My new ErgoDox keyboard. Soldered all the diodes, switches, resistors and connectors myself! It was a fun experience to build it. However if I could have just bought it (or anything else like it) assembled I would have. A kit is all that's available right now: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ergodox
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- nice!Feb 13, 2014
- +Jeff Weiss good choice. But I like my Kinesis advantage keyboard with Programmer Dvorak and Emacs with remapping keys. One thing is certain Qwerty it's evil.Feb 13, 2014
- , qwerty isn't evil (I was told as much by the MD of Maltron many years ago, and he's right). It slows typists down compared to better layouts, but is not a primary cause of RSI, though it doesn't help it. The shape of the keyboard is the bad part: the requirement to stretch your fingers when you move off the home row (because of the diagonal layout and the lack of contouring) is horrible for the tendons.
I still use my Maltron's qwerty layout (I didn't want to relearn that much just to speed up typing English when the majority of my typing isn't English anyway, but code). My RSI has vanished nonetheless.
The ErgoDox, I note, appears to be uncontoured (if bipartite), an interesting test-case for this.Feb 14, 2014
- Always on a lookout for a more efficient layout. Technomancy started something new here: https://github.com/technomancy/atreusFeb 14, 2014
- Great discussion. I went directly to the Norman layout on both of my ergodoxen, but continue with qwerty on normal keyboards. It seems to work out fine.Feb 14, 2014
- Switching between QWERTY and Norman is not a problem for you? Was it always like that, or is it the result of consistent amount of time on QWERTY?Mar 2, 2014