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Building the Piet was fun, but I cannot get up to speed with it. I don’t know if it is the unusual switches or the flat keycaps. But I do enjoy the layout, so I build another one with more familiar switches and keycaps.
|Model no.||Freebird Lumberjack|
|Switches||Zealios V2 65gram|
|Dimensions||295 × 105 × 30 mm|
|PCB/Software||lumberjack + QMK|
My second THT build. I really enjoy soldering it together. Designing and building a hand-wired keyboard (like my C64 themed Planck64 or the Atreus 62) is a lot of work. Especially soldering all the wires and getting the firmware set up. THT is a great alternative as soldering the switches to the PCB is easier and the firmware already exists.
This is the first time I used Mill Max Sockets to make a non-hot-swappable PCB hot-swappable. I used a sacrificial switch to get the alignments right. It was quite an easy job, I only messed up two sockets soldering the switch to the socket.
Similar to first planck but with some additional keys mapped on the first row.