2023-10-08 (Su) EWC_Cyberdeck Typing layers

My guitar buttons arrived, so I installed them on the aluminum rail on either side of the handle. I also had time to consider how to install a phone holder. When I was at DEFCON, I tried to use Keyboardolier to type a text message while sitting on a bench, but keeping the phone visible and the keyboard steady was a challenge. The solution was a phone/tripod adapter mounted on a scrap of 1/4" (6mm) plastic, which I mounted on the top aluminum rail. I attached the mount to the plastic with a short countersunk 1/4-20 machine screw stuck through the underside. It folds down across the center without interfering with the keyboard. I technically made a laptop when I connected the keyboard to my phone. Maybe.

The rest of the day, I coded the second and third typing layers. Layer is a fancy keyboard term for mode. The second mode uses the top row of numbers as function keys, and the numpad becomes navigation and arrow keys. The third mode is just a super-fast key repeat. I wanted to include this with Keyboardolier, but the way I used the Bluetooth could not keep up.
Phone holder

GitHub repo for EWC_Cyberdeck.

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