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DIY Das Mac Keyboard

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By Luke Anderson

Nothing gives you geek cred quite like having a keyboard with blank keys. It lets everyone know that not only can you hit every single key without looking, but that you’re willing to spend  over a hundred bucks to prove it. While I will admit that the Das Keyboard does have it’s appeal, as a Mac user I can understand how some people wouldn’t really want to part with their aluminum keyboards. Thankfully there is a quick and simple way to convert your regular Mac keyboard into a Das Mac Keyboard.

You’ll need some sophisticated equipment to pull this project off. You’ll need a pair of goggles, one of those masks that you wear to protect yourself from fumes and a can of white spraypaint. I could go through the entire process step-by-step, but I think you can figure it out from here. Of course if you want to keep the aluminum look and just paint the keys, you’re going to have a bit more work on your hands. The end result should look just like the picture above, taken by Steve Essell who came up with this simple DIY project.

[ Flickr ] VIA [ GearFuse ]







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  • mcman

    goggles, can of paint, yea, yea…..Don't keep me in suspense here!

  • WonderRob™

    that is nutsy in the buttsy.

  • WonderRob™

    that is nutsy in the buttsy.

  • Gavin Veasey

    I took a keyboarding class and I still have to look down at the keys once in a while..

  • Gavin Veasey

    I took a keyboarding class and I still have to look down at the keys once in a while..

  • http://www.astro-geek.com Chris

    Spray paint couldn't possibly last more than a week. Not to mention getting it inside the keyboard can't be good.

  • Gut

    Sieht gut aus ;-)

  • http://www.heavybig.com Hrag

    You could always just remove all of the keys, paint them, then put them back on :)

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  • Hugh

    with the iPhone, who has time for a desktop anymore?

  • ethana2

    As a colemak typist, this is relevant to my interests.

    As a laptop user, however, it is not.

  • http://www.brianwong.com Brian

    Looks nice now but after repeated use the dirt on it would look worse thanon a normal keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1574885879 Matthew Walton

    Could you not just get a Dremel and sand the letters off?

  • WonderRob™

    that is nutsy in the buttsy.

  • Gavin Veasey

    I took a keyboarding class and I still have to look down at the keys once in a while..

  • http://www.astro-geek.com Chris

    Spray paint couldn't possibly last more than a week. Not to mention getting it inside the keyboard can't be good.

  • Gut

    Sieht gut aus ;-)

  • Hugh

    with the iPhone, who has time for a desktop anymore?

  • ethana2

    As a colemak typist, this is relevant to my interests.

    As a laptop user, however, it is not.

  • http://www.brianwong.com Brian

    Looks nice now but after repeated use the dirt on it would look worse thanon a normal keyboard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Walton/1574885879 Matthew Walton

    Could you not just get a Dremel and sand the letters off?