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Are the plate cut-outs designed for switch opening without desoldering? It looks like it to me, but then my eye are not what they used to be....
Also, I'm sure it'll be a niche product and therefore be pretty expensive, but I'd love to have some ergodox case in aluminium. Not sure what to do with the LCDs though.
You are not the only one requesting the aluminium case. Thanks for adding your voice!
Either an aluminium case, or at least a sandwich case, with alu/stainless steel top and bottom plates. A sandwich design would be pretty trivial if I can just teach my self some basic CAD skills. Although again the old ergodox without the LCD would have been easier.
I have read that the very first ErgoDox drop offered a fully aluminum case, but there were major issues with the accuracy/quality, which made it very difficult to put together.
Which just seems odd, considering private groups on Geekhack have done the same thing successfully without those issues.
If a fully aluminum case is possible, I REALLY want it to have inset screws (like pictured). I don't like the look of the screws protruding from the top of the case.
If possible to make the screws like that on all the case types, that would be awesome! (including the clear plastic). And it's probably trivial, but since they haven't been made yet, you guys should totally use Robertson screws. Don't think I've seen one of them ever strip on the head :)
Hah! Fellow Canadian? :D
Personally, I have seen stripped Robertsons (still a lot less than Philips).
I have a full set of Robertson screwdrivers, though most people joining the buy probably do not :/
Yup haha, they really do work awesome :)
Them and allen-key bolts (when they're flush), my personal favourites :)