Worthy Projects: Physical

Please Note: This Page Is In Progress

This means, among other things, that:

  • Some of the content is not fleshed out, so you should not read more into things than exactly what is there.
  • Some sections might have things marked as “TODOs” (e.g., questions or things that must be done). These TODOs should not be taken to be representative of truth in any respect, and indicate areas that need more research and thought. If you have particular knowledge in things related to these, you can help! (Please see: contribution guidelines).
  • There probably will not be any section that pulls everything together in an easily understandable way.

This does not mean that:

  • I am not firmly convinced of the veracity of all the content currently published. If I am not sure of something, I don’t push it to the website. (This doesn’t mean that I won’t ever change my positions if I come to learn that I am in error, but that I strive, as much as possible, to only push content to the website if I am absolutely certain that it is true).
  • This page cannot be helpful to you in its present form. If you are aware of the limitations of the current state, you may find this page helpful long before I officially publish it.

Physical Products

  • Development of an open source, split-hand, concacave, columnar, portable, ergonomic keyboard – one that takes design cues from the Dactyl Keyboard while slimming down the number of keys and adding built-in adjustability. Try to get an assembly/distribution service of some sort in place to bring ergonomic, split-hand, concave keyboards to the masses.
  • Development of an open source, ergonomic, finger-controlled trackball that allows for a perfectly straight wrist and low pronation.
  • Development of an open source, side-actuated mechanical pencil: an update of the now-discontinued Pentel Original Quicker Clicker. Make it easy to take apart, and make parts replaceable.
  • Development of an open source, fully waterproof (i.e., submersible) multi-purpose backpack: an update of the now-discontinued Ortlieb Flight 27.


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