Issue 23 / Week 16 / 2021
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 is a hand-picked selection of posts that may teach you something about designing and building your own custom keyboard.
There are 22 entries in this issue:
Behind the Scenes of Issue 23
Development journal: Behind the scenes of Issue 23, personal favorites, LED power consumption trial breakthrough, Azimuth46-6 teaser with photos!
Squeezebox keyboard by focusaurus. With customizable column offsets and practically two home rows.
The 00Key is a 75% keyboard and lockdown project by debeb with exposed through-hole components and open source PCB.
Zaphod: 34-key unibody split
The Zaphod is a 34-key, wireless, low profile unibody split by petejohanson.
Membrane turned into mechanical
A membrane Razer Marauder turned into a mechanical keyboard by cosmin_c. With photolog and typing test.
Dactyl manuform 4x5 skeleton
A WIP Dactyl manuform 4x5 skeleton edition by Prestigious-Cookie42.
An unnamed monoblock split keyboard by UmmUhhhShit.
A wooden, handwired keyboard project by ketcha_.
Unnamed handwired build
Another unnamed handwired build, this time by vanquishings.
The Thock #12 with Erin
Host Vogon talks to Erin / FistfulOfPaintballs – enthusiast, moderator and one of the ladies in our community.
Everglide Aqua/Water King V3
Video review on the Everglide Aqua/Water King V3 by svizify.
Gateron Golden Cap Browns vs Gateron Browns
Gateron Browns vs Gateron Golden Cap Browns – a review by Clari72_arielle.
Everglide Aqua King v3 (another)
Everglide Aqua King v3 switch video review by JunKeebs.
Tips & Tricks
Map your hand geometry!
This is a quick method to determine key locations customized for your hand geometry. Committed by NCC17O1.
The Southpaw Micro is a 100% Pro Micro compatible controller (all pins are in the right spot) with 7 extra pins by SouthPawEngineer.
The Weipu SA12 is a push-pull connector alternative I wasn't aware of. Posted by mechanikey_.
Sound test compilation #10
This is a list of 10 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
Alcatel-Lucent rescued from the junk pile
Alcatel-Lucent rescued from the junk pile by porkyminch.
Mitsubishi Topre short-throw
Mitsubishi Topre short-throw posted by Buzanoff.
One Sol-20 fixed by bushnrvn (one more to go).
1975 Kansas State Network Character Generator
1975 Kansas State Network Character Generator posted by HerbalNekoTea.
Sol 3 with capacitive touchbars
Sol 3 with two capacitive touchbars, and plenty of RGB by RGBKB.
Jeremy Kitchen, u/kaleid1990, @focusaurus, u/Akura_Awesome, u/holy_foot_fingers, u/nerdbude, Keenan
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