Mechanical Keyboard and where to find them

This list will help you quickly find your favorite layout and you can start DIY your own custom keyboard.

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Normal Keyboards

Image Name Size Description
SB-147 License: No License 136%, 147 key A 147-key 3d printed keyboard, along with custom profile keycaps.
GH80-3000 License: CC BY 3.0 100%, Full size GH80-3000 is intended to be a replacement PCB of the Cherry Corp.
SaikouType License: No License 100%, Full size Fullsize Custom PCB Filco Compatible.
Voyager97 License: MIT 97%, Full size A compact fullsize keyboard.
HacKeyboard License: No License 87%, TKL HacKeyboard is a mechanical keyboard built from scratch using SMK Alps Mount switches from an old Monterey K108 keyboard and Alps compatible keycaps from an old NGS keyboard. Features: internal keylogger, macro recording, internal USB Hub 2.0, internal flash drive, customizable LED colors, customizable LED effects;
XMMX TKL License: CC BY 3.0 87%, TKL Tenkeyless PCB designed to work with MX compatible switches as well as ALPS SKCL/SKCM and their clones. This PCB is inteded to fit the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid (not the Rapid-i) and the Filco Majestouch 2 TKL cases, although it could fit some other commercial TKL cases.
Mysterium License: GPL v3 87%, TKL TKL keyboard that can be entirely assembled using only through hole components, including usb type c.
Yurei License: MIT 87%, TKL A Tenkeyless PCB inspired by Phantom, for customizing Filco Majestouch 2.
Toad License: CC BY-SA 3.0 70% 70% with space between F-row and number row.
Toad V2 License: CC BY-SA 3.0 70% Toad with support for MX and Alps switch.
WhiteFox License 68%  
68Keys.io License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 68%  
SiCK-68 License: CC BY-NC 4.0 68% 3D printed keyboard.
Discipline License: CC BY-NC 4.0 65% 65% keyboard assembled with only through hole components, including usb type-c.
Bakeneko 65 License: MIT 65% An open source O-ring gasket mount keyboard.
Pheromone License: No License 63% 63-key keyboard supports slide potentiometer, rotary encoder and oled screen.
Voyager60 License: MIT 60% A simple MX/Alps 60% board that just works.
Ultimate hacking keyboard License: GPL v3 60% Split 60% keyboard with trackpoint.
GH60 License: No License 60% The most popular 60% keyboard pcb.
Infinity 60% License 60%  
Plain60-C License: CC BY-SA 4.0 60% This universal 60% PCB is designed to support as little layouts as possible without limiting usability for most users.
TMK Alps 64 License: No License 60% Poker X compatible 60% size PCB supports various Alps switch keyboard layouts like AEK, Omnikey, Dell, V60MTS and Infinity.
TCKB License: No License 60% 60% keyboard using STM32.
Lot60-BLE License: CC BY-SA 4.0 60% 60% BLE keyboard using nRF51822 as the main controller, CH554 as the USB chip.
Bakeneko 60 License: MIT 60% An open source O-ring gasket mount keyboard.
hand-wired python keyboard License: MIT 60% An open source hand-wired, USB + BLE keyboard powered by python.
License: MIT Makerdiary M60 60% A hot-swappable, USB + BLE keyboard.
Regack’s 59% License: No License 59% A reduced size keyboard, but not quite 60%.
QOL56 License: No License 56% 56-key mechanical keyboard for Oyayubi-shift Japanese input.
iso50 License: MIT 50%  
Treadstone48 License: MIT 48%  
UT47.2 License: CC BY-SA 4.0 47.2%  
CPM43 License 43%  
Regack’s 40% License: No License 40%  
SteamVan License: CC BY-SA 4.0 40% MiniVan-compatible PCB based on an STM32MCU.
CW40 License: No License 40% RGB underglow 40% keyboard.
Tanuki License: MIT 40% Tanuki is a 40% keyboard that uses a split spacebar design to comfortably switch between layers.
Tg4x License: GPL v3 40%  
Stonehenge30 License: MIT 30%  
pain27 License: CC0-1.0 27% The pain27 is an open source keyboard project to make an easily usable, yet completely and utterly unusable qwerty keyboard with all the letters of the english alphabet, a spacebar, and nothing else.
Alpha License: MIT <30% A 28-key semi-ortholinear mechanical keyboard.
ANHEDRAL License: No License   Symmetrical SemiErgo layout keyboard.
RGB TKL License: GPL v3 87%, TKL [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
TKL keyboard with RGB on each button.
TS65 License: No License 68% [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
The Split 65% Keyboard.
BLU60 License: No License 60% [THIS HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED YET]
Bluetooth 60% keyboard.

