I’m one of those people that like doing whatever they want with the things they buy. I hate when manufacturers or sellers voluntarily add things in your way to stop you from doing what you want. One of those things is DRM, that’s supposed to control how you use the product, and stop you from using it in a way that was not approved by the seller. I purchased a book from Amazon and wasn’t able to use it in my book reading app. So I started googling around, to try and get out of that DRM prison.Continue reading Converting an Amazon ebook to epub or PDF, or the annoying world of DRMs
I already went through the customization of the XD87 (HS) keyboard via TMK using a layout from KLE in this blog post (along with general information about keyboard layout customization). The XD87 now has QMK support. That firmware is based on TMK, so it has the same principles but is a bit different in multiple aspects. Let’s look at them and see how to flash QMK on the XD87 (HS).Continue reading XD87 TKL Keyboard kit – QMK firmware
I told you I really wanted to build a new keyboard when I finished the previous one. Well here I am again, but with a different build in mind this time. First, I’m going for a smaller size. Second, I’m taking parts from different places (well, 2 different sellers…). Third, the RGB underglow is gonna be useful this time. Let’s dive in.Continue reading 75% keyboard custom build – The parts
The HM-10 and BT-05 modules are cheap bluetooth modules that can be used in various situations, like with an Arduino board, or even in a DIY electric skateboard. But most of the cheap ones use a buggy firmware that make them incompatible with Android 8. There’s a way to fix it though.Continue reading Flash HM-10 and BT-05 firmware
In a first post, I went through the content of the kit. Taking pictures of all the parts was nice, but assembling the keyboard is even more fun! Again, I took quite a few pictures, I hope it’ll be useful somehow.
One of the best feature of the XD87 PCB is that its firmware is fully customizable. Although this might sound complex and probably way too much, customizing the firmware allows you to create your own layout for the keyboard. Let’s dive in. Don’t know what I’m talking about? See this article first.
Time has come for a new keyboard! Now that I know I will always use a mechanical keyboard from now on (the typing feeling ❤), I’ve decided to invest a bit more into something nice, beautiful and customizable. So I bought the new XD87 kit that came out not that long ago.
In this first article, I’ll just go through the parts that are included in the kit. I hope you like pictures, because I took quite a few.