Keyboard Builders’ Digest / Issue 43

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Hi <<First Name>>,

Here are 12 things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. I published a keyboard/part shop database listing 250 stores from all around the world (and growing). Discount codes coming in. Check it out.

  2. The Choctopus44 by Routa Keebs is practically a low-pro Reviung with thumb arcs.

  3. Another ergo monoblock angled keyboard with some unique features by u/cdc_mkb. Publishing it as open-source was inspired by KBD! :)

  4. Croaky4: u/Superkelp's first attempt at a PCB & case design – an open-source macropad.

  5. The Manibus is a split ergo aluminum keyboard by u/DrFish96 featuring magnetic wrist rests.

  6. MCC is a cylindrical keycap profile by u/MoErgo who also teases us with a mysterious new keyboard.

  7. W60 is an open-source, 3D-printed, handwired, hotswap keyboard by u/wlard.

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

  9. STLs of theGiddyNorse's tenting solution for his Lily58.

  10. Keyboard spotting: RedCowl80 got this nice Chicony Kb-5160 for free from a recycling center he frequents.

  11. Introducing the 1x2: bringing a 25 year old keyboard sin back from the grave and on to your desk! Committed by u/jonathansouter.

  12. Don’s The Board podcast turns 5 (!) and SharktasticA’s IBM knowledge base 2. Congratulations!

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This issue’s supporters, Jeremy Kitchen, AikenJG, @keebio, u/chad3814, @kaleid1990, Eugenie, sebastian siggerud, ajoflo, siriximi, cdc, Jose Almeida & 1 anonymous donor.

Thanks so much! Making this issue wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

Behind the Scenes

This week’s topics of my behind the scenes series on BMC (available for members and one-time supporters):

“Behind the Keyboard vendor database, new promo codes, moving my home office, MOMOKA Frogs save the day, pearls cast before swine (me).

Read it here

Weekly keyboard art

Fellow Redditor i_like_miniwheats drew a Gateron GeekMaker Keyfirst Cream (source)

And finally, the news with pics…

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