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Issue 14 / Week 7 / 2021

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This is my usual hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard builder's perspective. Posts that may teach you something, make you think and contribute to the common knowledge of the DIY builder community.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Projects

Left-handed Minidox with case STL

A [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/lnnyw3/i_am_a_stubborn_man_short_notsoexciting_story_in/|handwired Minidox]] for gaming by useallthewasabi. With [[https://imgur.com/a/uLFTgyD#CLEhreY|pics]] and destiniboy3's [[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4350283|case]]. (more)


A Preonic clone with custom PCB

A 3D printed backlit [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/lno66e/3d_printed_backlit_preonic_clone_with_isouk/|Preonic clone]] by squeezeonein with open source [[https://github.com/itsnoteasy/misc/blob/master/5by4.zip|PCB]].


LEGO supported PCB-mount board

A [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/lntirw/finally_all_in_lego/|PCB-mount board]] with LEGO as frame and support by alinelena. ([[https://gitlab.com/drFaustroll/m65|Open source PCB.]])


trochee - a 8x8 keyboard

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lnye54/building_a_onehanded_keyboard/|trochee]] is a 8x8 keyboard designed by porkostomus for one-handed use ([[https://github.com/porkostomus/trochee|git]]).


Inkkeys: an e-ink macropad

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/arduino/comments/llonkv/dynamically_assignable_macrokeyboard_with_eink/|inkkeys]] is a dynamically assignable macropad project with e-ink screen by DiConX ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nndeAxd5FdM|video]], [[https://there.oughta.be/a/macro-keyboard|docs]], [[https://github.com/Staacks/inkkeys|git]]).


64-key split

This [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/lkfdyg/self_made_64_key_modular/|64-key split]] by SKZBadHabit features a pointing stick/trackball ([[https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AK0WSDzXGfz4a10&id=60CF96917FCEE01C%21113378&cid=60CF96917FCEE01C|gallery]]).


3D-printed gasket-mount case

A 3D-printed [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lke3hm/a_3dprinted_gasketmount_case_for_the_yc66/|gasket-mount case]] for the YC66 by RogerArbogast ([[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4756026|STLs]]).


Trackball companion for split keyboards

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/lnhxs8/my_project_for_a_ballonly_trackball_companion_for/|Ploopy:]] a ball-only trackball companion for split keyboards by crop_octagon ([[https://github.com/ploopyco/trackball-nano/wiki/Ploopy-Nano-Trackball-Kit-Assembly|docs]]).


Dactylria: a Dactyl ManuForm fork

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/lo8h64/dactylria_a_dactyl_manuform_fork_with_thumbs/|Dactylria]] - a Dactyl ManuForm fork with thumbs inspired by Kyria and Keyboardio Model 01 by jchendy with source ([[https://github.com/jchendy/dactyl-manuform/|git]]).


Grandiceps with black pill

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/loj4rr/new_blackpill_based_split/|Grandiceps]] is a black pill based split by vattern78 ([[https://github.com/vattern/grandiceps|git]]).


Review

Shark's New Model M review

A review of the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lmt81y/sharks_new_model_m_explorationreview_is_finally/|new Model M]] by SharktasticA ([[https://sharktastica.co.uk/articles/newm_review|article]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYO0NMA4VSY|typing demo]]).


Tips & Tricks

Unicode in QMK

Dealing with [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/ljvsd0/is_there_a_clear_article_or_something_that_i_can/|Unicode in QMK]] revealed by mikefettis.


QMK's sound features

Help with [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/ln56ud/help_with_qmk_start_up_sounds/|QMK startup sounds]] by psychephylax.


Luna - a QMK keyboard pet

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lnskz4/keyboard_art_adopt_a_qmk_keyboard_pet/|Luna]] is a QMK keyboard pet by HellSingCoder reacting to your typing speed and same layer states ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgIQRazCAjo|video]], [[https://github.com/HellSingCoder/qmk_firmware/tree/master/keyboards/sofle/keymaps/HellSingCoder|git]]).


Tripod-tented Torn

This nice through-hole split [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/ln6rq1/really_happy_with_how_my_torn_turned_out/|Torn build]] by bromanko ([[https://github.com/rtitmuss/torn|git]]) features mini tripods for tenting ([[https://imgur.com/a/rFbJFEh#McQRbGI|gallery]]).


DIY silicone dampening

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lok1qm/im_not_using_foam_ever_again_diy_silicone/|Silicone dampening pad]] by dailysetuptech ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEISslcF-Jk|video]]).


Elite-C holder PCB

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lo9dbg/opensource_elitec_holder_pcb_for_dactyllike_cases/|Elite-C holder PCB]] for Dactyl-like cases with audio jack, M4 screw holes, reset button, RGB output by Fmcraft ([[https://github.com/Bastardkb/Elite-C-holder|git]]).


Test

Various sound tests

This is a list of 8 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


History

IBM 3276 Beam Spring

A restored and modded [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/llrz3k/my_ibm_3276_beam_spring_keyboard_modded_and/|IBM 3276 Beam Spring]] keyboard with USB and a wooden palm rest by madhias ([[https://imgur.com/gallery/bg0ytRy|gallery]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK2cnxXauls|sound]]).


Commodore G80-0530

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lo5411/commodore_g800530/|Commodore G80-0530]] posted by Str0hkopf ([[https://imgur.com/gallery/7sfkLaK|some close-ups]]).


IBM 3178 C1 mod

An [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lo2242/modificationibm_3178_c1_usb_chungus_edition_ft/|IBM 3178 C1]] USB Chungus edition ft. Solenoid by drake9800.


Heath Computer Systems

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lnqarv/thrift_store_find_from_a_few_years_back/|Heath keyboard.]] A thrift store find by mman426.


Cherry G80-1800

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lme8kl/beige_beauty/|Cherry G80-1800]] by countkrzysztof.


Keyboard Spotting

Clueboard 2x1800 Toy edition

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/loo5dh/clueboard_2x1800_toy_edition_with_buger_th01/|Clueboard 2x1800 Toy edition]] with Buger TH01 posted by Gracelberrypie.


Inspiration

Memphis 25

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ll1a94/mechanical_keyboard_with_integrated_spacemouse/|Memphis 25]] is a macropad by nickkallen with integrated [[https://3dconnexion.com/uk/spacemouse/|SpaceMouse]] and USB hub ([[https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111172.0|GH thread]]).


In progress

Concertina MX first draft print

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/lldq9j/concertina_mx_first_draft_print/|Concertina MX first draft print]] by BHRobots. Based on VIktor Eikman's [[https://viktor.eikman.se/gallery/the-concertina/|Concertina]], adapted to fit MX switches.


112% handwired ortho

A [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/lme64q/my_112_hand_wire_introducing_bop_my_big_ortho/|112% handwired ortho]] in progress. The 6x20 BOP (Big Ortho Project) by bread-mayo-ham-bacon.


Magnetic switch

Another [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/ljzmut/sound_comparison_between_my_magnetic_switch_mod/|magnetic switch]] design, this time by UFIOES. Based on the [[https://youtu.be/pUYqQasKXug|AT&T switch]].


Custom board on glossed wenge

A [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/lopm0c/sneak_peek_custom_board_on_some_glossed_wenge/|custom board]] on some glossed wenge wood by priceT00High.