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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:


  • The Black Ice is an angled ortho by ashinything with 3D printed hot swap sockets. (source)
  • The Chordie is an open-source hand-wired chording keyboard by kbjunky with optional trackball support. (source)
  • A Pico-based 3D-printed macropad by dr2mod with case STLs. (source)
  • I like tapioki's designs as much as I hate his naming conventions – Dux with a parametric case by Jonathan Dart. (source)
  • Jazzkeys is a nice app playing piano sounds while you are typing – created by the Stockholm-based studio Plan8. (source)
  • Need help finding an IBM keyboard part number? Look no further! This tool by SharktasticA takes care of that. (source)
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