System76 announces more details of “Launch Configurable Keyboard”
Linux PC manufacturer System76 announced in March last year that it would build a customized Linux keyboard, and successively revealed the overall concept and content of the keyboard. Recently, Phoronix reported that System76 is ready to announce more details about this keyboard.
Like the Thelio computer, System76’s custom Linux keyboard is also manufactured in the Denver, Colorado, USA factory. System76 has already disclosed relevant content. According to reports, this keyboard may be called System76 Launch Configurable Keyboard after listing, which aims to provide the ultimate user-controlled keyboard experience. It is open source from PCB to mechanical design and firmware.
The keyboard is milled from two pieces of solid aluminum and is powder-coated. At the same time, detachable lifting rods, customizable layouts, and replaceable keycaps are used; the switch can be exchanged with any MX-compatible pin.
The System76 Launch keyboard is connected via USB-C/USB-A. Two USB-C and two USB-A ports are provided on the keyboard. The keyboard is capable of USB 3.2 Gen 2 connection.
The keyboard’s firmware supports independent RGB lighting, and you can create your own RGB LED pattern. All software and firmware are open sources, firmware updates can be obtained through FWUPD, and design files are also open source. In fact, the design files are actually made in the open-source KiCad. The current details about the keyboard can be found through this repository.