With basic chording codes the average person can type up to 30 wpm, however the fully customizable keyboard can allow the user to key in anything up to 260 wpm. In one embodiment, a chording keyboard comprises two keypads, one for use with each of a user's hands, the keypads disposed on a distal side. Arduino Micros are super easy to program. Linear Switches (Red, Black) – These do not click nor feature a tactile bump. It only consists of the alpha keys and some few modifiers. If I were going to change my code it would be a find-replace ordeal. It wouldn't be too much trouble to add one or just print the thing and use a Dremel to cut the hole. It won't hurt my feelings if you don't build this with all the features. GKOS). The N is a variable that can range anywhere from 2-6. Love it so far. By 'abstracting actuation' what I mean is having a function like the following. If you're only using USB then you're already golden. If you don't attach an external USB port you will have to rely on battery and Bluetooth. A chord is only registered when you release all the keys. A chording keyboard is a device which relies on pressing multiple keys at once, similar to playing a chord on a guitar. Computer keyboards[edit]. Here is list top Keyboards for programming along with popular features and reason chosen. Arranging seven switches isn't difficult but making it ergonomic is tricky. Maybe you have built a keyboard and you are scrolling down by pressing [far thumb], [index], [middle] and [pinkie] or maybe you've got an idea of how you would do this differently. BLE sound expensive? Heck, you could use infrared proximity switches and have a keyboard with no moving parts. In fact, I've done that myself. This keyboard takes a very minimalistic approach regarding its design. It produces all the usual characters with relatively few keys which are pressed in groups, i.e., chords. The built-in battery charger is simply brilliant.For this project I wouldn't have picked that one because I wanted people to have modularity. However, the motivation behind this is still the same. Chording. Digital Measuring Roller Using Microbit & Tinkercad, Pocket Dice! And the first thing I noticed is how less I strain my hands while typing. I only have a few years of experience with Arduino and a little bit more with structured text coding. Rather than try to sum up the history and potential of the device here, I recommend you read the excellent essay Engelbart’s Violin by Stanislav Datskovskiy on loper-os.org It has all the keys you need, so you don't have to worry about the function keys. Despite my best efforts at being dumb. Since this type of switch registers a key press before reaching the bottom, I was able to type faster and used less force. Or I could cut/drill a wooden sphere to make cavities for the components. The coils need to be fairly close and aligned for efficient power transfer. Apparatuses for a distal chording keyboard are described. I've created a neat little package with all the 3D printer files needed for this project as well as a part list with links to anything you can't find at a hardware store. 4 years ago. It allows you to change the key sequence in 100 different ways. It also allows you to use the PS/2 connector if you are using an older computer model. A data entry device wherein key switches may be pressed singly and in combination to generate a binary number corresponding to specific characters and character combinations. My cyberpunk costume is coming together and I'll be making more parts for it so come and what I'm building. Cool project, I would say for someone starting from scratch the Bluefruit Feather (probably came out after this project build) would make the most sense for this project. 3 = special (CN). 4 = function keys int chordValue = 0; int randomNumber01; int randomNumber02; int randomNumber03; int randomNumber04; int debounceDelay = 20; int mouseDelay = 40; int mouseValues[] = {0,0,0}; int startingMouseValues[] = {0,0,0}; int mouseDivisionValues[] = {-15,1,-1}; // Booleans boolean buttons[7]; // Pinky is [0] and far thumb is [6] boolean latchingButtons[7]; boolean acquiringPresses = LOW; boolean calculateKey = LOW; boolean stickyCapsLock = LOW; boolean stickyNumlock = LOW; boolean stickySpecialLock = LOW; void setup(){ Serial1.begin(9600); Serial.begin(9600); Serial.println("Up and runnning"); Keyboard.begin(); Mouse.begin(); randomSeed(analogRead(0)); pinMode(pinkyButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(ringButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(middleButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(indexButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(nearTButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(centerTButton, INPUT_PULLUP); pinMode(farTButton, INPUT_PULLUP); }, void loop(){ acquiringPresses = checkButtonArray(); if (acquiringPresses && onlyFarThumbPressed(farTButton)){ doMouseSTUFF(); } if (acquiringPresses){ delay(debounceDelay); // Instead of a true software debounce this will wait a moment until the first button press has settled. The BAT Personal Keyboard is a fully functioning keyboard for use with one hand. Each of your fingers has a single switch and the thumb has three switches. For instance, you can set it to notify you when there is a new comment on a thread you are following on stack overflow. Most people associate this feature with gamers, but it can be convenient keyboard for programmers. prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 2; return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 17: stickyCapsLock = LOW; stickyNumlock = LOW; stickySpecialLock = LOW; switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 