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.
There are 12 entries in this issue:
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.
A 44 key unsplit keyboard by ak66666, combining the Crocodox halves into one.
This Motorola MDT9100, converted by Trammell Hudson, comes with an informative blog post.
Horizon by skarrmann, this low profile PCB-encased keyboard, comes with all the necessary source files.
Bonsai C is an open-source drop-in-replacement for Proton C by customMK.
Tips & Tricks
This is a 3D printed magnetic case by taksi_kavausuki for Crkbd choc keyboards – with STL file.
A well-documented Model F restoration by epictronics.
A 60% cardboard keyboard cut by laser with video and sound test. Committed by NotmeJR.
Found in a customer's garage by 209Diamondhander, this might be a build of Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter.
The MCM/70 is a Canadian microcomputer from 1973 with one-line gas plasma display and dual cassette drives. Posted by reportcrosspost.
The Glove80 by MoErgo is the end result of hundreds of ergonomic A/B testing experiments.
The cocot46 is a homebrew keyboard with an integrated trackball and rotary encoder.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Keycapsss.com, Keyhive & 1 anonymous donor.
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