I am going to make a Dactyl Manuform. I have the 3D printed case already. But hand-wiring will be the hard part.
Go big or go home!!!
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Depends on what you mean by good....
Pretty much the only commercial one is the Wooting which seems to be fine as a gamer keyboard if that's the kind of thing you need. There may be others but they're pretty all gamer brands, so there's not much an enthusiast would talk about on those (stabilizers and case are bad, etc...)
If we could get custom parts for making analog keyboards perhaps we'd have more options.
There were analog keyboards in the past of varying quality but they don't get talked about as much.
Have you ever thought about typing on a typewriter converted to USB?
When people say analog they do usually mean the kind meant for gaming. But I guess a typewriter is as "analog" as it gets. I have never really seriously typed anything on a typewriter before, but I hear from people older than me that they tend to be a bit sticky and slow, and just generally not great to type on. That might be because they were using cheaper kinds, though.
These are exciting times for mechanical keyboard fans!
Mechanical keyboards are just going to become even more a part of drop culture like sneakers.
I don't know that much about sneakers. But I wonder if there is a fair bit of customization going on there as well. At least with mechanical keyboards, lots of people do design and make their own keyboards. Since shoemaking is difficult (as I've heard), perhaps it's not exactly the same.
I just want to know what's all y'all's fave keyboards.
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I think mechanicals will get more and more popular unless swipe keyboards happen on desktop too. Most gamers are aware that they exist. But they'll probably get worse in quality.
Unless you want one of the fashionable models or a really old one, you can get an electric one for dirt cheap. You don't want a fully mechanical one as they're very different to type on than computer keyboards.
Agreed, I believe mechanicals are slowly becoming more popular as video games and the concept of being a "gamer" are still seem to be climbing in popularity. Plus there's the fact that now we have affordable/cheap Chinese mechanical keyboards.
However, in regards to the concept of all keyboards, not just mechanical ones, declining in popularity, I'm seeing there are some younger non-gamer people who actually prefer typing on a phone screen to using their laptops. I have a much younger sister who keeps typing up essays on her phone.
Nothing to see here, just waitin'. Been waiting for almost two years at this point. Ah... nothing like the feeling of regret. Move along, move along!