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by SneakyRobb
05 Jun 2020, 05:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

HI, Hopefully have the printed new bottom part with the correct nub for spring soon. For now I've started to model the switch in fusion360. Here are the STL files for the stem and top housing so far. I was using a random stem model I found before, but now I have made my own. Which is great. The uppe...
by SneakyRobb
02 Jun 2020, 02:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Here is what I mean. Again, this is not a major issue at all but if your switch is complicated it could add some minor headaches later if you design the big one first. This skcm blue has its contact switch plate thickness here. And this novel keys big switch has a comparable thickness contact. If yo...
by SneakyRobb
02 Jun 2020, 02:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Would you consider it's easier to work with a bigger switch than a real-sized one? Loooks good for prototyping. Hi it's definitely easier to make a bigger switch than a smaller one. Much easier to hand cut metal etc. Its good for prototyping but there is one consideration. There is a minor thing to...
by SneakyRobb
01 Jun 2020, 22:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So my spring came and it seems to work with the top housing on the desk. Slight problem is that the lower housing part nub is a bit too big. So I will need to make a new one with a smaller nub. Regardless It's coming along! Comparison of the template for the leaf spring/switch plate metal part. ...
by SneakyRobb
25 May 2020, 15:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 68
Views: 7958

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi,

These PCBs have been from JLCPCB. They are pretty expensive because of how big they are. With the shipping and import fees it still comes out around $80 CAD
by SneakyRobb
25 May 2020, 04:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So I printed the new clickleaf and leaf spring shapes vs the ones ive cut. Like the red/black comparisons above you can see the differences! As well I wondered Why the click leaf was not correct. Turns out my housing model did not have enough width for the click leaf. I will have the return spri...
by SneakyRobb
25 May 2020, 02:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 68
Views: 7958

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi sorry about this question. I have just received this new pcb so I will update this tomorrow. Will finish this project soon. Beamspring model m is soon. IMG_20200521_194034.jpg Hi, So I tried to make this coherent. Its basically just following the DMA instructions here. https://github.com/dmaone/...
by SneakyRobb
24 May 2020, 17:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: DEC LK201
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: DEC LK201

This is great. The quality of those prints is amazing. I think programs like Fusion360 are great. I've been trying to move to a program like that for modelling and once you get beyond the initial learning curve they are very powerful. This is very impressive and I can't wait to see how it turns out
by SneakyRobb
23 May 2020, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 52
Views: 5446

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

snacksthecat wrote:
22 May 2020, 20:27
Robb: *gives actual solution*
Me: durrrr use glue t(〃⊙౪⊙〃)/
Keyboard excellence is collaborative and you are an extremely valuable equal contributor!
by SneakyRobb
22 May 2020, 23:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So rather hilariously the big switch spring wont work. It's just... too big. You thought this would be too easy didn't you reader? spring too big for clicking.jpg I could try to make the slider narrower but its already basically the same width. No matter! I have ordered a spring that is roughly ...
by SneakyRobb
22 May 2020, 18:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

HI, I did the scan of the flattened metal pieces. I have adjusted the DXF files for them accordingly Here are the scans, the pdf is in the google drive. switch plate metal.jpg click leaf.jpg Here is my attempts to overlay and compare. The red ones are the new ones in the comparisons black old red ne...
by SneakyRobb
22 May 2020, 17:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)
Replies: 52
Views: 5446

Re: Alps plate spring custom build log (work in progress)

These are the stabilizers on the broken PCB P70 I got.

I could remove them and then model them for 3d printing from something like Shapeways.

The original ones are plastic melt riveted but you could have ones that clip in. That way they would be optimal height
by SneakyRobb
22 May 2020, 01:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 68
Views: 7958

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Also I hate that I have to say this but several users have asked about my commercial beamspring operations. Oh yes I have several! Nope. These do not exist. Any advertisement or solicitation you see about sneakyrobb beamsprings does not exist. Any advertisement using images from this thread is a sca...
by SneakyRobb
22 May 2020, 01:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 68
Views: 7958

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Hi sorry about this question. I have just received this new pcb so I will update this tomorrow.

Will finish this project soon.

