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Issue 80 / Week 22 / 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 12 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 80

Issue #79 follow-up, lots of new discounts, purchasing the Kontron, upcoming raffles.


Projects

Nora

Nora is a family of low-profile narrow-pitch keyboards designed by Takeshi Nishio.


Cocot46plus

Aki27's cocot46plus is a monoblock angled mechanical keyboard with a beefy 34mm trackball, rotary encoder, and OLED display.


gurt-portable

The wireless gurt-portable is u/Gurtmail's first keyboard design.


Dactyl TypeSafe

This wireless vertical Dactyl TypeSafe was designed and shared by u/tewtham.


Multi-profile macropad

Jim Jackson created a macropad with customizable profiles read from an SD card.


Tips & Tricks

MBK Convex

Exciting POM keycaps for Choc switches on the horizon. MBK Convex caps are a joint effort by Max Burger and Stephen Cheng.


MTNU keycap profile

Matt3o announced that his WIP MTNU keycap profile will be manufactured by GMK.


Umo case

Umō by Ergorius is a top-mount 3D-printable case for the 40% Yasui PCB.


Keyboard Spotting

Kontron PSI 80 keyboard

I bought this cute vintage 60% Kontron PSI 80 a few weeks ago and decided it's time to clean it, investigate its interior, and share some photos.


Fujitsu leaf spring

Salvaged by u/NintendoDuck from a recycling center: a cool Fujitsu keyboard of unknown origin.


Inspiration

OutHorse Your Email

Icelandic horses happily typing on a big tailor-made keyboard...


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