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Issue 69 / Week 11 / 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 11 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 69

National holiday, new donor, new regular supporter, new shop, new acquisitions.



Jonkey is an open-source split by u/SmashedTatoes, designed via ergogen.

The Chortyl

Jonathan Dart's Chortyl is an open-source scooped 34-key 3D-printed split.


The Planck debate

An interesting insight into the early history of the Planck, synonym for the 4x12 ortho.

Tips & Tricks

Key Micro RP

The key micro RP offered by abitkeys is another RP2040-based controller with some extras.

16-key layout tour

Looking at Ben Vallack's 16-key layout in detail.


Pockit is a tiny modular PC system by u/Solder_Man with lots of good ideas for modular keyboards.

Tented Ferris Sweep case

u/DanTheDane designed and open-sourced a tented case for the Ferris/Sweep.

Keyboard Spotting


This TypeMatrix may be the first keyboard using the term "ortholinear". (Not the first ortho one ofc.)

Russian army computer

A rugged computer used by the Russian army – seized by their Ukrainian hosts.


Mason60 - Art Series

Sneak peek into how the Mason60 keyboard cases and wrist rests are made.

This issue was made possible by the support of:, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, Jane Wolcott,, cdc, Timo, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, Sean Grady, FFKeebs, @therick0996, Spencer Blackwood, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, KEEBD, Davidjohn Gerena

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!