Intro: DotA 2 Keycap for MX Cherry Keyboards (3D Print)
Designed with the "Defence of the Ancients 2" logo this is a keycap for MX Cherry keyboards, the LED on the MX Cherry switch will light up through the model creating a glowing effect, especially with red/orange plastic. Dota 2 is played in discrete matches involving two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold at a corner of the map. Each stronghold contains a building called the "Ancient", which the opposite team must destroy to win the match.
I once found a store that sold dota 2 keycaps but they were out of stock and the store would'nt order in more.. So when I got a 3d printer I knew exactley what I wanted to make. So I took an allready existing keycap and slapped the DotA 2 logo on there and printed it, I had many mis-prints but I was new to printing at the time and eventually I got the perfect print. I decided to go with red plastic because the DotA 2 logo is red but I had no idea how awesome it would turn out, when I attached the keycap to my keyboard and powered on the computer the keycap lit up like if it was made of molten iron or lava. Credits to the Valve Corporation for designing the logo and to Cherry for designing the original keycap
Step 1: Print Instructions
This print is very small and takes approx 15 minutes to print. Slowness is key to a successful print, I printed mine at 15mm/sec with small perimeters set to 5mm/sec. I would recommend printing in red or orange plastic to get the same effect as in the picture, but any color will do :)
If you dont own a 3d printer you can upload the 3d file to 3d hubs and order it from a printer near you: https://www.3dhubs.com/