Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 42 / Week 35 / 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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 42

Scam attempt, giveaway winning streak – I must be in possession of the secret method, sustainable keyboard hobby, new tool in the making. Issue 41 follow-up and brutal monthly visitor record. (more)


Projects

DaNumPad

Source files of Tweetydabirdie's DaNumPad are available on GitHub. (more)


Wireless solar board

A wireless keyboard that never has to be plugged in. Committed by SouthPawEngineer. (more)


The Osprey keyboard

The Osprey is xapheau's open-source unibody ergonomic column-staggered keyboard. (more)


Magnetic layout prototyping

Going low profile: adjustable keyboard with magnets by key-yack. (more)


Custom Iris case

A custom open-source Iris case by COrthbandt with light diffuser layer. (more)


Tools

Parametric keycap design

Showcasing the Riskeyboard 70's features, riskable introduces the GEM profile created with his Keycap Playground tool. (more)


Review

TTC Wild switch review

TTC Wild linear switches reviewed by ThereminGoat. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Recycled aluminium keycaps

A video by flehrad drew my attention to Mountain Keyboards and their recycled aluminium keycaps, environmentally friendly packaging and socially responsible actions. (more)


Logical layout design: repeater key

The T-34/0 keyboard layout by jonas_h features a repeater key. (more)


Test

The effect of WD-40 on switches

This follow-up shot by gidders369 demonstrates the effect of WD-40 on some switches treated 1 year ago. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Electronic Control Systems display terminal T-03

A cool retro terminal spotted by TyrantFoxx in a Hugh Jeffreys video. (more)


Dell AT101W NOS

TerraElaya found this gorgeous Dell AT101W at a thrift store for $3. (more)