And here it is. v0.0.1 of the ish keyboard, all built and ready to go. Choc Silver switches, WRK Louder blank caps, and nice!nano controllers.

build summary of v0.0.1 of the ish keyboard 

It is really nice that this board ended up with only minor notes, relatively speaking.

yeah the battery hookups didn't work out but that was always the big question mark. And even for their problems, the wires are still well protected as are the batteries so it's fine. It won't be in the next rev but I'm not really worried about it as a daily driver.

The power switches worked really well which I'm thrilled about. Surfing parts on digikey and hoping their kicad footprints work is kind of annoying. And yes, power on and power off are the same spots on the two halves. On is up, off is down.

I've also confirmed that the build works with both corne v3 and v2 plates. The v2 is better because it's designed for chocs and I'll be basing my plates off the v2 platform.

I'm going to increase the size of the silkscreen under the diodes, move to SMD pads for the battery hookup, move the diodes a bit further away from the switches.


re: build summary of v0.0.1 of the ish keyboard 

I also have notes for a build using osh park's "after dark" finishing. That'll end up as mostly visible copper up top and on the switch plates. Bottom will be black with visible copper traces. I think it'll look really nice but I'm not blowing hundreds of dollars on a build until I'm willing to call this v1.0 done.

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