Keyboard Builders' Digest
!! 10% off of the magnetic Whitefox Eclipse !!
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Projects

Chordie chording keyboard

The Chordie is an open-source hand-wired chording keyboard by kbjunky with optional trackball support.

KBD.news
Published August 27, 2021
Creators! Feel free to tip me off about your keyboard related projects to bring them to 100K readers.

Git repo, build guide here.

Ever since I laid my hands on gbords.ca Ginny keyboard I felt like there was some room for improvements. This is my attempt at making it a bit better – kbjunky.

The main difference is that the Chordie supports a trackball. There are 3 mouse buttons on the left side and the trackball is wired through SPI interface. The mouse buttons can also be used as part of the chords or for switching layers which opens a wide spectrum of possibilities like scrolling with the ball etc.

The trackball part is optional though, the keyboard setup performs well with touchpads like Apple Magic Trackpad or can supplement any commercial trackball.

To ensure an easy building process all parts just clip in and only 2 screws are needed to secure the trackball sensor.

The Cordie is using the ASETNIOP chording system plus layers for all the other keys that are not included in it.

Typing demo:

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

Published on Fri 27th Aug 2021. Featured in KBD #41 (source).


Related

A 5-key chorded keyboard

A 5-key chorded keyboard by zxyzyxz (article, git).

Chordie updated

The chording keyboard you shouldn't be scared of, Chordie by kbjunky, has been updated.

One-handed Mist

The Mist by defiant00 is a one-handed, mirrored keyboard with an own firmware and chording layout.

Veyboard: syllable chording

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

Cardboard prototyping: Toilet paper roll chorded keyboard

Toilet paper roll chorded keyboard by motfalcon

Artsy Fartsy

Artsy Fartsy is an ergo artsey keyboard by u/GrO3veman.

×
top