Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 43 / Week 36 / 2021

There are 12 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, Jose Almeida & 1 anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 43

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


Projects

MCC keycap profile

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


W60 by wlard

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


Choctopus44

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


Croaky4

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


Zephirum - an ergo monoblock

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


Manibus: a split aluminum keyboard

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


Tools

Keyboard vendor database

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


Tips & Tricks

Slide mount wooden case

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


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. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Chicony Kb-5160 with blue Alps

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


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. (more)