In case you didn’t know, there is actually a very enthusiastic mechanical keyboard community, where users swap ideas on how to mod their mechanical keyboards to create some pretty unique designs. Recently YouTuber JK Brickworks uploaded a video showing off a modified mechanical keyboard that is made out of LEGO bricks.

You can check out the video above to see the keyboard in action and to learn more about it, but basically the keyboard’s circuit board was taken from an existing keyboard by Cooler Master. It uses Cherry MX Brown switches and features a frame built out of LEGO bricks. The modder went one step further where instead of using regular keyboard keys, he managed to 3D print custom LEGO-like keys to help complete the overall LEGO look.

We’re not sure how practical this keyboard is given that the keys do not even feature letterings on them, but it is more or less in line with what we’ve been seeing from the mechanical keyboard community, where the fun is more in the designing of the keyboard itself, as opposed to its functionality.

Perhaps not everyone sees the need to have such a highly-modified mechanical keyboard, but for those who are interested, the design for the custom key caps can be found on Shapeways, with more information about the build on JK Brickworks’ website.

Filed in Gadgets >General. Read more about DYI and Lego.

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