Pyra News: Springs are brilliant!

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  1. pmprog

    pmprog Advanced Member

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    How would you make a custom keyboard layout? I thought the caps were just clear plastic, and it was the actual mat that had the characters cut from the black layer to let the led light through
     
  2. EvilDragon

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    Yes, as mentioned: You could print inlays and put them inbetween, but then you lose the backlight.
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    No known hardware bugs currently left. Only software and case.
     
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  3. matzesu

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    So this means if also the Receivers of this Prototype dosnd find any issues Massproduktion of the Elekronics can be Ordered??
     
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  4. rSl

    rSl i'm not tired. you're tired.

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    verry good. next step: Massproduktion, Massproduktion, Massproduktion. Massproduktion, Massproduktion!!!
     
  5. pyrat

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    But you could also sell an alternative "blank" keyboard in which all glyphs are a solid white rectangle, so that anyone could
    print a negative letter (solid black square except the letter) on a transparent sheet (anyone remember the presentation sheets before beamers), cut it and put it between key and keymat. Then people could have personalized backlit keyboards. But would have quite a lot of work and would
    have to pay for a "blank" keyboard.

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    No, they can't. Their surrounding is bigger than the holes in the plastic parts. They cannot fall out unless you disassemble the unit.
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    Well, I thought the scenario was just a rapid unscheduled disassembly. We just don't know how likely that is when droped.

    Thanks for updates and good luck.
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    Emm, I dug this up to correct myself...

    So, it would be a seriously expensive custom key :(
     
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  6. Eight Bit

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    Or cut up an existing keymat and move the letters around :D
     
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    Shame on you!
     
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  8. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Guys, gals, the keyboards aren't print yet so we still have time for another keymat thread.
     
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  9. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I dropped my Pandora multiple times onto a carpet from the arm of an armchair. The worst that happened once was one of the shoulder buttons got slightly stuck in, but popping it out again was easy.
     
  10. pimaster

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    Did I miss the solution to some keys not working correctly? I think they were ; and ' keys in the bottom left.
    Was that just a software issue? Where the diodes in backwards?
     
  11. MTPDA

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    They were being damaged by the testing apparatus if I recall correctly.

    Edit:
    Found the quote (from "Yay some news!" post):
     
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  12. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    I think it's in the previous news thread by Wally. As I recall, diodes were being knocked off by the factory's probe tester.

    Edit: Ninja'ed by @MTPDA
     
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  13. KidPaddle

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    If this delays the delivery, I will gladly buy the discoloration. I'd rather have a device where you later, if it bothers you, change the case than delay it even further.

    Thomas
     
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  14. EvilDragon

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    It doesn't, as getting the remaining parts for MP takes longer than the cases :)
     
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  15. matzesu

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    May i ask the current status of the remaining Parts ?
    Im not in Hurry currently as i have an Ebook Reader for long Journeys and Waitingtimes since end of last year, but out of curriosity .. ^^
     
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    That having been said, what I was discussing there was a single custom layout, and what you are suggesting is an infinitely customisable layout which may have considerably wider appeal. If it can be confirmed that a keymat with completely blank and translucent keytops could be topped with key images printed on thin paper (or transparent plastic as you suggest) and achieve a passable backlit effect, that may be considered something worth paying for. The question would then be, how much demand is there and how much are people willing to pay for such a feature?

    Just a thought... Practicality remains to be seen. :)

    -Neelix
     
  17. pimaster

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    Thanks guys, there was even a pretty picture showing the problem.
    Guess I don't pay as much attention to a wally post as I do an ED post :p
     
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    You should, he is having the ban hammer xD
     
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  19. Xcl4m4t10n

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    Can I suggest that the next update thread title be a mother trucker jojo reference?
     
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    No.

    No spoilers.
     

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