Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 17 / Week 10 / 2021

There are 23 entries in this issue.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Projects

Dactyl Manuform Skeleton Edition

This Dactyl Manuform Skeleton Edition by atsuyuki features custom supports (git, blog, twitter). Posted by Smeeba.


Handwired keyboard for a cyberdeck project

A handwired keyboard for a cyberdeck project with photolog by brickbots.


3D Printed hot-swap socket

A 3D-printed hot-swap socket for solderless wiring of mechanical keyboards by stingray127 (details & STL).


Unibody crkbd case

An unibody crkbd case with low-poly aspect by Coumbaya (STLs).


Community

RIP kbfirmware.com

A once popular tool has been shut down due to the lack of users. RIP, kbfirmware.com: 9 January 2017 - 13 March 2021 (git). Sent by -George- (source). (more)


Tools

QMK Heatmap Generator

The QMK Heatmap Generator is a web-tool to generate _accurate_ heatmaps of QMK keyboards. A project by modtap. (more)



Review

Sea-Micro Review

This video review introduces the Sea-Micro, an open source Pro Micro/Elite-C alternative. Posted by flehrad (source).


Cherry MX Brown review

An exhaustive Cherry MX Brown (no joke!) review by ThereminGoat (source).


Tips & Tricks

3D printable keycap tutorial

A video tutorial by mcass_37 on how to merge files and create your own custom 3D printable keycap file (base keycap, source).



Test

Sound test compilation #4

This is a list of 16 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Airbus A380 unfolding keyboard

Video of an otherwise meh Airbus A380 keyboard with a mesmerizing unfolding mechanism. Posted by horticulturistSquash (discussion).


IBM with CMM caps

An IBM KB-8923 with custom CMM caps spotted by freewilly_23.


Krown PV20

Krown Porta-View PV20 deaf/hard of hearing communicator with ALPS switches spotted by voightkampfferror.


1989 Nixdorf Computers keyboard

1989 Nixdorf Computers keyboard with 30 F-keys. Renovated (lubed mx blacks, dampened, retrobrite) by bubr123.



Inspiration

Custom Kailh Choc cap prototype

A custom Kailh Choc keycap prototype by Vengeful-Wraith.


Splitty Boi

Splitty Boi. Posted by reubensammy.


Bluetooth low profile board with symmetrical stagger

Bluetooth low profile board with symmetrical stagger by SouthPawEngineer. Included solar trickle charging, an encoder, and a nav switch.



Operating wooden keyswitch

The artisan keyswitch by BitchassSixtyNine in action.


An ergo split called the Solergo

The Solergo is a wireless ergo split by SouthPawEngineer with Bluetooth via ZMK, and has solar trickle charging to top up and extend the battery life.