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MrBishop Builds an ErgoDox mod
« on: Sat, 09 April 2016, 15:18:05 »
So i have kind of had my eye on the ErgoDox for awhile. One day a customer of mine approached me about building one. happy happy happy!

you all know the song and dance. i'll try to include resources as i can. but many can be googled just like i did.
ergodox.org
digikey
mechanicalkeyboards.com
github - ergodox offical case (i started here and modified)

here we go!

electronics. pretty basic. nothing really fancy here with the exception that i made the USB mini connector by hand soldering the connector i bought from Digikey (pain in the butt let me tell you)
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case design is abit different than the standard layered case. 3 pieces instead of 5 with the acrylic mid plate hidden inside the wooden outer frame. optimized for CNC machining.

i'm waiting on the customers final decision but this is the basic design so far.

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Re: MrBishop Builds an ErgoDox mod
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 April 2016, 15:18:29 »
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Re: MrBishop Builds an ErgoDox mod
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 12 April 2016, 17:32:48 »
prototype progress

forgive the cracked material. laminate board is horrible to work with especially the really cheap stuff. but its great for prototyping ;D
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Re: MrBishop Builds an ErgoDox mod
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 12 April 2016, 17:48:07 »

One day a customer of mine approached me about building one.


The best!

Now you can build a prototype to ship out and learn all the pitfalls to avoid when you build your own!
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Re: MrBishop Builds an ErgoDox mod
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 12 April 2016, 18:26:58 »

One day a customer of mine approached me about building one.


The best!

Now you can build a prototype to ship out and learn all the pitfalls to avoid when you build your own!

indeed. and i'll get the opportunity to test drive this thing to see if i even like it.

its also allowing me the opportunity to develop a case i can market.

how pretty would a solid wood ergodox frame be ;)
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Build to give back, 40% | Alps/Matias Removal ToolUltraHack 67% Hackdura  | ErgoDox case