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TheBoard - Mechanical Keyboard Talk by Mechanical Keyboard Enthusiasts

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This series is all about Mechanical Keyboards, talking from switches, caps, DIY kits, hand-wired, cases, plates and more. If its about Mechanical Keyboards, we'll probably talk about it! As a sub-series is also the Mech Market Report, a weekly look at prices from the second-hand market on the MechMa… read more

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The Board - Stakeholder Engagement [44:05]

April 29th, 2023


This episode, I talk through the concept of Stakeholder Engagement, and a little on the Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode assessment, and how it could …

The Board - Happy Lunar New Year 2023 [45:47]

February 4th, 2023


Happy LNY!

Hope it is a happy and prosperous one for all that celebrate.

In this episode I talk about DnD OGL debacle; passion, quality, and excellence; and skillsets.

Additionally, go check out the interview with Tamas …

The Board - Happy New Year 2023 [30:24]

January 1st, 2023


Happy New Year!

A recap on 2023, and my hopes for whats coming up in 2023.

Stay safe, be good to each other, and until next time, Happy Clacking!

[The Board] Status Episode [40:24]

October 8th, 2022


Just another status episode, and future direction thoughts for The Board.

The Board - Hard enough to puke [53:13]

June 11th, 2022


Thanks for all your patience!

Link to the article -


Happy Clacking!

The Board - ACL I-CORE [51:18]

May 23rd, 2022


A bit of a later episode, but what does modelling cars in clay, hack and slash bonsai, and soy sauce making have to do with Keyboards?

What does the title even mean?

I guess you'd have to listen to find out :P

The Board - Scuffed Board Makers [1:04:21]

May 7th, 2022


A bit of update around the house, new competition for May, and then I hop onto discord for a chat with some locals who call themselves the most scuffed board makers on the discord.

The Board - A slap and then kick [43:25]

April 16th, 2022


What a two weeks its been. Slapped in the face with some unexpected problems with the house, and then a kick in the guts to follow up...

Well, we're …

The Board - Reno [50:14]

April 2nd, 2022


Bit of an unusual one this week, I pretty much just talk about the house renovations so if you're thinking of buying an older house and renovating …

The Board - Wet wet wet [53:40]

March 12th, 2022

Its been a hectic two weeks here, so the episode is a little somewhat slapdash.

Stay safe, stay dry, and catch you in a fortnight!

The Board - Gee em kay [55:23]

February 26th, 2022


Wet wet wet the weather has been these last two weeks, but really the main focus this week has been about GMK.


Be good to each other, and thank you for listening.

The Board - Hustlin [1:05:55]

February 12th, 2022


A week out of schedule, we get through the Jan winners for the competition and announce the Feb competition, plus mull over what taste changes and …

The Board - Social Media [58:33]

January 22nd, 2022


Wow, what a fortnight of stress chemicals relating to the house hunt, well, it certainly is a learning experience in managing stress and risk, but I still found some time to get some topics together.

This week I have a …

The Board - Happy New Year [57:07]

January 8th, 2022


Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Years, and are ready for another year of keyboards :)

I talk about TherminGoat's latest blog post, and some about what I experienced in doing a lot of typing …

The Board - Happy Holidays 2021 [54:44]

December 25th, 2021


The last episode for the year. Bit of a ramble I'm afraid, but thank you all for your love and support this year, and hope to talk to you again in …

The Board - How Do You Bend? [1:09:25]

December 4th, 2021


This fortnight's episode, I talk over a few things:

- Random CNC manu reaching out to me

- Owl Labs Flips

- PCB Bending

- Switch Sounds


Hopefully …

The Board - Flood Plains [53:53]

November 20th, 2021


Bit of a lacklustre episode, I certainly don't think its the best, but got to still make episodes right?

A few thoughts this week on if GBs need an additional check point/approval as part of the process, and also a few …

The Board - Much Disappoint [57:33]

November 6th, 2021


This week, I have a bit of extension from my last YouTube video (the review on the FBB keyboard carry case), as well as a bit of discussion around …

The Board - Transactionals [1:00:33]

October 23rd, 2021


This week's I have a bit of musing on buying/selling, and also what should we be thinking about in regards to false representation in products/buys …

The Board - Blending Pencils [1:02:18]

October 9th, 2021


Another fortnight, another episode, bit tangental, but some talk about how other communities stack up compared to keyboards, kinda.


