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Issue 154 / Week 6 / 2024

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 8+8 entries in this issue:


Behind the scenes #154

Keyboard projects, quick news, in the mailbox, meetups, new vendors and discount codes!



John Riggles published his DELPHI, an "ergolinear" low-pro orthoish split.

Rhino Pad

Claude of Kea Workshop shared the files of his Rhino Pad, a macropad for CAD work.

IK keyboard

Ian MacLarty shared his IK keyboard, an open-source split with KS-33 switches and ZSA Voyager vibes.

Wooden keyboard case with LED bar

Diego talks about how he made the custom wooden keyboard case with LED light bar.

The Chaotist

Tschibo's idea manifested as an astonishing open-source PCB: Chaotist is an ergoish 40% keyboard.


Luminkey80 review

The Luminkey80 is a TKL with gorgeous look, personality, and some crazy features like an F13 key.


AlphaSmart Neo -- 3D keycaps anyone?!

The AlphaSmart Neo scissor-switch membrane keyboard seeks help from modern day keycap designer.

Quick news

Closed source: Ohaabu Desuwa by adachinkovsky. A wireless ortho with two displays.

Flat40 is a handwired split by NoTree2754.

A 3D printed split ortho by BeardFromFargo.

WIP: Chordie 2.0 by kbjunky, featuring (I guess), the new PMW3360/PMW3389 breakout board for trackball/mouse (github).

CFX-spaced Chicago Steno keycaps by Ryan Schenk, Pseudoku's original keycap profile redesigned in 16.5x16.5 mm (post), showcased on a Tern.

Code: u/HadockB shared his code for WPM graph and moon anim, a "plug and play" file with some customization options (github).

SterlingKey is a plug-and-play adapter to turn your keyboard into multi-device Bluetooth – a commercial product in the GB phase though.

Vintage: Movement Drum Computer II (wikipedia) – posted by ChucklesMcChuckle.

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