Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 125 / Week 25 / 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 12 entries in this issue:


  • New realities, running into r/mk refugees in unexpected places, Snow White's coffin, Zombie Kitchen, imgur fame, etc.
  • Reddit meltdown and its effects on Send me your projects. New shops, discounts, meetups, etc.
  • The Osprette V3 is the third revision of Sam Mohr's 34-key unibody keyboard. (source)
  • After teasing it earlier, Jason Hazel redesigned and published the Chaz, a cute Choc-spaced QAZ-alike.
  • An open-source and easy-to-build steno keyboard for use with Plover: Peridot by Ewen Cluney.
  • A retrospective post about Le Chiffre, a minimalist monoblock split designed and open sourced by tominabox1 – 3 years ago. (source)
  • Flow is a product line of sculpted split keyboards by Jason Allan – with the flow-MX36 being released and the flow-choc40 in development.
  • Kiencovn shared the files of his matmat35, a cute handwired keyboard with a QAZ/HHKB layout.
Tips & Tricks
  • An RP2040-based controller for handwiring keyboards: Stampy by Keebio.
  • Created by Hammer & Buger.Work, CRP-X is a new uniform keycap profile with stepped modifiers and flippable caps.
  • The Siemens T4200 is a kick-ass electronic screen-typewriter system from the '80s with a not less kick-ass keyboard: the Siemens T4000.
  • Alex is working on his Theseus75, a 75% split mechanical keyboard kit with USB hub and LEMO interconnection.
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