Genesis - 5x4 Macro Pad Kit with Encoder
Hello everyone! We’re coming today with a Sunday Funday post. My dad was in town this weekend and I decided to show him the latest project I was working on, a custom macro/number pad. He liked the TOFU65 build and once I said I was interested in building this pad he suggested we do a quick shoot of how the switches were soldered in.
Once all the switches were popped into place I was ready to solder.
- Macro PCB
- Mechanical switches (I went with Kaihl box Jades to match my TOFU65)
- The switch plate with the layout you want to use
- Keycaps (I used the rest of the Akko Gear Neon set I had)
- A Soldering Iron
- Solder (Kester is a great brand but I went a more economical route)
- Solder Sucker (just in case you make a bad joint. One comes provided in the kit I linked below.)
- Safety Glasses
- Metal Tweezers (One comes provided in the kit I linked below.)
- Always remember to solder in a well ventilated area.
- Wear your safety equipment.
- You want to clean your iron tip on a brass ball or wet sponge every so often.
- Heat the tip of your soldering iron.
- Feed the wire to the switch pin and hole.
- Form a small volcano shape.
- Move to the next switch.
The finished product.
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