Scrabble-tile keyboard

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32 Responses to “Scrabble-tile keyboard”

  1. OM says:

    …Where’s the Klingon Scrabble version?

  2. starbreiz says:

    Holy cow, I need one of these. I’d like to know how he created the non-qwerty keys though.

  3. sswaan says:

    Wo-ow.

  4. RagManX says:

    That is one of the most beautiful mods I have ever seen. I am seriously thinking about the viability of doing this myself.

  5. Anonymous says:

    amazing job once again, guy is a genius, all of his keyboards work i have experiences a few first hand! another homerun

  6. Clifton says:

    Wow. My wife the Scrabble shark would love this, and I’m pretty covetous myself.

  7. insert says:

    Oh. My. God.

    I think I need to change my underpants. That’s totally amazing.

  8. kevinhall says:

    Freaking brilliant, literally jaw dropping. Wow, just wow.

  9. Tenn says:

    I need a towel. And a new keyboard. I fear the drool may have spoiled this one…

  10. Egypt Urnash says:

    Practical or not, his keyboard labeled in Enochian is awesome.

  11. manicbassman says:

    bevelling is easy if you have a grinding wheel and make a simple jig… only a masochist would be daft enough to do it by hand with a file of sandpaper…

    in fact even with sandpaper, it can be made a simple task with a jig to hold the tiles at the right angle and stop when you’ve reached the right amount.

  12. EH says:

    like a lot of these sorts of things, it’s unusable. worse than a VT100 keyboard.

  13. Takuan says:

    betcha non-qwerty were dremeled blanks. an a sharpie.

  14. todscircus says:

    The bearded lady loves Scrabble! Where can she get one of these????? Thanks!

  15. Takuan says:

    yup, go to the yard sales/thrift shops, use a bit of sandpaper, perhaps a drill and pick for the backs (or glue faces onto sanded down old plastic keys?) Time and patience.

  16. Avram / Moderator says:

    Oh wow! Gorgeous work. The only thing that could make this more awesome is if the type was right on the number, function, and other non-letter keys.

  17. Phil Hilliker says:

    Wow. It’s gorgeous.

    @ EH- Why is it unusable? That’s an awfully solid proclamation if you’ve never actually typed on it.

  18. HPHovercraft says:

    Nice. But why’s it got two F4 keys?

  19. nanuq says:

    I can’t play Scrabble anymore. I get too upset by the words that are or aren’t allowed according to most Scrabble dictionaries. And their spellings. I thought I knew the English language.

  20. jtegnell says:

    For those of us that type using index fingers and thumbs only, I imagine it’s perfectly fine!

  21. Keir says:

    #11 I know what you mean – the official book of words allowed in scrabble contains all kinds of crap, but not refried.

  22. Jacquelyn says:

    I just wanted to say that some people would not mind purchasing such a keyboard if it was on sale. It certainly looks very nice compared to the normal keyboard.

  23. rose bush says:

    this is indeed one of THE sweetest keyboards i have seen in my life!

    i believe most if not ALL of datamancer’s keyboards do work

  24. dculberson says:

    Nanuq and Keir, the dictionary you use is an agreed upon thing.. you can use the OED if the other players agree to it!

  25. Digital Artz says:

    Velcome to zur Bauhaus ,again.

  26. PFlint says:

    You could probably score yourself as you type.

    Anyways, sweet ride.

  27. Metlin says:

    I see things like this and I can’t help wonder how practical/utilitarian they would be.

    Would you really be able to type comfortably on those things compared to a regular $20 keyboard?

  28. usonia says:

    Omigod, this would go great with my Scrabblepunk mouse!
    Avram, i agree. If the numbers & shift/ctrl/tab/etc keys are going to be set in Futura, they should be pink & blue, like the double/triple score spaces. It wouldn;t stop me from buying one, though.

  29. Art says:

    He did it again…. HE DID IT AGAIN!

    Is there no limit to this man’s creativity?

  30. EH says:

    Hilliker: it’s like 2 inches thick!

  31. Avarice says:

    It looks completely uncomfortable and off-putting. The screws blaring out with their silvery sheen also take away from it. Neat, but not at all practical or usable.

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