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Cornepad

Andrea Varotto shared the files of his Cornepad, a unibody keyboard with a numpad in the center.

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Published January 26, 2024
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The Cornepad is a handwired monoblock keyboard designed by Andrea Varotto aka itsvar8. Teased back in December, it's basically two Cornes stuck together at an -7.5 / 7.5 angle, with a center 4*4 numpad, 2 rotary encoders and RGB.

Most of the time I use fusion 360 or solidworks so my left hand is for shortcuts and dimensions, basically the whole reason for this keyboard is that I wanted to try a split but I was also missing a numpad while using a 40% – Andrea.

At the moment of writing this, finding the 3D files may be a bit tricky: instead of the github repo, they are available here, along with build instructions.

Specs

  • 52 keys (3x5+3 per half)
  • handwired
  • USB-C Raspberry Pi Pico compatible controller
  • RGB LEDs
  • EC11 rotary encoders

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Published on Fri 26th Jan 2024. Featured in KBD #152.


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