VFK-001 aka Valkyrie folding keyboard, a vertical Dactyl that can be folded up and taken with you. Shared by v0Che.
KBD.news Published February 10, 2023
The Valkyrie or vfk-001, a detachable monoblock split by v0Che, uses a cool folding tenting mechanism:
Last year I used a heavily modified Skeleton from aaa_tu as the main keyboard. I really liked such a high dactyl arc (45deg) but I could not take it on the travel. Two months ago I decided to explore the topic of folding dactyls on quiet mx switches (kailh chocs give less height but don't have quiet switches) – v0Che.
According to the author, the design process was an exciting journey through the world of 3d modeling and a lot of prototypes – there were stability issues and the transformation mechanism was unreliable.
To fix the problem of the stability, v0Che designed a magnetic stabilizer that can be easily removed so the Valkyrie can be used as a separate split with a notebook between the halves.
And the origin on the name (and colorway)?
The color scheme of the keyboard uses a design from the anime of my childhood – Macross and unit VF-1 Valkyrie.