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Issue 57 / Week 50 / 2021

There are 11 entries in this issue.

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This is a hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard enthusiast'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:
@keebio, Timo,, u/chad3814, @kaleid1990, Eugenie, cdc, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, Aleks

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.


Behind the Scenes of Issue 57

A plethora of new splits, I've lost 65% of my donors, list vendors by country, upcoming newsletter cleanup, etc. (more)


chocV - 36-key low-pro board

The chocV by brickbots is the 36-key low profile love child of the Horizon and BabyV keyboards. (more)

Dao Choc BLE

The Dao Choc BLE is an open-source wireless split keyboard by Rafael Yumagulov. (more)

Roost keyboard

Tweaking the Sweep v2.1, forrestbaer came up with the wireless Roost keyboard. (more)


The Myrmidex by hexagramg is an open-source split ergo with encoders. (more)


A handwired Pteron44 derivative by ghostfaceschiller with a Pimoroni Trackball. (more)

Tips & Tricks

Single-handed ergo keyboard/layout

A great one-handed keyboard project by key-yack with lots of ideas and links to related resources. (more)

Discolored aluminum case

Fudgeybits reports a strange discoloration of his KBDfans aluminum case. (more)

Milling/casting stepped keycaps

A video by keymacs about milling and casting twin-Alps mount stepped keycaps. (more)

Keyboard Spotting

Grid Compass II

A Grid Compass from the Space Shuttle – spotted by herronious. (more)

Victor Vicky V9000

A beautiful luggable Victor Vicky V9000 found by yesman_85's parents. (more)