ScottoWing

By Ben Everard. Posted

Having just made the plunge and bought our first mechanical keyboard, we’re amazed by the scope and variety of what are essentially identical objects. To our previously unenlightened minds, a keyboard was a keyboard was a keyboard. The idea that people would obsess over layout, or switches, or back-lighting, or programmability was a little bit weird. Why bother?

But that was then: this is now. Using a mechanical keyboard makes writing more fun. In the same way Jude Pullen talks about loving a drill in our interview on page 36, we’ve come to love our keyboard. It brought us some joy to discover the work of Joe Scotto who, under the nom-de-making ScottoKeebs, is making some gorgeous mechanical keyboards.

This latest, the ScottoWing, is a fully customisable ortholinear keyboard (that means that keys aren’t staggered, but arranged directly above one another). Scott’s made the design files available, so anyone with access to a decently equipped maker space should be able to make their own – and check out that beautiful hand wiring on the back.

That’s an RP2040 Zero on the back making sense of the key switches


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