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Issue 20 / Week 13 / 2021

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Projects

3-piece keyboard design

Ruutanakostaja is working on a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/mgfl6q/im_working_on_a_design_for_handwired_keyboard/|handwired keyboard]] that can be built for less than 50 euros ([[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4812684|STL]]).


Redox Wireless 2.0 hot-swappable

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mexbzp/my_latest_design_redox_wireless_20_hotswappable/|Redox Wireless 2.0 hot-swappable]] with minimal 3D printed case by TiaMaT102. Soon to be added to the [[https://github.com/mattdibi/redox-keyboard/tree/master/redox|repo]].


The Kombol Layout

[[https://github.com/skychil/kombol|The Kombol]] by sky_chil is a combo-based logical layout for ergonomic mechanical keyboards ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mi7tyi/the_kombol_layout/|discussion]]).


Community

Quakemz's interview

In [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/miquw0/a_new_episode_of_the_thocc_is_out_episode_11/|episode #11 of The Thocc]] podcast Vogsphere's guest was Quakemz, inventor of the Holy Panda.


Mechanical Keyboards For Dummies

The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtdK9QoFHsk|Mechanical Keyboards For Dummies]] is a cool cartoon by TylerToonsFanAcc. In case you need to initiate someone into mechanical keyboards ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mil98h/mechanical_keyboards_for_dummies/|r/mk]]).


Tools

Switches.mx website update

[[https://switches.mx/|Switches.mx website update]] by switchesmx ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mhrngj/switchesmx_website_update/|announcement]]).


Rune controller

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/mg6u84/bulk_zlant_xl_kits_powered_by_rune_a_5x12_uniform/|Rune]] is a modular controller by Ziptyze ([[https://imgur.com/a/rMfiIzN|pics]]).


Review

Kinetic Labs' Gateron Hippo review

[[https://www.theremingoat.com/blog/gateron-hippo-switch-review|Kinetic Labs' Gateron Hippo]] switch review by ThereminGoat ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mjxdd8/kinetic_labs_gateron_hippo_switch_review/|source]]).


Omron B2H Hall effect switch

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4Gvj_2TZOI|Omron B2H]] triple-magnet clicky Hall effect switch teardown by Chyrosran22 ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mjatwr/teardown_omron_b2h_triplemagnet_clicky_hall/|discussion]]).


Tips & Tricks

Universal magnetic tenting legs

Universal [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mhf0gd/universal_magnetic_tenting_legs_just_a_little/|magnetic tenting legs]] by niccig ([[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4808668|STL]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcQ1viTNRUE|video]]).


Removable tenting for Corne

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/min3l6/removable_tenting_for_corne/|Removable tenting for Corne]] by anzood ([[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4814743|STL]], [[https://imgur.com/gallery/zbdzQZ3|pics]]).


Test

Sound test compilation #7

This is a list of 19 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Displaywriter

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mfzfq7/big_keyboards_are_the_coolest_my_displaywriter/|Displaywriter]] posted by madlof ([[https://imgur.com/a/j4VnSm0|pics & typing demo]]).


Sony KI-107

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mfmoxj/sony_ki107/|Sony KI-107]] posted by Str0hkopf ([[https://imgur.com/gallery/kCnbneS|more pics]]).


Inspiration

Concrete keyboard case

The magic formula for the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mjwcb8/4_hours_of_chopping_a_chisel_right_through_the/|concrete keyboard]] by Chrislybaer seems to work.


Switch durability test

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/milztm/switch_running_durability_test/|Switch durability test]] posted by bakamomoka.


The CerealBox

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mhwe18/the_cerealbox/|The CerealBox]] by darkfire1664 ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mhwe18/the_cerealbox/|more pics]]).


Wooden custom

This [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mhdxf8/an_updated_full_custom_daily_driver/|wooden custom]] by priceT00High keeps growing.