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Issue 84 / Week 26 / 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:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 84

New discounts, new donor, in the mailbox, giveaway results, KBD.NEWS is in holiday mode.


Projects

Zaphod Lite

Pete Johanson published his Zaphod Lite, a hand solderable version of the original Zaphod – a feature-rich low-pro wireless monoblock split.


LHM keyboard

Max published a video on designing and building his 26-key minimalistic split, the LHM keyboard.


Hand-wired wireless 30%

A pretty unconventional handwired wireless noname 30% perpetrated by u/frozeninfate.


OpenEx trackball

OpenEx is an open-source QMK-powered trackball by u/Skribbles4420 – inspired by the Kensington Expert.


Community

Hackaday contest

There's a keyboard contest (sort of) going on at Hackaday.


Review

DCX: honest review

Drop's DCX keycaps reviewed by u/ConcreteSnake.


Tips & Tricks

Forged carbon keycaps

Something different: forged carbon keycaps by u/GalaxKeys.


Anodized aluminum MBK/MCC

MoErgo's Stephen announced an anodized aluminum version of both the MBK and MCC profiles.


Keyboard Spotting

Luxor ABC77

A 1984 Luxor ABC77 keyboard from the Swedish army posted by u/sadolf.


Inspiration

Keeblurk set

A laser etched custom low-profile MCC set: Keeblurk by u/keeblurk.


This issue was made possible by the donations of:
PCBWay, splitkb.com, MoErgo Glove80, u/chad3814, Aiksplace, @keebio, @kaleid1990, u/motfalcon, Sean Grady, ghsear.ch, cdc, Bob Cotton, kiyejoco, FFKeebs, Richard Sutherland, @therick0996, Joel Simpson, Nuno Leitano, KEEBD, Spencer Blackwood, Lev Popov, Christian Mladenov, Yuan Liu, Davidjohn Gerena, Alexey Alekhin & Fabian Suceveanu.

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!
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