At “the dimensions of three 60% keyboards (put collectively)” or roughly one Cannibal Corpse document on vinyl, this beautifully-executed dying metallic font-inspired macro pad by [zyumbik] could also be higher off hanging on the wall than hanging out on the desktop.
However let’s say you probably did have room for the 9-key Deathpad in your desktop. Wouldn’t you simply play with the tentacles (?) on a regular basis like I’d? Yeah, that’s what I assumed. They’re fairly inviting.
So why does this look so unbelievable? It’s an SLA print, for one factor. For one more, [zyumbik] spent over 1,000 hours designing the factor. Sadly it’s not open-source, however you should purchase the one different one in existence for a cool $1,000.
Rubik’s Dice Keyboard
Though it doesn’t rotate (but), creator [_Rudeism] is asking this the Rubik’s Dice Keyboard. Effective with me, although any kind of precise rotation could be insanely troublesome to drag off. The plan is to do it with RGB LEDs.
The structure is QWERTY-adjacent — the white facet is the num pad, yellow has the modifiers, and the opposite 4 sides home all of the letters. As you may think, this makes use of a customized body and PCBs. The switches are Wonderful Gateron Clears, which undoubtedly helps the blinkenlights deliberate for V2.
This factor jogs my memory a little bit of of the SafeType™ vertical keyboard, and even [Aaron Rasmussen]’s spherical keyboard. Remember to test it out in Monkeytype motion, the place [_Rudeism] manages to drag off about 20WPM.
The Centerfold: All Clear The whole lot
By now y’all know the way a lot I really like clear expertise and issues. I even constructed an all-clear ErgoDox, minus the PCBs in fact. So it’s solely pure that I’d select [HadouKang]’s setup for this difficulty’s centerfold.
That cute little tablet organizer of a keyboard is Vault35 with the ortho PCB choice, Designer Studio White Jade switches, and MiTo Keysterine keycaps. The ‘buds are Beats Studio Buds+, and the pen is an Opus88 Demonstrator, an attention-grabbing fountain pen that one fills with an eyedropper as a substitute of merely drawing the ink up with suction. Lastly, dig that ‘lil crab holding up the pen. Doesn’t it simply make this entire image?
Do you rock a candy set of peripherals on a screamin’ desk pad? Ship me an image alongside together with your deal with and all of the gory particulars, and you might be featured right here!
Historic Clackers: The Crandall New Mannequin
Typically cited as probably the most lovely typewriter ever produced, I’d should agree that the Crandall New Mannequin is a sight to behold. Between the mother-of-pearl inlay, floral preparations, ornate gold elaborations and pin-striping, you’d suppose it was an costly stitching machine of the identical period (1886-1888).
Most notable past the type are the two-row keyboard and one thing much less apparent — the type-sleeve. As an alternative of particular person kind bars, the New Mannequin has a cylinder in regards to the measurement of a finger with glyphs all the way in which round it. When a key was struck, the cylinder would rotate to the proper place and transfer up or down as essential to strike the paper. I feel this has to be the inspiration for the typeball within the IBM Selectric.
The superior factor in regards to the type-sleeve is that you might simply change fonts, which appears form of mind-blowing for 1886. Talking of fonts, it’s actually, actually bizarre to me how trendy these legends look. You’d midway anticipate one thing extra flowery, wouldn’t you?
ICYMI: A Raspi Typewriter for the Fashionable Age
Distraction-free writing is getting tougher and tougher to come back by. Not solely is there the pull of life, the pc itself is stuffed with attention-getting options to what one author referred to as bleeding from the brow.
For [Brendan], there was only one extra impediment to writing the good American novel: the shortage of a devoted machine that might have all the proper options. So naturally, [Brendan] took time to whip one up.
The Most Uncommon Sentence Extractor, or MUSE for brief, is a Raspberry Pi-powered typewriter that saves to the cloud. The design is closely impressed by the Olympia Traveller de Luxe of the late Nineteen Sixties and early 70s, and it appears unbelievable. I really like the brand and the truth that [Brendan] included the LCD contact display screen into what could be the platen on an precise typewriter.