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Issue 120 / Week 15 / 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 13 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 120

Quick news, TWS, tests, new shops and discounts, meetups, etc.


Projects

Kurp

Kurp is a 36-key ortholinear keyboard – open-sourced by quirk.


Boardsource smol Rev 2

Cole Smith's smol is a symmetric staggered monoblock split with the same small flippable PCB for both halves, stuck together by the controller.


kpukboard

Georgiy Krikun shared the files of his kpukboard, a low-pro split with choc minis and posh battery cover.


Wizza

AlSaMoMo's Wizza is a 30-key split board with a couple of extra features.


ArtPad

Ming-Gih Lam published the ArtPad, a double-purpose macropad and artisan tray in one.


Mod Mmm

Another project by Ming-Gih Lam: Mod Mmm PCB for the IBM Model M to turn it into a hotswap MX keyboard.


ScottoErgo

Joe Scotto's latest handwired project is a unibody split: ScottoErgo with aviator connector.


Ximi V1

Ximi V1 is here after last year's slightly different prototype. Sadek Baroudi put a lot of features in this 36/42 split keyboard.


Review

Standard Keys TWS review

Keebmonkey sent me a TWS, a fully wireless split by Standard Keys with some nice features and twists. I've been using it for a week now and here is a quick review of this cool board – to be released in a couple of days.


Tips & Tricks

Phase One 65 numpad

A 3D-printed numpad case by keynoted, matching his daily driver Phase One 65.


Inspiration

Elkhorn

The WIP Elkhorn by Ire_tional is a stunning wireless split prototype with powder printed keywell.


ALIEN88

Hanachi is back with ALIEN88, a rather gaming-oriented low-profile keyboard with unique key spacing.


This issue was made possible by the donations of:
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