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Offline heedpantsnow

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #250 on: Mon, 15 June 2015, 06:03:23 »


Well I'm a huge CAD noob and I have a plate file from Beast. I just need the caps lock hole enlarged to allow for a left stem in addition to the center stem.

Can someone help me modify the file?
Yeah, I am not at my PC, but if you go to the Dropbox link in the 1st page, download the Plate Resources that JD made, and then you will find the correct holes. Take the 1u, like it up with the 'a' hole next to caps lock, place it there, get the off center caps, place it wherever, highlight it, click the move tool, place the movement on the bottom right of the bounding box, and place it on the bottom left corner of the a hole bounding box

Thanks I'll try it and let you know how it goes!
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #251 on: Sun, 21 June 2015, 22:28:02 »
So, does anyone within driving distance of greater Los Angeles want to get together to actually "make stuff together"?  Alternatively, are there existing meet-ups?


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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #252 on: Wed, 21 October 2015, 15:01:52 »
The cherry mx switch 3d model link is broken. Does anyone have the file still and want to re-upload it?
                                
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #253 on: Sat, 24 October 2015, 15:42:24 »
Glad this was started. Thanks for sharing everyone.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #254 on: Tue, 01 December 2015, 05:54:52 »
A Git repo of SA profile keycap 3D models X in common sizes (all rows)

https://github.com/getclacking/SA-profile-keys-3D-models

Intended for use as a presentation aid for keycap designs.

Includes a TKL layout among other things. 

All resources and steps taken from Signature Plastics profile guide pdf are included for your reference. Repo will grow to include a variety of layouts and modeling methods.
« Last Edit: Tue, 01 December 2015, 05:59:28 by ocodo »

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #255 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 12:07:33 »
What is the proper thickness for a Cherry MX mounting plate?

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #256 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 13:40:40 »
What is the proper thickness for a Cherry MX mounting plate?

~1.5mm depending on what material you use and who you're asking
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #257 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 14:00:49 »
Wish I knew this existed about 2 weeks ago...

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #258 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 15:42:04 »

What is the proper thickness for a Cherry MX mounting plate?

~1.5mm depending on what material you use and who you're asking

Acrylic. Would that change anything? Is there some kind of schematic that cherry has published for these kinds of specs?

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #259 on: Wed, 23 December 2015, 10:24:20 »
Cherry spec sheets says 1.5mm. 1.5mm acrylic is quite flimsy, use 3mm+.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #260 on: Sat, 23 January 2016, 14:08:44 »
I did this thread and many wikis/spec sheets over but I couldn't find any sort of spec sheet for the actual dimensions of the 2 parts involved in cherry pcb mount stabilizers. Anyone ever seen a stabilizer spec sheet? Not looking for mount hole sizes but the stabs themselves....

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #261 on: Sun, 20 March 2016, 14:46:36 »
The link in the OP for the MX switch 3D model is dead, this link works but I can't validate the dimensions:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model.html?redirect=1&mid=81cf92a3e03098a5cc90be332989df6e&id=81cf92a3e03098a5cc90be332989df6e

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #262 on: Sun, 27 March 2016, 15:32:03 »
Link for switch stickers is currently down.

If someone could hook me up Id appreciate it a lot.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #263 on: Sun, 27 March 2016, 16:08:45 »
Will upload to GitHub tomorrow morning, 11PM here.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #264 on: Sun, 27 March 2016, 18:47:49 »
Will upload to GitHub tomorrow morning, 11PM here.

THX a lot MOZ, much appreciated!

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #265 on: Fri, 08 April 2016, 15:50:05 »
Will upload to GitHub tomorrow morning, 11PM here.

Looking to utilize some of these great resources. Any update on GitHub?

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #266 on: Sun, 24 April 2016, 11:05:55 »
I've uploaded everything to the GitHub repo, here: https://github.com/mohitg11/GH-CAD-Resources

I've just dumped the DropBox folder to GitHub. I'll give them meaningful names and add a relevant ReadMe later.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #267 on: Wed, 21 September 2016, 09:26:51 »
Necro bump.

