Beamspring Factory process - How to

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SneakyRobb
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22 May 2020, 01:57

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 scam. That's it.

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ddrfraser1

22 May 2020, 02:31

I’d like to place an order please

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PlacaFromHell

22 May 2020, 02:31

ddrfraser1 wrote:
22 May 2020, 02:31
I’d like to place an order please
Me too :lol:

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SneakyRobb
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25 May 2020, 02:10

SneakyRobb wrote:
22 May 2020, 01:56
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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Hi,

So I tried to make this coherent.

Its basically just following the DMA instructions here.

https://github.com/dmaone/CommonSense/b ... /README.md

Will hopefully receive my teflon tubing soon so I can begin mass production of stems. I should update more
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PlacaFromHell

25 May 2020, 03:26

If you don't mind, where did you got the PCB and how much it cost?

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 03:59

PlacaFromHell wrote:
25 May 2020, 03:26
If you don't mind, where did you got the PCB and how much it cost?
I am obviously not Robb but JLCPCB has the cheapest PCBs by far, just send them some gerber files and they can usually do 5 for under $30 before shipping (and they sponsor a fair amount of people so you can easily save a decent amount of money on already cheap PCBs).

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PlacaFromHell

25 May 2020, 11:12

kelvinhall05 wrote:
25 May 2020, 03:59
PlacaFromHell wrote:
25 May 2020, 03:26
If you don't mind, where did you got the PCB and how much it cost?
I am obviously not Robb but JLCPCB has the cheapest PCBs by far, just send them some gerber files and they can usually do 5 for under $30 before shipping (and they sponsor a fair amount of people so you can easily save a decent amount of money on already cheap PCBs).
I already saw this site, dirt cheap but I just wanted to be sure is the best option. Thanks.

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SneakyRobb
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25 May 2020, 15:43

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

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tentator

25 May 2020, 22:12

Holy moly.. this projects smells like eclipse's new model.. beamspring! :D
Great and interesting job man!!

tent:wq

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ZedTheMan

28 Aug 2020, 22:18

Hey, I wanted to bump this thread to see if any progress has been made since, I used to watch it with much anticipation.

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SneakyRobb
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30 Aug 2020, 01:30

ZedTheMan wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 22:18
Hey, I wanted to bump this thread to see if any progress has been made since, I used to watch it with much anticipation.
Hi,

Fair statement and you are right. I am print some parts now.
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SneakyRobb
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30 Aug 2020, 06:11

Hi,

Okay. Must process but went well!

Very well
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ZedTheMan

30 Aug 2020, 21:56

The results Resin-ate with hope of success :)

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SneakyRobb
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30 Aug 2020, 23:30

ZedTheMan wrote:
30 Aug 2020, 21:56
The results Resin-ate with hope of success :)
Yes, agree.

I am printing 1 more set but here is the current production.

I wanted to make keycap so that I can make the board with 100% new pieces.

Happy with how the keycap looks. I think its unrealistic to make the keycap stem in resin as it broke. Will use cnc to make metal ones.

Credit where it's due. I totally used manisteinn's keycap model.

The Cherry mx Slider adaptor works perfectly and is very durable. Very impress.
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Redmaus
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31 Aug 2020, 00:25

Impressive! The keycap looks very smooth. Very interested in seeing that Cherry adapter in action.

gianni

31 Aug 2020, 10:06

Your results look so polished and brilliant that you make it seem like an easy task!

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SneakyRobb
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06 Sep 2020, 02:41

gianni wrote:
31 Aug 2020, 10:06
Your results look so polished and brilliant that you make it seem like an easy task!
Hi thanks.

I am hope to have some good things soon.
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SneakyRobb
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08 Sep 2020, 00:27

ZedTheMan wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 22:18
Hey, I wanted to bump this thread to see if any progress has been made since, I used to watch it with much anticipation.
Hi,

I should do more for this project yes. I will correct this.

Just to update this is my current beamspring attachment method. A square peg with some glue. I am heavily considering doubling the thickness of my beamsprings. I just cannot seem to get them as hard as the original ones at the original thickness. I need to make the peg part bigger for alignment. The place I got them cut at, metaltronics in Mississauga used the hardest metal they could get and it is still not as hard as the original. So I will likely just go thicker.

I have added some models to my grabcad account.
https://grabcad.com/sneaky.robb-2

I made a new cherry mx slider for the beamspring. The old model was not very good. This one is better.
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I got this parallel square hole tool to make the holes if need be by hand in the beamsprings. I also use it for 4x alps project. The cutting method used for the beamsprings has little artefacts.
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Here are the stems.
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For a case I have ordered a model M "silver badge" case. Sort of like this image. When it arrives I will examine how to best integrate the top and bottom. I thought this would be the most amusing way to do that. It doesn't have the badge so I will make a pcb one with some kind of ibm logo.

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I would be going for something like this post
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As seen above I have started to make resin keycaps. They are pretty decent so far. Still learning. Printing a black one now.

For the barrels I am almost done with them. They are starting to look extremely close and am very pleased with them. This is mostly a printing issue not a model issue.
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I mentioned before that I would get some teflon tube. This never arrived. Randomly after 5 months it did in fact arrive but the supplier sent the wrong size anyway!

This was what I wanted to do. TBH it actually is ultra smooth and I still want to buy some teflon tube for this purpose.

The idea being the tube forms the surface where the slider and barrel interact. It is just slightly too wide.
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I know I have many projects in various states but I want to focus on actually finishing this one now. I should have done it sooner.

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SneakyRobb
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18 Sep 2020, 23:27

Hi,

One thing I should have done was the stabilizers. I thought I might have to make a insert to link them but I think it should work. The only thing is the cherry ones somewhat overlap on the top plate and part of the barrel housing. I will just make new barrel housings for those switches.

I wont do this permanently but when the Model M case gets here I will temp. borrow the 5110 switches to fully assemble the keyboard just because.

Robb
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