I'm a bit puzzled by the Keyboard Club's silence for an extended period of time now. I believe the last update on the sets that Drop is working on was sometime in October and for Q1 there's still no updates. Maybe I'm inpatient, but when I signed up for the KCK I was hoping for it to be an opportunity to get more insights into what is being worked on and maybe get a sneak peek every once in a while. The pages for the pre-releases and the exclusives are still as empty as they were three months ago and not a whole lot other seems to be happening. And while I seem to be getting a large amount of Drop mails for audio products that I can't remember signing up for, the KBC newsletter seems to hit my inbox rather sporadically.
MX switches don't fit exactly in a Drop + OLKB Planck keyboard
I bought a Drop + OLKB Planck Mechanical Keyboard Kit V6 and a Gateron SMD MX Mechanical Switch Pack (Clear). However I discovered that the pins don't exactly fit into the two holes per switch of the PCB. The two pins are spaced a little bit (about 1 mm) too far from each other and one of them is a bit too far (about 1 mm) to the front. The guide just says «Place MX-compatible switches into the plate. Ensure pins on each switch are aligned with the corresponding switch socket before pressing a switch onto the plate to avoid damaging the switch or PCB.» For one switch I managed to bend the pins a little bit and it worked, i. e. after I seated the switch I could get a keypress. However it was very difficult to find the exact amount and direction of the bend. I don't think I can manage to seat 47 switches this way. I destroyed four switches before I was successful with the one switch. Is something wrong with my delivery? Are the Gateron MX switches incompatible?