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Issue 122 / Week 18 / 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 122

Support Ergogen, quick news, new shops, discounts, meetups, developments, etc.



GrabShell by dotBravo is a pretty unique wireless folding keyboard optimized for handheld use.


A wireless ortho split with source files: Xiao_256 by redguardsoldier.

ExtraDox v2

The new iteration of blackrock0's low-pro split keyboard: ExtraDox v2 with function row.


Lancer – an open-source ortho keyboard with focus on size and portability. Designed by Subrezon.


Sebastian Stump made some changes to his design and published Narfkb2 with extra pinky column.


Carl Westman's take on the Urchin with some more keys: the Brain.


Barghoot is an ortho board with integrated trackball – released by AlSaMoMo.


Tako is a 34-key EC split by ssbb_me.


ViTNO’s Writing Contest 2023

There is a writing contest going on over at the Vintage is The New Old blog. Let's come up with something original until June 30th!

Tips & Tricks

Brand new Model F keyboards

Model F Labs, offering remakes of capacitive buckling spring and beamspring IBM keyboards, added new models to the line-up.

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