2023-07-05 (W) KeyRyptex Second model

I was happy with the first design, but it was large and took a lot of wood. I wanted to see a smaller version for comparison. The keys were closer together and did not have a ring on the outside, so the keycaps were next to each other and used the standard 19-millimeter keyboard spacing. The top was a hexagon with rounded corners and a couple of concentric hexagons for decoration. The interior rings had tabs to go with the slots in the narrower keyswitch slabs. The bottom came in two pieces that would hold together with 4-millimeter diameter magnets.
Minimalist parts

The assembly went well, but the pieces were comparatively fragile. Everything felt sturdy when assembled, but I should widen the tabs and use fewer. One of the bottom layers had square holes, but it only needed to hold magnets so I could remove those. I still need to install keyswitches into the model, but I want to add wire passages to keep the insides tidy. I did not put any LEDs on this version, but a single RGB light at the top would look appropriate.
Side-by-side size comparison

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