Howdy all! It’s time for our regular monthly progress report. Let’s get right to it!
Feet and palm rest design
András has been busy designing the feet and palm rest of the UHK. The current design is close to final, so we’re excited to show it off.
But first, please fasten your seatbelts. The UHK is highly modular and configurable in nature and the feet and palm rest are no exceptions. There are a lot of combinations of feet configuration so let’s dive in!
There are 4 feet mounting positions per keyboard half located in the corners of the halves:
When using the palm rest, the number of feet mounting positions (4) is unchanged, but their location spreads across a larger area because the bottom 2 feet per keyboard half are mounted to the palm rest:
A foot can be mounted with 3 screws and can be rotated in 90 degree increments:
In any of the 8 positions, a feet can be unmounted (no elevation), mounted and closed (slight elevation), or mounted and opened (large elevation):
The bottom of the feet are rubberized, even sideways, and the UHK has its own small rubber feet so the keyboard won’t slide in any configuration:
The palm rest is fixed to the keyboard with 2 screws per keyboard half, screwed into the stainless steel inserts of the UHK:
Given the number of combinations, we can’t go over every possibility, but we’d like to highlight the most popular ones.
4 closed feet are used in the top positions of this configuration. The palm rest is not featured on these pictures but you can use it if you want to.