Will there be an option for bluetooth or some other wireless technology? This seems like a great keyboard for use in my living room with a PC hooked up to a big screen TV if wireless. If not, then I could work around with a bluetooth adapter that I have. Currently using a Model M with bluetooth adapter, which looks a little hokey, works well, but is bulky and heavy for casual couch usage.
Yes I think a Bluetooth (BLE) wireless Model F will be in the future. I have discussed with Deskthority user DMA who has designed his CommonSense controller as an alternative to the xwhatsit controller used in this project. He was able to get the F122 to run for about 20 hours on a 500mah Lithium Ion battery using the PSoC 4 BLE module and Cyprus development board (you can use this board as is for the Model F to my knowledge).
The CommonSense controller can be designed to be a drop in replacement for the Brand New Model F Keyboards’ xwhatsit controller.
Currently the CommonSense project has working prototypes but other than that it seems to be on hold. Here is the github page in case anyone is interested in contributing. Please do check out the deskthority thread and post questions there.
It would be great if someone could modify DMA’s diptrace files to make it a drop in replacement for the Model F xwhatsit controller – please do let me know if you are able to help!