STFM Keyboard Remake

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

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I was going to start designing a PCB to do this, and then I found that someone was already working on it :)

Anything I can do to help? I'm decent in EAGLE/KiCad (and I can fight my way through Fusion 360 as needed :P )
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@DominoTree - so many projects on the go this one is a very slow burner. I'll PM you to discuss.
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Well whilst I have been ploughing through prototyping the STFM Case Remake I also started on the plastic cherry key plate to place around the PCB and hold the keys in place. This is currently just a simple plate to make sure the keys are all in the right position ie. they fit in a case properly so I can adjust and make sure when we finally get to making a PCB it will be somewhere in the right ball park for placement. In just doing this exercise I noticed around 8 keys slightly out of place.

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Lets see if these keys are in the right place. Printing the cherry key plate.

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Glad I printed the cherry key plate. First one I forgot about ABS shrinkage and it was out by 2mm. Second one after scaling for the shrinkage I was able to see what needs moving and adding on the remake PCB.

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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

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Did the project stop? I would love to get a new modern keyboard in my new to me STE!
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Acill wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:28 pm Did the project stop? I would love to get a new modern keyboard in my new to me STE!
Not stopped. Just life, pandemic, component shortage and moving house getting in the way of all my projects.
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Re: STFM Keyboard Remake

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Icky wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:48 pm
Acill wrote: Thu Mar 17, 2022 6:28 pm Did the project stop? I would love to get a new modern keyboard in my new to me STE!
Not stopped. Just life, pandemic, component shortage and moving house getting in the way of all my projects.
FYI this project has been getting significant attention on Facebook lately.
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