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ephyoosecay
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Aug 18, 2015
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Are there any resources available to help one assemble this? I'm using this as a chance to build my own board, but I want to be sure it's possible for a regular person to be able to do it. I built my pc, would one assume I could also build this?
Aug 18, 2015
InsTwin
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Aug 18, 2015
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I don't think you have to solder anything while building a PC, so it's a bit more difficult, but I would expect if you are fairly handy you would be able to do it with minor difficulty.
Aug 18, 2015
ephyoosecay
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Aug 18, 2015
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Obviously you don't solder a pc, I was offering a skill level gauge.
Aug 18, 2015
Haulien
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Aug 18, 2015
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By the looks of it, the PCB is basically pre-soldered sans LEDs and switches, both of which are relatively easy to solder on (and not too difficult to fix if you screw up). Just need a soldering iron and some solder. Extra flux (the not clean stuff works fine) couldn't hurt either.
Aug 18, 2015
jpenny
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Aug 18, 2015
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Jack has an assembly YouTube video available as I watched it a few days ago. Its pretty straight forward. Just search for "how to build a planck keyboard" and it will pop up!
Aug 18, 2015
A0.C
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Aug 18, 2015
InsTwin
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I guess 'minor difficulty if you're handy' is not a skill level gauge?
Aug 18, 2015
EliN
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Aug 19, 2015
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Not that hard. I never soldered anything in my life until I got into mechs. I got a basic soldering kit on Amazon for like $15 and watched some YouTube videos and read some guides. Since then, I've swapped out switches on full keyboards a couple times in the last few months with great success, some frustration, but great success.
Aug 19, 2015
ephyoosecay
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Aug 19, 2015
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Awesome, thanks
Aug 19, 2015
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