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Google's mechanical keyboard cup

An open-source mechanical keyboard cup by Google.

I don't usually feature meme boards but the Gboard Yunomi version by Google is slightly different than e.g a banana macropad.

Beside being fully open-source (git repo), it is a homage to the Grand Kitano Tea Ceremony in Japan's Momoyama period (1587). (I can't help but think about what happened in my country while in Kyoto people participated in the Woodstock of tea sipping. What about you and your country?)

And there's a nice 3D emulator on the official site. Try it after clicking the blue button in the upper right corner.

The default layout helps the input of some hard-to-type fish kanji but you can change the layer with the kana button (left of backspace) to access the hiragana set.

If you dare to test your skills of typing the fish names, there's a built-in game as well. Good luck! :|

(Slightly related: the toilet paper roll chorded keyboard.)

Published on Mon 4th Oct 2021. Featured in KBD #46 (source).


Gadgetina: a different kind of mechanical keyboard

The Gadgetina is a MIDI controller by mpark with Wicki-Hayden layout.


Music visualization on your keyboard

Music visualization on your keyboard through the Raw HID interface by Ruirize.

Motorized typing angle adjustment

This prototype uses lifting motors to adjust typing angle.


Deskmat sized board

Fellow builder factoryofidols saw those deskmats the size of your keyboard and got inspired.