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Nearer - a 118-key ortho

The Nearer is a handwired 118-key ortholinear keyboard by GoldenSights. With detailed build log.

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Published May 30, 2021

Features: ortholinear, steel plate, handwired, duplex matrix, wooden case, and an intimidating large amount of hot glue.

As far as I understand, this gigantic ortho project started when the author realized there is no vertical navigation cluster on the market.

Also, it seems this week is about duplex matrices.

Gallery: https://imgur.com/a/FG4bzVd

A detailed build log: https://voussoir.net/writing/kb_nearer

Typing demo:

Published on Sun 30th May 2021. Featured in KBD #28 (source).


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