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Issue 5 / Week 51 / 2020

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Projects

Riskeyboard70 PCB

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kgkzxd/how_i_designed_my_analog_hall_effect_keyboard_pcb/|Riskeyboard70]] by riskable: - Fairly uncommon features like 3D printed [[https://youtu.be/mz8VvTcYFVc?t=148|'parametric' Hall effect switches]], [[https://hackaday.com/2020/08/20/print-your-way-to-keyboard-stability/|magnetically stabilized stabilizers]], [[https://youtu.be/QgS4bTM0DH8?t=481|LED output]] (!) - just to name a few. This showcase of ideas is from another planet. (more)


Wokpan - a 3D-printed wireless by u/sonerino

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kd5nkg/wokpan_my_3dprinted_split_curved_wireless_keyboard/|Wokpan]] - a 3D-printed wireless by sonerino (more)


Red Queen - build log & source of a split Alice-like

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kdozui/red_queen_split_alicelike_album_files/|Red Queen]] - a split Alice-like with [[https://imgur.com/a/3xCLg5L|photolog]] & [[https://github.com/dbostian/redqueen|source files]]


EmoteKB - a Dactyl-like prototype with low-profile switches by u/yingerj

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/kff7wn/emotekb_prototype_finished_my_first_keyboard/|EmoteKB]] - a Dactyl-like prototype and [[https://github.com/yingerj/EmoteKB|STLs]] by yingerj


Switch-Backpack board by u/TheHexaCube

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kfp14p/an_update_on_the_switchbackpack_board_im/|Switch-Backpack board]] by TheHexaCube to make per-key illuminated handwired keyboards easier. (more)


Converting an Apple keyboard from 1984

Photolog of [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kfxuwp/i_modernized_an_apple_mk_from_1984/|converting an Apple keyboard from 1984]] by jsheradin


Tips & Tricks

Spring mount plate by u/RangerXML

Spring mount plate by RangerXML (more)


Letters on thumb keys - thoughts and experiences

On [[https://www.reddit.com/r/KeyboardLayouts/comments/kf159h/your_experience_with_a_letter_on_a_thumb/|letters on thumb keys]]


On rotary encoder types

There's more to [[https://www.reddit.com/r/olkb/comments/kfjsg7/do_you_know_any_really_good_rotary_encoders_for/|rotary encoders]] than I thought...


DIY switch films

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kfekop/diy_switch_films/|DIY switch films]]: [[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4167514|1]] & [[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4565083|2]]


Inspiration

Fractal keyboard

[[https://www.reddit.com/r/ErgoMechKeyboards/comments/kgp8dm/unnamed_split_keyboard_project_first_render/gggravm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3|This render]] of a split keyboard half by Wizarddata inspired Valarauka_ to come up with the idea of a fractal keyboard. Put on my list right after the [[https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/kaqi0s/prototype_of_book_keeb_i_want_to_eventually_build/|book keyboard]]. (more)


Market

Keyboard signed both by Woz and Jobs sold for $75K

[[https://golem.hu/blog/apple-extended-keyboard-steve-jobs/|THAT]] Apple Extended keyboard signed by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs [[https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/1339760172223369217|sold for $74,535]]