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Issue 98 / Week 40 / 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 98

Rolco-60, ergohaven interview, Chosfox CFX samples, new discount, lots of meetups, etc.



Sander Boear's box-o-alps is an open-source PCB (actually two) in a classy lunchbox. ;)

GRIN Quern

Policium announced his GRIN Quern – an ergonomic keyboard with GRIN/Sagittarius layout and center trackpad.

The Snowslide

The Snowslide is an open-source monoblock split by Geob-o-matic.

Skyline keyboard

Mark Roukema's first custom build is the Skyline Keyboard – split, columnar stagger, splay, designed via Ergogen.


A wireless unibody split by Ladniy & Shiren: TK44.


Interview with ergohaven's Evgeny

Founder Evgeny answered some questions on the occasion of ergohaven turning one.


Cybertype is a clean and simple typing app by Manan Tank.

Tips & Tricks


The Elite-Pi is a new controller by Maple Computing – sporting an RP2040 chip while being compatible with the Pro Micro footprint.


The nice!view by u/Nicell is a low-power OLED display replacement with high refresh rate.

Keyboard Spotting

Rolitron Rolco-60

The Rolco-60 by Rolitron was a dedicated microcomputer for currency exchange facilities in the early '90s.


Gboard bar

The Gboard bar is the result of Google Japan's latest brainstorm.

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