Stront is a feature-packed 38-key split by zzeneg – with LCD and trackpad.
KBD.news Published April 7, 2023
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The Stront – name derived from strontium in Polish, not from the Dutch meaning – is an open-source split keyboard by Evgenii Vilkov aka zzeneg.
Really happy to present my latest keyboard. It has a layout heavily adapted for my fingers, but I hope they are not so unique. Also my first time using Cirque trackpad and LCD display with a help of quantum painter and lvgl, it was very fun to work with them! – zzeneg.
Evgenii is a prolific creator with designs like the Smol, PicaChoc, or recently v2.1 of the Pica40.
His latest model, the Stront, is a low-pro split keyboard with 38 keys, only compatible with Choc v1 for now, featuring Waveshare RP2040 Zero MCUs, an LCD on one side and Cirque trackpad on the other.
38 keys, low-profile Choc v1 switches
Waveshare RP2040 Zero
USB-C or TRRS interconnection between the halves
LCD display (1.69" 240x280 by default)
Cirque trackpad (40mm by default)
2-key pinky columns
splay on ring/pinky columns
rotary and roller encoder
3D printed cases
The LCD displays standard info like modifiers and layers, but also additional information which is delivered by a PC host application using raw HID communication. Currently supported data is time, system volume, input layout and media info.
The back plate has Horizon style cutouts for the lowest possible profile: