Issue 34 / Week 27 / 2021
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 17 entries in this issue:
Behind the Scenes: Split database - permanent links to filtered lists. Issue 33 follow-up. Top 5 posts. Future plans / priority list.
Keyberon, a handwired unibody with parametric case by TeXitoi rediscovered.
Custom made 3D-printed open-source gamebuddy by _vastrox_.
A 75% hotswap PCB through-hole style that utilises two EC-11 rotary encoders and an Elite-C daughterboard – by flehrad.
News from riskable: a handwired analog macropad and analog encoder.
Giga40 progress. Cartridge implemented by mujimanic.
Dragon keyboard by ManufacturedAcumen.
Dactyl Stabilized by brucedjones - wireless with reworked thumb cluster.
Tips & Tricks
FiresStream writes about the experience of hosting a GB and creating a custom keyboard from scratch.
A Yasui Umo build by kaz_shares featuring DIP caps by rutomoda.
A blog post by jhelvy, author of the split comparison tool, on his journey down the path of building keyboards.
ThereminGoat celebrates passing the 1000 switch mark writing about the collection, the background behind some of the switches and his collecting history.
Dye your keycaps with Rit DyeMore. A tutorial by CrowningKnight.
Focus FK-5001 with built-in calculator and other curiosities acquired by DrHERO1.
An Intertype, a typecasting machine, spotted in the wild by mejicat.
A Cherry g80-11900 spotted by Duy__Do.
The M-One from Besides Studios uses lifting motors to adjust typing angle.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud & 1 anonymous donor.
Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.