Catboard Keyboard 😸 ⌨

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

the catboard is one of the early DIY keyboard, around 2013.

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catboard keyboard

Key count: 60.

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catboard keyboard
catboard keyboard layout
catboard keyboard layout

catboard home at http://catboard.klava.org/

https://github.com/ibnteo/catboard

Pre-Assembled Catboard

Apparently, some Chinese company is selling it on taobao.

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catboard keyboard [image source 2018-01-24]

They sell several versions. One is finished product, and they also sell the full kit.

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catboard keyboard. “自作キットのPCBと完成品のPCBを見比べたんだけど...なんかUSBのコネクターが逆さまになってる...USB機器がエラーコード43だったのはこれが原因かなぁ? エラーが出る基板の方はUSBをつなげるとチップがとんでもなく熱くなる...” [twitter MysticSiva 2018-01-24]

It appears, the full-kit may have electronic problems, where the usb connector is reversed and the chip gets very hot. i don't fully understand the Japanese.

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catboard keyboard 26506

Alternatives

In comparsion to other super compact keyboards, i think i like catboard better.

atreus keyboard by Phil Hagelberg 2015-06-17-s289x217
Atreus
sweet dreams keyboard 71304
Sweet Dreams
ergodox infinity keyboard 25150-s333x188
Ergodox Keyboard Review

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