Replacement FK-2001 Badge

So I've put some second hand SKCM White keys in my FK-2001 and I've been really digging it. The switches feel great and the dust cover is retrotastic. But mine didn't come with a badge, and that hole has been bugging me.

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Still, I've got a set of calipers and a copy of Fusion 360. We can do something about that.

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Didn't take too long to model up. It's got a taper on the back to give it a friction fit and I included a little cutout that will allow me to pry it out if it's too tight.

My 3D printer is a MP Select Mini that I've used, abused, and modded within an inch of it's life. Every time I print with it, things are an adventure, but I eventually got a good print out of it.

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It's not a multi-material printer, I just swapped filament when it came time to do the lettering. Should give it another got with a razor to clean up the white bits. If I could find some beige filament, I might redo this one again, but the color would have to match pretty well to not clash.

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Fits like a glove. Well, it's good enough anyway. It stays in securely but can be pulled without tools.

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Still need to finish a few more mods on this thing. The LEDs are gonna get swapped and the pro micro for the USB conversion is just banging around in there right now. I'd like to make a mount for it. Maybe even give it a detachable cable.

It still looks and feels a world better than when I bought it.

Edit: I've posted the STL to thingiverse along with a textless version.
Focus FK-2001 Replacement Badge
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That. Is. Awesome.

Nice work, dude!
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ScottPaladin wrote:Image
Fits like a glove. Well, it's good enough anyway. It stays in securely but can be pulled without tools.

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That is absolutely CHOICE.

Executed beautifully and you should be proud of what you achieved on a very complex design, with many alternating surfaces.

Nice one indeed, I just wish my FK-2001 could have your name tag as well ;) .
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...that is such a good idea xD . NOICE!
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//gainsborough wrote:That. Is. Awesome.

Nice work, dude!

Elrick wrote:
That is absolutely CHOICE.

Executed beautifully and you should be proud of what you achieved on a very complex design, with many alternating surfaces.

Nice one indeed, I just wish my FK-2001 could have your name tag as well ;) .

Chyros wrote:...that is such a good idea xD . NOICE!

Thanks for the kind words! Makes my morning.

If anybody has a keyboard in the same state and access to a printer, I've posted to thingiverse and included a textless file for you to customize.
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ScottPaladin wrote:[…] If anybody has a keyboard in the same state and access to a printer, I've posted to thingiverse and included a textless file for you to customize.

Not that I would need that, but:

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