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Ximi prototype

Ximi is a split keyboard prototype with dual trackball/trackpad support – by Sadek Baroudi.

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Published September 23, 2022
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This is a prototype! The Ximi V1 fixed some issues and ended up as a quite different keyboard (e.g. on-board controllers).

Ximi is another project by Sadek Baroudi / Fingerpunch, this time a split keyboard with dual trackball/trackpad support, and Xiao RP2040 controller boards (don't forget the Seeed keyboard competition).

Features

  • Xiao RP2040
  • Haptic feedback
  • Audio buzzer
  • 42 or 36 key (outer columns can be broken off)
  • Dual cirque support
  • Dual trackball support
  • Per key RGB support
  • Hotswap MX and Choc
  • 3-way thumb wheel (below thumb cluster)

As of my understanding, the 3-way "thumb wheel" is rather a 3-way switch (this one).

You can flick the switch left, right, or you can press it. Each of those actions act and are defined just like a regular keyswitch in QMK – sadekbaroudi.

The firmware still needs some finishing touches, but the case files have been already published:

I'm working on an issue in the firmware, so by the time I get everything sorted and publish proper, I'd guess a couple of weeks to a month – sadekbaroudi.

Cases available in the fingerpunch Git repo: https://github.com/sadekbaroudi/fingerpunch/tree/master/keyboards/ximi

https://github.com/sadekbaroudi/fingerpunch/tree/master/keyboards/ximi/cases/stl

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Published on Fri 23rd Sep 2022. Featured in KBD #96 (source).


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