Keyboard Builders’ Digest / Issue 39

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Hey <<First Name>>,

Here are 15 things I thought were worth sharing this week:

  1. is on Twitter now.

  2. The open frame design of this Dactyl flex by remus49 supports pivoting thumb keys and adjustable tenting.

  3. The rISOtho is an ortholinear-ISO mashup by _eLRIC.

  4. Innovation: The cool-looking variable force leaf spring mount by _dvsn_.

  5. Project updates: The open-source through-hole Framework by stevennguyen has a new component cover.

  6. Foam and plate files for Foostan's unibody Cornelius released.

  7. TeXitoi's KeySeeBee has a new fat switch plate, sitting on the PCB.

  8. Accessories: Baji is a 3D printable Minidox Case by Metafalls_.

  9. A 3D printable nice!nano holder by Nathanielks for Fmcraft's TBK Mini.

  10. Tips: Make your own set of keycaps with silicone molds and UV-curable resin. Keycap casting tutorial by Adafruit.

  11. A one-handed writer’s search for the perfect mechanical keyboard reveals some personal experiences and a unique perspective.

  12. Keyboard spotting: The IBM System 32 is built into a desk and its "display" is a tractor feed printer.

  13. Eye candy: check the blue wave profile (side view) of this Chyron battleship (used to update a scoreboard at a baseball stadium).

  14. A photo from the Science Museum in London opened up a whole new world to me: that of printing telegraphs.

  15. Outside of the box: The Key-Flex by Seth Garlock is not just unique, it also led me to Douglas Engelbart's work and The Mother of All Demos from 1968.

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Behind the Scenes

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

“Lots of changes in the background, Issue 38 follow-up, most popular posts, developments, Twitter, new ideas, to-do and priority list.”

Read it here

Weekly keyboard art

“Got this little switch tattoo the other day. Mechanical Keyboards UK representing — emyr_bleddyn.”

And finally, the news with pics…

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