Hope you're all well, take care and happy clacking :)

Our Instagram is at

The Board - Monte Carlo [55:52]

September 25th, 2021


Just thought I'd put down some thoughts related to the DKC that was announced, amongst a few topics this week.


Stay safe!


Our Instagram is at

You can also catch us on …

The Board - Slippery when Lubed [56:10]

September 4th, 2021


This week, I had a bit of musing about how objective lubing could get, and also depth of sound of switches.

Our Instagram is at

The Board - 5 Year Special Beep [25:15]

August 27th, 2021


Wow, 5 years.

Well, I spliced some stuff together. Hope the trip down some episode memories was good for you :)

Thanks for the support, and as always, until next time, Happy Clacking.

The Board - Lacklustre [40:19]

August 21st, 2021


A bit of a shorter episode this week, just a few random thoughts here and there.

Take care of yourselves!


The Board - How Many Review Units [1:08:16]

August 7th, 2021


A bit of talk on what cost might be involved in sending out review units and units to be sold to recover those costs.

Check out

The Board - Keyboard Olympics [39:54]

July 24th, 2021


Brain fried, shorter episode, olympics related.

Thanks for listening!

The Board - What is worth flexing? [1:04:42]

July 10th, 2021


Back for another episode, punch through some things from the last week and of course another month so another competition!

If you want to check out the Froggy75, the repo is here:


The Board - Whats in a Custom? [56:25]

June 26th, 2021


Back for another fortnight of updates in whats been happening here at The Board, plus another few musings on things I've had that are related to the mechanical keyboard hobby.

Our Instagram is at

The Board - Facing Flying Objects [56:57]

June 12th, 2021


Another fortnight, another lot of challenges, but you get to hear all about them!

The AllPCB link mentioned -


Our Instagram is at

The Board - Most Disappointed [1:01:34]

May 29th, 2021


After a few weeks hiatus, we're back with an episode, though practically half of it was just recapping why I hadn't done an episode for weeks.... uuuuummm sorry!

Hope the rest of the episode makes up for it with my …

The Board - Buying a Keyboard is like buying a house [58:58]

May 6th, 2021


Its been a few weeks so I figured I really should do another episode to update you all on whats been happening to The Board, and of course to draw …

The Board - Bread and Butter [51:43]

April 22nd, 2021


Last person standing in my household not down with some kind of illness this week, hoping to hold the fort...

I monologue through three discussion …

The Board - New Box Who This [56:44]

April 10th, 2021


New desktop, power issues, sound issues, so apologies if the audio was very saturated this episode.

Thanks for listening!

Our Instagram is at

The Board - Social Talk [1:08:40]

March 30th, 2021


In this episode, I hang out in a social discord and chat Mechanical Keyboards and chat through stuff in general. It was lot of fun!

Hope you enjoy!

Our Instagram is at

You …

The Board - Strats and Visions [54:13]

March 13th, 2021


This week, my work had a "All Hands" session to talk about the company strategy and vision for 2021, so it got me thinking about how it applies, if at all, to our keyboard community, and of course, my usual ramblings on …

The Board - What Arrrrrr Week [52:20]

March 1st, 2021


Feeling my age with some creaky joints and aching muscles, but still giving the old voice box a workout.

No links for this weeks episode.

Hope you …

The Board - Welcome Home NPKC [50:32]

February 16th, 2021


Back after a hectic CNY weekend with some food for thought.


Only one link this week, which is a great digest post thingy:

The Board - Check-in 08 FEB 21 [12:36]

February 8th, 2021


Just a short check-in on whats been happening over the last week, and what is coming up.

Cheers, and look after yourselves!

Our Instagram is at

You can also catch us on …

The Board - A Scorcher [47:58]

January 26th, 2021


A number of rip cracker hot days of late, but still getting in an episode with milkslug by my lap.

Links from this show of note:



The Board - Freedom [51:43]

January 18th, 2021


Back with an episode after two weeks of self-isolation. No links this week, but I talk through my experience in self-isolation and some of the things …

The Board - Desserts Backwards [46:51]

December 20th, 2020


Apologies for the lack of episode last week and short on this week, but I've been fully under the pump all week, and am still trying to decompress in …

The Board - Levels and Ranks [53:00]

December 9th, 2020


Delay on recording this week's episode was technically my wife's fault.... for bringing home too good a dinner!


