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Utilities for work and play.

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trabant

trabant
The daily driver.

This computer is my daily driver for projects and communication. It runs Linux with Ubuntu and Regolith alongside a selected range of software. For work, I occasionally dual boot into Windows.

It is usually located in my workstation but is what I currently use when on the go as well. In the future I intend to keep this computer stationary and use RASP/UTIN for mobile work.

trabant specs

tablet

tablet
A 2013 Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

Bought used in 2015. Found on the workstation. Used in combination with trabant.

Specifications

Configuration

To use the tablet under Linux it needs to be configured using xsetwacom. There are two bash scripts in place, one that takes care of configuring the screen and tablet buttons, another for toggling the mouse cursor mapping to a specific screen.

preonic

preonic
An ortholinear keyboard with 60 keys.

For day to day work on Trabant I use the OLKB Preonic v3, a 5x12 orthographic keyboard with Gateron Aliaz Silent MX mechanical switches and the Acute keycap set.

It runs the QMK firmware that allows custom key mapping. To do so, the firmware along the configuration file are compiled and flashed onto the keyboard.
To install QMK CLI run:

python3 -m pip install --user qmk

Then run the setup with:

qmk setup -H /path/to/qmk/

Set the default configuration by running

qmk config user.keyboard=preonic/rev3 user.keymap=rostiger

Use the online configuration tool to configure the mapping to your liking, name it preonic/rev3/rostiger and download the .json file.

To convert the json data to C navigate to qmk/keyboards/preonic/keymaps/rostiger/ and run

qmk json2c rostiger.json > keymap.c

Use a pin to push the reset button on the underside of the PCB. This will put the keyboard in flash mode. It is not functional in this mode and musn't be unplugged.

Build the keymap layout and flash the keyboard by running

qmk flash

planck ez

planck_ez
An ortholinear keyboard with 47 keys.

A small, portable and highly configurable keyboard that I use with RASP/UTIN and the pocketchip. It features a 4x12 layout and Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches with double ring silencers.

To make up for the few keys, it can be configured to activate different layouts with a press of the "raise" or "lower" keys.

Keymap

The keymap is configured to be as versatile as possible while leaning torwards programming.

,------------------------------------- 0: Base -------------------------------------.
|  Tab |   Q  |   W  |   E  |   R  |   T  |   Y  |   U  |   I  |   O  |   P  | Bksp |
|------+------+------+------+------+-------------+------+------+------+------+------|
|  Esc |   A  |   S  |   D  |   F  |   G  |   H  |   J  |   K  |   L  |   ;  |   '  |
|------+------+------+------+------+------|------+------+------+------+------+------|
| Shift|   Z  |   X  |   C  |   V  |   B  |   N  |   M  |   ,  |   .  |   /  |Enter |
|------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------|
|Extend| Ctrl | GUI |  Alt |Lower |    Space     | Raise| Left | Down |  Up  |Right |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
,------------------------------------ 1: Lower -------------------------------------.
|   ~  |   !  |   @  |   #  |   $  |   %  |   ^  |   &  |   *  |   (  |   )  | Ins  |
|------+------+------+------+------+-------------+------+------+------+------+------|
|  Esc |  F1  |  F2  |  F3  |  F4  |  F5  |  F6  |   _  |   =  |   {  |   }  |  |   |
|------+------+------+------+------+------|------+------+------+------+------+------|
| RCtrl|  F7  |  F8  |  F9  | F10  | F11  | F12  |      |      |      |      |Enter |
|------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |             |      | Home | PgDn | PgUp | End  |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
,------------------------------------ 2: Raise -------------------------------------.
|   `  |   1  |   2  |   3  |   4  |   5  |   6  |   7  |   8  |   9  |   0  | Del  |
|------+------+------+------+------+-------------+------+------+------+------+------|
|  Del |      |      |      |      |      |      |   -  |   +  |   [  |   ]  |  \   |
|------+------+------+------+------+------|------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |             |      |BRGTH-|BRGTH+| Vol- | Vol+ |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
,------------------------------------ 3: Adjust ------------------------------------.
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+-------------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |BRGTH+|BRGTH-|      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+------|------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |CLRTGL|LGTTGL|      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |             |      |      |      |      | Prnt |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------'
,----------------------------------- 4: Extend -------------------------------------.
|      |      |      |      |      |WheelU|WheelD|      |      |      |      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+-------------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |LClick|RClick|      |      |      |      |      |
|------+------+------+------+------+------|------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      | MLeft| MDown| MUp  |MRight|      |      | MLeft| MDown| MUp  |MRight|      |
|------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------+------|
|      |      |      |      |      |             |      |      |      |      | Prnt |
`-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------'

pocketchip

pocketchip
A handheld single-board computer for making PICO-8 games

The PocketChip production was discontinued in 2017, the company producing it entered insolvency in 2018. By now, all documentation and data went offline, but there still is an active community around the device.

I found it used online for 40EUR.

Specifications

pocketChip02
A small touch screen pen made from a bamboo chopstick

printer

printer
An ET-2720 printer with re-fillable ink tanks.

3in1 printer bought second hand in 2019.

Power Cleaning

The printer like to skip lines which aren't fixed with the regular cleaning programs and require a "power cleaning".

Turn off the printer and press the ? button. Keeping it pressed, press the power button until the green ring starts blinking.

Print from command line

lp filename

Cancel all print jobs

cancel -a

software

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