Building my first mechanical keyboard

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  • The Verge
    The Verge   3 months back

    What would go into your perfect keyboard?

    • Shawn McMahon
      Shawn McMahon  4 weeks back

      Stabilizers that aren't rattling stuff off my desk.

    • Jason Felosi
      Jason Felosi  2 months back

      I seen the pcb you used had leds in the bottom, do they shine through? I’ve been looking into this since I saw your video, great work!

  • Gabor Gubicza
    Gabor Gubicza  2 days back

    Advice: pay attention to the Capslock key orientation. It's upside down.

    When doing soldering I prefer to insert one component, solder it, then move on to the next one. If you insert all the components into the PCB like in the video, and flip the PCB over to solder them, some of them might fall out, or worse, just dislocate resulting in uneven component placement.

    Good job.

    • Nathaniel Garcia
      Nathaniel Garcia  6 days back

      this is clean. gratzi

      • Thanh Le Ngoc
        Thanh Le Ngoc  7 days back

        A modest and respectful guy. I wish you guys had him with "that" video.

        • David Brown
          David Brown  1 weeks back

          Just give 20 pounds for a new keyboard and when it quits toss it out and get another one.

          • Zachary Rampelt
            Zachary Rampelt  1 weeks back

            Wow. This keyboard is pretty good. Well built, the layout is.. AAHHH OH MY GOD THE ENTER KEY. THE SHIFT KEY 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

            No. But in all seriousness, this is a good video. Just personally I could not stand the half shift key because I’m a clumsy typist. Same with the enter key.

            • Jared Mark
              Jared Mark  1 weeks back

              Christ almighty your poor stabilizers

              • tutuca
                tutuca  1 weeks back

                Good vid but the spacebar is extremely rattley and sounds bad

                • Heal
                  Heal  1 weeks back

                  did he lubed the switches because they sound like a tin can microphone.

                  • Adrian Lerena
                    Adrian Lerena  2 weeks back

                    Optional backplate

                    • Wonderland films
                      Wonderland films  3 weeks back

                      great job dude

                      • Alien Kirsch
                        Alien Kirsch  4 weeks back

                        What about lube?

                        • Leaf Type
                          Leaf Type  4 weeks back

                          damnit why dont these tech reviewer ever lube their stabs!!!!!

                          • Agility
                            Agility  4 weeks back

                            great video and great guide but did he just say he liked the zealios switchs everyone i know dislikes the feeling

                            • kirb
                              kirb  1 months back

                              “I use and ISO layout because.... I’m in the UK...

                              Also it’s just b e t t e r”.





                              Is this man clowning

                              • Rezii
                                Rezii  1 months back

                                Please lube stabs

                                • Ben Je
                                  Ben Je  1 months back

                                  "theres a reoccurring joke...." Me: about the videos you make teheheh
                                  "about keyboard endgamne" Me: oh...

                                  • Sebbissoss
                                    Sebbissoss  1 months back

                                    litteraly ruiened a good vid cause you dident cut the stab legs, makes spacebar sound so rattely

                                    • Kearnsy227
                                      Kearnsy227  1 months back

                                      There a few notable times in life when you need lube... This is one of them.

                                      • Brandon Gerard Moody
                                        Brandon Gerard Moody  1 months back

                                        Oh god lube that stabilizer

                                        • Pia Von
                                          Pia Von  1 months back

                                          thats how you do it the verge, dont just task one of your employee to do a video guide from a point blank manner, you should hire or teamup with professionals,

                                          • Daniel Maldonado
                                            Daniel Maldonado  1 months back

                                            that spacebar rattle bothers me

                                            • N.O.T. L.D.
                                              N.O.T. L.D.  2 months back

                                              Will it work on Linux?

                                              • Chicken Tech
                                                Chicken Tech  2 months back

                                                This was a risky click after, you know...


                                                I'm glad it wasn't a shitstorm

                                                • Jack Armstrong
                                                  Jack Armstrong  2 months back

                                                  Fantastic video! Thank you!

                                                  • Bert1986
                                                    Bert1986  2 months back

                                                    This guy is good

                                                    • TEKRAM
                                                      TEKRAM  2 months back

                                                      He did a great job with being accurate to the hobby but the stabilizers just REALLY need lubed. They are so rattly.

                                                      • Troels_ RL
                                                        Troels_ RL  2 months back

                                                        Yes...






                                                        *We got one*

                                                        • Joroz
                                                          Joroz  2 months back

                                                          8:30 first time builder advice ... at least lube your stabilizers .....

                                                          • Dookmyugen
                                                            Dookmyugen  2 months back

                                                            Not all ABS plastic keycaps are cheap.

                                                            • Kevin Müller
                                                              Kevin Müller  2 months back

                                                              pls update to 60fps^^

                                                              • Cartoon91
                                                                Cartoon91  2 months back

                                                                hey there arent any braces in this video!

                                                                • MauricioRoy88
                                                                  MauricioRoy88  2 months back

                                                                  well, at least the keyboard didn't turn out to look like a jackson pollock painting

                                                                  • Val Pantig
                                                                    Val Pantig  2 months back

                                                                    that is a really really rattly stabs lmao.

                                                                    • petuhbread
                                                                      petuhbread  2 months back

                                                                      we get that American English is bad, stop being so smug about it

                                                                      • Deadspirit
                                                                        Deadspirit  2 months back

                                                                        Next video : Lubing my stabilisers

                                                                        • Jason Felosi
                                                                          Jason Felosi  2 months back

                                                                          Awesome vid, thanks for the info! Didn’t even know this could be done.

                                                                          • Austen Hilton
                                                                            Austen Hilton  2 months back

                                                                            Wow a guy who actually knows what he’s doing who would’ve known

                                                                            • HaydenRee
                                                                              HaydenRee  2 months back

                                                                              The key size doesn't change on a 60% lol.

                                                                              • The ABC Jug Band
                                                                                The ABC Jug Band  2 months back

                                                                                Very well presented. Took a lot info and made it entertaining and easy to follow.

                                                                                More like this please Verge!

                                                                                • GS_563 CHANNEL
                                                                                  GS_563 CHANNEL  2 months back

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                                                                                  YOU KNOW WHY I DID THIS I AM TYPING ON MECHANICHAL KEYBOARD

                                                                                  • August Biernbaum
                                                                                    August Biernbaum  2 months back

                                                                                    Not gonna lie, I was worried, cuz I love Dieter, but I ended up really liking this guy

                                                                                    • Anson Ge
                                                                                      Anson Ge  2 months back

                                                                                      Just buy from KBDfans

                                                                                      • Thot Ramen
                                                                                        Thot Ramen  2 months back

                                                                                        You redeemed yourself, for now...

                                                                                        • BUHE
                                                                                          BUHE  2 months back

                                                                                          wheres my g, y'know, the other guy, the good guy.

                                                                                          • Naved Mahdi
                                                                                            Naved Mahdi  2 months back

                                                                                            it is like inventing a wheel

                                                                                            • Heatea
                                                                                              Heatea  2 months back

                                                                                              My perfect one would be, 60/75% ,full anti ghosting, wired, at least backlit full rgb if possible, mechanical with common switch and hot swappable for easy fix when a switch doesnt work anymore, with both azerty and qwerty layouts on the caps. i know ill never find one or make one

                                                                                              • re:Rimuru
                                                                                                re:Rimuru  2 months back

                                                                                                ohhhh tha rattle ticks me off my dudes.