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From:
pepijn de vos
Date:
2015-06-11 @ 12:30
Hey all,

I’m typing this message on my new Atreus!
Good thing it comes with a cheat sheet.
Typing is mostly fine, because my TECK is also column staggered.
I still miss all the modifiers and arrows and punctuation.

I also still misplace my hands because I expect another row of keys at the
top and left.

I noticed 2 switches mounted sideways, but the mounting plate does not 
reflect that 
They fit regardlessly.

Anyway, here are some pictures of my new typing machine.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/18081295784/

<https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/18081295784/>

Cheers,
Pepijn

Re: [atreus] Build log

From:
Joe Schonbok
Date:
2015-06-11 @ 12:52
Very nice!  I had similar issues getting comfortable with finger placement
and learning the layout.  I ended up making some bumps on the f & j keys
for my index fingers.  At first I just used a little dollop of hot glue,
but then I upscaled a bit by drilling two tiny holes in the keycap and then
threading a small stiff wire through to make a little nub.

For the layout I had some extra keycaps in a drawer so I used them
strategically, then I got a set of keyboard stickers and cut out labels to
paste to the sides - the front side is my layer 1, the center-facing side
is layer 2.  That helped me learn the layout very quickly.

As a result my Atreus looks a bit like a lost suitcase, but I still love
it!  Picture here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9117103/Atreus.jpg

Joe

On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at 05:31 pepijn de vos <pepijndevos@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I’m typing this message on my new Atreus!
> Good thing it comes with a cheat sheet.
> Typing is mostly fine, because my TECK is also column staggered.
> I still miss all the modifiers and arrows and punctuation.
>
> I also still misplace my hands because I expect another row of keys at the
> top and left.
>
> I noticed 2 switches mounted sideways, but the mounting plate does not
> reflect that
> They fit regardlessly.
>
> Anyway, here are some pictures of my new typing machine.
>
>
> 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/18081295784/
>
> Cheers,
> Pepijn
>

Re: [atreus] Build log

From:
Tom Short
Date:
2015-06-11 @ 13:17
Nubs helped me a lot, too. I bought a pack of four (used on H - J - S - L):


http://keyshop.pimpmykeyboard.com/products/blank-key-packs/blank-key-packs-dsa-homing-bump-bar

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:

> Very nice!  I had similar issues getting comfortable with finger placement
> and learning the layout.  I ended up making some bumps on the f & j keys
> for my index fingers.  At first I just used a little dollop of hot glue,
> but then I upscaled a bit by drilling two tiny holes in the keycap and then
> threading a small stiff wire through to make a little nub.
>
> For the layout I had some extra keycaps in a drawer so I used them
> strategically, then I got a set of keyboard stickers and cut out labels to
> paste to the sides - the front side is my layer 1, the center-facing side
> is layer 2.  That helped me learn the layout very quickly.
>
> As a result my Atreus looks a bit like a lost suitcase, but I still love
> it!  Picture here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9117103/Atreus.jpg
>
> Joe
>
> On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at 05:31 pepijn de vos <pepijndevos@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I’m typing this message on my new Atreus!
>> Good thing it comes with a cheat sheet.
>> Typing is mostly fine, because my TECK is also column staggered.
>> I still miss all the modifiers and arrows and punctuation.
>>
>> I also still misplace my hands because I expect another row of keys at
>> the top and left.
>>
>> I noticed 2 switches mounted sideways, but the mounting plate does not
>> reflect that
>> They fit regardlessly.
>>
>> Anyway, here are some pictures of my new typing machine.
>>
>>
>> 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/18081295784/
>> 
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/1808129578%204/>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Pepijn
>>
>

Re: [atreus] Build log

From:
Jesse Alford
Date:
2015-06-11 @ 14:28
Nice build pics!

You might consider getting some replacement keycaps.

I'm a member of Massdrop, and have been very happy with the Galaxy Class
keycaps

<https://www.massdrop.com/buy/galaxy-keycaps-set?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Community%20-%20Mechanical%20Keyboards%20-%20MAU%20%28Active%29&utm_campaign=Mech%20Keys%20A%20Product%20Announcement%202015-06-06&mode=guest_open&referer=KZ68WJ>
they're currently doing (five days left as of this writing). Assuming you
like the Star Trek: TNG color scheme they've got going on, you might check
it out; the keycap profile is perfectly compatible with the caps my Atreus
kit came with.

Depending on what you need, you can get just a few extra blank homing keys,
or a fully printed set. Four blank, bump-bearing homing keys are two
dollars, though the ten dollars shipping makes that feel a little silly -
but a couple of blank homers plus the dye sublimated numpad set could give
you enough visual cues to orient yourself tactually and visually without
resorting to re-labeling every key with multiple layers of information, for
instance.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 6:17 AM, Tom Short <tshort.rlists@gmail.com> wrote:

> Nubs helped me a lot, too. I bought a pack of four (used on H - J - S - L):
>
>
> 
http://keyshop.pimpmykeyboard.com/products/blank-key-packs/blank-key-packs-dsa-homing-bump-bar
>
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 8:52 AM, Joe Schonbok <joebok@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Very nice!  I had similar issues getting comfortable with finger
>> placement and learning the layout.  I ended up making some bumps on the f &
>> j keys for my index fingers.  At first I just used a little dollop of hot
>> glue, but then I upscaled a bit by drilling two tiny holes in the keycap
>> and then threading a small stiff wire through to make a little nub.
>>
>> For the layout I had some extra keycaps in a drawer so I used them
>> strategically, then I got a set of keyboard stickers and cut out labels to
>> paste to the sides - the front side is my layer 1, the center-facing side
>> is layer 2.  That helped me learn the layout very quickly.
>>
>> As a result my Atreus looks a bit like a lost suitcase, but I still love
>> it!  Picture here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9117103/Atreus.jpg
>>
>> Joe
>>
>> On Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at 05:31 pepijn de vos <pepijndevos@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey all,
>>>
>>> I’m typing this message on my new Atreus!
>>> Good thing it comes with a cheat sheet.
>>> Typing is mostly fine, because my TECK is also column staggered.
>>> I still miss all the modifiers and arrows and punctuation.
>>>
>>> I also still misplace my hands because I expect another row of keys at
>>> the top and left.
>>>
>>> I noticed 2 switches mounted sideways, but the mounting plate does not
>>> reflect that
>>> They fit regardlessly.
>>>
>>> Anyway, here are some pictures of my new typing machine.
>>>
>>>
>>> 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/18081295784/
>>> 
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/pepijndevos/sets/72157653983580079/with/1808129578%204/>
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Pepijn
>>>
>>
>