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Offline SilitekModder

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Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« on: Tue, 07 September 2021, 11:15:03 »
I am converting this Rubber Dome Silitek SK-8000 to Mechanical. I am waiting for the PCB to arrive.



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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 09 September 2021, 18:56:58 »
PCB test:


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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 11 September 2021, 20:15:40 »
Unfortunately my plan of drilling holes in the bottom backplate will not work, it is too tedious and the plate deforms. Instead I will get sheets of ABS plastic and foam to fill the space between the PCB and bottom case.
Future builds will have a mounting plate hanging from the top of the case for better stability.

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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 18 September 2021, 00:21:04 »
Build is finished
Keycaps: Tai-Hao Purple Mystery




I plan to build more in the future.

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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 20:52:59 »
2nd build: with YOK Trash Panda Switches:

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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 20:54:24 »
Rev 2 of the PCB will fix the top row alignment and add support for ALPS and I-Rocks switches. I will also figure out a full-size plate design for these switches as well.

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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 21:26:21 »
Rev 2 of the PCB will fix the top row alignment and add support for ALPS and I-Rocks switches. I will also figure out a full-size plate design for these switches as well.

Out of curiosity, why support I-Rocks? You don't see them supported in pretty much any PCB design. Do you have a few switches lying around that you'd like to use?
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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 21:30:00 »
Rev 2 of the PCB will fix the top row alignment and add support for ALPS and I-Rocks switches. I will also figure out a full-size plate design for these switches as well.

Out of curiosity, why support I-Rocks? You don't see them supported in pretty much any PCB design. Do you have a few switches lying around that you'd like to use?
I'm buying switches from them.

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Re: Dell rubber dome conversion to Mechanical (Quietkey SK-8000)
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 21:31:24 »
Rev 2 of the PCB will fix the top row alignment and add support for ALPS and I-Rocks switches. I will also figure out a full-size plate design for these switches as well.

Out of curiosity, why support I-Rocks? You don't see them supported in pretty much any PCB design. Do you have a few switches lying around that you'd like to use?
I'm buying switches from them.

"Cause I wanted to" seems like a very reasonable response; carry on :D
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