Why those 3D printed keycaps are so amazing?
Are you fed up with the normal and boring look of your mechanical keyboard? You are wondering whether you should buy a new one because the old one doesn’t look fresh anymore? If so, you might want to consider an alternative with some custom 3D printed keycaps to change the look of your keyboard. Then, we are going to introduce to you the list of custom 3D keycaps that you can get.
For mechanical keyboards, you can easily remove and replace the keycaps and that’s why custom keycaps are becoming a mainstream product for most computer accessories companies. They offer you from normal keycaps sets to special and limited versions, from gaming keycaps to typing one. They can provide you with what you need for your keyboard.
For some people, keycaps are important not only for their experiences but also for showing their personalities. Therefore, customized keycaps were invented. They can be made based on various themes, from different methods, using unique materials. Custom keycaps are the whole colorful world. Among the most common custom keycaps, you will find 3D printed keycaps are very interesting because with these keycaps, you are kinda the one who makes it yourself literally.
What are 3D printed keycaps?
When it comes to this type of keycaps, a lot of people might confuse it with artisan keycaps. However, instead of being handmade like their friends, these keycaps are created by using 3D printer technology. You can create your own keycap by designing one on your computer and print your design without touching any material.
With 3D printed keycaps, the designer provides you with the basic design of the keycaps. You can go with the original design or change some details, even color. You also have the full control of the material from gold, silver to plastic. Or, you even can choose some abnormal materials such as sandstone, wax, etc.
The next thing I like about these keycaps is that with one design, you can produce as many keycaps as you want. If you find any interesting theme, image, etc. you can create a whole set of keycaps with that image. You only need to know how to use some design software and the print machine. It also gives you an optimal option for spending. With other types of custom keycaps, you have to spend lots of money because they are always so expensive. Moreover, you also have to wait for months before getting one. So, why don’t you choose the better option?
Now, since it might be new for those who try these keycaps for the first time, you can refer to this list for some beautifully made keycaps.
PUBG Cherry MX keycaps
If you are a fan of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you might love these keycaps, since they are specially dedicated to this game. Some letters are replaced by symbol, items in the game. They are not too thick; therefore, if your keyboard has backlit, the light still can go through these keycaps. There are two versions for this product, you can easily find them on Thingiverse.
Want to turn your keyboard into a portal machine? If yes, these 3D printed keycaps are must-have. However, the designer offers you a replacement for the Alt keys only. Therefore, if you want to have the design for other keys, you might need to do it yourself. Also, to complete the look, you need to paint the prints during the post-processing. You can download the file from TheFlyingRaccoon on Thingiverse.
Adafruit’s Custom Cherry MX keycaps
These custom keycaps are designed by Adafruit – a small company founded by an MIT engineer. The design file is available to download for free right now. You can get the file and edit it in your own way. The design is dedicated to Cherry MX keycaps only including a skull and a Adafruit flower. If you are looking for a brand new look for your keyboard, you should try this beautiful design.
High resolution 3D keycaps
Wanna make your keyboard unique and stunning? Here is the set for you. This set is the combination of a rose and Darth Vader’s helmet. This strange combination is designed with accuracy and detail. If you print this set on your own, you might make a mistake. However, if you order this set from a professional printer, you won’t find any flaws. Again, you can download the file on Thingiverse for free.
3D printed keycaps are the best way for those who like to create keycaps by themselves. These keycaps don’t require you days, months to make one. The designs are available or you can make one yourself. You can make as many as you want and there are no limits in color or material. So, let’s give it a try now!
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