Also, I'd label the Spanish layouts in the image as "ES-ES" and "ES-LA", instead of putting the full text for the latter one.



EDIT: Italian support is missing R1 \| as well. R2 éè should be èé instead.

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depletedvespene

09 Feb 2020, 14:45

Another question... given that you're not shy about making extra kits, and in order to minimize wastage, would it be within the realm of possibility to reduce the bottom row duplication in the base kit? Instead of having the base kit contain each of those keys (Shift, Ctrl, Alt, space, etc.) in both R5 and R4 versions, why not offer only the R5 keys in the base kit, and move the "duplicate R4" keys to a "Fourever bottom!"(*) kit, that only people truly interested in a ...-3-4-4 profile would buy?


(*) PLEASE find a better name than this.

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matt3o
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09 Feb 2020, 16:10

depletedvespene wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 14:26
I don't want to be that guy (why do I even bother lying like this? :lol: ), but...
thanks!
depletedvespene wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 14:45
why not offer only the R5 keys in the base kit, and move the "duplicate R4" keys to a "Fourever bottom!"(*) kit, that only people truly interested in a ...-3-4-4 profile would buy?
Nope :D

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Loligagger

09 Feb 2020, 20:22

Ergo kit looks good to me. I assume there will be both triumph and grey modifier versions?

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matt3o
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09 Feb 2020, 20:41

Loligagger wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 20:22
Ergo kit looks good to me. I assume there will be both triumph and grey modifier versions?
either... or. Not sure which one yet

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Loligagger

09 Feb 2020, 23:07

If it can only be one or the other I'd suggest grey tbh. More neutral so it fits easier with various case colors.
Edit: speaking of modifier colors, could the blank 1u R1-R4 keys be modifier color instead of alpha?
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Techno Trousers
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10 Feb 2020, 15:08

Since nobody commented on the kit name change from Unicorn RGB+YO to Unicorn Barf, I'll just say well played, sir. :D

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