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Next, the case !

A project log for Building a Mechanical Keyboard

A DIY 60% mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX blue switches

Grégory PaulGrégory Paul 03/05/2017 at 14:480 Comments

The case

The next part of the process is to design and build the case.

The case is composed of 4 plates :

  1. the « base » plate where switches will be mounted,
  2. the « supporting » plate,
  3. the « spacer » plate,
  4. the bottom plate.

In picture :

        _
     __|_|__
    /       \
+----------------+
|                | 1.5mm « base » plate
+----------------+
|   |       |    | 
|   \_______/    | 5mm « supporting » plate
+----------------+ 
|     |   |      | 
|     |   |      | 5mm « spacer » plate
+----------------+
|                |
|                | 5mm « bottom » plate
+----------------+ 

The goal is to design 4 SVG files that will feed a laser cutter.

Since I’m not familiar at all with that process, I'm thinking to first design a 3 keys keyboard (volume up, down and mute).

That will limit the costs if things goes wrong.

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