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TheStuChef's 58-key low-pro ChonkV is based on the chocV but features, among other things, a number row.
Published March 30, 2023
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The ChonkV, published by Stu aka FlatFootFox/TheStuChef, is a 58-key low-profile keyboard with Choc spacing – based on brickbots's chocV design. It adds a number row, an additional outer column, and thumb keys in the style of the Atreus.

This keyboard was designed largely as a way of learning the Ergogen keyboard layout generator. I was pretty happy with my previous keyboard build, the split Sofle Choc, but this new keyboard design allowed me to test a variety of concepts I'd been curious about experimenting with. […] It's chonky. It's a chonky chocV. The ChonkV – TheStuChef.


  • 58 keys, low profile, Choc spacing
  • number row
  • hotswap option
  • wireless/nice!nano controller board
  • nice!view display
  • reset button, power switch
  • Horizon style backplate and 3D printed case
  • Ergogen yaml files


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Published on Thu 30th Mar 2023. Featured in KBD #118 (source).



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