Beamspring model m is soon.
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by SneakyRobb
21 May 2020, 05:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Noice Hi thanks. I wanted to know how dimensionally accurate my dxf files were so for fun I have flattened the click leaf and I suppose it's a leaf spring. I will make adjustments accordingly I will tomorrow compare these images with my dxf files. I probably should use a scanner though. I'll see ab...
by SneakyRobb
21 May 2020, 03:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So I've been trying to bend this switch plate metal piece into shape but my hand plier/stools just aren't doing it. I've ordered a vice and some sheet metal pliers to make actual precise bends. As well as a proper square hole punch for nice interior edges. I kind of mangled this one!!! I may als...
by SneakyRobb
20 May 2020, 17:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi,

Will update later today, but doing some testing right now!!
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by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 22:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

I haven't actually tried MX reds. Only silent Reds one time. They felt like silent mx browns almost. Was curious
by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 22:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hey, you’re already as smooth as MX reds were circa 2013 when I first got a handful from 7bit and wondered if he was pranking me. And the only way is up! (Back up, without pulling the slider!) Hi, hah! Yes eventually I will get the novelkeys bigswitch return spring and it will go up on it's own. Th...
by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 21:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So I had a new top housing printed with a window in it to view the click leaf. Very cool. I will cut one of these in the loose switches when they arrive. Basically you can see why my switch has the click on the upstroke. Due to the slightly poor bending the click leaf is not even. The further aw...
by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 20:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Here is the current model of the indent press.

https://grabcad.com/library/big-skcm-indent-press-1
by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 19:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, So I don't know how to upload the DXF but the shape is pretty simple. I'll put the click leaf measurements below but they are just images. They are for the real sized click leaf, not the 4x so they need to be multiplied obviously. Also boom. Yes. Excellent! click leaf indent.jpg Also I am almost...
by SneakyRobb
17 May 2020, 18:39
Forum: News
Topic: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards

The thing is: Model M is garbage. A ruthless cost cutting exercise on Model F The thing is: Model F is garbage. A ruthless cost¹ cutting exercise on beam springs. ¹ and thickness, if you want to be pedantic Cost cutting and refinement are not the same thing. They sometimes happen at the same time. ...
by SneakyRobb
16 May 2020, 23:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xerox Custom Build Plans
Replies: 31
Views: 1697

Re: Xerox Custom Build Plans

God speed! I did some sheet metal bending at trades college but never this thick metal. Impressive and good luck...

you posted just as I was about to post!!!

Seriously good work
by SneakyRobb
16 May 2020, 23:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Quarantine photo thread
Replies: 67
Views: 3738

Re: Quarantine photo thread

Not much to say about this one. Just trying out some video stuff. DNkadbKJclo This reminds me of sci-fi spaceship flybys. If I had the time I would make a Super Star Destroyer reveal with the SSD being a F122 and smaller keyboards. Regardless neat. Why did you get the model M cases? Also do the 3d ...
by SneakyRobb
15 May 2020, 00:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Hi, Okay never mind. At the lightest attempts the sides fell off! Oop. For the clickleaf you may notice that it clicks loudly on the upstroke. There will be significant work in "tuning" the click leaf to perform just right. Alps have a magic of taking almost identical parts and slightly altering the...
by SneakyRobb
15 May 2020, 00:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

I love it SneakyRobb! I'm inspired by your many ideas on other threads as well. Hi, Thanks it really means a lot. I was morbidly curious so... I had to use clamps and I put it together. I will be making some revisions anyway. I'll probably have to break it apart, but I really just wanted to see it ...
by SneakyRobb
14 May 2020, 06:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Good stuff, Robb. Very creative! Seeing those recreations of the housing and slider setup is wild. Very nice work thus far. The wonders of 3D printing. Otherwise, you'd have to do some serious scratch building to get everything precise one even just one side. Hey very true and also thanks! The marv...
by SneakyRobb
14 May 2020, 00:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

1 more shot just to show the size.
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by SneakyRobb
14 May 2020, 00:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 37
Views: 1745

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Complete mentalist. I fully endorse it. Hi thanks! I will need to do some adjustments but the 3d prints seem overall okay. Major problem is the slider somehow came out slightly too wide. The clickleaf based just on measurements fits well though. I am still waiting on the big switch with the spring ...

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