Updates


Prototyping

January 11, 2017 Scott Urueta

Prototyping

Holiday family obligations are all done and finishing up the final details for the PCB is well underway. It is mainly small bits left like trying to figure out how to fit in all the pins for the interconnect cable between the pads for the keyswitches as compactly as possible without overlapping. Ordering enough PCBs for 100 writers is something I realized I cannot afford eating the risk of messing up. I think instead of going directly from the raw breadboard test to ordering the full batch of finished PCBs (to bring the keyboards out absolutely as fast as possible), just...


Steel Cased Split SOFT/HRUF

November 19, 2016 Scott Urueta

Steel Cased Split SOFT/HRUF

Here is a really bad scribble of the new keyboard: The design for the new version is essentially complete, with a few PCB kinks to iron out. I'll leave preorders open to make purchasing the materials in bulk a bit easier on my wallet. Right now I have the product pages changed to list the new version, with no photos uploaded yet. I am having a friend help me make a rendering of the current design and posting it very soon. It is a flat design split into two separate halves with metal plates sandwiching their PCBs between them using small metal standoffs....


Mill Controller Fried

October 17, 2016 Scott Urueta

The laptop I use for running the mill has died after a couple years of life. I took it apart and the GPU is completely toast, as in brown burn-marks on the PCB and melty solder type of toast. New mill controller laptop is arriving Wednesday (hooray for Amazon Prime two-day shipping) so production resumes two days from now.


Keyboard Layout Reference

September 07, 2016 Chas Kane

Keyboard Layout Reference


Smaller Updates

June 10, 2016 Scott Urueta

Smaller Updates

For anyone not already familiar with Plover and haven't only recently found this keyboard, I've been posting quicker little updates on the SOFT/HRUF post in the Plover Google Group that you can find here. Now that the first PCB-based keyboard has been dropped off at the post office and there are enough funds to purchase parts in bulk, I am going to begin the shift toward having a quantity of keyboards held in stock so that orders could be processed within a day. I'll be removing all steno writers under the preorder pages. Then, when all the existing preorders have been caught up...