Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 41 / Week 34 / 2021

There are 13 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, u/motfalcon & Micho

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 41

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


Projects

Black Ice ortho

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


Chordie chording keyboard

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


3D-printed macropad

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


Architeuthis dux with case

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


Tools

Jazzkeys - free typing

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


IBM keyboard part number finder

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


Tips & Tricks

Adjustable tenting stand for Iris

An open source parametric tenting stand by NazFab/AlSpheric. (more)


Soldering tips

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


Pimoroni trackball top shell

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


Keyboard Spotting

The Luigi Colani office chair, 1970

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


SE-Viewdata

ProgressivePear found a Viewdata terminal at work. (more)


IBM Model M5-2

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