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Black MX Keycaps!!!

Hello there. I've added black keycaps as an option now. Here is the link to the store:  https://www.stenokeyboards.com/product/3d-printed-flat-keycaps

Debugging Tips For The Uni

 If your keyboard does not work, there are a few things that you can do. 1. Check that the cable you are using is a data cable. 2. Quit plover and run it again. 3. Go to configure > machine then click Gemini PR. Click scan and try all the ports. 4. Make sure that plover is enabled. If you are using Linux, try looking at these steps by a customer.

Uni V2 on Ubuntu Debugging

 "I've had the Uni for a few days now, and it works just great with Ubuntu. However, it doesn't work straight out of the box. There is a simple enough fix and only requires a one-line terminal command to get it working. The issue is that, in order to read/write to a serial port (which is the protocol Gemini PR uses in Ubuntu), the user needs to be added to the dialout group. In theory, one could run Plover as a super user, but at least on my machine, Plover crashes for some reason when I try to run it with super user permissions, so I had to specifically change one permission for the regular user. If none of this makes sense, that's okay. Here's a step-by-step on what to do to get the Uni working in Ubuntu, and you're welcome to re-publish it on your Guide page or your Blog. The command should, in theory, work in Arch Linux distros too, but I recommend testing that before saying so on your website. 1. Press CTRL + ALT + T to bring up the terminal. 2. Type the f

A Carrying Case For The Uni?

Someone asked me if I recommend a specific type of case for carrying the Uni around. The closest case I could find that fit the Uni was a stethoscope case. The keyboard might shake around a little bit because it isn't made specifically as a case for the Uni, but it gets the job done. If you can't stand the shaking, you can add something to fill the space so that it doesn't bump around in the case. A sock or foam would probably suffice. I also do not recommend putting the keyboard in the elastic mesh because it is a nightmare to take back out. Just put it in the side without the mesh. I have not found any alternatives yet, but please tell me if you have a better suggestion. Here is an affiliate link to a stethoscope case with the same dimensions as the one that I use:  https://amzn.to/3ihrukk

Magnetic Cables: Why you need them

Magnetic cables are normal cable with the ends cut off. Here is an affiliate link to the exact model of magnetic cable that I use. The tip that plugs into your device is separate from the rest of the cable. The cable snaps on to the cable magnetically, so you can unplug your device without having to worry about it damaging the port on the device. This is perfect for devices like keyboards, especially if its a device like the Uni v2 where the port is a micro-usb on a pro micro. You leave the little tip inside the device and snap the cable on and off without damaging the port. Verdict: Get them. Buy it here .

Do you need a backplate?

The following information only applies to the Uni v2. A backplate is an additional feature you can buy at stenokeyboards.com Here are some pros and cons of getting a backplate: Pros: Pretty Sturdy It covers the sharp points on the back. Therefore more portable Cons: More expensive Slightly bulkier Keyboard is a little louder Increased height I like the sound of no backplate better, but I also like the safety and aesthetics of the backplate. Conclusion: It isn't necessary, but it is cool to have one.

How to do NKRO on QMK for stenography

This is not an in-depth tutorial, but a pile of resources for future reference. If your keyboard is mechanical and it uses QMK Firmware, try holding LeftShift+RightShift+N to enable nkro. If that doesn't work, check the  QMK docs . If you're really savvy, you can manually edit the firmware code. The most important piece of code is the #define FORCE_NKRO in the config.h file. More information on qmk and steno can be found  here . You can also check out the_uni branch on my fork of the qmk firmware github to see an example of the firmware that a Uni uses.