Lubing Novelkeys Cream switches with PTFE powder


This demo will show why I like the powder better than grease so far for these switches:

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Here’s the powder I used:

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So this is unexpected… The switches sound kinda weird! The powder seems to be muffling the bottom out noise. Here is a typing video:

Whoa, I thought we are supposed to be kinda gentle with opened-bottom housing since the metal contacts are fragile and can get bent easily. Shaking a bunch of bottom housing in a container surprised me a bit :open_mouth:

Meh, they aren’t THAT fragile

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FWIW I experienced very little stick-slip friction in my switches (production ones, not proto/samples).

That said, you and others have been talking a lot about dry lubing with straight PTFE powder so I really appreciate the video and ongoing experimentation.