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KBD Time Machine

What happened in the DIY keyboard building scene this time around 1(-2-3) years ago? This page simply lists some posts from the archive to temporarily rescue them from oblivion.

Around this time last year

Designing Keycaps for Fun and Profit

A quick overview of Matt3o’s [x|10-years experience in the mechanical keyboard industry] before delving into future projects including a collaboration with GMK.
November 30, 2022 (more)

Year of the Ortho: sporewoh's 2022

Christian Lo (a.k.a. sporewoh), a rabid ortholinear fan, outlines his [x|experimental projects] and provides a behind the scenes look of his highlights of the year. (more)
November 30, 2022


This angled monoblock keyboard by dj_edit dubbed [x|TeeShirt] comes in three different sizes. (more)
November 30, 2022

On the Japanese MK calendars

Some thoughts about the [x|tradition of MK advent calendars] in the Japanese DIY keyboard community. As the 0th day post of the first KBD.NEWS Advent Calendar. (more)
November 30, 2022

Admiral’s Shark-tastic IBM updates of 2022!

Kali aka Sharktastica, expert and enjoyer of vintage IBM keyboards, looks back at some of the [x|accomplishments and events of the last year]. (more)
November 29, 2022

The Handwiring Guy

Joe Scotto, the self-proclaimed “Handwiring Guy” sums up his last few months [x|designing and building handwired keyboards]. (more)
November 29, 2022


Ikeji's [x|Pittheus] is a foldable monoblock keyboard with a clever hinge mechanism. (more)
November 29, 2022

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

Ben Vallack shares his [x|free-fall into the custom keyboard rabbit hole] where things keep getting weirder and weirder. (more)
November 29, 2022

SS4H-EK Video Editing Keypad

An open-source, wooden video editing keypad by Sokolsok: the [x|SS4H-EK]. (more)
November 29, 2022

Keyboard Case Design

Sadek Baroudi provides a detailed walkthrough of [x|how he designs 3D models] – Starting with a PCB, and ending with a model that you can export for 3D printing. (more)
November 28, 2022


The [x|swweeep] is an open source, wireless only split keyboard with nice!view support. Committed by u/sadekbaroudi. (more)
November 28, 2022

simplyKeeb S60

The [x|S60] is a member of the simplyKeeb family designed by Geaz84. Split, 60 keys, open source. (more)
November 28, 2022

Squeezebox Scorecard

Peter Lyons reviews [x|results of over a dozen experimental DIY keyboard feature prototypes] he has built within the Squeezebox R&D and how each fared in hindsight. (more)
November 27, 2022

The Data Driven Future of Switches

The always verbose and never short on switches ThereminGoat gives his take on the [x|data he has collected] with switches in the previous year as well as what the future may hold for such. (more)
November 27, 2022