@cyril the joystick is used like a trackpoint ?
@strikersan Yes! But it has some bias toward straight directions (up/down right/left) which does not feel at all like a trackpoint :p
@cyril I'm looking for a mechs with a trackpoint I really like them but unicomp and M13 one sucks. I might get a tex shinobi which is in preorder for now and sourced their trackpoints from lenovo reseller
@strikersan Yes they are not easy to source, that’s part why I made mine. Did you try trackballs? That’s the next thing I will try as a pointer device
@cyril Yes I own three of them. I use one per hand. I right now have a kensigton expert on my left and a elecom huge on my right (I changed the bearring because the original suck)
@strikersan Would you use tiny/medium ones that could be embedded in a keyboard?
@cyril I rather use a trackpoint, I never saw a good placement for a trackball, it's mostly the same as a trackpad you have to move your hand to use it. and the bigger the ball the more presice they are.
@cyril but I'm intersted in keyboard like the kinesis advantage with a trackball in the middle or this kind of stuff : https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5ib2b1/xpost_rtrackballs_kurplops_planet_6_trackball/
@strikersan Ok cool, so it might be something to try one day! That one looks really nice
@cyril what keyboard is that? I like the layout
@plantarum Thanks, it is a custom one made from a sandwich of PCBs. Inspired from Microsoft Natural keyboard and TGR Alice
@cyril I'd love to see the plate layout, have you posted it anywhere? I'm slowly working towards a custom board of my own, inspired by the Atreus and Keyboardio
@plantarum I started by printing the layout on paper to tweak it, then ordered a lasercut plate and handwired it. That was already pretty usable! You can find it here https://cyril.lugan.fr/assets/stash/2019-09-n66j-plate-v0.dxf
@cyril yes, I'm just tweaking my paper layout now. Thanks for the link!
@plantarum I am planning to write a blog article on it, but it is not quite ready, just a few changed I would make:
- Use 1.5u keys on the sides indtead of 1.25u, to accommodate keycaps made for the ergodox
- Get the right palm key closer, like the left one
@cyril Nice switch joystick! is that a custom board? How is the joystick plug into the board?
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