|The Belkin Nostromo n52|
|Inside the n52|
So I went about ordering a number of mechanical switches and I'm attempting to build my own from scratch. Building a nice ergonomic enclosure will be difficult, as I've never done anything like it before - I've only ever built square things.
For now, I'm starting with the software. I've built a simple mock-up device using some cheap pushbuttons (they were easier to use with a breadboard), and attached them to an ATMega328. Now I'm working on getting basic keyboard input out of it using Objective Development's open source V-USB stack for AVR microcontrollers.
Next time, perhaps some cardboard enclosure prototyping!
|The test button controller, being built.|