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>>64889254
There's not really a whole lot of guides on the matter, but there's not much to understand either. Matt3o has a guide to handwiring keyboards on deskthority, take a look at that and get an idea of how a keyboard matrix works. The rest is just a matter of choosing your components and making sure that they fit together (e.g. a plate that fits your switches, etc.)
Other than that, I'm guessing there's some information on deskthority and geekwhack, I never looked into that stuff much myself.
>>64889319 Also this, it's generally simple enough business, looking at the builds of some other people should give you an idea as to how it's done.


>>64889269
The laser-cutters I have access to are trotec speedy 4000/3000 models, other than that I own two 3D printers.
There's also two CNC mills which could be used to mill wood and possibly even metal, but I still have to learn how to use those myself before I offer others to make shit with those for them.

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>>63044466
GMK/EnjoyPBT sets have that kind of cockslap iirc. Not sure if SP also offers that with their caps, but you should be buying EnjoyPBT anyway.

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>>60157825
IT'S FUCKING EASY I BUILT MY FURST BOARD WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING HOW A KEYBOARD MATRIX WORKS AND IT TURNED OUT JUST FINE

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>>59038187
Yeah, I actually had to fix that later since everything after it didn't work.

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>>58679884
I used target 3001 when I started (not to say that I know a whole lot more other than how to do a basic-ass layout now). They've got a whole wiki of tutorials on how to use it, it's quite straightforward business actually

http://www.ibfriedrich.com/en/index.html

Also what the other anon said; you can't get cheaper than handwiring.

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>>57738486
>Would you recommend it for fun and to try gat clears?
Absolutely. I can't compare it to other chinaboards since it's the only one I had my hands on, but it's a solid keyboard. Doesn't have any fancy bells and whistles such as full programmability or fancy-ass lighting, but for a basic keyboard with a comfy layout, it's a very good choice.

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>>57310608
There's decent to good one's in just about any price range. What's your budget?

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>>57238118
Look anon, if you want to replace shit ABS with shit ABS then be my guest.

Telling you to spend your money as you please is not an argument in the first place, it's a nice way of telling you to fuck off.

Schlaf gut Herbert.

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>>57144313
Is there any way to cut that stuff without industrial-grade machinery?

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>>56655028
Don't buy corshit. There's plenty of kits out there, but if you're just getting into things Is recommend a pre-built board, Ducky makes good ones if you're into fancy lights.

>>56655066
Did you burn yourself with the soldering iron?

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>>56524063
Just make a PCB and plate that fits the pocket, this isn't rocket science

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>>56493297
Yeah I know, maybe I'll end up setting up wordpress and then embedding that into my website once I've got that stuff running.

I just bought the domain name last week (was one buck for a year), but I haven't even bothered finding out how to do anything beyond that yet. Guess that'll be something for this weekend, along with finishing up the AEK II build.

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>>56215143
>when really what we're here to talk about is engineering

Not really. This thread is just about mechanical keyboard accessories as it is about the engineering behind them.

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>>56094924
>You're not a keyboard right?
I identify as one

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>>56065557
You could put in different switches, or just replace the keycaps. That's about as much as you can do with your specifications.

>>56065572
I remember you. White SKCM alps, right? I remember you were going to hook it up to a teensy? What went wrong?

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>>55407270
Feel nice to use with a high degree of modularity.

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>>55267393
Pretty much what this (>>55267430) anon posted. Handwiring a keyboard matrix is ridiculously simple. You just make rows with the diodes and columns with your wire and then hook that up to the controller, the rest is a matter of configuring your matrix in the firmware (also really simple business).

>>55267379
Which exact part of the wiring are you referring to?
Those uninsulated wires you're seeing in this (>>55266886) picture are just the contacts of the diodes, connected with solder, both of which you can find on aliexpress (or just about anywhere for that matter).

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-sales-100g-0-8mm-60-40-Tin-Lead-Solder-Wire-Rosin-Core-Soldering-2-Flux/32432310412.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_8,searchweb201602_1_10017_405_507,searchweb201603_10&btsid=e152d211-72c9-4707-bacb-2688d8918b9a

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>>55174245
It's a quickfire TK.

It's quite meh in my opinion. The plastic case is flimsy and the metal plate is quite thin too, it has some flex if you put it on the stand-ups. And the bottom row is beyond retarded. I like the idea of the numpad/navigation keys block, but I think it would have made more sense to implement those via a momentary modifier rather than having to press num-lock every time you want to switch and then press it again to switch back.

Did I mention that the bottom row is retarded? It's really my main gripe with this thing, though I got it from a friend for 30 bucks, so I can't really complain. I don't really use it since it has browns, will probably replace them with gateron blacks and subject it to the same fate as the magicforce so I can make the layout a bit more sensible.

>>55174264
What you posted is the DSA profile. SA profile is what you'd be looking for if you want something more old fashioned.

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>>54689909
I dunno, I've only got a magicforce so far.

Though I'm running linux now, so I guess that'll compensate for the lack of thin pbt.

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>>54669888
Considering that it was the first time I even dealt with code directly in my life outside of the terminal, I'd say it went quite well.

I was slow as shit in understanding what I'm supposed to do when reading the instructions, and I had to redo some minimal parts of the wiring around the arrow keys since I had it set up in a rather stupid manner at the start.

Firmware-wise it's really simple, I'd say that the largest potential for things being a pain lies in fitting the keymap to your hardware, but there wasn't anything I couldn't solve by just taking a proper look at either the hardware configuration or the code.

It may feel like you have no idea what you're doing at first (at least that's how I felt), but once you start getting knees deep into setting up your firmware you start to understand things quite quickly.

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>>54209565
I have a magicforce and I can very much vouch for it. Great price/performance.

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>>54092451
The ones on the rocks?

That's one guy with some keyboards.

There's a fair amount of people with keyboards in this thread.

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Controller coming soon.

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>>54025954
Thanks, though the columns don't look as elegant as rows of diodes.

>>54025997
Sorry for my delay in replying to your email. I'll get back to you tomorrow.



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