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. 😳

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

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

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After some delay a set of keycaps arrived. All that's left is a case!

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The case arrived from FalbaTech! I went with the simple white one expecting to paint it, however I couldn't resist putting it all together. Finally putting this project to some use.

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@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! ;)

@rho I really like the way those key caps look. Colors and shape. Would you mind linking them for me?

@rho Nice looking build! This is my daily, an Infinity Ergodox in a Datamancer wood case with Matias clicky switches.

@ieure Ooo that's really slick! I especially like the wooden case.

@paretech Still getting used to the ortholinear layout, but its nice overall.

@rho oh ya! I didn’t even notice when I first gleaned photos. I bet that is hard, my wrists hurt just thinking about it.

@rho If you don't mind sharing, where did you get your keycaps? I got mine from Amazon! (ergodox 😛)

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