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Issue 59 / Week 1 / 2022

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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:
Aiksplace, @keebio, ghsear.ch, Timo, u/chad3814, @kaleid1990, Eugenie, cdc, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, Davidjohn Gerena, Kristina Panos

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 59

Away from civilization, Talpkeyboard surprise, spring-loaded pin headers, all-in-one keycap kit annoyance, quick stats, etc. (more)


Projects

MNT Reform keyboard

The MNT Reform is an open-hardware, open-source keyboard by Lukas F. Hartmann. (more)


A bunch of cases

Sadek Baroudi shared a bunch of cases for various keyboards you can print. (more)


FU!Keyboard

ILWrites' gigantic ortholinear FU!Keyboard is now open-source. (more)


Split bluetooth keyboard

TerranceN made a split Bluetooth 36-key keyboard with self-milled PCB. (more)


Chunky

The Chunky by tenstaana is a split board featuring Blackpill, Choc switches, audio, trackball and trackpoint. (more)


Macropad for osu!

Oplivion built and open-sourced a custom macropad with knobs and a slider. (more)


Community

Vogon talks with BakingPy

In Episode 15 of The Thocc Podcast host Vogsphere chats with BakingPy aka Danny from Keebio. (more)


Review

Truly Ergonomic Cleave

Chyrosran22 reviews the Cleave keyboard by Truly Ergonomic – with Outemu PG816 snap spring optoelectric switches. (more)


Tips & Tricks

CXA keycap profile

CannonKeys announces CannonCaps CXA – a spherical keycap profile with a height similar to that of Cherry. (more)


Continuously variable tenting

Continuously Variable Tenting – An 3D-printed open-source tenting solution by macroxue. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Compaq Plus Portable

A nice review of a Compaq Plus Portable (1983) by Dmitrii Eliuseev. (more)


Dolch PAC 586

A nice Dolch PAC 586 found and saved by Bakedprawns. (more)


Memorex 2051

A gorgeous Memorex 2051 terminal keyboard spotted by TechManPrieto. (more)