Anyone who enjoys using mechanical keyboards and has access to a 3D printer may be interested in a new project that has been published by Adam Forland and enables you to build your very own mechanical keyboard from scratch.
The 3D primitive mechanical keyboard has been inspired by Planck and was created by Forland after learning the skill required to create and build a mech-keyboard.
Unlike a traditional keyboards that have a long space bar the 3D printed version created by Forland has a line of five keys at the bottom rather than one long one that can be used to add spaces when required.
“I just got into Mechanical KBs a month ago but I was immediately drawn to the idea of a [DIY] keyboard. The plate, feet and key caps are all 3D printed on my desktop printer,” explained Forland. “I then hand wired it to a Teensy controller and programmed a few different custom layouts. The green/yellow keys are the arrow keys and a function key.”- “Time commitment was the real cost. Each part needed to be cleaned so that it fit with precision,”
For more information on the new 3D Printed mechanical keyboard jump over to the Thingyverse website where all the 3D printing files are available to download enabling you to create your very own if you have access to a 3D printer and some wire and 48 Cherry MX green switches. Enjoy!