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Inspiration

Hakkei HX-S1 keyboard

A classy detachable split prototype with slightly scooped case/plate.

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Touchboard

The Touchboard is an all-in-one human input device concept by the German Butterfly Company.

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Saddle keycap profile

A great write-up on the evolution and ergonomics of 大岡俊彦's saddle keycap profile.

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Uncokeeb

The Uncokeeb by bluesocarrot is a per-finger chorded keyboard concept prototype.

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FinnGus keyboard kit

FinnGus is a cat shaped 3D printed through-hole FR4 Alice style kit inspired by the cats (Finn and Gus) of JackPikatea.

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Hollow 3D keycaps

Some inspiration for you: these strange 3D structures by @taneyats are actual keycaps.

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1,048 buttons to press

Tokyo based elevator button manufacturer Shimada Denki Seisakusho set up a wall of 1,048 buttons to press.

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Medley of crazy ideas

Big-ass enter with embedded touchpad, artisan OLED covers, prototyping with rails, LED indicator light using a BIC ballpoint tube.

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A heavyweight fullsize with handle

Filco's 4.4kg heavyweight fullsize with steel top plate and handle.

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Corne Architect case

Daily inspiration: a nice blend of walnut and acrylic.

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Foldable keyboard

Mr_Cupcake33 finished his foldable build.

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Cocot46

The cocot46 is a homebrew keyboard with an integrated trackball and rotary encoder.

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Glove80

The Glove80 by MoErgo is the end result of hundreds of ergonomic A/B testing experiments.

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Google's mechanical keyboard cup

An open-source mechanical keyboard cup by Google.

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Recreating the 1x2 LEGO keyboard

Introducing the 1x2: bringing a 25 year old keyboard sin back from the grave and on to your desk! Committed by jonathansouter.

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IBM Selectric teardown poster

Looking at this IBM Selectric teardown I'm glad we build mechanical keyboards and not typewriters.

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Grabbity Gloves

Introducing the Grabbity Gloves by loopsbellart.

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Laptop replacement keyboard

A tented laptop replacement keyboard by kevinfrei.

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FoldKB split ortho using standard keyset

The FoldKB by friglesnart and bakingpy is a split ortho using standard keyset.

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Zaphod in the acrylic plate case

Zaphod by petejohanson in the acrylic plate case.

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KMO - an input pass-through and macropad

Meet KMO by sango_gg, a companion for your keyboard that acts as an input pass-through and macropad.

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Cherry's Lily58

A layered rainbow unicorn-pony barf designed by cherryvellia and obosob.

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Am Hatsu

Am Hatsu with prototype pics.

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Motorized typing angle adjustment

The M-One from Besides Studios uses lifting motors to adjust typing angle.

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lulu

Introducing lulu - a design by boardsource_xyz based on the Lily58.

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