How to Make Your Own Mechanical Keyboard?

Creating your mechanical keyboard is an intricate blend of artistry and engineering, allowing for deep customization, from key response to design aesthetics. This guide walks you through building a unique keyboard, incorporating Durgod’s quality components for an exceptional creation. How to create your DIY mechanical keyboard? Follow the steps below!


Step 1: Define Your Ideal Keyboard

Start by envisioning your ideal keyboard. Size (full-size, TKL, 60%), layout (ANSI, ISO), and purpose (gaming, typing, programming) should guide your choice.


Step 2: Select Your Components

Choose your PCB, case, plate, stabilizers, mechanical switches, and keycaps. For a “wireless mechanical keyboard,” consider wireless PCBs.


Step 3: Gather Necessary Tools

Collect the tools needed, including a soldering iron, solder, screwdrivers, and a PCB testing kit.


Step 4: Test the PCB

Ensure the PCB works correctly using a multimeter or PCB tester before proceeding with the assembly.


Step 5: Lubricate Your Switches (Optional)

Lubing switches can improve keystroke smoothness and sound. While optional, it’s recommended for an enhanced experience.


Step 6: Modify Your Stabilizers (Optional)

Stabilizer mods like clipping, lubing, and band-aid mods can lessen noise and increase key stability.


Step 7: Mount Stabilizers on PCB

Fit the stabilizers onto the PCB, crucial for larger keys such as the spacebar.


Step 8: Position Switches

Insert switches into the plate, aligning them with the PCB.


Step 9: Solder Switches.

Solder each switch to the PCB. For a solder-free build, consider Durgod’s hot-swappable PCB.


Step 10: Enhance Case Acoustics

For better sound insulation and stability, add foam inside the case and apply rubber feet underneath.


Step 11: Assemble PCB into Case

Secure the PCB-plate assembly within the case.


Step 12: Attach Keycaps

Affix your selected keycaps to the switches, adding a personal touch to your keyboard.


Step 13: Conduct a Typing Test

Perform a typing test to confirm all keys function correctly and enjoy your handiwork.


Building a mechanical keyboard is a rewarding exploration of what makes these devices uniquely captivating. For enthusiasts embarking on this journey, Durgod provides a plethora of high-quality components suited for every custom build.


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