Issue 55 / Week 48 / 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 14 entries in this issue:
Testing the Adafruit KB2040, CircuitPython and KMK. New guides. I won again. Giveaway & Issue #54 follow-up. BMC chaos.
PicoSplit is a 3D printed split keyboard by Andreas Känner featuring a custom firmware written in CircuitPython.
Ladispad is an open-source 11 key macropad by ajmandourah with rotary encoders and an OLED screen.
A great photolog by SandwichRising on making a custom PCB and wooden case.
A cool keyboard salvaged from a nuclear missile silo converted by Pointless Tinkering.
Pangaea, a split keyboard with mind-boggling adjustability, co-designed by @otahinosame, @k2 and @e3w2q, has advanced to rev.3.
A new member of Jim Merricks White's 30% bugs family: the Flea.
The Keyboard Advent Calendar features blog posts by revered authors of the Japanese keyboard community. Curated by Yoichirou.
An interactive configurator for a keycap set GB by catecholate.
A quick teardown of the Outemu clicky optoelectric switches by Chyrosran22.
Tips & Tricks
Don tries to standardize sound tests with his testing rig.
Doubleshots do wear out over time. Photo taken by jsheradin.
The classy IBM SCAMP was a prototype to showcase the APL programming language (1973).
Is this ergonomic workplace from an old Soviet sci-fi or an exhibition back in 1969?
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