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Offline linuxleah

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DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 16:51:15 »
So, I'm working on building my dream keeb... and I have only the faintest ideas of how to add folding legs/feet to the thing.

Spare keyboard feet are easy to come by, but the mounts that they attach into... not so.

Other than designing a bespoke leg mechanism, how can I tackle this? I've googled a bit, but to no avail.

Offline nevin

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 17:05:19 »
you talking about the normal ones usually found on the bottom of most off the shelf keyboards?
270113-0

or something like tenting legs for a split keyboard?
https://ergodox-ez.com/collections/accessories/products/tilt-tent-kit?variant=16101844419
270115-1

or the apple extended keyboard's mono-foot
« Last Edit: Mon, 07 June 2021, 17:14:12 by nevin »
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Offline linuxleah

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 17:17:03 »
The normal ones, like on an off-the-shelf keeb. I don't even wanna THINK about engineering a mono-foot, lol. And I deffo don't want anything sticking out from the sides.

Offline nevin

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 17:23:29 »
take one apart and take some measurements. you can see the shape of typical flip out feet in the 1st picture.

you'll need to create a recess for the foot to go into, so the board sits flat when not in use. when flipped out, the recess will act as a stop for the foot.

or you can use something like these
https://www.amazon.com/ForHe-Mechanical-Keyboard-Anodized-Aluminum/dp/B07WSV3SD4
« Last Edit: Mon, 07 June 2021, 17:25:39 by nevin »
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Offline Findecanor

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 07 June 2021, 19:06:29 »
I'd suggest the cones with bumpers. Also found on Aliexpress and sometimes on eBay.

Or how about magnets? (Image of Drop ALT).
Man must shape his tools lest they shape him
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Offline linuxleah

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 08 June 2021, 01:28:54 »
I actually really like the old-skool folding feet.... hmm, I may just have to search thingiverse for something with folding feet.

Offline nevin

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 05:34:06 »
Yeah there are a number there or findstl
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Offline linuxleah

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 06:11:21 »

Offline nevin

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Re: DIY keyboard folding legs/feet/stands?
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 11 June 2021, 07:04:30 »
nice. would work with any split build. will bookmark for reference.
... want more tenting... just make longer legs
... want it to lay flat.... put one of the holders in each corner (or a piece the same height as the holder)
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