Case and Plate Design

Physical goodness.

Kerf Settings for Various Services

Ponoko

Acrylic:

Thickness Kerf in mm
3mm 0.2
4.5mm 0.25
6mm 0.26
8mm 0.24

Lasergist

Stainless Steel:

Thickness Kerf in mm
1.5mm 0.15

Switch Dimensions and Physical Specifications

For a list of all switch datasheets available on hand, please see the switch datasheets tab of ai03's designer resources spreadsheet

 

Plate with ai03 Plate Generator

A quick and easy method that doesn't compromise.

Tutorial

  1. Begin by making the layout in Keyboard Layout Editor.
    http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com
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    If you need compatibility cutouts, overlay the various options.
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  2. Copy the info from the Raw Data tab into the KLE Data field at ai03 Plate Generator.
    https://kbplate.ai03.me/

  3. Select the switch cutout types, stabilizer types, fillet radii, etc.
  4. Press the "Generate Plate" button to download the plate.

  5. Tune to perfection using a CAD program of your choice. Enjoy!

Using ai03 Plate Generator as a CLI tool

The ai03 plate generator doesn't have to be web-hosted. 

Requirements

Usage