Meet Andrew Lee, a mechanical keyboard designer and creator. Andrew comes into the Makerspace at Main for help cutting the acrylic needed for his designs. We asked him if we could interview him for Maker Faire and he said yes! Thanks, Andrew!
I was interested in making my own fight/arcade stick, and that kind of spilled into mechanical keyboards instead.
Someone who likes making something instead of buying/getting a premade product
One of my main keyboard inspirations is Mintlodica, who is a keycap designer.
It’s just a hobby, though I have done custom builds for clients. I use a mechanical keyboard I made every day at work.
I enjoy the mechanical work, and I’ve acquired a lot of skills in the process that can apply to other things as well.
A hand-wired hotswap Dactyl Manuform, which was an ergonomic split keyboard I built for a friend.
I’d want to make custom keyboards even more accessible than it is getting by making the cost of entry as low as possible to get other people into it.
Custom keyboards is a very money-restrictive hobby. In the past year or so, a larger focus on budget offerings has made it significantly easier for people to get into the hobby.
I’ve spent more money on this than I’d care to ever admit.
Sounds like a true maker to us, Andrew! 🙂
Check out some of Andrew’s completed creations below!