Ever since I bought the Das Keyboard last year, I knew that mechanical keyboards are, at least for me personally, much more comfortable than any keyboard Apple has offered in the past 16 years – at the very least, you don’t have to deal with the absolute disaster known as Butterfly Mechanism, and are not limited to the total failure of an arrow key layout presented in the recent MacBook Pros.
But it was only recently that I became aware of three facts:
There is a rather large community of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.
When it comes to keyboards, you are absolutely not limited to what regular stores offer – pretty much anything you build yourself will likely be better.
Apparently, Das Keyboard is trash and Cherry MX Browns are terrible.
So with the newly acquired knowledge, I present you a gallery of how I built my own mechanical keyboard.
Ah, but before going into that, here’s an obligatory parts list: