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Chakra56 is a handwired low-profile split keyboard designed and shared by u/Noctevo.
Published August 30, 2022

This custom split is called Chakra56 and was designed by Noctevo aka Nocte who also shared the case files for those who are interested in printing it.

was designing my own 3d printed split but it looks too much like a lily58 – Noctevo.

The author decided to call it chakra56 as his surname ends in "chak" and the keyboard has 56 keys.

Handwired, 3D printed, slightly tented, columnar stagger, number row, thumb cluster, OLED displays, rotary encoders.

The case, designed in Fusion 360, is slightly tented – 6.5-7 mm at the outer edge and 11 mm where the screens are.


The rough surface is achieved by printing it on a PEI surface (amazon).

STL files:

Noctevo wants to make a PCB when he can find some free time and he has other plans as well:

I like how it feels but I still need a palm rest. I want to design one that's still connected to the keyboard but it's adjustable. Maybe the only thing I don't like is that it's too lightweight and so it moves around too easily – Noctevo.

Published on Tue 30th Aug 2022. Featured in KBD #93 (source).

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