LostPistachio shared his online Dactyl generator – with fast previews and STL export.
KBD.news Published March 15, 2023
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LostPistachio's in-browser Dactyl Generator has near-live preview, STL export options, and more.
As I've been working on building my first dactyl board I wanted an easier way to mess around with all the knobs and parameters one can change. I found a lot of cool tools for working with SCAD models in the browser, so this website is the result of a distracting side project to see how far I can take the idea of making it as easy as possible to generate a keyboard you like – LostPistachio.
The site uses OpenSCAD for renders but JSCAD for previews. The latter is quite fast, but the speed comes with a cost of leaving random holes in the previews.
The Clojure scripts are based on the code of ibnuda's generator (now hosted at dactyl.mbugert.de).
The configuration data is saved within the URL, so you can bookmark any design you like and come back to it.
The STL export runs a version of OpenSCAD compiled for the browser, so it will fix most of the holes and wacky geometry you see in the preview.