Scott Watermasysk Husband, Father, Bootstrapper, Developer, Keyboarder, Pained Sixers Fan.

SM Keyboard Discipline

Build Facts

Case
SM Keyboards Acrylic
Plate
Copper
Mount
Sandwich
PCB
Discipline
Key Caps
GMK Voyage
Switches
NK Creams lubed with 205g0 and 105 on the springs
Stabilizers
Durock

The Discipline is a through-hole PCB kit[1] by CFTKB and completes my trilogy (Mysterium and Romeo[2]).

For the case, I went with an acrylic case by SM Keyboards. The case itself is spectacular. I have had a couple of acrylic cases before, and I wanted to change things up a bit. Instead of using an acrylic plate, I went with a custom copper plate.

Overall, this board has been hit or miss.

Positives:

Negatives:

So what to do? Well, I started down the road to sell the board, and eventually I might go this route. I had it listed to sell recently, but did not push it very hard. The other option is to try another layout. The 3x 1.25, 6.25, and 2x 1.5 might suit me better[4], but I am not sure I want to do the work at this time.

Photos

Money shot

Just the case by SM Keyboards

Copper Plate

Another money shot

Side Profile


  1. Technically, you can use it without a case (many do). ↩︎

  2. The Romeo now has a case as well. ↩︎

  3. I recently built a board with a 3mm acrylic plate and it is not the same. 5mm for life. ↩︎

  4. I am not a fan of the spacebar starting at the Z key. With a 1.5u, 1u, 1.5u layout, the spacebar gets pushed between X and C. ↩︎