Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 107 / Week 50 / 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 17 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 107

Giveaway & advent calendar follow-up, vendor & discount updates, small developments, dark mode test, etc.


Advent Calendar

Keyboard Case Design

Sadek Baroudi provides a detailed walkthrough of how he designs 3D models – Starting with a PCB, and ending with a model that you can export for 3D printing.


PRK Firmware's 2022

Developer hasumikin introduces the PRK firmware and sums up this year's achievements.


DIY keyboards I built in 2022

While focusing on the charm of the 21 DIY keyboards he built in 2022, Daihuku will also introduce two keyboard meetups held in Japan.


Glove80: Rethinking split contoured ergonomic keyboard

Co-designer Stephen Cheng reviews the main design and ergonomics decisions of the eight year journey to bring Glove80 split contoured ergonomic keyboard to mass manufacturing.


2022 Roundup: the year of EC

Cipulot sums up his journey in the field of designing electrostatic capacitive PCBs.


GHOST - message from GEIST

Let's take a sneak peek into the keyboard journey and workflow of GEIST, this year's winner of the Seeed keyboard competition.


Ripping the wires out of relics

Krikun98 designs 44-key wireless splits with weird switches collectors would either tear him apart for or would be very intrigued by.


Projects

Velvet keyboard

The Velvet by u/atlantesque is a compact 38-key minimalist variation of Dactyl Manuform.


wEnki44

wEnki44 is a wireless version of the split Enki42, published by aroum.


ScyllaBallz Rev 2.5

ScyllaBallz Rev 2.5 by tenstaana – a Skylla on steroids.


Tips & Tricks

Low Power Improved Square Matrix

This post by wolfwood proposes a modification to the improved square keyboard matrix in order to support a low power wake-on-keypress mode, which has been a deficiency of this design until now.


Inspiration

Yucu 2000

The Yucu 2000 by u/Cu3b is a 38-40 key 'super staggered' split keyboard with single-key PCBs.


ffkb with led ring

Sadek Baroudi is having fun with led rings, this time on his ffkb.


42Azalia

AsherKeats' 42Azalia is a monoblock angled ortho created by a PCB generator.


The Two Thirds Keyboard

Inspired by old letterpress type cases, Attoparsec designed a keyboard based on the California Two Thirds layout.


MoveMaster

A 10-key ergo keyboard or an adjustable controller for gamers? The MoveMaster is an input device with a distinctive appearance.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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