3D printed PLA/mussle shell keycaps
This Planck EZ by Shib_Mc_Ne features 3D printed PLA/mussle shell keycaps. With source files.
Published May 23, 2021
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Flat keycaps for an ortholinear keyboard with Cherry MX switches.
Quick and dirty combination of the following models :
- keycap: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4571242
- shank: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/35594-tight-cherry-mx-cap
The base plastic is PLA, but the added mussel shell powder gives it a cool "natural" look. One downside is that it grinds the nozzle a bit.
Bought from: https://francofil.fr/product/filament-pla-moule/
They also sell wheat and coffee filaments, as well as several others. It seems like you can add almost anything to PLA if you grind it fine enough.
This filament is sometime a little hard to print, but there were no issues during printing (Prusa i3 MK3S).
The fit of the shank on Cherry switches was perfect with Prusa's "Generic PLA" settings.
Published on Sun 23rd May 2021. Featured in KBD #27 (source).
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