21 votes

A 433% 450-key keyboard

12 comments

  1. [2]
    viridian
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    This is absolutely abominable. The hardware hackers were so busy asking whether or not they could, they never stopped to ask whether they should. That said, very cool project. It's like the...

    This is absolutely abominable. The hardware hackers were so busy asking whether or not they could, they never stopped to ask whether they should.

    That said, very cool project. It's like the definition of https://www.reddit.com/r/ATBGE/

    6 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      You joke, but I know of at least one person who would probably kill for such a keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZEoss4XIgc#t=39s

      they never stopped to ask whether they should.

      You joke, but I know of at least one person who would probably kill for such a keyboard:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZEoss4XIgc#t=39s

  2. hungariantoast
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    The author also posted about it on reddit in a couple of places: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/it7a0p/i_present_my_433_ortho_endgame_is_only_a_lie_if/...
    4 votes
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    zod000
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    This looks like a fun project (assuming I personally don't have to solder all those switches), but the sheer amount of caps and switches much have cost you a fortune. This thing is the antithesis...

    This looks like a fun project (assuming I personally don't have to solder all those switches), but the sheer amount of caps and switches much have cost you a fortune. This thing is the antithesis of all the ever shrinking form factor keyboards I keep seeing.

    Also, I love the styling of your site.

    3 votes
    1. [3]
      acdw
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      I was actually going to say, that while I like the colors and layout, the text-fuzziness makes it very hard for me to read.

      Also, I love the styling of your site.

      I was actually going to say, that while I like the colors and layout, the text-fuzziness makes it very hard for me to read.

      4 votes
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        zod000
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        I get what you are saying, but the fuzziness gave it a look that does a decent job of mimicking an old CRT monitor and filled me with nostalgia.

        I get what you are saying, but the fuzziness gave it a look that does a decent job of mimicking an old CRT monitor and filled me with nostalgia.

        1 vote
        1. acdw
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          Yes! It's super cool looking, just a little hard to read. And great content!

          Yes! It's super cool looking, just a little hard to read. And great content!

  4. Abrown
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    Holy shit this thing is cursed, I love it.

    Holy shit this thing is cursed, I love it.

    1 vote
  5. ThatFanficGuy
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    I really like the idea, but the implementation is on the heavy side. Unless this keyboard runs straight into your abdomen, you'll strain yourself using every distant key. For vast hotkey needs, it...

    I really like the idea, but the implementation is on the heavy side. Unless this keyboard runs straight into your abdomen, you'll strain yourself using every distant key.

    For vast hotkey needs, it could use the piano layered-keyboard arrangement, or it could assemble the keys in a rainbow fashion, so that the user is always within adequate reach of a key.

    1 vote
  6. mat
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    (a) that is awesome and (b) I love the design on your bio page

    (a) that is awesome and (b) I love the design on your bio page

  7. ohyran
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    This is why we should never, EVER, give keyboard hackers meth. (also really cool project)

    This is why we should never, EVER, give keyboard hackers meth.

    (also really cool project)

  8. vord
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    I want so bad, It would be amazing for productivity....macro all the things!!!

    I want so bad, It would be amazing for productivity....macro all the things!!!