Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 53 / Week 46 / 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 12 entries in this issue:

Projects

Kolibri keyboard

The Kolibri is an Alice style design by kreme11 with open-source case.


Chocofly

The Chocofly is a 60-key low-pro monoblock split by vitvlkv.


Azimuth

The Azimuth is my handwired hotswap pseudosplit design with a handful of rotary encoders.


Two-ball trackball

An open-source, fully programmable two-ball, three-button USB trackball by jfedor2.


Avocado55 trackball

Source files of the Avocado 55 trackball with lots of mechanical switches shared by J-Tech Creations.


Tools

Unkeyboard

A set of Python scripts for generating stacked acrylic cases for Atreus-style keyboards. Published by Mike Bannister.


Tips & Tricks

Skådis made keeb-friendly

The familiar Skådis pegboard made keeb-friendly by jk_pens.


Keycaps from bottle caps

LODGE, a Japanese makerspace offers workshops where you can make your own keycaps from bottle caps.


Cyberpunk OLED glitch

A cool OLED glitch animation by Aleks with open-source firmware and bitmap frames.


IBM Model M122 classification

SharktasticA reworked his page on differences between and classifications of IBM Model M122s.


Keyboard Spotting

Aesthedes 2

The only known working Aesthedes in the world. A CAD/CAM system from 1985, whizzi worked for nearly a year to get it to this state.


Librascope Tactical Computer Terminal

This TCT AN/UYQ-30 is probably one of the very few terminals out there meeting nuclear survivability requirements. Posted by pburgomaster.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
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