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New Split Dactyl Manuform finally finished

New Split Dactyl Manuform finally finished

fubo

So ... just to be clear, people building and tweaking these are probably advancing the frontier of ergonomic keyboards. There should be some kind of grant or foundation or thing for that.


Finn1sher

Yes, except ergo keyboards are so niche there aren't even large vendors specializing in them, so it's unlikely there will be a nonprofit.


ThreepE0

I don’t understand the logic; because there are few large for-profit manufacturers of ergonomic keyboards (arguable for sure) there is less likely to be non-profit driven research of ergonomic HID devices? 🤔 Besides, Microsoft and Logitech have ergonomic models, as do several other large and medium manufacturers.


Finn1sher

Just a reference for scale. Although if you take organizations out of the picture, we have tons of research and development done for free, in the name of open source.


ThreepE0

I don’t think you’re saying anything


SparrOwSC2

She's a beaut


ThreepE0

Thanks!


ThreepE0

I hope this is ok to share, I credited the original creator in the top comment. The one pictured (5x6): [https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/6720d565c4d6fb4b3c2c9f7dd7da11fe](https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/6720d565c4d6fb4b3c2c9f7dd7da11fe) ​ 6x6 version:[https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/4ce66cbdd54a9c2b58f1aaf7b49666bd](https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/4ce66cbdd54a9c2b58f1aaf7b49666bd) Run in Blender to create models. Keep in mind that if you want to see how it's put together, you can go through and uncomment the "raise Exception" lines, or add some of your own to stop the script where desired.


Jebhank877

It's a work of art mate


knitting_help

In the last picture, are those magnets? Does your bottom plates attach to the top shell magnetically?


ThreepE0

Yes. Thanks to the work of the person who wrote the original script, the bottom plate fits inside the body, and attaches magnetically


Genkobar

Looks awesome! Are you planning on releasing your version of the Blender script? I'd be very interested to see how it differs from the original :)


ThreepE0

sure thing! I hope this is ok to share, I credited the original creator in the top comment. The one pictured (5x6): [https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/6720d565c4d6fb4b3c2c9f7dd7da11fe](https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/6720d565c4d6fb4b3c2c9f7dd7da11fe) ​ 6x6 version: [https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/4ce66cbdd54a9c2b58f1aaf7b49666bd](https://gist.github.com/ThreepE0/4ce66cbdd54a9c2b58f1aaf7b49666bd)


Genkobar

Awesome, thanks!