Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 34 / Week 27 / 2021

There are 17 entries in this issue.

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.

This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud & 1 anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 34

Behind the Scenes: Split database - permanent links to filtered lists. Issue 33 follow-up. Top 5 posts. Future plans / priority list. (more)


Projects

Keyberon-f4

Keyberon, a handwired unibody with parametric case by TeXitoi rediscovered. (more)


GameBuddy

Custom made 3D-printed open-source gamebuddy by _vastrox_. (more)


Froggy75

A 75% hotswap PCB through-hole style that utilises two EC-11 rotary encoders and an Elite-C daughterboard – by flehrad. (more)


Analog macropad and encoder

News from riskable: a handwired analog macropad and analog encoder. (more)


Giga40 with cartridge

Giga40 progress. Cartridge implemented by mujimanic. (more)


Dragon keyboard

Dragon keyboard by ManufacturedAcumen. (more)


Dactyl Stabilized

Dactyl Stabilized by brucedjones - wireless with reworked thumb cluster. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Story of the Neito keyboard

FiresStream writes about the experience of hosting a GB and creating a custom keyboard from scratch. (more)


Yasui Umo with DIP caps

A Yasui Umo build by kaz_shares featuring DIP caps by rutomoda. (more)


Keyboard nirvana & split comparison

A blog post by jhelvy, author of the split comparison tool, on his journey down the path of building keyboards. (more)


1000+ switch collection

ThereminGoat celebrates passing the 1000 switch mark writing about the collection, the background behind some of the switches and his collecting history. (more)


Keycap dyeing with Rit DyeMore

Dye your keycaps with Rit DyeMore. A tutorial by CrowningKnight. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Focus FK-5001

Focus FK-5001 with built-in calculator and other curiosities acquired by DrHERO1. (more)


Intertype machine

An Intertype, a typecasting machine, spotted in the wild by mejicat. (more)


Cherry g80-11900

A Cherry g80-11900 spotted by Duy__Do. (more)


Inspiration

Motorized typing angle adjustment

The M-One from Besides Studios uses lifting motors to adjust typing angle. (more)