Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 5 / Week 51 / 2020

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There are 12 entries in this issue:


Riskeyboard70 PCB

Riskeyboard70 by riskable: - Fairly uncommon features like 3D printed 'parametric' Hall effect switches, magnetically stabilized stabilizers, LED output (!) - just to name a few. This showcase of ideas is from another planet.

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

Wokpan - a 3D-printed wireless by sonerino

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

Red Queen - a split Alice-like with photolog & source files

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

EmoteKB - a Dactyl-like prototype and STLs by yingerj

Switch-Backpack board by u/TheHexaCube

Switch-Backpack board by TheHexaCube to make per-key illuminated handwired keyboards easier.

Converting an Apple keyboard from 1984

Photolog of converting an Apple keyboard from 1984 by jsheradin

Tips & Tricks

Spring mount plate by u/RangerXML

Spring mount plate by RangerXML

On rotary encoder types

There's more to rotary encoders than I thought...

DIY switch films

DIY switch films: 1 & 2


Fractal keyboard

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 book keyboard.


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

THAT Apple Extended keyboard signed by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold for $74,535

Discussion over at r/mk!