Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 52 / Week 45 / 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 10 entries in this issue:


Rubber Dometyl

A concave Hall effect rubber dome keyboard by Beheddard.


Humla is a 36-key low profile Reviung derivative by jamesmnw.


Mike Sickler interview

Farmer turned NovelKeys CEO Mike Sickler interviewed by Taeha.


Winkeyless.KR 'Zeal' Clear Tactiles

Winkeyless.KR 'Zeal' Clear Tactile switches reviewed by ThereminGoat.

Tips & Tricks

Extreme tenting

Minimalist high-angle tenting by macroxue.

QWERTY scores by language

Data visualizer desfirsit investigated which language is easiest to type on a QWERTY keyboard.

Keyboard Spotting

Leeds & Northrup Max1

A cool control station terminal spotted by jacksonh22.

E3B Aircraft Alphanumeric Entry Device

Naval Air AAAP1000 AWACS Alpha-Numeric Entry Device picked up by glenndrives at an auction.

Canon Cat

Canon Cat is a task-dedicated desktop computer released by Canon Inc. in 1987.


Hollow 3D keycaps

Some inspiration for you: these strange 3D structures by @taneyats are actual keycaps.

This issue was made possible by the donations of:, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio,, Timo, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, cdc, Jim,, kiyejoco, faso, _qdw_, Bob Cotton & 1 anonymous donor.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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