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Whitefox 3d

Posted: 08 Jun 2018, 23:47
by matt3o
More details later and I'll also post a full hand-wiring tutorial but anyway...

This is a whitefox you can print @ home https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2952008

The source is on onshape and freely accessible here in case you want to change the layout or anything.

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Each piece is less than 20cm, so it can be easily printed on any consumer grade printer. I shot a short video with some details if you are interested.

Print time of the whole thing at a decent resolution is about 12 hours. If you are interested in hand wiring but a little intimidated I'm writing a series of tutorials about it.

Posted: 09 Jun 2018, 12:46
by kakan
Nice! Did you make any changes from your other whitefox/nightfox except for the top screwholes?

Posted: 09 Jun 2018, 16:25
by matt3o
the case is slightly different to make it easier to 3d print and more sturdy (because of plastic instead of aluminum)

Posted: 18 Jun 2018, 18:24
by matt3o
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And this is the end result! Hand wired on /dev/tty keycaps :)

Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 21:45
by green-squid
Looking good! These are the caps you designed, right?

Posted: 26 Jun 2018, 02:49
by chuckdee
Does it work with any of the whitefox pcbs that are out there (I:Cs or MDs)?

Also, what infill and thickness do you recommend?

Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 10:31
by matt3o
green-squid wrote: Looking good! These are the caps you designed, right?
they are indeed!
chuckdee wrote: Does it work with any of the whitefox pcbs that are out there (I:Cs or MDs)?

Also, what infill and thickness do you recommend?
the case is for hand wired keyboards only.

I printed with 6 top/bottom layers and 5 side-walls. That gives a lot of stability, but you can go away with 4 top/bottom layers and 4 side/walls, I wouldn't go lower than that. Infill 25%.

In the mean time I posted a video about hand wiring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVzpsjFWPP4

Soon to come a full (written) tutorial.

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 04:31
by chuckdee
Thanks for the information!

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 17:03
by obfuscated
This keyboard would be a lot sturdier if you add several posts in the middle which touch the bottom to prevent the top from bending.

Posted: 28 Jun 2018, 18:52
by matt3o
obfuscated wrote: This keyboard would be a lot sturdier if you add several posts in the middle which touch the bottom to prevent the top from bending.
the plate is 4mm, it doesn't bend

Posted: 30 Jun 2018, 21:32
by obfuscated
I can see that it is bending in your handwire video. :)

Posted: 30 Jun 2018, 22:03
by chuckdee
^ I didn't notice it bending. :?:

Posted: 01 Jul 2018, 09:05
by matt3o
obfuscated wrote: I can see that it is bending in your handwire video. :)
it probably bends less than aluminum honestly