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Octoplus Trio

Keyboarddweeb's Alex Miller shared the source files of the Octoplus Trio, a 11-key one-handed keyboard.

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Published February 16, 2024
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As already reported earlier this year, Keyboarddweeb's Alex Miller (aka doesntfazer) is giving away one-handed keyboards to anyone with a disability who needs one. These are Octoplus Trios with the artsey/ardux layout, and the PCB is now open source.

I will be giving away Octoplus Trio’s to anyone who has lost the ability to use their right arm. It’s an 8 key artsyio layout with dedicated space bar, backspace and shift keys and a Cirque trackpad – Alex.

This is only for the left hand, but the plan is to make a right-handed version depending on interest. In fact, it looks like the right handed version is already done but isn't available in the repo yet.

Specs

  • 11 keys (4x2+3)
  • left (or right) handed
  • MX, hotswap
  • Cirque trackpad support

In addition, Alex launched a dedicated subreddit for accessible peripherals for disabled people, check out r/AccessiblePeripherals.

If you don't know me, you might not have known that my life-long dream was to be an engineer. A dear friend of mine's wife lost their leg in a motorcycle accident. After that, I pivoted that dream to being a robotic prosthetic engineer. I think a good step in that direction is to work on accessible computer peripherals – Alex.

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According to Alex, the left handed versions should be shipping out mid-March, and he will be streaming his progress on every build on the keyboarddweebs YouTube channel.

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Published on Fri 16th Feb 2024. Featured in KBD #155.


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