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Building a Custom Keyboard

Andrew Back
Open source (hardware and software!) advocate, Treasurer and Director of the Free and Open Source Silicon Foundation, organiser of Wuthering Bytes technology festival and founder of the Open Source Hardware User Group.


October 25, 2017 09:59

I love this, thanks for sharing! Such a good idea. I have an old spectrum on my desk purely because I enjoy pressing the keys - I find it much more satisfying that my mac keyboard. I was thinking of getting a new one but now I'm thinking this is the route to go down!

May 10, 2017 07:08

@Sue, very cool keyboard! Also looks like you've built some pretty interesting audio projects, too...

May 10, 2017 07:07

The staggering on a standard layout uses odd gaps, for reasons dating back to the original mechanical design. I have often considered a variation of the Planck / Preonic layout, where each row is just 0.25 units different.
Still needs custom PCB, plate, and modifier keycaps...

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May 10, 2017 07:07

Making one's own keyboard allows lots of diferent posibilities.
Also the Cherry MX key modules are great.
for my keyboard designs (which I was working on in 2002 / 2003).
Pic is of the prototype, which I still use.

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