Is it OK to position the stabilizer holes in a plate above the spacebar instead of below, as is normally done (when using plate mount Cherry or Costar stabs)?
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #268 on: Sat, 24 September 2016, 02:49:47 »
Cherry stabilizers can be mounted rotated 180 (upside down) if that is what you mean. Costar stabilizers need to be mounted the correct way around relative to the switch or the switch won't be able to travel all the way to the bottom.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #269 on: Sat, 24 September 2016, 19:59:10 »
Really?  Why is it the costars cant be inverted?
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #270 on: Sat, 24 September 2016, 20:00:36 »
They can, but you better turn the switch around as well. The costar stabilizer bar/wire is sitting above the plate, while the one on the cherry stabilizer is below the plate and out of the way.

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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #271 on: Sat, 24 September 2016, 20:47:04 »
I see, you are saying the upper half of the switch housing interferes with the Z bend part of the stab wire.  Inverting the switch along with the stab holes keeps wverything normal.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #272 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 03:42:33 »
Yes, that works. I found my old pictures from a very very old argument on the subject.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #273 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 20:54:59 »
Thanks for the pics!

I'm thinking of getting a GH60 PCB, and manually drilling new holes to invert the spacebar switch, then running short jumpers to connect the pins to the original pin locations, that way I can use a plate with inverted costar stab holes for the space bar.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #274 on: Mon, 06 February 2017, 22:08:46 »
This isn't CAD, but another member suggested i post this here:

tl;dr: I built a Pok3r Keyboard in C4D (https://tee-kay.github.io/KeyCapTester/), complete with Xpresso to make texturing and trying different combinations a breeze. You can download and use it for free. (http://gen.rs/JQqy)

After lurking for a while, the beauty and simplicity of the 60% layout was too much. I broke down and bought a Pok3r to replace my beloved Mac keyboard with numpad (yes, the chiclet one and yes, I still kind of miss how thin it is but I'm adjusting).

But those caps oh the caps. And the lack of available caps, at least cap sets that I like. That mixed with my impatience on waiting for the perfect first set to show up (*just* missed Mito's Canvas set), I started looking into PimpMyKeyboard's custom DSA options. I'm a visual person though, and wanted to see what the full board would look like given the limited options. So I built a model in C4D, then got ambitious and decided to rig it with some Xpresso. The model isn't perfect, but I was more concerned with those sexy keys so it's close enough for now. I may revisit the model one of these days. Included are materials (estimates based on their images) for all the available PMK PBT colors for custom DSA keys.

Check it out here(https://tee-kay.github.io/KeyCapTester/), and download the .C4D scene and textures here - dropbox(https://www.dropbox.com/s/385s720wiz2yvkr/KeycapsRig.c4d?dl=0) or for the genero.us(http://gen.rs/JQqy) among you. Hope you enjoy and would love to see what comes out of it.


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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #275 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 07:47:40 »
I just figured out how to quickly and efficiently make Cherry MX specification plates to full accuracy (swillkb does this, but has numbers like 13.99993 and not 14 for lines etc).

  • Make a 19.05x19.05 squares, put a line through them, and make a 14x14 internal square. Copy and paste to make as many as you need for one row (in this case 11).

  • Duplicate this as many times as you need (I did it 4 times), and then align them on their relevant rows by creating a 14x14 based around the center of the hole on the PCB. Move the row you just made and align however many you need.

  • To do the odd keys, make 14x14 squares using the center of the mounting holes from the PCB. Then fill the outer spaces using the rows you already made.

  • Create the stabilizer cutouts by making a 1x7 rectangle around each stabilizer cutout. Fill the remaining space with a 14.24x7 rectangle. Extrude those rectangles and cut the cutouts from the plate you made.

  • Tada! You now have a Cherry MX Specification plate to perfection. Of course you can change the stabilizer cutouts as you please, but if you just want PCB mount then these will work perfectly.


In my example (my favorite layout), no stabilizer cutouts overlap with switch cutouts, but if they do then it shouldn't be a problem, so follow step 4 as noted.

Album with transparent and non-transparent images here.
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #276 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 21:39:43 »
I'm trying to put a render together for a keyboard, is there anywhere I can find a file containing a 60% plate and PCB with switches and caps?
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Re: GH CAD Resources Hub
« Reply #277 on: Sat, 22 July 2017, 19:29:04 »
Thread resurrection... I'm looking for a G20 Keycap model for blender.  My blender fu is fu so I'm hoping to find a premodeled keycap rather than do 10 hours of tutorials.


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