Issue 50 / Week 43 / 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:
The Lyra and SuperLyra, a split and a pseudosplit with numpad in the center, are two open-source designs by Malevolti.
The Railroad keyboard, DiplomacyPunIn10Did's first design, is now open source.
A new revision of the Pinkytyl by ripxorip, this time with Chocs.
The Mirage is a low-profile mechanical keyboard with clickable OLED displays and CircuitPython.
Protocol Seven, a monoblock split by PM_ME_YOUR_MAINFRAME with a numpad in the center comes with source files.
The Chonkpad is an open-source 3D printed MurphPad case by Customniches.
An open-source magnetic macropad case by bikepackerdude.
This is another interface for the dataset of the Keyboard Vendor Database. About 150 keyboard shops put on a map.
ThereminGoat reviews the Novelkeys Cream Tactile switches.
Tips & Tricks
The MxLEDBitPCB by swanmatch is a 1u Amoeba-alternative with Kailh hotswap support.
jdigi78 designed and published an ultrawide display mount for the Mercutio.
Difference in routing of some USB-C Pro Micro clones reported by hellmoneywarriors.
Rossenheimer thought folks will appreciate the unidentified luggable computer his boss brought to the office.
A Heathkit H89 from 1979, running an ASCII version of Space Invaders. Acquired by glencanyon.
Tokyo based elevator button manufacturer Shimada Denki Seisakusho set up a wall of 1,048 buttons to press.
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