January 02, 2016 • Scott Urueta
A third of the keyboards have been shipped out before the holidays. I've returned to my apartment to discover the remaining necessary parts have already arrived, besides the USB cables and feet. These are not needed for assembly, so all remaining orders placed before today should all be shipped within the next four or five days as soon as the cables and feet arrive. I'll be quickly putting together assembly instructions later tonight.
December 25, 2015 • Scott Urueta
I've worked out how to attach the back cover without producing any marks from tacking the rear cover on with heated plastic. I am a little disappointed that it is somewhat more difficult to remove the back cover (since it doesn't pop off as easily with a utility knife as it did before). It looks considerably cleaner, though.
December 17, 2015 • Scott Urueta
It turns out the order for my soldering station got cancelled by the seller, so I will not be able to begin assembly until a new order arrives next Tuesday or Wednesday (the 22nd or 23rd). This will only affect assembled orders; unassembled orders are still on schedule.
December 14, 2015 • Scott Urueta
I tried filling in the logo on my personal board with a plastics enamel in my downtime for fun, but the paint bled through the grooves in the print. Maybe I can refine this process by using a base coat of some kind as a filler. Comments are now set up, so let me know what you think.
December 12, 2015 • Scott Urueta
I am completely blown away by the tools and off-the-shelf components available to those who want to quickly design, prototype, and provide hardware. Only about a week ago, this keyboard was a daydream I wished I could buy before I realized there was nothing preventing me from simply creating it myself. Props to all the instructions available to me from the whole DIY/maker scene and all the work done through the Open Steno Project to set a foundation to build upon. After a week of intense learning and work, I finally have a keyboard that is ready for production and available to...