I do a lot of 3D printing, but have never printed a case, so I thought I would try an Apple Extended Keyboard-inspired one I saw on Thingiverse. The printing went fine, but the case ended up being a tiny bit too small to fit my DZ60 PCB. With a little (okay, a lot) of sanding, I was able to get it to fit, but it was still quite tight. So instead of painting the case like I had originally planned, I decided to just sand the heck out of the case and make it really smooth. And that worked surprisingly well. It feels really nice and looks almost like jade or something. It’s an interesting effect.
I put the caps from Vortex Vibe on it just to test out the board and it worked fine, but when I went to take them off I found that some of the keys were extremely tight. Long story short, I apparently broke all but one pair of stabilizers just by removing the keys. At first I thought it was just the space bar, so I spent a lot of time trying to fix it with my limited skills, but didn’t have much luck. I’m really not up to trying to desolder the entire board to fix them. Does anyone have any input about what I should do with this? Even though it’s not an expensive PCB, I just got it from KBDFans a couple of weeks ago, so I’m kind of bummed.