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The Clove 2 (Cemetech Bluetooth Dataglove)
I found this cited by Slashdot: a do-it-yourself data glove <http://www.
id=16> , i.e., a glove with multiple electrical...
Jul 20, 2008
Starting a Chordite
Hi! A friend and I plan to start a chorded keyboard. From all the chorded keyboards we saw, the chordite seems to be the most practical and best planned. I...
Jul 19, 2008
Slashdot has once again enthusiastically cited that lapboard thing I have sneered at, the one with the little platform below it on which to run a standard...
Jul 2, 2008
more machined prototype pictures
Below and in the photo section of this group are some belated pictures with the bent-wire braces in place and the switches temporarily wired to the arms but...
Jun 30, 2008
Marius Hooge's molded shell
Here's a note from Marius, who got locked out by Yahoo :-) ============
== Hi John, Sorry for the huge delay, but I was unable to read the...
Jun 17, 2008
1st pix of the emachined prototype
It's not assembled yet; it lacks the bent-wire braces, switches and circuitry but you can see how the 5 machined parts fit together. Remember beauty is as...
Jun 1, 2008
I should mention here the Spiffchorder , a joint effort of Greg Priest-Dorman  and Mikkel Holm Olsen . It's a 7-key USB design with 3 for the thumb. It...
May 6, 2008
toward a battery-less wireless chording keyboard [was: Re: switches]
This is a single "key" in which the impact generates enough electricity to power an RFID-like transmitter.
May 5, 2008
switchless chording touch-panel glove [was Re:switches]
At makerfaire I saw a glove that functioned as a wearable chording keyboard. A conductive fabric panel could be placed on a table, on a leg, on an arm, and a...
May 5, 2008
alternative to manufactured switches [Re: switches]
An interesting alternative to the use of manufactured switches presented itself at maker faire. A wire was tensioned over a PVC pipe and held away from it with...
May 5, 2008
From the other builders out there, do you find the switches he used work? During finals, someone threw a keybaord out of a window, and i managed to get some...
May 3, 2008
prototypes from emachineshop
I've been experimenting with the emachineshop software. It quotes price estimates. The design I've been playing with improves on my previous ones by making...
May 1, 2008
Bill Gates says speech recognition & touch screens are the future
Another prediction from the man who thought 640K should be enough ram for anyone: Gates Sees Diminished Role for Keyboards 6 hours ago PITTSBURGH (AP) —...
Feb 23, 2008
The ugly question arises is Bluetooth secure enough. I am certainly not an expert. The Shaked & Wool paper ...
Jan 7, 2008
The EkaTetra EkaPad
I just googled up a new chorder, the EkaPad. <http://www.
html> It has 12 keys layed out 3 by 4 on a flat...
Sep 14, 2007
Hi. I'm going to build and give away two free Chordite keyboards. See http://blog.
html for details. -- --my blog is at...
Sep 2, 2007
LAME Yesterday or the day before Slashdot cited the Evoluent Vertical Mouse <http://> , a table-supported thing with 5 buttons. It uses the "handshake&quo
Aug 4, 2007
a slightly different mouse mode is not much better
I briefly got curious about changes in the way mouse mode works that might make it less annoying to use. My present code, kbm06, has acceleration of a sort:...
Jun 16, 2007
Hi, I've wanted to build my own chordite for two years now, but didn't even manage to purchase the needed parts. I know this is kind of a bold question, but...
Jun 15, 2007
suits vs. geeks
Between the double lines below is an excerpt from Greg Aharonian'
s Internet Patent News Service newsletter , 30 May 2007 edition, which quotes a letter in...
May 31, 2007
Tube type chordite
Hello Everyone, I would just like to solicit feedback/opinions/
violent reactions. What if..... 1) Making the chordite from a round pipe maybe a diameter of a...
May 22, 2007
I'm new to this group, and haven't had time yet to read all the past posts, so if this question has already been answered please just point me to the relevant...
May 21, 2007
Touch Switch IC
Hello, found this omron touch switch :) check it out :) ...
May 19, 2007
In case you didn't know, the US patent office and patent law generally are completely out of control. One of the things that still happens is the "submarine...
Apr 22, 2007
Mark XI keyboard, and Mark XII electronics
Two new blog postings here: http://blog.
index.html -- --my blog is at http://blog.
com | You can do any damn thing ...
Mar 30, 2007
U.S. Army study of hand sizes
This will be of interest primarily to people trying to manufacture wearable, one-hand keyboards that are less than fully adjustable. ...
Mar 12, 2007
USB PIC schematic posted
s schematic is now available in the files section of this group....
Mar 12, 2007
Fwd: PIC USB Chorded Keyboard (very untested)
Thanks Richard! ... ____________
_________ We won't tell. Get more on shows you hate to love (and...
Feb 21, 2007
John, I wanted to upload the PIC USB keyboard code to the group, but I don't see any mechanism to either create a folder or upload stuff. It is about 123Kb...
Feb 19, 2007
SketchUp Pro 6
Googling around about rapid prototyping and 3D printers I came upon SketchUp: http://www.sketchup
369 Just mouse over the features listed in the table...
Feb 17, 2007
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