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The NewType-36 by Protieusz is a derivative of the nowt36 – with trackball.
Published April 27, 2024
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Protieusz shared his NewType-36, a nowt36 variant with an integrated 25mm trackball, per-key RGB, powered by a Waveshare RP2040 Zero.

I have upgraded the nowt36 with the permission from tamago324 to add a 25mm trackball in the middle area and upgrade the mcu from Pro Micro to Waveshare RP2040 Zero and 36 individual RGBs – Protieusz.

The nowt36, this monoblock split, was originally designed by tamago324 who gave his blessing to Protieusz for the modifications.


  • 36 keys unibody split (3x5+3)
  • MX, soldered
  • trackball (PMW3360)
  • Waveshare RP2040 Zero
  • case



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Published on Sat 27th Apr 2024. Featured in KBD #163.


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