As early as 2013, [Michael Stapelberg] Created what is affectionately called the Stapelberg controller: an alternative keyboard controller to the original Kinesis Advantage, a decades-old darling of the ergonomic percussion world. Whether you are building a new keeb, your Kinesis is broken, or you just want to run QMK on this thing and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, There is a new Stapelberg controller on the block. It is called kinT, which stands for Kinesis + Teensy.
[Michael] kinT is in response to Advantage 2, which came out in 2017 and changed the way the thumb cluster is connected to the motherboard, from soldering cables to FPC connectors.The original Stapelberg controller was built in Eagle, and this one was done in KiCad And is open source, together with the firmwareYou can use Teensy 4 in this board, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry-kinT is backward compatible with almost all Teensy, and it can even run on the original Advantage.
Are you going all out? Check out my in-depth review of the original Kinesis Advantage, which is almost 20 years old but still looks like new. But don’t wait until the repetitive stress injury has fully recovered. Trust me.