Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 58 / Week 51 / 2021

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.

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There are 11 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 58

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


The cat project

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

Kleks keyboard

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


RP2040 Stamp

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

Force-curve measuring machine

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


Orbitouch keyless keyboard review

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

SP Star Sacramento switch

ThereminGoat reviews the SP Star Sacramento switches.

Tips & Tricks

Keycap bleach/fading test

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

Sweep case

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

Zeal Clickiez

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



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

This issue was made possible by the donations 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.