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You've got the hip 3D-printed middle layer for your Iris, eh? Smashing! Get the rest of the items in the list below and we'll get you putting everything together in no time.
- 11mm M2 standoffs
- M2 screws from your plate kit
- M3 nuts - The Ergodox EZ legs will screw into these nuts
- Tweezers (the kind with the very pointed nose) or Drill
Your goal at the end of this guide is to have your Iris PCB sitting cozy inside the 3D printed layer with some rockin' legs. This can be tricky, but that's why we have this guide for you!
- 1.Test your Iris build
- 2.Prep the 3D-printed mid
- 3.Insert standoffs and nuts
- 4.Add Legs
- 5.Align middle layer onto PCB ports
- 6.Secure plates to middle layer
- 7.Adjust legs
- 8.Repeat for other half of Iris
We always verify this in-house, but to be extra sure you've got everything working right this is a good idea. Wouldn't want to have everything assembled then find something critical didn't work, right? Good to practice that proactive energy!
3D printing is a beautiful thing. It also tends to need a little care after printing. To remove any debris that might be left in the holes for your standoffs, take your tweezers/pointed tool and gently pivot it inside the opening.
Do this for each of the holes, and then it'll make step 3 much easier. You can also use a drill as well to widen any holes that are too tight.
Now go ahead and drop in your standoffs into each of the holes.
After accomplishing standoff placement, you can now do the exciting part of adding the 3 nuts into the carved out spaces made especially for them.
With the nuts inserted, you can now cinch down the Ergodox EZ pieces into the outer sides of the Iris middle layer.
Put the spring over the thumbscrew and then insert them through the leg. Afterwards screw it into the nut and tighten.
You want to gently nest the two port cutouts on the middle piece onto the USB-C and TRRS jacks. Be sure to nest it properly or you'll have a really hard time reversing this process. Start with the TRRS jack first, and then align the USB-C port.
But hey, once you have everything all cozy, your Iris now officially has Ergodox legs! Fancy that.
Flip the board over and screw in the switch plate to the middle layer standoffs.
After that, flip the board over again and screw on the bottom plate.
Now that you've sandwiched the middle layer in between the switch plate and the bottom plate, play around with the legs to get everything angled the way you like it.
That's right! You're halfway there. Repeat this process one more time and you'll have yourself a lovely tented Iris!
You're done! Enjoy your hard work, friend.