Issue 12 / Week 5 / 2021
There are 22 entries in this issue:
The J73K by peeweejedi is an open source through-hole 15*5 ortholinear keyboard using an Atmega32a (git & glamour shots).
Smeeba posted Kravchenko32's Dactyl Manu-tide featuring an extreme keywell (git).
The orch is a mostly ortho, GMK-friendly layout and PCB by oldoverholt with open source design (git & gallery).
This keyboard housing by kobakos32 is built entirely from laser cut acrylic parts (git).
A trackball hack for Kinesis Advantage2 with build log by rhinestoneBones.
All the electronics is hidden inside this trackball by Jacek Fedoryński (video, git, blog post). (Posted by deekue.)
The Tiny Blue 42 (TB42) is a low-profile, Bluetooth, 40% mechanical keyboard by FauxLearningMachine running ZMK.
The Spacey by Fightmeintheshower is an ortho built to utilize standard keysets.
A beautiful handwired split ergonomic keyboard. 3D printed, has dedicated arrow keys, wrist rest, and features one-key PCBs. Committed by tomohisat.
FnRow: A QMK & VIA compatible macropad with a single function-row layout by dinofizz (pics, blog & git).
Tips & Tricks
A guide on how to duplicate your keyboard case with silicone and resin. Photolog by bmallCakeDiver.
Bishops_Guest's resin cast (photos) and OMGWhyImOld's printed hot-swap sockets.
An experiment with reduced row spacing by oritron (photos).
This Monterey MK-9500 posted by purpsoli is a double purpose keyboard (piano keyboard on the back) with white Alps.
Weytec MK06 trading keyboard spotted by Str0hkopf.
The Genovation KB170, spotted by usbinputdevices, is a keyboard with 104 standard + 66 programmable keys.
IBM Model F Portable by NOVA_780.
TVSe GOLD from India posted by abheedevtaa. In case you thought big-ass Enter was extinct.
The Naked64SF Proto2 is a machined aluminum keyboard by SalicylicAcid3 (video).
This macropad by MartasSan is handwired, hotswappable, and it was literally drawn rather than printed.
When one form of stagger simply isn't enough the van erGogh comes to the rescue. Committed by KnoblesseOblige.
This 40% ortho PCB comes with a home row allowing both ortho and staggered (symmetric) arrangement (here). (Posted by Littlehouse75.)