Scrabble keyboard is triple-letter word score awesome!
“Doc” (nice name, by the way) , over at Datamancer took on a custom Mac Keyboard request from some of his Scrabble-loving friends, and the results are pretty darn cool. Comprised almost entirely of genuine, hand beveled Scrabble tiles, the Scrabble Keyboard is a wonderful blend of art, engineering, and nerddom.
“Most of the keys are made from real Scrabble tiles that were all hand-beveled (truly an exercise in patience/masochism!) and built onto a USB, clicky, mechanical-switch keyboard. This keyboard was going into a Mac environment so I decided to use brushed aluminum for the casing and round all of the corners to keep with the sleek, simple Macintosh styling. Near the end of the build, I decided that the keyboard looked a little too minimalist so I added some silver hardware and a seam to put a slightly industrialized twist on the design. “
As if that wasn’t cool enough (and it IS), The Num, Caps, and Scroll Lock keys all have LEDs which shine through tiles with the lettering cut out.