Generator for keypads with mechanical switches.


Layouts generated:

Settings for Finger Joints

style style of the fingers
surroundingspaces minimal space at the start and end in (multiple of normal spaces)
edge_width space below holes of FingerHoleEdge (multiples of thickness)
extra_length extra material to grind away burn marks (multiples of thickness)
finger width of the fingers (multiples of thickness)
play extra space to allow finger move in and out (multiples of thickness)
space space between fingers (multiples of thickness)
width width of finger holes (multiples of thickness)

Main Settings

h height of the box
top1_thickness thickness of the button hold layer, cherry like switches need 1.5mm or smaller to snap in
top2_enable enables another top layer that can hold CPG151101S11 hotswap sockets
top2_thickness thickness of the hotplug layer, CPG151101S11 hotswap sockets need 1.2mm to 1.5mm
pcb_mount_enable adds holes for pcb mount switches
led_enable adds pin holes under switches for leds
diode_enable adds pin holes under switches for diodes
cutout_type Shape of the plate cutout: 'castle' allows for modding, and 'simple' is a tighter and simpler square
columns_definition Each column is separated by '/', and is in the form 'nb_rows @ offset x repeat_count'. Nb_rows is the number of rows for this column. The offset is in mm and optional. Repeat_count is optional and repeats this column multiple times. Spaces are not important.For example '3x2 / 4@11' means we want 3 columns, the two first with 3 rows without offset, and the last with 4 rows starting at 11mm high.

Default Settings

thickness thickness of the material in mm
format format of resulting file
tabs width of tabs holding the parts in place in mm (not supported everywhere)
debug print surrounding boxes for some structures
labels label the parts (where available)
reference print reference rectangle with given length in mm (zero to disable)
inner_corners style for inner corners
burn burn correction in mm (bigger values for tighter fit)

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