Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 119 / Week 14 / 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 11 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 119

100K monthly visitors, new shops, meetups, Glove80 in the mailbox, developments, etc.


Dilemma v2

Dilemma v2 by Fmcraft is officially released: 3x5+3, trackpad, RGB, encoders, and more.

Soufflé V3 Sweep

Jesus Climent introduced his Soufflé V3 Sweep with updated physical layout.


Stront is a feature-packed 38-key split by zzeneg – with LCD and trackpad.

Chonky Kong

Another open-source ortho keyboard by weteor with offset bottom row: Chonky Kong.


A unibody ergonomic keyboard with self-encasing PCB: Umbra by skarrmann.


A cheap to build split: Cheapino by infinetelurker.


MY75 is an open-source hot-swappable 75% keyboard in a milled aluminum case. Shared by Skribbles4420.


Weteor's Kong, following his naming convention, is a 48-key orthogonal keyboard with offset bottom row.

Tips & Tricks

inQAZtro case

A case with pen holder for the QAZ keyboard: inQAZtro by errr000r.

Totem with trackpad mod

A case for the Totem with trackpad – shared by wing_kong_exch.

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