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Magic keyboard rises from the dead

Well, I dusted off the apple magic trackpads again over the UK bank holiday weekend last week and here I am again typing on them. This time I'm able to: * type (of course) * rest my hands without letters being typed * mouse and single-click with the right trackpad -- lovely! (or was until I broke it...
by fubar
12 May 2012, 00:33
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Magic keyboard rises from the dead
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Re: New Kickstarter project that looks promising

I'd be surprised if the software were anything close to as good as the fingerworks, but we'll see. When's it due out? The technology (FTIR) is probably a good choice I think, since it gives it a mass market appeal through the interesting transparent look. Nice-looking design, if I'm any judge of pop...
by fubar
09 Jan 2012, 01:19
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: New Kickstarter project that looks promising
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: wow - just fell over this :)

The whole software patent thing, combined with the fact that the overheated tablet/smartphone market is probably the best place to get sued over patents at the moment, is certainly what stopped me from posting the source for what I did last year (see photos in "magic keyboard" thread -- I'...
by fubar
09 Jan 2012, 01:09
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: wow - just fell over this :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Colemak: Dvorak is so last century

Anybody tried this layout? It's an incremental improvement over Dvorak, but a worthwhile one I think. http://colemak.com/ I've been just getting started with it -- I've only just got past the home row, but I like it so far. Some of the more significant differences are removal of one or two Dvorak ke...
by fubar
23 Apr 2011, 18:37
 
Forum: Typing and Layouts
Topic: Colemak: Dvorak is so last century
Replies: 5
Views: 2783

New Apple touch keyboard patents

http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/04/apple-hits-a-multi-touch-patent-grand-slam.html Partly about their obsession with thin-ness (yawn), but also some on shielding and calibration. It's promising that this focuses mostly on detail rather than experimental ideas: if they can make somet...
by fubar
23 Apr 2011, 18:20
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: New Apple touch keyboard patents
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Re: The magic keyboard

This message was touch typed on two Apple magic trackpads and some hacked-up software based on PyMT. I can't use modifier key taps yet like shift or return (and of course I keep doing those by mistake), it's rather small, and there's no mouse or other gestures yet, but it is just about useable. Next...
by fubar
09 Jan 2011, 14:07
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: The magic keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 2096

Re: Apple gesture patent

Increasingly ridiculous? Given the quality of software patents for some years, it would be hard to get more ridiculous. I see Apple is being sued for their use of the double-click: http://www.itproportal.com/2011/01/03/tech-giants-sued-over-double-clicking-patent/ I'd laugh, but it's so much par fo...
by fubar
06 Jan 2011, 20:36
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Apple gesture patent
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

Apple gesture patent

Recognise these gestures, anybody? http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/04/29/new-apple-multitouch-gesture-patent-granted-additional-multitouch-gestures-set-to-expanded-shortcuts-for-touchscreens-such-as-save-as-refresh-restore-print/ Note in particular the two finger point/click gesture -- what the news s...
by fubar
03 Jan 2011, 03:43
 
Forum: News about FingerWorks
Topic: Apple gesture patent
Replies: 2
Views: 1512

General damage minimisation

Hmm...

1. Glue keypads to base
2. Minimise transportation
3. Use a case to transport keyboard
4. Protect USB cable? How?? Perhaps reinforce joint between cable and RHS keypad? How?
5. Don't drop it :) Unruly children and animals to be shot on sight :wink:

Anybody got more to add?
by fubar
23 Oct 2005, 14:44
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: General damage minimisation
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Glueing keypads to base?

I wonder what glue would be best to attach. We want sturdy attachment to minimise ribbon cable movement, but retain the option of detaching the thing again if necessary for repair.

Superglue: problems with un-glueing?
Epoxy: ditto?

What do you think?
by fubar
23 Oct 2005, 14:38
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Glueing keypads to base?
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Sturdy boxes for transport?

Anybody making sturdy boxes for transporting touchstreams?

You can see where I'm coming from here, I'm sure!
by fubar
23 Oct 2005, 14:34
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Sturdy boxes for transport?
Replies: 0
Views: 1348

Resurrection! ;-)

Just about to attempt replacement of the ribbon cable, I thought I'd give it one more shot. What do you know, my touchstream LP sprang back into life when I plugged it in!

I wonder how much longer it has to live, though...
by fubar
23 Oct 2005, 14:32
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Resurrection! ;-)
Replies: 0
Views: 1317

Anybody selling repair services?

It's clear there are lots of people here to whom it would be well worth the money to pay for repair to their touchstreams.

So, is anybody offering such a service? If not, why not??
by fubar
22 Oct 2005, 21:46
 
Forum: Other troubleshooting
Topic: Anybody selling repair services?
Replies: 3
Views: 2580

Replacing ribbon cable - tips, photos?

Top-left of my touchstream LP is non-responsive. I suspect mechanical damage to the ribbon cable (though I haven't tested the electrical connections yet). I have replacement cable, thanks to posts on the old board. It looks difficult to replace, though. What tool do you use to unplug the old one? Do...
by fubar
22 Oct 2005, 21:44
 
Forum: Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini
Topic: Replacing ribbon cable - tips, photos?
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

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