Keyboard Builders' Digest
5% off of Invokeys' tasty switches!
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 30

Personal favorites. Split database revamp continued. Some vintage keyboards acquired. Issue 29 follow-up.
Published June 13, 2021
Creators! Feel free to tip me off about your keyboard related projects to bring them to 100K readers.


This was a pretty good week for keyboard builders. I personally learned a lot. There were not just some open source designs published, but we could also learn about copper cases with patina, tetrominoes, and an alternative low profile keycap.

Other than that, I acquired some vintage keyboards locally, one being the Gepard-8, a teletype keyboard from the '80. Not yet disassembled, but I guess it's optical.

And I continue working on my split database. I need a few days yet before publication.

Issue 30 personal favorites

I browse all the keyboard related subreddits at least daily, but because of my work on the split database and other tasks, during the week I mostly bookmarked promising posts without reading. It was only this weekend when I put together this issue and realized we had quite an exceptional collection of great projects and ideas this time!

Aside from the open source projects (KUSOboard and Avalanche) I'd like to highlight the […]

This is exclusive or early-access content for my supporters on BMC.

If you can't afford supporting this project, don't worry, I might publish parts of these write-ups later.

Btw, the full story is 7200+ characters long and you can read it at:

Do you like this post? Share, donate, subscribe, tip me off!

Published on Sun 13th Jun 2021. Featured in KBD #30 (source).


Behind the scenes #140

Quick news, new donation options, in the mailbox, meetups, updates.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 58

Quick news, TheBoard December competition, a telnet based literary magazine, etc.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 94

Fusion of hobbies, reunion, quick news, new vendors & coupons, meetups, donors.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 87

Quick news, Issue 86 follow-up, vendor database update, new supporters, etc.

Behind the scenes #142

Giveaway and advent calendar update, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, vendor updates, new discount.

Behind the Scenes of Issue 122

Support Ergogen, quick news, new shops, discounts, meetups, developments, etc.