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Issue 95 / Week 37 / 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 12 entries in this issue:


Behind the Scenes of Issue 95

More interviews in the making, new shops and discounts, new meetups, monthly donations at 21% of goal.



Tamago324 published his nowt36, a classy angled monoblock split.


SST60 – an open-source RP2040-based PCB by u/PM_ME_A_SHOWER_BEER.


Skribbles4420 shared the files of his OpenOT, a 5x11 ortholinear keyboard with an integrated trackball.


Lily Rose is working on a cute standalone trackball: the beeball.


Try switches for free

Milktooth launched a new service offering switch testers for free.

Three years of Admiral Shark's Keyboards

Shark's site, stuffed with vintage IBM related content, turned three.

Tips & Tricks

Flexible transparent PCB

PCBWay now offers flexible transparent PCBs, based on PET.

Homemade keycaps

Some elegant homemade low-pro keycaps – posted by hide-key.

CFX homing keys and more

Chosfox announced an extended range of their low-profile CFX keycaps: homing keys and various larger sizes have been added.

Keyboard Spotting

OG Cherry / Aftermarket Apple II/II+ Keyboard

Fizzgiggity posted a gorgeous aftermarket Apple II/II+ keyboard, his latest acquisition.


Split Banana

The wireless Split Banana by u/dapperrogue is another take on his Banana macropad.

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