Have you modded your keyboard / keycaps?

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Jeremy Soo, Jun 4, 2017.

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  1. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    BLACKWIDOW X CHROMA

    I had some old keycaps lying around and I sanded them down to make the entire top translucent, but leaving the sides black.

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    Here's a pic of the complete job.

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    I first used a dremel to remove the top layer roughly.

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    Then I used 400 grit wet and dry sand paper to remove the major scratching from the dremel.
    Then 800 grit to smooth it even more.
    Then 1200 grit along with the plastic dust i got from all the sanding and lots of water to polish.

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    Turned out very nice! But so hard to find where they go back on the keyboard since OEM keycaps have different sizes on different rows. DSA keycaps are best :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    I want to swap the switches out later in the future.

    Was wondering if anyone else has modified or done something to their keyboard?

    Here are some more misc pictures below:

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    k7.PNG This last picture was the audio visualiser chroma workshop app.
     
  2. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    That looks pretty cool, but it seems like it was a lot of work. I'd rather just pay the 50 bucks and get the max keyboard translucent keycap set. I'm actually going to use my credit card rewards to purchase a set for my Black widow X tournament board.
     
  3. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    Yea, you could do that, for me in Australia that would cost 50USD + shipping, so like over 100AUD for pretty crappy keycaps is pretty bad, no thanks, I'd rather spend that money on DSA or SA profiled keycaps on massdrop or something.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017
  4. ioriman

    ioriman New Member

    If you have an idea go for it, personally I do not really like the result but a good job for patience :)
     
  5. Nazka

    Nazka Active Member

    Some Massdrop keycaps are pretty slick but all around expensive too.
    Great work with those keycaps, they look niiiiice with the chroma effects!
     
  6. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    Also going to be modding it so it will have a detachable cable :) Stay tuned.
     
  7. jerjergege

    jerjergege New Member

    Detachable usb C cable mod!
     

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  8. Nazka

    Nazka Active Member

    Great one, looks neat!
     
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