Issue 108 / Week 51 / 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 14 entries in this issue:
Behind the Scenes of Issue 108
Giveaway & advent calendar follow-up, vendor updates, etc.
Keycaps, design and free kittens
Simon, co-founder of FK, looks back on 2022 where new projects were born, and into 2023 where more are coming. He is on a journey to make custom keycaps, new profiles and designer collaborations.
/r/MechanicalKeyboards, a Year of Changes
Large communities are difficult to appease, and even more difficult to keep organized. This year, /r/MechanicalKeyboards has undergone many significant changes.
The three angles of ergonomics
Where do you start when you want to design keyboards with more ergonomics? A bit of basic keyboard science by nerdbude of the CCH podcast.
Declarative keyboard design with Ergogen v4.0
Dénes Bán, the guy who originally created the Absolem keyboard, talks about how it turned into a more all-purpose ergo keyboard generator, and what new features it sports with the fresh release of v4.0.
One year of kbd.news
Tamas Dovenyi, the guy behind kbd.news, sums up one year of the blog touching on a wide range of topics from visitor stats to new features.
Logical Keyboard Layout Design
Apsu shares her experience going from curious about alternate keyboard layouts to accidentally being a prolific layout designer.
The mask-2.0.0 by madbadmax is a 4x6 split keyboard with Cherry MX-ULP switches.
Luna is a 30-key open-source wireless split by Mindhatch – with splay.
Little Foot keyboard
Little Foot – a 45% ortholinear keyboard designed by The-Royal and built by wayduh.
The Slant – a wireless split keyboard shared by darsor.
Tips & Tricks
No-glue 3D case
A two-part 3D printed case by hello_smbj without gluing/welding.
The Flux keyboard sports magnetic switches above a Full HD display.
Another concept with a display below transparent keys: Centerpiece by Finalmouse.
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