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Issue 94 / Week 36 / 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:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 94

Fusion of hobbies, reunion, quick news, new vendors & coupons, meetups, donors.



A split keyboard family by u/james_sa with a central controller piece: Pragmatic.


Ottimo's Alphalpha built by u/wayduh.


Paperplane is a highly customizable modular case system by Fuankee.

Emblem aka BTA

Tenstaana came up with Emblem aka BTA, another feature-rich monoblock design.


Infernum is a sub-40% keyboard with Katana layout – designed by Hai_Zeus.


Interview with Pekaso-san

I asked Pekaso-san, one of the most influential members of the Japanese mechanical keyboard scene, about his weekly show on Youtube and related side gigs.


TKC Blackberry review

TKC Blackberry switches reviewed by u/ThereminGoat.

Tips & Tricks

Tilted thumb key

A 3D-printed tilted keycap for a more comfortable thumb cluster.

Keyboard Spotting

BBC Micro

Keybordle spotted a BBC Micro in London's science museum, giving an opportunity to mention its historic role.


Skateboard keyboard

A wooden keyboard case made out of old skateboard decks – by u/ansedehenle.

This issue was made possible by the donations of:, PCBWay, MoErgo Glove80, Aiksplace, u/chad3814, @keebio, @kaleid1990, Cyboard, Sean Grady,, u/motfalcon, cdc, MKUltra, kiyejoco, Bob Cotton, KEEBD, FFKeebs, Richard Sutherland, @therick0996, Joel Simpson, Christian Mladenov, Spencer Blackwood, Yuan Liu, Jacob Mikesell, littlemer-the-second, Upgrade Keyboards, Davidjohn Gerena, Christian Lo, Fabian Suceveanu, Daniel Nikolov, u/eighty58five, anonymous

Your support is crucial to help this project to survive.

Discussion over at r/mk!