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Topre to MX Stabilizer Housing (Left) 3d printed

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Topre to MX Stabilizer Housing (Left) 3d printed
Topre to MX Stabilizer Housing (Left) 3d printed

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Topre to MX Stabilizer Housing (Left)

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All these parts are printed and tested. I strongly recommend choosing "Frosted Ultra Detail" material for better resolution, strength, and texture, although it's more expensive. The "
Strong & Flexible Polished" material on the orther hand, provides wide range of color options. Although it's basically functional, but from my experience, they are more soft and fragile than "Frosted Ultra Detail", and its resolution quality is not very stable, may have chances of production defects. In addition, its coloring is made by a thin layer of color powder, and it's very easy to fall off when you touch it. The powder surface texture may also affect the mechanical performance and hand feeling. The "Frosted Ultra Detail" on the other hand, is translucent and offers no color options. However they use better resin similar to SLA printing which can produce more detailed resolution, more smooth surface texture and stronger strength. I provide both the options because of pricing/quality choices and color options.

If you want to use these stabilizers, you have to 3D print all the 4 different parts: a left/right pair of housings, and a left/right pair of plungers. The metal wire came from the original HHKB's wire, and of course you will need the standard 1u Topre to MX plunger at the center. You CANNOT use these stabilizers with 6u MX spacebar. It's ONLY compatible with the 6.25u Universal Spacebar. This means you HAVE TO compromise the two keys near by the spacebar from 1.5u to 1.25u or shorter.

When installing MX spacebar, first replace the housings. Then insert the stabilizer plungers into the spacebar stems, push them tight. Then insert the 1u plunger from the bottom, and remember to put the spring on the top of the plunger. Then put the spacebar in place, firstly insert the center 1u plunger into the center stem on the spacebar, then let the stabilizer plungers fall into the holes on the housings' top. Finally push and click the metal wire in place.

When uninstalling MX spacebar, reverse the installing procedures in the EXACT ORDER! First open up the case, remove PCB, until you face the bottom of the plungers, then pop and remove the metal wire. Then use standard MX keycap puller tool to remove the spacebar from the center 1u plunger. Without the metal wire, the stabilizer plungers should be pulled out from the housing together with the spacebar. This is important because if you don't remove the metal wire, it will stop the stabilizer plungers from pulling out. If the linkage between the stabilizer plungers and the stems are too strong there could be great chance the pulling force would break and permanently damage the stabilizer plungers. When the spacebar and stabilizer plungers are pulled out together, manually pull the stabilizer plungers out by pinching and pulling the large body part of the stabilizer plungers. It protects the part from breaking.

HHKB Topre to Cherry MX Adapters by Naiwei Zheng is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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However you are always welcome to print and use this work for personal use without paying me. The source files for this part and the project is hosted on my GitHub repository. You are free to download the STL files from the repository and 3D print them from your own Shapeways account or any other 3D printing service without paying me.
What's in the Box
Stabilizer Housing Left
Frosted Ultra Detail
1.9 cm
1.1 cm
2.1 cm

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