So, this is a quite specific keyboard suited to my needs, but maybe you want to build one or modify this one (I’ve included the SolidWorks files).
it’s a 69 keys mechanical keyboard, it uses cherry mx switches.
In their current form, the 3d models do work, but the 2 pillars in the center of each side, designed to take a screw in to hold the bottom plates, broke. So if you know enough solidworks, you can try to design a better way to hold the plates.
the two sides are linked by an HDMI cable so it has enough cables to transfer the matrix on the other side. I used a teensy 2.0++.
I’ll probably update this with a link to a geekhack thread later.
Don’t forget to print with the plate facing downward.
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