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  • - 36 key ergo split keyboard, designed around the Seeeduino Xiao platform. Inspired by the Corne, Ferris, Ben Vallack's videos and countless hours of perusing reddit and, but ultimately this has been done up from scratch largely as an exercise for myself. The layout was generated through experimentation with scale drawings on my ipad, although emphasis has been placed on aesthetics and compactness.


ZSA Moonlander




Dumang DK6


  • kbrenders - Upload your freeform keyboard-layout-editor design, or select a case and keycap profile and modify our provided template. We'll email you a high resolution 3D render of your design in 2 hours or less.


  • Art of Chording - Teach yourself stenography for free. Use steno with Plover to type faster and more ergonomically than on a keyboard.




  • GOLEM - Step by step guides for the beginner keyboard enthusiast about keyboard building.
  • Keyboard Builders' Digest - a blog and weekly newsletter on DIY mechanical keyboards. A hand-picked selection of features from a keyboard enthusiast's perspective


  • - any specific physical, visual or functional arrangement of the keys, legends, or key-meaning associations (respectively) of a computer keyboard, mobile phone, or other computer-controlled typographic keyboard.


  • - a keyboard layout for English patented in 1936 by August Dvorak and his brother-in-law, William Dealey, as a faster and more ergonomic alternative to the QWERTY layout (the de facto standard keyboard layout).


  • Colemak - modern alternative to the QWERTY and Dvorak layouts, designed for efficient and ergonomic touch typing in English.

  • Colemak Mod-DH - introduces a minor modification to the Colemak keyboard layout, designed to make typing more comfortable. The resulting layout is commonly known as Colemak-DH.


  • Tarmak - provide stepping stones from the standard QWERTY layout to Colemak[eD] by moving only 3-4 keys per step. Each step brings at least one important key to the home row (notably, E-T-R-O-I) and only the rare J key is misplaced in the process. If you're brave and impatient, you may of course skip steps to customize your progress.


  • - Save your carpals and reach typing guru status with your own keyboard layout, such as the fully optimized QGMLWB layout. Alternatively, use your power for evil and create a carpal-breaking TNWMLC layout to embarass office prima donnas and punish sluggish workers. And TNWMLC is the only layout with its own line of Brazilian clothing.



  • BEAKL - Balanced Effortless Advanced Keyboard Layout, is a radical, evolving theory and observations that strives to find the optimal efficient, ergonomic keyboard layout. The result is a series of progressively improved layouts as new discoveries and models are continually updated into the theory.


  • - a key layout optimized for comfortable and efficient touch typing in English created by Arno Klein, with open source code to create other optimized key layouts. Soon you will be able to install the Engram layout on Windows, macOS, and Linux or try it out online -- currently a pull request is under review by the Keyman community. An article is under review (see the preprint for an earlier description and preliminary layout).


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