4; return 0; case 1: prefixChord = 4; return 0; case 2: prefixChord = 4; return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 4; return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 18: stickyCapsLock = LOW; stickyNumlock = LOW; stickySpecialLock = LOW; switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(27); return 0x1B; case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(27); return 0x1B; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(27); return 0x1B; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(27); return 0x1B; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(27); return 0x1B; } case 19: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print(';'); return 59; case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print(':'); return 58; case 2: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 20: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print(','); return 44; case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('<'); return 60; case 2: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 21: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 1: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 2: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 0; return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 22: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('. This keyboard is great! Let's start with its size. I must say that this keyboard will also take some time getting used to. Instead of the usual sequential, one-at-a-time key presses, chording requires simultaneous key presses for each character typed, similar to playing a musical chord on a piano. If you have difficulties in exploring, learning and adopting new things, don't try this at home! On top of dropping the num pad, it also cuts the navigation keys and the function keys above it making it smaller than the Tenkeyless keyboard. It allows you to change the key sequence in 100 different ways. These keys may not be as useful for programmers as they are for gamers, but I think they are great since they introduce you to the concept of key customization. Maybe put them across from one another so you pinch it as you type. Although, if you want to make changes you certainly may. A chord (in music) is a combination of notes that are arranged in a harmony of sound. The split design means that my hands stretch straight from the shoulder instead of the usual V. I won't lie that typing on this keyboard is hard and will take time before you are back typing at your usual speed. This is more or less the same as the anti-ghosting feature present for USB connections. This term is used to indicate the maximum number of keys that can be pressed down at the same time while being registered by the keyboard. All the code would work just as well with 7 keys. If you are having too much trouble adapting to their layout, the keyboard features a smart programming engine with onboard remapping that you can use to switch the buttons. In addition to the num pad, it cuts down the F-row and the arrow keys. And a lot of spent printer filament. The value of the keys isn't passed to the switch function until all keys are released.My plans for another keyboard are to embed all the electronics inside a racket ball. It is super comfortable and made me type a little faster. A chording keyboard or Chorded keyboard is an input device where characters can be typed by pressing multiple keys at the same time. If you find yourself complaining of wrist pains frequently, then I highly recommend the Kinesis Advantage2. The program for the Arduino can be downloaded from this step, taken from the bundled package, found directly on Codebender or copied right out of the text in this step. For the 7 Dollar difference it makes one question how important modularity is, because a wired one is still possible with the BLE feather. Heck, just use the programming and build your own keys, I'd love to see your desktop version of this keyboard. Switches would be under the flexible skin so it would stay a perfect sphere. It combines the switch technology with a rubber membrane which essentially means you enjoy the speed of a mechanical keyboard and smoothness of a membrane keyboard. It also significantly frees up my workspace and makes using my mouse effortless. The main reason I don't use the num pad is due to its awkward positioning. Despite being the most difficult this is straight forward. delay(debounceDelay); // The other half of the software "debounce" for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++){ // Once a keypress has been sent the booleans should be reset. Since the keypress registers somewhere at the middle, these switches demand less typing force and make you type faster. This might seem asinine until you decide you want to use serial0 or some other interface to send keystrokes. The design and programming for this device took me about three months. Not the perfect typing surface but easy to handle and you can literally toss it around. Programmers spend most of their days on a computer designing, writing, and testing code. However I am planning a handheld in the future. The experience with the chording keyboard has been good so far. Because of its small size, I don't strain much while typing and I can always purchase a palm rest to avoid wrist injury. Electronic Dice for Liars Dice and More. Example, Num Lock or Caps Lock. And it does this excellently. It also tries to place the keys so that the right hand has more access to them. Inputs of Interest: DecaTxt Ultra-Portable Chording Keyboard Hacker Security News admin January 6, 2021 3 min read Microsoft Sculpt is another keyboard I highly