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Issue 73 / Week 15 / 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 73

A special anniversary, new vendors, new discount code, some developments, etc.


Projects

Sweeeeep

The Sweeeeep is Sadek Baroudi's take on the Sweep – with per-key LEDs, OLED and Elite-C as controller.


MiniNova

Tony Jeffree's MiniNova is a cute 30% staggered keyboard with exposed diodes.


Walnut board

This handwired walnut keyboard by u/gregschlom was CNCed from a single piece of wood which acts as the case, plate and cable guide as well.


Kiboard68

Zealousideal's Kiboard68 is a 60% handwired ortho with numpad.


Procyon

Astra's Procyon is a cute 40% keyboard – Morningstar layout in a split form.


Atreyu

Jesus Climent published his monoblock Atreyu's PCB files.


la_nc

u/Subrezon's la_nc is a Pro Micro based 42-key ortholinear keyboard.


Community

Keebio community map

Folks at Keebio put all of their customers on a community map – over 90 countries represented.


Yushakobo shop tour

Daihuku shot a cool video tour of Yushakobo, the iconic keyboard store in Tokyo.


Tips & Tricks

MT2 keycap profile

Drop announced a cylindrical Cherry/OEM clone called MT2.


Morningstar PCB art

Astra's Morningstar is a cute Pro Micro based, hotswap, 40% ergonomic unibody keyboard with a little glowing LED star in it.


Keyboard Spotting

HP 9845

The HP 9845, Hewlett Packard's flagship from 1977, and the first "workstation".


Inspiration

Yamada Willow

Daraku-Neko's Yamada Willow is a monoblock split with the Willow layout and an ambidextrous numpad.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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