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Offline profet

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Minimalist Ergodox case
« on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 16:49:49 »
So I decided to try my hand at modifying the Litster case.

My goal was to make my case fit on two sheets of 384mmx384mm sheets of acrylic while maintaining protection for the pcb, teensy, ports and I/O expander.







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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 08 November 2015, 16:53:32 »
forgot to mention... keycaps arrive tomorrow... I'll take some more pics after I get them on.
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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 09 November 2015, 16:55:45 »
Now with keycaps.

I'm liking the way the "floating keys" turned out.







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Offline bcredbottle

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 17:38:34 »
Goddamn gorgeous. Do you plan on releasing the files?

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 10 November 2015, 18:09:01 »
If people actually want them I would have no problem releasing them.

This board is actually for sale in the classified section.


I already have two ergodoxes but I enjoy building them.
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Offline hyperhopper

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 13 November 2015, 12:08:09 »
If people actually want them I would have no problem releasing them.

This board is actually for sale in the classified section.


I already have two ergodoxes but I enjoy building them.

I would also love to get these files

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 13 November 2015, 21:10:24 »
Here you go.
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Offline hyperhopper

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 November 2015, 09:12:50 »
Here you go.

What thicknesses did you use for the different layers?

Offline profet

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 14 November 2015, 09:30:23 »
4.5mm for middle layers and 3mm for top/bottom.

I also used:
  • 6x M3 22mm screws
  • 8x M3 14mm screws
  • 14x M3 acorn nuts
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Offline JerBrun0515

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:11:33 »
I realize you posted this design over 3 years ago. But I'm curious what your feedback would be after using this case design after a while? Any cons to it? Does it allow more grime in under keys?

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:13:23 »
4.5mm for middle layers and 3mm for top/bottom.

I also used:
  • 6x M3 22mm screws
  • 8x M3 14mm screws
  • 14x M3 acorn nuts

I realize it's been over 3 years since you posted this design, but I'm wondering if you have any feedback on it now? Does it have any cons to speak of? Does it allow more grime in under the keys perhaps? Otherwise I'm looking at doing my first ErgoDox build and this minimalist case design is ridiculously sweet looking. Thanks!

Offline profet

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:18:54 »
If anything, its a bit easier to clean the board.

If you're interested in purchasing one... hit me up via my shop:  https://shop.profetkeyboards.com/contact
Bringing custom Ergodoxes to the masses.

My heatware: http://www.heatware.com/u/102649

Offline JerBrun0515

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 09:54:07 »
If anything, its a bit easier to clean the board.

If you're interested in purchasing one... hit me up via my shop:  https://shop.profetkeyboards.com/contact

Thanks! I already got my PCB from you! Great service and excellent shipping turnaround time!

Offline plainbriny

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Re: Minimalist Ergodox case
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 03 January 2019, 21:24:19 »
anyone saying "minimalist"?
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