Happy Hacking Birthday Louis edition
>Where to Buy:
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you wanna buy or you wanna sell fuccboi
sell now for $10 each or wait a lot
people will get their realforces in a couple months from assdrop, and will sell the extra spacebars, thus inflactioning the market and bringing down the price.
I reckon in September if no other runs have been made, you could get $20 a pop.
>not dropping $129 on an hhkb sleeve
gotta show them poorfags am I right
>why would you need a carrying case for a keyboard that, much like you, never goes anywhere?
I bring mine at work everyday, and my work also involves travelling so my hhkb rarely stays in the same place for 24h
I still use the cellophane plastic it came with tho, because I'm a cheap bastard and don't want to show off.
>I don't really have a preferred keyboard size
the keyboard size & layout is the most important about picking a keyboard
enjoy your buyer's remorse when you realize you picked based on other things and are now stuck with a layout you don't like
I akready have two keyboards(one I assembled two weeks ago even), but I have been wanting an Infinity Ergodox since I first saw it.
Should I just buy it and put it on the side for a rainy day/hardware failure?
I dunno what switch I should ger though. These new 78g zealios, are they anywhere near as sriff as greens? I was thinking a tactile, non clicky switch might be the way too go, just not sure what is stiffest.
From the fact that they do feel bad.
Or rather than bad, simply inferior to every other cherry switch. Even to blues.
I didn't like linears either until I actually used them on a full keyboard.
How am I supposed to get a mech kb with blue switches in an ex soviet shithole where no fucking shop stocks mech kbs.
Are there any good international/EU shops that ship to fucked up shitholes of countries where most people arent even able to feed themselves, but nervermind that. Don't recommend me any of that topre shit though, it s just rubber dome with some metal plate inbetween.
>Don't recommend me any of that topre shit though, it s just rubber dome with some metal plate inbetween.
I like how you have opinions before trying stuff.
Your country is incidentally shit and poor.
- Steve jobs typing on an hhkb
The only cherry switch which I prefer to clears are greens. They feel so fucking crisp.
Problem is that they're loud as shit. If you prefer blues over clears but don't mind the weight of clears I think you should give greens a try.
If they're too heavy I can only provide you with my condolences over the fact that you have the hands of a girl mate.
hmm, it's a shame but I will probably just have to wait for something to pop up, I'm getting the white because it has the switches I want but I think the black looks better. Maybe It will be nicer with new key caps.
I had a Poker II before falling for the topre meme
black on white looked pretty rad
I use my laptop for most things productive, it's for my gaming desktop. Reds should be good for that?
Got an insanely great deal on it so I couldn't turn it down.
40% off the wholesale price.
I know. I just want to play around with PCB design and microcontrollers once I'm done with my current project.
it has a metal plate dude
best you can get is a realforce feel.
hhkb is in its own league
No, not really. It will just make your novatouch quieter.
Return it while you still can. Topre isn't for everyone.
Yeah I know. The spacebar is ABS, while the rest of the keycaps are dyesubbed PBT. I wonder if apple sells spacebar whitening bleach.
I figure this is the best place to ask.
My old Merc Stealth is well getting well... old and the last drivers are 8 years out of date.
Are there any direct replacements on the market, or all they all downgrades?
Will I have to buy some tiny mechanical and a separate game-board to get a replacement for all the functions? (Well not all, I could do without the fucking alt+f4 shortcut.)
Just google around. There are a bunch of tutorials on this stuff, though you shouldn't expect to get spoonfed a whole lot.
I'm pretty new to this myself so I can't really tell you very much else than that.
I don't think I could call this endgame yet, though I'm fairly certain that this will be my daily driver until it dies (that'll be one sad day).
Maybe it'll be endgame once I've gotten hasu's controller. Though that'll hardly stop from spending more money on keyboard related stuff. I only just got into building them.
>cheapest mechanical is also 80 euros minimum so thats a no-go
You may be in the wrong thread in that case.
