Continued from here.
I decided to go ahead and order the keys from Unicomp, the quality’s ok, the color sorta matches, but they couldn’t make me custom keys. I did get a tux key, most of my media keys, a context menu key, and another escape key. I’m going to apply some inkscape talents to making the key labels, but I’m not sure how to go about marking the keys. I could mask with tape and burn it off. I could dust it with toner or thermark and try to melt it in. I could engrave and try to wipe paint in. I’m waiting on a part for our little laser cutter, but I’m leaning toward dusting it with laser toner and trying to fuse it into the plastic keys.
Here’s my keyboard a it stands today, I’ll add a picture of my key designs later tonight.
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