I hope newbie questions are okay here… Trying to venture into custom switches.
I bought a hot-swappable keyboard and wanted kalih speed heavy burnt orange switches, or similar to it, maybe with quieter stems, more pronounced feeling tactile feedback, like a force curve similar to the speed heavy navy thick clicks (my favorite feeling switches) and maybe stronger cushioning (like a progressive rate spring that is aggressively light in actuation force but aggressively heavy on the bottom out force).
Sadly it turns out that my “CIY” board only takes cherry style outemu switches, and I didn’t feel like filing down the pins of 104 switches till they fit the socket… Was looking for outemu alternatives, but I realized that maybe I could buy the parts I need and make my own switches. I’d really appreciate it if someone could guide me through this venture, since it seems like a bit of daunting task.
Maybe someone can walk me through what I’ll need before I jump the gun and make another mistake like I did with my CIY board.
From what I’m guessing (yes, I’m as unsure as I sound), I think I will need (help me out where I’m thinking wrong here please):
Housing/bottoms that fit my “CIY” sockets, maybe outemu sky housing? Not sure how the housing will affect the feel of the switch…
Progressive rate springs. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction here, but the only ones I’ve come across so far are the SPRiT progressive edition mx springs, but nowhere that sells them.
Tactile silent stems, maybe I can use or find something similar to the speed burnt orange stems? I haven’t looked into this yet.
Clear, no slot tops so my board’s leds can shine through and cause I hear the slotless tops are less wobbly.
Not sure what else I might need or have missed. I haven’t really been able to find much information online.