Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 44 / Week 37 / 2021

There are 11 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, Keycapsss.com, @neocsr, muppetjones, @icystorm, gefelile

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Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 44

Vendor database progress update, 7 new discount codes, zombie stores, behind the controversial vendor top list. Issue 43 follow-up. (more)


Projects

Gadgetina: a different kind of mechanical keyboard

The Gadgetina is a MIDI controller by mpark with Wicki-Hayden layout. (more)


Dactyl Manuform Tight finishing

Finishing steps of this gorgeous Dactyl Manuform Tight build explained by urban_nurd. (more)


Atari 130XE with Box Pinks

An Atari 130XE turned into a mechanical keyboard by ScreamingAtTheRadio. (more)


Wood filament & concrete keyboard

A 3D printed custom keyboard with wood filament and cast concrete by fejy. (more)


A board printed differently

A 3D printed keyboard by JaminMechKeys with metal rods, giant bolts and rice. RICE! (more)


Micro Keyboard V3

Thomas Combe writes about his keyboard built for a 8-bit computer. Without a microcontroller. (more)


TDPHSK keyboard

The open-source TDPHSK by ianliu88 is 3D printed and hotswappable. (more)


Tools

Mikoto controller

Mikoto is an open-source Bluetooth LE nRF52840 microcontroller in a Pro Micro footprint. Designed by zhiayang. (more)


Review

Ajazz x Huano Banana switch

Ajazz x Huano Banana switches reviewed by ThereminGoat. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Bull Questar 200/210

Some nice boards found in an abandoned place in France. Shared by druka-grey. (more)