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W60 by wlard

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

Published on September 10, 2021 by KBD.news

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: https://github.com/wlard/keyboards/tree/main/w60

Hotswap sockets: https://github.com/wlard/keyboards/tree/main/hotswap_socket

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


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