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Behind the Scenes of Issue 95

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

dovenyi
Published September 16, 2022
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Hey y'all,

Welcome back for another edition of Keyboard Builders' Digest (this time Issue #95), a weekly roundup of this DIY keyboard focused newsletter and blog from Tamas Dovenyi – that's me. If you are new to this, you can read how this started out and what this is all about nowadays. If you like what you see, you can subscribe to the newsletter (free) and donate some bucks to keep this otherwise free and ad-free project alive.

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I continue putting together some interviews, with three write-ups in the making. However, none of them was finished yet for this issue. To make this somewhat interesting, I try to pick people from very different parts of the hobby and the world: after Pekaso (media, Japan) I'm in talks with RominRonin (physical layout, Katana60, Austria), freznel (hardware, crazy feature-packed monoblocks, Philippines) and MellowCaps' Nick (art, artisans, US).

In addition, I've been eyeing with some vintage keyboards and typewriters for some time but haven't purchased anything recently.

Similarly, some parcels from kind vendors and manufacturers on their way, but nothing to write about yet.

Vendor database

  • Kemove checked in with a whopping 20% discount (K68 and DK61 keyboards, valid until 31st Dec).
  • Keeb Supply added. This is a new shop shipping to EU-countries, e.g. their cute Pluto controller.
  • Milktooth is a new service with a unique and seemingly daring business model: You can try switches before you buy them – for free. (At least in the US.) (Related post.)

Meetup database

I managed to track down the Malaysian meetup with the help of NicestDon. Thanks! (However, it's already sold out.)

But I was very happy to get contacted by Susan from Mintlogica who is in the midst of organizing a meetup in San Francisco. She wrote history by being the very first organizer reaching out to me with proper event data.

Other meetups added in Tampa Bay and Orlando.

As always, this meetup database is both a calendar and an archive so feel free to send me upcoming events or even ones from the recent past to make this collection as comprehensive as possible.

Donors

No new supporter this time so thanks to all the recurring donors! You keep this project going.

Thank you guys! I really appreciate your support!

Btw, halfway into the month, my donation meter stands at 21% despite a generous donation from the previous week. If you'd like to help, here is the donation form.

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That's all for today. Thanks for reading.

Feel free to comment in this issue's r/mk thread, and as always: keep learning and building.

Cheers, Tamás

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Published on Fri 16th Sep 2022. Featured in KBD #95.


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