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Handwired build

This is a handwired build by scissor_rock_paper featuring a port expander.

The left side has the microcontroller and the right side has an IO expander. The firmware and soldering was a bit more involved than two microcontrollers but "it was fun to learn and debug".

I am a bit fan of wood for keyboards. It adds a nice weight, feel and acoustics in addition to looking great. It is more limited in what you can do though.

Build guide and firmware to be shared later.

Published on Sun 4th Jul 2021. Featured in KBD #33 (source).


Zephirum - an ergo monoblock

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Dactylria: a Dactyl ManuForm fork

Dactylria - a Dactyl ManuForm fork with thumbs inspired by Kyria and Keyboardio Model 01 by jchendy with source (git).


KUSOboard by covah901 with Longan Nano completed.



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