Keyboard Builders’ Digest / Issue 42

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Hey <<First Name>>,

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

  1. The Osprey is xapheau's open-source unibody ergonomic keyboard with columnar staggering.

  2. Source files of Tweetydabirdie's DaNumPads are available on GitHub.

  3. Adjustable keyboard columns with modular PCBs for prototyping – this time with magnets by key-yack.

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

  5. A solar wireless keyboard that never has to be plugged in. Committed by SouthPawEngineer.

  6. Showcasing the Riskeyboard 70's features, riskable introduces the GEM profile created with his Keycap Playground tool.

  7. Hm. The T-34/0 layout by jonas_h features a repeater key which would be the 12th most frequent “letter” based on his corpus.

  8. TTC Wild linears reviewed by ThereminGoat.

  9. A video by Don drew my attention to Mountain Keyboards, a new Australian shop offering recycled aluminium keycaps with environmentally friendly packaging and a socially responsible twist.

  10. This follow-up shot by gidders369 demonstrates the effect of WD-40 on some switches treated 1 year ago.

  11. A cool retro terminal in a Hugh Jeffreys video. Don't watch this while you're eating...

  12. Keyboard spotting: TerraElaya found this gorgeous NOS Dell AT101W with black Alps.

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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):

“Scam attempt, giveaway winning streak -- I must be in possession of the secret method, sustainable keyboard hobby, new tool in the making. Issue 41 follow-up and brutal monthly visitor record.”

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Weekly keyboard art

Holy Panda Ramen Shop by Anorakku (source & shop)

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