Workshop, Threads Of Interest

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R3boot's amazing SGI 60% chop:

workshop-f7/sgi-littlefoot-a-60-modification-of-the-sgi-bigfoot-t10706.html


002's superb G80-3000 TKL chop:

workshop-f7/g80-3000-ssk-mod-t8486.html?hilit=Chop


Phosphorglow's excellent Model M controller: (well on the way to a DT award!)

workshop-f7/universal-model-m-controller-t9820.html
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only completed projects :)
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Cruel!

Anyway, only 002's is incomplete of that trio. I use Phosphor's controller in my SSK every day.
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anyone got a cad file for a 60% wood case ? or least the measures so I can give it a shot (found a friend with a "wood cnc" or whatever is called).
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wondering if we should wikifify this thread and put a link to it in this forum
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Hey everyone. I'm a doctor interested in using my anatomical knowledge towards reducing impingement and RSI due to keyboard and mouse usage. I'm new to this subject so I will express myself simply. Does someone know of a ready made kit for experimenting with keyboard shapes and layouts?

Here's what I am looking for or propose as an idea for someone to build at least semi en mass as I believe it would be interesting to enough people for it to be produced:

A device with around 60 keyswitches which are each connected to the matrix (or whatever you call that complicated board with all the crossovers :-) that is connected to a controller ready to use, meaning the user could choose the function of each key out of a template a program that comes with the device. Each key would have a number which s shown in the program.
The key switches would each individually have 20-30 cm wire connection to the board so they can be placed at will. Maybe offer some tubing that is open on one side to hold them together with once in place.
The key switches would have individual encasing so that they can be (hot) glued onto a given surface or pressed into a provided casing mold (I'll call them molds) as above in the deskthority picture. Several useful shapes of mold like flat or bowlshaped could be offered to press the individual encasings into e.g. in in 5 rows and 6 columns (or even just three).

I believe keycaps with individual curves and height can be purchased already, but if someone is able to do this, why not make a website you can go through and choose your individual keyboard including the shape. All the user would have to do is press the keys into place and choose a layout. If the shape is uncomfortable a new one can be tested using the same device as the individual key cases can be pressed back out and put into a new mold. There could be key cap sets to go with the standard curved molds.

So you would go through the site and choose the number of keys (say 20 to 80) that are attached to the controller, the type of key switches, the mold shape (say curved, flat, with or without thumb buttons, that can be easily glued or stuck together like lego), the amount of columns and rows for each mold, and keycaps to complement the chosen mold shape (casings). Stick everything together at home and choose the layout, even leave out some keys if you don't end up needing them. Try out your custom keyboard and If you don't like it purchase a different mold and fitting keycaps if necessary and recycle the device into a new shape.

In short what is new would be that the keyswitches can be places at will, around 20-30 cm or more from the matrix board. -- PLus The individual keycap casing with fitting holes in prefabricated casings of different shapes.
And a user friendly program that allows someone without programming skills to assign keys or functions to the keyswitches.

If such a set, or parts of it exist please write here or at offers@wolke7.net
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Ladybug wrote:Hey everyone. I'm a doctor interested in using my anatomical knowledge towards reducing impingement and RSI due to keyboard and mouse usage. I'm new to this subject so I will express myself simply. Does someone know of a ready made kit for experimenting with keyboard shapes and layouts?

Hi Ladybug. Would you mind making a new thread/topic about this? You have some nice ideas, and I’ll be happy to share my responses at some length, but I think it’s a slight tangent to the discussion in this thread, and putting an extended conversation about it here will clutter up this conversation while also not leaving the discussion about your ideas sufficient focus.

Your existing post would be a great start to a new topic, you can just copy/paste it in, and add a catchy title.

To make a new topic here in the "workshop" subforum, use this link: posting.php?mode=post&f=7

You also might try the "ergonomics" subforum on the site geekhack: https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=125
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matt3o wrote:please if you want to nominate a thread, post the link here!

Hi, I would like to nominate my thread that adds extra keys to the Kinesis Advantage:
workshop-f7/adding-extra-keys-to-your-kinesis-advantage-t1872.html

I put the detailed howto on Geekhack, hope that's ok, but the deskthority thread has the main ideas as well.

In particular, the idea to add arcade buttons for "palm keys" proved incredibly ergonomic and inspired folks in different parts of the world to do the same (USA, Thailand, Sweden, Canada, UK, I think Germany too); here is some evidence:

http://delta46.us/hacking-kinesis-keyboard/
workshop-f7/adding-extra-keys-to-your-kinesis-advantage-t1872-30.html#p93735
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... #msg818509
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... msg1058186
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... msg1062451
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... msg1529153
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... msg1529165
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26 ... msg1723415

My guide was thorough enough to make people comfortable drilling these VERY EXPENSIVE keyboards !

Even Kinesis tweeted one of my photos:
https://twitter.com/kinesisergo/status/ ... 2381528064

Please consider adding this thread to your collection!
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Building a highly adjustable Ergonomic Case+Mounting plate

Something like this
workshop-f7/designing-a-custom-topre-board-t11734.html

See how ever column can be adjust back/forth, up/down
How the thumb cluster can be adjusted on 3 axis.

I would like to see a solution that could work with laser cut wood/acryl

An lasercut steel/aluminium solution would be nice as well but I guess to expensive to be feasable, but maybe Im wrong.

Its gets boring to build the 1millionth 60% custom keyboard.

Basically find a way how we can bring the dactyl to the masses.
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this was at the top of the workshop today even though it's 2 years old ... I'm bumping it to add some stuff later, and maybe a few people will add stuff here too :)

EDIT : I forgot to mention I found some amazing builds here
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Just went looking up the XTant and Model MF threads but couldn't find them in here, even though they're impressive IBM Model F mods...
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JBert wrote:Just went looking up the XTant and Model MF threads but couldn't find them in here, even though they're impressive IBM Model F mods...

XTant was an extremely limited run by wcass many years ago.

M/F got 95% of the way there and died on the vine a couple of years ago due to the developer's family health problems.
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fohat wrote:
JBert wrote:Just went looking up the XTant and Model MF threads but couldn't find them in here, even though they're impressive IBM Model F mods...

XTant was an extremely limited run by wcass many years ago.

M/F got 95% of the way there and died on the vine a couple of years ago due to the developer's family health problems.
Actually it's fully worked out and anybody who wants to build one just have to source for the raw materials which tbh isn't too difficult to find. I built one a couple of months back but the capacitive sensing has issues and the feeling just isn't like a real Model For :/ if anybody wanna take over the whole set I'll be glad to sell the entire kit.

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My post of converting my Microswitch board to work with USB I would really like some other people to try and convert there own boards so I can tell how well the driver works on different boards.

https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/man-vs-microswitch-converting-a-sd16234-t19688.html
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thanks guys for the updates, I'll check them out in the weekend
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