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Arisutea variants

The Arisutea is a set of Alice-like layouts open-sourced by mattjames03.
Published November 29, 2021
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As a result of his journey to recreate an Alice-like keyboard, mattjames03 published the source files of different Alice variants plus a case.

The layout was originally created by FateNozomi, inspired by Lyn's EM7 and TGR Alice with some modification. The layout was then modified by CorruptedJef and robotictomato to add USB-C, ESD and to shift/add some keys. This inspired me to modify the layout further by adding the ability to swap your switches out whenever you want and to make some keys a little more permanent – mattjames03.

At the time there are 3 variants and a stacked acrylic case in 2 different styles.

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Published on Mon 29th Nov 2021. Featured in KBD #54 (source).


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