Issue 46 / Week 39 / 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.
There are 16 entries in this issue:
From Alice 90 to the 1984 cliff of women in computer science. Time Masters, a masterpiece from the '80s. Videoton terminal dilemma. Vendor database progress update, new discount code, Issue 45 follow-up.
An ultra low profile 34-key build by sproutless with RP2040 and Rust firmware.
A nice open-source 3D printed macropad by _vastrox_ with PCB and case files.
The 3w6 by weteor is a low-profile split keyboard with 36 keys.
The Lunakey project includes two open-source split keyboards and a macropad published by Yoichiro Tanaka.
A row less traveled with Anodynousaur's heavily modified GiGi derivative.
An open-source Atreus choc board by LevitatingPineapple with Nice!Nano controller.
Sweep is a family of Ferris-derivatives featuring daughterboards instead of onboard controllers.
New Gateron CJ linear switches, featuring the first POM based bottom housings ever released from Gateron. Reviewed by ThereminGoat.
Tips & Tricks
Coded, built and tested by cdc_mkb on a Zephirum, Pimoroni PIM447 trackball is now supported in ZMK firmware.
Sample caps from the GMK Colour Ring shot by flehrad with various backgrounds and different light temperatures.
A mouthwatering HP 264X keyboard from 1974 reviewed by Chyrosran22.
This Brüel & Kjær NP 0028 aka Preh Commander AK 67 was found by cdc_mkb in the attic of his employer.
Manufactured by Tipro for Skidata. Posted by The_KogoroMouri.
The Matra Alice 90 is a French 8-bit computer first marketed in 1983. Posted by videoface.
An open-source mechanical keyboard cup by Google.
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