recommend for work ergonomics. Not only that but it's Bluetooth 4.0 so it pairs up nicely with a mobile phone. Demonstration of a stationary chorded computer keyboard. Think whether this is difficult or not has to do with the diameter of the coil. But once you do, you are not going back. Of course that is simplified. This makes the keyboard one of the most important tools in their kit. The QuickFire also includes some extra keys and a key cap puller in the package. An example of a chord would be IU -> Esc, when I + U are depressed the escape code is sent by the keyboard. If you want to make your own enclosure I'd like to share some thoughts before you start. Spaceman Spiff's Chording Keyboard Experiment (or SpiffChorder for short) is an experimental platform for creating a USB chording keyboard. Stick your switches into an eraser for prototyping, that's what I did. It took me three months to arrive at this design. Or a more practical example, I programmed it to alert me when my phone was ringing. There have been some shifts in key placements. I say this because I applied a fair amount of force on it in an attempt to bend it and it took it like a champ. And to be honest, I don't use the Num pad much. That’s why some gaming keyboards are not suited to be programming keyboards, but this is just personal preference. It comes with a unique design that incorporates various techniques to help you comfortably use the keyboard for long hours. With the inductive charging, I'm mainly thinking of the hardware I have. But you can still hear the clack when the switch bottoms out which is just how I prefer it. Sure, with enough interest a lot of folks will drill-down to the atomic level of technology and build their way back up. The base coil wouldn't have to be under a flat surface and that's what I was planning. And not just the wrists but my shoulders too. And this is why they are not the most preferred when it comes to typing. However, you can use the DIP switches at the bottom to change this back and also modify the action of other specific keys. Now here’s a stocking stuffer of a keyboard. It is a good Assistive solution not only for one-handed keyboard users, but for students with visual impairments. I have a bunch of programming macros setup using their 'tuner' and program using it daily. Now I can place it in a more convenient position. Time was running out and I stopped redesigning the case therefore the Micro inside never got an exposed USB port. This design effectively reduces the keyboard size. It’s a chording keyboard that’s meant to be used a standard PC input device by anyone who either can’t use a regular keyboard or has a need for speed. Unless you're hand forging an enclosure from iron ore this step will be where most of the work is done. If you don't attach the Bluetooth adapter you simply won't have Bluetooth capability. First of all, it increases my thumb functionality by introducing two thumb clusters. These use switches to send the signals which result in quicker response time and more accuracy. And what's better is that the tilt is adjustable. Share it with us! I'm interested to see how this unfolds, it's going to be quite something to pack all that stuff in a little ball. If you look down on the keyboard while typing or neglect using all your fingers then this might be a good time to adapt right typing behaviors. All these changes might take long to relearn, but many admit that they have been able to type faster after shifting to the alternate layouts. They’ve been in use at least since Douglas Engelbart gave what is known as The Mother of all Demos in 1968. The type of devices we have built seem to max out in the 50wpm range for a fast mover. And now you have it. The Bluetooth module can be left out and it will work on USB with no changes to the code. For a membrane keyboard, the printed letters remain as qwerty which can be a little confusing. This keyboard is one of the sturdiest keyboards I have reviewed, and I attribute it to the aluminum top panel. Qwerty may be the standard keyboard layout, but there are other keyboard arrangements that you can adapt as a programmer that is much faster and efficient. sendKeyPress(); // Using the buttons pressed during the typingChord function determine how to handle the chord. Alternatively the files can be downloaded right from this step. The rest is easy. An important thing to know is the difference between a mechanical keyboard and the typical rubber dome keyboards most commonly used. The parts is in the package with links but here is the list to give you an idea if you want to start the project. They claim that these switches can last for about 100 million keypresses. A stenotype, stenotype machine, shorthand machine or steno writer is a specialized chorded keyboard or typewriter used by … All function keys and their combinations with Alt, Control, Shift, Win should be supported. Because at the end of it I can't use all of them right? On top of that the BLE Feather isn't in stock right now. It's definitely good to have access to both! Green and easy! An example of a chord would be IU -> Esc, when I + U are depressed the escape code is sent by the keyboard. Some people even argue that because you don't have to move your fingers for each keystroke you can type faster. Chording keyboards have been a computing peripheral for a long time. (I"m not a fast mover and do about half that with Tenkey), I'm more than happy to help with code though. Once you press a particular key, the conductive pad detects the pressure and registers the key. The DecaTxt is the size of a deck of cards, and at first glance it looks like some kind of pocket Keno machine or. As you might