The Corne Keyboard is a split ergonomic design that features a 3x6 column staggered layout with a three key thumb cluster. The Corne layout has many distinguishing features that set it apart from other ergonomic keyboards. The small layout keeps all keys within one unit of the home row. The PCBs include footprints for OLED screens. By default, the screens display the current layer and information about recently pressed keys.
The Corne keyboard was designed by world renowned keyboard designer Foostan. Additional information about the CRKBD keyboard along with the source files from the designer can be found on the Corne Github Repository. QMK key mappings and firmware can be found here.
Corne Light Features
- Simple assembly using components that only require through hole soldering
- Separate left and right PCB design eliminates duplicate MCU footprints for simpler assembly
- Clean design without RGB footprints
- South facing switch orientation
|Light||South facing switches. Switches must be soldered. MX Support Only. No RGB|
|Switches must be soldered in to place. Compatible with Cherry MX and Kailh Low Profile Choc switches. PCBs can be purchased here.|
|PCBs utilize Kailh MX Hotswap Sockets that can only be used with Cherry MX compatible switches. PCBs can be purchased here.|
|PCBs utilize Kailh Choc Hotswap Sockets that can only be used with Kailh Low Profile Choc switches. PCBs can be purchased here.|
This particular Corne PCB variant is only compatible with MX style switches. Switches must be soldered into place in order to function.
The Corne Light MCU, OLED, and switch footprints do not support any type of Mill Max sockets.
Kit - Kits must be assembled in order to be used. The following components are included with each kit.
|42||Through Hole Diodes|
Pro Micros and OLED screens are not included and will need to be purchased separately. Pro Micros can be purchased here and here. Compatible OLED screens can be found here. An informative guide for socketing Pro Micros can be found here. The same steps can be used for socketing OLED screens.
The following components are optional.
The following components are required in order to have a completed keyboard.
|2||Pro Micro or equivalent|
|1||Corne Keyboard Case|
|42||Cherry MX switches|