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Dude that is cool, the community should have more people like u who design custom keyboards and such.
Are those custom designed buttons? Like are they brown, blue, or black switches.
PS/2 connectors are pretty old and modern machines don't have them.
I think u can double the speed of the oscillator crystal through software though.
I suggest u add some table grips so the device doesn't slide on the table when u press it.
Thnikk wrote:edit:ps/2 doesn't work
Did you try plugging it in BEFORE turning on your computer?
I know it probably cost you quite a bit to make this and that you already have a video up of you testing it but in terms of marketing, I think it would be a good idea to send a "prototype" to a "high ranked player" and have them test it out and record a liveplay to further demonstrate how good these keypads are. I think this project is a great idea and I'd buy it cause I wouldn't use a full length mechanical keyboard for anything other then OSU which makes me want to buy this but I'm just not so convinced yet.
Anyways, Keep up the great work!
I think most people here, including me, are now afraid of the latency that would cause gameplay problems
Price seems a little steep but I don't have a good sense of the keyboard market right now. I personally don't think I could justify more than $20 and that's only if things like polling rate and such are the same as an actual keyboard in a practical sense.
The keyboard I'm using right now cost about $100, has a numpad, a handful of useful function keys, different lighting modes, and functions as an actual keyboard among other things. If we completely overlook all of the extra functionality and look at components, there are way more than 4x as many switches. Add to that the insurance of it coming from a highly reputable brand (ofc they do bulk so this does also help some with costs I realize).
Also, I'm pretty sure you can get a whole numpad for around $30.
You can sell a do-it-yourself kit for enthusiasts along with the completely built one. You can sell the built version for a higher price since it includes your labor.
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I'm not exactly sure how this kind of stuff works, but what if you overclocked the USB, like you would do for a WMO or IME mouse? Also, I'd like to try one, but are red switches the only option?
Also, the escape button looks awkward to press, why not put it on the right side to hit with your thumb? (I don't know if that's doable at this point in time though)
I think you'd be better off making these with 4 keys, that allows for taiko players too. Also it's always nice to have backup keys in case some break. Also if you use 4keys I suppose you could create red/black/blue/brown/etc combinations for people to buy for testing.
I would like to, but 4 key would have to be bumped up to a teensy since the trinket only supports 3 button inputs, which would in turn bring the price up to ~$35-50. People are still probably better off getting a cmstorm switch tester for seeing what they like, but if enough people are interested in these, I could have more of a keyswitch variety. Keep in mind that this probably wouldn't happen until a couple months from now.
Well, there is way to use several buttons with just one input pin on a trinket, like I did with my 3-button keyboard, all 3 buttons are connected to #0.
Unfortunately I forgot how to do it, but it's possible.