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Issue 54 / Week 47 / 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 15 entries in this issue:

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.


Projects

Baby Groot Keyboard

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


Parergon V2

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


Lergo (ex-Kyfle)

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


ErgoChoco

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


Tenalice Ambidextrous

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


Arisutea variants

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


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.


Adafruit KB2040 Kee Boar

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


Review

Zealio V1 Redux

ThereminGoat reviewed the Zealio V1 Redux switches.


Tips & Tricks

Splatter painted keycaps

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


Keyboard Spotting

Tektronix 4014-1

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


ADDS Viewpoint A2

An ADDS Viewpoint A2 acquired by Eragaurd.


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.


Uncokeeb

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


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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