@astra yoooo this is neat as fuck. I don't know much about this, would key-pressability be a factor you're able to manipulate? Say, for someone with joint problems who doesn't want a lot of resistance per key press?
@socketwench i can build out the PCB so all you'd do is solder in switches, or i can go a little further! they use Kailh choc v1 switches, and, hm well
i havent actually thought about how to price these, so let me think about what a full buildout would cost with parts, and then labor.
i'm also working on acrylic backs for them! here's one that was cut a little too narrow. once i can laser again in a couple weeks, i can do custom stuff even!
@astra I'd be glad to do the soldering myself. I have some chocs to recycle, and I can program the micro too if there's instructions.
As for pricing... Hmmmm. Many keyboard kits are between $20 to $40 USD. The kits usually only come with the PCB, diodes, and TRRS jacks if needed. Often, the microcontroller, switches, caps, and case are separate. Cases are usually $20 to $30 USD, although specialty ones can be more. The most expensive I've seen is a full metal one for $200 just for the case. Full kits with everything (and a plastic case, usually) run usually around $150. With full assembly I'd expect $200 or more depending on complexity.
Keebio and Keyhive are good sources for kit prices.
@socketwench yay! that makes it easy. i can do the MCU and diodes, and it should be plenty flat
it has Vial support programmed in, so it's trivial to set up key configs. but it is a 30%-ish board, and has a real minimal layout. is that ok?
$20 + shipping for the board, with a pro micro and diodes!
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