Ergonomics Keyboards

Image Name Description
Arisu License: MIT The layout is inspired by Lyn’s EM7 and TGR Alice with some modification.
Case
PCB
fAuxLICE License: MIT An 3D printable Alice-like mechanical keyboard.
Kusuguru License: MIT An 3D printable Alice-like JIS-layout TKL mechanical keyboard.
BMEK License: CC BY 4.0 BMEK is an ergonomic keyboard in the spirit of Lyn’s EM7 and TGR Alice. Notable differences are the more HHKB-like layout and the and the more symmetric looks due to the space bars and left key cluster arrangement.
Sesame License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 Alice like ergo keyboard using only THT parts
Atreus License: GPL v3 The Atreus is a mechanical keyboard designed primarily to match the shape of human hands and to be as portable as possible. The case measures 26x12cm and lacks even a number row, relying heavily upon the fn key.
Atreus62 License: GPL v3 This version utilizes a Pro Micro for its controller and has a 62 key layout.
Atreis License: MIT Unsplitting the Iris keyboard.
Fortitude 60 License: MIT A 60% (12x5) split keyboard with staggerd column layout.
Darknight License: No License DIY 60% Split Keyboard.
Manta 60 License: MIT 60% split keyboard.
ErgoDox License: No License Ergodox is a keyboard project designed with ergonomics in mind, it uses 76-80 Cherry MX style mechanical switches laid out in a columnar stagger (rather than the more conventional row stagger) layout with components that can easily be sourced. The keyboard is completely programmable and can be flashed with several different firmware options.
Lily58 License: MIT Lily58 is 6×4+4keys column-staggered split keyboard.
Infinity ErgoDox License Left handed
Right handed
ErgoDash License: MIT  
ErgoDash Mini License: MIT  
Sofle Keyboard License: MIT Sofle is 6×4+5 keys column-staggered split keyboard with encoder support.
ErgoTravel License: MIT A split ergo 4x6 keyboard with 2 or 3 thumb keys and extra inner macro keys.
Redox License: MIT The Redox project is an open-source, ergonomic split mechanical keyboard. This repository will be used to share information about the project and instruction on how to use and assembly the Redox keyboard.
Unsplitted ergo Keyberon License: MIT  
Dactyl Keyboard License: GPL v3 The Dactyl is a parameterized, split-hand, concave, columnar, ergonomic keyboard.
Dactyl-ManuForm License: GPL v3 The main change is that the thumb cluster was adapted from the ManuForm keyboard (geekhack). The walls were changed to just drop to the floor.
Mitosis License: GPL v3 Wireless Split Ergonomic Keyboard.
Apoptosis License: GPL v3  
Interphase License: MIT A mitosis clone with more keys!!
5plit License: No License  

Chimera License: No License Split wireless QMK powered keyboards
Corne License: MIT Corne keyboard, a split keyboard with 3x6 column staggered keys and 3 thumb keys, rgb, based on Helix.
MiniDox License: WTFPL Pcb
Case
Orbit License: GPL v3 A split ergonomic keyboard pcb with usb type c.
elephant42 License: WTFPL  
pteron License: CC BY-SA 4.0 An ergonomic keyboard heavily inspired by the Atreus, Iris and Atreis keyboards.

Ortholinear Keyboards

Image Name Description  
Planck License: No License A thumb-chorded 47-key keyboard  
Planck Through Hole Kit License: GPL v3    
Plaid License: MIT The 4x12 ortholinear keyboard kit made by through hole components only.  
Drunk Planck License: No License The PCB fits in the Planck formed bottom, and in theory it should fit into the Planck milled bottom  
Alpsie License: No License An alps-only blocked 4x12 (44 key) ortho with piezo support.  
Contra License: No License Extremely low cost ortholinear keyboard.  
Low Profile Ortho License: No License DIY low-profile ortholinear, with custom PCB, Kailh Choc Browns, and vintage Plum keycaps.  
Gherkin License: No License 3x10 keyboard.  
Koda License: No License 4x12 keyboard using pro micro and kailh choc.  
Keebee License: No License    
Ergo42 License: MIT 7x4 ortho linear split keyboard.  
Helix License: MIT A compact split ortholinear keyboard with screen.  
Let’s Split License: MIT Split ortholinear keyboard with rgb underglow.
PCB
Case
 
