CA66 Build Complete

I just finished putting together the CA66 kit. So pretty and retro with SA keycaps.

Caps: SA Dasher

Switches: BOX burnt orange

Things I learned:

  • CA66 doesn’t work with plate-mount stabilizers, despite having a plate. You have to get PCB-mount cherry stabilizers.
  • You have to really soak the holes with solder and get it to flow into the hole to get the connection to work properly. I had a few switches that weren’t registering, and I soaked them with solder and they work fine now.
  • 1.75 shifts are sometimes hard to find.
  • Sound dampening foam for car doors works great for the inside of cases.