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Issue 166 / Week 19 / 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 10 entries in this issue:


Behind the scenes #166

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


Pimple Smile

Protieusz keeps updating keyboard models with trackballs. His latest project is the Pimple Smile.

Osprey remix

Vladimir Glushkov released his remix of the Osprey – with a daughterboard instead of on-board MCU.

Leveret v2 & lever keycaps

Leveret is a wireless split keyboard by dohn-joh, featuring thumb clusters with custom lever keycaps.


Alejandro Cámara published his Winsplit, a true split compatible with normal keysets.


An all-ISO Enter board, anyone? Of course it exists: OmegaISO with 94 ISO Enter keycaps.


A reversible split PCB by Dmitry Belousov: Dedekind.


Kemove K87 & K87SE 1980 review

I tested the Kemove K87 1980, a fully built three-mode wireless hotswap mechanical TKL keyboard, and its $28(!) budget companion, the K87SE.

Ergohaven K:03 review

I tested Ergohaven's K:03, a 60% true split, the latest member in the ever growing family of keyboard models offered by the team.

Tips & Tricks

Kada 0110

Emil shared Kada 0110, a 3D case inspired by the Apple M0110 and Apple II.

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