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Issue 71 / Week 13 / 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 71

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Projects

Ergotonic F-24

Hanachi's Ergotonic F-24 comes with a unique adjustable centerpiece making this keyboard split or monoblock on demand.


LCK75 SL

Lyso1's LCK75 PCB updated, tweaked and republished by u/short_lurker.


Preonic + Plank

u/MomonaBoy's Preonic + Plank combo became his ultimate gaming keyboard.


Gherkin++

The Gherkin++ is u/bgkendall's approach to augment the classic 3x10 layout.


Banime40

Christian Lo's banime40 is a versatile ortho PCB with 24 possible layouts.


Community

Mariupol computer museum destroyed

Dmitry Cherepanov's private museum of retro computers in Mariupol, Ukraine, has been destroyed.


Tips & Tricks

LPX keycap

LPX is an FDM-printer optimized Choc keycap design by u/levpopov.


Reviung41 case

Reviung41 with a twist – Delta 3D printed case and rotary mod by u/Stove24.


QAZer Beam

The QAZer Beam is a QAZ in a beamspring-like case designed by u/Pocketfullofbugs.


Keyboard Spotting

Dick Smith Cat

A Dick Smith Cat a.k.a. VTech Laser 3000 repaired and posted by u/lizardb0y.


Costar CSK-7101N

u/lBlanc99 revived and restored a dead Costar CSK-7101N keyboard.


Inspiration

Interchangeable tops

Keycaps with interchangeable tops posted by u/hunghingdailo.


Wooden cyberdeck

Combining woodworking with electronics, u/mw33212 made a walnut cyberdeck with a cheap foldable keyboard.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
splitkb.com, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, ghsear.ch, cdc, Bob Cotton, kiyejoco, Timo, Sean Grady, FFKeebs, @therick0996, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, Spencer Blackwood, KEEBD, Shane Celis, Davidjohn Gerena, Yuan Liu

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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