Once a pair of pilot holes were drilled into a keypad mounting block the block was secured with long screws while the other keypad mounting block was unfastened. From here the second block was accurately aligned before it was drilled. This procedure ensured the keypads would be mounted squarely.
First keypad mounting block secured with long screws
Second bloc marked by a drill bit
All keys mounted
A layer of stain mixed with polyurethane was applied. The color was intentionally much different than the keypads to give it contrast. The base was allowed to dry overnight. Once sanded smooth it will have the keypads wired then attached. Accent pieces will also be attached at the corners to prevent damage and add to the look.
Stained and finished in one step
- 3D Printable Desktop Chording Keyboard. Openscad file. Necessary only to change the model.
- Flat model. No elevation. Both files zipped together.
- 15 degree model. Medium elevation. Both files zipped together.
- 37 degree model. Maximum elevation. Both files zipped together.
- Arduino Code for wired keyboard
- Build plastic base
- Cut shape from sheet plastic
- Drill wiring holes
- Attach keypads
- Build wooden base
Construct or shape Drill wiring holes Stain Finish Sand
- Attach accent corner pieces
- Attach keypads
- Write instructions
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.
First time here?
Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2.
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