Good question, since you seem interested in it, do you think there’s many people that would want this? It’s a pretty specialized way of doing input.
Technically I’m sure they’d be able to figure out a way, but unless there’s enough demand, I highly doubt they’d do it themselves. I can see them lending some sample parts and a bit of technical advice to anyone wanting to do one themselves.
Certainly feasible, Framework certainly wants 3rd parties to make Framework compatible modules and accessories. If there was someone trying to make commercial parts, I’m sure they’d do some partnership/technical help/etc.
But again…what’s the demand that makes a 3rd party want to make one?
The only real thing I can think of is for a court stenographer and similar folks who don’t need to carry around a bulky extra device that plugs into the computer, they just carry around a Framework with this keyboard as the input. Maybe there is a decent market for that, although niche.
Why don’t you go do some research and find out if the idea excites people using these every day? Maybe it does, and you can put together a business plan with both paid support & pricey, specialized input module that sits on top of a Framework system, go out and a sizable business loan and hire some good engineers to make it happen?
Or at least get enough money to make a janky prototype that works, and get some VC funding to get the rest of the way there? I’d actually recommend that, get a prototype working, even if not pretty, that may not look good but is mostly usable. Getting from that to a full-blown component still isn’t easy, but you’ve put time and your own money into it to get to a point that you have something working, and just need the money to get all the tooling setup and get supply chain, sales, marketing, etc going.
I don’t mean to sound dismissive, although I suppose I do a bit, but anything over a prototype/DIY solution that’s not super elegant and integrated is going to boil down to “is there enough of a market that I can make money off of it in not too distant future, and what will it cost to start making that money”.
That’s the bit that makes it unlikely to happen, IMO, other than maybe a couple of DIYers here. I’d LOVE to see you take this and run with it and make it happen, even though I’d never ever use one/buy one. Because it’s cool, and it helps make Framework ecosystem better, and because someone else is making what they want a reality.