TheVanKeyboards.com was the original home for TheVanKeyboards projects. Early iterations included a catalog of items for sale, a blog, and some information about the Minivan (the original TVK keyboard). Later versions of the site added reference information about other TVK keyboards (plate files, dimensions, links to order 3D printed parts) as well as a layout generator that simplified building firmware for TVK keyboards.
The oldest archived version of the site available from The Wayback Machine is from April 4, 2017
In October 2019 TheVanKeyboards sent an email stating that they would be closing shop. All outstanding orders were shipped and all items on the store were available to purchase while stock remained. Once all remaining inventory was sold the shop section of the site was removed. The rest of the site remained online as a source for resource files and hosting the firmware configurator.
One year later on October 27, 2020, a new site was born to serve as the new home for Trash Man projects: Trashman.club
The configurator was designed as a GUI-based programming aid to allow users to design layouts and build firmwares for TVK boards without requiring any specialized knowledge. Initially designed for the TMK firmware for the original MiniVan, it has evolved over time to build QMK firmware and now supports 15 boards including several community boards that are favorites of Trash Man.
The live version of the configurator can be found here: https://qmk.thevankeyboards.com/
The test instance of the configurator for prototype boards can be found here: http://test.thevankeyboards.com:8000/
Trash Man is a frequent contributor on the 40% keyboards Discord server. A dedicated channel named
#trash-man-emporium has been established to discuss TVK and Trash Man projects.
The server is public and can be joined by visiting https://discord.gg/40percent