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.
There are 13 entries in this issue:
Developments, Reddit cake day inventory, Issue 40 follow-up, to-do list, etc
Custom designed angled ortho by ashinything with 3D printed hot swap sockets.
The Chordie is an open-source hand-wired chording keyboard by kbjunky with optional trackball support.
A Pico-based 3D-printed macropad by dr2mod with case STLs.
I like tapioki's designs as much as I hate his naming conventions – Dux with a case by Jonathan Dart.
Jazzkeys is a nice app playing piano sounds while you are typing – created by the Stockholm-based studio Plan8.
Need help finding an IBM keyboard part number? Look no further! This tool by SharktasticA takes care of that.
Tips & Tricks
An open source parametric tenting stand by NazFab/AlSpheric.
What was the one thing you learned that would change the way you solder forever more?
Khord designed and shared an open-source top shell for Pimoroni trackballs.
The retrofuturistic Luigi Colani office chair features a built-in split Selectric-style typewriter.
ProgressivePear found a Viewdata terminal at work.
An IBM Model M5-2 with a cute little trackball. Posted by opalinemoth.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, siriximi, cdc, u/motfalcon & Micho
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