Issue 116 / Week 11 / 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.
There are 19 entries in this issue:
Behind the Scenes of Issue 116
Newsletters merged, new shops & meetups, small developments, etc.
The split Bloq 36 by Kunsteak features thumb clusters on a lower plane.
u/jammerkiai's KaRP2040 is an RP2040-Zero based unibody split keyboard.
Smudge is a custom 3D-printed keyboard design by Sandalmoth – handwired with curved keywell.
Sporewoh's babbit36 is an ultraportable wireless ortholinear keyboard.
Evgenii Vilkov's Smol is a split prototype with a cool sandwich case.
Felix Kuehling's Mantis v0.2, sporting HEX keycaps, has now PCBs on two levels to imitate tenting.
An open-source 65% keyboard with integrated trackball: dynamis by bbrfkr.
A Choc-spaced Corne with XIAO controllers: Abomination v1.2 by OrangeCrusader.
Klesh Wong's PSKeeb2 is a portable split keyboard with tenting, rotary encoder and trackpoint.
A tiny Choc-spaced macropad with encoder – Narfpad by ADreamOfStorms.
GrO3veman designed an arcade fight pad dubbed Stress.
Online Dactyl Generator
LostPistachio shared his online Dactyl generator – with fast previews and STL export.
Tips & Tricks
URSA keycap profile
URSA is a new keycap profile designed for Topre keyboards – a collab between 23_Andreas and FKcaps.
Doys & BLOCK caps
Two uniform keycap profiles with a retro square base: Doys by Deadline.Studio and BLOCKs by HIBI.
A typing rhythm game by charitea12: Typing Tempo.
An about 10 cm wide 40% keyboard by juskim: tinyKeys with Gerbers.
Designed by ItsBluu, the Aloidia v1 is a wireless solar split keyboard with lots of hotswap components.
CHOMPI is a cute looper with mechanical keys – as inspiration.
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