I’m trying to figure how to pick parts for my upcoming KB project.
The specs I’m going for:
- 75% aluminium case
- Bluetooth and 2.4ghz wireless
- ISO Nordic layout
- Backlighting optional
- Silent tactile switches
I have ordered Iqunix ZX75 and Varmilo VCS88 Cliff Bot to check them out but will most likely send them back if I manage to find good parts for a barebone custom prokect.
The issue is that I have no idea which parts match my specs and the other parts.
Case: I assume the critical thing is to have case that matches the PCB and has room for a battery
PCB: Are some PCBs Bluetooth and 2.4ghz dongle ready? I assume I need the PCB should support ISO layout also.
Plate: Matching the PCB
Switches: I heard Gazzew Boba U4 are pretty good silent tactiles
Keycaps: Some nice Nordic ISO caps
Other: I wonder if I need to find a battery and it’s connection to PCB, and maybe the usb dongle for 2.4ghz connection?
Not many build BT or 2.4ghz connection to their custom KBs. Is this crazy for a first project or should I just custom the Iqunix or Varmilo with switches, caps and mods?