Help: Plate material recommendation?

I just got a tofu case and I'm planning to build it with lubed linear switches, but I don't know which plate material (Aluminum, brass, or Polycarbonate) should I choose to have a deeper/bassier sound.

Orange_Sleipnir 10 aug #

This might help you decide, a good side by side comparison using 2 similar kits/caps, using just different plates (alu vs brass).

Other big factors that would affect the sound of your kit would be the thickness of the caps (thick PBT seem to produce good deep sounds, GMK and JTK sets as well), as well as the case you use (density of the alu used, acoustics within the case once it's closed up.

What I noticed with the Tofu case is the hollow sound it makes due to the cutout for the battery. Makakatulong if you'll use some lining material to fill up yung space below the pcb. Rubbery material, preferably.

jaydee 10 aug #

Thanks for the vid! For the keycaps, I have decided to go for a maxkey set. So I guess there would be no problem in the thickness. For the material to fill up the case, meron akong shelf liner na nabili. Okay na Kaya yun?

Orange_Sleipnir 10 aug #

For the material to fill up the case, meron akong shelf liner na nabili. Okay na Kaya yun?

Oo ok naman. Mas ok rin if mapupuno nya yung space between the case and pcb, na medyo siksik.

jaydee 10 aug #

OK copy. thank you! Tingnan ko din pala if I can put a layer between the pcb and plate.

Orange_Sleipnir 10 aug #

OK copy. thank you! Tingnan ko din pala if I can put a layer between the pcb and plate.

meron akong ganito, pero eva foam gamit. mas maganda sana if rubber talaga na sakto yung thickness. yung sa akin nakuha ko sa MK Ultra:

https://mkultra.click/collections/60-foam

jaydee 10 aug #

I've checked out mkultra din before, sadly may mga nagsabi na makapal daw yung plate foam eh and it can cause problems pag hotswap daw yung pcb :( Siguro I'll just go with an Eva foam sheet din, then just cut out every holes for each switch hahaha mano-mano ko nalang gagawin.

Orange_Sleipnir 10 aug #

I've checked out mkultra din before, sadly may mga nagsabi na makapal daw yung plate foam eh and it can cause problems pag hotswap daw yung pcb :( Siguro I'll just go with an Eva foam sheet din, then just cut out every holes for each switch hahaha mano-mano ko nalang gagawin.

i see. yung sa sheet ko that went between the plate and pcb ok naman. yung sheet that goes below the pcb yung masyadong makapal nga and di ko nagamit. haha, nakakabaliw yang mano mano, pero if 60% naman, malamang pwede nga tyagain. meron na yatang gumawa ng ganyan pero sa rubber sheet yata, or sorbothane.

jaydee 11 aug #

I think si Chokkan yun haha. Sorbothane yung ginamit niyang material and sobrang noticeable naman yung pagkawala ng reverb after he installed it. Well sana I could yield the same results using eva foam

Orange_Sleipnir 11 aug #

I think si Chokkan yun haha. Sorbothane yung ginamit niyang material and sobrang noticeable naman yung pagkawala ng reverb after he installed it. Well sana I could yield the same results using eva foam

Yup yun nga with the kbdfans tofu hhkb yata. Parang maganda if sakto yung thickness sa gap para may contact on both sides.

jaydee 11 aug #

saan kayo bumibili ng custom plates? para sa 60 percent keyboard po sana. may experience na ako sa desoldering and soldering, gusto ko sana subukan palitan switches at plates ng pok3r ko.

crunchy_fish 11 aug #

saan kayo bumibili ng custom plates? para sa 60 percent keyboard po sana. may experience na ako sa desoldering and soldering, gusto ko sana subukan palitan switches at plates ng pok3r ko.

you can try sa kbdfans.cn -- https://kbdfans.cn

meron silang plates na compatible with your pok3r kit, brass, alu, and polycarb yata meron sila.

jaydee 11 aug #

Just realized mkultracorp foams are made of 4mm eva foam. Bumili ako yoga mat na eva foam hopefully I can make my own. Hahah

Price_is_Rice 24 aug #

Just realized mkultracorp foams are made of 4mm eva foam. Bumili ako yoga mat na eva foam hopefully I can make my own. Hahah

Binaklas ko yung isang build ko that uses the foam between the pcb and plate. Yung before and after na sound profile nung kit wala gaanong difference, hehe. Baka mas ok if yung material is rubber siguro.

jaydee 25 aug #

Binaklas ko yung isang build ko that uses the foam between the pcb and plate. Yung before and after na sound profile nung kit wala gaanong difference, hehe. Baka mas ok if yung material is rubber siguro.

Have you tried with the case foam sir? nawawala yung ping. and yes, maganda pag rubber material it helps overall sa pag dampen ng sound.

Price_is_Rice 25 aug #

Have you tried with the case foam sir? nawawala yung ping. and yes, maganda pag rubber material it helps overall sa pag dampen ng sound.

Di ko nagamit yung case foam sa build masyado kasing makapal. Wala pa akong pwede pagsubukan na build na may enough bottom clearance.

jaydee 26 aug #

Di ko nagamit yung case foam sa build masyado kasing makapal. Wala pa akong pwede pagsubukan na build na may enough bottom clearance.

Nacocompress naman ata sya sir.

Dumating na yung yoga mat. Foam case palang nagagawa ko. Hopefully maganda kalalabasan ng gagawin ko na plate foam haha.

Price_is_Rice 26 aug #

Nacocompress naman ata sya sir.

Dumating na yung yoga mat. Foam case palang nagagawa ko. Hopefully maganda kalalabasan ng gagawin ko na plate foam haha.

Uy parang ok yang nakuha mo, parang ganyan rin yung isa kong gamit. Yung sa mkultra kasi mahirap i-compress. Good luck sa pag-cut ng liner for the pcb/plate, parang matrabaho gawin manually.

Try mo sana before and after ng typing sounds. Wag mo muna i-solder, test fit lang, then fake typing test.

jaydee 26 aug #

http://imgur.com/gallery/0NcvSHe

It's not much but its honest work. Di lang pulido sir.

Try mo sana before and after ng typing sounds. Wag mo muna i-solder, test fit lang, then fake typing test.

Pag dumating na sir yung pcb ng va68 ko , update ko kayo. Nadeads kasi :(

Price_is_Rice 26 aug #