24 April 2022
Take note of how the case is constructed and how all the pieces fit together. Unscrew the PC Screws at the top and begin working downwards.
Keep track of the layers. When you take them off, flip them over and begin stacking the layers “upside-down”.
After removing three layers off, you can now access the plate. The plate is screwed into the case and needs to be removed.
The Plate and PCB need to be assembled first.
Take off the O-ring and screws. Do not lose them.
Forget about the case for now and do regular keyboard things.
Stabilisers into the PCB, Switches into plate ect ect.
If you have a Hotswap PCB, “clamp” each switch and socket when installing. Make sure switches are sitting flat on the PCB.
Add the screws and fit the O-rings onto the screw thread.
For the Alice Keyboard I recommend the outer four screws only. The inner four do not need screws.
Once the Plate and PCB are assembled we can leave this aside for later. It is now time to complete the case.
Remember to flip the layers over and keep the pieces “upside-down”.
The last piece should be the smallest.
We can now begin removing the protective film, however, we will do this layer-by-layer.
Install four adhesive rubber bumpons onto the bottom side of the acrylic foot.
Continue to peel and build back upwards, layer-by-layer.
Install two - four adhesive rubber bumpons onto the bottom side of the acrylic base. The bumpons belong towards the front of the case.
Install one bumpon on the top surface. The USB port rests on this piece.
Once you reach the layer with Hexagonal cutouts, add the M2.5 Hex Nuts respective of the screws in the plate.
Alice Builds: If your plate only has four outer screws attatched, only add four nuts in the outer cutout locations.
Once we reach the layer with “etched circles”, it is time to install the plate.
The USB Port goes underneath the Acrylic, while the plate and screws go on-top.
Add two O-Rings at the front of the case. These do not need screws.
Gently tighten all the flat screws so they just reach the nuts. Do not overtighten.
Add the remaining acrylic layers into the stack.
Carefuly straighten the acrylic layers before screwing in the PC screws.
Your case is now built!
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