October 21, 2017 • Scott Urueta
Steven Hum of the darnedest thing is configuring the firmware. Here is a detailed view on what the layout is and why I arranged it that way: I tried designing the most universally acceptable layout for people who normally use a US QWERTY layout. It includes both the standard number row keys and a numpad. It also has a standard sixkey/nav cluster, Function keys separated into groups of 4 keys, some common one-handed shortcut keys, as well as basic volume/media keys. Some keys are duplicated to allow for variance in preference, relevant layer convenience, and to allow for more compatibility with software...
October 02, 2017 • Scott Urueta
Power and internet are both back. Have some cleanup left to do: In the meantime, preorders have now filled up enough of the first batch that I was able to place an order to produce some proper injection molded keycaps right before the storm hit. This will slightly lengthen the time it takes to get the first units out, but will dramatically decrease the time it takes for future batches to be made. I can now solidly say I'll have all first-batch orders shipped out before the end of this year because I don't need to worry about the finicky CNC mill anymore....
September 07, 2017 • Scott Urueta
I'm in a mandatory evacuation zone so I am disappearing for the weekend.
August 31, 2017 • Scott Urueta
I think the next batch I do I'll get a proper PCB guillotine for. Next step, solder the jacks in place.
August 17, 2017 • Scott Urueta
100 PCBs are now in my room ready to be split. I found out PCB guillotines are very expensive, so I'm going to see if I can cut them with a Dremel or paper cutter. I hope at least one of these methods works.