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Mechanical Keyboard - Tada68

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In my search for a 3D Printed keyboard case, I came across the WhiteFox by @Matt3o. He has many build threads and videos that are extremely useful and has inspired me to try my hand at hand-wiring my own from scratch.

I loved his WhiteFox build and design but was more interested in a Tada68 layout. This is a remix of his brilliant board with my ideas for a unique, custom keyboard. Also included are the "non standard" keys you will need for this layout.

Here is the layout of the Tada68:
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For this build I went for the cheapest mechanical keyboard I could make. To achieve this you will need patience because you will have order some parts on eBay or AliExpress from China. Heres what you will need:

Teensy 2.0 - $11 (or buy a knock off for ~$6)
Mini USB cable - $5
Rubber feet - $4-6 (or print them if you have TPU)
Hardware - $4
Standard "OEM" Keycaps - $8-10 (for single color)
70 - Cherry MX style switches - $10 (MX Blue clones)
100 - 1N4148 Diodes - $3
3 - Costar plate mounted 2u stabilizers - $4
1 - Costar plate mounted 6.25u stabilizer - $2
Thin wire - ?
Solder + Iron - ?
Patience - ?

Added a how to add firmware via EasyAVR including all files for this same layout on my other keyboard here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3478494

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Update 1: Added v2 of Bottom Right Panel that holds in the teensy for a better fit. Also added v2 of the Left Side of the keyboard for a bigger and better fitting opening for the teensy microcontroller. Everything should now fit without modification.

  • 3D file format: STL

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