now for something completely different.... a Scrabble
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
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