Issue 64 / Week 6 / 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.
There are 14 entries in this issue:
Quick news, donation/sponsorship controversy, the giveaway strikes back, January stats, vendor database update, developments.
u/Strange-Lab5541's fisk is an ergonomic 54-key handwired split keyboard with 3D-printed case.
Designed by u/smores56 and built by u/Bacowned, the Sephirette is a cute little split with 34 keys.
u/josandi used MrZealot's ergogen to design this beautiful Birdie6 keyboard.
The C-13X is a tiny Alice-like handwired keyboard with an open-source case by u/flurpyflurples.
u/Strayer released his first keyboard – the Taira. A split low-profile wireless keyboard inspired by the Ergodash and Corne Chocolate.
Fellow Redditor u/scissor_rock_paper finished his custom split PCB design dubbed Ursa Minor.
Kailh Box Mute Jade switches reviewed by u/ThereminGoat and others.
Tips & Tricks
Aiming for a quiet mechanical keyboard, u/pavlokhmel built some cork and foam cases.
The Crokoboard system by u/random_bytes is a set of PCBs that lets you handwire your keyboard without soldering.
The Pantofle is a WIP machined acrylic case by u/ENDU97 for Sofle PCBs.
Sony HitBit – a home computer family from the '80s and its HB-101 model with kick-ass design language.
The Hatsuko Electronics HEKB01 aka Data Entry Machine EM986 is a Topre board with an early-mid '80s layout but actually released in 1995.
Two board concepts that minimize finger movement and use CircuitPython by SouthPawEngineer.
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