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Nova is a Buran variant/mod by Protieusz: an orthoish monoblock split with trackball, on-board RP2040 and roller encoder.
Published May 10, 2024
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This is Nova by Protieusz, a new take on the Buran which was originally designed by ScatterDrifter. This revamped angled unibody has 38 individual RGB LEDs, 25mm integrated trackball, RP2040 on board, and optional 3x EVQ roller encoders.

If you compare the two PCBs, you can see that the original was heavily modded:

  • RP2040 components rearranged and routed from scratch
  • PMW3360 sensor added
  • EVQ roller encoder option added (EC11 footprints removed)
  • 38 individual RGBs added
  • Switch plate and top case modified according to the changes



  • orthoish unibody split
  • 38 keys (3x5+4 per half)
  • MX, soldered
  • on-board RP2040
  • trackball (PMW3360)
  • optional roller encoders


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Published on Fri 10th May 2024. Featured in KBD #165.


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