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Handhald ortholinear keyboard on tactile switches

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Touch keyboards have taken over the mobile gadget market. Let's make physical keyboards great again! The goal of this project is to develop a handy physical keyboard for mobile devices like smartphones. With the power of qmk I believe this goal can be achieved!

Key features:

  • Optimized for handheld use
  • Clean ortholinear layout
  • Fully programmable
  • Utilizes both thumb keys and shoulder buttons
  • Pocketable
  • Cute
  • ? Wierless
  • ? Built-in trackpoint

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) - 98.07 kB - 07/16/2022 at 06:59


JPEG Image - 857.19 kB - 07/12/2022 at 12:41


Portable Network Graphics (PNG) - 24.47 kB - 07/10/2022 at 19:32



test layout for keyboard

hex - 49.70 kB - 07/10/2022 at 11:14


  • First result

    Alex07/12/2022 at 13:32 0 comments

    Finally, I create something that I can actually use to get a feel for the project.

    It looks like the cheap switches I used are garbage because they feel different. Some are clicky, others are mushy. There may be the problem with the caps or the case as well.

    I plan to learn how to touch type on this keyboard. Perhaps I should put marks on the caps.

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kelvinA wrote 10/05/2022 at 21:05 point

Has there been any additional progress in this project?

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Alex wrote 10/15/2022 at 16:53 point

Unfortunately, no further progress has yet been made. But I plan to order a factory-made printed circuit board for the project.

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