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Offline 4sStylZ

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ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 03:59:20 »
Hi there,

I have printed a first version of a 3D printed 60% case for my two used ASK buyed this month. The idea is to make a 14,5u long 60% case.
Here is the first result. I have some tweak to do on the model for a final version but I am pretty happy with the result, even with a hideous PLA and even that I have printed it in two parts.







More pictures and renders  https://imgur.com/gallery/skKm5e9
If you want to check the WIP .stl : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4013453

The model is supposed to work with both M0116 and M0118 keyboards plates and there is a version designed for small printers. For now, it’s not ready to use but I will make a first release soon.
I think I will remove the stripes on the model since my printer isn’t able to print both the supports and the level of details at this location. This is sad because I was hoping to have something very close to the ASK first design. I have also thinked to keep the original power button but I want something very easy to print and in one single part (comparing to the OEM plate wich is in two parts : Upper and bottom case). I search the best way to have some cool lights effects without losing the design general idea.
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 04:30:15 »
looks great! would love to see a IIGS style (minimal bezel) version too.

would love to get my hands on a M0118. just lost an auction for one at the last second little more than a week ago. (was that you?) congrats either way!
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 04:31:17 »
Really nice!  ;D

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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 05 December 2019, 05:08:06 »
would love to get my hands on a M0118. just lost an auction for one at the last second little more than a week ago. (was that you?) congrats either way!

Probably not, I got 3 kb on 2 differents French Leboncoin.fr sales as pictured here : https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=33130.msg2834571#msg2834571

I don’t have a IIGS for inspiration, I have builded this case because of the AEK / ASK keycap profile.
« Last Edit: Mon, 16 December 2019, 04:54:56 by 4sStylZ »
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 14:42:45 »
Here the little brother : ASK10

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4052241





Photos are bad but the result irl is very good.
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 16 December 2019, 16:25:34 »
nice!
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 28 December 2019, 18:44:20 »
Some new pictures : 





More pics : https://imgur.com/a/pi0b2r3
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 30 December 2019, 08:29:22 »
nice work!
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 30 December 2019, 09:37:47 »
Some new pictures : 

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More pics : https://imgur.com/a/pi0b2r3

That board looks really nice. What layout are those keys for?

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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 01:22:45 »
Awesome build!  I can’t help but notice how much I am reminded of Corian (made by DuPont) when looking at the grey marbled keyboard and keypad. Corian is a acrylic and alumina hydrate composite material used for solid surfaces such as countertops. It can be easily routed, glued and thermoformed while being very durable and fairly resistant to scratches. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

I’ve thought about using Corian as a material for making keyboard shells] cases, but it is hard to source it. For some reason, DuPont likes to limit access to the material to its certified installers for soli surfaces. Samsung makes a similar material called Staron, but they are also guarded about it.

There’s a guy, Dave Hakkens, who designed the phone blocks concept. He started an organization called Precious Plastics, which is trying to build DIY materials for turning waste plastic into usable products. It would be interesting to see if a synergy can be created between the mechanical keyboard community and using recycled plastics for making DIY keyboards and other DIY electronic products.

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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 11 January 2020, 16:24:13 »
I would love this over the pricey machined build being requisitioned for the ASK55. Love the preserved Apple logo inlay, too, like the ADK64
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 15:14:22 »
That board looks really nice. What layout are those keys for?

Sorry for the late reply,

That's the common french azerty layout.

I have finished a keyboard for it with AVID aek caps :











It got linearized orange alps.
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 31 January 2020, 16:58:52 »
very nice!  :thumb:
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 04:22:50 »
Wow, the black one with AVID caps looks awesome!  :thumb:
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 21:03:14 »
Looks great.
Take a look at variable later heights (Prusa Slicer and Cura) it will greatly reduce the stair stepping effect.

If you have no choice on your slicing program, you can still get a better finish by orienting the top cover so it's on it's back edge for printing, it sounds crazy and does use lot of support material and clean up after removal, and you may need some legs or something to keep it from tipping but the end result should be better.
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 07:57:16 »
Thank you very much for your input.

I will check the variable layer height cura setting. Actually I print with S3D but I don’t see many cool features on it like textured experimental finish or non planar printing. So I will make some tests with Cura.
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Re: ASK60 : Apple Standard Keyboard (M0116 & M0118) 3d printed case.
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 17 February 2020, 17:24:49 »
I will check the variable layer height cura setting. Actually I print with S3D but I don’t see many cool features on it like textured experimental finish or non planar printing. So I will make some tests with Cura.
S3d was great when it came out, it was revolutionary in terms of print times, and while I love the relative simplicity of it (and still a bit faster), it's features have been lagging for a while now. I use it to get stuff done quick, particularly when trying to find ways to tweak settings to reduce print times but I've been transitioning more and more over to Prusa Slicer.

Cura went from a nice clean setup to a U.I. disaster. I used to be a big fan (I loved older Cura) but as it caught on they shifted it from a universal slicer to prioritizing Ultimaker, everything else is an after thought. When they did a rework and didn't bother including deltas in the base program I lost all faith in them.
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