What to avoid when building your custom mechanical keyboard.

Building a custom mechanical keyboard can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it is important to know what to avoid in order to ensure a smooth and successful build. Here are some things you should keep in mind:

  1. Skimping on quality components: Investing in high-quality key switches, stabilizers, and keycaps is crucial for the longevity and performance of your keyboard. Cheaper components may cause problems such as loose keys or key chatter.

  2. Not testing components before assembly: Before you start building, make sure to test all components individually to avoid any issues that could arise during assembly.

  3. Not considering the layout: The layout of a keyboard can greatly affect its functionality and ergonomics, so make sure to carefully consider the layout before starting your build.

  4. Neglecting ergonomics: The ergonomics of your keyboard are important for preventing discomfort and repetitive strain injuries, so make sure to take this into account when designing your keyboard.

  5. Not considering firmware: The firmware of your keyboard is responsible for managing key input and macros, so make sure to choose a firmware that fits your needs and is compatible with your components.

  6. Neglecting aesthetics: A custom keyboard is an opportunity to express your personal style, so don't neglect aesthetics when building your keyboard. Make sure to choose a color scheme, font, and case material that you love.

  7. Not following proper assembly instructions: Make sure to follow proper assembly instructions to avoid damaging your components or making mistakes that could result in a poorly functioning keyboard.

Building a custom mechanical keyboard can be a fun and challenging experience, but by avoiding these common pitfalls, you can ensure a successful and enjoyable build.

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