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What you see above is the first version of a new keyboard design from a geekhack.org (a keyboard enthusiast forum) user called [dmw]. He has posted a pseudo build-log on the forums of his work and I must say that I am impressed. The Humble Hacker Keyboard is minimalist in aesthetics, feature-rich and just plain cool to look at.

Sporting features like hand separation, multi-layering (it has 4 function layer switches) and full-programmability this keyboard is sure to please most nerds out there. Even better, the whole thing is based on the Teensy++ Arduino development board! To add to all of this the keys are based around the satisfyingly clicky ALPS-style switch. If you’ve ever used one of the now legendary IBM Model M keyboards then I am sure you can appreciate the way that typing on a well-crafted keyboard feels. If you have not then I am afraid that we can no longer be friends… I’m sorry, that’s just the way it is.

You can check out [dmw's] build-log here or visit the still under construction website he has made for the keyboard here. No word on availability yet or even if these will be produced and sold but one can hope!

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Leland is an Associate Editor for GeekBeat, a tech enthusiast, board member of the Dallas Makerspace , gamer, maker/DIYer, and writes a blog called this 8-bit life . He currently works as a Data Center technician and freelance IT consultant. Follow him on twitter: @thetanktheory or on Google Plus

One Response

  1. Mr. Jiggs

    The keyboard that I’m waiting to come back into availability is the new Corsair Vengeance K90. It’s described as a MMO gamer’s keyboard, but it looks like an excellent hacker’s keyboard to me…