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.
There are 12 entries in this issue:
The Kolibri is an Alice style design by kreme11 with open-source case.
The Chocofly is a 60-key low-pro monoblock split by vitvlkv.
The Azimuth is my handwired hotswap pseudosplit design with a handful of rotary encoders.
An open-source, fully programmable two-ball, three-button USB trackball by jfedor2.
Source files of the Avocado 55 trackball with lots of mechanical switches shared by J-Tech Creations.
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.
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.
splitkb.com, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, ghsear.ch, Timo, @kaleid1990, u/chad3814, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, cdc, Jim, Keycapsss.com, kiyejoco, faso, _qdw_, Bob Cotton, Aleks
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