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3D Mech keyboard

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3D Mech keyboard by WildPanic Mar 20, 2015
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3D Mech keyboard

You will need: 20 gage copper wire, the microcontroller is a Teensy 2.0, doides are 1N4148 and the switches are Cherry MX Greens.

Keycaps (not my design) :

Great places to start:
http://planckkeyboard.com/ &

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If anyone needs cherry mx black keyswitches (2 wire and 4 wire versions) message me. I'm in USA

Did you post or found the key caps model somewhere ? On the pictures they seems 3d printed too.

Nice little project.

Parametric Cherry MX/Alps Keycap for Mechanical Keyboards

What dimensions are needed for under the plate the switches snap into? I'm designing a custom board myself and wonder about spacing. Also, could you maybe put up a build onto instructables? That would be a cool process to see. Plus, I'm not sure what the first piece is for. :)

I used these instructions from gizmodo as the starting place for wiring my numpad (https://www.thingiverse.com/make:300273):

Its easier than you think - just lots of diodes :) - there is a picture of the matrix wired for my numpad as well for reference. You don't need to be an expert at soldering, just go slow and pay attention to the direction of the diodes.

And this firmware for the teensy 2.0 is awesome and the online builder is really easy to use:

5x5 Numpad

http://cherrycorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/mx_dim.gif <------ Switch size info I used

The little single hole is to set the tolerances for your particular printer.