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Thumbs Up! turned into a monoblock by u/ak66666 – with one more level.

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Published February 20, 2022
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You might be familiar with ak66666's Fish Ladder and original Thumbs Up! projects where he utilizes a raised thumb cluster.

This time he came up with a multilevel 44-key keyboard – the Thumbs Up! halves in an unsplit monoblock form with an extra level for the raised index finger keys.

People often find the raised thumb cluster confusing since most keyboards featuring thumb keys on a different level have them usually the other way around: lower.

I have a hard time to explain this layout. It is comfortable for me, so it may be just my hands – ak66666.

However, with an additional level for the index fingers this is the first PCB-based iteration which can make more sense to the uninitiated: it can be seen as a tented layout achieved by staggering the planes rather than by the common tenting solutions like screws, legs or 3D printing.

GitHub repo: https://github.com/ak66666/ThumbsUpUnsplit

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Published on Sun 20th Feb 2022. Featured in KBD #66 (source).


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