Static acrylic case assembly instructions

Here you can find the instructions for assembling the 0xCB Static acrylic case!

Assembling the case is very easy and straight forward!
However, if you experience any issues during assembly, don't hesitate to shoot us an e-mail or come over to our Discord server!

Packing List

These parts should all be included in your acrylic case kit! You are able to click on the images to get a closer view of them.

ImageDescriptionQuantity
1
Layer 1 (bottom layer)1
2
Layer 21
3
Layer 31
4
Layer 41
5
Layer 5

This layer consists of two small pieces.
1
6
Layer 61
7
Layer 7 (top window)1
standoff
Big standoffs (M2x12mm)2
12mm
Screws (M2x12mm)6
8mm
Screws (M2x8mm)4

Important Info

While handling the acrylic pieces, there are a few things to consider. Please read through this section carefully!

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For the Static case, we use cast acrylic sheets rather than extruded sheets. This means the material is less brittle by nature, but as there are still small parts in the kit you should be careful not to bend the layers too much!




plexi-film


All the layers come with protective film on both sides! You need to remove this film to ensure a nice fit (and cleaner look afterwards...) This is probably the most satisfying part of the whole process!



cover-screws


While tightening the screws during the assembly process, be sure to not overtighten them. Just screw them together until you feel a bit of resistance. If you overtighten them, the acrylic will break! It is not as durable as for instance the FR4 plates together with the standoffs included in the base kit.



Assembly

pcb-assembly


Firstly, if you have already assembled your Static, you will have to take it apart again! The case was designed with the board partially assembled in mind, which means that you just need to take off the acrylic window and the feet. The main part that you can leave assembled is the PCB with the switches and switch plate. This part will just drop into the case when you're assembling it.



feet



Grab yourself the feet, standoffs, screws and the first case layer (the bottom plate). The screws and standoffs are the ones you got in your base kit so don't open the extra bag from the case kit yet.


bottom-feet

Now place the feet underneath the bottom plate. Pay attention to the orientation of the bottom plate. The outward corners should be closest to you, and you should be able to read the logo from the bottom. You will use the same standoff placement as with the normal kit; the four 8mm standoffs should be closest to you and the two 12mm should go near the top of the board. If you swap them by accident, you won't be able to completely assemble the case!


layer2


Now add the second layer of the case. Please insert the piece as straight as possible and push it down equally on all sides, otherwise the friction from the plates will be too much and the plate will catch.




usb-standoffs


Please get yourself the bag with the extra case kit components and grab the two 12mm standoffs. Place them in the two cutouts at the back (near the USB port) and screw them down with two 5mm screws from the bottom.



layer3



Add the third layer to the stack. Again: please be careful while putting it on!




layer4



Add the fourth acrylic layer. Don't panic: the 8mm standoffs are supposed to be covered by this layer!




pcb-insert



Insert the assembled PCB package into the case. You cannot drop it in from the top though; you need to lift it a little at the back, slide it in and then drop it down.



layer5


Add the fifth layer. This layer consists of the two small pieces. These are only held in by the two cutouts around the USB port. Until the screws are inserted these layers will be unaligned.



layer6



Add the sixth layer to the case. Make sure it's oriented correctly, with the encoder going through the cutout.




layer7



Add the seventh and last layer. If you have the milky frosted case, you can choose between a frosted milky or a translucent cover.



cover-screws



Now you should screw in all the 12mm screws at the top of the case. Align all the top layers while tightening the screws.



plate-screws



Get the 8mm screws and put them into the switch plate of the keyboard. Be sure to align the PCB assembly and tighten them fully.



washer



Screw on the washer for the encoder.



knob



Finally, put on the knob for the encoder and screw it in from the side.



And now you are done with your Static acrylic case!

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