The last couple of weeks have been busy. I am not in a position to reveal what I’ve been up to, suffice to say that I am in good spirits. I may disclose my recent activities next week.
I have given myself two weeks from today to complete my Kinesis Model 100 Project, mainly because I have other interesting hobby projects to work on.
The plan is to:
- Select the right key well to work on first.
- Desolder all the switches in the right key well
- Remove circuit board/membrane.
- Use alcohol to remove the dried hot glue
- Remove the switches
- For each switch, remove the springs and apply Krytox 205 to their sliders
- Replace the spring with different springs:
- The three medial (closest to the midline) columns will have brand-new 62g Korean springs
- The next medical column (with the ‘2’ and ‘9’ keys at the top) will have springs from brand-new Cherry MX blue switches
- The next two (most lateral) columns will have brand-new 55g Korean springs
- All springs will be lubricated with Victorinox Multi Tool Oil
- Fit the switches into the key well plate and apply hot glue to fix them
- Solder the switches to the circuit board/membrane
- Reassemble the keyboard
- Test to see if everything works
- Repeat on the left key well