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Offline King Icewind

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Spent a fair portion of the day today working on the prototype for a pretty hefty case for the Planck. It's CNC machined out of 1" thick aluminum and will be a nice high profile case. I'll post some more photos and videos soon.

Here's a short clip machining out the main pocket (first time running this CAM program, so it's a bit slow):

https://imgur.com/gallery/41AUNJ7/
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 May 2021, 19:45:26 by King Icewind »

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 19:10:38 »
Main pocket is finished. Still have to finish chamfering and engraving on the top.



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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 21:40:49 »
The engraving turned out really nice!



I also finished the engraving for the top: on to finishing the front, back, and bottom. My apologies on the light not being too great on these two pictures.



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Offline Timber Mech

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 20:24:23 »
Looking cool.

Going for standard tray mount or something custom?

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 May 2021, 21:44:25 »
Thanks! It will mount the same as it does with the OLKB cases (screw through the bottom/thread into PCB). It will just be a direct swap, shouldn't even have to remove any keycaps or switches.

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 May 2021, 07:09:40 »
Finished up the facing and engraving. Only a few ops left.





Short little video: https://i.imgur.com/1Akv124.mp4

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 15 May 2021, 08:22:56 »
It’s finally done! There’s a few adjustments to make but it looks great. Without the PCB, switches, and keycaps it weighs over 2lbs. You can view more photos here. A post in the GB subforum is pending.





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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 14:35:36 »
What is that knob? Looks really nice.

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 16:14:32 »
That’s a 44mm knob for the Twokey. I may do a CNC milled enclosed case version rather than the plate kit in the upcoming few weeks. https://www.keysofkings.com/shop/keyboards/macropad/twokey-v1/

The knob in the pictures on the site are one I CNC turned, the knob seen above is a purchased knob included with the kits.

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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 11:46:22 »
Here’s a video showcasing the Gallant case.


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Re: Project: High profile Aluminum CNC Milled case for the Planck
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 20 May 2021, 11:48:02 »
Those thicc bezels do look fine