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Table of Contents

Why? #

Why not?

Components #

I bought all the parts on kbdfans.com, but you can find a lot of things on other websites. Be careful on the shipping tho!

PartProductComment
SwitchesGateron redlinear, x70
StabilizersCherry Screw-in Stabs 60 set
PCBKBD67 rev2 65% PCBRGB, VIA support, USB-C
PlateAluminium plate
BackplateTADA68 Low Profile Aluminum Case
KeycapsGeneric caps
LubePCMasterrace lube

Tip: buy a lube station and a switch disassembler for more confort

Switches #

First thing to do is to disassemble the switches and separate all the pieces for lubing.

Disassembled

Switches lubing

Switches lubing

Switches lubing

Ref:

Test the PCB #

We want to test our PCB if any pin is damaged or not working, I used the VIA software to check it.

PCB connected

Stabilzers #

Trim the useless feet of the stabilizers for better stability and less noise.

BeforeAfter
Before
After

Now we will lube the stabs and place them on the PCB.

Ref:

Soldering #

We now want to solder the switches to the PCB.

Soldering

Ref:

Finish #

Put the keycaps on it and you got your brand new handmade keyboard.

Assembled keyboard

Not much but honest work

Sound testing #

Sorry for bad quality

KeyboardSound
Ducky One 2 (MX brown)mp3
Keychron k3 (MX brown lubed)mp3
Mine (Gatheron red lubed)mp3

Configure keyboard with VIA #

VIA is an open source software to help you configure your keyboard: adding layers (like Fn key), macros and so on.

I used it in order to add a function on my right control key, to unlock a new layer on the keyboard, I can now use F1-F10 keys easily.

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