This 32-key IBM/QAZ buckling spring keyboard was committed by u/Pocketfullofbugs.
KBD.news Published September 2, 2022
The lower case. Part IBM. Part QAZ. All killer, no filler. A 32 key buckling spring keyboard – Pocketfullofbugs.
After his QAZer Beam, a beamspring beast, Pocketfullofbugs came up with lower_case, a similar concept but without the hard-to-source beamspring switches:
This thing does what I wanted the QAZer Beam to do. Use the correct switch. The QAZer beam was awesome but I cannot get beamspring switches, so it boils down to an MX board hiding in a much cooler case. It felt like putting a Ferrari kit on a Kia. This though, this is real.
Solenoid noise is still integral part of the design – working title for the board was: "make them reinstate work from home".
If you are interested in this slightly masochistic/sadistic part of the hobby, check out Model D, this chopjob or ofc the QAZer Beam with case files.