2023-05-20 (Sa) KeyBoardolier Guitar strap on a Bluetooth keyboard

Chording keyboards are the undisputed champions for typing without a desk. But, learning chording keyboards can be challenging for many individuals because it requires them to use all their fingers simultaneously, which can be overwhelming and confusing. Additionally, chording keyboards are not as common as standard keyboards, which means that people may not have access to them as easily. Furthermore, there is a lack of standardization when it comes to chording keyboards, making it difficult for people to find resources and support to help them learn.

I have tried to learn chorded typing, but it has been a series of failures with wood, plastic, and mechanized. Instead of building working devices, I cannot master, I wanted a full-size QWERTY keyboard I could wear. I brainstormed some fanciful ideas but wanted to test the feasibility first.
Bluetooth keyboard and guitar buttons

I bought some guitar buttons, which attach a guitar strap, and grabbed my 60% Bluetooth keyboard. 60% keyboards rely on function keys to emulate all the controls you find on a 104-key model, so they are smaller. I removed the keyswitches and PCB with the help of a breakdown page for my model. I drilled some 4mm holes in the bottom, installed my guitar buttons with countersunk M4 bolts, and secured them inside with M4 nuts.
Countersunk M4 bolt through guitar button into a keyboard

The guitar strap was comfortable and let me position the keyboard anywhere from my hips to in front of me. I swapped out for a long version, and I could type with my arms in a relaxed position. The concept of a keyboard strapped to my body like a keytar seems plausible, so I want to design one with the explicit purpose of being wearable.
That is technically a wearable keyboard

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