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Issue 79 / Week 21 / 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 79

Issue #78 follow-up, new shops and discount codes, the historic KBD#1 is now partially available too, small developments.


Projects

Fiðrildi

Fiðrildi is a monoblock angled keyboard from Rivendell – designed by u/ButteredBread5255.


Lihis

This open-source split ortho PCB by Cedutus, named after a Finnish dish, is called Lihis.


µ10 keyboard

The µ10 or Micro10 by u/dj_edit is a small 28-key keyboard with a big spacebar.


Pee-two

Pee-two is a 2-key macropad with optional rotary encoder. Source files shared by u/pabile.


Tips & Tricks

Ergogen talk

Author u/mrzealot gave a talk on Ergogen at Free Software Conference.


Cityscape48

@tsukasa_metam's Cityscape48 is a pretty unique split keyboard with a multi-layer PCB construction to achieve a faux-keywell effect.


Mineral trackball

Working on the next iteration of his Dactyl, u/spacecadetAlsoWizard used a sodalite sphere as trackball.


Modular wrist-rest

u/Customniches made a 3D-printed modular wrist-rest to fit his collection.


Colorful silk screen

PCBBuy is experimenting with a colorful soldermask printing method and shared some photos of the results.


Tented wrist rest

A 3D printable tented frame by hephaestus_b designed to accommodate the popular gel wrist rest.


BOBO keycap profile

BoBo is a new uniform keycap profile from Tai Hao.


Keyboard Spotting

Type-Writing Machine, 1879

The first(?) steno machine patented by Miles M. Bartholomew in 1879.


Promotion

Free prototype PCBs from Seeed

Seeed Studio is running a sponsorship campaign of the Seeed Fusion Assembly service offering free PCB prototypes for DIY keyboard projects with a XIAO RP2040 controller included.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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