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Foam and plate files for Foostan's unibody Cornelius released.

uberslowsloth's post made me aware of Foostan's Cornelius project.

While members of the Corne family are open-source, this one was a group buy earlier this year.

It will not be released as open source. I will release the plate data, and may release the PCB as well – Foostan.

According to the IC last November, this is a gasket mounted monoblock ergo with 10° slant angle (20° between the halves) put in a nice aluminum case.

It seems the author put some of the files up to Github recently, so you can cut your own plate and foam now:

There's also a detailed build guide with lots of useful stuff to learn (not just for those who participated in the GB). I've always thought build guides are one of the most useful aids when it comes to learning about keyboard design:

Published on Fri 13th Aug 2021. Featured in KBD #39 (source).



The cocot46 is a homebrew keyboard with an integrated trackball and rotary encoder.


The Osprey keyboard

The Osprey is xapheau's open-source unibody ergonomic column-staggered keyboard.


Protocol Seven

Protocol Seven, a monoblock split by PM_ME_YOUR_MAINFRAME with a numpad in the center comes with source files.


Kinesis Essential rebuild with Bluetooth

This Kinesis Essential has been turned into wireless by sczizzo. Lot's of useful info in the thread.


Enigma36 handwired with underglow and trackpoint sadekbaroudi.


Zaphod: 34-key unibody split

The Zaphod is a 34-key, wireless, low profile unibody split by petejohanson.