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M0118 PCB replacement project
« on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 01:59:46 »
I'm thinking of making a PCB for an M0118 I have in the mail, which would involve taking out the dividing column to enable having a normal nav, and some clear/delete and home/end keys and a Fn I think this would make the M0118 pretty much ideal.

I have most of the apple keycaps required for this spare, I may use some XDA blanks for the home/end keys, or just some spare numpad keys of the right profile I have.

I'll keep this thread updated as I make progress on the project, and post any resources I make designing the plate/pcb. I plan to complete everything I can before modifying the M0118 case, so that'll be the last step.

I'll be following this guide: https://github.com/ruiqimao/keyboard-pcb-guide#associating-components-and-footprints at first, but I may change my mind, I'll do the plate after the PCB, as that's something I'm a lot more comfortable with.
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Re: M0118 PCB replacement project
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 05:42:49 »
Hi dude, good luck with your project,

I have many Apple boards and can probably profite of your PCB if you nailed-it.

I am familiar with recents ASK and AEK projects for PCB / case that maybe you don't know their existence, maybe that can help you :

Golden delicious replacement PCB for M0116 ASK
ASK55 case / pcb / plate by Paradigm
My 60% 3D printed case
The AEK64 ISO PCB by Applet

Good luck.
Bépo user here : AEK64 White linear dampened, XD75 Cherry Blue Jailhoused, TypeMatrix2030 black skin, Lenovo 0B47200 w/ trackpoint, G13, G512. Kensington Expert Trackball & Orbit, Magic touchpad 2.

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Re: M0118 PCB replacement project
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 16 March 2020, 16:16:38 »
Hi dude, good luck with your project,

I have many Apple boards and can probably profite of your PCB if you nailed-it.

I am familiar with recents ASK and AEK projects for PCB / case that maybe you don't know their existence, maybe that can help you :

Golden delicious replacement PCB for M0116 ASK
ASK55 case / pcb / plate by Paradigm
My 60% 3D printed case
The AEK64 ISO PCB by Applet

Good luck.

I've seen them, and the golden delicious seems most applicable, but I'm honestly happy to just take my time and do it all myself. I really like the case design, so I'm really motivated to keeping that in tact and making the best board I can within that constraint, while keeping a numpad.

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Re: M0118 PCB replacement project
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 17 March 2020, 01:49:28 »
The M0118 I bought is delayed as it's coming from france and the mail service they used has been suspended :/ it's impossible to get away from the impact of this virus!

Oh well, Guess I'll just continue regardless, I just wanted an M0118 so I could confirm measurements. I have an M0116 I can use for the common bits though.
« Last Edit: Wed, 18 March 2020, 10:29:04 by mode »

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Re: M0118 PCB replacement project
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 18 March 2020, 03:38:41 »
I have probably some PCB of thoses not used. I can probably search for them and take measurements if you want.

PM me if needed.
Bépo user here : AEK64 White linear dampened, XD75 Cherry Blue Jailhoused, TypeMatrix2030 black skin, Lenovo 0B47200 w/ trackpoint, G13, G512. Kensington Expert Trackball & Orbit, Magic touchpad 2.