There’s a lot of new people joining the hobby and it’s sometimes daunting to know what you want to make first. There’s a lot of people who have been in the hobby a while, and it’s a bit frustrating thinking about what you want to build next.
This thread is dedicated to getting some inspiration by posting a board you either plan on making or have made as well as total build cost (at time of your writing) and purpose of the build besides the obvious answer of “to type with”. Also, if it is a board you have built, let us know what you think of it.
I’ll go first:
Build: Plastic Fantastic
Cost of parts without shipping and tax: $157.29
Purpose of build: Want a cheap build that is incredibly light with a deeper sound because of the hollow plastic construction. Also wanted the board to be hot-swappable because I don’t feel like soldering too much lately. Added a couple of extra switches to have as extras.
Plastic Case - $14.99 - https://sentraq.com/products/60-plastic-case
Hot Swap PCB - $45 - https://www.1upkeyboards.com/shop/controllers/1up-rgb-pcb-hse/
GMK Screw-in stabs - $13 - https://www.1upkeyboards.com/shop/parts-and-tools/gmk-screw-in-stabilizers/
70 Cherry MX Blacks - $34.30 - https://www.switchtop.com/product/cherry-mx-switches
Carbon Fiber Plate - $50 - https://www.1upkeyboards.com/shop/keyboard-kits/diy-60-black-carbon-fiber-keyboard-kits/
Build Status: Future planned build