Issue 36 / Week 29 / 2021
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.
There are 21 entries in this issue:
Issue 35 follow-up, new supporters, latest progress, PCB design baby steps, layout design & keyloggers, to-do list.
A blended Dactyl Manuform by okinawa-keyboards with source and STL files.
Yet another Dactyl spinoff, now with a border. Committed by jc2price.
Lil Chonky Bois by Sndr666 updated with MX hotswap & wireless versions.
An isopad by Bitdrive_ made of walnut.
Jesse Vincent of Keyboardio talks about his projects and career in keyboard building.
ThicThock Konpeitou switch review by ThereminGoat.
Tips & Tricks
An Alice-style tented case for the Sofle keyboard by foureight84.
OBOSOB came up with a detachable tenting solution, using magnets.
Acid-etched artwork on a Tofu60 with weathered gold foil. Posted by neuro-logic.
Jpl3k designed an adapter to run a Microswitch SD keycap on an MX mechanical keyboard.
The plate is the wrist rest of this design by modularsynth123456.
THEletter01 found this Acorn Archimedes 3010.
German industrial keyboard found by Jpl3k.
A Maltron found by lychee-ramune while cleaning up a storage room.
IBM Selectric Model 1 typewriter with sound test. Posted by josefquevedo.
Memorex Telex keyboard restored by lrussell887.
A tented laptop replacement keyboard by kevinfrei.
The FoldKB by friglesnart and bakingpy is a split ortho using standard keyset.
Zaphod by petejohanson in the acrylic plate case.
Meet KMO by sango_gg, a companion for your keyboard that acts as an input pass-through and macropad.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo & siriximi
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