This is a thread about mechanical keyboards, which unfortunately tend to be a whole lot more expensive than regular membrane based rubber dome keyboards.
So how does stuff really measure up then?
I see some stuff listing bottom, some actuation, some listing in grams, some in newtons.
Maybe my google-fu is weak, but I can't find a simple easy to understand explanation.
This image is the best I can find.
Would I be wrong in assuming that the new 78g Zealios would be slightly stiffer than clears, but not as stiff as greys or greens? Somewhere in the middle or so?
>So how does stuff really measure up then?
Cherry posts actuation rates. Korean springs (like those used in Zealios) are bottom-out rates. I don't think anyone has measured actuation rates of all the different gook springs, but I remember a graph to compare the ones from Originative to Cherry's. One sec.
>Somewhere in the middle or so?
This is my assumption.
I want to buy my first 60% (or similar form factor) mechanical keyboard.
I'm looking for something that is backlit and programmable to 2-3 layers with the ability to write macros and stuff.
What would you recommend?
And also, what does /g/ think of pic related
Looking to buy a Tenkeyless CODE keyboard with blues as my first mech board (through massdrop so it's about 120$ total). Anything I should know about? I heard about a ping issue, but I believe that was on the clears and it's possible to add insulation to dampen/remove the noise. Will it affect but that much with loud blues?
Here's the post. And here's one relating to the 78s:
>I think I might try to build one with SIP sockets for LEDs too.
I thought about doing that for my Compact SQ just for kicks (backlit legends look chintzy as fuck to me, but I'm not opposed to an underglow), but it never panned out.
Though turns out that JigOn, the software for the board, can't adjust in-switch LED brightness. Gay.
Yea, I was gonna do it for my Compact SQ too but put it off.
I have one clear LED under my ESC key and that is it.
I might redo the escape and caps-lock with sip sockets eventually.
Well either that or say fuck it and put white leds everywhere. I got a pile of 100 or so just sitting here...
>Aren't you glad you got the hhkb, the endgame of keyboards?
I can't tell if sarcasm
It probably is
Cheers. That's exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for.
Why thank you.
It's not a translation btw.
I'm glad that you notice that I take good care of my manga. And I'd be able to read Japanese after spending this much just on shipping.
what are you trying to map that the hhkb can't yet?
I made me a custom US-ITA layout in Microsoft layout maker and couldn't be happier
(I also did a similar thing on my linux desktop)
Should I feel bad for REALLY liking and be hyped for this keyboard?
*better be able
pic related, kino no tabi is boring as shit.
Yea, I was thinking that too. My keyset doesn't even have backlighting so it wouldn't really matter. I could just get those switch LED covers if I wanted to change the light.
>Not too bad looking
You should feel bad my friend enjoy it
We may not like it but in a life that you are living you should enjoy it with what you like
I want to control my mouse cursor via my keyboard. Just imagine how comfy browsing 4chan would be without ever having to take your hands off the keyboard.
Maybe I'll find some other nice uses along the way too, but mainly for the mouse controls.
Yeah, I stopped getting physical books once I got a kindle.
Though I mostly just watch anime and read manga. I have yet to find any literature which manages to keep my interest beyond the first 50 pages.
>Though I mostly just watch anime and read manga. I have yet to find any literature which manages to keep my interest beyond the first 50 pages.
Yea I have read a few manga here, most are pretty simple and easy to read even with my limited language skills.
Books are just too slow. I read fast in English, so I just can't keep focus working through one in Japanese.
Yeah, I think the Shine 4 I had also had mouse controls via the numpad, though it didn't seem to work with os x.
Though if I have to move my hand all the way over to the numpad in order to move the mouse I'd rather just use my trackpad or my actual mouse. I want to control the mouse and not leave my home row at the same time.
What brings you to Japan?
And how's the keyboard situation there?
Because that's what I need handy when working on my spreadsheets.
Yest, I seriously literally bought a oversized gaming board because I wanted to both game and do my accounting on the same peripheral.
