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Issue 88 / Week 30 / 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 13 entries in this issue:

Editorial

Behind the Scenes of Issue 88

Twitter anniversary, photographing issues, vendor database update, giveaway result, etc.


Projects

Dilemma keyboard

u/Fmcraft published his Dilemma – a 5x3+2 split keyboard with trackpad.


Arachnophobe

Sadek Baroudi's Arachnophobe is a 30-key choc/mx monoblock split using any Seeed XIAO controller.


rae-dux

Andrew Rae's rae-dux, a 36-key wire- and diodeless split keyboard, built by u/melze.


Ortholily

The split Ortholily is ortholinear, 3D-printed, handwired – and it's marcdosh575's first keyboard design.


Cockpit keyboard

Cockpit is a hotswap handwired monoblock split mechanical keyboard by ozkan.


MiRage MK2

Zack Freedman talks about his MiRage Mk2, an ortho split with eInk display.


Community

MBK Legend GB G-Board buyers sought

Buyers who ordered their MBK Legend caps from G-Boards haven't received their sets. Reach out to FKcaps if you are one of them.


Tools

0xB2 - splinky controller

0xB2 - splinky is a Pro-Micro/Elite-C replacement development board by plut0nium – with USB-C and RP2040.


Tips & Tricks

CFX keycap

CFX is a new low-pro keycap profile: 16.5x16.5mm square caps available at Chosfox in different colors.


Doubleshot MDA?!

My impressions and a photodump of the doubleshot MDA "This Is Plastic" by MelGeek.


Stacked Corne case

Full body stacked Corne case open-sourced by u/atlantesque.


Keyboard Spotting

Hottek 1KB101 keyboard

A Hottek 1KB101 keyboard with HTK switches – reviewed by Chyrosran22.


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

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

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