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Issue 78 / Week 20 / 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:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 78

Newsletter subscriptions and postcards, new donor, trivia of the week, bidding for a HP 9810A.


Projects

simplyKeeb S60ph

u/Geaz84's 3D printed simplyKeeb S60ph is a 60-key, hotswappable, handwired split keyboard.


Wooden Alps keyboard

A wooden keyboard by u/the5andmany with Alps switches and hand-filed switch plate.


Framedeck

Richard Sutherland's framedeck is his take on the slab style computers like the TRS-80 model 100 – using the Framework motherboard.


Community

5-year anniversary for Keebio

Keebio turned 5 this month, and Danny put together a timeline with all their keyboard releases.


Tools

0xCB Pluto

0xCB Pluto is a Pro Micro compatible controller designed by u/0xCB-dev.


KiCad Keyboard Layouter

Keyboard Layouter is a KiCad plugin by yskoht to place switch footprints in the location specified by KLE JSON files.


Tips & Tricks

BFY-1

The BFY-1 (the beefy one) by u/bad1o8o is a 18x6 ortho with case STLs.


Swell68 case

A gummy o-ring mount case for the CIY Tester 68 keyboard by u/RogerArbogast.


Keyboard Spotting

CPT Phoenix Jr

The elusive CPT Phoenix Jr word processor keyboard spotted by u/catsontuesday.


IBM 5100

The IBM 5100 is one of the many "first" portable computers (1975). Shared by u/Crul_.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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