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Issue 45 / Week 38 / 2021

There are 12 entries in this issue.

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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:, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc,, dehoye

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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Behind the Scenes of Issue 45

Vendor database update, 5 new discount codes. Issue 44 follow-up. (more)



The RART45 is a unibody angled split by Alabahuy with Atmel328p and exposed through-hole components. (more)

The Midge

This is what was left after jamesmnw kept cutting things away. (more)

OLKB terminal

An OLKB terminal by jeffeb3 featuring a Void30. (more)


A split keyboard by @orihikarna with some interesting details. (more)

Tips & Tricks

Peggi: an arpeggio keyboard

The Peggi is an eight-key arpeggio keyboard by Ian Henry. (more)

How to make a wooden wrist rest

A photolog of making a wrist rest by lawndartdesign. (more)

Brass tube handwiring

Neat handwiring by n0t_dane using brass tubes instead of magnet wire. (more)

USB-C Pro Micro size comparison

Fantastic-Onion4292 posted some photos of the new USB-C Pro Micro compared to the classic one. (more)

Brute-force encoder integration

A modified Gherkin by bgkendall featuring a rotary encoder. (more)

Double-keyboard ergonomics

Years of pain solved by a really obvious keyboard tweak. (more)

Keyboard Spotting

IBM 3278

Well, mrprofessor007 was supposed to buy a house, instead... (more)