Wood case for the gherkin keyboard
- Bamboo plywood
- M2 spacers
- P2 size EPS file for ponoko.com
Overall it came out ok, but If I did it again I would pick a different material. The bamboo frays and splinters very easily. Ponoko only has veneer and plywoods. www.outfab.com has some nicer solid woods.
|You can see the 2 darker layers of wood. There are a total of 6 layers.|
I had to sand the edges down to remove the laser scorch marks and to gets all the layers to line up as a single smooth surface.
|The cutout for the USB connector. I glued the middle layers together to add strength and to keep them aligned.|
|The bottom. You can see the frayed edges of the wood where the bamboo veneer splintered.|
|The edge of the bamboo looks more interesting than the top and bottom surface. It is all bamboo plywood, no fillers.|
|White LED back lighting. Cheap PBT doubleshot keycaps from eBay.|
|Bottom removed. Here you can see the PCB fits snugly inside the wood layers. The M2 spacers sit in the holes.|
You can see, on the inside, how dark the scorched edges of the wood were.