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Issue 48 / Week 41 / 2021

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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, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Jim, Keycapsss.com, kiyejoco, Jens, @danielcormier

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Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 48

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. (more)


Projects

The Mosquito

The Mosquito is a 34 key Bluetooth only, split column-stagger keyboard by jamesmnw with splay and a pinkie cluster. (more)


VColChoc44

The VColChoc44 is an Atreus-like low-profile monoblock split by jpconstantineau with on-board RP2040. (more)


Yacc46

A monoblock split by 1m38 with column splay and all the bells and whistles. (more)


Review

Gateron Box Ink Pink switches

Gateron Box Ink Pink switches reviewed by ThereminGoat. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Dactyl Chimera

Dactyl Chimera, a 3D ergo keyboard test bench by WolfIcefang. (more)


A low profile socketing method

An easy method for low profile socketing with standard 24 pin wide socket. Posted by atlantesque. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

IBM LPFK

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. (more)


Ericsson/Telekom keyboard

An Ericsson/Telekom keyboard spotted by retr0FPS. (more)


Intel MDS 225

An Intel MDS 225 with a divine key arrangement posted by absurd_logic589. (more)


Inspiration

Foldable keyboard

Mr_Cupcake33 finished his foldable build. (more)


Corne Architect case

Daily inspiration: a nice blend of walnut and acrylic. (more)