Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 36 / Week 29 / 2021

There are 21 entries in this issue.

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.

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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 36

Issue 35 follow-up, new supporters, latest progress, PCB design baby steps, layout design & keyloggers, to-do list. (more)


Projects

Blended Dactyl Manuform

A blended Dactyl Manuform by okinawa-keyboards with source and STL files. (more)


Dactyl spinoff with a border

Yet another Dactyl spinoff, now with a border. Committed by jc2price. (more)


Lil Chonky Bois updated

Lil Chonky Bois by Sndr666 updated with MX hotswap & wireless versions. (more)


Walnut isopad

An isopad by Bitdrive_ made of walnut. (more)


Community

Jesse Vincent interview

Jesse Vincent of Keyboardio talks about his projects and career in keyboard building. (more)


Review

ThicThock Konpeitou

ThicThock Konpeitou switch review by ThereminGoat. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Tented Sofle case

An Alice-style tented case for the Sofle keyboard by foureight84. (more)


Tenting solution using magnets

OBOSOB came up with a detachable tenting solution, using magnets. (more)


Acid-etched case

Acid-etched artwork on a Tofu60 with weathered gold foil. Posted by neuro-logic. (more)


Microswitch SD to MX adapter

Jpl3k designed an adapter to run a Microswitch SD keycap on an MX mechanical keyboard. (more)


Plate wrist rest

The plate is the wrist rest of this design by modularsynth123456. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Acorn Archimedes 3010

THEletter01 found this Acorn Archimedes 3010. (more)


German industrial keyboard

German industrial keyboard found by Jpl3k. (more)


One-handed Maltron

A Maltron found by lychee-ramune while cleaning up a storage room.


IBM Selectric Model 1

IBM Selectric Model 1 typewriter with sound test. Posted by josefquevedo. (more)


Memorex Telex keyboard

Memorex Telex keyboard restored by lrussell887. (more)


Inspiration

Laptop replacement keyboard

A tented laptop replacement keyboard by kevinfrei. (more)


FoldKB split ortho using standard keyset

The FoldKB by friglesnart and bakingpy is a split ortho using standard keyset. (more)


Zaphod in the acrylic plate case

Zaphod by petejohanson in the acrylic plate case. (more)


KMO - an input pass-through and macropad

Meet KMO by sango_gg, a companion for your keyboard that acts as an input pass-through and macropad. (more)