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Issue 41 / Week 34 / 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 13 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 41

Developments, Reddit cake day inventory, Issue 40 follow-up, to-do list, etc


Projects

Black Ice ortho

Custom designed angled ortho by ashinything with 3D printed hot swap sockets.


Chordie chording keyboard

The Chordie is an open-source hand-wired chording keyboard by kbjunky with optional trackball support.


3D-printed macropad

A Pico-based 3D-printed macropad by dr2mod with case STLs.


Architeuthis dux with case

I like tapioki's designs as much as I hate his naming conventions – Dux with a case by Jonathan Dart.


Tools

Jazzkeys - free typing

Jazzkeys is a nice app playing piano sounds while you are typing – created by the Stockholm-based studio Plan8.


IBM keyboard part number finder

Need help finding an IBM keyboard part number? Look no further! This tool by SharktasticA takes care of that.


Tips & Tricks

Adjustable tenting stand for Iris

An open source parametric tenting stand by NazFab/AlSpheric.


Soldering tips

What was the one thing you learned that would change the way you solder forever more?


Pimoroni trackball top shell

Khord designed and shared an open-source top shell for Pimoroni trackballs.


Keyboard Spotting

The Luigi Colani office chair, 1970

The retrofuturistic Luigi Colani office chair features a built-in split Selectric-style typewriter.


SE-Viewdata

ProgressivePear found a Viewdata terminal at work.


IBM Model M5-2

An IBM Model M5-2 with a cute little trackball. Posted by opalinemoth.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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