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Offline M3talGod3

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Doing a project for a HS class
« on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 20:28:19 »
Hello everyone!

I'm currently in an Independent Study class for 3D printing and design. I get to do whatever I want, so I decided to make a 60% mechanical keyboard, and I have some questions.

What are the exact dimensions of a 60% mechanical keyboard?

What are some good websites to find keycaps, switches , etc.?

Are there any good guides that deal with this?

I don't have a budget, but since I don't have to worry about a case, faceplate, or anything to do with an outer shell, that opens up my budget considerably.

General advice for making my own is appreciated, so thank you in advance!

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Re: Doing a project for a HS class
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 20:40:22 »


....Independent Study...

Wants the work done for him...... :facepalm:

Google is your friend.

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Offline ErgoMacros

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Re: Doing a project for a HS class
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:26:59 »
Yes, google helps a lot.
To google only Geekhack use:
    handwiring site:geekhack.org

That will give you quite a sense of what it takes to make a keyboard.

Likewise:
   60% size site:geekhack.org

will give you some sizing info.

There's 10,000's of hours of reading on geekhack available on your future!

You'll likely gets lots more assistance if you show that you've already done research and there's "just this one little thing" that's still unclear to you.
Today's quote: '...“but then the customer successfully broke that.”

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Doing a project for a HS class
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 20:39:50 »
I'm currently in an Independent Study class for 3D printing and design. I get to do whatever I want, so I decided to make a 60% mechanical keyboard, and I have some questions.
How do you not know about Thingiverse if the class is based around 3d printing or if you have even done any 3D printing?

That site has ready to print 3D keyboards.
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Offline jamster

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Re: Doing a project for a HS class
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 00:10:59 »
The fly-by OP has hopefully finished high school by now ;)