I live in Italy and before that this 'guide' starts i want to say sorry for my pooooor english :3
Step 1: What ?
I thought that I had to build something that was nice to play with..
I'm a Moba / simulation game player and I fell in love with Cherry MX keys that sound like old keyboard and are nice to press!
Step 2: Arduino Leonardo
Step 3: Problems
Nothing of special but anyway I had to code for a long time to be satisfied.
The multikey function were a bit trickful to solve, I set up an Array that load all the states of the keys and then press all the keys that has changed state.
The stick works like an 8 direction digital input plus a click function (that i will probably swap for a state led).
Another thing I had to deal with is that the Cherry MX have to be mounted on a plate of 1.5 mm, cut 14 holes of 14 mm on a plate of 1.5 mm isn't an easy job, the great thing is that I have a friend that has a 3D printer so I did the case with him.
Step 4: Build It
The Key Hole has to be 14x14 mm but with the Keycap the key fill a 18x18 mm square.
The best thing to do is find someone that can print you the case or just the top plate because cut it manually is hard..
Mine Case is very high because I had to leave a lot of space to wire the project and I didn't calculate properly the space but it feels good anyway..
Step 5: Solder It
I used a tiny cable for the gnd and a insulated cable for all the digital input.
The solder time took me like 2 hours but I'm a beginner so was fine!
Step 6: Connect It
Step 7: Done