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A custom install

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A custom install

Postby ceecrb1 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:59 am

Some thing some guys near me built

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFDIGJQqtS4
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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:41 pm

what a great project! really nice!
does the guys put some infos on the web? maybe some forums or blog?

i think i will copy some things (trackball and programmable keyboard)
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Re: A custom install

Postby ceecrb1 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:57 pm

Yes there is.. I'm just waiting for them to send me all the info the it will be added to the video comments
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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:55 am

ok thanks... it's really interesting... the programmable keyboard first of all ;)
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Re: A custom install

Postby lutejang » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:17 am

hi
if you use the keyboard only for chamsys
you can use any keyboard, and create macros
to assigne to the buttons, works fine

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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:47 am

lutejang wrote:hi
if you use the keyboard only for chamsys
you can use any keyboard, and create macros
to assigne to the buttons, works fine

Jean


does it work with any button? i wanna add some buttons like remove and others that are not present in my pcwing...
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Re: A custom install

Postby lutejang » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:03 am

yes
for example clear button
Macro, select macro field where you wand store Macro, start Macro, tap clear, End Macro
select stored Macro, assign Macro, select the keyboard button where you wand assign the macro

Done :-)
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Re: A custom install

Postby Alain Renard » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:50 am

djlorenz wrote:what a great project! really nice!
does the guys put some infos on the web? maybe some forums or blog?

i think i will copy some things (trackball and programmable keyboard)


Go here Lorentz :D

X-Keys

http://www.piengineering.com/xkeys/xk60.php
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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:53 pm

yes i found that, but too expansive... i solved with macro assigned to keyboard but i have to search a cheaper programmable board...
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Re: A custom install

Postby zeb » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:48 pm

Have a look on eBay for 'tipro' or 'digipos' keyboards. They seem to be used mostly for POS (Point Of Sale) use in shops but second-hand they are very cheap. A 128 key keyboard for £25! I have one here and it works perfectly. Just need to get some more keycaps for mine!

I also have an X-Keys but I prefer the tipro!
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Re: A custom install

Postby ceecrb1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:06 pm

The main benefit of the xkeys is quite subtle...

They are actually the exact same switches/hardware as used in the pc wing.. so they have the same tactile feeling, press depth and pressure requirments etc etc
So the end result while using these with the pc wing means anything you build or use will have some consistancy..
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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:03 pm

zeb wrote:Have a look on eBay for 'tipro' or 'digipos' keyboards. They seem to be used mostly for POS (Point Of Sale) use in shops but second-hand they are very cheap. A 128 key keyboard for £25! I have one here and it works perfectly. Just need to get some more keycaps for mine!

I also have an X-Keys but I prefer the tipro!


unfortunately are PS2 and not usb :(
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Re: A custom install

Postby VisuaLies » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:38 pm

tipro/digipos can be USB for sure.

I´ve used it a lot.
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Re: A custom install

Postby zeb » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:48 pm

djlorenz wrote:unfortunately are PS2 and not usb :(


That's true. I noticed after I posted but PS2 is OK for me. You can get a PS2 to USB adapter on eBay for about £1.50 so it doesn't add much to the cost - still cheaper than an X-Keys! I have a couple of those adapters and they do the job.
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Re: A custom install

Postby Lorenzo.Fattori » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:49 am

zeb wrote:
djlorenz wrote:unfortunately are PS2 and not usb :(


That's true. I noticed after I posted but PS2 is OK for me. You can get a PS2 to USB adapter on eBay for about £1.50 so it doesn't add much to the cost - still cheaper than an X-Keys! I have a couple of those adapters and they do the job.


if they work should be perfect! i have to think about that... 25£+15£ shipping to italy... bad :mrgreen:
i'm also thinking about gaming keyboards and pad... like logitech or similar, i found them with 8/16/+ programmable keys... with them i have keyboard + special buttons...

i also found one for 30€ with 16 special keys!
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