Issue 66 / Week 8 / 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 12 entries in this issue:
Quick news, debate on the feasibility of GMK lead times, new vendors added, winning without even bidding.
Penkesu is a retro-style cyberdeck by u/penkia with a wide screen and a built-in low-pro ortho keyboard with "dye-sub" MBK caps.
Christoph Rehmann's Buzzard is a well-documented 40-key split keyboard with splay and trackpoint.
Thumbs Up! turned into a monoblock by u/ak66666 – with one more level.
A modified ErgoDash and its armrest-mounted wireless iteration by Ataruno – with extensive documentation.
u/SouthPawEngineer made a set of Raspberry Pi powered keyboards – low-profile monoblocks for different tastes.
Mariusz Ryndzionek's CadQuery keyboard case generator is a set of Python scripts outputting CadQuery files.
Tips & Tricks
Ataruno is working on various keycaps made of leather.
The Sony Hit-Bit HB-F1XD is probably the coolest looking home computer ever made.
The Osborne Executive portable computer was widely blamed for the company's subsequent bankruptcy.
The Korea Steno Smart CAS Plus – an authoritative Korean steno machine.
A clean ultra-low profile ortho split design by @ak1_foo – with Kailh X-switches and only 7.3mm overall height.
MoErgo Glove80, splitkb.com, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, ghsear.ch, cdc, Timo, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, FFKeebs, Tong Lu, Sean Grady, Rick Kremer, Davidjohn Gerena & Spencer Blackwood
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