On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 18:06 +0200, Dr.H.NikolausS wrote:

> we have developed a prototype for a 80 button QWERTY keyboard PCB
> that could eventually be connected/integrated into the GTA04

This is some good work and the PCB looks like it will be useful.
However, I think it may be premature to start designing keyboard

I think the really important issue in developing a hardware keyboard is
in the physical design; the arrangement of keys, how the shape of keys
effects ease of typing, how the keyboard is integrated into the case,
etc.  In order to develop case designs that include a keyboard, we must
first have designs for cases without a keyboard :-)

At present, we do not have this.  As I understand it, Slyon's cases do
not fit together properly and so we cannot build a complete GTA04 case
from them yet (has this changed?)  There are also no case component kits

I think it would be more advantageous to spend time dealing with these
basic problems.  That way, we will have a solid base from which to build
more advanced designs, including designs that incorporate a keyboard.

Also, I believe we should not limit ourselves to the existing case
shape.  I will say more about that in a separate email to the GTA04

Bob Ham <r...@settrans.net>
Diaspora: r...@pod.settrans.net

for (;;) { ++pancakes; }

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