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Magnetic tenting system

Fmcraft presented a magnetic tenting system using mainly off-the-shelf components.

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Published March 30, 2023
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Quentin aka Fmcraft of bastard keyboards shared his magnetic tenting system comprising a tripod, magnetic adapter and metal backplate.

I'm happy to present what I've been working on for some time now - an adjustable, modular tent system! […] My goal was to use as many off-the-shelf components [as possible], and to make it easy to adapt the system to any split keyboard – Fmcraft.

Demo

Quentin made this demo with a Charybdis Nano (top photo) and a yet unreleased Dilemma v2 (see below), but the system will work with any split keyboard.

Parts

  • Tripods: Neewer Z flex or Manfrotto pocket tripods.
  • Magnet adapters: 2 magsafe tripod adapters from aliexpress.
  • Custom plate

Here's the kicker – I had some plates laser-cut. Those need to be a magnetic metal, so I chose galvanized steel because it's magnetic and won't rust.

The author chose 3mm for the thickness because he likes heavy plates. However, for traveling you'd probably want something thinner.

Pic: Dilemma v2 with tenting

Dilemma v2 with tenting

For the Dilemma he also designed custom acrylic midplates for dramatic effect and underglow RGB.

Resources

Credits and thanks: CABenstein#9752 for the initial concept & Yingeling for helping with ordering the plates.

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Published on Thu 30th Mar 2023. Featured in KBD #118 (source).


Tags: tenting

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