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Issue 112 / Week 3 / 2023

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:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 112 interview, new discounts, vendor/meetup database updated, new donors, etc.



The Fulcrum is a 20-key keyboard with horizontal 5-way switch joysticks – designed by ghostfaceschiller.


Musubi is nightzombie1's attempt at making a keyboard with Kailh X switches.

Another Owl

Yet another 5x3 + 3 split keyboard and another going by the name Owl. This time by protoplancton.


Robert Walker's Eskarp is a handwired split keyboard with TPS65 touchpad.

Block keyboard

Ben Cooper's Block is a 12x4 hotswap ortholinear keyboard with OLED display.


The TSBYM is a custom ESP32 wireless split keyboard by cgxeiji, now with trackpads.


Zazu is a unibody split keyboard by AlSaMoMo with some extra features.


The wireless vertical split Clavert is a handwired keyboard by stvneads.


The Enclave-1 USB hub/macropad by KeyQuest_tech is now open-source.


A 3D-printed handwired monoblock split by 70rch: torch0.

Tips & Tricks


CDSA is a new sculpted spherical Choc keycap profile shared by Alescito: a remix of LDSA and Cherry.

QMK RGB Matrix configuration

The focus of Sadek Baroudi's tutorial is how to properly configure RGB Matrix especially for non-trivial ergo keyboards with angles and column stagger.

Humla laptop adapter

A laptop adapter plate for the Wee Humla by u/Lenbok.



Engikeeb is an experimental ultra-low-cost approach to keyboard design – by customMK.

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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!