Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 39 / Week 32 / 2021

There are 15 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, @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!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 39

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


Projects

Dactyl flex

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


7c8 Framework with acrylic cover

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


Cornelius

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


The rISOtho

The rISOtho is an ortholinear-ISO mashup by _eLRIC. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Leaf spring mount

Variable force leaf spring mount by _dvsn_. (more)


Resin keycap casting

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


Keyseebee with fat plate

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


Baji: An edge clamp Minidox case

Baji is a 3D printable Minidox Case by Metafalls_. (more)


nice!nano holder

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


End QWERTY hegemony

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


Keyboard Spotting

Hughes printing telegraph, 1860

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


IBM System 32 5320

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


Chyron Duet

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


Inspiration

Key-Flex keyboards

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