Lets Split a Preonic

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I'm looking for information on who might have PCBs for a Lets Split Preonic keyboard and thought that here might be a great place to start talking to other people interested this keyboard. Currently I'm using a Planck which is great but coming from an Advantage Kinesis I find the board is cramping my style a bit.
Anyone in the Massdrop world already find a source for the boards?
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jceaser
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Dec 1, 2019
Alice - I have since built a let's split, you need help finding resources?
spydon
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Aug 31, 2017
This is pretty similar to what you want right? https://keeb.io/blogs/news/the-nyquist-keyboard-a-split-60-ortholinear-board Maybe we can bring that to massdrop?
spydon
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Sep 1, 2017
The PCB does have LED support, as you see in the building guide.
jceaser
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Sep 2, 2017
there must be many different PCBs out there, mine is like this: http://imgur.com/gallery/37AS9
ibakey
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May 22, 2017
Woo. Please make this a reality
nevin
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May 12, 2017
currently on the hunt for something similar as well. there seems to be a ton of split 40%s but virtually no split 60-ish% (i'm sorry, but for me, anything smaller than a 5x6 grid would be counter productive)
jceaser
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May 12, 2017
the extra row on the left side may be a bit strange for me, but I would put keys like delete and enter over there. Have you seen the http://www.typematrix.com? I used that for a couple of years a while ago and got quite use to the idea of using the center for more. ErgoDox does the same thing.
Also, have you seen http://builder.swillkb.com/ which lets you take the layout and turn it into a cad file for getting it cut out? I might do this one day.
nevin
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May 12, 2017
yes. familiar with both. this would be my first delve into an alternate/severely compressed layout. i love my GH60, but i think getting used to all 1u keys would be my biggest hurdle.
chief_wrench
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Jan 18, 2017
As I am currently handwiring one, (and, funny enough, i called mine the same) from fiddling with QMK i can tell you that there is no built-in support for a "Lets Split a Preonic" in there. I am now trying to learn enough C++ to extend wootpatoot's "Let's Split". We are so doomed!
nevin
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May 12, 2017
really depends on how the 2 halves connect (as chief_wrench mentions) will determine what will be needed in the firmware.
Ergodox uses i2c with port expander on one half, controller on the other & talk to each other over TRRS (only 4 wires) and has been ported to many of the current popular custom firmwares.
worst case, give it a umbilical cord between the two, wired as a normal matrix, no fancy firmware trickery needed.