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Unibody Ximi

Sadek Baroudi turned the Ximi into a unibody split by designing a new tented case.
Published June 4, 2023
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Sadek Baroudi ( designed a monoblock case for his otherwise true split Ximi PCB. The case has a fixed 10 degree tenting.

So, I love unibodies, but I feel like I'm missing out sometimes in that you can't easily tent them… – Sadek Baroudi.

The Ximi supports dual trackballs / trackpad, so Sadek wired up the left half to a breakout board with a mount for a 57mm trackball, and used Amoeba royales single-key PCBs to wire up the extra mouse keys below the trackball.

As the author points out, with so many split keyboard PCBs out there, you can do this with any of them with a bit of 3D modeling.


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Published on Sun 4th Jun 2023. Featured in KBD #124 (source).


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