I did like the Microwriter when it first came out, but too expensive back then.
Now the technology means anyone can make one with a Sparkfun/Adafruit/Arduino board.
Last year I needed a 3 button keyboard to control an AR Sandbox, only took an hour or so to make one from an old UNO.
I like the solid steel and brass of the Morse keys, going to outlast me and the great grand kids
I also like the ergonomics of the Planet6 layout, but there are too many keys.
Upside down $5 optical mouse is looking like a good place to start the trackball design.
The ball size, type and bearings still need sorting.
IBM's buckling springs for feel, hall effect for reliability, analog for force measurement on the arrow keys.
Chorded keys for both hands and adjustable? like the Morse keys.
Even been getting my cap sensor micros out to see if the capsense can be used for Model F key action.
Reading up on the Microbit to see it that can be turned into a bluetooth Twiddler keyboard.
I now have a pile of hardwood offcuts and lots of brass.
My old CNC router is too small, need a bigger one
So three keyboards for the family, Steampunk for me, Decopunk for the wife and Dieselpunk for the kid.
My Steampunk keyboard will be the start of Pi Steampunk portable with screens?
Not sure which era my Stainless, Titanium and 6061-T6 collection fits? Atomicpunk?
Of course finding the time to do all this is the hardest part.
I need those nano fabricators from The Orville.
Hanging out wth you guys give me too many ideas.
I'm dancing on Rainbows.
Raspberries are not Apples or Oranges