Clickclack of Clack Factory creates account on Geekhack and begins selling the first known hand-sculpted, resin-cast artisans for Topre and Cherry MX switches. Whether he knew it would happen or not, Clack spawned an entire art form around artisan keycap making, inspiring hundreds of makers and thousands of collectors who form the hobby we enjoy today.
From one of his earlier posts on Geekhack, Clack shares a little about his background in model making: “I am a materials person (not “material”) and in model making I am always on the lookout for stuff I can either use for kit bashing or for textural elements. I also do a bunch of massing models for theme parks and other architectural environments. And simple repetitive geometric objects can make my life easier much of the time and a bit interesting (in an ironic way). I am also a sculptor and I will be using many of the keyboard components for that as well.”
See also: Clack Factory maker page