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Happy Hacking Birthday Louis edition

>Buyer's Guide:
http://pastebin.com/QJD7fSGU

>Where to Buy:
http://pastebin.com/8Yku80VL

>FAQs:
http://pastebin.com/M5w7QtKp

Old Thread >>52525305
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probably not first anymore forDucky Zero with Browns
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How much do PBT Topre spacebars go for?
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>>52540594
backwards dick mouse
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>>52540638
you wanna buy or you wanna sell fuccboi
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>>52540664
Sell them my topre friend
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>>52540756
>Sell them

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.
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>>52540840
>on school computer
>no reaction images
:(
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>not dropping $129 on an hhkb sleeve

gotta show them poorfags am I right
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>>52540875
Yes
Nicely saved from imgur
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Help my indecisive ass chose one please:
https://strawpoll.me/6599406
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>>52540890
why thank you!
Have another
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>>52540913
looks amazing tho!
honest with a keyboard like that its worth it
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>>52540913
why are you locking that poor keyboard up in a bag like that?
what did it do to you to deserve that? ;_;
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>>52540756

Keen if you have any black ones.
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>>52540875

>Not dropping that money on the carry case
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why would you need a carrying case for a keyboard that, much like you, never goes anywhere?
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>>52541015

Lol

Carry mine between work and home semi regularly
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>>52541015
to carry it in
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>>52540898

Voted ;^)
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>>52541037
Thanks mate, appreciate the help.
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>>52540898
Thanks for telling us your preferred switches and keyboard size.
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>>52541015
>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.
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Remember to get a code, objectively THE best keyboard
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/code-keyboard?utm_placement=5&referer=2YVXYC&mode=guest_open&
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>>52541073

Looks like he's deciding on size now.

Inb4 Strawpoll on switches. Just get Browns familia
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>>52541101
>code

more like PING
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>>52541073
>>52540898
yeah sorry mate my bad, I don't really have a preferred keyboard size and as far as switches go I want either greens or blues.
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>>52541113
>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
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>>52541112
Sorry, I can't hear you over all these pings.
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>>52541198
Derp. Meant to reply to >>52541101
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I just bought a Filco M2 TKL with MX Reds

How bad did I fuck up team?
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>>52540594
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.
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>>52541278
are you a meme
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>>52540898
if you want a Ducky Year of the Goat I can sell mine to you, it's rgb like the Shine 5 but skin bezels like the One
its also MX Brown
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>>52541373
Do I smell some regret
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>>52541401
I want topre but I bought a mech instead...
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>>52541403
I use Topre, but I find most cherry switches to be quite nice too.

Except for browns. They feel like linears with dirt stuck in them.
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>>52541460
I don't like the feel of linears but I like brown and blue a little bit
where did the meme of browns feel bad come from?
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>>52541480
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.
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>>52541480
>where did the meme of browns feel bad come from?

from mx browns switches
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>>52541278
Zealios or matias quiet are probably your best options then. Both should have more os less the same actuation force, yet still a little bit lighter than greens.
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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.
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>>52541508
>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.
Coincidence?
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>>52541508
You don't deserve a good keyboard.
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>>52540594
Who the fuck puts the cord at the bottom of the mouse?
Retarded.
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>>52540594
Where'd you buy that mouse?
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>>52541526
>>52541528
go fuck urselves topre shitters
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>>52541586
stay mad
stay poor

- Steve jobs typing on an hhkb
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>>52541604
shitty meme kb
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>cherry red switches
Am I going to regret this?
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>>52541484
>Even to blues
Are you implying something? Depending on your answer, I may have to kick your ass.
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>>52541640
I'm not sure what you think that I'm implying, but clears and greens both kick the shit out of browns and blues.
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>>52541638
Reds are fine in my opinion, but you may want to get something with a standard bottom row.
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>>52541508
Aliexpress, mechanicalkeyboards.co.id, banggood..
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>>52541638
Be like Bill
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Can you buy the black pok3r case or other cases on their own anywhere? other than drops.
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>>52541526
I did try rubberdomes tho
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>>52541671
That's funny because I've been using my new clears keyboard for a week, and I'm considering switching back to blues.
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>>52541700
iirc chinese sites have 60% clone cases for $18.

dunno if screwholes are right tho
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Dank memes
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>>52541711
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.
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>>52541719
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.
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>>52541743
I had a Poker II before falling for the topre meme

black on white looked pretty rad
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>>52541688
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.
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>>52541863
buy from the 40% saved a 40% :)
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>>52541863
If it's less than 50 bucks you should absolutely go for it. You're not going to find a cherry mech for less than 60 bucks most of the time.
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>>52542101
88 Australian dollars. Including shipping.

It was $139 wholesale which is why I got it.
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>>52542111
You spent more than $50 on a nobrand board?
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>>52542120
>tesoro
>no brand
Okay.
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>>52542157
Funny, I was actually thinking of making something like this.

Got some more pics?
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>>52542169
>>tesoro
>>brand
Okay.
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>>52542184
>I was actually thinking of making something like this
why? that's far from even functional
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>>52542335
I know. I just want to play around with PCB design and microcontrollers once I'm done with my current project.
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>>52542349
alright fair enough, i can understand that
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Which one martin luther king general
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g-guy the silencing mod on Novatouch will give me that HHKB feel right? A-and that feeling is good not this m-memebrane feel Novatouch has r-right?
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>>52542335
actually
as a mod in an irc a board small like that could be used for scripts and such
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>>52542349
that spacebar looks gross
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>>52542456
>Novatouch
>HHKB feel

it has a metal plate dude
best you can get is a realforce feel.

hhkb is in its own league
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>>52542443
neither, you'll be better off with a $10 rubber dome

>>52542457
how is that exclusive to board size?
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>>52542456
No, not really. It will just make your novatouch quieter.

