I’ve been doing some brainstorming on how I might mount my Model 01. I’m still exploring both chair (arm) mounts and mounting to a keyboard tray. Given I want to have the option of using a standing desk, I’m leaning towards a Keyboard tray based mount. Either way, I want maximum adjustability-- pitch, roll & yaw, height, depth (distance from the body) and width (i.e. separation between the halves).
The built-in ¼"-20 camera mount threads is a huge help in achieving this (thanks @keyboardio!). I’ll most likely want a locking ball mount connected to the Model 01. Something like this:
I’m also exploring using an articulating arm of some type with a ball joint on the end. Something like this:
But I’d want to be sure the ball head on the end was lockable.
If I use a keyboard tray, one idea I have is to cut a slot across the tray. Then mounting two tripod heads (or other mini ball heads) in the slot with a locking knob underneath. I could then adjust the separation between the two halves. The keyboard tray itself gives me height and depth (distance from body) adjustment. But the pitch & roll adjustments would be limited to the point where the edge of the keyboard half hits the tray. So I would not be able to do extreme tenting angles like 90° where the keys face the side walls rather then the ceiling, like the SafeType. I don’t know that I’d a full 90° or less. But it’d be nice to try options like that. So that’s why I’m thinking of mounting a pair of articulating arms under a keyboard tray. I’m just not sure that that would be stable enough (i.e. there wouldn’t be any bounce when typing). I also worry about the potential of the arms becoming knee knockers. On the plus side, I could put a conventional keyboard on the tray for use by others, or for when I need simple keyboard access (pausing a video, typing a single word or two).
A chair mount is appealing but would not work with a standing desk.
For inspiration and possible resources, I’ve been looking at camera tripos heads, parts and accessories so far. I’ve also thought about looking at microphone stand parts. What other potential part resources am I missing?
And this one from Joel
Finally, here are some chair mounts for other keyboards I have collected over the years.
And on the unique side of the house:
Here’s hoping for some ideas from the community…