Keyboard pants

kbpants

[Zach] sent us a link to his keyboard pants. Frankly, we were astonished, not only by his craftsmanship, but by the fact that we were working on a pair ourselves. Admittedly his are much better looking and ours will probably never be finished. The inspiration for both his and ours, was this sloppy version. [Zach's] pair have been cut in half, and he never really found a convenient way to reconnect the two halves, so only the left works. Watch this video to see him playing some Tetris in his awesome shorts.

Comments

  1. Vonskippy says:

    whats next – a pants/joystick mod?

  2. andrew says:

    @ vonskippy:

    lol!!

  3. french t0ast says:

    Man I want these… I hope he/she/they make some more..I would give sexual favors… or cash I guess.

  4. bort says:

    the y key is on the wrong side

  5. mike says:

    @vonskippy–the pants these and hackadays were inspired by already has a joystick in the zipper

  6. kyle007 says:

    I can see the “d” key, at least I think so??
    I would imagine that those pants get hot/sweating

    @bort “the y key is on the wrong side” how do you figure???

  7. thetwiz says:

    @kyle007
    bort might have a different reason, but ive always known the y key as a ‘right-side’ key, since it is typed with your right hand, provided you are typing correctly.

  8. bort says:

    for touch typing

  9. Peter says:

    @kyle007:
    because when you touch type, you hit the y key with your left hand, but on this keyboard its on the right hand side.

    then again, if your a touch typist, youve got muech bigger problems using these, like the curved, moving surface, and the fact that flexible keyboards are awful. i had one once, and its hard enought to use on a flat, hard surface. they keys sort of, well, flex around and don’t usually trigger a key press (or maybe mine was just a badly designed one?)

  10. neorazz says:

    a quick way to fix the left right no connection problem would be to use two keyboards and a usb hub

  11. thats a crazies thing, but its hard to handle , a keyboard on a lap

  12. dude, i am making this this week! no doubt!

  13. Brett Kelley says:

    Surely these keyboard pants were inspired by the keyboard pants worn by Alex Jacobson in the award-winning game from 2000, Deus Ex.

  14. Capital C says:

    @peter:
    Given that the Y key is closer to the right index finger on a standard keyboard layout, it should be on the right.

    I think the biggest potential problem is doing laundry… has he got a solution for that?

  15. Bryan says:

    Yeah as peter last mentioned how do you wash these?

  16. omg_a_gecko says:

    if you want both sides to work.. use 2 usb keyboards, left half of one and the right of the other – then join the halves up to a USB hub :P

    and how about a trackball mouse under the zip for the ladies? lol :P

  17. BAF says:

    Umm, the y key is on the left. I have always hit ‘y’ with my left hand too. Whoever said it is on the right side in the pic… are you blind?

  18. smilr says:

    Umm the y key is closer to my right index finger, so I’ve always hit it with my right index finger. Why would you reach further with the left index finger to hit it?

  19. Scott says:

    Bluetooth and this would be the most awesome. however, this is pretty awesome.

  20. Aamer says:

    Nice but stupid

  21. cristinel says:

    fdsz

  22. The File Clerk says:

    This is neat, next we need cording keyboard gloves

  23. strider_mt2k says:

    It’d be a lot cooler if they had finished the job.

  24. Peter says:

    @Capital C

    sorry, i meant left when i said right and vice versa.

  25. BAF says:

    It seems more of a stretch to me to hit y with my right index finger. For some reason it seems totally easier to hit it with the left, so I have always done it.

  26. andrei says:

    So how do you share the keyboard ? .. Or do you ?

  27. Patrick says:

    What’s next?

    A touch pad that’s positioned over your naughty bits ?

  28. Alex says:

    Can you wash them?

  29. mooola says:

    LMAO Classic!!!

  30. exparyday says:

    Хорошо что еще кто-то делает оригинальные сайты. Спасибо за информацию, очень интересно.

  31. I think the best way to connect the two halves, would be to use conductive thread, and make circuit board patterns between the two, you could make straight runs but the circuit board pattern would add geek points.

  32. hunnter says:

    this is just sweet.

    i just wonder how well the keys press in, since flexi-boards tend to be awkward at times. (at least the ones that i have tried)

    as for connecting the 2 sides, wouldn’t it have just been simple enough to connect wires to the “boards” on each end?
    just line it across the insides of the cloth in a cable-tie of some sort. (maybe even make one from the same material as the pants, extra points)
    you could probably even loop it when it reaches the middle so that it has extra length to stretch… just make sure it stays away from the little man downstairs, don’t want to choke the poor guy.

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  34. vashSin says:

    man! nevermind the y key id rather use my left hand then not have these at all!

    but im still a littly curious about how you wash them aand keep the linking components(whatever they may be) from detaching or getting watter damaged..

    I WOULD PAY if you could make theses Blutooth compatable with a phone or pc… just come in … take a sit, and start typing… wait can you type wile walking? lol

  35. Eagle says:

    lol cool but what if u get electrocuted some how.. that thing will become sausage..lol

  36. Eagle says:

    just need a joystick beside it lol… u know

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  42. Joe says:

    This is really cool. I’d say we put the monitor on the pants as well? In this way, we’ll then have a complete set to play tetris in. -Joe

  43. Andrew says:

    those pants are really cool… I bet that if they cold be mass produced or marketed they could maybe have a trend of their own with nerds haha :)

  44. Those are awesome. The craftsmanship is very impressive.

  45. PocketBrain says:

    So…. looks like I will no longer be forced to type with only one hand…

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