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Ergodox – List of components

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The list of components increased the price of the Dox quite a lot. The upside is that I still have a lot of solder wire, the multi-meter, the soldering gun and some switched left. Ergodox parts Ergodox – I got this off Massdrop without switches. I’m not sure I did myself a favour there, because switches took quite a lot of time to source. Switches – I got a bunch of Greens off Deskthority (search for 7bit) and a bunch of blue Gaterons off a taobao proxy. The Gaterons decision…read more

Keycap profiles

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I keep finding myself scouring the internet looking for keyboard profiles. So, for my reference, here’s one of the best images I’ve found so far: HTH, A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

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Ergodox – Day seven – Granite keycaps

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It’s finished! With Granite caps and modifiers and some blanks too (no multimedia keys for granite :(). My layout is this one. The keyboard (which I am particularly proud of) is: It is working (yes, I’m still amazed!) and I found it very easy to put in the keycaps. Now… I wonder which cap profiles other people are using (Granites are DSA). Also, I think some Pexon cables will fit in quite nicely :) I think my typing speed will go down massively for the next few months at home…read more

Ergodox – Day six – Switches are in

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Well, it’s almost finished! I’ve decided to use mostly blues, with greens on things like space bar, enter (on the default layout anyway). The right hand is: The full keyboard looks like this: Apologies for the mess and the plate, but it was early in the day (01:00 AM) and I’ve been offered some walnut confiture :) Who can say no to that? Here’s a better shot (with more realistic colours): Next steps are to fix up the layout and put in the key caps. Lessons Learned Soldering with hot…read more

Ergodox – Day five – Finished components soldering

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Last light and early this morning (I’ve finished at 01:30 AM) I’ve completed the soldering of electronic components (diodes, Teensy, condenser…) It looks fine and it was easier than I thought it would be (barring in mind it took me more than 2 hours to finish). There are several things I learned: Using paste on non-SMD stuff is a no-no. It’s too messy and you need a lot of paste to do stuff. If you don’t have the proper dispensing method it’s not going to work. My solder iron sucks….read more

Ergodox – Day four – SMD diodes done

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A bit late with posting the progress, but early on 17/06 I’ve finished soldering the diodes on both boards. 80-ish of them! and they all seem to work (tested them myself!). Here’s a colour variant of the photo too: Next step is to solder all other components! A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Ergodox – Day three – Left side finished

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Left hand side diodes finished now: I’ll be starting the right side diodes next :) Then, I’ll continue and finish the right side :) I have to say it’s a bit frustrating slow soldering at times, checking that everything works, but it’s epic fun! :) A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Ergodox – It has begun!

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I’ve finally got all the tools and wits together and started building my ErgoDox. Proof: Yeah, the first diode is not too clean, but I forgot I needed a needle to get nice drops of soldering paste. I got the needle today :) A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Ergodox – TOC

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The ToC for the full series Day 1 – First diode Day 2 – More diodes Day 3 – Left side finished Day 4 – SMD diodes done Day 5 – Finished components soldering Day 6 – Switches are in Day 7 – Granite keycaps Parts list A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)