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Issue 99 / Week 41 / 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 99

Quick news, Issue 98 follow-up, new shops, new donor, meetup database update, etc.


Squeezebox v2209

Peter Lyons announced Squeezebox v2209, the latest iteration of his distinctive ergo keyboard.


Joe Scotto keeps churning out his handwired designs. This time the ScottoFly.


The mekko5X is an ortholinear cyberdeck by sporewoh.

Typewriter turned into a computer

Artillect converted his Brother typewriter into a Linux terminal – with documentation and files.

Foldable split cyberdeck

An authoritative split cyberdeck that folds – files shared by legion.ultimedia.


Kemove K68

I reviewed the K68, a budget 65% keyboard by Kemove.

Tips & Tricks

Värdera keycaps

Värdera is a low-profile Choc-compatible keycap – STLs shared by braindefender.

nice!view on 4-pin PCBs

A photolog by beekeeb: putting nice!view displays on a 4-pin PCB.

Hotswap switch plate?

An interesting concept by @kgnwsknf_chef: switch plate turned into main PCB via pin headers.

Updated hotswap sockets

It seems there were some changes made to the Kailh hotswap sockets.

Keyboard Spotting

Abekas A72

An Abekas A72 digital character generator spotted by u/drake9800.

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