Keyboard Builders' Digest
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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.

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There are 15 entries in this issue:

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.


Railroad keyboard

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


Pinkytyl V2.1

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


Zack Freedman's Mirage

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


Protocol Seven

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


Chonkpad - A 3D printed MurphPad case

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


3D printed macropad case

An open-source magnetic macropad case by bikepackerdude.


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.


Review

Novelkeys Cream Tactiles

ThereminGoat reviews the Novelkeys Cream Tactile switches.


Tips & Tricks

MXLEDBitPCB

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


Mercutio hinge mount set

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


USB-C Pro Micro issues

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


Keyboard Spotting

Luggable computers rock

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


Heathkit H89

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


Inspiration

1,048 buttons to press

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


This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, Timo, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, cdc, Keycapsss.com, Jim, kiyejoco, faso, _qdw_

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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