Building my first mechanical keyboard


Comments • 979

  • The Verge
    The Verge   7 months back

    What would go into your perfect keyboard?

    • Spectrios
      Spectrios  3 weeks back

      Hotswap Corne w/ BOX royals amd GMK Nautilus Nightmares

    • Alexandre Raymond
      Alexandre Raymond  3 weeks back

      My perfect 60 % is the Tgr x Singa Unikorn for now, built with vintage blacks and brass plate for now...might go half plate later on

    • [null]
      [null]  4 weeks back

      Ergodox, Alps Amber, wooden case, SA double shots

    • michael meng
      michael meng  1 months back


    • Albert Crocker
      Albert Crocker  2 months back

      Automatic swapping between cherry and gateron reds

  • cirque de soliei
    cirque de soliei  1 weeks back

    “I want the keyboard to be amazing to type on”


    • Qoutroy
      Qoutroy  1 weeks back

      I built my first(current) keyboard from scratch. It wasn't too hard actually, I just took apart a cheap mechanical keyboard(cheaper than buying the switches and key caps separately), mounted them in my fully custom acrylic base plate(designed in, soldered on diodes in rows and a piece of wire for the columns and wired it all up to a teensy mcu and used EasyAVR to program it and customize the keyboard layout.

      It took a lot of hard work, but in the end it works really well and still does, 1 year later

        WINTERFOX  2 weeks back

        Where's the Anti Vibration Pads?

        • majmunbez gaca
          majmunbez gaca  2 weeks back

          just buy GMMK, you can pull out switches and replace them within minutes, no point in buying anything else rly...

          • Eric Fallabel
            Eric Fallabel  3 weeks back

            Great video, though I was hoping for another meme

            • Phalathip Saewang
              Phalathip Saewang  3 weeks back

              My end game is apple magic keyboard style or retro ibm keyboard style, it have to be wireless.

              • skizzarz
                skizzarz  3 weeks back

                that spacebar is rough.

                • Poppy Gin
                  Poppy Gin  4 weeks back

                  Any of you are watching this and sort comment by newest first, I recommend that you check out Taeha Types on youtube for more builds.

                  • orangedrink
                    orangedrink  4 weeks back

                    Describing switches like a glass of wine.

                    • Lorrern
                      Lorrern  4 weeks back

                      Horrible stabilizers oof

                      • FIRST LAST
                        FIRST LAST  4 weeks back

                        This video was very nice and was a much needed improvement. But next time you do a board you should look into a company called Novelty Keys. He has amazing "custom" switches. The BOX lineup has been my go to switch. I personally like the NAVY BOXES but those may be too loud for an office. But he has plenty of options!

                        • Potato !
                          Potato !  4 weeks back

                          I was expecting a disaster, glad it's not

                          • Leowo Last Name
                            Leowo Last Name  1 months back

                            Good video, the stabs are pretty bad tho

                            • Liam Brazier
                              Liam Brazier  1 months back

                              This is a great looking keyboard. It’s surprisingly difficult to find off the shelf UK (ISO) layout ones, with Mac/iPadOS keycaps.
                              I’ve been searching for a decent 65%, usbc, Bluetooth, with white backlights for a while. Anyone offer any help?

                              • G8M8N8
                                G8M8N8  1 months back

                                I’ve heard that you guys have improved, thank you for actually listening to your viewers. It has scored y’all major internet points!

                                • Chernobyl Survivor
                                  Chernobyl Survivor  1 months back

                                  Better than linus

                                  • mip0
                                    mip0  1 months back


                                    • Chi Hou Fung
                                      Chi Hou Fung  1 months back

                                      wow, a guy who actually did the research before doing something, who would have thought.

                                      • Just a gamer
                                        Just a gamer  1 months back

                                        Why would you use a mechanical keyboard in an office, I know your switches are not as loud as blues or navys but still!

