|early prototype||1998 version in daily use with spiffchorder||desktop version||3D printed housing|
This website contains information on building and using home made 7 key chording keyboards.
I have been using this device or one of its predecessors since the mid 1980’s, by 1995 it has been a full function chorder and my primary keyboard with both Herbert, my wearable computer and conventional desktop machines.1) Currently I use two versions, on the desktop I still use the pre-arduino spiffchorder which will work with any device that supports a USB keyboard, with wearables, phone and tablet I use the BLE featherchorder which works with any device that can take a BLE compliant keyboard. The Spiffchorder was made possible as a result of work done by Mikkel Holm Olsen on the SpiffChorder. If you are starting out you may find the featherchorder a better first project as it fewer parts to solder and does not require any other hardware to program it. Some of the instructions found here involve using sharp tools and soldering irons. We make no claims as to the safety of such activities.
Each project lists contact information for the person who created or maintains it. Please use that information when inquiring about a particular project.