I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
Isn't it funny that the people from which Unix most desperately tries to protect me, local users, are the people I trust most, and there are practically zero protection mechanisms from the people who are the greatest threat, like software vendors and remote users? I wonder if it's because it comes from the USA academic background, where your worst enemies are your colleagues?
I went ahead and ordered it. In two weeks I will be cursing trying to solder those LEDs by hand.
I left the middle of the Kamina keyboard empty, with just some pin headers to connect additional modules, mostly as a ruse to prevent myself from overengineering it. I was thinking I can then make a whole bunch of different modules with knobs, joysticks, lighting, extra keys, or even a display. Last night I couldn't sleep, so I went back to this idea and designed a module. But you can only use one module at a time, so I put everything on it. A Knob, a joystick, two buttons and LED backlight.
Another night I couldn't sleep, and so there are some updates to the PCB. Version three has two pads for an optional battery on the back, and an optional footprint for a power switch (you have to cut a trace). The pads are not really fitting to any particular battery holder, I just placed them where there was space, I will probably need to use a piece of wire to adapt to a specific holder.
The Keychron K3 #keyboard arrived today. Feels weird somehow, a bit like a typewriter with those blue optical switches.
There is no Ins, but there is PrintScr, I guess I will have to remap.
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