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ProgressTHProgressTH 06/01/2020 at 06:270 Comments

June 1, 2020 | ProgressTH Making the keys integrated into the main case standout a little more wasn't just an important aesthetic consideration, it also helps users figure out what the keys actually do! 

To achieve this, the keys were re-designed in SketchUp 2017 (free version) and printed in black PLA (using a 0.3mm nozzle and 0.3mm layer resolution) up to 8.5mm where the lettering began. Then a quick filament change to white PLA was made to complete the keys. 

The result is more-or-less legible key set with contrasting markings allowing me to remove the sticky note telling me what each key does.   

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