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[vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#ffffff” scene_position=”center” top_padding=”5″ constrain_group_1=”yes” bottom_padding=”5″ text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” id=”philosophy” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none” enable_animation=”true” animation=”fade-in-from-bottom”][nectar_highlighted_text color_type=”regular” highlight_color=”#ff00ff” style=”regular_underline” underline_thickness=”default” delay=”200″]

Since working on the previous cATTACK! Mechanical Keyboard PCB, I’ve developed 2 more iterations: Mittens and Scarf. Each follow the same ortholinear schematic, but the configuration has been altered for a choice of ergonomic angled or standard straight layouts.

[/nectar_highlighted_text][vc_row_inner column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”bottom-to-top” css=”.vc_custom_1588266202185{padding-right: 10% !important;}”]In terms of design, the major change is flipping the Micro Controller slots to the top, allowing for a thinner board profile. With the cATTACK!, I positioned the Feather on the bottom, which gives a much cleaner top surface, but requires a thicker base. I’ve also changed the matrix from a 4×12 to a meandering 5×10 to reduce the pins used from 16 to 15, allowing for the 2 left over pins of the Feather to support an OLED display. Options.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”bottom-to-top” css=”.vc_custom_1588266171443{padding-right: 10% !important;}”]I’ll be ordering more PCBs to test out these prototypes. However, I still haven’t received my order of parts (keyswitches, hot swap sockets) from KBDfans – it’s been almost 2 months already! I’ve looked for a more local source, but it seems like the only places to order these parts are from USA or China.

I’ll also be working with Shirley for more illustrations for the silkscreens.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”40″][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ custom_height=”60″][vc_custom_heading text=”Features” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ff00ff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”8″ divider_color=”default” animate=”yes” custom_height=”100″ custom_line_width=”120″][nectar_icon_list color=”default” direction=”horizontal” columns=”2″ icon_size=”small” icon_style=”border”][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”numerical” title=”List Item” id=”1588512128851-5″ header=”Micro Controllers” text=”Sockets for SparkFun Pro Micro or an Adafruit Feather Bluefruit for Bluetooth.” tab_id=”1588512128853-6″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”numerical” title=”List Item” id=”1588512129066-5″ header=”Hot Swap Sockets” text=”Choice of either/both Kailh MX and Choc low profile Sockets.” tab_id=”1588512129068-7″] [/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”numerical” title=”List Item” id=”1588512129150-2″ header=”Ortholinear” text=”50 Keys in an Ortholinear grid. Layouts are customizable with QMK firmware.” tab_id=”1588512129152-10″][/nectar_icon_list_item][nectar_icon_list_item icon_type=”numerical” title=”List Item” id=”1588512129261-2″ tab_id=”1588512129264-9″ header=”OLED Display” text=”Support for a standard 128×32 I2C OLED display.”][/nectar_icon_list_item][/nectar_icon_list][divider line_type=”Full Width Line” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ custom_height=”60″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” top_padding=”5%” bottom_padding=”10%” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Ergonomic” font_container=”tag:h5|font_size:16|text_align:left|color:%23000000|line_height:32px” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_custom_heading text=”Mittens” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ff00ff” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”8″ divider_color=”default” animate=”yes” custom_height=”100″ custom_line_width=”120″][vc_column_text css_animation=”bottom-to-top” css=”.vc_custom_1588264104170{padding-right: 10% !important;}”]Mittens uses an ergonomic layout – each half is rotated 12 degrees upwards for a more comfortable angled wrist alignment. Below the 6×4 grid on each side is a single key for the thumb.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”6398″ animation=”Fade In From Right” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”175%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#000000″ scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”6391″ animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”100%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” scene_position=”center” top_padding=”10%” bottom_padding=”5%” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”6399″ animation=”Fade In From Left” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”right” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”175%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Standard” 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