I've wanted a macropad for ages, and the timing was right on this one so I've gone for it! Screen; check, rotary; check, stacked acrylic; check. It also has LEDs and a piezo buzzer! Looking forward to annoying the entire world with that one.
This has been one of the slowest months of my life. The more I tried to get done, the more got piled on, the more frantic I got!
Lots of pictures of me on my phone the last couple of weeks. I think I might finally be going insane.
It's become something of an obsession: trying to make my desk cool. I grabbed my monitor and chair from the office about six months too late and now it's such a good space
The last few weeks has not been the most fun. I can't find time to take pictures, so here's a montage.
I thought this was going to take all day. Nowhere has switches in stock, and I have a board with really good switches that I'm not using
The easiest build I've done so far. Maybe because I had planned it. I knew what layout I was using. I'd counted my switches. All I needed to do was place them, solder them, sort my firmware. But this was a fun build, and I was rewarded for my planning
I've been quite good with cycling in the morning the last two weeks. Been pushing myself pretty hard, and I go before breakfast so sometimes I push a bit too far and need to lie down for a minute
I don't really get how any of this works. So far I've just been doing things and they've been working OK most of the time
I was too busy focussing on not messing up the build to take photos whilst I was working
Easily the most boring part of mechanical keyboards is lubing switches. It is, unfortunately, not optional. There are no shortcuts.
It's not a secret; I love keyboards. I love building them, I love talking about them, I love programming them
I have been using Kailh Box Blacks on my UT47.2 but I don't like them. I don't hate them but I can do better. They have a very heavy actuation and they're clicky for a silent linear.
I shuffled some keycaps around, mainly to get a DSA set on the RoPro so that I can reach the F-row easier and have
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Can you spot the intentional mistake?
I built a keyboard. I like keyboards, OK? This is the first time I've ever soldered. It was fun. I w...