I've just finished soldering my second Atreus.
The first one was with Cherry MX blue, and the new one is with Matias quiet
I'm still waiting for the final layers of lacquer on the top and bottom
plane, but I already have some questions and comments.
First of all: if it's not for in a shared office, get clicky ones. I'm sure
I'll get used to the quiet ones, but it feels like something is missing,
and I think I'm bottoming out more. (from a few minutes of typing on the
bare switch plane)
The Matias keycaps are much harder to assemble, and due to the one-sided
pins on them, you can actually bend the switch up. So there is no way to
remove the caps without breaking stuff I think. With Cherry I can fairly
easily pull off a cap. Not that ever do that...
On particular question is about the orientation. I just did what the manual
said, and it all turned out fine, but it seems odd that all the components
are on the unmarked side. Why is that?
I noticed that on my clicky Atreus, I have to use the PCBDOWN compile
option for QMK, else my layout is mirrored. (when using PCBDOWN, ALT and
CTRL are reversed).
Am I a stubborn idiot who can't follow instructions, or was the old PCB
actually upside down?