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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.

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There are 15 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 104

Giveaway follow-up, advent calendar line-up announced, new vendors/discounts, etc.


Projects

TOTEM

TOTEM is an open-source split keyboard by _GEIST_ sporting SEEED XIAOs.


SPC EVDR

The SPC EVDR by weteor is a cute ortholinear keyboard with a little twist: offset space cluster.


The Puzzle.

Oisín Carrol published an open-source 60% split acrylic keyboard: the handwired Puzzle.


Budgy

Another Raspberry Pi Pico based keyboard: Budgy by keyboarddweebs.


Crowboard

The open-source monoblock Crowboard by KeyboardDweebs has been around for half a year now. Better late than never.


Crepe

The Crepe is a 40-key ultrathin ortholinear keyboard with Kailh X Switches – shared by quirk.


Disorder30

Seili- built a Disorder30, mkylama's macropad design mimicking the 75% look.


Pi5

Pi5 is a monoblock angled ortho keyboard open sourced by ihihbs.


Kiai-Split

The Kiai-Split by jammerkiai is an open-source 34-key keyboard using XIAO BLE controllers.


Community

KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar

Let me introduce a new and exciting seasonal column and special issue: the KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar 2022! :D


My favorite Seeed-entrants

This is a subjective list of my favorite projects submitted to the Seeed keyboard competition.


Tips & Tricks

Trackball bearing comparison

A comparison of trackball bearings: (cheap) rollers, BTUs and static bearings – by wiwilwi.


Inspiration

Disconnect MK1

The Disconnect MK1 is a pretty unique split by hid:ergo – with a single thumb cluster and trackpad.


KBDcraft's Adam

Another "LEGO" keyboard kit: Adam by KBDcraft. Use the KBDNEWS coupon code for a 5% discount.


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