Today I received my DIY trackball kit and had fun building it. It's all open source and uses QMK for its firmware, so no drivers needed! It works flawlessly on 9front :)
(Yeah that mat is dirty I KNOW, my clean one is drying right now)
@royniang Wicked! Guess who gave me the link to ploopy.co? The CEO of ZSA himself - https://www.zsa.io/
Simply because they do not have a solution for now, but they have some interesting plans for the future, from the little I can tell!
Please let us know how you like the trackball after few days of use! I think folks here would appreciate some evaluation! Cheers
@striker I don't think that my hands are large (I'd say they are quite normal?) and I can reach everything without moving :)
I think that mouse button 2 and 3 are weird there, so with QMK i bound them to the right side for easier chording
@royniang absolutely. I’m doing simple pixel pushing using mine so it’s in a good state. :)
Ugh, these golf editions are hard to resist! I used a ltrac one that’s out of market and never found a better one.
@caffo I'd say that the worst case scenario is that you couldn't get the limited colors BUT you could 3D print them yourself :p
@royniang nice! I’ve been back and forth on getting once for a while... my CST is just so solid that it’s tough to imagine using something else
@royniang do you know how the nano clicks? i'm just having trouble imagining a trackball with no buttons.
@inscript i think it’s just to move around! Something you’d put between two halves of an ergo keyboard (which can be programmed to have mouse buttons) or a macropad, or to navigate in some software I guess
@contrapak i think that they said that if enough people showed interest in a thumb trackball, they would consider designing one :)
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