29 Mar '13, 1pm

Wooden teeth for your USB keyboard

Wooden teeth for your USB keyboard

We just got an ergonomic keyboard for the first time and absolutely love it. But the look of this keyboard hack has us second guessing ourselves. [Will Pretend] pulled off an absolutely stunning wooden retrofit for his USB keyboard . Be warned, his project log includes 175 photos, and most of them have captions. He started off by taking apart the original USB keyboard to see what he was working with. Before digging in to the valuable wood stock he cut test pieces using some thin MDF. But once he had a clear plan to get to the end of the project it was full stem ahead. The keys are not simple Chicklet style overlays, they have depth like you would expect to find on low-grade plastic peripherals. This was accomplished by milling each key, then sending them through the laser cutter to each the letter on top. Take some time to make your way through the entire project (here’s a...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/29/wooden-teeth-for-your-usb-...

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