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Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 27 / Week 20 / 2021

There are 20 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:
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, xebaxupuko & 2 anonymous donors.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 27

First-hand experience of bad ergonomics, personal favorites, evaluating kbd.news performance, new supporters (and their management). (more)


Projects

enigma36

Enigma36 - A handwired unibody keyboard with underglow and trackpoint by sadekbaroudi. (more)


Bridged Lagrange

A new update to the design of the Lagrange keyboard by dpapavas. (more)


Tented Levinson with joystick

A tented Levinson with joystick by ThreepE0. (more)


A Commodore inspired Planck 64

A Commodore inspired Planck 64 with resin keycaps by 23_Andreas. (more)


Custom Kyria

A Kyria built by _GEIST_ with trackpoint, haptic feedback and custom plates. (more)


A small riddle

A small riddle by SouthPawEngineer. (more)


Tools

EZ MX switch opener

EZ MX switch opener. No more sore fingers? Posted by fnu_lnu_. (more)


Shiba cafe

A cute typing game for anyone who needs another excuse to use a custom keyboard. Posted by hey_its_me_ur. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Laser cut custom keycaps

Laser cut custom wooden keycaps by jere344. (more)


3D printed PLA/mussle shell keycaps

This Planck EZ by Shib_Mc_Ne features 3D printed PLA/mussle shell keycaps. With source files. (more)


Hard line hand wire

A hard line hand wire system by Nightwish612. (more)


Modification for easier reach

A Jorian keyboard with slight modification for easier reach by hulianomarkety.


History

Email anno 1984

Emailing anno 1984 when over seas. Posted by hagr. (more)


A Brief History of Numlock

A Brief History of Numlock and Arrow Keys by @figmadesign. Posted by charlesatan. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Burroughs electronic check writer

A Burroughs Model T9929 electronic check writer spotted. (more)


1983 IBM PCjr

1983 PCjr keyboard from IBM posted by rpiguy9907. (more)


Big boi inspiration

A retro frankenstein machine incorporating a Famicom/NES clone, a keyboard and a tv screen. Posted by chad3814. (more)


Topre keyboard

Office Topre keyboard by Buzanoff. (more)


Behind the Scenes

Laser-etching keycaps

Laser-etching keycaps for a cyberdeck. Posted by Tinfoil_Haberdashery. (more)