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Pinci the keyboard

An ultra low profile 34-key build by sproutless with RP2040 and Rust firmware.

Published on September 30, 2021 by KBD.news

Inspired by other open-source projects like the Ferris, Fifi and KeySeeBee, sproutless designed and built his own version of a low profile split.

Hardware

  • Raspberry Pi Pico (RP2040)
  • 34 key layout with two thumb keys skewed outward
  • No diodes, direct switch-to-GPIO connections
  • Reversible PCB
  • Kailh PG1232 Low Profile Switches
  • TRS capable hardware (normal headphone cable)
  • Minimal SMD components and no THT components

Firmware

The firmware is written in Rust using the Keyberon library (and more).

Git repo: https://github.com/camrbuss/pinci

Published on Thu 30th Sep 2021. Featured in KBD #46 (source).


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