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Issue 43 / Week 36 / 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 12 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 43

Keyboard vendor database, new promo codes, moving, MOMOKA Frogs save the day, pearls cast before swine (me).


Projects

MCC keycap profile

MCC is a new cylindrical keycap profile for Kailh Choc low profile switches by MoErgo.


W60 by wlard

W60 is an open-source, 3D-printed, handwired, hotswap keyboard by wlard.


Choctopus44

The Choctopus44 by Routa Keebs is practically a low-pro Reviung with thumb arcs.


Croaky4

Superkelp's first attempt at a PCB & case design – an open-source macropad.


Zephirum - an ergo monoblock

An ergo monoblock angled keyboard with some unique features by cdc_mkb.


Manibus: a split aluminum keyboard

The Manibus is a split ergo aluminum keyboard by DrFish96 featuring magnetic wrist rests.


Tools

Keyboard vendor database

I've published a keyboard/part shop database listing 250 stores from all around the world. Discount codes coming in.


Tips & Tricks

Slide mount wooden case

With minimal experience, eBay scrapwood, popsicle sticks and a hand saw bruh-iunno made his own wooden case.


Lily58 tenting files

STLs of theGiddyNorse's tenting solution. 3D printed mounts hold the board at 5 degrees of tilt and 10 degrees of tenting.


Keyboard Spotting

Chicony Kb-5160 with blue Alps

RedCowl80 got this nice Chicony Kb-5160 for free from a recycling center he frequents.


Inspiration

Recreating the 1x2 LEGO keyboard

Introducing the 1x2: bringing a 25 year old keyboard sin back from the grave and on to your desk! Committed by jonathansouter.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, siriximi, cdc, Jose Almeida & 1 anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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