A project log for Dorsch 40k Keyboard

A 40-key chocolate-bar mechanical keyboard.

deʃhipudeʃhipu 10/01/2020 at 22:240 Comments

Finally tonight I took a look at the lights on this keyboard. The Adafruit's DotStar library handles them very well, but for some reason the last 6 in a chain had different colors. After some experiments, I desoldered the switches, removed that LED, put a different one in its place and the problem magically disappeared.

I also wrote some very simple code to make a pretty gradient. Static for now. I'm going to call it a day, but tomorrow I will probably try to make some nice effects, like a water ripple on each keystroke, or something like that.

Oh, right, because both #Flounder Keyboard and #Turbot Keyboard are now dead and buried, I took the black double-shot key caps from them. I think they look quite pretty with the backlight.