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Case for the Iris keyboard. The cases consists of two sets of parts, top/bottom plates and middle layers. The middle layers are optional and can be added in between the top and bottom plates at any time.
PCBs not included.
Screws and standoffs are included, enough to fill the holes along the perimeter of the plates. The inner holes do not need to be filled and parts are not supplied for those holes.
Info on available parts and Iris Rev. 3/4 compatibility:
All of the plates and mid layers are compatible with Rev. 3 and Rev. 4 PCBs for all configurations. Compatibility with the future Rev. 5 is still to be determined.
Stainless Steel Plates
Carbon Fiber Plates
Acrylic Plates - Clear
Acrylic Plates - Black
Acrylic Plates - Purple/Blue/Green
Choc-only FR4 Plates: 1.2mm thick switch plates, square cutouts to support Choc switches
Acrylic Middle Layers: Only compatible with Rev. 3/4, cutouts are not large enough for Rev. 2 USB and reset button
Comes with 9mm standoffs, since the thickness of the middle layer is slightly under 10mm - Replace the 12mm standoffs with these to prevent the middle layers from shifting around
Plates for the Iris are offered in these variants:
Switch plates have black both sides
Kailh Low-Profile Choc version
Only supports 1u keys
1.2mm thick instead of 1.6mm
Comes with 10mm standoffs instead of 12mm ones
Can also be used for MX switches
Top and bottom layers
Same design as the stainless steel plates
16 gauge (1.56mm) 304 stainless steel with a #4 finish
Screws and standoffs are along the outside border of the plates
The plates come with the following:
2 Switch plates
2 Bottom plates
For the stainless steel, acrylic, and PCB plates w/exterior screws:
40 M2 6mm screws
20 M2 12mm standoffs (steel, PCB, and acrylic plates) or 10mm standoffs for KLP plates
Switch plates are compatible with MX and Alps switches and support MX switch top removal. Note that for the non-1u cutouts however, the switches won't have anything on the plate to grab on to, so you need to be careful with alignment when soldering the switch.
The design files used for the Iris will be made available here, in case you'd like to make your own pieces: Iris Case Files
This 10mm thick middle layer is used to encase the area between the top and bottom plates. Most pieces actually measure between 9.4-9.8mm, so 9mm standoffs have been included to prevent the mid pieces from rattling. Replace the 12mm standoffs that comes with the plate kits with the 9mm ones. Compatible with the stainless steel, aluminum, or acrylic plates, and the design posted on GitHub.
For the tented middle layer, you can use M6 or 1/4" carriage bolts to tent the board.