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Issue 113 / Week 5 / 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 13 entries in this issue:


  • Sending out the newsletter is no longer free. Quick news. Lots of new shops and discounts.
  • CCRX, a WK/WKL keyboard case open sourced by obitae. (source)
  • The Splaynck by kIt5uN3FP is a 40% unibody keyboard with symmetrical stagger. (source)
  • Rishikesh Vaishnav's Trackswitch Manuform introduces a mouse-level shift mechanism. (source)
  • A new 40-key version of the Fulcrum – by ghostfaceschiller. (source)
  • Weteor has published some new ortho keyboards with his hallmark offset spacebar forming the Orthocade family. (source)
  • Weteor's Brk Out is a 38-key orthogonal keyboard with split alphas and offset space.
  • Froggr is the next board in weteor's Orthocade family: a 12u ortholinear keyboard with 48 keys and offset bottom row.
  • DigDug is weteor's latest model in the Orthocade family: with some exploded key groups.
  • Amano is an Alice layout keyboard designed by h40, with case and wrist rest files published.
  • VFK-001 aka Valkyrie folding keyboard, a vertical Dactyl that can be folded up and taken with you. Shared by v0Che. (source)
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