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Issue 47 / Week 40 / 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.

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There are 12 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 47

Cool week, again, there were some awesome designs, excellent ideas and well-documented projects – a lot to learn in general. Update on the vendor database: I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Issue 46 follow-up, on micro museums, etc.


Projects

Patrick: a 44 key unsplit

A 44 key unsplit keyboard by ak66666, combining the Crocodox halves into one.


Motorola MDT9100 conversion

This Motorola MDT9100, converted by Trammell Hudson, comes with an informative blog post.


Horizon - an open-source ortho

Horizon by skarrmann, this low profile PCB-encased keyboard, comes with all the necessary source files.


Tools

Introducing Bonsai C

Bonsai C is an open-source drop-in-replacement for Proton C by customMK.


Tips & Tricks

Crkbd magnetic case

This is a 3D printed magnetic case by taksi_kavausuki for Crkbd choc keyboards – with STL file.


Model F restoration

A well-documented Model F restoration by epictronics.


Laser cut cardboard keyboard

A 60% cardboard keyboard cut by laser with video and sound test. Committed by NotmeJR.


Keyboard Spotting

Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter project

Found in a customer's garage by 209Diamondhander, this might be a build of Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter.


MCM/70

The MCM/70 is a Canadian microcomputer from 1973 with one-line gas plasma display and dual cassette drives. Posted by reportcrosspost.


Inspiration

Glove80

The Glove80 by MoErgo is the end result of hundreds of ergonomic A/B testing experiments.


Cocot46

The cocot46 is a homebrew keyboard with an integrated trackball and rotary encoder.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Keycapsss.com, Keyhive & 1 anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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