Issue 75 / Week 17 / 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 14 entries in this issue:
Domain renewal, new promo codes and the dangerous ground of sponsorship offers, new supporters and vendors. Newsletter test and performance, status of developments & acquisitions.
u/Stefak's ErgoTravelXT is a foldable split keyboard with XT60 connectors.
EVEN44 is a split keyboard by u/fmash16 – 3D printed, handwired, 3x6+4 keys with an encoder.
Cipulot's EC87 is an Electrostatic Capacitive (EC) TKL keyboard PCB.
Slice36: a Xiao RP2040 powered 36 key split by u/MReavley.
Pete Johanson's write-up for the second birthday of the ZMK firmware.
Tips & Tricks
Another RP2040-based controller with relatively small form factor: Seeeduino Xiao RP2040.
There are two completely different keyboard matrices referred to as duplex matrix. Let's examine the Japanese one, which makes possible to handle 160-200 keys with a single Pro Micro.
A homemade key socket cover open-sourced by u/qubist1.
A portable DMX lighting controller posted by u/aleigh9812.
Modelo 96 – a custom ortholinear PCB by u/TillerCPE in a Melody 96 case.
A wireless Hummingbird by u/filibustercrankcase sporting a Seeeduino Xiao BLE controller.
u/smellycoat made an ortholinear PCB to fit a Protozoa P02 case – with a giant knob.
An interesting layout concept by oy2r of Metakey: TENET 70% keyboard kit.
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