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Katana60

NameKatana60
Separateno
Staggersymmetric
Wirelessno
DeveloperRominRonin
StagePCB
Release2017-08-17
FeaturesKatana60 is a symmetrically staggered PCB that is compatible with standard 60% keyboards, cases and standard keysets.
More infohttps://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=88719.0
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Katana60
Katana60 by RominRonin

Description

Katana60 is a symmetrically staggered PCB that is compatible with standard 60% keyboards and standard keysets. You can use Matias/ALPS switches in any of the compatible layouts, and there is a layout which is compatible with an AEKii keycap set. The idea of the compatibility layouts is to reduce costs when buying keysets.

  • Symmetrical layout, for a more natural (ergonomic) key arrangement than legacy layouts.
  • Support for standard ANSI keycap sets - you don’t need any special keycaps.
  • Support for qmk or tmk, with an atmega32u4 microcontroller (found on teensy 2.0 and pro micro).
  • Support for poker style 60% cases.
  • Support for Cherry MX AND Matias/ALPs style switches.
  • All components will be presoldered - just add switches and caps.
  • The Layout

    The layout features symmetrical staggered rows, like the utron, suka's hypermicro or a number of bpiphany’s boards. Unlike these boards, a standard ANSI keyset is all you need to cover this layout. This is by design, as it allows you to cheaply buy in to any attractive keyset group buy.

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