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Issue 155 / Week 7 / 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 9 entries in this issue:


Behind the scenes #155

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


Peacock trackpad

Peacock is a big standalone QMK trackpad shared by George Norton.

AWKB - A Weird Keyboard

AWKB by wj-zhe is a 36-key split keyboard with trackball, driven by a Xiao RP2040.


The Cardinal is a wireless low-pro split by Painterman, supporting a roller encoder and 5-way switch.

Octoplus Trio

Keyboarddweeb's Alex Miller shared the source files of the Octoplus Trio, a 11-key one-handed keyboard.


Ergohaven Velvet 2 review

My thoughts about the Velvet 2, a small 40% prebuilt split by Ergohaven - with hotswap switches and keywell.

Tips & Tricks

DDC keycap profile

DDC is a new cylindrical keycap profile for Choc switches – designed by LowproKB.

Steam Deck dock

A Crkbd laptop dock by a8ksh4 designed for his Steam Deck.

HaloPad V2

A 3D printable enclosure for the Adafruit Macropad PCB – designed by Kronocide, inspired by the Nuphy Halo 96 keyboard.

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