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Chordie updated

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

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Published March 9, 2023

If you can remember kbjunkys Chordie, a chording keyboard based off gBoard's Ginny, it was first featured in 2021 (KBD#41). The author has been using it ever since and shared an updated version recently.

Changes

Changes compared to the original one:

  • compact design
  • easier to build
  • OpenSCAD generator to get the best fitting Chordie for you
  • lots of improvements to the chording engine
  • well designed and tested layout/chord set
  • now supports both Choc/MX switches
  • IR sensors
  • one more key/side

IR is used for tasks when holding chords for too long would be tiring. Like for doom scrolling.

Instead of holding two keys you can hover your hand over the sensor to activate scrolling with ball. But they can be programmed to anything – kbjunky.

Resources

Published on Thu 9th Mar 2023. Featured in KBD #115 (source).


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