Case mod/customisation/decoration


#498

That’s really cool almost book like


#499

Rev 1 of my pocket chip keyboard. #dichstudios #pocketchip #nextthing #keyboard

Tried the 3D printed cases and they didn’t work out for me. Put my laser cutter and cnc mill to work and came up with a pretty good rev 1 prototype.


#500

LOVE IT! Are you thinking to make the files available? Or like @JKW maybe selling a few to us “die hard” fans.

How did you “engrave” the letter symbols? Post some build pics too (if you have them)…


#501

WOOOOW


#502

That looks awesome. I want one!


#503

Holy carp that’s pretty if you make them I do want one I’d reply to the instagram but I don’t have an account there


#504

Thanks for the kind words peeps!
I’ll go ahead and make a few extra ones.

Keep in mind that you will have to cut two slots in the top stock bezel for the case to work.
If you can handle that mod then contact me with an offer and I’ll ship one out to you.

My wife and I also came up with a soft case for the pocket chip if anyone is interested.


#505

So amazing. Can you run through the steps of getting the letters made and applied to the keys?


#506

The letters are laser cut into each key and then filled with acrylic paint. Time consuming but way more durable then stickers.


#507


#508

What kind of laser did you use?


#509

Wow! Fantastic job! Do you have an ideia of how much it costs?


#510

Care to share the laser design files? I have access to an epilog laser cutter and would give this a shot


#511

Oh wow, that’s fancy. I want to use some sticker solution since its
affordable


#512

I use a 50watt boss laser.


#513

To all who are interested:

$25 for the keyboard
$35 for the soft case

I’ll setup a purchase link later tonight and post it here.


#514

And we will apply the paint to the keys outer selves correct ( I plan on using pink to match the rest of the unit)


#515

Yeah, that would be preferred. It’s not bad for one or two keyboards, but I think doing a dozen of them would be mind numbing. I also want to tweak the font placement on the keys a little.


#516

WOAH. Awesome job on the Laser-cut keyboard!

I threw the VJAP version of the keyboard/faceplate on my Form 2 SLA printer last night - decent results. Needs to UV post-cure, then cleanup. Will update. Need to clean-up my flexible resin tank to print some soft-ish keys, but now I’m thinking of laser-cutting or CNC-routing some Speedball Speedy-carve, which is a lovely shade of pink.

I guess this is my first post, too…hi everybody! Love this little computermachine.


#517

Vey nice looking, especially the color.