Issue 22 / Week 15 / 2021
This is a hand-picked selection of posts that may teach you something about designing and building your own custom keyboard.
There are 23 entries in this issue:
The making of Issue 22, records in many statistics, new supporters on board, Reddit annoyance, fixing an embarrassing bug, Covid jab KO, subprojects continued.
A split keyboard by stvneads (gallery).
Pteron36 - a separate split keyboard designed by smart345bond for Miryoku layout users (git).
Fish Ladder Mk.3 by ak66666 (STLs, video).
The btrfly by SolidusHal is a Dactyl Manuform fork with joint halves and without the keywells (git, pics).
Modular keyboard by koktoh_kuro - parts attached by USB sockets (description in Japanese).
A custom CNC milled 1800 by B_Rich with video documentation (+pics).
Ilex prototypes in white / black by holy_foot_fingers (discord).
A 5-key chorded keyboard by zxyzyxz (article, git).
Tips & Tricks
A well documented magnetic case for the crkbd/Corne keyboard by weissbieremulsion (git).
Free 3080 shift keycap STL files published on thingiverse by s0l0Kill.
Momoka FROG Linear switch review by Reimu64 (video).
AEBoard's Naevy V1.5 switch review by ThereminGoat (discussion).
This is a list of 10 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
Rheinmetall Portable Ergonomic Typewriter from ~1935. Posted by hardboiledbabylon (r/mk).
Data General Dasher D2 Computer spotted by gamerintheshell in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.
Clare-Pendar ASCII keyboard picked up by Bafflednipple at a local antique shop. (Related thread by Pyrelink.)
Elektronika MC 0511 spotted by dev000ps.
An old terminal found in a power station by jacksonh22.
Behind the Scenes
Some mesmerizing pictures of soldering a circuit board with solder paste. Posted by cyan1618.
Brand new keyboard with Willow layout by Hanachi. Posted by ykkap.
Author Oplivion made a video of his LI-SPLIT88 split keyboard.
The VPK #1 is a 3D printed 65% keyboard by VyralEnder (gallery).
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