Issue 104 / Week 47 / 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.
There are 15 entries in this issue:
Giveaway follow-up, advent calendar line-up announced, new vendors/discounts, etc.
TOTEM is an open-source split keyboard by _GEIST_ sporting SEEED XIAOs.
The SPC EVDR by weteor is a cute ortholinear keyboard with a little twist: offset space cluster.
Oisín Carrol published an open-source 60% split acrylic keyboard: the handwired Puzzle.
Another Raspberry Pi Pico based keyboard: Budgy by keyboarddweebs.
The open-source monoblock Crowboard by KeyboardDweebs has been around for half a year now. Better late than never.
The Crepe is a 40-key ultrathin ortholinear keyboard with Kailh X Switches – shared by quirk.
Seili- built a Disorder30, mkylama's macropad design mimicking the 75% look.
Pi5 is a monoblock angled ortho keyboard open sourced by ihihbs.
The Kiai-Split by jammerkiai is an open-source 34-key keyboard using XIAO BLE controllers.
Let me introduce a new and exciting seasonal column and special issue: the KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar 2022! :D
This is a subjective list of my favorite projects submitted to the Seeed keyboard competition.
Tips & Tricks
A comparison of trackball bearings: (cheap) rollers, BTUs and static bearings – by wiwilwi.
The Disconnect MK1 is a pretty unique split by hid:ergo – with a single thumb cluster and trackpad.
Another "LEGO" keyboard kit: Adam by KBDcraft. Use the KBDNEWS coupon code for a 5% discount.
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