The ScottoLong is a 33-key ortholinear keyboard with a 7u spacebar and two 1.5u function keys. The keycaps are Drop MT3 Captain America and for switches, I went with Akko Lavender Purples. However, for the spacebar I used a Drop Holy Panda lubed with Krytox 205G0. The board has a sound that I can only describe as “thclacky“, it’s basically a deep click and has the best sound out of any of the handwired boards I’ve built.
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 here if you want to build one yourself.
- 1 Raspberry Pi Pico
- 33 1N4148 diodes
- 1 7u plate mount stabilizer
- 10 M2x8mm standoffs
- 20 M2x6mm screws
- 33 MX switches
- 30 1u keycaps
- 2 1.5u keycaps
- 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, GP14, GP15
Then the rows (red) go from top to bottom: 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:
After flashing vial.uf2, you should load the vial.vil configuration file within the Vial application to ensure everything functions as expected.