Issue 29 / Week 22 / 2021
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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There are 20 entries in this issue:
Personal favorites. Split database revamp: 150 new designs included. Issue 28 follow-up with some stats. Logical layout design series - preparations.
A new enigma36 by sadekbaroudi, this time an open body version.
New version of the Lil Chonky Bois by Sndr666. MX version added.
Marconi16-rev1, a macropad by to1ne with open source PCB.
The TwentyThird is a hand-wired gaming keyboard by the5andmany with a thumb cluster.
A custom pinkytyl by ripxorip with improved thumb positioning.
Early prototype for the Avlo44 by jrp22.
A simple tool by MartasSan to help you solder cheep USB-C ports to a PCB.
Tips & Tricks
Curved traces in KiCAD 5.99. Posted by deshtroy.
3D-printed "PCB" for solderless hotswap prototyping by 50an6xy06r6n.
A 3D printable case for the Lily58 by j_oshreve.
The newest Kyria with tenting puck and pocket tripod. Posted by cdarw1n.
The T-34 keyboard layout by jonas_h.
This is a list of 11 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
The Project Sphinx is a retrofuturistic concept, the proposed design of a soviet home computer from the '80s. Posted by FractionPrism.
An old electron microscope: plastic keys recessed in wood. Spotted by IAmAQuantumMechanic.
An USB Zenith ZTX-11-Z by Icemanrec.
Ortho board on a Fujifilm Frontier negative scanner. Spotted by Benjaminfjer.
IBM Displaywriter 6580 spotted by madribby78.
Digital mechanical OLED fidget clicker/counter by kryptonuclei.
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