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Model F restoration

A well-documented Model F restoration by epictronics.

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Crkbd magnetic case

This is a 3D printed magnetic case by taksi_kavausuki for Crkbd choc keyboards – with STL file.

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Laser cut cardboard keyboard

A 60% cardboard keyboard cut by laser with video and sound test. Committed by NotmeJR.

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GMK color samples

Sample caps from the GMK Colour Ring shot by flehrad with various backgrounds and different light temperatures.

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Pimoroni trackball support in ZMK

Coded, built and tested by cdc_mkb on a Zephirum, Pimoroni PIM447 trackball is now supported in ZMK firmware.

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Double-keyboard ergonomics

Years of pain solved by a really obvious keyboard tweak.

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Brute-force encoder integration

A modified Gherkin by bgkendall featuring a rotary encoder.

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USB-C Pro Micro size comparison

Fantastic-Onion4292 posted some photos of the new USB-C Pro Micro compared to the classic one.

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How to make a wooden wrist rest

A photolog of making a wrist rest by lawndartdesign.

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Brass tube handwiring

Neat handwiring by n0t_dane using brass tubes instead of magnet wire.

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Peggi: an arpeggio keyboard

The Peggi is an eight-key arpeggio keyboard by Ian Henry.

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Lily58 tenting files

STLs of theGiddyNorse's tenting solution. 3D printed mounts hold the board at 5 degrees of tilt and 10 degrees of tenting.

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Slide mount wooden case

With minimal experience, eBay scrapwood, popsicle sticks and a hand saw bruh-iunno made his own wooden case.

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Logical layout design: repeater key

The T-34/0 keyboard layout by jonas_h features a repeater key.

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Recycled aluminium keycaps

A video by flehrad drew my attention to Mountain Keyboards and their recycled aluminium keycaps, environmentally friendly packaging and socially responsible actions.

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Pimoroni trackball top shell

Khord designed and shared an open-source top shell for Pimoroni trackballs.

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Soldering tips

What was the one thing you learned that would change the way you solder forever more?

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Adjustable tenting stand for Iris

An open source parametric tenting stand by NazFab/AlSpheric.

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2nd gen Kailh hot-swap sockets

The new(?), 2nd generation hot-swap socket from Kailh comes in funky colors and is rated for 6000 swap cycles.

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Dactyl flex PCBs

Open-source flex PCBs by janaka1 for Dactyls with adjustable row curvature.

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nice!nano holder

A 3D printable nice!nano holder by Nathanielks for Fmcraft's TBK Mini.

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Keyseebee with fat plate

The Keyseebee by TeXitoi has a new fat switch plate, sitting on the PCB.

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Baji: An edge clamp Minidox case

Baji is a 3D printable Minidox Case by Metafalls_.

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Resin keycap casting

Make your own set of keycaps with silicone molds and UV-curable resin.

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End QWERTY hegemony

A one-handed writer’s search for the perfect mechanical keyboard.

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