Andy Clymer designer, developer, and hardware enthusiast has created a versatile DIY mechanical keyboards kit aptly named the MiniKBD which is now available to purchase priced at just $10 or £7.67 from the Tindie website. The MiniKBD has been created to provide users with an introductory level project that enables you build a small USB mechanical keyboard using the Adafruit Trinket M0 board, which is not included and program the DIY keyboard custom functionality using CircuitPython and the kit can be built into one of three layouts pictured.
Andy explains a little more about its construction and design. “There are still other parts to collect to finish off your build since there can be so many possibilities for customization, depending on the kind of keyswitches and keycaps that look and feel best for you. I’ve provided a guide for ordering the remaining parts. Expect to spend another $12 to $15 on parts to complete your build. The code is completely customizable, but I also designed the MiniKBD so that it can be built in more than one way. The keyswitches, caps, and rotary encoders are shown as an examples and are not included.”
For more details, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the Tindie website by following the link below.