Assembly Instruction Scribbles

January 03, 2016 Scott Urueta

I fell asleep last night printing cases and keycaps so I scribbled up these instructions when I awoke. I'll set up a video once I figure out a proper way to set up a camera: The first step is to bend the leads on the diodes as close to the diode as possible to still solder. The shape of the bends should not be far enough from the diode that the leads extend into the next row below. It is easiest to bend a group of five or so diodes at once with needlenose pliers before you remove them from their...

I am back from the holidays!

January 02, 2016 Scott Urueta

A third of the keyboards have been shipped out before the holidays. I've returned to my apartment to discover the remaining necessary parts have already arrived, besides the USB cables and feet. These are not needed for assembly, so all remaining orders placed before today should all be shipped within the next four or five days as soon as the cables and feet arrive. I'll be quickly putting together assembly instructions later tonight.

Minor Polish and Refinement

December 25, 2015 Scott Urueta

I've worked out how to attach the back cover without producing any marks from tacking the rear cover on with heated plastic. I am a little disappointed that it is somewhat more difficult to remove the back cover (since it doesn't pop off as easily with a utility knife as it did before). It looks considerably cleaner, though.  

Holiday Shipping Difficulties

December 17, 2015 Scott Urueta

It turns out the order for my soldering station got cancelled by the seller, so I will not be able to begin assembly until a new order arrives next Tuesday or Wednesday (the 22nd or 23rd). This will only affect assembled orders; unassembled orders are still on schedule.

Colored Badge

December 14, 2015 Scott Urueta

I tried filling in the logo on my personal board with a plastics enamel in my downtime for fun, but the paint bled through the grooves in the print. Maybe I can refine this process by using a base coat of some kind as a filler. Comments are now set up, so let me know what you think.