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Issue 115 / Week 9 / 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:

Editorial

  • Update on the status of the newsletter, deinfluencing, new shops, 100+ discounts reached, K:02, Philips investigation, meetups, etc.
Projects
  • A cute split ortholinear keyboard by weteor: Lütt un Lütt.
  • Calebe94's Appa is an ortho keyboard supporting Alps switches. (source)
  • DOLCHpad is a 10-key handwired macropad, shared and SLA-printed by sohke. (source)
  • The Ellipsis Split V2 by Cameron Sun features a near-standard layout but with thumb clusters. (source)
  • Idank's low-pro Reviung41 with trackball is open-source and also available at Holykeebs. (source)
  • Jason Hazel's shortstack is an ultrathin split ortho with Kailh X switches. (source)
  • Jesus Climent shared the MX version of his Atreyu Rev2. (source)
  • The chording keyboard you shouldn't be scared of, Chordie by kbjunky, has been updated. (source)
  • DrGarbinsky finished the next iteration of the Dactyl ManuBall. (source)
  • Wizergo by 70rch – A handwired ergo split keyboard with keywell, encoders and GX16 aviator connectors between the halves. (source)
Review
  • The K:02 is a prebuilt split keyboard designed and sold by Ergohaven. Wired, 58 keys, hotswap with OLED displays.
Tips & TricksHistory
  • I've done my research (including ABBA and Billy Joel) while cleaning a gorgeous 1982 Philips keyboard belonging to a PM 4422 computer.
Inspiration
  • As reported by BoyU, the popular LEGO-compatible Adam ecosystem is growing. Upgrade, new color and parts, including wrist rests.
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