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Behind the Scenes of Issue 97

Shop anniversaries, Kemove K68 in the mailbox, 10% ALLPCB discount, updates on donations (38%), vendors, meetups, developments.


Skidata

A nice Skidata keyboard with a layout combining 1800 and ortho – acquired by u/iyeetdog.


Chornobyl Control Room 3

An intriguing keyboard layout: Console in Chornobyl Control Room 3 posted by Hunor_Deak.


Hot-swap socket holders

Two hot-swap socket holders for handwired builds shared by ghostfaceschiller.


Egg laptop

Ikejima's Egg is a laptop style cyberdeck with an ortho keyboard.


Model H

Model H is a USB controller for IBM Model M – by John Hawthorn.


ScottoCMD

ScottoCMD – a handwired ortholinear keyboard by u/Joe_Scotto. With open-source 3D printed case.


Norne

Norne is a 3D printed Ploopy Nano + Corne case mash-up by Diitsuku.


Orbital

Lev Popov's Orbital is a tiny standalone trackpad you can stick on your keyboard.


Tether

The Tether is a 3D printed case that allows you to choose between split or unibody and change on the fly. Shared by u/brother_bean.


Tenax

Tenax is a 36-key diodeless split keyboard with pinky splay – shared by u/heyitscassio.


Meishi2

Daihuku reports on the meishi2 exhibition hosted by Yushakobo, where 20 business card-sized keyboards were on display.


Colemak typewriter

u/bII6 converted an Olympia Splendid 66 typewriter to Colemak.


Behind the Scenes of Issue 96

Quick news, Seeed competition, cake day inventory, updates on donations (26%), vendors, meetups, developments.


Kebab from Bangladesh

On the mechanical keyboard scene of Bangladesh in general, and on Kebab, the first group buy of the local community.


Scooped layout on poles

Snoo posted a Dactyl-ish scooped keyboard with all the keys having their own post.


Tip-Type

Tip-Type is a wearable wireless keyboard and mouse for AR glasses – designed by freedscript.


Paper keycap

A paper keycap prototype, the first step to a fully paper keyboard, by PykeTheTitan.


Converted Tipro

Alinelena converted a TIPRO cash register to an 8x12 ortho.


GeckoPad

Matthew Dobinson's GeckoPad is a one-handed keyboard inspired by the FrogPad.


Ximi

Ximi is a split keyboard with dual trackball/trackpad support – by Sadek Baroudi.


Figured walnut case

JPSwagDaddy's first build has a handmade figured walnut case.


Waitier

Waitier is a stacked PCB one-key macropad by @yynmt_.


Cakeday inventory 2022

My annual photo shoot of my (mostly vintage) keyboard collection.


Behind the Scenes of Issue 95

More interviews in the making, new shops and discounts, new meetups, monthly donations at 21% of goal.


CFX homing keys and more

Chosfox announced an extended range of their low-profile CFX keycaps: homing keys and various larger sizes have been added.


Beeball

Lily Rose is working on a cute standalone trackball: the beeball.


Split Banana

The wireless Split Banana by u/dapperrogue is another take on his Banana macropad.


OpenOT

Skribbles4420 shared the files of his OpenOT, a 5x11 ortholinear keyboard with an integrated trackball.


Homemade keycaps

Some elegant homemade low-pro keycaps – posted by hide-key.


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