This project emulates the sound of my old faithful IBM Model-M space saver
bucklespring keyboard while typing on my notebook, mainly for the purpose of
annoying the hell out of my coworkers.
Bucklespring runs as a background
process and plays back the sound of each key pressed and released on your
keyboard, just as if you were using an IBM Model-M. The sound of each key has
carefully been sampled, and is played back while simulating the proper
distance and direction for a realistic 3D sound palette of pure nostalgic
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install bucklespring, simply use the following command: