Keyboard Builders' Digest
High-performance gaming gear from Marvo!

Issue 101 / Week 44 / 2022

This is a hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard enthusiast's perspective. Posts that may teach you something, make you think and contribute to the common knowledge of the DIY builder community.

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There are 11 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 101

Anniversary giveaway, mini meetup, in the mailbox, new vendors and discounts.



A steno keyboard, proto2, designed and shared by u/d3zd3z.


Christoph Rehmann's TPS42 is an open-source 36-42 keys split keyboard with trackpoint and memory LCD support.

Frame 48

Greg Mathews published his Frame 48, a handwired split keyboard with dedicated arrow cluster.


A 40%(ish) wireless low-pro split called xobdox – designed by Lost_Negotiation_830.

Keyboard one

DrJamesOIncandenza shared his first keyboard, a monoblock design derived from the Corne.

Aurora series

The Aurora Series is a collection of DIY kits, based on open-source keyboards, redesigned by


Sporewoh's mongus48 is a modular Planck sized ortho keyboard.

1UP Pi60 series

The Pi60 HSE & RGB are the first mass-produced RP2040 60% boards – from 1upkeyboards.

Piantor keyboard

Beekeeb's Leo published the Piantor, an open-source split low-pro keyboard sporting Picos as controllers.

Tips & Tricks

artsey and is the community version of the artsey layout – one hand, 8 keys, 100% power.

This issue was made possible by the donations of:, MoErgo Glove80, PCBWay, Aiksplace, u/chad3814, @keebio, @kaleid1990, MKUltra, Sean Grady, Cyboard,, u/motfalcon, cdc, Bob Cotton, kiyejoco, KEEBD, Richard Sutherland, FFKeebs, @therick0996, Jacob Mikesell, Joel Simpson, Keebstuff, Lev Popov, Christian Mladenov, littlemer-the-second, Spencer Blackwood, Christian Lo, Yuan Liu, Upgrade Keyboards, Daniel Nikolov, u/eighty58five, Paul Kischlat, Davidjohn Gerena, Skyler Thuss, Fabian Suceveanu, anonymous, Arto Olli

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