Keyboard Builders' Digest
Save 5% at Ashkeebs! Code: KBDNEWS
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Projects

Pica40 v2.1

Some updates to the Pica40 – v2.1 published by zzeneg.
Published March 23, 2023
Creators! Feel free to tip me off about your keyboard related projects to bring them to 100K readers.

After sharing his Pica40 v2 and PicaChoc36, Evgenii Vilkov aka zzeneg is back with Pica40 v2.1.

Just a small incremental update to my Pica40 keyboard – zzeneg.


  • TRRS support added so it can be used instead of USB-C if you prefer it (or just don't want to solder USB-C connectors).
  • Rotary encoder can be on any side, not only left one as before.
  • 3D printed case has a better shape, has more battery space and there is also a thin version now, as low as regular MX can go – thanks to the bottom plate with cutouts and a rubber sheet instead of usual legs. Top plate is only 9.3mm from table.
  • Pic: Pica bottom plate

    Pica bottom plate


    • 40 keys
    • splay
    • XIAO controller footprint


    Do you like this post? Share, donate, subscribe, tip me off!

    Published on Thu 23rd Mar 2023. Featured in KBD #117 (source).



    The SHO by fmash16 is a XIAO based 36-key Choc split keyboard.

    Thumbs Up! V2

    Sasha Karmanov shared his distinctive Thumbs Up! V2 keyboard with a raised thumb cluster.

    Manibus: a split aluminum keyboard

    The Manibus is a split ergo aluminum keyboard by DrFish96 featuring magnetic wrist rests.

    Rolio 0.9

    MickiusMousius shared the updated Rolio 0.9, a premium split keyboard in a nice aluminum chassis.

    3-piece keyboard design

    Ruutanakostaja is working on a handwired keyboard that can be built for less than 50 euros (STL).

    UHK wireless stand

    UHK wireless stand by gdeLopata (pics).