- Wild Duck
- Location: The Netherlands
- Main keyboard: HHKB Pro II
- Favorite switch: IBM beam spring
- DT Pro Member: 0000
Please vote for your winner of the award for the Best input device mod 2013.
By voting in this category you can win a Shine Special from Ducky Nordic.
This is the final round. See the first round and second round for reference.
The official nominees are:
xwhatsit's beam spring USB controller
No one managed to crack this problem, until xwhatsit's amazing project. Moreover, he released all his research under an open source license.
Bring your beam spring keyboard back from the dead!
Soarer's new controller firmware
The winner of last year's award makes another strong appearance with his easy to configure USB keyboard controller firmware for microcontrollers such as the Teensy 2.0 and Teensy++ 2.0.
Kevex 7000CM vintage keyboard mod using Soarer's new firmware.
matt3o for various builds and tutorials
Matt3o crashed into the scene with all kinds of builds and tutorials, such as the Brownfox, a guide to how to build a custom keyboard and his laser cut prototyping project.
The amazing Brownfox custom-made keyboard.
Komar for his work on the GH60
The GH60 programmable keyboard started as an idea by jdcarpe at geekhack, resulting in this fantastic, open source implementation by Komar.
Inside the GH60 programmable keyboard.
hasu's TMK firmware
Hasu helped a lot of people with his source code repository of keyboard & converter firmware. It can drive various keyboards and protocols and supports multi-layers and USB NKRO.
The "Happy Buckling Keyboard", using the TMK firmware.
- Location: Canada
- DT Pro Member: -
These all look like great projects, but I'm typing this on my lovely beam spring keyboard so I'm going to go with xwhatsit. It's an awesome thing to dream about using an incompatible vintage keyboard and just a couple months later see somebody make a working controller for it.