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Issue 54 / Week 47 / 2021

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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.

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

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Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 54

Major split database update on the way, developments, giveaway follow-up, on the UNO Mini & Adafruit KB2040 controllers, Issue #53 follow-up, Movember. (more)


Projects

Baby Groot Keyboard

Sadek Baroudi's Baby Groot Keyboard is a cheap (or free!) split PCB with a lot of features. (more)


Parergon V2

David Barr's Parergon has only 32 keys, so no diodes are necessary. (more)


Lergo (ex-Kyfle)

Axel Voitier's Lergo (ex-Kyfle) project is an ergo split exploration platform rather than a keyboard. (more)


ErgoChoco

ErgoChoco is a well-documented open-source pseudosplit build by Choco617. (more)


Tenalice Ambidextrous

The Ambidextrous by Cerbekos is a new member of the Tenalice family, with a 45° numpad in the center of the board. (more)


Arisutea variants

The Arisutea is a set of Alice-like layouts open-sourced by mattjames03. (more)


Tools

Arduino UNO Mini

The UNO is not your typical keyboard controller, but the anniversary edition is actually only 34.2mm x 26.7mm. Hmmm. (more)


Adafruit KB2040 Kee Boar

An RP2040 based development board by Adafruit, designed with keyboard builders in mind. (more)


Review

Zealio V1 Redux

ThereminGoat reviewed the Zealio V1 Redux switches. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Splatter painted keycaps

Human_Evolution shares his experiences with splatter painting a keyboard in the '80/90s style. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Tektronix 4014-1

A battered Tektronix 4014-1 computer terminal spotted by Jaceveldhuis. (more)


ADDS Viewpoint A2

An ADDS Viewpoint A2 acquired by Eragaurd. (more)


Inspiration

FinnGus keyboard kit

FinnGus is a cat shaped 3D printed through-hole FR4 Alice style kit inspired by the cats (Finn and Gus) of JackPikatea. (more)


Uncokeeb

The Uncokeeb by bluesocarrot is a per-finger chorded keyboard concept prototype. (more)