Going big…

TheBug

17 Jul 2020, 16:00

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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John Doe

17 Jul 2020, 16:04

atleast it's really cool :lol:

Findecanor

17 Jul 2020, 16:22

You mean you built that keyboard just to test your keyboard controller?

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JP!

17 Jul 2020, 16:37

Welcome to the club :lol:

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ddrfraser1

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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kmnov2017

17 Jul 2020, 17:12

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

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@JP, do you own one of those?

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JP!

17 Jul 2020, 19:20

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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kbdfr
The Tiproman

17 Jul 2020, 19:47

My daily driver with its 248 keys:
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(Just can't believe this pic is 5 years old :lol: )

TheBug

17 Jul 2020, 23:01

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 :)

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

17 Jul 2020, 23:04

122 is the ideal number of keys

TheBug

17 Jul 2020, 23:05

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.

TheBug

17 Jul 2020, 23:05

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

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Weezer

17 Jul 2020, 23:09

Is it hard to type over all those keys to reach the alphanumeric block?

TheBug

17 Jul 2020, 23:17

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.

mode1ace

18 Jul 2020, 17:30

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.

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depletedvespene

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:

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ddrfraser1

19 Jul 2020, 01:40

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

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depletedvespene

19 Jul 2020, 02:07

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

Hak Foo

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.

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ddrfraser1

19 Jul 2020, 05:08

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:

TheBug

19 Jul 2020, 23:14

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 ;)

Yasu0

11 Sep 2020, 01:12

348 keys? Where do I get one of these..

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