My journey with the Merc Stealth began in the spring of 2022, when I received an email from someone named Doug inquiring if I could make him a custom keyboard. He attached a keyboard layout that he generated in keyboard-layout-editor.com. He mentioned that his goal was to replace the gaming pad of his Merc Stealth keyboard (shown below), but he would like the replacement to have mechanical switches instead.
While working on the design of ErgoStrafer (modeled after the discontinued Merc Stealth), it became abundantly clear that I would need redesign the keycaps from scratch because the original keycaps were not compatible with MX switches. This is