The switches arrived today! Surprisingly difficult to find a vendor that had them in stock.

Digi-Key day! More components for the keyboard. Mostly passives and the I/O expander, still waiting on the teensy.
Suppose its time to cleanup my shamefully cluttered workbench. 😳

Left hand side of the ErgoDox populated! A bit tedious but nothing difficult.

For fun here is the tail end of a time lapse I had running while piecing this together.

@rho There's not a lof of people who buy Cherry MX anything, unless they're already soldered to an OEM-keyboard. :) Those who build their own keyboard often buy other brands.

@hund Why are folks avoiding them? Are Kailh or Gateron more commonly preferred? I always heard Cherry MX had the "better" switches, though I very well may be falling prey to marketing.

@rho They're different, not necessarily better or worse. They all have their pros and cons. :)

Most Gateron and Kailh switches are cheaper, which is a large factor for a lot of people. Gateron are generally a bit smooter than Cherry, but have a little bit more wobble instead. Gateron and Kailh comes in more variations as well.

And being different from mainstream is important as well! ;)

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.