(Continue, GH60, a DIY mechanical-keyboard–part 1 )
GH60, a personalized DIY mechanical keyboard, professional player’s choice–Part 2 (continued)
In last topic, we introduced GH60 mechanical keyboard case shell, may be you are afraid of the expensive price and are not customized to a keyboard without the digital keys. In fact, you may choose the shell according the price you are ready to pay and there are many choices in the market, as to the digital keys, you may buy a digital keyboard separately if needed.All things decided by your interest and ability.
Now, there comes some other components needed to assembly a GH60 mechanical keyboard in this topic.Besides case shell refered above, GH60 PCB is of course an absolutely necessary component, you may learn something about PBC here.
An USB cable used to link the GH60 mechanical keyboard to the computer is needed, you may see knowledge about cable here, USB cable is a cheap component.
Some switch auxiliaries are needed to those long key caps to keep balance when be pressed, players may buy switch auxiliaries according their GH60 mechanical keyboard layout, a set of switch auxiliaries usually require to pay USD$2~3.
It needs to be mentioned, when switch auxiliaries were fixed on the PCB, switch auxiliary for “Space” key is in vertically opposite direction to any other fixed switch auxiliaries, see image below.
LED lamps are needed if players want to see back light on GH60 mechanical keyboard, there are many colors of LED lamps for choosing, they are very cheap components.
As to the essential components for GH60 mechanical keyboard, mechanical switches, were introduced here，players may choose mechanical switches accordingly.
Key caps are something important to show player’s personality on the GH60 mechanical keyboard, see introduction about keyboard key caps here，many materials, PBT, ABS, POM, and many colors for choosing, below is key caps selected by a player to DIY his personal GH60 mechanical keyboard.
Positioning board is an optional component for GH60 mechanical keyboard, player may choose a positioning board or not, to suit their personal preferences. Some players feed back that the GH60 mechanical keyboard has better touch feeling without a positioning board, but, in practice, positioning board is somewhat good to precisely position and protect the mechanical keys.
As a DIY project, players need to assembly and fix all the components themselves, a set of tools are indispensable, a list of tools is shown as following image.
Ok, there comes to the time to show your abilities and skills of welding and assblying, your patience and DIY ablities are crucial to the final finished GH60 mechanical keyboard.