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First Hummingbird of the season

A wireless Hummingbird by u/filibustercrankcase sporting a Seeeduino Xiao BLE controller.

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Published April 25, 2022
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I can't believe the Hummingbird hasn't been featured on kbd.news yet.

Here is PJE66's GitHub repo with the files: https://github.com/PJE66/hummingbird

This is a wireless monoblock Hummingbird keyboard that filibustercrankcase finally finished after waiting for the Seeeduino Xiao controller – this time the BLE version – to arrive.

It uses a small 40mah Li-po battery under the controller, which is all hidden beneath a 3D printed cover.

The PCB and case was designed by PJE66, and, according to the owner, the three-piece 3D printed design fits together incredibly well.

I have to thank smores56 for selling me this ridiculous thing in the first place, and to petejohanson and jcmkk3 for all the help and suggestions for setting up ZMK with the Xioa BLE, and also pointing me in the direction of the tiny components required for the build.

The board sports Kailh Choc White switches and custom dyed MBK Blank keycaps.

As a side note, jamesmnw 's Midge was inspired by this keyboard, and a beautiful Hummingbird case with fabulous patina was posted earlier too.

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Published on Mon 25th Apr 2022. Featured in KBD #75 (source).


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