i think msg uses his daily? might be mistaken
@back7.co I am trying to figure out how to get nice lettering on a lasercut peice of aluminum thats powder coated
I think a truly functional build for me would need a 10" display and an x86 cpu.
The smaller displays are easier to work with though.
@cyzoonic you'd probably be better off with stickers
@Dan Maloney ... working on something similar but will take forever
@Dan (a8ksh4) I put an 11.6" into my cyberdeck but I am missing a mouse, if you need that :)
@back7.co that's a cube with lattice work and you can actually see some PCB and cables though, which is cool. That definitely still has points in the "form" category
I've wanted to do one like that but with style like a sun microsystems pizza box.
I've seen quite a few cyberdecks built for SDR, any other purpose-built machines? like maybe a groovebox with custom MIDI built in alongside/in place of a keyboard
External mouse is okay. :) There's new stuff with trackpads starting to pop up in the custom keyboards this year.
didn't we have a user submit an actual cardboard pizza box?
@Michael Limiero I feel like most functional cyberdecks get used intermittently based on their functionality. I use the Joopyter for typing out grocery lists
which isn't everyday, but it can be useful
I have some surprises planned but it will take me most of the fall and winter to do. I think there are yet more surprises to be had in deck design
yes there was an actual pizza box deck
@io Tenino gian is that you?
i think it was a pizzahut large
I imagine I will use the deck i'm building every day. It's going to replace my car radio to play music on my car speakers
The little keyer I'm doing is hopefully going to be a dream logger for late night typing and a general purpose calculator.
@io Tenino - that's the one I forgot! Sorry about that, welcome!
@H3lixFossil yes! I use the name io now
I'm still holding out for someone to make the literal toaster computer to play League of Legends on
So not generally useful, but fits a purpose.
haha, that's alright, hi!
I've gone down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole far enough that I think it would be cool to have a portable built around a nice ergo keyboard. choc switches + a cirque trackpad with like a 40% layout would be neat
or perhaps a small trackball instead of the touchpad
@Hugh Mungis My brother had his computer in a toaster... and I in a mailbox ... early 2000 xD
I am on a break from keyboards, we are not currently talking :D
there was a video a while ago of this japanese "band" that was using CRT monitors and a bunch of other very hacky "instruments" to make music. reminds me of the guitar-shaped deck that someone made
I have seen the occasional cyberdeck pass my feed, but am still a bit unfamiliar with the concept. Is it a portable way (device) to interface with the cyber?? Could the builders describe what the concept is to them, what is something you frequently base your project around (either
component or concept.)
music counts as a function right?
it seems like the mechanical keyboard circle and cyberdeck circle overlap quite a bit
@Inne it's really a pretty open concept
that's the one
came to cyberdecks via mechanical keyboards...
ooh nice sentry
my deck was planed as a keyboard initially
@io Tenino that is sick!
Distraction-free deck shoots interlopers
@mike in kent I did something similar with a nerf fun, facial recognition, and CV, but decided not to publish it
AI is fun to play with
... it just dose not get keyboards right
actually that one was craiyon
the ultimate no-keycap typing experience
What's everyone doing for power supplies in their decks? Any good 12v solutions?
mmh, very cool.
I'm messing with depthai, it only shoots if you are more than 2-meters away for safety and within 10 meters for accuracy. Also, since it uses a neural net that searches for people, it only shoots my kids and ignores the dog.
I just use a regular old USB power bank.
@Inne That's the big question. In the literary sense they are suppose to be a way to "jack in" to cyberspace, but given our current tech, they end up mainly being just highly personalized computers.
@Dan (a8ksh4) I have a 3S2 Battery BMS for 18650 getting 12v out.
It's set up so it has a hole to slide in with two male USB headers that line up with the ports on the battery bank
What do you charge it with? External charger or have yuo found a bms tha that handles it?
gives a satisfying power-cell vibe
Yea power is also still my main issue, is ther a good way to power a Pi4 deck? Through charging and just unplugging and go like a laptop?
@Dan (a8ksh4) In my case the charger is in the deck and I connect high voltage (220v) to the deck
depends on your mindset. i've seen plenty of gamers who get so focused they enter the matrix
For me, my deck has ~50hr battery life, so I don't mind just poping it out once a week and plugging it in for a couple of hours.
I'm starting to play with the idea of having a deck that doesn't need a battery. When you think about it, most people need to take their laptop chargers with them anyway to starbucks or the library. Might as well save the space, weight, and money
Cool. Someone on the discord found a possible integrated usb charger for 3 and 4s packs, but I don't think it's been tested yet.
flying fpv quads you absolutely detach from your body and are inside the quad. vr can have the same effect
@Dan (a8ksh4) that would be cool, I tried USB charging but it was too finiky getting the 12V
how do you safely shut down a sd card SBC? I worry about damaging my sd cards by constantly just unplugging them instead of doing a proper shutdown
i brought a deck with my on a trip. compute stick, vufine display and a app for mouse/keyboard
everything fits in my pockets
@cyzoonic thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
@Will Sebelik sudo shutdown
you can typically just send some sort of shutdown command if you're running an OS
@Will Sebelik I just shutdown in Linux and then pull the plug
there are tutorials for making a button that does that for the rpi at least
@Jame5 was that the pine64 logo? what board are you usingt/
This is such a cool thread. Ergogen folks pointed this out to me. Hopefully I can make something up next year
@bootdsc I'm looking forwad to flying at some point with a pocket deck, keyboard, and an avegant.
i use some really jagged pliers and yank the sd card and hope that i'm fast enough that there won't be much magic smoke that escapes
yeah i use a button on gpio for shutdown makes life easy
@Tom Nardi The "jack in" concept has been on my mind for the passed week, Just returned from BornHack Denmark. Turns out it is a bit more sophisticated than soldering a UTP connector to the pins of Badge :D. This contest might give that Idea a second wind. It would be fun to connect random UTP cables to things.
to bad everyone spends so much time jacking off. theres far more productive ways to use the internet
u/dungeon_master_dan made probably the sickest HMD i've ever seen but he hasn't been active in the cafe in a while. maybe years?
@back7.co Ooh. Would love to see your sentry. Sure it's awesome. As always, I'm really struggling with the power requirements ... this time it's the servos, the gun, the Pi, and the screen. I've got 2 18650's powering the Pi via an x708, 4 NiHm AAs powering the servos, and a bank of 8 Nimh AAs powering the gun. Wish I could figure out how to do it all with 18650s.
haven't built one since the ammo box thing I built out of an old arm720t eval board a looong time ago. that one took 6-24V fed passive PoE style into a watertight rj45
i will say that modern laptops are losing a lot of points for removing ethernet ports
and ports in general for that matter
Is anyone interested in building something with silicone (or has already done so)??
but if I were to make one now I'd use 18V cordless drill batteries and an efficient buck converter - rugged, modular, and less likely to burn my house down
Oh yeah. and plain hdmi connectors are nice to have too.
@Hugh Mungis exactly, they should give me an SFP+ these days.
@deltawhy It’s a pinephone, arduino pro micro and a bunch of resin
Having some kind of power supply that can take a ton of different voltages efficiently is the dream, that's a real feature right there.
@Inne what do you mean by that? sticking a computer in silicone would add a lot of heat dissipation issues