Issue 49 / Week 42 / 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 15 entries in this issue:
New vendor map with sneak peek. Vendor database update with new discount codes. Olympia SM2. Is this a typewriter collection now? Issue 48 follow-up.
Upcoming giveaway, vendor map disaster with takeaways, bong cat guest appearance, new discount codes, experiences of mailing 340 keyboard vendors.
A modular mini 3D keyboard by ikeji.
Jibril-sama built his own 3D-printed, handwired keyboard with exposed diode array.
A low profile Atreus62 variant by tahnok42 with Kailh Choc V2 and plate files.
The SeveredDuck36, a 36-key split keyboard inspired by the Kyria and Arch-36, is now released by CyanDuck17.
Enki42 is a slim ergo split keyboard by aroum2 with Choc spacing.
The Red Herring by dj_edit is a split ergo 75% board similar to an Alice, but with columnar staggering.
Tips & Tricks
Fmcraft published his flexible Dactyl Manuform PCBs.
Imitating various ergo keyboard layouts with Zebra. Posted by key-yack.
Akabander plans to recreate a Fujitsu Micro-8 keyboard.
The mechanical launch button of a Soviet ICBM silo over 100 feet below the surface. Posted by MaximumBasis9326.
The TRS-80 Model 4 is the last Z80-based home computer family by Radio Shack, sold from April 1983 through late 1991. Posted by Tomegajones.
Filco's 4.4kg heavyweight fullsize with steel top plate and handle.
Big-ass enter with embedded touchpad, artisan OLED covers, prototyping with rails, LED indicator light using a BIC ballpoint tube.
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