2023-10-07 (Sa) EWC_Cyberdeck Cradle

I had elaborate plans about a fancy cradle to hold my keyboard halves, but then I decided it was not worth the time and effort to draft something precise that would require the laser cutter, two coats of paint, and tiny bolts. I gathered my 2020 extruded aluminum and a scrap polycarbonate sheet. I held the parts to mark holes and created a form to hold the keyboard parts in place, and everything snugged together without laser-cut pieces.
Aluminum, steel, and polycarbonate

The critical thing to remember when constructing a cradle like this is to support the wooden parts from all sides. The cross member on the top is 1/4" polycarbonate, like the bottom, and keeps the keyboard halves snuggly sandwiched. Nothing rattles when I carry it by the handle, which will be crucial when the guitar buttons arrive.
Cradled keyboard

GitHub repo for EWC_Cyberdeck.

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