LEGO Keyboard Stand Fits Just Right

A Kyria split keyboard and wrist rests on a stand made of LEGO.

Split keyboards are great for many reasons, but mostly because you can place the halves as far apart as you want and really give your arms and shoulders the room they need. [Jason Cox] hit the nail on the head, though: add in a couple of palm rests, and you now have four things that will potentially shift and drift out of place on your desk or keyboard tray. It was such a problem that [Jason] hardly ever used his Kyria. That is, until he built a stand out of LEGO to hold everything.

[Jason] was using a pair of Manfrotto pocket tripods to tent the keyboard, and those held their position surprisingly well, even though he tweaked them here and there over time. Ultimately, [Jason] knew he wanted the answer to be something customizable. And what’s more customizable than LEGO?

About $60 worth of new white bricks and plates later, [Jason] got to work, spending an evening building the thing. He ended up using a few bricks to hold the keyboard in place on the plate, and it worked perfectly.

Of course, he didn’t get the whole contraption exactly how he wanted it the first time, but tweaking builds is half the fun, right? After a while, [Jason] figured out he could rebuild the part that connects the two keyboard halves to go around a plastic piece at the back of the keyboard tray, which holds the whole thing in place. The end result? Wonderful. The Kyria stays in place, and now [Jason] is using it way more than before.

You know LEGO is versatile, but did you know you can use it to build a hydroelectric dam?

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3 thoughts on “LEGO Keyboard Stand Fits Just Right

  1. I am not familiar with this layout but just 6 keys ergonomically for the left hand with twice as many keys in a left out of this scheme and a couple more behind the knob that are out of reach never mind the checkerboard black or white “markings”. Three rows right? Nothing ergonomic about 70’s machined aluminum knobs with their sharp grooves either.

  2. heh i really think the whole ergonomics idea is backwards. there’s no one true comfortable position, so seeking it is a fool’s errand. the first thing to optimize is distance from lap to key tops. if it’s more than about an inch then you’ll have wrist pain. that is, the keyboard should sit on your lap. and the second is, you need to move. standing desks are no better than sitting desks. get a laptop and actually set it on your lap sometimes, and on your knees other times, and even sometimes on the table. and every time you become slightly uncomfortable switch from the chair to the couch, from the couch to the recliner, from the recliner to the diningroom table.

    i know it’s hard for people who work in cubicle farms but just about every building has a lobby, a portico, an empty meeting room, a bit of unused hallway by a window.

    it’s just once again an example of people picking the wrong thing to fix. “i sit at the desk all day and now i hurt everywhere” -> “let’s get a better desk”. ugh. desks are harmful.

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