Keyboard Builders' Digest
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Issue 83 / Week 25 / 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 11 entries in this issue:


  • New discounts, bizarre packaging reloaded, giveaway results, KBD.NEWS metal artisan giveaway continued.
  • A Dactyl-inspired sub-40% split keyboard: Dactyl Sygnus by u/scytile. (source)
  • A successor to the elephant42, mammoth by @illness072 is on a whole new level in many ways.
  • Cedutus created Kebu, a new Blackpill ortholinear PCB with multiple layout alternatives including 4 or 5 row options. (source)
  • The LMN-3 is an open-source DAW-in-a-box by Fundamental Frequency. (source)
Tips & TricksKeyboard Spotting
  • A Japanese Topre board manufactured by CDS with an interesting layout – posted by May_1. (source)
  • What do you think the term "Ultrasonic" in the name of this Smith-Corona electric typewriter model stands for?
This issue was made possible by the support of:
PCBWay,, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, Sean Grady,, cdc, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, FFKeebs, Richard Sutherland, @therick0996, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, KEEBD, Spencer Blackwood, Lev Popov, Christian Mladenov, Yuan Liu, Jeremy Gam, Davidjohn Gerena, Alexey Alekhin, Fabian Suceveanu

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