The feature of Piantor:
- using the same layout as Cantor – the stronger column stagger making typing more comfortable for those who have short pinkies like me
- diodleless & non-flippable – with the minimalist and error avoidance design, it can definitely be your first soldering project.
- soldered in / hotswappable key switches – with the choc hotswap sockets, you can change and lube Kailh Choc v1 key switches when needed
- breakable pinky column – you can convert the 42-key keyboard to a 36-key (same layout as Cantor Remix)
- RP2040 MCU (Raspberry Pi Pico / WeAct RP2040 / WeShare RP2040-Plus) – with huge memory in the controllers the keyboard can have 10 layers. You can also use the U2F flashing feature
- supports C (QMK) and Python (KMK) based firmwares
- programmable – you can use QWERTY, Colemak, Dvorak, Miryoku or any keymaps that you like
The prebuilt Piantor Keyboard:
- Raspberry Pi Pico (Micro-USB 2MB Flash Memory) / WeAct RP2040 (USB-C 2MB Flash Memory) / WaveShare RP2040-Plus (USB-C 4MB Flash Memory), Kailh choc v1 hotswap sockets and TRRS jacks will be pre-built on the board.
- Key caps are not included.
- You do not need to solder any component to the board.
- A TRRS cable will be included.
- The controllers are preflashed with VIAL firmware.
- A pair of 3D printed top / switch plates – it’s less wobbly using switch plates in builds with hotswap sockets.
- A pair of 3D printed low profile bottom case
- Rubber Feet
- Don’t connect or disconnect the TRRS cable when the keyboard is powered. Always disconnect the USB cable first.
Source & License: https://github.com/beekeeb/piantor
This keyboard is very well designed and built. To my knowledge is the only one commercially available that is mechanic,ergonomic, split, and programmable.
I chose the blue switches because I use it near other people and I am very satisfied with how silent it is.
I ordered the 42 keys version because I couldn’t imagine being productive with only 36, but after a couple of weeks I changed to a 36 key layout, and I think I am a little more productive, but for sure, I can feel my pinky has reduced the strain of typing to the side.
I liked the layout so much, that I ported it back to my other keyboards, I also own an Atreus and Ergodox EZ, which now have a lot of unused keys 😅
The only thing that I didn’t like, is that there were no keycaps with the home bumps, probably because I bought blank caps, a friend of mine also has one and gave me a couple of stamped keys with bumps, but I ended up buying some stickers and going back to the original blank keycaps.
Leo did an amazing job making this keyboard. The case quality is flawless and everything is 100% solid. The solder job on the chips looks so good I’d have sworn it was done by a robot. Also, my questions were answered extremely quickly. If I ever want another pre-built custom keyboard like this, I know where I’m coming.
I love my keyboard! Having support for VIAL makes it very easy to use. Leo also went way, way above and beyond to make sure that I am a happy customer; I will definitely buy from Leo again!
Keyboard works great and Leo was very nice during the ordering process also sending progress pics.
Would buy again
I simply can’t explain how much I love this keeb it is well build and beautifully crafted,
the keycaps are really nice and feels good when typing on it.
I can highly recommend this keeb and/or any other keeb that you can buy on this page.
My first ergonomic keyboard and I still need to get used to it but already convinced this will be my daily driver soon. The quality of the build is very good. I got hot swap switches which wobble not at all.
Leo’s response was very fast and it is a great product!