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Issue 39 / Week 32 / 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.

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There are 15 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 39

Lots of changes and developments, Issue 38 follow-up, most popular posts, to-do and priority list.


Projects

Dactyl flex

Dactyl flex by remus49 with open frame design supporting adjustable tenting and pivoting thumb keys.


7c8 Framework with acrylic cover

Through-hole intensifies: open-source 7c8 Framework by stevennguyen/u/7c8.


Cornelius

Foam and plate files for Foostan's unibody Cornelius released.


The rISOtho

The rISOtho is an ortholinear-ISO mashup by _eLRIC.


Tips & Tricks

Leaf spring mount

Variable force leaf spring mount by _dvsn_.


Resin keycap casting

Make your own set of keycaps with silicone molds and UV-curable resin.


Keyseebee with fat plate

The Keyseebee by TeXitoi has a new fat switch plate, sitting on the PCB.


Baji: An edge clamp Minidox case

Baji is a 3D printable Minidox Case by Metafalls_.


nice!nano holder

A 3D printable nice!nano holder by Nathanielks for Fmcraft's TBK Mini.


End QWERTY hegemony

A one-handed writer’s search for the perfect mechanical keyboard.


Keyboard Spotting

Hughes printing telegraph, 1860

The Hughes printing telegraph, the second "keyboard", was a huge improvement compared to its predecessor. Spotted by TheSemiHistorian.


IBM System 32 5320

Wow! This beast is built into a desk and its "display" is a tractor feed printer. Shared by neetoday.


Chyron Duet

This Chyron battleship with Cherry Clears was saved by virulentvalor from being tossed out.


Inspiration

Key-Flex keyboards

Key-Flex is a family of keyboards with a unique structure and sensor mechanism.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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