BucklingSpring Keycap Storage - 3D Models

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darkcruix

29 Mar 2021, 17:09

I am trying to find the best way to store Buckling Spring keycaps other than in a bag or box.
I was hoping someone already was having some good ideas. I wanted to share what I came up with so far (did a rough design and a draft 3D print):
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Thorogrimm

29 Mar 2021, 17:12

Looks like a pretty efficient way to store spare caps, could also double as a show piece on a wall if you have some interesting customs

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XMIT
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29 Mar 2021, 21:37

The official XMIT Keyboards key cap sorter!
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I've long since lost the original laser cutter files for this one, which I made in 2016-2017. I feel like I got the files from someone else and I adapted them slightly. It's made from two pieces of acrylic, with some feet on the underside. They provide enough height to clear Model M stems and enough constraint to keep all the key caps rotationally aligned.

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darkcruix

29 Mar 2021, 22:58

XMIT wrote:
29 Mar 2021, 21:37
The official XMIT Keyboards key cap sorter!

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I've long since lost the original laser cutter files for this one, which I made in 2016-2017. I feel like I got the files from someone else and I adapted them slightly. It's made from two pieces of acrylic, with some feet on the underside. They provide enough height to clear Model M stems and enough constraint to keep all the key caps rotationally aligned.
That's about what I am looking for ;)
In case someone can find the original file, I'd be grateful. I've checked the usual sources like aliexpress, Amazon, etc. and the stuff their is not fit for BS keycaps.

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darkcruix

13 Apr 2021, 14:35

Just to give the full feedback on this post: I have built three more models in acrylic and PE foam for displaying and storing key caps. Here's the first 4 x 5 model in acrylic for 1U keys. Once I have received the rest of the models, I will update it here.
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