This is my second mechanical keyboard build. Read up on the previous one here. Why and what's the difference?
Why is easy: I was fed up carrying my beloved keyboard to work all day. The difference between the two keyboards are subtle, but still:
- 2.25u left shift: this is a bit more standard and makes it easier to find keycaps
- More standard 2.75 right shift: I did not get used to the 1u right shift
- No split space bar: I never really got much use out of split spacebars. I'll lose a second layer key though
- Brass plate and low-profile aluminium case: a bit of luxury
- Switches: Gateron browns, the Cherry MX clears are nice to type, but too tiring for all-day use (possibly also in combination with SA profile keycaps)
- Leftover PBT keycaps
As the building itself was almost identical to my previous article, I only list the BOM here.
Bill of materials
Note that by being in Europe, some parts can be hard to come by and/or shipping fees are more expensive than the ordered components themselves. Here's a list of the shops I bought my stuff from.
|DZ60 Type-C rev 3.0 PCB w/ Cherry stabilizers||1||KBDfans||KBDfans is also on AliExpress|
|Plate||1||KBDfans||brass plate w/ layout B (2.25u left shift|
|Gateron brown switches||68||KBDfans|
|Low-profile aluminium case||1||KBDfans||Houses the DZ60 without modifications|
I again made a custom layout: github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware.