Keyboard Builders' Digest
Split keyboards from Dygma!

Issue 51 / Week 44 / 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 14 entries in this issue:


Custom handwired stabless build

Stabilizers begone! A custom handwired keyboard by _wumpus without any stabilizers.

A Dactyl-like build with splay

This is a Dactyl-like Choc build by supertoughfrog with splay.


ScyllaBallz - a tractyl Manuform by tenstaana with OLEDs, roller encoders, audio, and per key RGB.


Moving on to the next phase of Keebio

Danny, founder of Keebio, writes about the ups and downs of running a keyboard shop.

Tips & Tricks

Caps Word and other QMK tips

A QMK keymap with short blog posts by Mental_General_5445 explaining tricks like autocorrection, Caps Word, getting Shift keys right, etc.

Adafruit KB2040 controller

Adafruit announced the preliminary pinouts of its RP2040 based KB2040 controller: the Keeboars.

3D printed BM43 case

Commercial_Dinner989 has shared his second 3D printed project, a case for a BM43 PCB.

A stylish Iris case

COrthbandt has built and shared a new 3D printed Iris case

Open-source Zodiark cases

Levener created different versions of 3D printable cases for the Zodiark by Split Logic Keyboards.

GK707 case

A 3D printed case for the GK707 shared by RogerArbogast.

Hinged keyboard wall mount

Keep Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard out of the way with sozman's 3D printed hinged keyboard supports.

Keyboard Spotting

Chaffey College Apple-1

A rare Apple-1 from 1976-1977 in koa wood case is on sale. Starting bid: $200,000.

Old terminal in an abandoned factory

An unknown terminal model found by jacksonh22 in an abandoned factory.

ABB IH512EN keyboard

An ABB branded keyboard with some extra keys. Spotted by BoBxDoll.

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