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Issue 21 / Week 14 / 2021

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Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 21

The making of Issue 21, first supporter, wallpaper montage, minor changes, underglow trial (failed), upcoming podcast appearance, logical layout design framework, etc. (more)


Projects

Keyboard staggered two ways

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mkttt2/columnar_keyboard_staggered_two_ways/|Columnar keyboard staggered two ways]] by ak66666 ([[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4807136|STL]]).


"Tactical keyboard"

Great [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdqot8xYeFM|video documentation]] of building a [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mkxrau/so_i_made_a_tactical_keyboard_and_it_grew_into_a/|cyberdeck]] with "tactical keyboard" by makenmodify.


Custom wireless keyboard tutorial

Great video tutorial by Reda0202 on making a [[https://youtu.be/N5rOW5Bu1kc|custom wireless keyboard]] with Attiny + nRF + Arduino ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mkkuwi/create_a_custom_wireless_keyboard_that_is_easily/|source]]).


Nyx is now open hardware

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mk5mqu/as_promised_nyx_is_open_hardware/|Nyx]], a low-profile, split, wireless ergo by tadfisher is now open hardware ([[https://github.com/tadfisher/nyx-kb|repo]]).


Splay46

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mkmfur/splay46_is_now_open_sourced_link_is_in_comment/|Splay46]] is a stacked acrylic gasket mounted split by kobakos32 with angled columns ([[https://github.com/kobababa/Splay46|repo]]).


Lalboard: a modern Datahand

The [[https://hackaday.com/2021/04/02/adjustable-low-impact-keeb-is-about-as-comfortable-as-it-gets/|lalboard]], this 3D printable recreation of the DataHand was featured at hackaday recently ([[https://hackaday.io/project/178232-lalboard|journal]], [[https://github.com/JesusFreke/lalboard/tree/v2|repo]]). (more)


Euclid36

Introducing [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mmi3qe/introducing_the_euclid36_my_first_keyboard_design/|the euclid36]], an open source angled monoblock by sadekbaroudi ([[https://github.com/sadekbaroudi/euclid36|repo]]).


YAEMK keyboard

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mo4ic9/introducing_the_yaemk_keyboard_running_on_qmk_and/|YAEMK keyboard]] by KarlK90 is running QMK on an ARM or RISC-V MCU ([[https://karlk90.github.io/yaemk-split-kb/|site]], [[https://github.com/KarlK90/yaemk-split-kb/|repo]]).


The Djinn Rev2a

A new update to the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/momqfs/the_djinn_rev2/|Djinn]] by tzarc – a test bed for QMK hardware development ([[https://github.com/tzarc/djinn|repo]]).


Adelheid build

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mmcoxz/photos_the_adelheid_alicestyle_with_function_keys/|Adelheid]] by floookay is an Arisu-fork with function keys ([[https://github.com/floookay/adelheid|repo]]). Built by Ok_Promotion_6175.


Open Pteron56 PCB/case design

A [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mnm6mz/my_pcb_case_design_for_the_pteron56_d_open_source/|PCB/case design for the Pteron56]] by AlexanderNotLuthor ([[https://github.com/kraken-jokes/pteron-pcb|repo]]).


Lily58 Pro with rotary encoder

Open-sourced [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mlg73y/opensourced_lily58_pro_with_rotary_encoder/|Lily58 Pro with rotary encoder]] by atlantesque ([[https://github.com/kissetfall/Lily58-Pro-RE|repo]]) [UNTESTED!].


Ergo81

The [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mm5qb6/finally_im_done_and_my_custom_ergo81_its_alive/|Ergo81]] by Spicajames with [[https://imgur.com/gallery/n8MWNR4|photolog]].


Tools

Open source force curve meter

Open source [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mkcthw/built_a_force_curve_meter_for_mxstyle_switches/|force curve meter]] for MX-style switches by GreenPylons ([[https://github.com/bluepylons/Open-Switch-Curve-Meter|repo]], [[https://github.com/bluepylons/Open-Switch-Curve-Meter/tree/main/Force%20curves|curves]]).


Switch stem holder

3D printed open source [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mn350b/recently_joined_the_community_and_hated_holding/|switch stem holder]] by ABlueSpork ([[https://imgur.com/gallery/iWXFOYa|gallery]], [[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4821896|STLs]]).


Review

Boba U4T & Holy Boba review

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-22vR6gaOk|Boba U4T & Holy Boba review]] by clacklabs ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mmxkbx/boba_u4t_holy_boba_full_review/|source]]).


Tips & Tricks

Smooth rotary encoder

Some tips to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mn8dk9/smooth_rotary_encoder/|smoothen a rotary encoder]] by ThumbWarriorDX.


Waterproofing a nice!nano

ELr3ddit applied [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mnknvy/applied_waterproofing_to_exposed_nicenano/|a silicone coating]] to an exposed nice!nano to make it waterproof. (more)


Kyria trackpoint add-on

A Kyria with [[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/mo06h8/kyria_with_bottom_mounted_trackpoint/|bottom mounted trackpoint]] by cre2016. (more)


Test

Sound test compilation #8

This is a list of 14 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


Behind the Scenes

Making an artisan wrist rest

Making the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/mo6inf/eagle_has_landed_wrist_rest_a_short_tutorial/|Eagle has landed wrist rest]]. Posted by Moonkeycap198.