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DOLCHpad is a 10-key handwired macropad, shared and SLA-printed by sohke.
Published March 3, 2023
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It cost 16 dollars excluding shipping. It requires 10x 1N4148, 12x 3*3mm circular magnet, 1x RP2040 Zero, 10x MX switches, 10x 1u keycaps, and wires. You can print it with other materials than black resin, but then you'll have to paint it – Upbeat-Guitar.


STLs on thingiverse, and the author posted on the design and build process on his blog (in Korean):

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Published on Fri 3rd Mar 2023. Featured in KBD #115 (source).


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