This week's topic links:


The Board - One-Offs [56:45]

December 3rd, 2020


Sorry for the late episode, life got in the way a little, and inadvertent timing.


Topics this week -


The Board - Typing Samples [37:30]

November 23rd, 2020


This week, been a tad stressed, hot and humid, but I ramble through some things that happened this week, plus I finally get around to doing something with the typing samples from our September competition.

Gleam Link to …

The Board - Raffle Rumble [1:02:09]

November 14th, 2020


We continue on with the Adventures of Milkslug to start with, but then roll in to mention, and talk about a few keyboard related things. After all, …

The Board - Lights! [59:28]

October 24th, 2020


This week, our Patreon Shoutout from Jake reminds us to all be aware of what Suicide Prevention Resources are available to us in our countries. Please make sure you are aware of them, not necessarily for yourself, but …

The Board - Milk Slug [58:07]

October 17th, 2020


Back after a bit of a break with the newborn. Bit of backlog on some topics I had previously selected:


- Keycap Designers Information (

The Nappy - A Not Keyboard Related Episode [45:01]

October 4th, 2020


Just a bit of a debrief on the hectic week its been.


The Board - Discord Hopping [59:21]

September 12th, 2020


Pretty low effort episode this week, so low that I'm not even going to share it on Reddit (it'll be a good way to see how the listen numbers go to see if makes a difference!). I literally just chill out for a few …

The Board - Happy 4th Birthday [47:48]

September 5th, 2020


This week, we celebrate our 4th birthday of the show by drawing the competition for August, and a small number of topics.:



The Board - Drop It Like Its On Fire [1:04:25]

August 23rd, 2020


Oh boy, this week, Drop goes on a trifecta of discussion points, plus a few others:


The Board - Back to the House Hunt [1:03:02]

August 15th, 2020


This week, we didn't win the auction, but it gave me plenty to talk about!

- Keycult Statement -

The Board - The Culture Triangle [1:05:14]

August 9th, 2020


This week, the tension builds on the house hunt, and we talk through about:

- Consumer culture vs maker culture


The Board - B-Listing [1:05:03]

August 1st, 2020


This week, the house hunt continues, and we talk through about:


- B List

- Parallel vs Series Traces

- Soldering Experience

- Clack Fancy (

The Board - Gates Open [1:06:10]

July 25th, 2020


Update on the house hunting (Totally not keyboards haha) and some more thoughts on keeping the gates open on keyboard content.



The Board - C-Bombing [55:33]

July 18th, 2020


Switched microphones today for a bit of a test, and some topics that flow onto each other not too badly.

Some c-bombs dropped in the last topic at about the 34 minute mark onwards.


The Board - Not Cool [1:08:09]

July 2nd, 2020


A couple of rolled in topics this week with okay segues between them.



The Board - Food for Thought [1:03:04]

June 17th, 2020


This week, no links. A selection of things I was having thoughts about during the week instead to mull over.

- Flipping donated boards

- Hollow cases …

The Board - Licensing [47:52]

June 10th, 2020


The Board - Licensing [47:52]

This weeks topics -


Podcasting on [46:16]

April 8th, 2020


This week, still pushing on with my voice, and thank you to all of the good work in flattening the curve!

Topics this week:



Powering On [51:00]

April 1st, 2020


This week, giving my voice a run, still not 100% but gotta keep up with keeping you guys something to listen to.

Topics this week:


The Board - Update 21 March 2020 [11:08]

March 21st, 2020


5 simple rules:
1. Stay home
2. Don’t touch anything (when you go out)
3. Don’t touch anyone (when you go out)
4. Don’t touch your face
5. Wash your …

The Board - Wash your Hands [47:04]

March 11th, 2020


COVID-19 has struck close to work, so, make sure you wash your hands and keep your hygiene up, and for goodness sakes, don't hoard toilet paper!


This weeks topics:


The Board - 7 Secrets To [1:15:32]

March 4th, 2020


Back end of this episode is not about keyboards so if you're not interested, all good and thanks for listening!


The Board - Simulations [48:22]

February 25th, 2020


Back from a week off due to illness, I gab through the following topics:



The Board - Tangents [54:43]

February 11th, 2020


Very light on topics this week, so instead I go off on some tangents and not quite keyboard related spiel at the end.



