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Issue 37 / Week 30 / 2021

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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:, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, siriximi & 2 anonymous donors.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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Behind the Scenes of Issue 37

Holiday season, issue 36 follow-up, 1000 newsletter subscribers, most popular posts, developments, long term trends, to-do and priority list. (more)


Engraved Adelais case

An amazing engraved Adelais case by dinhthai060. (more)

IBM Model M dome swap & chopjob

Turn up the radio! Today's hot single: Bitteneite's 70% Model M with choplog. (more)

Charybdis - Dactyl trackball keyboard

The Charybdis by Fmcraft is a Dactyl spin-off with well-placed trackball. (more)

MacroPact released on Github

The MacroPact by kbjunky is now open-sourced and available on GitHub (more)

Open-source Corne travel case

Consistent-Egg's cleaned up Corne travel case design is on GitHub. (more)


On hand-engraving with Thịnh Trần

Thịnh Trần, the self-taught artist behind the hand-engraved Adelais answering some questions. (more)


Warm Up - VS Code extension

A VS Code extension by Jeusto to practice and improve your typing speed right inside your code editor. (more)

Benign Key Logger

A secure keylogger by skibau to help understand your keyboard usage. (more)

Tips & Tricks

RTX 3080 keycap with fan

This 3D printed RTX 3080 keycap by lapinozz has a working fan! (more)


Japanese typewriters

An old write-up on the inner working mechanism and general evolution of Japanese typewriters. (more)

Keyboard Spotting

A battered Geac

Cute writing found by i_heart_lolis on a Geac 8340, an 80's library computer keyboard. (more)

Motorola KDT480

An old school police keyboard spotted by ya-best-beleeDat. (more)