Cityscape multi-level keyboard really stacked up

Keyboards like Wales like Meltron, Kinesis Advantage Family and Dactyl-Esk are great. Trust us, we know it directly. But if you want to create your own Curvy Girl, how can you implement that shape without access to 3D printing, cunning woodwork, or tooling and plastic molding tools? Well, there’s another way. On Twitter (Translated) (Threadreader: Japanese, English), [tsukasa_metam] The key effect is achieved by stacking up the PCBs to create a skyline of vertical-hanging keys.

Cityscape boards are screwed together for mechanical integrity, but those screws are working overtime, also providing electrical connections between layers. We especially like that there’s an inspiration for this build other than ‘I thought it was, so let’s do it’ – [tsukasa_metam] The tendency to type in double key press senses, for example hitting Q at the same time as A was intended. Between the 3.2mm, 2.8mm step height of the original trip and those flat F10 keycaps, this is no longer a problem.

Instead of the popular low-profile Kailh choc switch, [tsukasa_metam] TTC went with the KS32s, a new switch that was introduced in 2020 Unlike chocs, they will wear cherry MX-style keycaps, as long as they wear short skirts. Cityscape is not entirely open source, but the idea is there now, and we have a weird input and weird peripheral competition going on now until July 4th.

Do stacked PCBs seem a bit familiar? Hey, it’s easier than turning the transformer coils.

Via KBD # 79

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