Issue 27 / Week 20 / 2021
This is a hand-picked selection of posts that may teach you something about designing and building your own custom keyboard.
There are 20 entries in this issue:
First-hand experience of bad ergonomics, personal favorites, evaluating kbd.news performance, new supporters (and their management).
Enigma36 - A handwired unibody keyboard with underglow and trackpoint by sadekbaroudi.
A new update to the design of the Lagrange keyboard by dpapavas.
A tented Levinson with joystick by ThreepE0.
A Commodore inspired Planck 64 with resin keycaps by 23_Andreas.
A Kyria built by _GEIST_ with trackpoint, haptic feedback and custom plates.
A small riddle by SouthPawEngineer.
EZ MX switch opener. No more sore fingers? Posted by fnu_lnu_.
A cute typing game for anyone who needs another excuse to use a custom keyboard. Posted by hey_its_me_ur.
Tips & Tricks
Laser cut custom wooden keycaps by jere344.
This Planck EZ by Shib_Mc_Ne features 3D printed PLA/mussle shell keycaps. With source files.
A hard line hand wire system by Nightwish612.
A Jorian keyboard with slight modification for easier reach by hulianomarkety.
Emailing anno 1984 when over seas. Posted by hagr.
A Brief History of Numlock and Arrow Keys by @figmadesign. Posted by charlesatan.
A Burroughs Model T9929 electronic check writer spotted.
1983 PCjr keyboard from IBM posted by rpiguy9907.
A retro frankenstein machine incorporating a Famicom/NES clone, a keyboard and a tv screen. Posted by chad3814.
Office Topre keyboard by Buzanoff.
Behind the Scenes
Laser-etching keycaps for a cyberdeck. Posted by Tinfoil_Haberdashery.
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