Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 58 / Week 51 / 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, Davidjohn Gerena, Hannes Rahm, James Erickson, Ryan Osborne

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.


Behind the Scenes of Issue 58

Quick news, TheBoard December competition, a telnet based literary magazine, etc. (more)


The cat project

The cat is a gamepad or a shortcut-tool by Ape_Devil – with STLs and building documentation. (more)

Kleks keyboard

The Kleks is a low-pro monoblock split by Radomir Dopieralski with extreme pinky offset. (more)


RP2040 Stamp

The RP2040 Stamp is a RP2040-based controller with LiPo charger and Neopixel – breaking out all GPIO pins. (more)

Force-curve measuring machine

A DIY keyswitch force-curve measuring machine by romly to be presented at Comiket C99. (more)


Orbitouch keyless keyboard review

Chyrosran22 reviews the keyless orbiTouch device – and is not really impressed. (more)

SP Star Sacramento switch

ThereminGoat reviews the SP Star Sacramento switches. (more)

Tips & Tricks

Keycap bleach/fading test

Results of an experiment investigating the effect of sunlight on an anodized keycap's color – committed by flehrad. (more)

Sweep case

An open-source 3D-printed case for the Sweep keyboard, designed by Knifa. (more)

Zeal Clickiez

Zeal's new clicky switch features a secondary spring leaf which can turn the switch into a tactile or linear. (more)



The Touchboard is an all-in-one human input device concept by the German Butterfly Company. (more)