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AWKB - A Weird Keyboard

AWKB by wj-zhe is a 36-key split keyboard with trackball, driven by a Xiao RP2040.
Published February 16, 2024
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The AWKB ("A Weird Keyboard"), designed by wj-zhe, is not simply another 36-key split. In fact, driven by Seeed Studio's Xiao RP2040 with a limited number of pins, this keyboard uses Japanese Matrix to spare some of the I/Os for the trackball (pmw3360 based sensor) and rotary encoder.


  • 35-36 keys (5x3+3)
  • MX
  • Xiao RP2040 controller
  • trackball
  • encoder



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Published on Fri 16th Feb 2024. Featured in KBD #155 (source).



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