Issue 32 / Week 25 / 2021
This is a rolling coverage of the DIY mechanical keyboard hobby 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:
Highlights and personal favorites. The split database keeps growing. Minimizing keyboard-mouse alternation. Plans and priorities.
The design of Pteron36, an open source 36 key split keyboard by smart345bond, is finalized.
Ergodonk, a handwired split with 3D-printed case, is released by Lithocut.
Introducing the Pluckey, a 4x7 split keyboard by Pizza_on_Pineapple with ergodox keycap support.
Fan layout approved by ijauradunbi. A SectorC with a single controller.
A fully wireless and hotswap Sofle by keebsandcables.
40% size, 60% convenience. by SouthPawEngineer.
The ergoJOY maximus is an original 7x5 staggered split with thumb joysticks. Committed by d3lxa.
A true wireless split keyboard with ink display by docgi.
The 3D-printable hotswap PCB generator by 50an6xy06r6n is now open-source.
Tips & Tricks
This 3D-printed rotary encoder knob by jamidodger comes with source files.
Cold casting knobs for a GMMK Pro by dr34m37.
Comparison of Mill Max sockets 0305 vs 7305 vs Holtite. Posted by kriscables.
Tactile stem comparison by jk_pens.
SB1 is a 3D printable flat keycap profile by sadekbaroudi.
Tecsee Sapphire switch review by ThereminGoat.
A review of Australian and New Zealand community switches by flehrad.
This is a list of 14 sound tests published this week in a single megapack.
A fairly good summary of the early history of typewriters and QWERTY by The History Guy. Posted by shinjikun10.
A rare find posted by Dubis7.
The daily driver of mkayultuh is a custom Contron rugged keyboard.
A Unikey KB-7001 made by PC concepts found by DarthDangles25.
A JDL Topre posted by TeeN_TetriS.
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