Batch Update: January batch starts shipping, will complete in a fortnight

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As usual, the monthly batch is starting to ship this Tuesday, it will complete in around a fortnight.

This batch is relatively late compared to the other batches due to the Chinese New Years (everyone was on holiday) but it should progress normally now.

More updates for the specific batch will come as shipping progresses.

Batch Update: 3 packages shipped before the Chinese New Year retrieved and to be resent on Monday due to issues

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A few packages of the Nov/Dec batch were stuck in the post office due to overflow and various problems, I have retrieved them after calling the post office again and will resend them on Monday, if you are part of the Nov/Dec batch and received a tracking number for your package but it does not work, then this is affecting you, I am terribly sorry about this, this is what I get for shipping right before the Chinese New Years, I’ll have that repacked and resent right away.

Batch Update: All December batch DIY kits shipped and tracking numbers sent, pre-assembled kits to be completed by Monday.

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Yay! Another batch update, the Late-November-December batch is closing to an end, all DIY kits are shipped and tracking numbers have been sent out, most pre-assembled kits are also sent but there are a few more.

Please contact me if you did not receive a tracking number and are a part of the December batch, I’ll now be hitting the hay.


Software Update: Arbites 2-3-5 now available, brings along German, UK, Swedish, Danish input method displays and numerous bugfixes.

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A new version of Arbites is available, you could get it here! Here’s the official release notes, I’ve copied and pasted them below:

This patch is mostly a bugfix patch but also includes addition of several input method displays.

New Features:

  • Added UK input method display.
  • Added German input method display.
  • Added Swedish/Danish input method display.
  • Software now replaces previous version of input methods in non-portable versions of Arbites if a new version of Arbites is ran.


  • Sticky keys were misplaced in another tab in the key menu, it is now fixed.
  • Other keys were misplaced, it is now fixed.
  • The tapdance editor did not load the timeout configuration properly, it is now fixed.
  • Layer counts in the secondary side on split keyboards were not configured properly if there were more than 3 layers, this is now fixed.

Known Issues:

  • Certain Mac OS users were unable to run the mac bundle under Mac OS Sierra, a temporary workaround is available by downloading and running the Linux version of Arbites instead.

Batch Update: November-December batch starts shipping, should complete by 16th January. January batch slight delay due to Chinese New Year

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Just a quick update, the Late November-December batch starts shipping, everything should be shipped within a fortnight (16th) and all tracking numbers will be sent out before the 18th. As usual, photos will be posted once I’m done with the batch.

In other news, January batch may be slightly delayed (half a month to one month) due to the Chinese New Years, factories and manufactorum are closed for the Chinese New Year so I wouldn’t be able to obtain the order made materials during February.

Hardware Update: Diverge TM 2 released, bringing in better quality cases and backlight

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Yep, the Diverge TM 2 is finally officially released, its quite funny because the design and hardware and photos have been sitting on my shelf for the longest of time already, literally every single order of the Diverge TM from the end of August to now was upgraded to the Diverge TM 2. I just didn’t have the time to set up all the posts, firmware, documentation, etc. But now that I am relatively free, here it is!

You could also find the reddit discussion thread here.



Software Update: Arbites 2.3 released, configuration tools for tap dance, dual roles keys, sticky keys arrives.

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Yep, its finally here, now that I’ve caught up with the shipping schedule, I had some free time to finally get it done.

For more details, here‘s the patch notes and here‘s a guide on how to configure tap dance.

You could find Arbites from the official site here, I recommend that you follow the Getting Started Guide for installation.

Source code is available on GitHub under apache 2.0.

I’ll be heading to bed now.

Software update: Animus port to ARM processors started in preparations for Project Legio

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Development has started on porting Animus to the following 3 ARM based microcontrollers:

STM32 family

SAMD21 family

MSP432 family

This is in preparation for a to be announced project codenamed Legio for a next generation no compromises design.

The porting of Animus to non-Arduino specific platforms (Arduino works on some of the above listed uMs but Arduino isn’t very good for them) should be quite smooth as Animus is mostly C and utilises very little Arduino specific code other than its HID modules (which has analogues in the above uMs).