If you’ve been to a bar sometime since the 1930s, you’ve probably spied someone drinking a Tequila Sunrise. It’s a drink that mimics the beautiful colors of the dawn. In much the same way, so does this Sunriser keyboard build from [crashl1445].
Built for a high-school engineering project, the build looks resplendent with its yellow case, paired with yellow, orange and pink keycaps to produce the wonderful sunrise aesthetic. The build relies on an Elite-C v4 microcontroller, an off-the-shelf device specifically designed for building custom keyboards. As you might guess from the name, it features a USB-C port, serving as a modernized alternative to the Arduino Pro Micro for custom keyboard builders. KTT Rose switches are used as per [crashl1445’s] own preference, and there’s even a rotary encoder which acts as a volume knob, installed right by the arrow keys. The case is printed in several parts on a Prusa Mk3+, as the keyboard wouldn’t fit entirely on the build plate as a single piece.
The best thing about building your own keyboard is that you can design it entirely to suit your own preferences and aesthetic; we think [crashl1445] did a great job in this regard. If you’re cooking up your own sweet keyboard build, don’t hesitate to let us know!
9 thoughts on “Sunrise Keyboard Looks The Part”
Mee. I want a full-LCD mechanical display (in the stlyle of https://www.artlebedev.com/optimus/popularis/ but affordable) because I´m fed up to try to remember several keyboard layouts for different languages, not a stoopido tequila sunrise themed clacker.
“This project does not apply to my specific needs and is therefore useless!”
If you want a LCD keyboard. Make money or make it yourself. Expensive is not the seller’s problem, it is your problem.
I think you got him wrong.
His user name negates everything he writes ;)
Off you go then… be sure to post your creation to the tips line so we can critique your work.
Heh, Optimus is more of a display/conversation piece intended for someone who doesn’t do much of typing but is loaded. Having had the opportunity to test one, it is absolutely atrocious.
Unless you make them yourself and trickle the grenadine down the side, I have never had a purchased sunrise be more than red orange in a mono color
I’d be pretty stoked with making that at high school. Big ups to the maker!
While I’m personally not a huge fan of tenkeyless keyboards, this is nevertheless an amazing highschool project, and a darn well-executed one! Great job! I hope it serves the author for a long time!
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