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ErgoNICE

An ErgoDox-ish but asymmetric split keyboard by valpackett: ErgoNICE.

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Published January 15, 2023

ErgoNICE is an open-source 69-key column-staggered split mechanical keyboard by Val Packett. With a rotary knob, extra connectors, a 3D printed case with "floating key" (borderless) design, and Rusty firmware.

I made a custom split mechanical keyboard! Because it's me, this involved things like contributing to a PCB design tool and discovering a ridiculously optimized way to read a keyboard matrix – Val.

Project files were published almost a year ago, but the author just shared a blog post about the design process.

Some highlights: SMDA left half and through-hole right side, DIP package I/O expander, designed in Horizon EDA (rather than KiCad), etc.

Resources

Published on Sun 15th Jan 2023. Featured in KBD #111 (source).


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