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.
There are 15 entries in this issue:
Major split database update on the way, developments, giveaway follow-up, on the UNO Mini & Adafruit KB2040 controllers, Issue #53 follow-up, Movember.
Sadek Baroudi's Baby Groot Keyboard is a cheap (or free!) split PCB with a lot of features.
David Barr's Parergon has only 32 keys, so no diodes are necessary.
Axel Voitier's Lergo (ex-Kyfle) project is an ergo split exploration platform rather than a keyboard.
ErgoChoco is a well-documented open-source pseudosplit build by Choco617.
The Ambidextrous by Cerbekos is a new member of the Tenalice family, with a 45° numpad in the center of the board.
The Arisutea is a set of Alice-like layouts open-sourced by mattjames03.
The UNO is not your typical keyboard controller, but the anniversary edition is actually only 34.2mm x 26.7mm. Hmmm.
An RP2040 based development board by Adafruit, designed with keyboard builders in mind.
ThereminGoat reviewed the Zealio V1 Redux switches.
Tips & Tricks
Human_Evolution shares his experiences with splatter painting a keyboard in the '80/90s style.
A battered Tektronix 4014-1 computer terminal spotted by Jaceveldhuis.
An ADDS Viewpoint A2 acquired by Eragaurd.
FinnGus is a cat shaped 3D printed through-hole FR4 Alice style kit inspired by the cats (Finn and Gus) of JackPikatea.
The Uncokeeb by bluesocarrot is a per-finger chorded keyboard concept prototype.
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