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.
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.
- 1 Raspberry Pi Pico
- 61 1N4148 diodes
- 30 M2x5mm screws
- 13 M2x10mm screws
- 13 M2 heat set inserts
- 1 2u plate mount stabilizer
- 1 3u plate mount stabilizer
- 1 7u plate mount stabilizer
- 61 MX switches
- 58 1u keycaps
- 1 2u keycap
- 1 3u keycap
- 1 7u keycap
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:
Possibly coming soon, likely just a typing test and showcase.