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Mechanical Keyboard and where to find them

This list will help you quickly find your favorite layout and you can start DIY your own custom keyboard.

Quick links

Keyboard:

Components:

Links:

Normal Keyboards

Image Name Size Description
SB-147 136%, 147 key A 147-key 3d printed keyboard, along with custom profile keycaps.
GH80-3000 100%, Full size GH80-3000 is intended to be a replacement PCB of the Cherry Corp.
Voyager97 97%, Full size A compact fullsize keyboard.
HacKeyboard 87%, TKL HacKeyboard is a mechanical keyboard built from scratch using SMK Alps Mount switches from an old Monterey K108 keyboard and Alps compatible keycaps from an old NGS keyboard. It has several features that are not usually found in commercial keyboards: internal keylogger, macro recording, internal USB Hub 2.0, internal flash drive, customizable LED colors, customizable LED effects;
XMMX TKL 87%, TKL The XMMX is a Tenkeyless PCB designed to work with MX compatible switches as well as ALPS SKCL/SKCM and their clones. This PCB is inteded to fit the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid (not the Rapid-i) and the Filco Majestouch 2 TKL cases, although it could fit some other commercial TKL cases.
Toad 70% 70% with space between F-row and number row.
Toad V2 70% Toad with support for MX and Alps switch.
WhiteFox 68%
68Keys.io 68%
Voyager65 65% Cutting-edge 65% keyboard PCB for Keyplus firmware.
Original Voyager

Updated Voyager60
60% A simple MX/Alps 60% board that just works.
Voyager II 60% A simple MX/Alps 60% board using Keyplus firmware.
Ultimate hacking keyboard 60% Split 60% keyboard with trackpoint.
GH60 60% The most popular 60% keyboard pcb.
Infinity 60% 60%
Plainy 60-c 60% This universal 60% PCB is designed to support as little layouts as possible without limiting usability for most users.
TMK Alps 64 60% Poker X compatible 60% size PCB supports various Alps switch keyboard layouts like AEK, Omnikey, Dell, V60MTS and Infinity.
Regack's 59% 59% A reduced size keyboard, but not quite 60%.
iso50 50%
UT47.2 47.2%
Regack's 40% 40%
Equinox 40% WKL compact 40% keyboard PCB.
CW40 40% RGB underglow 40% keyboard.
Akihabara 40% It's a 40%, with an easy to use layout that works well for typists, but perhaps not designers or programmers. Can be 3d printed.
Tanuki 40% Tanuki is a 40% keyboard that uses a split spacebar design to comfortably switch between layers.
Tg4x 40%
Alpha <30% A 28-key semi-ortholinear mechanical keyboard.
RGB TKL 87%, TKL [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
TKL keyboard with RGB on each button.
TS65 68% [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
The Split 65% Keyboard.
BLU60 60% [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
Bluetooth 60% keyboard.

Ergonomics Keyboards

Image Name Description
Atreus The Atreus is a mechanical keyboard designed primarily to match the shape of human hands and to be as portable as possible. The case measures 26x12cm and lacks even a number row, relying heavily upon the fn key.
Atreus62 This version utilizes a Pro Micro for its controller and has a 62 key layout.
Atreis Unsplitting the Iris keyboard.
ErgoDox Ergodox is a keyboard project designed with ergonomics in mind, it uses 76-80 Cherry MX style mechanical switches laid out in a columnar stagger (rather than the more conventional row stagger) layout with components that can easily be sourced. The keyboard is completely programmable and can be flashed with several different firmware options.
Infinity ErgoDox Left handed: https://github.com/kiibohd/pcb/tree/master/ICED%20-%20Left
Right handed: https://github.com/kiibohd/pcb/tree/master/ICED%20-%20Right
ErgoDash
ErgoDash Mini
ErgoTravel A split ergo 4x6 keyboard with 2 or 3 thumb keys and extra inner macro keys.
Redox The Redox project is an open-source, ergonomic split mechanical keyboard. This repository will be used to share information about the project and instruction on how to use and assembly the Redox keyboard.
Dactyl Keyboard The Dactyl is a parameterized, split-hand, concave, columnar, ergonomic keyboard.
Dactyl-ManuForm The main change is that the thumb cluster was adapted from the ManuForm keyboard (geekhack). The walls were changed to just drop to the floor.
Mitosis Wireless Split Ergonomic Keyboard
Interphase A mitosis clone with more keys!!
5plit

Chimera Split wireless QMK powered keyboards
Corne Corne keyboard, a split keyboard with 3x6 column staggered keys and 3 thumb keys, rgb, based on Helix.
MiniDox Pcb
Case
Orbit A split ergonomic keyboard pcb with usb type c.
pteron An ergonomic keyboard heavily inspired by the Atreus, Iris and Atreis keyboards.

