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 Spaceman Spiff'​s Chording Keyboard Experiment (or SpiffChorder for  Spaceman Spiff'​s Chording Keyboard Experiment (or SpiffChorder for 
-short) is an experimental platform for creating a USB chording keyboard. ​A chording keyboard or [[wp>​Chorded keyboard]] ​is an input device where characters can be typed by pressing multiple keys at the same time. A popular ​design ​is the 7-key chorder, where one key is used for each of the index fingermiddle finger, ring finger ​and pinky, and 3 keys for the thumb. This can be used with either the left or right hand (or a chorder can be used for each hand, effectively doubling the typing speed). The current incarnation of the SpiffChorder is 7-key chorder, although because of the easily changeable chord-maps, fewer keys can be used as well. The hardware-design has been designed for chords consisting of up to 8 keys, plus 3 additional keys that can be used as modifiers (ctrl, alt, shift). This allows substantially different chording ideas to be implemented,​ such as the [[Twidlette]]+short) is an experimental platform for creating a USB chording keyboard. ​Stable, reliable and up to the demands of daily use the SpiffChorder ​is an alternative to conventional keyboards that is simple enough to be built as a first time electronics project. ​ At the same time, the design ​allows ​for modification ​of the number of keysthe chord mapping ​and the physical layout providing an ideal platform ​for experimentaton without having to create ​device from the ground ​up.
  
-Both the hardware design and software/​firmware for the SpiffChorder ​is open, and you can make modifications as you see fit. The license ​is based on [[http://​www.obdev.at/​products/​avrusb/​license.html|Objective Development'​s license]], which is now GPL, but with the addition that the hardware is documented and  open as well.+A chording keyboard or [[wp>​Chorded keyboard]] is an input device where characters can be typed by pressing multiple keys at the same time. A popular design is the 7-key chorder, where one key is used for each of the index finger, middle finger, ring finger and pinky, and 3 keys for the thumb. This can be used with either the left or right hand (or a chorder can be used for each hand, increasing typing speed). The current incarnation of the SpiffChorder is a 7-key chorder, although because of the easily changeable chord-maps, fewer keys can be used as well. The hardware-design has been designed for chords consisting of up to 8 keys, plus 3 additional keys that can be used as modifiers (ctrl, alt, shift). This allows substantially different chording ideas to be implemented,​ such as the [[Twidlette]].  
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 +Both the hardware design and software/​firmware for the SpiffChorder ​are open.  You can make modifications as you see fit. The license ​was based on [[http://​www.obdev.at/​products/​avrusb/​license.html|Objective Development'​s license]] ​and can be found in the 0.98 release. With the 0.99 release it was changed to [[http://​www.gnu.org/​licenses/​gpl-3.0.en.html|GPLv3]].
  
 [[http://​www.obdev.at/​|Objective Development'​s]] [[http://​www.obdev.at/​products/​avrusb/​index.html|AVR USB]] driver is a firmware-only implementation of the low speed USB standard (1.5Mbps) which can be used on cheap [[http://​atmel.com/​products/​AVR/​|AVR]] microcontrollers from [[http://​atmel.com/​|Atmel]].  ​ [[http://​www.obdev.at/​|Objective Development'​s]] [[http://​www.obdev.at/​products/​avrusb/​index.html|AVR USB]] driver is a firmware-only implementation of the low speed USB standard (1.5Mbps) which can be used on cheap [[http://​atmel.com/​products/​AVR/​|AVR]] microcontrollers from [[http://​atmel.com/​|Atmel]].  ​
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 The project page can be found at [[http://​symlink.dk/​projects/​spiffchorder/​]],​ but this wiki will contain more updated information and more specific information,​ especially when it comes to the documentation of the project. The project page can be found at [[http://​symlink.dk/​projects/​spiffchorder/​]],​ but this wiki will contain more updated information and more specific information,​ especially when it comes to the documentation of the project.
  
-The Spiffchorder ​is up to the task of daily use as a primary keyboard. ​  It has been in use as such since  +The SpiffChorder ​is up to the task of daily use as a primary keyboard. ​  It has been in use as such since  
-October of 2007.  The current build was released in March of 2008 and currently serves as the input system on wearable computers, in-car computers, palmtops, laptops and desktops. ​ Folks type with their Spiffchorder ​while running, walking, riding, sitting, standing and lying down.  We have heard from people around the world who have built and use Spiffchorders,​ sometimes as their first electronics project.  ​+October of 2007.  The current build was released in March of 2008 and currently serves as the input system on wearable computers, in-car computers, palmtops, laptops and desktops. ​ Folks type on their SpiffChorders ​while running, walking, riding, sitting, standing and lying down.  We have heard from people around the world who have built and use Spiffchorders,​ sometimes as their first electronics project.  ​
  
-If you build one or want to build one, please let us know.  +If you build one or want to build one, please let us know. 
  
 [[http://​symlink.dk/​contact/​contact.php|Mikkel Holm Olsen]] AKA Spaceman Spiff [[http://​symlink.dk/​contact/​contact.php|Mikkel Holm Olsen]] AKA Spaceman Spiff
  
 [[http://​wiki.cs.vassar.edu/​people/​priestdo/​contact|Greg Priest-Dorman]] [[http://​wiki.cs.vassar.edu/​people/​priestdo/​contact|Greg Priest-Dorman]]
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 +|[[http://​symlink.dk/​projects/​spiffchorder| ​ Mikkel'​s project site  ]]|[[hardware| ​ build the electronics ​ ]]|[[buildit| ​ make an enclosure ​ ]]|[[modified_nasa| ​ learn to chord  ]]|
 +|[[http://​symlink.dk/​projects/​spiffchorder|{{spiffchorder:​spiffchorder-proto.jpg?​160|Mikkel'​s project site}}]]|[[hardware|{{spiffchorder:​finished-board-01.jpg?​160|build the electronics}}]]|[[buildit|{{spiffchorder:​one-done.jpg?​160|make an enclosure}}]]|[[modified_nasa|{{spiffchorder:​home-position.jpg|learn to chord}}]]|
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