Rhymestone License: MIT    
SharkPCB License: AOHL 40%  
keyberon-grid License: MIT 40%  
Split Infinitive License: MIT The goal of this project is to build a Let’s Split keyboard clone with a number of alternative features.  
Minisplit License: MIT 6×4 +1keys Split Keyboard.  
For Science License: MIT For Science is a 46 key ortholinear split keyboard PCB with a 3 key thumb cluster.  
Zen Keyboard License: No License PCB
Build Guide
 

Numpad/Macropad

Image Name Description
SAMPad License: No License This is a custom numeric pad that is designed to be usable on the right side of the keyboard or on the left (With a mirrored layout if required). There is a gap in the top row and the second row of 1.25U. The top row can be broken off by simply scoring the two brifges and snapping. The bottom 5 rows can then be used in conjunction with a 60%/65% keyboard.
yampad License: MIT Hot-swappable, RGB-backlighted, OLED featured, mechanical numpad.
Discipad License: GPL v3 17-key numpad assembled with only through hole components, including usb type-c.
Soyuz License: MIT A single-PCB numpad kit.
QazPad License: No License It’s a separate 10 key with some extra keys to allow it to stand alone for number crunching or gaming.
Dumpad License: GPL v2 Simple 4x4 numpad with a rotary encoder.
Travel Numpad License: MIT A 4x4 custom numpad.
Kbord License: MIT kbord is a programmable keypad with 15 mechanical keys, each of which can be set to execute a script when pressed.
Lysergic25 License  
Zesty25 License  
Medusa License  
LFK17 License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 5x4 numpad.
Staryu License: CC BY-SA 4.0 An Open-source 5-key Keypad.
Voyager4 License: MIT A tiny, fully featured 4-key macropad PCB.
Cookpad License A six keys macro pad made by Cookpad.
I-S-hOle License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 A small board with space for 4 ISO enter keys with PCB mount Cherry stabilizers. Powered by a Pro Micro.
Cherry MX Keypad License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 1x4 keypad with led.
2% Milk keyboard License: No License  

Others Keyboards

Image Name Description
SIK Keyboard License: No License An ergonomic, compact, mechanical keyboard
Some other collection of mechkey kicad pcb License: No License  
Amoeba Single-Switch PCB License: No License Make handwiring keyboard easier.
Cherry-Mx-LED-Bitboard License: CC BY 4.0  
Usb Adapter
License: MIT
For customize keyboard connector and pcb.
Unified Daughterboard Project
License: MIT
 

Controller

Image Name Description
KeyPlus License: No License ATXmega controller that have awesome support for wireless, can use with Logitech receiver, with usb type c. Support keyplus firmware.
Goldfish License: CC BY-SA 4.0 Arduino pro micro clone with usb type c. Support TMK, QMK.
BLE Micro Pro License: No License It is a breakout board of BL654 (nrf 52840 module) which is conscious of compatibility with Pro Micro, and it can correspond to both USB / Bluetooth Low Energy. Support BlueMicro, QMK firmware.
nrfmicro License: Unlicense Arduino Pro Micro-sized breakout board for E73-2G4M08S1C (nRF52840) modules.
Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE License: CC BY-SA 4.0 Support QMK with bluetooth out of the box.
Adafruit Feather Bluefruit nRF52 License: CC BY-SA 4.0 Support BlueMicro firmware.
USB to USB keyboard converter License: No License With this you can change keymap and use functions TMK firmware offers on your USB keyboard.
Teensy Soarer License: No License Convert old keyboard socket to usb.
Beamspring USB controller License: No License  

Case

Image Name Size Description
TEK-80 TKL 87%, TKL Compatibility: Phantom, Universal TKL Plate, Filco TKL, Winkeyless, Gon
TKL acrylic case 87%, TKL Compatibility: Phantom, Universal TKL Plate, QFR, Filco TKL
Classic 87 87%, TKL Compatibility: Unknown
XD87 mica case 87%, TKL Compatibility: XD87 PCB
60% acrylic case by MOZ 60% Compatibility: GH60, Poker, Poker 2, Pure, Pure Pro
Infinity 60% case 60% Compatibility: Standard 60% case, hhkb
Whitefox case 68% Compatibility: Whitefox
Lubrigante 68% Compatibility: TGR Alice and compatible pcb
Yutsky’s TGR Alice 68% Compatibility: TGR Alice and compatible pcb
Arisu custom case 68% Compatibility: Arisu
Infinity ergodox case   Compatibility: Infinity ergodo
Redox case   3d printed case for Redox keyboard.

Plate

Image Name Size Description
60% Alps Plates 60% Compatibility: Infinity, HHKB, Tai-Hao, …
Plates Collection ~ Collection of various plates …

Keycaps

Firmware

Tutorials

Tools


Contributing

Contributions welcome!