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Thumb paddle

Open-source thumb paddles by Troy Fletcher – for activating switches with less thumb motion.

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SKUF keyboard feet

The open-source SKUF is an attempt to standardize the rubber feet used for custom mechanical keyboard projects.

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Zeal Clickiez

Zeal's new clicky switch features a secondary spring leaf which can turn the switch into a tactile or linear.

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Single-handed ergo keyboard/layout

A great one-handed keyboard project by key-yack with lots of ideas and links to related resources.

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Stenotypy / Spellbook

Stenotypy (aka Spellbook) is a true QWERTY steno dictionary with a couple thousand entries by solomonkimrey.

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Radio interference regulations and keyboards

As Pylon points out, your custom keyboard is probably illegal. A post on radio interference testing regulations.

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Turn on/off clickiness

A macropad by Anis-mit-I that is switchable between clicky and linear.

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Japanese Keyboard Advent Calendar

The Keyboard Advent Calendar features blog posts by revered authors of the Japanese keyboard community. Curated by Yoichirou.

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Doubleshots from 1988

Doubleshots do wear out over time. Photo taken by jsheradin.

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Splatter painted keycaps

Human_Evolution shares his experiences with splatter painting a keyboard in the '80/90s style.

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Cyberpunk OLED glitch

A cool OLED glitch animation by Aleks with open-source firmware and bitmap frames.

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Keycaps from bottle caps

LODGE, a Japanese makerspace offers workshops where you can make your own keycaps from bottle caps.

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Skådis made keeb-friendly

The familiar Skådis pegboard made keeb-friendly by jk_pens.

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Extreme tenting

Minimalist high-angle tenting by macroxue.

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QWERTY scores by language

Data visualizer desfirsit investigated which language is easiest to type on a QWERTY keyboard.

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Moving on to the next phase of Keebio

Danny, founder of Keebio, writes about the ups and downs of running a keyboard shop.

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Hinged keyboard wall mount

Keep Raspberry Pi 400 keyboard out of the way with sozman's 3D printed hinged keyboard supports.

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Caps Word and other QMK tips

A QMK keymap with short blog posts by Mental_General_5445 explaining tricks like autocorrection, Caps Word, getting Shift keys right, etc.

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USB-C Pro Micro issues

Difference in routing of some USB-C Pro Micro clones reported by hellmoneywarriors.

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Imitating various layouts

Imitating various ergo keyboard layouts with Zebra. Posted by key-yack.

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A low profile socketing method

An easy method for low profile socketing with standard 24 pin wide socket. Posted by atlantesque.

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GMK color samples

Sample caps from the GMK Colour Ring shot by flehrad with various backgrounds and different light temperatures.

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Pimoroni trackball support in ZMK

Coded, built and tested by cdc_mkb on a Zephirum, Pimoroni PIM447 trackball is now supported in ZMK firmware.

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Double-keyboard ergonomics

Years of pain solved by a really obvious keyboard tweak.

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Slide mount wooden case

With minimal experience, eBay scrapwood, popsicle sticks and a hand saw bruh-iunno made his own wooden case.

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