2023-09-13 (W) EWC_Cyberdeck New project

I loved my Wearable QWERTY Keyboard because it was easy to carry, and it drew a lot of attention at DEFCON from keyboard enthusiasts, cyberdeck builders, musicians, and makers. I have been excitedly planning the next iteration, which will be a wearable cyberdeck with built-in Electronic WindChimes.

I am going for a caution tape theme, so black and yellow stripes will adorn the front, plus I will install color-coordinated keycaps, and painted operators, like knobs and pushbuttons.

This iteration will have a standard offset keyboard, a change since I have used only grid-shaped ortho-linear layouts. I measured the keys and recorded their dimensions and which keys they were. There were a couple of options in some cases, like shorter SHIFT keys or a single-wide pipe key.
Inexpensive yellow keycaps

I started on the left with the typical keys in the standard widths. I could find an existing layout online, but I wanted to create this and make future customization as easy as possible. I will not use any stabilizers on the long keys since I do not own any, so wide keys like SHIFT will use two ordinary buttons unless they interfere with operation. I plan to have a jagged line on the right where the BACKSPACE and ENTER key will be a little longer. I may add potentiometers in the gaps.
CAD keyboard layout

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