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Issue 56 / Week 49 / 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.

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Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 56

Stats updated, leaving BMC and new support options, mailbox report, Reddit recap. (more)


Projects

Samoklava, a generative split

Samoklava is a generative split keyboard design with a noteworthy workflow by sound_monster. (more)


Hillside keyboard

Hillside is an open-source split ergonomic keyboard with Choc-spaced keys, quite aggressive stagger, four key thumb arc and break-off pinky column. (more)


Unibodysweep

The Unibodysweep is – well – a unibody Sweep/Ferris by Lucordes. (more)


Eternal Keypad

Kyek published his open-source gaming keypad for lefties. (more)


Lily58 gasket mount high profile case

A gasket mount high profile case for the Lily58 from the workbench of f_pazos. With free STLs. (more)


Tools

RP2040-Zero

The RP2040-Zero is a tiny RP2040 based controller with USB-C and 20(+9) GPIO pins. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Turn on/off clickiness

A macropad by Anis-mit-I that is switchable between clicky and linear. (more)


Radio interference regulations and keyboards

As Pylon points out, your custom keyboard is probably illegal. A post on radio interference testing regulations. (more)


Stenotypy / Spellbook

Stenotypy (aka Spellbook) is a true QWERTY steno dictionary with a couple thousand entries by solomonkimrey. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

SKALA computer system

The Soviet SKALA was the process computer for the RBMK Nuclear Reactor at Chernobyl NPP. (more)


Inspiration

Saddle keycap profile

A great write-up on the evolution and ergonomics of 大岡俊彦's saddle keycap profile. (more)