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Offline gipetto

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The battle96, a through hole iso budget keyboard.
« on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 11:08:06 »
The battle96, a through hole iso budget keyboard.
After seeing the budget96 here made from pcb I was intrigued, so I decided to copy the design of the mitosis which uses pcbs that double as a plate. I haven't built anything yet, and I don't even know if my switch footprints are the wrong size or not. I want a dedicated macro row, so I included the extra f11-f24 keys. I managed to avoid the issue of an unobtainable right shift key by utilizing two iso keycap sets, so that each shift key is the 1.25u left shift size. the extra function row is simply the same f1-f12 keys. The intention is to use 3 pcbs per keyboard, one plate, one pcb and one back case( lead free for safety)
I have come across an issue with routing, as I want to have a detachable hole to provide clearance near 3 toggle switches. The toggles are a low cost alternative to the mx lock. The backlight is hardwired to a switch to save on pins and there is a hole above the teensy 2.0 to let the caps lock led see the light of day.
I will open-source the files if there's interest but i'm not sure if this design reaches the bar yet.

edit, i fixed the routing issue by removing one toggle switch. It's more or less complete. I enlarged the hole above the teensy so i can reach the bootloader button with a fingertip. I'd like someone more experienced to have a look at it, but be warned that due to the polygon errors from the cutouts, the pcb file will randomly corrupt. I think it's ok as is though.

Here are the files if anyone wishes to inspect them
https://github.com/itsnoteasy/battle96
« Last Edit: Sun, 08 September 2019, 13:08:39 by gipetto »

Offline gipetto

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Re: The battle96, a through hole iso budget keyboard.
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 September 2019, 02:55:40 »
I don't know anything about stabilizers but from research the cherry stabs are 9-10 euro each and the costar plate mounts are in the region on 1 euro. should I narrow the pcb cutouts to fit the costar mounts or is it fine as is?

edit: I guess I didn't realise the keycap profiles would be mostly wrong. ah well. mods, delete thread.
« Last Edit: Tue, 24 September 2019, 12:55:38 by gipetto »