Luca Saiu — My APL keyboard

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.
—Alan Perlis

I made myself an APL keyboard; you're invited to do the same, it's easy and fun. By the way, APL may not be the best solution to all problems but is a really beautiful language.


No warranty

If you break your keyboard you keep both pieces.


Ingredients


Outcome

My keyboard is not perfect in any way, but has a pleasurable "hand-made" feel. I'm actually very bad at manual work, so you can probably do better than me.

The slightly rough surface of keys is very pleasurable to touch.

Click on thumbnails for larger images.

apl-keyboard-1 (332Kb)

apl-keyboard-2 (340Kb)

apl-keyboard-3 (308Kb)

apl-keyboard-detail-1 (260Kb)

apl-keyboard-detail-2 (300Kb)


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Last modified: 2012-12-27


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