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Chonky Kong

Another open-source ortho keyboard by weteor with offset bottom row: Chonky Kong.

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Published April 7, 2023
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The Chonky Kong by weteor is a 51-60 key orthogonal keyboard with versatile and offset bottom row – similar to his DigDug, Froggr, Brk Out, etc., but with a numpad in the center.

It's called the Chonky Kong. Essentially expanding the Kong with a center numpad and rearranging the macrocolumn. Wanted something for the desktop with easy reachable numpad for CAD work – weteor.

Features

  • 15x4 ortho layout
  • MX or Choc, hotswap
  • onboard RP2040
  • QMK with Vial support
  • offset bottom row with lots of options
  • case

The two part case is 3d printed resin, in the top photo spray-painted in nautilus blue, pebble white and a few coats of matte varnish.

Resources

As always with weteor's projects, the Chonky Kong is open source. CAD data, PCBA production and case files can be found in the repo at:

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Published on Fri 7th Apr 2023. Featured in KBD #119 (source).


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