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after accumulating parts slowly over a couple of years, i finally finished building my own keyboard.

it was my first big soldering project, and i made a few serious mistakes that i cannot undo. but it works and it's comfortable.

the most fun part, honestly, was making the usb and trrrs cables.

things i messed up on while building the keyboard 

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things i messed up on while building the keyboard 

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for those interested, this is an ergodox. the parts list and build instructions are available at ergodox.io

i ordered the diy cable kits from zapcables.com

and i got the multi-layer acrylic case cut from ponoko.com. i won't link to the github repo i got the case design from because... it didn't quite work out for me, and caused me a couple of problems.

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@benjaminwil that's a nice looking keyboard. What PCB and keycaps did you use?

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