Issue 48 / Week 41 / 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:
Giveaway masterclass: how I won a heap of stuff recently. Related: Giveaways banned on r/mk as of today. Vendor database update, two new discount codes, Issue 47 follow-up.
The Mosquito is a 34 key Bluetooth only, split column-stagger keyboard by jamesmnw with splay and a pinkie cluster.
The VColChoc44 is an Atreus-like low-profile monoblock split by jpconstantineau with on-board RP2040.
A monoblock split by 1m38 with column splay and all the bells and whistles.
Gateron Box Ink Pink switches reviewed by ThereminGoat.
Tips & Tricks
Dactyl Chimera, a 3D ergo keyboard test bench by WolfIcefang.
An easy method for low profile socketing with standard 24 pin wide socket. Posted by atlantesque.
The IBM Lighted Program Function Keyboard (LPFK) was used as an extra input device when doing computer aided design on the IBM RS/6000 series of machines. Posted by epearl-tv.
An Ericsson/Telekom keyboard spotted by retr0FPS.
An Intel MDS 225 with a divine key arrangement posted by absurd_logic589.
Mr_Cupcake33 finished his foldable build.
Daily inspiration: a nice blend of walnut and acrylic.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Jim, Keycapsss.com, kiyejoco, Jens, @danielcormier
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