Issue 9 / Week 2 / 2021
Another Monday, another hand-picked selection of last week's content from a keyboard builder's perspective. Posts that may teach you something, make you think and contribute to the common knowledge of the DIY builder community.
There are 19 entries in this issue:
Fifi is a 3x5 split by LooksCouldKale with open source plate and PCB.
Oddball is a split keyboard by tullonator featuring a trackball. Exhaustive documentation and source files.
This hexagonal split ergo by HellIsBurnin comes with in-depth documentation and a teaser.
An attempt to recreate the Symbolics LISP keyboard by lispnick.
A handwired 60% by The-Tower-Of-Owls with build log and custom firmware.
Converting and retrobrighting a Geac library terminal by jsheradin with photolog.
MBK Legend brought to you by _tectonicplate and fk-caps. (You won't see many GBs here, but low profile caps in short supply deserve some promotion.)
The Kailh Polia tactile switch falls short of clacklabs's expectations (video).
Hyperglide Cherry MX Black review (video) by _veelut.
In-depth Novelias switch review and historic overview as you can expect from ThereminGoat.
Tips & Tricks
A free 60% plate by seh0nky (DXF).
A sound test of riskable's Hall effect keyboard introduced in KBD Issue 5.
Noise reduction tips from toumorokoshi with actual measurements (source).
The comms station from a previous Air Force One used by Eisenhower to Nixon (shot by MuddyFire).
A launchpad by breck to the history of different symbols used on a keyboard (source).
The GIGA40 is a strange concept of mujimanic with features like replaceable cartridge and serial connector (more pics).
A 3D printed stenography keyboard by kazimchi.
A custom keyboard for stenography by silly_world.
A motorized slider by Pawnerd.