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Flactyl

Yan T shared his Flactyl, a pretty unique wireless split with 6-key flat thumb clusters.

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Published May 26, 2023
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The Flactyl, a tented wireless split by Yan T aka Past_Consequence_276, features a unique thumb cluster.

Designed to be poked, not pressed, this arrangement of the six thumb keys allows the author to use them in any combinations – thus in theory accessing up to 13 layers instead of just six.

Initially my plan was to build foldable keyboard yet with 60 degree tenting and big thumb cluster so it was something similar to dactyl yet flat when folded. Hence the name Flactyl. Unfortunately, I was not able to design foldable case and I've been struggling with it for very long time. So I decided to ditch that plan and go with the simple case you see now – Past_Consequence.

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Published on Fri 26th May 2023. Featured in KBD #124 (source).


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