Burning a Cherry MX Switch


#1

#2

This is oddly satisfying


#3

Im in fear


#4

Ha. What did these poor switches do to you?


#5

Wow, the way the stem just burns up whilst the housing takes less damage is quite satisfying. :smiley:


#6

yes, but why


#7

Hi! Burning switch parts may seem like pointless destruction on the surface, but it can be an aspect of keyboard science! The “burn test” is a standard way of identifying plastics. Here is a nice flow chart on the subject:

As you can see from the video, this stem burns the way you would expect POM to burn, while the switch top behaves like nylon.


#8

I’m mainly just getting some first-hand experience with how different types of plastics burn, since it’s a useful test to identify them. And also shitposting.