Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 23 / Week 16 / 2021

There are 22 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.

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This issue was made possible by the support of:
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Editorial

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! (more)


Community

The Thock #12 with Erin

Host Vogon talks to Erin / FistfulOfPaintballs – enthusiast, moderator and one of the ladies in our community.


Projects

Squeezebox Keyboard

Squeezebox keyboard by focusaurus. With customizable column offsets and practically two home rows. (more)


The 00Key

The 00Key is a 75% keyboard and lockdown project by debeb with exposed through-hole components and open source PCB. (more)


Zaphod: 34-key unibody split

The Zaphod is a 34-key, wireless, low profile unibody split by petejohanson. (more)


Membrane turned into mechanical

A membrane Razer Marauder turned into a mechanical keyboard by cosmin_c. With photolog and typing test. (more)


Dactyl manuform 4x5 skeleton

A WIP Dactyl manuform 4x5 skeleton edition by Prestigious-Cookie42. (more)


Unnamed monoblock

An unnamed monoblock split keyboard by UmmUhhhShit. (more)


Wooden, handwired

A wooden, handwired keyboard project by ketcha_. (more)


Unnamed handwired build

Another unnamed handwired build, this time by vanquishings. (more)


Review

Everglide Aqua/Water King V3

Video review on the Everglide Aqua/Water King V3 by svizify. (more)


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. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Map your hand geometry!

This is a quick method to determine key locations customized for your hand geometry. Committed by NCC17O1. (more)


Southpaw Micro

The Southpaw Micro is a 100% Pro Micro compatible controller (all pins are in the right spot) with 7 extra pins by SouthPawEngineer.


Weipu SA12

The Weipu SA12 is a push-pull connector alternative I wasn't aware of. Posted by mechanikey_. (more)


Test

Sound test compilation #10

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


Keyboard Spotting

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. (more)


Sol-20

One Sol-20 fixed by bushnrvn (one more to go). (more)


1975 Kansas State Network Character Generator

1975 Kansas State Network Character Generator posted by HerbalNekoTea. (more)


Inspiration

Sol 3 with capacitive touchbars

Sol 3 with two capacitive touchbars, and plenty of RGB by RGBKB. (more)