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W60 by wlard

W60 is an open-source, 3D-printed, handwired,hotswap keyboard by wlard.

This is the continuation of wlard's hotswap no-soldering macropads, this time as a 60% keyboard.

The case and plate are 3D printed (source files) and each switch gets its own printed hotswap socket (source files). With a diode attached these hotswap sockets can be wired together with simply twisting its wires together.

How this is done is showcase in this video:

You can still just do a normal handwiring with soldering, the controller mount fits a Pro Micro.

Keyboard files on my github here:

Hotswap sockets:

Published on Fri 10th Sep 2021. Featured in KBD #43 (source).


Keyboard with IR receiver

This time riskable put an IR receiver into his keyboard (video).

HP 264X keyboard

A mouthwatering HP 264X keyboard from 1974 reviewed by Chyrosran22.


Keypatch by Genest Technologies

The Keypatch AT is an IBM Model F addon from the '80s by Genes Technologies. Presented by LGR (video).