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 keyboard also includes footprints for RGB lighting under each switch as well as 6 downward facing LEDs for underglow lighting. The PCBs also 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.
|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 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 includes footprints for Kailh MX Hotswap Sockets and must be used with Cherry MX compatible switches.
Kit - Kits must be assembled in order to be used. The following components are included with each kit.
|42||Surface Mount Diodes|
|42||Kailh MX Sockets|
The following components are optional.
|54||RGB LED (Included with Assembled PCBs)||Link|
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|
Assembly includes socketing service for two OLED screens and two microcontrollers. Microcontrollers and OLED screens will need to be purchased separately.
Assembled PCBs will come with all components included with the kit installed onto the circuit boards. In addition to the parts included with the kit, sockets are installed onto the MCU and OLED screen footprints.
Diode legs will need.to be used to socket the controllers and screens in order for use with the sockets.
The cost for RGB soldering services does include the cost of the LEDs.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for PCB assembly.