I just thought I'd share a picture of my home-made steno keyboard, now I've finally got a full set of keycaps for it. At the moment it looks like this:
It's based on the circuit for Stenoboard, so it can use StenoFW directly, but I've made it using the Matias Quiet Linear switches, and wired them to stripboard using flying leads. The case and the circuit can be completely separated without unsoldering anything, so the idea is that I can mess it around, change the case and see what works.
The key caps are 3D printed (on a variety of different machines, which is why some of the keys are different colours; there's no logic to that otherwise) and the case is done in a CAD program (Fusion 360) and can be laser cut. This cardboard proto version was actually done with printed-out templates and a craft knife, because my theory that I could always get access to a laser cutter turns out to be untrue in Auckland... but when I sort that out, I'm planning to try some variations in key spacing and location. I'm also planning to draw up the circuit in Fritzing, so those who want to make it up in stripboard have a guide, and then when I've got a configuration I like, I'm aiming to draw up (and try and make) a maker-friendly PCB.
It seems to work fine, but since my peak speed is about 20 wpm right now, I may not be giving it a good test... so, any feedback on the shape and set-up would be appreciated!