Kurplop’s ergonomic keyboard • This ergonomic, self-build keyboard by kurplop offers non-staggered keys and an integrated trackball. An epitome of custom, personal keyboard building.
Lowpoly's last MiniGuru prototype • First conceived in 2008, and many times copied since then, this famous 61-key keyboard with trackpoint was in development again this year.
Matt3o's Bianca • A great example of community effort in design and building a custom keyboard, conceived and driven by matt3o, the Bianca is Teensy-driven and has a stabiliser-free layout and a layered case.
Ne0phyte's Tiny Hacking Keyboard • The THKB is a 40% keyboard. After losing earlier designs in a hard disk crash, ne0phyte picked up this great project again. Only amateurs need more than 39 keys.
Wcass' XTant keyboard • A long-running project, the XTANT is an amazing effort by wcass to bring the IBM PC XT into the 21st century. A new PCB and barrel frame allow for a modern layout.
And the Wingnut for Best self-build keyboard 2014, as voted for by the members of deskthority, goes to...