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validated the Reform trackball final PCB today. also, we finished the acrylic laser cut parts and all 3D models are finalized. now printing 2 of the remaining case parts while another 3 are being molded. after that, it’s “just” assembly, testing, handbooks and packaging left.

Battery cables, internal USB (keyboard and trackball) cables for Reform

We assembled 12 keyboards for Reform laptops.

soldering the cherry ML slim mechanical switches into Reform keyboards. every key has a diode which prevents ghosting and allows for n-key rollover (NKRO). the controller is atmel mega32u4, the firmware is FOSS and based on the LUFA library.

assembling keyboards for all the developer units

currently placing a thousand diodes by hand

reform keyboard laser engraving test. worked quite well and feels much better than stickers. now assembling all keyboards, assembling the last 4 mainboards, PU molding 3 of the case parts and 3d printing the rest.

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Gnome Web feature request: native pass password manager support (ala Browserpass)

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/epiphan

Would anyone else like native support for a free and open source, cross-platform, decentralised, entirely self owned and controlled password management system?

CC @gnome

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the “cup” holding the ball itself is mounted on this, and the optical sensor pcb mounted on top of the cup. optical sensor connects to this pcb with a little flat cable.

trackball PCB for with integrated atmega32u2

the last missing puzzle piece for beta laptops is now ordered: stabilizer wires for the longer keys on the custom keyboard. the 1x1 keycaps are here and the longer/odd shapes are being printed at the moment.

happy to announce that MNT Reform is going to launch on Crowd Supply crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

Motherboard and Keyboard PCBs are finalized (PCB Versions 0.4). The first 3 boards that will be shipped to customers are assembled. Batteries, fans, screens, keyswitches, cables are stocked.

The case manufacturing involves experimentation and manual labor: most of the 8 case parts will be PU moulded using silicone moulds that we're creating from 3D printed and polished master parts. The moulding itself will take 3-6 weeks.

Our shipping target is August 15th, 2018.

2018-06-25: final motherboard fully loaded with wifi and LTE cards

and: uploading attiny firmware via arduinoISP. the attiny acts as the fuel gauge and undervoltage lockout for the battery and can wake up the imx6 from sleep

2018-06-29: managed to get the arch armv7h version of firefox quantum to work on debian on the reform...

2018-06-23: 4 reform boards baked today! now directly off to party!

2018-06-22: all components that go on 4 reform motherboards

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