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Issue 81 / Week 23 / 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 81

Quick news and Issue #80 follow-up. Reuters family photo & another way to support Ukraine. New discounts, giveaway: winner and new prize.


Projects

Model D

Recreating the Model F look and feel: the Model D is a 40% Buckling springs keyboard built by u/crahamson.


freaku4X

A 4x10 ortho with a rotary encoder and LCD: freaku4X by u/sporewoh.


Badger 2040 keypad

Andreas Känner took Pimoroni's RP2040-powered e-ink display and put it on a macropad.


Ki board

Another wooden board, this time with a surprising layout: groyer418's Ki board.


Ergo S-1

The Ergo S-1 by u/Wizarddata is a wireless concave split keyboard with integrated wrist rest and free case files.


Macropad dump

Three macropad projects have been published recently: the VoidPad 9S1E by Tuxic, the POSpad by _vastrox_, and Bitdrive made a case for the Spin.


Rocksolid prototype

Rocksolid is a collab between tenstaana and fingerpunch.xyz: a mashup of their Chunky and Rock on keyboards.


Tools

Blok controller

Boardsource announced Blok, a new RP2040-based microcontroller with Pro Micro footprint.


Tips & Tricks

Maglev mounting

Colfy's Shou65 is a keyboard with floating maglev plate/PCB.


Keyboard Spotting

Cromemco C-10 keyboard

This awesome-looking 1982 Cromemco C-10 was posted by u/WonderSausage.


Dynalogic Hyperion

This gorgeous Dynalogic Hyperion, a Canadian luggable from the early '80s, was posted by u/snuci.


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, @therick0996, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, Lev Popov, KEEBD, Spencer Blackwood, Christian Mladenov, Yuan Liu, Davidjohn Gerena, Alexey Alekhin, Fabian Suceveanu

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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