HappyFuse - 3D Printed 50% with Isolated Numrow


#1

Hey there, I have been playing with 3D printed keyboards for a while now and after many many iterations I have something I really like.

My printer has a width constraint of 210mm so it was hard to find a layout that would work with it. After printing only the bottom part, I wanted to see if I could fit the numrow on my design. However if I added the regular numrow, it would not be staggered with the first alpha row, and it would look weird. To make it staggered, I had to add 0.5u to the left of the 1 key.

After a lot of back and forth I had the idea of isolating the numrow and I like how it looks, what do you guys think?

I will be posting about designing a 3D Printed keyboard from scratch soon, and if you are interested make sure you follow me on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/MrKeebs

I am also on Instagram:

And I have a Discord server for the Brazilian MK community but we are open to anyone:

Thank you!


#2

Even though it’s not particularly useful for me in terms of usability, I really appreciate the look of this board! The separated top row is :ok_hand:


#3

Thank you so much! I have been using it as my daily driver and it isn’t that bad if you’re into 40%s in general. But yeah, it’s definitely not for everybody.


#4

I feel like it needs a 6u spacebar so it is symmetrical.


#5

I’d like to see something like Laplace or UT47, but with the digits row.


#6

Super cool to see larger projects like this that are 3D printed! Just recently started exploring 3d printed keyboard parts (just finished assembling my Minivan with a 3d printed plate) and am very excited to see what other things are created from it in the future.

Fortunately I have a little bit of extra room on my print bed (250mm X direction) but even then I struggled to barely fit the plate for my minivan on it. Very impressive to see what you’ve done with 210 mm :3

If you don’t mind sharing project files/STL/etc I would love to try this out hand wired!