Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 140 / Week 42 / 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:

Editorial

Behind the scenes #140

Quick news, new donation options, in the mailbox, meetups, updates.


Projects

Abomination

Sebastian Stumpf shared the files of his Abomination, a classy split keyboard with trackpad and some splay.


Lattice60

PrimeNumber shared the files of the handwired Lattice60, an ortholinear keyboard with standard keycaps and low-poly case.


MidEvil

Ming-Gih Lam is back with a new project: MidEvil is an orthoish/Alice monoblock split keyboard with a numpad in the middle.


Rolio 0.9

MickiusMousius shared the updated Rolio 0.9, a premium split keyboard in a nice aluminum chassis.


SpUnLy58 1.2

Giraffasax updated the SpUnly58. Iteration V1.2 of this monoblock split comes with adjusted spacing, splay, and stagger.


Corne GLP

BeeKeeb's Leo introduced the open-source Corne GLP, a variant specifically designed for Gateron low-profile hotswap sockets.


ArcBoard & ArcPedals

Chris Trotter added some pedals to his setup: ArcPad & ArcPedals – QMK-powered feet spaceships!


Tips & Tricks

Mantis keycaps

Felix Kuehling released the updated keycaps for his Mantis keyboard.


History

1976 Videoton VT-340 keyboard

This beefy keyboard was part of the Videoton VT-340 display terminal, manufactured from 1972. Check out this picture-heavy disassembly post full of surprises.


Inspiration

Sphere keyboard and air mouse

This sphere keyboard and wireless air mouse is the creation of Pavlo Khmel – with STLs.


This issue was made possible by the donations of:
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