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Valkyrie folding keyboard

VFK-001 aka Valkyrie folding keyboard, a vertical Dactyl that can be folded up and taken with you. Shared by v0Che.
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.


Published on Fri 10th Feb 2023. Featured in KBD #113 (source).

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