Intro to Mechanical Keyboards - 7PM Thursday, February 15th


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Come join in on the fun and learn about mechanical keyboards!

Ever wondered what the buzz is about mechanical keyboards? Wonder why people use them instead of the cheap-o keyboard that came with their computers?

Wonder no longer!

I’ll do my best to cover an intro to:

  • How a keyboard works
  • Understanding the matrix
  • Key switches
  • Software
  • Retrofitting
  • Cheap starter boards
  • Keycaps
  • Languages
  • Alternative layouts

I’ll have on hand a limited supply of switches to give away for testing (can be used with Arduino/Raspberry Pi) and a smattering of sample keyboards.


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Woo!


#3

Thanks for the spelling help @Majicj :smiley:


#4

Definitely in, thanks for organizing!


#5

Just bumping this which is tomorrow. Looking forward to this! Thanks @ryanmaclean


#6

Ryan, what time were you thinking of coming?


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oh shoot - I didn’t add a time to the event post haha - I’ll be there a bit early to set up (just need to be able to Google images/sites and show them off).

I’ll be at the space no later than 6:45PM, and will start at 7PM sharp.


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@ryanmaclean

Thank you for your awesome intro and presentation. Very cool to see the underlying hardware and software that goes into making and customizing mechanical keyboards.

Mark


#9

Sorry I had to miss this!

Any photos of the event?


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#12

Wow… man I’m sorry I missed this one, I was really looking forward to it.


#13

It was great. @ryanmaclean is a total keyboard wizard.