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Issue 61 / Week 3 / 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:
u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, David Yang, ghsear.ch, Timo, cdc, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, FFKeebs, Davidjohn Gerena

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 61

Lots of small developments, new vendors, new discount codes, Videoton terminal, etc. (more)


Projects

Little Big Scroll

Little Big Scroll is an open-source macropad with encoder designed by Tweetydabirdie. (more)


PD40 ortho

The PD40 is a 40% handwired wireless ortho by Peter Dye – with case files and build log. (more)


Swoop

A lobster-themed open-source Sweep/Ferris derivative by Jim Merricks White. (more)


X-2: a Lumberjack-style ortho

A Lumberjack-inspired ARM-powered 5x12 ortho by Richard Goulter, compatible with the GH-60 case. (more)


One-handed Mist

The Mist by defiant00 is a one-handed, mirrored keyboard with an own firmware and chording layout. (more)


Blawb's ZMK Atreus

A ZMK Atreus by blawb with resin keycaps. (more)


Tips & Tricks

Thumb paddle

Open-source thumb paddles by Troy Fletcher – for activating switches with less thumb motion. (more)


Switching to Colemak

The main stages and impressions of Tanukishouten switching to Colemak during the holidays. (more)


Custom PCB design workflow

Ben Vallack's video demonstrates a workflow of making your custom PCB with Ergopad, Ergogen and KiCAD. (more)


Keyboard Spotting

Videoton VDN-52500 terminal

My latest acquisition is this quite rare Videoton terminal made in Hungary in the early '80s. (more)


Inspiration

Hakkei HX-S1 keyboard

A classy detachable split prototype with slightly scooped case/plate. (more)