Issue 16 / Week 9 / 2021
27 entries in this issue.
This is a 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.
Editor's note & behind the scenes. Projects
build guide to the naked keyboard by onebigdoor. No plate, no case, no PCB - no problem.
UnSplit is a monoblock Kyria layout with modified thumb clusters. Built by dnlnrdn, designed by crunchyavocados ( git).
guide by japunto to make a Pico-based keyboard/macro pad ( guide). The BOP is a 112% handwired ortho with some build pics by bread-mayo-ham-bacon.
Amigo Punk is a handwired ALPS project with OLED display and encoder by Tuka-Chinchilla ( photolog). Community Tips & Tricks
A printed circuit board. Literally. PCB 3D-printed by
duzitbetter ( reddit, hackaday).
A relatively new keycap profile/system I wasn't aware of. Spotted in a
Filco teaser posted by ffbe_noctis. Soldering guide and tips for soldering mechanical keyboards by crowsnutnest. Test
This is another megapack of 15 sound tests published this week. (
more) History Keyboard Spotting Wyse 160 for spacebar-fetishists (9.25u) posted by hvontres. Inspiration
uTyl is a handwired split by ripxorip ( keymap). In progress
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