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A project log for Hackaday Cherry MX Keycaps

Have a mechanical keyboard? You need a Hackaday keycap.

BenchoffBenchoff 06/20/2014 at 20:263 Comments

I have received the first prototypes of the Hackaday keycaps. The stem for the Cherry MX 'plus' connector is a bit loose. Nothing horrible, and a little bit of tissue paper could make these caps usable on a keyboard. Still, not ready for production quite yet. Some pics:

Apart from the issue with the stem connector, all the keycaps are great. The 'lofted' keycap could be a little taller, and when I go back to fix the issues with the stem, I'll probably make the 'nose and eye' cutout a little deeper. 

For lack of an airbrush, I painted these with simple spraypaint. Not the best tool for the job, but the results are better than I was hoping for. When these go into production, they'll be molded in ABS. Haven't decided on a color, but the dark gray with just a hint of green I have on them now isn't bad at all.

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Jonathonshields wrote 02/19/2015 at 03:19 point

I love these so much! Is this project still underway?

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davedarko wrote 06/24/2014 at 12:34 point
awesome!

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Ben Delarre wrote 06/20/2014 at 21:00 point
Awesomeness, can't wait to get mine!

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