X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Humble Hacker Keyboard: The Key to Optimized Programming

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

There are huge advantages to having standardized hardware, but the obvious trade-off is that people with specialized needs will find them wanting for more. In the case of keyboards for example, certain tasks will require more frequent use of some keys, which may not be placed at the optimum position in the standard keyboard layout. That’s why geekhack forum member dmw is working on the Humble Hacker, a keyboard made especially for programmers.

humble hacker keyboard by dmw

There are many principles guiding the design of the Humble Hacker, including hand separation, versatility – the keyboard is fully programmable – and an alternate keyboard layout. Programmers and keyboard enthusiasts, if you recognize some elements in the Humble Hacker that are similar to other alternative keyboards, that’s because dmw was influenced by the best of them, including the TypeMatrix 2030 and the Happy Hacking Pro.

humble hacker keyboard by dmw 2

Now for the bad news. In the process of building the first prototype of the Humble Hacker, dmw realized that his invention is quite expensive, “rapidly approaching” the price tag of Art Lebedev studio’s display-filled Optimus Maximus keyboard. The case alone cost him $200 (USD), and the circuit board will set him back $250. Hopefully he’ll find a way to lower the cost and mass produce the Happy Hacker. Check out the link below or the product website for more info.

humble hacker keyboard by dmw 3

humble hacker keyboard by dmw 4

[via Geekhack via This 8-bit Life]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Atomic Train (Trailer)

Atomic Train (Trailer)

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Rock and Roll Knit Sweaters

Rock and Roll Knit Sweaters

Advertisement
2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 MINI Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 Review: An AWD PHEV Go Kart

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

2018 Ram Power Wagon Mojave Sand Edition Ready to Hit the Trails

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading

Some Chevy Colorados Deploying Airbags While Off-Roading