have noticed, getting the right keyboard is a combination of several factors. I had a much easier time typing on this keyboard compared to the Kinesis, but it still requires some practice before you can adapt. I type really fast and sometimes end up pressing the next button before I have released the first. There are twelve keys on the front of the Twiddler arranged in three columns and four rows. So I will tell you my favorite. They are also pricier, but you cannot put a price on your health, right? In addition to the printer files I've included the source files for anyone who wants to change something with OpenSCAD. The ball concept sounds like a neat idea reminds me of one of the original mech typewriters. A chord on a steno machine can be represented by a syllable-like sound and it can map to words, letters, symbols, phrases, and more. If you get results before I do please post! The links to the keyer code are correct. Granted, the size difference is valuable.What do you mean about abstracting the key actuation to a separate function? Thank you for reading all the way to the end. The categories can further be split into light and heavy switches depending on the force that's applied to them. What's a chording keyboard? The keypad responsiveness is quick and felt like the perfect integration between a laptop and a desktop. With BB8 it looks like the coil is only as wide as a shallow part of the ball. It is further reinforced by a padded wrist rest that ensures you do not bend your wrist too much. Plus, screwing up is cheaper and I can keep a handful of spared on-hand rather than reordering. The key responsiveness is also impressive, but I would not have expected less considering it uses Cheryl MX Brown switches. 24 Hour Engineer 24hourengineer.com Program is distributable for personal use. Codebender is a site which allows people like us to host Arduino code for free and share it with others. Plus I don't have lacquered wire that large sitting around my apartment. The schematics included in the package detail which pins to attach to the switches. And this means you will have to stretch more to access the mouse and also poses portability problems. I have a chorder on my desk that I have used quite a bit and has made me question the validity of our design choices (layout systems). ! The ergonomics of this device have been abandoned in favor of a highly portable keyboard. I got this not too long ago from Adafruit. You'll have to source your own lock picks though. Only nitpick I have is the joystick/mouse could be a little better, like a nintendo switch style joystick or similar would be nice. His lessons on typing with the chording keyboard are better than I could write so I recommend them. Keep your wires tidy since the keyboard enclosure was meant to be snug. Stenography uses a chorded keyboard. So I'm not planning another with a char to char layout. The good thing is they did not attempt to make the keys smaller. They are softer and feel like a fusion between black and brown Cherry MX switches. Something else I liked is the negative tilt. 5 years ago. There is another color type called topre which is not very common but is great for any situation. /*Programmed by Brian McEvoy. It's really not that much of an overhaul as it is a change of organization. The keys are also slightly larger than most keyboards. PS/2 users will benefit from the N-Key rollover feature that allows you to press multiple keys at the same time. But you will never regret making that choice. These keyboards come with specific architecture designs that facilitate comfortable typing. Their tiny size means they have to include another layer of function keys to cover all the basic keyboard commands. Key actuation should have been abstracted out into a separate function. The only downside to this is that it is too large. Actuation occurs at the bottom. Looks like it would fit into a racket ball fine. Having to type more than 4 hours a day on average can take its toll. FW and HW design for a 7-key chording keyboard. I think inductive is going to be challenging for that type of set-up though. Right now I'm learning stenography and I hope to incorporate features like steno order and shorthand techniques into the device in an attempt to create a portable device that can keep up with higher typing speeds. 2 = numlock (N). Tactile Switches (Brown, Clear) – These do not click, but you will feel an actuation bump as you depress them and that's how you know the press has registered. The palm rest attaches to the keyboard by a magnet, and you can remove it if you prefer typing on your lap. There is a guide at the bottom that explains what each switch does. You can experiment on different heights to find one that is most comfortable for you. Honestly, I didn't know about that board and I I will likely get one. Chording, with a chorded keyboard or keyer allows one to produce as many characters as a ... More info. Even if you are competent at soldering this will be the most difficult step. Formatting gets removed when pasted into Instructables but it should run just fine. They have used laser etching to label their keyboards thus no chances of them wearing off. for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++){ boolean buttonState = !digitalRead(pinkyButton + i); if (buttonState){ buttons[i] = HIGH; }else{ buttons[i] = LOW; } } for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++){ if (buttons[i]){ return HIGH; } } return LOW; }, void typingChord(){ while (acquiringPresses){ for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++){ if (buttons[i] == HIGH){ latchingButtons[i] = HIGH; } } acquiringPresses = checkButtonArray(); } }, void