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Issue 62 / Week 4 / 2022

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 14 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 62

Issue #61 follow-up, vendor database updates, MoErgo, Videoton terminal progress, etc.


Projects

Jianovka

A contemporary split built with scavenged Hall-effect switches and caps from a vintage keyboard.


Cantaloupe V2.0

The Cantaloupe V2.0 is a reversible open-source ergo split keyboard by u/BucketInABucket with on-board ARM processor.


Noisy Cricket keyboard

The Noisy Cricket by u/Pop-X- was heavily inspired by Thomas Baart's Kyria and the Ferris.


Chunky V2

Tenstaana's Chunky V2 – now with trackpad. Less janky and more janky at the same time.


Atoll case

A resin printed case designed by u/wthrll for his 40% Atoll PCB.


Tools

STeMCell devboard

The STeMCell is a STM32 based development board with Pro Micro pinout – designed by u/megamind4089.


Tips & Tricks

Void switch OpenSCAD files

Riskable published his magnetic switches' OpenSCAD and KiCAD footprint files.


The ergonomic design of Glove80

Stephen Cheng from MoErgo describes the ergonomics of his Glove80 keyboard and explains the rationale behind the design.


Gradient dyed cable guide

How to make gradient dyed mechanical keyboard cables – tips, tricks and experiences shared by u/htig.


Keyboard Spotting

Dorner PDS 320

Dorner Electronic's PDS 320 was a fancy concrete mixing hardware with an impressive keyboard layout. Posted by u/Zerfallsgesetz.


Raytheon 226274

This Raytheon 226274 from 1969 came with KB-SR1 switches made of glass!


Kinesis Evolution

Thrift store find: a Kinesis Evolution chair-mount split ergo shared by u/GhotiGoat.


Inspiration

Onehand -- a one-handed keyboard

u/SouthPawEngineer's Onehand is a creatively named accessible keyboard with five-way switches.


This issue was made possible by the donations of:
MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, ghsear.ch, Timo, cdc, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, FFKeebs, Matt Osius, Davidjohn Gerena

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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