It’s a keeb boar wonderland here, and in addition to all the trinkeys and stemma qt boards, we’re also designing a macropad! this one is 3×4 kailh-sockets for MX compatible mechanical keys. each key has a neopixel underneath. There’s one rotary encoder with switch, and a pretty 1.3″ 128×64 OLED. for the chipset we’ll be going with the RP2040 which has enough pins that we don’t even need to matrix the keypad! a STEMMA QT port lets you plug whatever sensor or extension you’d like. we fitted a little buzzer for sound effects, and 8MB flash chip. there’s a lot of room around the rotary encoder so folks could use chonky knobs.
We’re callin these Keeb boars for now, since we have this little friend to go with them (making a boar version soon).
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Yes a macropad is cool and all, but where mechanical keyboard?
YES! I didn’t see you mention it but please tell me this will be using Circuit Python! If so I am DEFINITELY BUYING this! Please make a 104 keyboard too that has CP with some extra macros above the num pad!
ps I never commented here before but the captcha is awesome!
Oh man, this will make for a great macro keyboard! You could even use the rotary encoder to switch between pages of functionality. I dig!! I’ve never used Stemma Qt extensions before, but adding some audio output would be great for audio samples. Will it have Lipo compatibility as well? Hard to tell just by looking at the pads. 😛
Looking forward to the possibilities of this, but I am hoping that board diagram isn’t the final pass because I can’t help but notice one thing it should probably have added to it…mounting holes. I see the points for the keys, but I do not see any for mounting the board itself to something. Considering this board is intended for keypresses and such instead of just a microcontroller or sensor that doesn’t require much handling it might be better to have a more solid mounting option then glue on the back or a case with an inset for it to rest in.
going to be adding in the next revision, this is to get this going 🙂