idb 60xt prototype

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idb 60xt prototype

The case was designed and engineered by Reddit user omgitspngu and then two examples were manufactured in China. Pngu kept one and sent the other one to me for test-fitting. The case is made out of aluminum, beadblasted and then anodized. This keeb has a distinct nod to the IBM XT keyboard, but back in the days the section on the left was used for F1-F10.

Build parts

60xt prototype case in aluminium that has been beadblasted and anodized in silver. Custom brushed steel ISO plate without slots for winkey from Laserboost. QMK-programmable 60xt PCB supporting both ANSI and ISO. Vintage black stems (from around mid 80s) in new Gateron housings with milky bottom and clear top. 80gr Gateron green springs. Switches are lubed with Krytox GPL104. Genuine Cherry stabilizers.

Gallery

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The stainless steel ISO plate from Laserboost
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Vintage Cherry black stems in Gateron housings. GMK stabilizers
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Finished build with GMK Yuri keycaps
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A shot of underside showing of the massive bottom
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Another shot of the keeb in the wild, this time with GMK Nautilus and a Watster artisan on Esc
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Picture of the keyboard without caps