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Issue 50 / Week 43 / 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.

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Projects

Lyra and SuperLyra

The Lyra and SuperLyra, a split and a pseudosplit with numpad in the center, are two open-source designs by Malevolti. (more)


Railroad keyboard

The Railroad keyboard, DiplomacyPunIn10Did's first design, is now open source. (more)


Pinkytyl V2.1

A new revision of the Pinkytyl by ripxorip, this time with Chocs. (more)


Zack Freedman's Mirage

The Mirage is a low-profile mechanical keyboard with clickable OLED displays and CircuitPython. (more)


Protocol Seven

Protocol Seven, a monoblock split by PM_ME_YOUR_MAINFRAME with a numpad in the center comes with source files. (more)


Chonkpad - A 3D printed MurphPad case

The Chonkpad is an open-source 3D printed MurphPad case by Customniches. (more)


3D printed macropad case

An open-source magnetic macropad case by bikepackerdude. (more)


Tools

Keyboard stores on a map

This is another interface for the dataset of the Keyboard Vendor Database. About 150 keyboard shops put on a map. (more)


Review

Novelkeys Cream Tactiles

ThereminGoat reviews the Novelkeys Cream Tactile switches. (more)


Tips & Tricks

MXLEDBitPCB

The MxLEDBitPCB by swanmatch is a 1u Amoeba-alternative with Kailh hotswap support. (more)


Mercutio hinge mount set

jdigi78 designed and published an ultrawide display mount for the Mercutio. (more)


USB-C Pro Micro issues

Difference in routing of some USB-C Pro Micro clones reported by hellmoneywarriors. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Luggable computers rock

Rossenheimer thought folks will appreciate the unidentified luggable computer his boss brought to the office. (more)


Heathkit H89

A Heathkit H89 from 1979, running an ASCII version of Space Invaders. Acquired by glencanyon. (more)


Inspiration

1,048 buttons to press

Tokyo based elevator button manufacturer Shimada Denki Seisakusho set up a wall of 1,048 buttons to press. (more)