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alps - cap labels

alps - cap labels

From:
Dejan Ranisavljevic
Date:
2015-10-17 @ 19:39
Hi,

has anyone tried printing or engraving cap labels

Re: [atreus] alps - cap labels

From:
Aj Christensen
Date:
2015-10-17 @ 19:49
Instead of going for printed/engraved cap labels I printed the key-map and
hung it above my monitor with a bit of blue tack. The trick is to never
look down at your keys. If you get stuck, look at the map, then move your
fingers there without looking. That'll build up your memory faster - I made
the switch in about 1~2w. I assume the same process would be beneficial for
learning one's own custom maps rapidly.

cheers,

--aj

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 8:40 AM Dejan Ranisavljevic <
dejan.ranisavljevic@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> has anyone tried printing or engraving cap labels
>

Re: [atreus] alps - cap labels

From:
Phil Hagelberg
Date:
2015-10-18 @ 08:55
AJ Christensen <aj@junglistheavy.industries> writes:

> Instead of going for printed/engraved cap labels I printed the key-map
> and hung it above my monitor with a bit of blue tack. The trick is to
> never look down at your keys. If you get stuck, look at the map, then
> move your fingers there without looking. That'll build up your memory
> faster - I made the switch in about 1~2w. I assume the same process
> would be beneficial for learning one's own custom maps rapidly.

I agree that you'll learn faster (and be able to change the layout more
readily) without labels. But if your heart is really set on them, you
can laser-etch them. The problem is if you laser-etch black plastic, it
just turns black, which is no good, so you'll need to find another color
of plastic.

-Phil

Re: [atreus] alps - cap labels

From:
Dejan Ranisavljevic
Date:
2015-10-18 @ 09:16
Thanks,

it makes sense, i would try that approach.


> On Oct 18, 2015, at 10:55 AM, Phil Hagelberg <phil@hagelb.org> wrote:
> 
> AJ Christensen <aj@junglistheavy.industries> writes:
> 
>> Instead of going for printed/engraved cap labels I printed the key-map
>> and hung it above my monitor with a bit of blue tack. The trick is to
>> never look down at your keys. If you get stuck, look at the map, then
>> move your fingers there without looking. That'll build up your memory
>> faster - I made the switch in about 1~2w. I assume the same process
>> would be beneficial for learning one's own custom maps rapidly.
> 
> I agree that you'll learn faster (and be able to change the layout more
> readily) without labels. But if your heart is really set on them, you
> can laser-etch them. The problem is if you laser-etch black plastic, it
> just turns black, which is no good, so you'll need to find another color
> of plastic.
> 
> -Phil

Re: [atreus] alps - cap labels

From:
Joe Fiorini
Date:
2015-10-20 @ 02:32
Although I haven't done it myself, I've thought about laser etching and
fill painting to add color. That way you can use whatever color cap you
want. Here's an Instructable I found about it:


http://m.instructables.com/id/Adding-color-to-laser-etched-acrylic-at-Techshop/?ALLSTEPS

Good luck, would love to see some pics of what you end up with!

-- 
Joe Fiorini

On Sun, Oct 18, 2015, at 05:16 AM, Dejan Ranisavljevic wrote:
> Thanks,
> 
> it makes sense, i would try that approach.
> 
> 
> > On Oct 18, 2015, at 10:55 AM, Phil Hagelberg <phil@hagelb.org> wrote:
> > 
> > AJ Christensen <aj@junglistheavy.industries> writes:
> > 
> >> Instead of going for printed/engraved cap labels I printed the key-map
> >> and hung it above my monitor with a bit of blue tack. The trick is to
> >> never look down at your keys. If you get stuck, look at the map, then
> >> move your fingers there without looking. That'll build up your memory
> >> faster - I made the switch in about 1~2w. I assume the same process
> >> would be beneficial for learning one's own custom maps rapidly.
> > 
> > I agree that you'll learn faster (and be able to change the layout more
> > readily) without labels. But if your heart is really set on them, you
> > can laser-etch them. The problem is if you laser-etch black plastic, it
> > just turns black, which is no good, so you'll need to find another color
> > of plastic.
> > 
> > -Phil
>