Do you hate playing 87-pickup when you’re cleaning your keyboard? Do you have more keycaps than keyboards? Does spending $20+ on an injection molded chunk of plastic seem obnoxious for cheap novelty keys? This is for you, then – a parametric OpenSCAD design that prints a 6×6 tray for holding your keycaps. A TKL only needs three trays, one for alpha+numeric, one for function+navigation and one for the wide keys. A full 104 key needs another tray for the numpad. There’s also a cover for them so you can band up the key trays and put them in storage.
You can adjust the parametric settings if you have a bigger bed or a faster printer (or unusually large keys) and a full-bed solid layer isn’t a 90 minute adventure per layer, and you will probably need to tweak the top design for however tall your keys are – cherry profile keys stack up a lot shorter than SA profile keys, for example.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.