How it all started

My first encounter with artisan keycap is in early January 2017. At that time, I don’t have enough money to buy an artisan. The first artisan I have is HKP Trooper, given by my friends for my birthday present. I was fascinated by how cool is the idea of artisan on mechanical keyboard. It gives personal touch for my keyboard, Ducky Zero, back then. I really want to buy more artisan but artisan keycaps are not friendly with my wallet as a computer science student.

One day in the mid January 2017, I was wondering about how to make my own artisan. I found some threads on Geekhack and tutorials on Youtube. I bought all the basic materials needed and try to make my own. After dozens of failure, I finally make my first “proper” artisan keycap called Alpha Ape.