Yesterday I build a macropad.
It is my first build to include rotary encoders and man they are fun to play around with! 😁
This was also my first build where I had to solder more than just the mechanical switches. I had to solder every single component onto the PCB which was a lot of fun (except for the USB-C connector. It was a pain in the butt to solder that beast).
Controversial opinion on competitions in general
I really don’t like to (directly) compete. I find it to be very stressful and usually the reward for winning is symbolic.
So not only would I waste a lot of energy competing against other people I would also gain (almost) nothing from it.
I believe we would gain more if we would all just cooperate more instead of competing all the time.
We'll be doing a little giveaway here on Mastodon with 5 pieces of the Aves 65 Hotswap PCB (blocker edition).
Simply PM us here or send us an e-mail to email@example.com with a good motivation to why you're (or perhaps someone you care about is) in a need of the Aves 65 PCB.
We'll select 5 winners next week. You have until Sunday (3/4) at midnight (UTC+02:00).
(Winners pay for shipping using PayPal. That's all)
The very first step of the Uxn REPL. This tiny inline assembler will allow me to make a rom that will act as a sort of playground for new adventurers.
Be aware of the fact that by using e-mail services like Gmail and Outlook, you're actively contributing to the centralisation of proprietary e-mail services.
These services are known to block other providers, especially self-hosted e-mail servers. They're slowly, but effectively forcing everyone to use their services, simply because no one can contact you unless they're using their services as well.
The *only* solution to this is to use ethical services.
Final sale! The blocker-version of the Aves 65 Hotswap ISO PCB is being discontinued. To clear out the last stock, we're having a generous sale.
It's available for 24 EURO as long as there's any stock left!
* NPKC low-profile aluminium case
* Aves 60 Hotswap ISO PCB (Protype)
* Gateron G Pro White Linear Silver switches with 38 g springs
* DUROCK clear screw-in stabilisers
* NPKC blank Cherry-profile keycaps
It's a relatively speaking, an economical build. The switches are factory lubed, super light, smooth and sound really good. The stabs are lubed by me and sound really good as well. I also added some sound dampening meterial in the case.
I'm building a keyboard with my prototype Aves 60 hotswap PCB. I'll finish it up tomorrow, it's getting late for this old chap now.
Apparently, my motherboard is causing my PC to crash/freeze.
I thought it was my Ryzen 1600 that was the problem, since there were many articles reporting about issues regarding 1st gen Ryzen and Linux.
But I haven't had a crash/freeze almost for 1 year. But today after a bios update it started freezing again. I guess I'll roll back to the older BIOS and look forward to AM5 CPUs coming out this year :D
It would be cool to see a mobile app for it. I know some basic Flutter/Dart. I'll do some research if there is a way of getting it to work on android reliably.
I found a neat little Project called "Anywheredoor" today.
This is a python project that syncs up your PCs clipboard using MQTT and is fully E2E encrypted.
I know that clipboard syncing isn't that special anymore, but that is pretty much the only project that allows a fully self-hosted setup. Every other option is proprietary and/or uses the 'magic' cloud.
Confused German Linux enthusiast, aspiring software architect, wannabe minimalist and metal head.
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