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Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 29 / Week 22 / 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.

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This issue was made possible by the support of:
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Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 29

Personal favorites. Split database revamp: 150 new designs included. Issue 28 follow-up with some stats. Logical layout design series - preparations. (more)


Projects

Open body enigma36

A new enigma36 by sadekbaroudi, this time an open body version. (more)


New version of the Lil Chonky Bois

New version of the Lil Chonky Bois by Sndr666. MX version added. (more)


Marconi16

Marconi16-rev1, a macropad by to1ne with open source PCB. (more)


TwentyThird

The TwentyThird is a hand-wired gaming keyboard by the5andmany with a thumb cluster. (more)


Pinkytyl with improved thumb positioning

A custom pinkytyl by ripxorip with improved thumb positioning. (more)


Avlo44

Early prototype for the Avlo44 by jrp22. (more)


Tools

USB-C port to PCB guide

A simple tool by MartasSan to help you solder cheep USB-C ports to a PCB. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Curved traces in KiCad 5.99

Curved traces in KiCAD 5.99. Posted by deshtroy. (more)


3D-printed "PCB"

3D-printed "PCB" for solderless hotswap prototyping by 50an6xy06r6n. (more)


Lily58 3D printable case

A 3D printable case for the Lily58 by j_oshreve. (more)


Pocket tripod in action

The newest Kyria with tenting puck and pocket tripod. Posted by cdarw1n. (more)


The T-34 keyboard layout

The T-34 keyboard layout by jonas_h. (more)


Test

Sound test compilation #15

This is a list of 11 sound tests published this week in a single megapack. (more)


History

Project Sphinx

The Project Sphinx is a retrofuturistic concept, the proposed design of a soviet home computer from the '80s. Posted by FractionPrism. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Old electron microscope

An old electron microscope: plastic keys recessed in wood. Spotted by IAmAQuantumMechanic. (more)


USB Zenith ZTX-11-Z

An USB Zenith ZTX-11-Z by Icemanrec. (more)


Fujifilm Frontier negative scanner

Ortho board on a Fujifilm Frontier negative scanner. Spotted by Benjaminfjer. (more)


Chonker

IBM Displaywriter 6580 spotted by madribby78. (more)


Inspiration

OLED fidget clicker/counter

Digital mechanical OLED fidget clicker/counter by kryptonuclei. (more)