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musashiaharon
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Jan 14, 2016
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Received mine yesterday, now typing this on the ErgoDox. I've populated the LED footprints with purple 3mm flangeless LEDs (~$6). With the LEDs, I'm measuring total current draw for the keyboard at 150mA max.
I got Cherry MX clears and black DSA caps. If I had known that I was going to install LEDs when I ordered it last year, I probably would have gotten clear or translucent caps, but I can still see a nice outline of the keyboard even with opaque caps.
In all, it took me 5 hours to build, including about an hour of trying to remove the keycaps from one half of the keyboard to make way for the LEDs. (I thought I would just test that the keys worked before putting in the LEDs.) The keycaps fit really tightly, so it was a struggle to take off just the cap without pulling the switch itself apart. No damage done in the end though. The switch parts simply snap back together.
I had a little difficulty where the keys at the outside edges were binding on the case. Shifting the sandwiched layers a little resolved this easily.
Now I just need to get used to the new layout. Maybe I'll customize it, but I think I'll try the default layout first.
Jan 14, 2016
wailashi
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Jan 15, 2016
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Mind sharing a photo of your keyboard with the opaque caps and back light on? I have been planning on doing the same and would be curious to see what it looks like.
Jan 15, 2016
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