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Issue 72 / Week 14 / 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 15 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 72

April 1st keyboard projects, new wave of supporters, a new acquisition from the besieged Kyiv, March stats, etc.



Wojciech Baranowski's Viosuo is an arm-strapped keyboard for standing work.


Klavyl is a handwired split keyboard by u/thebgfan, generated by Klavgen, the author's other project.


Steven's Fissure is a 40-key BLE split featuring his steno engine.

Grin layout

On policium's Grin Type-R and Grin RC designs – featuring the unique Grin layout.


Fusion is u/steven4012's foldable travel board – with all the source files.


Handwired hotswap generator

Klavgen, a handwired hotswap generator by u/thebgfan is open-sourced.

Neutrone - manufacturer database is a free tool developed by lore045 providing a searchable list of manufacturers.

Cherry row identifier

u/Hekekee designed a 3D-printable tool for identifying Cherry keycaps' row.

Tips & Tricks

Kyria case with trackpad

u/aphillippe shared the STLs for his tented Kyria case sporting a trackpad holder.

FDM-printable Chicago Steno

Pseudoku's Chicago Steno keycaps optimized for FDM-printing by u/levpopov.

Keyboard Spotting


The StenoWord is a Japanese chorded keyboard for professionals doing subtitles for live broadcasts.

Severance terminal

On the awesome-looking Lumon Industries terminal and keyboard, a custom prop from Severance with cool vintage vibe.


Carved case 2

A gorgeous wooden keyboard case by Breakwood with meticulously carved and gold plated solid copper insets.

TiPY one-handed keyboard

TiPY Keyboard's weird one-handed contraption is actually flippable.

This issue was made possible by the donations of:, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990,, cdc, Bob Cotton, Timo, kiyejoco, Sean Grady, FFKeebs, Richard Sutherland, Jay Kreibich, @therick0996, Lorenzo Castellana, Matthew Brennan, Christian Lo, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, Spencer Blackwood, KEEBD, Shane Celis, Richard Dawe, Robert Reiser, Nicolas Tremblay, Simon Tjemsland, Davidjohn Gerena, Yuan Liu, Alexey Alekhin, Fabian Suceveanu, Fabian Suceveanu, Simon Brélivet

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!