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.
There are 13 entries in this issue:
Quick news, TWS, tests, new shops and discounts, meetups, etc.
Kurp is a 36-key ortholinear keyboard – open-sourced by quirk.
Cole Smith's smol is a symmetric staggered monoblock split with the same small flippable PCB for both halves, stuck together by the controller.
Georgiy Krikun shared the files of his kpukboard, a low-pro split with choc minis and posh battery cover.
AlSaMoMo's Wizza is a 30-key split board with a couple of extra features.
Ming-Gih Lam published the ArtPad, a double-purpose macropad and artisan tray in one.
Another project by Ming-Gih Lam: Mod Mmm PCB for the IBM Model M to turn it into a hotswap MX keyboard.
Joe Scotto's latest handwired project is a unibody split: ScottoErgo with aviator connector.
Ximi V1 is here after last year's slightly different prototype. Sadek Baroudi put a lot of features in this 36/42 split keyboard.
Keebmonkey sent me a TWS, a fully wireless split 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
A 3D-printed numpad case by keynoted, matching his daily driver Phase One 65.
The WIP Elkhorn by Ire_tional is a stunning wireless split prototype with powder printed keywell.
Hanachi is back with ALIEN88, a rather gaming-oriented low-profile keyboard with unique key spacing.
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