Scotto61 Handwired Keyboard

Scotto61 Handwired Keyboard

The Scotto61 is a 61-key ortholinear keyboard with a 7u spacebar. It was designed and built as a Christmas gift for my brother. Since he does a lot of gaming, I went with Akko Crystal Silver switches because they have a 1.6mm actuation point. Everything is powered off a 16mb RP2040 board which is one of my favorite microcontrollers.

Getting One

If you’re interested in getting one assembled, contact me and we can discuss the components and other details for a commissioned build. However, the files are available for free here if you want to build one yourself.

In addition to the 3D printed case, heat shink tubing, wire, and copper, you'll also need tools along with the following components:



Scotto61 annotated matrix.

When looking at the back of the board, the columns (blue) go to the following pins on the controller from right to left: GP6, GP7, GP8, GP9, GP10, GP11, GP12, GP13, GP22, GP20, GP19, GP18, GP17, GP16

Then the rows (red) go from top to bottom: GP1, GP2, GP3, GP4, GP5

Keep in mind, you can connect anywhere on the column or row to the controller, it doesn't need to just be at the end.



You can find the firmware files on the qmk_firmware repository or you can compile them online using the QMK Configurator. However, QMK is often slow at getting changes merged and because of that you can find the most up-to-date firmware on the ScottoKeebs Github repository. Also available are the pre-compiled firmware files that are ready to flash:

default.uf2 - Default QMK keymap in QWERTY.
vial.uf2 - Default QMK keymap in QWERTY with Vial configurator support.



Possibly coming soon, likely just a typing test and showcase.



Scotto61 matrix image.Scotto61 wiring image.Scotto61 switches image.Scotto61 case image. 

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