My clear 60% keyboard !

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This was my first time building a DIY mechanical keyboard. Thanks to this little project, I got to experience soldering for the very first time. This project was intentionally designed to be light and small sized as possible, simply put this is my portable/travel buddy ! :D Trust me, it was fun building this thing... Until I had problems here and there, specifically when one of the LEDs didn't turn on after soldering and re-soldering and changing the LED... I then had to jump the power pins of the LED instead. Apparently there was a design error and a missing diode for that point of the LED.
  • KC60 60% purple PCB
  • Gateron Clear switches (35g spring)
  • Polycarbonate Translucent Keycaps (no legends, flipped spacebar)
  • Custom keyboard layout (with arrows by default)
  • LEDs have the options to: Dim, Bright, Breathe
  • I'm /u/cryptix- @reddit
Edit2: Added more photos (again) !




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Shalakazaam
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Feb 10, 2021
can you give me a link to buy the keycaps pleaseeee <3 <333
Shalakazaam
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Feb 12, 2021
<3 it has now been added to my wish list, which i didnt do back then because im an idiot 😂
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Shalakazaam
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May 8, 2021
what case did you use? the more i see this thing, the more i fall in love with it. i want to replicate it exactly! :D
enkidu
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Aug 16, 2016
No right shift? You animal! Looks great! Very nicely done.
Tofig
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Jul 21, 2016
Very nice! probably it would be even better if pcb was also transparent. interesting if someone can produce transparent boards
jaybeeayyy
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Feb 11, 2021
5 years later lmao
BrotherBrine
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Feb 11, 2021
haha yeah didn’t realize that til after but maybe someone still wants to do
j.a.l
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Jul 21, 2016
That's awesome! Nice job.
misterkevint
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Jul 21, 2016
Hey kaiden - where did you get the case? I've been looking for something similar for my 60%. I love the look BTW... Very unique.
misterkevint
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Jul 21, 2016
Sweet! Thanks a lot.
tsnieman
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Jul 21, 2016
I also have a transluscent, backlit keyboard (Pok3r, MX Clears). My keycaps are dark translucent though.
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tsnieman
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Nov 16, 2020
@Shalakazaam Here on drop (: It's the "Max Universal Translucent Keycap Set" --> https://drop.com/buy/max-keyboard-keycap-set
Shalakazaam
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Nov 17, 2020
thansk man
Branny
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Jul 20, 2016
interesting layout dude!
darren.craine
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Jul 16, 2016
Thats pretty legit
Sakis
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Jul 15, 2016
I love when things go one direction all the way, and then some more. On Monday/Tuesday I will share you a photo (if I get to sleeve a cable ruining it).
On another crazy note, maybe you could find another clear plastic part, with some cavity, that you could glue on bottom with some waterproof clear adhesive (either outside the case, or between PCB and case), after you had it half filled with purple colored (or water clear) mineral oil (those used on water cooled PCs). Essentially creating a sealed "tank". That would give a "spirit level" effect when flipped like on last picture. Just saying. Did someone said "Add some glitter too"?
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Data
Jul 14, 2016
OK, I'm impressed.
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