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vortexau
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Aug 20, 2016
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Given this is sold and billed as an "entry level" DIY mechanical - there seems to be a huge amount of assumed knowledge.
Why is there no build guide for it? It was only pure luck I found someone on geekhack who had built and documented the build of the keyboard only a month earlier - if it wasn't for this I would have irreversibly installed the switches and top plate before trying to install the stabilisers - which is correct on the ErgoDox I have (which actually had a build guide!)
Default firmware is useless in Linux - as the keymap used out of the box has tilde/backtick where escape should be (have you tried to get out of vi without access to an ESC key?) - I installed the keys as outlined in the example image on the main description page thinking this would be the keymap used (due to NO other documentation being available!) - clearly this was wrong.
Again following the above details documented on geekhack I'm encountering a problem with trying to flash a keymap to the keyboard which will actually be useful for me, but the linked software does not recognise the keyboard is in flashing mode (well, I think it is...) but I don't know - because no documentation! Is there an entry-level guide to flashing a keymap available somewhere?
All that said however, it IS an absolute joy to type on - hence why I want it to be right so I can use it.
Aug 20, 2016
iFreilicht
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Aug 28, 2016
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Fn+Tilde is escape in the default keymap. Guides on installation and documentation of the default keymap can be found here: https://github.com/VinnyCordeiro/tmk_keyboard/tree/master/keyboard/s60-x
Though I do agree that this information should at least be linked on the massdrop page.
Aug 28, 2016
vortexau
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Aug 28, 2016
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For some reason the default firmware on my keyboard did not work that way. Once I flashed it to "standard" it worked perfectly.
Aug 28, 2016
ChiragRP
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Dec 13, 2016
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just came here to say, built kb (first time building one), and after failing to find an online guide, committed the exact mistake you described :( irreversibly installed switches and top plate before installing stabilizers. I suppose I could desolder every single switch, install stabilizers, and resolder the switches.
Dec 13, 2016
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