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Offline kingyachan

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JD40 casing/mounting plate
« on: Sun, 26 June 2016, 21:11:03 »
Hey

Still pretty fresh to the keyboard making game, just wondering if anybody could help me out with jd40 cases/mounting plates, as in is there anywhere that sells them or do people generally make their own if they don't buy it as a kit?
If that's the case where's a good place to start in regards to making my own?

Thanks!

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 27 June 2016, 01:04:12 »
I've been planning on building on in the near future as well. I'm probably going to go with the plate + case from Big Blue Saw:

https://www.bigbluesaw.com/big-blue-saw/big-blue-saw-special-info/waterjet-and-laser-cut-keyboard-plates.html

I've seen them suggested in the past, but I can't personally vouch for them.

Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 27 June 2016, 03:21:45 »
Oh nice! That looks like a really good option, touch pricey but it seems making keyboards just is pricey :P haha wish I could just get the mount plate and the back plate though, you know if aluminum or stainless steel is better? I'd assume the aluminum?

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 27 June 2016, 10:33:43 »
The parts we put on the website are examples to give you an idea of prices. We haven't actually tested any of the designs with a real JD40 circuit board & switches, though I believe it should be at least workable.

Somebody elsewhere pointed out that the slot for the cable was in the wrong place for the JD40 example, but I have no way of knowing if this is correct.

If someone could verify our design or post a design that works for sure, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 27 June 2016, 11:03:22 »
The parts we put on the website are examples to give you an idea of prices. We haven't actually tested any of the designs with a real JD40 circuit board & switches, though I believe it should be at least workable.

Somebody elsewhere pointed out that the slot for the cable was in the wrong place for the JD40 example, but I have no way of knowing if this is correct.

If someone could verify our design or post a design that works for sure, that would be greatly appreciated.

I can verify for the newest JD40 PCB being sold at techkeys.us your case won't work as the USB port is in the wrong location.

Also for the top plate design you have posted there is no way to mount it as according to the render it doesn't have any mounting holes.

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 27 June 2016, 11:48:27 »
So there you go. 

I would suggest creating a design with the Swillkb Plate and Case Builder then tweaking the design as necessary using 2d CAD software.

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 28 June 2016, 14:38:03 »
Did you guys found something about the case ?

I have an old JD40 and I'm looking for a case for it, hope someone can help!

Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:34:33 »
So I've been looking into it and it seem the only option there really is at the moment is to make your own, which is what I'm looking into at the moment.
Currently I am looking at using http://builder.swillkb.com/ to to get an initial starting point and edit it a bit, Then I'm going to be using the cnc mill and laser cutter at my local maker space to make up the parts.
JD40s seem to be very few and far between so not many people make cases and stuff for them, looks like you gotta make your own

 

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 29 June 2016, 23:45:29 »
So I've been looking into it and it seem the only option there really is at the moment is to make your own, which is what I'm looking into at the moment.
Currently I am looking at using http://builder.swillkb.com/ to to get an initial starting point and edit it a bit, Then I'm going to be using the cnc mill and laser cutter at my local maker space to make up the parts.
JD40s seem to be very few and far between so not many people make cases and stuff for them, looks like you gotta make your own

 

techkeys.us will eventually sell cases I do believe. brad mentioned it somewhere maybe on r/mk

I'm considering trying to pcb mount the new revision pcb.

Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 30 June 2016, 01:30:50 »
So I've been looking into it and it seem the only option there really is at the moment is to make your own, which is what I'm looking into at the moment.
Currently I am looking at using http://builder.swillkb.com/ to to get an initial starting point and edit it a bit, Then I'm going to be using the cnc mill and laser cutter at my local maker space to make up the parts.
JD40s seem to be very few and far between so not many people make cases and stuff for them, looks like you gotta make your own

 

techkeys.us will eventually sell cases I do believe. brad mentioned it somewhere maybe on r/mk

I'm considering trying to pcb mount the new revision pcb.

oh that would be excellent, I just got my PCB from there, I think I'll still give making one a crack, see how it turns out.
I hope that they do get them though!

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 July 2016, 14:16:13 »
Bumping just incase

Offline kolec94

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 06 July 2016, 18:15:30 »
here is a plate and bottom
https://github.com/MajorKoos/KBDParts

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 18:41:22 »
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Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 18 July 2016, 07:41:14 »
JD40 middle layer drawing:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y29k08nehnzg2l5/JD40-middle.dxf?dl=0

From the man himself!
Excellent, thank you so much!

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 18 July 2016, 07:49:22 »
 There's also supposed to be a group buy soon.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83264.msg2212175#msg2212175

Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 18 July 2016, 07:58:56 »
There's also supposed to be a group buy soon.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=83264.msg2212175#msg2212175

Yeah I saw that, which is cool, I'm a bit funny on group buys unfortunately.

They are selling kits over at 1upkeyboards too which is awesome

http://1upkeyboards.com/index.php?cPath=42

However I already have a PCB and the Aussie dollar would put me at paying a pretty high premium if I jumped either of these.
I like the idea of DIYing as well XD haha

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 18 July 2016, 11:16:51 »
You know you can choose to not have the PCB on that 1upkeyboards one, right?




Offline kingyachan

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 18 July 2016, 17:35:53 »
yeah I saw that as an option but it still end up at quite a lot of aussie dollarydoos unfortunately.
If I make it myself I've only gotta pay for materials  :thumb:

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Offline turing_machine

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Re: JD40 casing/mounting plate
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 26 March 2017, 01:10:53 »
If anyone's made vector files with mount holes, that would really make my day.