Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic

  • Neutrone.com Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V4.0 (20220615)

This Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic represents the ideal starting point for anyone who enters the world of custom mechanical keyboards. Download it for free and find the right Maker to manufacture accessories based on it.

Try searching “desk mat” in our database and find the Maker that is the closest to you.

Overview

At the time when computers were introduced, keyboards were large and heavy devices with a price somewhere around 100 USD. They came along with a sturdy printed circuit, which was mounted to a metal plate. The mechanical switches most commonly used gave out an audible or tactile feedback when pressed. As a result, people who used these keyboards were able to know whether they successfully pressed on a specific character or not.

Photo: IBM Model M. Source: Wikipedia

However, the prices of computers and components dropped significantly along the years. But the price of a mechanical keyboard remained mostly unchanged and some people did not want to spend that much money on a single device when the entire computer cost kept reducing. This gave life to the rubber dome membrane keyboard. In rubber dome membrane keyboards, the circuit was printed in a collection of flexible membranes; the springs, which used to support the keys, were replaced by rubber domes. However, these keyboards were not as durable as the mechanical ones. External factors such as humidity and temperature could create a visible impact on the functionality and performance. As a consequence, this made people reconsider about going mechanical instead.

Mechanical keyboards are associated with a variety of benefits as well as advantages. Durability and consistency over time are the most prominent. Ok, you will have to spend a considerable amount of money in order to purchase a good and reliable device. However, you will get the opportunity to use that keyboard for a long period of time. To do not mention the “sensorial” benefits: sound and feel are just better in a well-chosen MKB.

Photo: Ducky One 2 Mini Horizon. Source: Ducky

Concept

Depending on who you ask, you might get different motivation for switching to mechanical keyboards. Some people like how their tactile feedback makes them easier to use, some others appreciate customizability. You can buy different keycaps, change their mechanical switches, and go full custom by choosing basically every single component for a tailored experience.

Let’s get to the point: the world of custom mechanical keyboards can be pretty intimidating at first. It’s like going down the rabbit hole. The process to build a keyboard from scratch requires some study, and above all preparation before jumping into action. And that’s where we hope that this infographic will come in handy. The scope is to provide an initial idea of the array of options you will experience, even if it would be impossible to try to list them all here. These are the most common choices out there, along with some general rules.

This is our Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic 4.0. The idea is to update it regularly to expand the content and add more details. You can download the high-res for free at the link below, print it on paper or even on s mouse pad or a wallpaper. Furthermore, you can order a desk mat from SupeRanked store page, or you can search local desk mat manufacturers around you via Neutrone.com search engine.

Details

Latest version: 4.0 (main), and 3.1 (alternative)
Source: r/MechanicalKeyboards; Cherry
Designer: Lorenzo (Italy)

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Neutrone.com Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V4.0

This is the latest and most complete version of the Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic.

We believe that knowledge should be accessible to all without trade-off. Hence, this download is completely free. We will keep updating and expanding our Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic in the future. Please consider subscribing to get notified once a new version is released.

Size: 0.4 MB
Version: 4.0
Neutrone.com Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V4.0 Spanish

Esta es la versión más reciente y completa de la infografía de teclados mecánicos custom en Español.

Size: 0.4 MB
Version: 4.0
SupeRanked Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V3.1 Nightglow

This is the alternative version of version 3.0. It has a brighter style inspired by Blade Runner and Cyberpunk, and it contain a more schematic (less detailed) content compared to V3.0.

We believe that knowledge should be accessible to all without trade-off. Hence, this download is completely free. We will keep updating and expanding our Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic in the future. Please consider subscribing to get notified once a new version is released.

Size: 0.3 MB
Version: 3.1
SupeRanked Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V3.1 Lightglow

This is the alternative version of version 3.0. It has a brighter style inspired by Blade Runner and Cyberpunk, and it contain a more schematic (less detailed) content compared to V3.0.

We believe that knowledge should be accessible to all without trade-off. Hence, this download is completely free. We will keep updating and expanding our Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic in the future. Please consider subscribing to get notified once a new version is released.

Size: 0.3 MB
Version: 3.1
Old Versions (3.0 and below)

SupeRanked Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V3.0

OG Version 3.0. It comes in a different color palette and with clean layout. We still recommend you to download and use V4.0 instead, as it contains more accurate details.

Size: 3.6 MB
Version: 3.0
SupeRanked Custom Mechanical Keyboard Infographic V2.0

OG Version 2.0. It comes in dark mode and a bit messier layout. We still recommend you to download and use V3.0 instead, as it contains more accurate details.

Size: 2.2 MB
Version: 2.0

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