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Issue 33 / Week 26 / 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.

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There are 14 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 33

Split database - search by tag. Issue 32 follow-up. Top 5 posts. Future plans / priority list.


A machined keyboard with machined caps

A machined keyboard with machined keycaps by saturnfig.


The MacroPact is a rPico/KMK macropad with IPS display by kbjunky.

Handwired build

A handwired build by scissor_rock_paper featuring an IO port expander.

Curse 46

The Curse 46 by hypermagpie has an interesting placement of an ISO Enter key.


Episode 14 of The Thocc

In episode 14 of the Thocc Vogsphere talks with Tom, a member of the Splergo gang and owner of an impressive split collection.

Tips & Tricks

Case for Contra

Gunpla inspired case for Contra keyboard by darthandre.

Tented case for Corne

Custom 3D-printed tent case for a wireless Corne by jhelvy.

Corne LP case

A 3D-printed Corne LP case by Robamoto.

Corne/CRKBD tray

Corne-rang is a Corne/CRKBD keyboard tray by bendalton.


Sound test compilation #19

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

Keyboard Spotting

Microsystems MS-21D

A Microsystems MS-21D spotted by Manpeas.


Deskmat sized board

Fellow builder factoryofidols saw those deskmats the size of your keyboard and got inspired.


Introducing lulu - a design by boardsource_xyz based on the Lily58.

This issue was made possible by the donations of:, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, u/chad3814, @kaleid1990, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, opendna & an anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!