Issue 82 / Week 24 / 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.
There are 17 entries in this issue:
Lots of new discounts, ceramic caps first impressions, giveaway results, and win a KBD.NEWS metal artisan! :D
u/earth_hair made a moon-themed cast aluminum keyboard case for a design and manufacturing class.
Kyria stagger, Corne thumb cluster, Ferris-inspired electronics: Phase by mjpauly.
The Poly Keyboard by thpoll has tiny OLED displays in each keycap to showcase the actual function of the keys.
A wireless-only cross between the Sweep and the Corne: Swept Corne by u/Additional-Stock3711.
The "IBM Model Pi" by u/rengarett is simply a Model M converted via a Pi Pico and KMK.
A custom 3D-printed unibody split keyboard by justsunone – with video tour.
u/StickersDrgn designed and shared a custom ortholinear-ish PCB to fit a Bakeneko65 case.
A little bit of Dactyl, a little bit of Corne, and a *lot* of trackpad space: a unibody split prototype by u/levpopov.
A minimal controller sporting a RP2040 chip with all the 30 GPIO pins broken out – designed by Technoblogy.
Try-A-Dactyl is an OpenSCAD-based tool by wolfwood to programmatically design splits with keywell (aka dactyls).
Tips & Tricks
On the two-part OEM keycap profile manufactured by Keytok – with some insider info.
HuB is a lesser-known sculpted and spherical keycap profile – designed by trashman back in 2016.
Durock came out with some new hotswap sockets in vivid colors.
After colorful ones, Chosfox announced transparent hotswap sockets.
PCBBUY experimented with transparent (glass) PCBs.
Miryoku, Manna Harbour's popular keyboard layout, is now available for ZMK.
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