Issue 117 / Week 12 / 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 14 entries in this issue:
New shops, in the mailbox, developments, etc.
Sonal Pinto's low-profile 65% keyboard, Mt. Choc, features a cool digital pin badge.
A self-designed 132-key keyboard by dangerbobgames built along the lines of the classic IBM Model M 122.
An open-source split by Christopher Hoage loosely based on the Ergodash: Spleeb.
Some updates to the Pica40 – v2.1 published by zzeneg.
The 47-key handwired HiveMind by Protieusz has an ambidextrous numpad in the middle.
A 35% unibody split by somepin: La Lettre is a 3D-printed, handwired mechanical keyboard.
Flying fox aka Pteropus – a unibody split keyboard open-sourced by hulapig.
u/WolfIcefang's test bench for various column curvatures, Dactyl Chimera V3, is here!
Kunsteak's Briq is a wireless-only split ortho keyboard.
Tips & Tricks
After last week's post, Kate of HIBI got back to me with more info on her uniform BLOCK keycap profile.
A custom gasked mount Draculad case shared by chewiedies.
Some thoughts in defense of the often ridiculed Honeywell H316 kitchen computer.
A photodump of my latest acquisition, a nice Memorex Model 88 key from 1987.
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