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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.

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There are 17 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 82

Lots of new discounts, ceramic caps first impressions, giveaway results, and win a KBD.NEWS metal artisan! :D


Projects

Cast aluminum keyboard case

u/earth_hair made a moon-themed cast aluminum keyboard case for a design and manufacturing class.


Phase keyboard

Kyria stagger, Corne thumb cluster, Ferris-inspired electronics: Phase by mjpauly.


Poly Keyboard

The Poly Keyboard by thpoll has tiny OLED displays in each keycap to showcase the actual function of the keys.


Swept Corne

A wireless-only cross between the Sweep and the Corne: Swept Corne by u/Additional-Stock3711.


IBM Model Pi

The "IBM Model Pi" by u/rengarett is simply a Model M converted via a Pi Pico and KMK.


Custom unibody split

A custom 3D-printed unibody split keyboard by justsunone – with video tour.


Ortho Bakeneko65

u/StickersDrgn designed and shared a custom ortholinear-ish PCB to fit a Bakeneko65 case.


Lev's trackpad keywell board

A little bit of Dactyl, a little bit of Corne, and a *lot* of trackpad space: a unibody split prototype by u/levpopov.


Tools

Technoblogy RP2040

A minimal controller sporting a RP2040 chip with all the 30 GPIO pins broken out – designed by Technoblogy.


Try-A-Dactyl

Try-A-Dactyl is an OpenSCAD-based tool by wolfwood to programmatically design splits with keywell (aka dactyls).


Tips & Tricks

Keytok two-part "OEM"

On the two-part OEM keycap profile manufactured by Keytok – with some insider info.


HuB keycap profile

HuB is a lesser-known sculpted and spherical keycap profile – designed by trashman back in 2016.


Colorful hotswap sockets

Durock came out with some new hotswap sockets in vivid colors.


Transparent hotswap sockets

After colorful ones, Chosfox announced transparent hotswap sockets.


Transparent PCB

PCBBUY experimented with transparent (glass) PCBs.


Miryoku ZMK

Miryoku, Manna Harbour's popular keyboard layout, is now available for ZMK.


This issue was made possible by the support of:
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