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The BFY-1 (the beefy one) by u/bad1o8o is a 18x6 ortho with case STLs.
Published May 15, 2022
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The BFY-1 (pronounced "beefy one") is a 6 rows, 18 columns orthogonal keyboard case for a "non-split" version of the BFO-9000 (from keebio).

The case has a 5° angle built in and the plate is gasket mounted. The internals are a regular BFO-9000, two Pro Micros MCU's, the diodes and reset switches with the only deviation being the handwired TRRS connection without jacks. The cable is routed internally for a cleaner look.

Case STL available here.

"Use however you see fit, fork it, knife it, spoon it – bad1o8o."
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Published on Sun 15th May 2022. Featured in KBD #78 (source).



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