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Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 22 / Week 15 / 2021

There are 23 entries in this issue.

This is a hand-picked selection of posts that may teach you something about designing and building your own custom keyboard.

Your support is crucial because delivering new issues every week takes a lot of time.

This issue was made possible by the support of:
u/kaleid1990, u/chrispydelivers, u/sadekbaroudi

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 22

The making of Issue 22, records in many statistics, new supporters on board, Reddit annoyance, fixing an embarrassing bug, Covid jab KO, subprojects continued. (more)


Projects


Pteron36 keyboard

Pteron36 - a separate split keyboard designed by smart345bond for Miryoku layout users (git).



The btrfly

The btrfly by SolidusHal is a Dactyl Manuform fork with joint halves and without the keywells (git, pics).


Modular keyboard

Modular keyboard by koktoh_kuro - parts attached by USB sockets (description in Japanese).


Custom 1800

A custom CNC milled 1800 by B_Rich with video documentation (+pics).


Ilex prototypes

Ilex prototypes in white / black by holy_foot_fingers (discord).



Tips & Tricks

A magnetic case for the crkbd/Corne

A well documented magnetic case for the crkbd/Corne keyboard by weissbieremulsion (git).


3080 Shift keycap STL

Free 3080 shift keycap STL files published on thingiverse by s0l0Kill.


Test



Sound test compilation #9

This is a list of 10 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


History

Split typewriter

Rheinmetall Portable Ergonomic Typewriter from ~1935. Posted by hardboiledbabylon (r/mk). (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Dasher D2

Data General Dasher D2 Computer spotted by gamerintheshell in the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.


Clare-Pendar ASCII keyboard

Clare-Pendar ASCII keyboard picked up by Bafflednipple at a local antique shop. (Related thread by Pyrelink.)



Old terminal

An old terminal found in a power station]] by jacksonh22. (more)


Behind the Scenes

Soldering a circuit board

Some mesmerizing pictures of soldering a circuit board with solder paste. Posted by cyan1618.


Inspiration


LI-SPLIT88

Author Oplivion made a video of his LI-SPLIT88 split keyboard.


In progress