The Scrabble Keyboard



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And now for something completely different.... a Scrabble keyboard!

This keyboard was commissioned by a couple of friends of mine from back east (NJ) who are avid Scrabble players. Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were all hand-beveled (truly an exercise in patience/masochism!) and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. This keyboard was going into a Mac environment so I decided to use brushed aluminum for the casing and round all of the corners to keep with the sleek, simple Macintosh styling. Near the end of the build, I decided that the keyboard looked a little too minimalist so I added some silver hardware and a seam to put a slightly industrialized twist on the design.

* 1/19/09 Due to the overwhelmingly positive responses I've received about this keyboard, I'm considering building a batch of them for sale in the near future. I just need to do some research into the legality of using the Scrabble name on this product so I don't get sued or anything! (Please don't sue me, Hasbro, I'm just a guy in a garage over here!)
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The Num, Caps, and Scroll Lock LEDs shine through tiles with the lettering cut out.

 

 

 






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