Matias N.'s Goji Keeb Is a Smart Raspberry Pi Pico-Powered Split Keyboard with Reversible PCB

Clever PCB design means the board can be flipped for right- or left-hand use, and support for add-on devices is promised.

Gareth Halfacree
a month agoProductivity

Pseudonymous developer Matias N. is working on a ergonomic split keyboard design featuring a clever mirrored PCB and powered by the Raspberry Pi Pico or pin-compatible alternative.

"Say hello to [the] split Goji Keeb, based on Raspberry_Pi Pico and Lily58 Pro design," Matias writes of the project's unveiling. "[The] PCB is reversible and supports Cherry MX/Kailh Choc switches and sockets. It is designed to support [the] Pimoroni Display Pack as optional add-on ([with] custom add-ons to be designed later)."

The keyboard is a fully-split ergonomic design, where the boards to be used with the left and right hand are physically separate devices. There's only one PCB, however: The "reversible" design means that the left-hand and right-hand boards are identical, with the right-hand board simply flipped upside-down and the components mounted on the opposite side to its sinister companion.

The board is designed to be powered by a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller, though pin-compatible alternatives should also be supported. The PCB's design also includes a broken-out debug port, and a 3.5mm jack that serves to carry communication signals from the left-hand board to the right-hand board and vice versa.

Matais has not yet shared design files for the Goji Keeb, with more information available on the project's Twitter thread.

Gareth Halfacree
Freelance journalist, technical author, hacker, tinkerer, erstwhile sysadmin. For hire: freelance@halfacree.co.uk.
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