Issue 40 / Week 33 / 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 11 entries in this issue:
Various pieces of original content, lots of progress in the background, Issue 39 follow-up, becoming familiar with my first mechanical typewriter, etc.
The low profile version of sadekbaroudi's barobord was added to the repo.
A TA Royal Alpha 610 typewriter turned into a keyboard in micho___'s first hand-wired project.
Cherry's genre-defining MX switches turn 38 years today.
ThereminGoat ventures on vintage territory with reviewing Taiwan Jet Axis switches.
Tips & Tricks
The new(?), 2nd generation hot-swap socket from Kailh comes in funky colors and is rated for 6000 swap cycles.
Open-source flex PCBs by janaka1 for Dactyls with adjustable row curvature.
A detailed write-up on the Reuters trading keyboard.
To put it mildly, this Hammond 12 typewriter with its "ideal" layout raises some questions.
I hate when a single photo gets posted without context, but this Centurion looks gorgeous.
Looking at this IBM Selectric teardown I'm glad we build mechanical keyboards and not typewriters.
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