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TENET 70%

An interesting layout concept by oy2r of Metakey: TENET 70% keyboard kit.

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Published April 25, 2022
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One keyboard with two layout configurations: Thanks to the completely horizontally symmetrical design of the mounting mechanism for the bottom weight to the lower case, as well as the split-PCB design for the different areas, you can switch between two layouts: regular or Southpaw.

Why is it called TENET?

"Tenet" is one of the few palindromes in English (like kayak, racecar, level, etc.), and it means "creed", "purpose", "principle".

Having decided on the design feature of a changeable layout, I felt I had to find a palindrome to fulfill the role of this keyboard's name. A palindrome that could be read from left to right and right to left, just as the keyboard can be built both right-handed and left-handed – oy2r.

Features

  • Typing angle: 8°
  • Layout: Regular or Southpaw FRL 70%
  • Front height: 18mm
  • Dimensions: 374 x 115 x 30mm
  • Mount: Isolated Gasket Mount
  • Plate material: PC
  • OLED screen: 256 x 32 pixel Customizable OLED Monochrome Screen
  • Split PCB design allow for Southpaw layout swap
  • Hotswap with per-key RGB underglow
  • Soldered with ISO, Split Backspace, WKL row and Split Shift Support
  • USB-C daughterboard

GH thread: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=116758.0

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Published on Mon 25th Apr 2022. Featured in KBD #75 (source).


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