Have memes gone too far?
on an unrelated note, any 4chan X user knows of a keyboard shortcut to open that paste picture url feature?
If I hit tab it jumps from files to submit
There is actually.
It used to be called tex yoda. Now you can't find that thing anywhere anymore, instead you can get a 300 bucks mech with a trackpoint from the chinese lelnovo shop with dankpad branding.
>whyyy is there no mech with a trackpoint
I could sell you one.
>inb4 it's not mechanical
>What brings you to Japan?
>And how's the keyboard situation there?
Not much different to be honest, besides topre being cheaper I mean.
I can't seem to find cherry switches for sale anywhere either. At least, not affordably.
>Why does no one make cool looking artisans?
these are okay
>what layout is that?
see this shit for example.
The windows key is 1u by 1u, this is usually either compensated by a larger spacebar or a larger ctrl key.
Keycap sets often only accommodate for standard bottom rows since most enthusiasts have decent keyboards which don't have a nonstandard bottom row for no good reason.
In a standard bottom row all the modifiers would be the same size. A nonstandard bottom row isn't a huge deal in terms of usability, but you'll regret it once you want to replace your keycaps.
>how much shipped to AUS?
I should check, I'm in EU so probably around $30?
Plus the kb itself cost me $30 so I'd have to ask you at least $60 shipped just not to lose money.
are you sure about a $60 rubberdome?
- sent from my $220 rubberdome
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Those days have come and are long past.
Go harvest some old keyboards.
Thinking of making a pok3r style case out of maple wood since both me and the friend who will be eventually receiving this (I switched to ANSI with my second keyboard and won't be switching back, no matter how sexy this board looks) like the look of the pok3r.
Though that's not definitive. I'd like to keep the case as minimalist as possible, given that the original had a bulky as fuck case and that this is a minimized version thereof.
unfortunately I'm at work so I don't have access to all my old stuff. I'll get back on later tonight or later this week and sell on here.
I know I have some space invader switch keyboards, at least one model M in good condition, some old NMB board with all Cherry MX Blacks (would be incomplete for a modern layout though), and some others which are real oddities, haven't been able to positively identify them on deskthority yet. At least one has ALPS White clickies, but I don't really know much more about it.
Like I said, I'll get on later with more info. Looking to sell cheap.
My CM Storm Quickfire TK with blues came in today. Aside from the non-standard bottom row, how did I do for the first time? I'm liking it so far.
Speaking of LED covers:
Only $20. No good looking red, but everything else seems fine.
>I'd like to keep the case as minimalist as possible, given that the original had a bulky as fuck case and that this is a minimized version thereof.
Yeah, I dig it.
Wait, is that a latching caps lock?
certainly, drop me an email at email@example.com
Though I'm around here most of the time anyway since I've got this thread open on my second monitor on one of my seven virtual desktops.
It's alps. The switches and keycaps are from an old apple extended keyboard.
can anyone describe the different types of keycaps? this sounds retarded but idk how else to describe them, but like theres the standard kind, or the big thick kind that scooped in on the top? pls help
Very interested in any black PBT spacebars you're selling.
Email me at PBTmeme@cock.li
That layout is the best and floating key cases are cool, I'm not sure about magicforce. Afaik, they're just some random Chinese company so I didn't participate in the gb, but people seem pleased with it, so I'm waiting for round two. It's like $100 less than the VA68, although that one has some nice features.
>but like theres the standard kind, or the big thick kind that scooped in on the top? pls help
google keycap profiles
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To my great relief, it turns out that soldering diodes is a whole lot easier than soldering the wires was.
but will you make watermelon caps?
Oh and as a bonus I'l story all the sloppy miscasts I do while hung-over for a decade and sell them for thousands as rare mirror miscasts.
For you I'll do a deluxe totally unique version with one of my decaying baby teeth embedded in piss-yellow resin.
nah, my wire is just a solid piece of copper. I'd probably get wire that's flexible enough to tie knots in should I ever hand wire a keyboard again. Would save me the pain of having to use a single piece for every connection.
