Prism - A ZX inspired low cost acrylic keyboard

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Prism - A ZX inspired low cost acrylic keyboard

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Prism is a low cost QMK compatible 60% + nav cluster (or TKL minus F-row) keyboard.

It was designed mostly to use up a load of things I had left over from keyboard repairs/salvage/impulse buys (e.g. an unbuilt TGW71 PCB by u/ca178858, Cherry clear switches from a broken vintage board, plate mount stabilisers from a salvaged Wyse PCE, 56g novelkey springs)

I like the style of 80's electronics so I borrowed some of the design language of the ZX Spectrum family of computers (particularly the the ones that came after the 48k).

Overall, I am really pleased with the finished product, the case is surprisingly rigid and sturdy feeling and sounds very deep and satisfying to type on. The entire process helped me to learn things like SMD soldering for the PCB and CAD using Fusion 360.

The files to build it are available on GitHub .
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Keyboard Type: Custom

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This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

Switches
Switches
Cherry - MX Clear (71x)
Switch Films
Keycaps
Cherry - OG White on Black
Color: Black, White
Profile: Cherry
Material: ABS
Keycaps
GMK - RGBYK
Color: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow
Profile: Cherry
Material: ABS
Stabilizers
Lube
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