I can’t believe how involved the world of mechanical keyboard is! As I’m getting started on a project for a replacement keyboard for a retro computer, I have a bunch of questions I hope you all can answer
I see that Cherry is the big name in keyswitches, but their standard Cherry MX is too tall for my application. They’re supposed to have a low profile one coming out, so I spoke with them and said Digi-key is going to have them. Checked with Digi-key; they don’t yet.
Question: are their other manufactures that have a low-profile, quality mechanical key switch? The original retro one I’m basing it off of is 9mm tall (without keycap).
I know that DSA stands for: “DIN, Spherical, All-Rows” But what do DCS, DSS, SA stand for and what are the differences?
@VinnyCordeiro suggested I use KiCad to develop the PCB, thanks for the recommendation.
Question: what’s the best and most inexpensive PCB keyboard vendor? The current retro PCB is 285mm x 109mm x 2mm