Improving ergonomics has no boundaries. This new Lily58 Pro build uses low profile Choc switches and black MBK keycaps.
Remember this? Lily58L, I made a new one!
The first keyboard build was great and I still use it but I was looking for something more portable, with shorter key travel and with less height.
As a result this keyboard uses Kailh Choc v1 red and burnt orange switches. The keycaps are MBK with an overall beautiful black aesthetic.
I made only one error whilst building this keyboard, soldering the pins for the Nice!Nano V2 controllers upside down (rookie mistake). This required me to desolder and resolder the pins, a skill I have now improved.
My firmware of choice is still ZMK but I am working towards creating my own firmware in Rust, so watch this space -> RFMK Firmware - Rust for Mechanical Keyboard
As of publishing this post, the OLED displays do not work and I have not taken the time to intricately invesigate it. So far, I have been using it as I would the Lily58L with the added bonus of extra long battery life; the ZMK power profiler estimates 2 months+ which I have been unable to confirm just yet.
This build used the Lily58 Pro kit from Mechboards.co.uk, my No. 1 spot for keyboard parts with quick delivery and decent stock (Not sponsored).