I'll probably be looking into controlling microprogrammers and pcb design once I'm done with this project.
I wouldn't recommend braided wire for your matrix - it's a mess to work with. Did you follow the brown fox guide? The idea is to take a single piece of wire for the entire column, and strip sections out from the sides with a razor.
I checked out the brownfox guide, but with the wire I have it would have been a terrible pain to get everything to sit properly. It's flexible, but the slightest movement at one end will make everything else jump around too.
Something that I can make knots around the switch contacts with would be absolutely dank, thus I was thinking of something along the lines of braided wire.
The more I use my HHKB the more I realize how great these keys are. I switched back to cherry blues just to test them out and the switches feel a lot worse in comparison. The keys feel kind of wobbly, the noises they make sound almost like a children's toy, and the way they weakly spring back up after each press is just not on the same level as topre.
I guess I'm a topre convert now. I have another week before I have to return or stick with this keyboard, and I'm definitely going to keep it.
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That looks terrible senpai
nope, i went kinda cheap and got a cmstorm quickfire rapid and wanted non-black keys so i got vortex and kept the wasd keys from the cm set
cherry mx blues.
ive never felt better using a keyboard
>do you topre people use vim or something?
I do but I also use arrows and pgup down and shit.
I'll tell you what, the position is pretty fucking good (see pic) and the topre keys don't make your fingers get tired so it's not a chore to use fn
I always got tired using fn keys on mx blues
>do you topre people use vim or something?
I don't. I just about never use the function keys or the home/end keys and that stuff either. Only thing I use are the arrow keys and I actually really like having those on the function layer since I still only need one hand but I don't have to move my hand away from the home row. It's comfy as fuck.
Come to think of it the guy I had in mind got a full sized keyboard.
>if I remove the springs from my torpe board its literally no difference
The springs aren't there for the resistance, they're there so that the keyboard actually fucking works in the first place you dunce.
mfw people are this stupid
or actually have amazing bait
>tfw can't find my o-rings
WHERE THE FUCK COULD I HAVE PLACED THEM!?
I am a disgusting poorfag. Any nice mech. keyboard under a hundred dollars? Preferably TKL.
I was thinking of a CM Storm Rapid fire, but here in Sweden they are over 100 dollars. Ass.
And also, I am in need of a keyboard now. Just upgraded from a shitty laptop to a PC and thus I have no keyboard to use.
the colors are pretty awful tbqh.
i'd love a keyboard with the font and color scheme of a lenovo preferred pro in TKL
But seriously tho, why are reds nearly twice the price?
Should I wait or are they always this price?
>40 fucking bucks
>some shit kind of mechanical switch dreamed up by chink marketers
> over 500 reviewers give it a 4/5
if it's your intro keyboard I'd definitely buy it. putting it on my wishlist right now, in fact
I'm trying to find a white or white/black mechanical keyboard to match my rig. I do some programming and play games so I was thinking the Cherry Browns or Reds would be best for me (with o rings to reduce noise). Does anybody have any recommendations? I wanted to find a white Ducky keyboard below $200 CAD but had no luck, and don't think something like a poker is big enough for my needs (pretty sure I'll need full keyboard for what I'm doing). WASD keyboards are also pretty damned expensive and I'm having a hard time believing that I can't find what I want below the $200 range but maybe I'm dead wrong.
it's hard to research this board when all of it's customers are plebs who have no point of reference for quality and most of them are talking about the other scissor switch keyboards attached to this listing
>outemu green switches
not a meme, really good layout.. kind of shit build quality from what i've heard, they said you'll have to replace it more often than your standard "flagship" keyboards
i'm getting one soon only because keycool 84 isn't in production anymore i don't think
it's my favorite keyboard, really like the thick POM keycaps. The newer models arent as durable as the first version though, i bought my first one in 2013 and i recently had to buy another one because of an issue where some of the keys would register twice. you can find them on amazon for around $60 used sometimes though so it's not too bad