• Ergo60 compared to ErgoDox

    Warren Janssens09/27/2014 at 15:55 0 comments

    Here you can see the difference between my Ergo60 and my ErgoDox (with custom cover plate).

  • Project wrapup

    Warren Janssens05/21/2014 at 20:43 0 comments

    I got the case pained and everything put together over the long weekend and I've been using the keyboard both at home and work since then and overall it's extremely usable; of course I'm coming from Kinisis Advantage and Ergodox so I'm already used the the basic form factor.

    Today I took the opportunity to merge my local git repo for the project into the projects repo at digital cave so the source is now available online.

    The layout I've settled on which seems to be working quite well for me is based on Dvorak with the following adaptations:

    the bottom row of hand keys serve a dual purpose with both key actions and modifier actions:  -_/shift  =+/ctrl  left/alt  right/cmd  fn  fn  up/cmd  down/alt  [{/ctrl  ]}/shift

    the ;: key and zZ key are dual with shift since as well

    the thumb cluster top row is /?  \|  `~  §±

    the thumb cluster bottom row is bksp  del  esc  tab  return  space

    The fn layer is fully populated as well with a numeric keypad, function keys, dpad, and media keys.

    For those that are interested the layout header files in the source code show this information in a far more readable way.

  • Top panel cut

    Warren Janssens05/08/2014 at 14:03 0 comments

    It still needs a bit of sanding in some of the tight spots but I now have the top panel openings cut. (with Photos)

  • It's alive

    Warren Janssens04/14/2014 at 16:42 0 comments

    Over the weekend I got all of the diodes and keys soldered onto the PCBs, and connected all the PCBs together.  There were a couple of small problems: one unconnected pad on the right thumb cluster (grrr!); and the left thumb cluster columns were swapped (so just incorrect silk screen).  I also got the bottom plate of the case made and all the boards mounted.  I just ordered key caps from Signature Plastics, and I still have to cut the openings in the top plate of the case.

  • Boards and Components

    Warren Janssens04/07/2014 at 19:04 0 comments

    Boards arrived from Seeed Studio today.  They look fantastic.  Placed the order for switches and diodes just now with Digikey so those should arrive tomorrow.

  • Case Design

    Warren Janssens04/01/2014 at 16:37 0 comments

    Designed cutouts and routing for case.  The case is going to be cut out of MDF for now.

  • Boards Ordered

    Warren Janssens03/12/2014 at 16:00 0 comments

    Ordered boards from Seeed studio on Monday.