Alon Swartz

Software engineer, open source evangelist and a bit of an IT security freak

Hand wired 54key full split mechanical keyboard

To cut a long story short, I started feeling pain in my wrists and shoulders in Dec 2014. I did some research into ergonomic keyboards, bought a Kinesis Freestyle, got sucked into the mechanical keyboard scene, hand wired a test 8key keyboard from switch tester, sourced and hand wired an Atreus, ordered an Infinity Ergodox but the wait and delays were killing me, so I designed and built my own, codenamed blackhawk.

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Design goals

Keymap layout

Parts

Inspiration and thanks