A 60% cardboard keyboard cut by laser with video and sound test. Committed by NotmeJR.
KBD.news Published October 11, 2021
I'm a big fan of cardboard prototyping not just as a cheap alternative to 3D printing but as a prototyping method on it's own. Unlike 3D printing, the cardboard approach can be done with hand-tools, however, it's quite tedious. That's why I thought the next time I'll need this method I'll have to look for a company doing this in my neighborhood.
That's something NotmeJR had in mind except he apparently has a bench laser cutter.
Why? Idk. Honestly doesn't sound too bad i might cut a plate out of some thicker cardboard next time, also waiting for a hot swap board to come in so i can test the cardboard plated easier – Not Phil.
I had used my cardboard keyboard for almost a year so I know full well such a board is much sturdier that it may look. I wonder if with the proper tools this can be taken to the next level and cheap and sustainable cardboard keyboards may invade the market one day.