I have been checking hundreds of switches individually to avoid using switches that had double tap issues occur more often. It has been taking an enormous amount of time to do this, particularly because I need to solder in each key I want to test until my oscilloscope actually arrives. However, it won't be long before I finish testing them all.
On the side, I've had my friend help me with laying out a PCB with surface-mount components which can drastically decrease the time it takes to wire and I am getting ready to place orders for a run of them. The greater the quantity of PCBs I purchase, the more affordable it becomes for each items, so it would be extremely helpful to get an idea of how many I need to order. If you preorder and change your mind later, I will gladly refund your money.
If you've already placed an order that hasn't shipped out yet and don't mind the wait for the PCBs to ship, email me at email@example.com with your order number and I will move you into the next batch, assemble a fresh keyboard, and use the leftover handwired base as a demo writer.
I am also tossing in a little toy steno surprise for everyone for funsies. I am amazed at how passionate everyone is to making steno available to anyone; think of this as a small thumbs-up to you all.
As you can see, the PCB is half of the keyboard and does not include the middle or vowel keys. This is so that I can continue to test different configurations, shapes, split keyboards, etc. without having to redesign and reorder a PCB for each one.