Issue 31 / Week 24 / 2021
This is a hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard builder's perspective. Posts that may teach you something, make you think and contribute to the common knowledge of the DIY builder community.
There are 23 entries in this issue:
New open source designs and personal favorites, tips on IO expanders and jasmonite. Split database revamp continued. Issue 30 follow-up.
Pierce by crahamson is a semi-wireless open source keyboard.
The Boston is an open source "compact 120%".
A laser cut split by SKZBadHabit with trackpoint, display and RTC.
The Ulfberht+ is a cyberdeck by Tinfoil_Haberdashery, featuring his laser-etched custom keycaps.
Dactyl Manuform Skeleton Edition build guide by Prestigious-Cookie42 released in Japanese.
A tightly spaced keyboard by kbranch38.
The split89 is an 89-key split TKL by jurassic73 with source files and build log.
The WhiteBoard is an open source 5x12 ortho by tinyduel.
This volume mixer by Ananords is based on deej, an open source mixer.
The Ploopy Mini Trackball by crop_octagon is now completely open-source. All design files are available, and it runs QMK.
Tips & Tricks
A filthy Apple M1242 keyboard cleaned and retrobrighted by TysyTube.
Prototyping NP profile shine-through caps by neXus5169.
The Keeblab by edoelas is a controller-agnostic prototyping setup.
Using an IO expander instead of a second Pro Micro? Posted by scissor_rock_paper.
Faux double-shot 3D printed keycaps by Symbiote.
This is a list of 15 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
AS keyboard Sono 1 manufactured by ASCII Corporation spotted by Buzanoff.
Sejin Electron EAT-1010 posted by Catoflado1.
Behind the Scenes
Visiting the Norbauer Warehouse by TaehaTypes.
Results of an experiment with some new materials - posted by xWaSx.
Ortholinear with standard keycap set by mister_bouch.
Atlantis 9e is a macropad with nine rotary encoders. Posted by Solartempest.
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