This M'sian Design Student Makes Cute Custom Keycaps That Will Make Your Keyboard Sparkle
Ever heard of artisan keycaps?
Keycaps are collectible items for keyboard enthusiasts.
These plastic resin creations come in a variety of shapes and sizes, replacing one-unit keys on mechanical keyboards.
Here are two examples:
However, artisan keycap makers are hard to come by in Malaysia. Those who desire a keyboard makeover end up paying large sums of money just to ship in keycaps from stores based overseas.
Seeing as many of her gamer friends owned mechanical keyboards, Malaysian graphic design student Aida Masturina decided to have a go at making her own artisan keycaps and they look absolutely 'pawsome'!
It is clear that people are loving Aida's cute designs as her tweet has gained over 1,200 likes since posting it on 8 July
Speaking about the lack of Malaysian keycap makers, Aida told SAYS, "Keycaps are highly demand in Malaysia but we have very little local artist that fits the demand (sic). That is the reason why I took custom orders - to show that Malaysians are highly skilled in crafting, just like other countries."
The 22-year-old added that all keycaps are sculpted individually by hand, making each piece unique
In an interview with SAYS, Aida mentioned that she has been making resin and polymer clay keychains since her secondary school years.
Though tedious, the graphic design student enjoys sculpting each piece of clay and curing resin to create detailed final products.
The keycaps are suitable for keyboard models similar to those of Cherry MX's or Gateron's.