                                        • reviewfor thetube
                                          reviewfor thetube  1 months back

                                          I still like the sound and feel of abs better lol but great video man

                                          • WakeBear n
                                            WakeBear n  1 months back

                                            This is the most useful video when non-native speakers trying to pronounce "aluminium"

                                            • Israel González
                                              Israel González  2 months back

                                              The video looks very nice. What camera was used? I bet it was a BPCC4K/6K :)

                                              • X3RUBIM
                                                X3RUBIM  2 months back

                                                damn, thats an unlikeable chap

                                                • Snacksy
                                                  Snacksy  2 months back


                                                  • Waserof
                                                    Waserof  2 months back

                                                    advice: lube your stabs for the love of god it sounds horrible and its the easiest process ever.

                                                    • rileyhong
                                                      rileyhong  2 months back

                                                      Am I the only one who heard how bad his stabs sounded?

                                                      • Konstantinos Karakolis
                                                        Konstantinos Karakolis  2 months back

                                                        I was about to buy the parts for a custom one but at the last minute i saw wootings new keyboard (lekker edition) and i told to my self that its perfect :P

                                                        • chinqalicious
                                                          chinqalicious  2 months back

                                                          LMFAO I was expecting something different hehehe

                                                          • Ernesto Ortiz
                                                            Ernesto Ortiz  2 months back

                                                            There is a endgame.


                                                            • jose
                                                              jose  2 months back

                                                              worst stabilizers i’ve seen in my life

                                                              • Sergi-OG
                                                                Sergi-OG  2 months back

                                                                This should be a nice project for any IT and CS students.

                                                                • aiwa501
                                                                  aiwa501  2 months back

                                                                  Wasn't expecting much from this video. I was wrong. Well done my friend. Well done. Now go lube those stabilizers.

                                                                  • yaiR
                                                                    yaiR  2 months back

                                                                    the spacebar ewww

                                                                    • Philip Ma
                                                                      Philip Ma  2 months back

                                                                      lube the switches and the key stabilizers to reduce rattle

                                                                      • Dracik
                                                                        Dracik  2 months back

                                                                        that spacebar sound is atrocious!

                                                                        • jacesaces15
                                                                          jacesaces15  2 months back

                                                                          dont adjust the way you say things to appeal to your american audience. You sound elegant, and aluminum and solder sounds better the way you say it.

                                                                          • colby klenzing
                                                                            colby klenzing  2 months back

                                                                            That space bar stabilizer is horrendous. Poor guy

                                                                            • Mirvex
                                                                              Mirvex  2 months back

                                                                              came here expecting a laugh but this was much better than the other video.. also you totally should have modded the stabilizers.

                                                                              • CBF2006
                                                                                CBF2006  2 months back

                                                                                If you want it to last forever, I would have gotten a hot-swappable pcb

                                                                                • Azn Slider
                                                                                  Azn Slider  2 months back

                                                                                  His endgame is weak
                                                                                  Zelios switch
                                                                                  And enjoypbt
                                                                                  It's weak
                                                                                  However he's know what he doing, better than that guy

                                                                                  • Xenolith YT
                                                                                    Xenolith YT  2 months back

                                                                                    They forgot the table as the component

                                                                                    • Kadeo
                                                                                      Kadeo  2 months back

                                                                                      that spacebar sounded off

                                                                                      • Keir
                                                                                        Keir  2 months back

                                                                                        Nice, but your 2 key has the evil American @ symbol placement.

                                                                                        • Zack Saar
                                                                                          Zack Saar  2 months back

                                                                                          i like solder fumes, smell great

                                                                                          • Evan Black
                                                                                            Evan Black  3 months back

                                                                                            For goodness sake, please ventilate and have a fan running when soldering. You do not want to breathe that in.

                                                                                            • Ghiyãth Klink
                                                                                              Ghiyãth Klink  3 months back

                                                                                              is that Mini USB?

                                                                                              • Tyler Kheang
                                                                                                Tyler Kheang  3 months back

                                                                                                You 're telling me zealios on a kbdfans board is endgame? Pffft