Keyboard Builders' Digest
Save 5% at — discount code: KBDNEWS
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Inspiration


Introducing lulu - a design by boardsource_xyz based on the Lily58.

Published on July 4, 2021 by

lulu, Boardsource's newest case and PCB offering, is a 58 key split keyboard based on the popular Lily58 layout.

Shortly after opening and stocking our store the popularity of the Lily58 was apparent, and the layout's ability to convert people who only observed the hobby from afar into passionate and enthusiastic participants was remarkable.

Each half of the lulu is constructed from two main sections, the top half (with integrated plate) is made from machined aluminum offered in three distinct anodized colors: silver, charcoal, and a very fun plum.

Sitting below the aluminum on each half is injection molded frosted polycarbonate bottom pieces, and diffusing the lulu’s underglow.

The lulu case and PCB is offered separately during Group Buy, and the lulu case is 100% backwards compatible with the current Lily58 solderable PCB.

Published on Sun 4th Jul 2021. Featured in KBD #33 (source).


Custom Iris case

A custom open-source Iris case by COrthbandt with light diffuser layer.


Rit dyeing a case

Making a case look less like plastic and more like glass - video by avgsgn.


3D printed BM43 case

Commercial_Dinner989 has shared his second 3D printed project, a case for a BM43 PCB.


Open-source Zodiark cases

Levener created different versions of 3D printable cases for the Zodiark by Split Logic Keyboards.