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.
There are 17 entries in this issue:
Behind the Scenes of Issue 107
Giveaway & advent calendar follow-up, vendor & discount updates, small developments, dark mode test, etc.
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.
The Velvet by u/atlantesque is a compact 38-key minimalist variation of Dactyl Manuform.
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.
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.
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.
A 10-key ergo keyboard or an adjustable controller for gamers? The MoveMaster is an input device with a distinctive appearance.
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