Magic School Bus Themed Custom Keyboard

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  1. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Because rectangular keyboards are boring

    I made a Magic School Bus inspired case in dedication of the great book/TV series that it was and integral part of my childhood.

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    The inspiration for the funky case from this great keyboard: Amazon.com: Little Tikes: kidBoard - PC: Video Games.

    At the time of inception, Team Redline had started a GB for Leeku's 1800 PCBs, so I jumped on and got the PCB and decided on the design.

    I needed a black and yellow set, preferably double-shot, the Bumble Bee GB by Kepop had just come to the end of ordering, however they made an exception and even semi-sponsored the set. Thank you very very much!

    From then on, I had a blast building the case and the keyboard, it took some time as I had holidays, GBs, uni and what not, but it is complete and I am loving and so does everyone else who sees it at my place :D

    I'm loving the layout as this was the first time I got to try it and I must say it is excellent.
    PCB: Leeku 1800 from GB run by Team RedLine
    Switches: Ghetto-greens, 80g springs from Originative in blue switches
    Stabs: PCB Stabs
    Layout: 1800 layout
    Material: All layers are cast acrylic, yellow, white, smoke, red, black, clear
    Keycaps: Bumble Bee DCS set from GB by Keypop who semi-sponsored this set for my keyboard. Thank you once again!

    With the dustcover:
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    Dust cover off:
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    Binge-cap, Cheesy grizz-key:
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    Back:
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    Backlit:
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  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Superb. I would've given you a biiiig hug for this! This is excellent work
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Superb. I would've given you a biiiig hug for this! This is excellent work
     
  4. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Totally gay, but I'll roll with it. Lol

    Sent from my HTC One mini using Tapatalk
     
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    OMG !! It Glows too... Excellent Job Moz.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    I think you should post this on one of the big site, le Reddit. Trust me it will get a lot of votes etc.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Haha, probably should, but I'll see for a couple of days if I need that sort of attention.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Dude, if you don't I will put it there and grab all the internet points.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 27, 2014 ---
    Ofcourse, the credit will be to you and your page.
    But I want world to know that I know someone who made this coolest shit in the history of cool shit.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Sure, go ahead, that sounds like a better plan, the details about the project are in the OP.

    In fact I would be thankful if you did post it. :D
     
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    Done deal.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Thanks man.
     
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    I have to, this is awesome. World needs to know.
    I would like you to make me a keyboard as well.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 27, 2014 ---
    Let me know the price in advance and/or anything you need for that.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I really wish I could, 6 months back, I would have gotten onto it. Now in South Africa, I don't have my tools or the resources at my disposal to get anything setup.

    Once I'm ready, I will definitely ping you and we can get to it.
     
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    Awesome.
     

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