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post #1751 of 14551
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Propnut: Keep an eye out for three, I might just find a way to move that B key
there are 2 models.

the one with the L shaped enter key is the one with the strange layout.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 2/23/10 at 7:47pm
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post #1752 of 14551
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take a look at my second to last post. there are 2 models.

Christine
Yeah, the first one's got a german layout, the second is US ANSI. But on both models the B key is on the left hand's section. I hit it with my right index.

I'm talking about the actual letter B, not Backspace
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post #1753 of 14551
Hmm, in that case Manyak, you would need to rewire the entire keyboard. Lucky for you I have been reading up on installing and configuring HID devices!
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post #1754 of 14551
you're probably going to laugh but my favorite key caps are Compaq. I don't know what they do to make them so soft.

look at the size of the tabs key compared to the shift key. there should be a rule the tabs key shouldn't be bigger than the shift key!

doesn't look like anything in that layout is where it belongs. Germans are backwards people.

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Edited by lmnop - 2/23/10 at 7:59pm
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post #1755 of 14551
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Hmm, in that case Manyak, you would need to rewire the entire keyboard. Lucky for you I have been reading up on installing and configuring HID devices!
lol I know, I'm fully prepared to. I've wanted to use an ergonomic board for so long but never found one that's just right. So the only choice is to mod one.

And it's not too hard to rewire it. All I'll have to do is run a pair of wires from the original traces over to the other side.

Then again, extending that metal plate is gonna be real tricky :/
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post #1756 of 14551
Hmmm...I was envisioning a complete upgrade.....dual joysticks, with several extra axis' thrown in for good measure.....perhaps 20-30 joystick buttons....hmmm....you know this is all do-able right?

http://www.leobodnar.com/
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post #1757 of 14551
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Hmmm...I was envisioning a complete upgrade.....dual joysticks, with several extra axis' thrown in for good measure.....perhaps 20-30 joystick buttons....hmmm....you know this is all do-able right?

http://www.leobodnar.com/
Oh yeah, the physical mod work is actually more difficult than the electrical/software part of it.
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Not at all....a sheet of 3/4"x4'x8' plywood (cabinet grade birch or maple...perhaps a nice cherry...get it...cherry) would do wonders!
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True, true. You do have that wood look going. But it would look kind of weird for my setup :/
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Ok, enough sillyness...I have students to torture tomorrow. Good night all.
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