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Hello. I'm Peter.

I believe in making steno available to everyone.

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Steno In a Nutshell

Quick, read this sentence out loud. Now, try to type that same sentence. Which was faster? Most people can read much faster than they can type. Stenographers, on the other hand, can type as fast as you read! But what is steno anyways? Sometimes, steno feels like magic. Words. Entire words, magically appearing on the screen. Steno is a method of writing that allows the user to press multiple keys at the same time to make an entire word. Here's a video of me doing stenography. Huh? Watch it again. Maybe you can understand it the second time around. Or maybe not. Still confused? I was too. But it turns out, it's not as complicated as it looks. Steno might look like playing a piano, and you're not wrong... Piano and steno are actually quite similar. Both use chords to represent sounds. Phonetic Spelling You write in steno by typing words as they sound. You spell "cat" by typing "KAT" in steno. There are only 22 letter keys on the steno layout even though the

Uni Build Guide

How to Build Your Own Uni Step 1: Buy a PCB Go to  StenoKeyboard.com  and buy yourself a PCB. Cool. You are done with this step. Step 2: Buy the other parts You need to buy these components: Pro Micro (or Pro Micro compatible Elite C) 28 PCB Mount* Switches (Mx, Alps, or Choc) 28  Keycaps  (You can also buy keycaps from other vendors) 4 Rubber Feet Solder and Soldering Iron USB Cable to connect your Uni to the computer *PCB mount switches have two additional plastic legs that makes it easier for the switches to stay on the PCB while you solder. Plate mount can work, but it will be harder. Alps switches are plate mount. Step 3: Solder the Pro-Micro Make sure to position the Pro-Micro on the side of the board WITHOUT diodes. It is also extremely important that you solder the pro micro on so that the smooth of the pro micro is facing up so that the footprints match up. The long pins face the pro micro wh

Intro to Stenography

Hello my name is Peter. I'm here to bring steno to everyone. Learning stenography doesn't have to be expensive. What is stenography? Stenography is a form of writing  where you can write whole words or phrases by pressing multiple keys at once. The entire system is based on the pronunciation of a word, for example, you can stroke the word "quality" by pressing "KWALT" on the steno machine. The steno layout: Source: Art of Chording Why stenography? With only 23 keys, stenography is much more efficient than the traditional method of typing. The world record for stenography is currently at 360 words per minute, held by Mark Kislingbury, but the average court reporter must be able to write at over 200 words per minute. Compare this to the measly 70 wpm average of a "fast typist". By the way, you can do anything a normal keyboard can do on a steno keyboard and I mean anything. Punctuations, symbols, capitalization, numbers, characters, emojis, shorcuts,