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. Be sure to check out the older article for in-detail information about any topic required to build your own mechanical keyboard.
Bill of materials
|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||Plate mounted|
|Low-profile aluminium case||1||KBDfans||Houses the DZ60 without modifications|
I again made a custom layout: github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware.