I'm never stickermodding another keyboard again. It took me a little over an hour to solder everything, then another 3 hours to put the stickers on. Thank god for Sentraq plates.
Cherry definitely made their switches smoother. This board is a lot smoother than my MX red Filco, and I've been using that for YEARS.
Building a keyboard is REALLY easy. If you're on the fence about it you should do it
I had to replace the switch on the "T" key, but other than that, it worked as soon as I installed the firmware. Dunno what was wrong with the switch, but I had extras so it wasn't an issue.
I'll post good looking pictures when I have time to take them.
i'll take good looking ones later
I'm making this thread as a sort of log for my LZCE/GH60. I could keep this as a doc on my PC, but I'm big into the whole "public feedback" thing.
There will be pictures added later.
Typos and poor grammar courtesy of it being 1AM.
I've never built a keyboard from zero before, but I have 62g'd my QFR. I have fairly minimal soldering experience, but a keyboard is easy enough.
THE PROBLEM: I received an LZ-CE in a trade about 3 months ago. I got it with a KBT Pure with MX Reds as a hopeful holdover until I could find something better. I bought a GH60 that had an almost-perfect layout off classifieds for a good price, but it broke about a month later. I tried to fix it, but I ended up making the chattering issue worse.
Currently, the nicest 60% case I've ever used is sitting in my desk drawer at school. This is not ideal.
THE SOLUTION: I'm gonna build a GH60.
I don't know that much about building keyboards. I've never done it, and I've never really considered it until now.
From Techkeys: 1x GH60 Rev. C PCB in black, 1 sheet of Yellow switch stickers (Just for ****s)
From MK.com: 7x 10 pack of Cherry MX blacks, 1x set of switch tools
From Originative: 1x Set of 6.25x compatible stabs, 1x set of 100 24k gold 62g SpringsHere's the layout I'm going with.
I'm 99% sure the electronics lab at my college will have an LED and a resistor lying around for CAPS. If not, I'll take a ride to the local electronics store.
Weirdness worth mentioning:
I didn't buy lube to go with this. My budget was $125 and the cheapest lube I could find put me over by a few bucks if I wanted switch tools. I remember from my re-springing that a set of switch tools would've been a godsend. I stabbed myself with a screwdriver a few times. Wasn't fun.
Some of you might remember all my whining about how Originative is a massive ****pile and how I maintain a boycott. I still think Sherry charges too much, but at least he's shipping stuff now. So I ordered some #goldsprings and a set of stabs. Worst case, I'm out $20-odd. No biggie.
I'm using MX switches over Gaterons or Zealios. I picked them because I'm a firm believer in MX. I'm aware the other options aren't as **** as they were two years ago. Someone always mentions it when someone puts MXs in their board (or so it seems).