by Open Steno Project

A next-generation open stenotype machine

View all updates Jan 08, 2016

The Enclosure Takes Shape

The enclosure Kurt designed is composed of four main pieces: a top panel of milled bamboo, a bottom panel of milled bamboo, and bent piece of aluminum that serves as most of the siding, and a straight piece of aluminum siding in the back that accommodates the micro USB connector and the microSD card slot. Below are shots Kurt took of an assembly of those first three components.

The wood has been stained and the aluminum has been bead blasted and clear anodized. The inner face of the bottom panel has recesses at the location of each key switch so that the switch pins that protrude slightly through the PCB won’t interfere with the PCB sitting flush with the bottom of the enclosure. The circular hole in the center of the bottom panel will house a threaded insert for mounting to standard tripods.

This project is launching soon.

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Open Steno Project

The Open Steno Project is an umbrella project for open source stenography tools, including hardware, software, educational resources, and community.

Joshua Lifton

Mottweiler Studio


Enclosure and key cap design

Autodesk Fusion 360


3D Modeling Software

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