[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] mx brown switches in salvage

robb sf99er at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 06:34:25 UTC 2016


we need a duct fan


On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 8:50 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> that's hilarious, i guess it would be perfect for what Trent wants to do.
>
> make sure you get plenty of ventilation, i should have mentioned.
>
> This can't be done in sudoroom without running a fan to the ventilation
> duct near the laser cutter.  Perhaps the clear acrylic flow-hood could be
> connected to a ventilation blower to the exhaust duct.
>
> -jake
>
>
> On Thu, 22 Sep 2016, robb wrote:
>
> i just found a 10.5" X 20" electric hotplate yesterday.
>> it's on the projects shelves past the robot arm w/a note about component
>> removal use on it.
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Trent Robbins <robbintt at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks Jake! I was planning on doing it by hand, but it would be neat to
>>> try the mechanical one at sudo room.
>>>
>>> Trent
>>>
>>> On Thursday, September 22, 2016, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> a hotplate covered with clean sand heated up to 400 degrees (celsius)
>>>> will be a surface on which you can place a circuitboard covered with
>>>> such
>>>> switches, and then you can pluck them out of the board as their solder
>>>> melts.  This is how old boards had their parts salvaged from them back
>>>> when
>>>> people still did that.
>>>>
>>>> if you don't have the right hotplate and you want to use a skillet
>>>> instead, you'll likely have to cut the circuitboard in half or thirds so
>>>> that it will be small enough to fit in the skillet of sand.  no big
>>>> deal.
>>>>
>>>> you could also remove them one at a time, using a desoldering tool.
>>>> There's a motorized one at sudoroom, which is basically a gun-shaped
>>>> soldering iron with a hollow tip and a foot-pedal activated vacuum pump.
>>>> You could use that to pull the solder out of the hole for one of the two
>>>> pins of each key, and then use a regular soldering iron to heat up the
>>>> second one while pulling the key out with the other hand.
>>>>
>>>> good luck,
>>>> -jake
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2016, Trent Robbins wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone know a good way to salvage from 101-105 mx brown keyboard
>>>>
>>>>> switches?
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm planning on building my own keyboard this fall or winter and have
>>>>> plenty of time to source scrap.
>>>>>
>>>>> http://cubiq.org/build-your-very-own-pc-keyboard
>>>>>
>>>>> Build process is as complex as you'd expect.
>>>>>
>>>>> Teensy firmware: https://github.com/tmk/tmk_keyboard
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Trent
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>> --
>>> (Sent from cellphone)
>>>
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>>
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