Daily Archives: July 11, 2012
I’ve had a lot of great feedback about my custom designed keyboard from WASD Keyboard both online and in person. Since the inspiration for my keyboard, ADOM, is getting a refresh Indigogo campaign, I thought now might be a great time to revisit things.
First of all, how does the keyboard wear over time? Here’s what it looked like when it was new:
And here’s what it looks like now:
Clearly my lighting is not optimal, but the important thing to notice is that the frequently used black keys are fading out. Especially noticeable on the shift and enter keys, the images are on their way to disappearing entirely. This in sharp contrast to the rest of the colors, all of which are still vibrant and sharp, including the home row keys.
My theory is that due to the burning process, the black keys are not scorched as deeply as the rest of the colors and therefor it doesn’t take much physical wear to remove the images. Advice: don’t use black for keys you’ll use a lot.
As far as the mechanical aspects go, this keyboard has held up really well! It’s as smooth and fun to use as the day I got it in the mail, and I suspect it will be for a long time to come.
Click on through to see some details on creating the layout for the board!