Keyboard Builders' Digest
5% off of Invokeys' tasty switches!
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Projects


Batreeq: A 30-key pseudosplit keyboard by AlSaMoMo – with a trackball and scroll ring.
Published November 7, 2022
Creators! Feel free to tip me off about your keyboard related projects to bring them to 100K readers.

The monoblock split Batreeq by Alaa Saad Mansour aka AlSaMoMo features a trackball, scroll ring and haptic buzzer feedback.

I have been using 30 key boards for a while and they have been the most comfortable. I wanted to learn how to integrate a trackball into them. So I designed this board – AlSaMoMo.

Based in Berlin, Alaa has been churning out ergo keyboards for the last couple of months, and the Batreeq – meaning "penguin" – is the latest one in the long list of his 30% splits and monoblocks.

All the boards you can find in his GitHub repo are/have:

  • 34/32/30 keys
  • Wireless
  • Diodeless
  • Tenting puck support
  • JST connector for battery


Do you like this post? Share, donate, subscribe, tip me off!

Published on Mon 7th Nov 2022. Featured in KBD #102 (source).



The ErgoMorph55 by _vastrox_ is a low profile monoblock keyboard.


Cheapis is a cheap single-MCU Ferris/Sweep alternative by PM_ME_YOUR_MAINFRAME.


Joshua Chung's Saturn is a pretty sick monoblock split PCB with chunky hotswap controllers via DB25 parallel connectors.


ADreamOfStorms made uninarf, a wireless unibody keyboard.


The Unibodysweep is – well – a unibody Sweep/Ferris by Lucordes.

Veyboard: syllable chording

When you think you've already seen everything, mrmrabcabc introduces Veyboard, a syllable chording keyboard.