Keyboard Builders' Digest
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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:


  • Newsletter subscriptions and postcards, new donor, trivia of the week, bidding for a HP 9810A.
  • u/Geaz84's 3D printed simplyKeeb S60ph is a 60-key, hotswappable, handwired split keyboard. (source)
  • A wooden keyboard by u/the5andmany with Alps switches and hand-filed switch plate. (source)
  • Richard Sutherland's framedeck is his take on the slab style computers like the TRS-80 model 100 – using the Framework motherboard. (source)
  • 0xCB Pluto is a Pro Micro compatible controller designed by u/0xCB-dev. (source)
  • Keyboard Layouter is a KiCad plugin by yskoht to place switch footprints in the location specified by KLE JSON files. (source)
Tips & TricksKeyboard Spotting
  • The elusive CPT Phoenix Jr word processor keyboard spotted by u/catsontuesday. (source)
  • The IBM 5100 is one of the many "first" portable computers (1975). Shared by u/Crul_. (source)
This issue was made possible by the support of:
PCBWay,, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, Cerakey, Clickety Split,, 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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