Issue 30 / Week 23 / 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 22 entries in this issue:
Personal favorites. Split database revamp continued. Some vintage keyboards acquired. Issue 29 follow-up.
KUSOboard by covah901 with Longan Nano completed.
The Avalanche v2.1 keyboard by vitvlkv is now open source.
The Aether is a handwired keyboard by EvilTacoMan7533, based on the Atreus.
This keyboard by qpockets is called the space space. And it has encoders underside.
Go for launch by SouthPawEngineer.
Zodiark PCB kits coming soon (for real this time)! by S_Dev.
Layeri - first DIY mechanical keyboard with handwiring and custom layout by elschnorelli.
Tips & Tricks
Ben Eater explains the USB protocol of a keyboard. Posted by Coloneljesus.
Custom 3D-printed travel case for Corne keyboards by Consistent-Egg-3419.
V4 of the 3D-printed hotswap sockets by stingray127 are open source.
Tetromino PCBs used by whateverany.
Collapsible Lego Technic lube station by totetomi.
Deadeye is starting a video series where he takes an in-depth look at various mechanical switches, the fist one being KK Light Wave V2.
Momoka Frog V3 switch review by ThereminGoat.
Some popular linear switches compared by 2entythree.
This is a list of 7 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
Vintage Lear Siegler ADM-2 keyboard (circa 1974) with Key Tronic Foam & Foil switches. Posted by jacksonh22.
Copper patina done by -MarvFPV-.
Terminator switches posted by switchesmx.
Plinky is an 8-voice polyphonic touch synthesiser that specialises in melancholic sounds.
Here is a tip from riskable if you want to make some noise.
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