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Issue 105 / Week 48 / 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 105

Giveaway follow-up, advent calendar, Keebsmas, new vendors, discounts, meetups, etc.


Advent Calendar

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

Ben Vallack shares his free-fall into the custom keyboard rabbit hole where things keep getting weirder and weirder.


The Handwiring Guy

Joe Scotto, the self-proclaimed “Handwiring Guy” sums up his last few months designing and building handwired keyboards.


Projects

TeeShirt

This angled monoblock keyboard by dj_edit dubbed TeeShirt comes in three different sizes.


Swweeep

The swweeep is an open source, wireless only split keyboard with nice!view support. Committed by u/sadekbaroudi.


simplyKeeb S60

The S60 is a member of the simplyKeeb family designed by Geaz84. Split, 60 keys, open source.


SS4H-EK Video Editing Keypad

An open-source, wooden video editing keypad by Sokolsok: the SS4H-EK.


Lego65

Lego65 – an open-source 65% LEGO keyboard project by DarkoVader.


Lets Split case

Lets unite? A 3D printed monoblock case for the Lets Split by altapowderdog.


Thumbs Up! V2

Sasha Karmanov shared his distinctive Thumbs Up! V2 keyboard with a raised thumb cluster.


Community

On the Japanese MK calendars

Some thoughts about the tradition of MK advent calendars in the Japanese DIY keyboard community. As the 0th day post of the first KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar.


Tips & Tricks

Sea-Picro

Josh Johnson released the Sea-Picro, a Pro Micro alternative with RP2040 and some neat features.


MBK Convex on the way

MBK Convex and MBK POM keycaps are on the way to vendors.


Inspiration

Pittheus

Ikeji's Pittheus is a foldable monoblock keyboard with a clever hinge mechanism.


Armachat TOUCH

Not a classic keyboard, not a classic cyberdeck: Armachat TOUCH by bobricius.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, MoErgo Glove80, PCBWay, Aiksplace, u/chad3814, @keebio, @kaleid1990, MKUltra, Sean Grady, Cyboard, cdc, ghsear.ch, u/motfalcon, KEEBD, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, FFKeebs, Richard Sutherland, @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, Davidjohn Gerena, Caleb Rand, Skyler Thuss, Fabian Suceveanu, anonymous, Arto Olli, Hating TheFruit

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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