Cutting slots in honeycomb component
I finally got the hang of Fusion 360, which I have been learning this week to accomplish this task. Or at least, I have enough of a comprehension to finish the complex honeycomb component in which the button plungers slide up and down.
|Plunger that sits over pushbutton and slides down honeycomb slots|
|Honeycomb that guides the plunger and sits on PCB|
|Example keycaps to fit over plunger|
The honeycomb structure and the PCB with its pushbutton switches are sandwiched together, threaded through with four screws that fit through standoffs below the PCB and thread into the aluminum base of the DSKY enclosure.
|Model of the PCB with the 19 pushbuttons mounted|
I was finally ready to prepare the two 3D printing files. The honeycomb cost me $120 in fine detail plastic. The 19 translucent plastic plungers will cost roughly the same. Shame we didn't have a 3D production house sponsor as well.