I’m writing this from my newly acquired computer system that will be placed inside of @rel571996 s fabulous kit . Mine will have a twist as I will incorporate a keyboard into a desk . Using a peg system to a pre-existing keyboard I will make a gumdrop keyboard ( possibly illuminated) as well as a Spock’s calculator
also a big thanks to @DigiGal for the help and inspiration!
Looking forward to seeing your build develop!
Nice! Definitely looking forward to this.
Part 1 : Keyboard disassembly and illumination !
Looks cool so far, does it feel natural typing on the gumdrops?
It’s an odd feeling . But very much a feeling you would feel pressing the buttons on the USS Enterprise but in reality it feels like normal typing
Now THAT is cool!!! I would love one of those. I am curious why you didn’t use the square “ice-cube” style buttons instead of the round ones.
Thanks ! Honestly I could not find a source for the squares , round is all I have …
LOL, I understand. If you need the square ones let me know.
Have you tried putting printed letters and numbers under each dome? Could be a cool look.
I’ve tried with my label maker , the colors are so overwhelming that you cannot even see the letters unfortunately
^ Bummer if you drift off the home keys you could end up typing Klingon.
Cool. I think they had labeling on the In A Mirror Darkly bridge buttons.
Now you’ve got me looking around at other clear/transparent keycap scenarios. Fun stuff-
Character printed on the side!-
Not sure if anyone knows ,but my pi stopped working. It now gets very hot and makes a squealing noise . Do I need to replace it or is it that heat sensitive fuse that resets in a day ?
I wonder how hard it would be to take a keyboard apart and break its layout up into an arc-shape like the bridge controls. Someone should design a qwerty pattern that looks as close to the panels as possible while still being somewhat functional.