Ortholinear Keyboards

Image Name Description
Planck A thumb-chorded 47-key keyboard
Drunk Planck The PCB fits in the Planck formed bottom, and in theory it should fit into the Planck milled bottom
Alpsie An alps-only blocked 4x12 (44 key) ortho with piezo support.
Contra Extremely low cost ortholinear keyboard.
Low Profile Ortho DIY low-profile ortholinear, with custom PCB, Kailh Choc Browns, and vintage Plum keycaps.
Gherkin 3x10 keyboard.
Koda 4x12 keyboard using pro micro and kailh choc.
Ergo42 7x4 ortho linear split keyboard.
Helix A compact split ortholinear keyboard with screen.
Let's Split Split ortholinear keyboard with rgb underglow.
PCB
Case
Split Infinitive The goal of this project is to build a Let's Split keyboard clone with a number of alternative features.
Minisplit 6×4 +1keys Split Keyboard.
For Science For Science is a 46 key ortholinear split keyboard PCB with a 3 key thumb cluster.
Zen Keyboard PCB
Build Guide

Numpad/Macropad

Image Name Description
SAMPad This is a custom numeric pad that is designed to be usable on the right side of the keyboard or on the left (With a mirrored layout if required). There is a gap in the top row and the second row of 1.25U. The top row can be broken off by simply scoring the two brifges and snapping. The bottom 5 rows can then be used in conjunction with a 60%/65% keyboard.
Soyuz A single-PCB numpad kit.
QazPad It's a separate 10 key with some extra keys to allow it to stand alone for number crunching or gaming.
Game cart macropad Macropad that's look like game boy cart, can be 3d printed.
Fusion 360 file
Hayabusa 5x5 key macropad with RGB backlighting.
Kbord kbord is a programmable keypad with 15 mechanical keys, each of which can be set to execute a script when pressed.
Geekpad A 3x3 custom mechanical macro pad.
LFK17 5x4 numpad.
Staryu An Open-source 5-key Keypad.
Sputnik 3x3 Macropad PCB.
Ion 4-Key Osu Keypad.
Cherry MX Keypad 1x4 keypad with led.

Others Keyboards

Image Name Description
SIK Keyboard An ergonomic, compact, mechanical keyboard
Some other collection of mechkey kicad pcb
Amoeba Single-Switch PCB Make handwiring keyboard easier.

Controller

Image Name Description
KeyPlus ATXmega controller that have awesome support for wireless, can use with Logitech receiver, with usb type c. Support keyplus firmware.
Goldfish Arduino pro micro clone with usb type c. Support TMK, QMK.
BLE Micro Pro It is a breakout board of BL654 (nrf 52840 module) which is conscious of compatibility with Pro Micro, and it can correspond to both USB / Bluetooth Low Energy. Support BlueMicro, QMK firmware.
Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE Support QMK with bluetooth out of the box.
Adafruit Feather Bluefruit nRF52 Support BlueMicro firmware.
USB to USB keyboard converter With this you can change keymap and use functions TMK firmware offers on your USB keyboard.
Teensy Soarer Convert old keyboard socket to usb.

Case

Image Name Size Description
TEK-80 TKL 87%, TKL Compatibility: Phantom, Universal TKL Plate, Filco TKL, Winkeyless, Gon
TKL acrylic case 87%, TKL Compatibility: Phantom, Universal TKL Plate, QFR, Filco TKL
Classic 87 87%, TKL Compatibility: Unknown
Gameboy Keyboard case 40% 3D printed 40% case inspired by GameBoy.
60% acrylic case by MOZ 60% Compatibility: GH60, Poker, Poker 2, Pure, Pure Pro
Infinity 60% case 60% Compatibility: Standard 60% case, hhkb
Whitefox case 68% Compatibility: Whitefox
Infinity ergodox case Compatibility: Infinity ergodo
Redox case 3d printed case for Redox keyboard.

Plate

Image Name Size Description
60% Alps Plates 60% Compatibility: Infinity, HHKB, Tai-Hao, ...

Firmware

  • TMK - A very popular firmware that support Atmega32u4 powered keyboard.
  • QMK - Base on TMK but support a lot of controller, support RGB, easy to use.
  • Keyplus - An easy to use, wired and wireless modular keyboard firmware, for both ATXmega family and atmega32u4.
  • BlueMicro - A Keyboard Firmware for nRF52832 Boards with a pinout compatible with the Arduino Pro Micro.
  • MK32 - BLE keyboard firmware for ESP32 microcontrollers,designed to be relativley easily customizable.
  • Bluetosis - Bluetooth firmware for the Mitosis keyboard.
  • Kaleidoscope - Flexible firmware for Arduino-powered keyboards.

Tutorials

Tools


Contributing

Contributions welcome!