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Purple Mountain Majesty

The Purple Mountain Majesty project by I_Am_Dixon_Cox involved CNC cutting and building a custom 3D printer.
Published May 29, 2021
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The keyplate is CNC cut from an aluminum print of the author's photography. He had to build a custom 3D printer to make the frame in one piece.

This design inherits some enhancements from previous builds: backspace on the thumb-row, Q/P mirroring, one-key Ctrl-Alt-Delete, one-key Lock Workstation, media and volume controls, and an enhanced 20-key number pad.

Photos and build log:

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Published on Sat 29th May 2021. Featured in KBD #28 (source).


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