The Board - Happy CNY 2020 [35:08]

January 28th, 2020


Happy Chinese New Year!

A short Episode today due to family circumstances and a hectic weekend.

A couple of topics:


The Board - Appealing [50:37]

January 21st, 2020


This week has seen a great number of community members coming forward with some great support for the Australian Bushfire appeals, so here's a shoutout to all of them, and links to their sales/raffles/auctions:


The Board - High and Low Switches [46:02]

January 14th, 2020


Sorry for the episode being a day late, its been a bit of quiet week of sorts on the community though.

Links for this week:


The Board - Seeing Out 2019 [28:45]

December 30th, 2019


Thank you all for a great 2019, wishing you all a safe and fantastic New Years with family and friends.


See you all in the New Year!



The Board - Christmas Special 2019 [1:15:58]

December 24th, 2019


Thank you to William and Anthony for their lovely thoughtful Christmas Secret Santa Gifts!

If you'd like to also read our Census data for the heck of …

The Board - 3000 [55:38]

December 16th, 2019


Hit that sweet 3000 milestone this week on YouTube, so go check out the video and giveaway!

Topics covered this hot windy week:


The Board - Smokey [54:39]

December 10th, 2019


Its been a horrid week for bushfires here in Sydney, and the city is shrouded in smoke, so this week's episode goes out with a lot of love for our firefighters who are risking their lives to save others. Thank you for …

The Board - Post 2019 Meetup [32:40]

December 2nd, 2019


A shorter episode than normal, just wrapping up on Sydney 2019 Meetup.


Our Instagram is at

You can also catch us on Patreon ( and if …

The Board - Hodge Podge of Topics [50:42]

November 25th, 2019


Back for another episode, bit all over the joint, but hey, that sounds like the Keyboard Community right? 

Topics touched on this week (hopefully not …

The Board - Open Source and Acrylics [51:13]

November 11th, 2019


This week, you can skip a bit if you want to at the start to get into the topics further along.

Topics covered this week include:



The Board - One on One with Ert (Oh, Keycaps!) [1:00:35]

November 3rd, 2019


Thanks to a request from Campbell one of our listeners, I got hold of one of the builders from Oh, Keycaps!, ahd have a great chat with Ert in …

The Board - Balls Drop'd [49:09]

October 28th, 2019


Back from a week off, my throat has recovered muchly, so thank you for your patience. This week, a double whammy on Drop's behaviours, plus some thoughts on beefing up keyboards for pro gamers.

The Census form and …

The Board - Throat Attack and the NTR [6:50]

October 21st, 2019


My throat has been under attack this week so my apologies in not getting out a proper episode this week.

Meanwhile, if you haven't, you can get in on …

The Board - Split Keyboard with Premium PBT and Toilet Lids [57:48]

October 14th, 2019



Another cracking episode of The Board Podcast, where I get a touch tongue tied in places.

Topics tongued about this week:


The Board - A bit of this, a bit of that [52:24]

October 8th, 2019


This week, a bit lighter on the keyboard topics but I get around to drawing September's competition, plus a chat on Safety and Leadership.

Related links:


The Board - Beating Daycare [47:40]

September 30th, 2019



Squeezing in an episode before the little one comes home from Daycare. As I write this she is literally curled up on the floor crying, so... just as well!Squeezing in an episode before the little one comes home from …

The Board - Time and Taxes [1:01:47]

September 16th, 2019


This week, I had a chillaxed weekend so todays episode is a a day later than normal. Stuff I talk about this week are:


The Board - Market Price [59:30]

September 8th, 2019


A full episode this week I think, a lot of fast skims through some times, and a bit more thoughts on one topic.


The Board - Conspiracy? [40:22]

September 1st, 2019


Another light week but not without a small amount of popcorn.

Happy Fathers Day to those its applicable to!



The Board - Special by Off The [1:17:35]

August 18th, 2019


This week, thanks have to go to two of the hosts from Off The Clack for stepping in and doing an episode on our behalf as I was away attending a wedding.


The show notes I was given was that they pretty much (and they …

The Board - Windy As [52:50]

August 10th, 2019


Caught in some strong cold winter winds yesterday so fighting a head cold at the moment.

Things talked about this week:


The Board - Full Episode [59:02]

August 4th, 2019


A full lengh episode for once.
A whole bunch of talking with practically no children interrupting!


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