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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.

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There are 14 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 108

Giveaway & advent calendar follow-up, vendor updates, etc.

Advent Calendar

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

Tamas Dovenyi, the guy behind, 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.


Mask keyboard

The mask-2.0.0 by madbadmax is a 4x6 split keyboard with Cherry MX-ULP switches.

Luna keyboard

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

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.


Flux keyboard

The Flux keyboard sports magnetic switches above a Full HD display.

Finalmouse Centerpiece

Another concept with a display below transparent keys: Centerpiece by Finalmouse.

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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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