I personally love my keyboards, they are a mix of both hardware and software to make something beautiful and functional.
I was originally inspired by the works of OLKB.com to create my own keyboard, liking the design of the Planc, I wanted to literally expand on the idea of an ortholinear keyboard, to include a number row and a couple extra keys sideways.
My design of a 14x5 row keyboard was a good challenge for me to begin with on making my first keyboard, I had based mine on a simple schematic I found and adapted for my own purposes.
Spending my time in Illustrator, I drew some plates to be laser cut and sandwiched together.
Finished, and at the Melbourne Mechanical Keyboard Meetup (just in time!)