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Issue 156 / Week 8 / 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 7+13 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the scenes #156

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


Projects

Serendipity

Dani Klein open sourced her Serendipity, a 60-key board with a pretty crazy layout.


PCB 68 keyboard

A bluetooth PCB via SuperMini in a wooden case: PCB 68 keyboard by alan0ford.


Eobard

Viniciusbrit's Eobard is a 34-key open-source split keyboard with flippable PCB.


Scotto63

Joe's Scotto63 is a handwired unibody split. Wireless via nice!nano.


Review

LYNXware CAT review

The CAT by LYNXware is an incredible input device with a great potential. That said, you'll need some time to get accustomed to the custom software, the terminology, 22 thumb keys – and mouse switches!


Tips & Tricks

Corne/crkbd AFA case

EurKoi shared a 3D-printed case for the Corne in the style of Angrymiao's AFA.


Quick news

Jake of the now closed P3D Store shared two variants of the acrylic case files for the 40rmie – a 40% with a rather strange upper row (6 numbers + 4 F-keys). The PCB (Gerbers) are available here.


Penk shared a 3D printed Piantor case.


ddgrnkb is a 14x5 ortho with display. (Github with case dxf.)


A GB, but pretty much my taste, and also pretty affordable: Dasky's Reverb is an MX or Choc hotswap monoblock split with circular display.


WIP: a compact low-pro split with keywell by timbetimbe, and also Max Yakovlev's MRIYA.


Closed-source: JirachiKid posted a 3D-printed orthoish one with offset halves.


Something interesting from Epomaker: DynaTab 75X (kickstarter) with a huge dot matrix screen.


Valhalla visited Maxvoltar on occasion of the limited-edition Artifact-1 being promoted: video.


Court of Malice macropad by NZcaps (use the KBDNEWS code for 10% off).


Wood Weekly: Walnut Elora case by PhoenixUNI, walnut keycaps by jellzman3, and TimeKey – a Redox-shaped oak clock by falba.tech.


Some tips by Sneftel on hand-dying keycaps.


According to the author's own admission, this is a really unpractical keyboard (more photos).


Le Sigmoid caps by Pseudoku.


This issue was made possible by the donations of:
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