Ximi V1 is here after last year's slightly different prototype. Sadek Baroudi put a lot of features in this 36/42 split keyboard.
KBD.news Published April 23, 2023
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Ximi, Sadek Baroudi's (fingerpunch.xyz) feature-rich split keyboard, may be familiar for you. First introduced last year, the recently announced Ximi V1 ended up as a slightly different product compared to what was featured e.g. in KBD96 as the Ximi prototype/beta.
36-42 keys (last columns can be broken off)
Integrated RP2040 controllers (as opposed to Xiao daughterboards of the prototype)
16 MB external flash storage
Per-key led support (SK6812 mini-e)
MX or choc hotswap (supports both, but not concurrently)
3-position thumb switch below thumb cluster (left, right, push)
Supports a 34mm trackball, 25mm trackball or a cirque trackpad
Trackball requires a trackball sensor breakout board. Sadek has his own breakout board, but also tested with the Charybdis sensor PCB
Full duplex TRRS
Break out pins for all remaining available GPIO (GP4, GP5, GP6), USB-C pins (in case your port breaks, you can fix it!), SPI/I2C/LED pins (allowing you to add your own led features, like led rings or led strips for underglow)