Keyboard Builders' Digest

Issue 46 / Week 39 / 2021

There are 16 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, u/chad3814, @kaleid1990, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Keycapsss.com, @R_i_b_a & 2 anonymous donors.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 46

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. (more)


Projects

Pinci the keyboard

An ultra low profile 34-key build by sproutless with RP2040 and Rust firmware. (more)


The Twelvekey macropad

A nice open-source 3D printed macropad by _vastrox_ with PCB and case files. (more)


3w6

The 3w6 by weteor is a low-profile split keyboard with 36 keys. (more)


Lunakey project

The Lunakey project includes two open-source split keyboards and a macropad published by Yoichiro Tanaka. (more)


Heavily modified GiGi

A row less traveled with Anodynousaur's heavily modified GiGi derivative. (more)


Wireless Atreus Choc

An open-source Atreus choc board by LevitatingPineapple with Nice!Nano controller. (more)


Sweep keyboards

Sweep is a family of Ferris-derivatives featuring daughterboards instead of onboard controllers. (more)


Review

Gateron CJ switch

New Gateron CJ linear switches, featuring the first POM based bottom housings ever released from Gateron. Reviewed by ThereminGoat. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Pimoroni trackball support in ZMK

Coded, built and tested by cdc_mkb on a Zephirum, Pimoroni PIM447 trackball is now supported in ZMK firmware. (more)


GMK color samples

Sample caps from the GMK Colour Ring shot by flehrad with various backgrounds and different light temperatures. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

HP 264X keyboard

A mouthwatering HP 264X keyboard from 1974 reviewed by Chyrosran22. (more)


Preh Commander AK 67

This Brüel & Kjær NP 0028 aka Preh Commander AK 67 was found by cdc_mkb in the attic of his employer. (more)


Swiss Skidata keyboard

Manufactured by Tipro for Skidata. Posted by The_KogoroMouri. (more)


Matra Alice 90

The Matra Alice 90 is a French 8-bit computer first marketed in 1983. Posted by videoface. (more)


Inspiration

Google's mechanical keyboard cup

An open-source mechanical keyboard cup by Google. (more)