sendKeyPress(){ for (int i = 0; i < 7; i++){ if (latchingButtons[i] == HIGH){ chordValue = chordValue + customPower(2, i); } } Serial1.write(keySwitch(chordValue)); }, int customPower(int functionBase, int functionExponent){ int functionResult = 1; for (int i = 0; i < functionExponent; i++){ functionResult = functionResult * functionBase; } return functionResult; }, int keySwitch(int functionChordValue){ switch (functionChordValue){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.releaseAll(); stickyNumlock = LOW; stickyCapsLock = LOW; stickySpecialLock = LOW; return 0; // error case 1: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('w'); return 119; // 119 is equivalent to the letter 'w' case 1: prefixChord = 0; prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('W'); return 87; case 2: prefixChord = 0; prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('5'); return 53; case 3: prefixChord = 0; prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('%'); return 37; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(198); return 198; } case 2: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('y'); return 121; // 121 is equivalent to the letter 'y' case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('Y'); return 89; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('4'); return 52; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('$'); return 36; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(197); return 197; } case 3: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('u'); return 117; // 117 is equivalent to the letter 'u' case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('U'); return 85; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('"'); Keyboard.print('"'); Keyboard.press(KEY_LEFT_ARROW); Keyboard.releaseAll(); Serial1.print('"'); Serial1.print('"'); return 0x0B; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('"'); Keyboard.print('"'); Keyboard.press(KEY_LEFT_ARROW); Keyboard.releaseAll(); Serial1.print('"'); Serial1.print('"'); return 0x0B; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 4: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('r'); return 114; // 114 → r case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('R'); return 82; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('3'); return 45; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('#'); return 35; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(196); return 196; } case 5: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print("24Eng"); Serial1.print("24Eng"); return 0; case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print("24hourengineer.com"); Serial1.print("24hourengineer.com"); return 0; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print("Brian '24HourEngineer' McEvoy"); Serial1.print("Brian '24HourEngineer' McEvoy"); return 0; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print("Brian McEvoy"); Serial1.print("Brian McEvoy"); return 0; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print("Easter Egg"); Serial1.print("Easter Egg"); return 0; } case 6: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('h'); return 104; // 104 → h case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('H'); return 72; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('0'); Keyboard.print('0'); Serial.print('0'); return 48; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('0'); Keyboard.print('0'); Serial.print('0'); return 48; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 7: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('s'); return 115; // 115 → s case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('S'); return 83; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('-'); return 45; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('_'); return 95; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 8: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('i'); return 105; // 105 → i case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('I'); return 73; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('2'); return 50; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('@'); return 64; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(195); return 195; } case 9: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('b'); return 98; // 98 → b case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('B'); return 66; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(92); return 92; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('|'); return 124; case 4: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.write(205); return 205; } case 10: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('k'); return 107; // 107 → k case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('K'); return 75; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('$'); return 36; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('$'); return 36; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 11: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('z'); return 122; // 122 → z case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('Z'); return 90; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('`'); return 96; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('~'); return 126; case 4: prefixChord = 0; return 0; } case 12: switch (prefixChord){ case 0: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('d'); return 100; // 100 → d case 1: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('D'); return 68; case 2: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('/'); return 47; case 3: prefixChord = 0; Keyboard.print('? 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