Return it while you still can. Topre isn't for everyone.

>>52542472
Yeah I know. The spacebar is ABS, while the rest of the keycaps are dyesubbed PBT. I wonder if apple sells spacebar whitening bleach.
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>>52542349
>>52542157
How do I make my own keyboard? Seems like fun, considering I have no knowledge of anything like this how can I learn?
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>>52542493
yeah but these feel better anon, which one should i go for
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>>52542493
deskspace saving board with AHK-like scripts in it?
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>>52542496
with a teensy and a the /r/mechanicalkeyboards wiki
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>>52542535
WHERE DID YOU GET THIS KEYCAPSET
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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.)
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>>52542551
On the internet?
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>>52542496
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.
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>>52542576
mx-topre sliders ah k ty
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>>52542510
seriously, neither

>>52542514
makes sense (i was actually asking)
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Aren't you glad you got the hhkb, the endgame of keyboards?
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>>52542592
Are there even any other dome switches, these were the only one

cheapest mechanical is also 80 euros minimum so thats a no-go
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>>52542592
doesnt matter
Idk why I placed that questionmark at the end
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>>52542496
Also, don't be afraid to just dive in. I feel like once I understood how a keyboard matrix works things became a whole lot more understandable.
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>>52541278
>These new 78g zealios, are they anywhere near as sriff as greens?
Keep in mind that actuation force is not the same as bottom-out force.
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>>52542593
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.
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>>52542609
>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.
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>>52542495
>Yeah I know. The spacebar is ABS, while the rest of the keycaps are dyesubbed PBT. I wonder if apple sells spacebar whitening bleach.
Sounds like you need retrobright.
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>>52542673
You may be the first extrovert here that has good taste in manga
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>>52542655

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?
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>>52542456
NovaTouch can't feel like a membrane since it has no membrane. Do you mean rubber dome? Yes, it feels like a very, very nice rubber dome.
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>>52542699

>lolis w/ guns
>good taste

If you say so.

Can he even read it in Japanese I wonder?
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>>52542723
Would you see a loli with a gun coming

I didn't think so bitch

Though i didn't notice that it wasn't the translation
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>>52542734
>>52542723

Doesn't even look like it was opened before the picture.

I doubt it.
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>>52542712
>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.
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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
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>>52541533
Apple
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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?
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>guy selling a Noppoo Choc Mini for 50€ in my country
>really like it and no idea why
>message him 2 days ago
>he still hasn't answered

Hello Darkness, my old friend.
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>>52542712
>>52542758
https://geek
hack.org/index.php?topic=74807.msg1881987#msg1881987

Here's the post. And here's one relating to the 78s:

https://geek
hack.org/index.php?topic=78773.msg2013414#msg2013414
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>>52542758
>>52542835


>This is my assumption.

I might try it then.

I think I might try to build one with SIP sockets for LEDs too.
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>>52542865
>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.
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>Ducky 2012 YOTD finally dries up after being washed
fab
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>>52542781
You'll probably be fine. There are people who say that Filco keyboards ping, but I never noticed any pinging with my blues Majestouch 2.
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>>52542919
>EOIE

Why?
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>>52542954
>Read as EIEIO
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>>52542900

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...
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Is there any keyboard company apart from WASD that makes keyboards with custom language layouts?
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>>52542993

>WASD doesn't even support JIS

Annoys the shit out of me.
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>>52543017
I think you can create layouts not on their lists.
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>>52542593
>Aren't you glad you got the hhkb, the endgame of keyboards?

I can't tell if sarcasm
It probably is
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>>52542637
>>52542581
>>52542533
Thanks guys, looks like this will be a nice new hobby.
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>>52542697
Cheers. That's exactly the kind of stuff I was looking for.

>>52542699
>>52542734
Why thank you.

It's not a translation btw.

>>52542723
>>52542754
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.
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>>52542986
>>Well either that or say fuck it and put white leds everywhere.
I'm not gonna like, this sounds like a better option because you don't have to desolder everything.
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>>52542673
>hasu's controller
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)
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>>52543057
>like
lie
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>>52541604
Holy shit, that desktop full of pdfs
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Should I feel bad for REALLY liking and be hyped for this keyboard?
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>>52543056

Man, I live in Japan and am usually too lazy to read physical books.

Kindle just makes it so much easier.
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>>52542723
>lolis with guns
I like where this is going
I like it a lot
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>>52543083
Yes.
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>>52542781
>I heard about a ping issue, but I believe that was on the clears

the switches don't matter, the ping is due to the metal plate vibrating.
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>>52543098
aw
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>>52543056
*better be able

pic related, kino no tabi is boring as shit.
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>>52542954
2012, phone camera can't handle the light situation.
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>>52543057
>desoldering

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.
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>>52543083
>Not too bad looking
>Shitplastickeycaps
>Rgb backlight
>Nice numpad
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
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>>52543083

I think the logo is ugly as shit, and those caps probably suck.

But I really like the pattern on the case, and I bet the RGB backlighting is nice too.
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>>52543083
TONS of features that have no practical value at all.

You should not buy that keyboard.
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>>52543066
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.

>>52543089
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.
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>>52543112
Does adding insulation to the plate help dampen the sound at all?
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>>52542943
awesome, good to hear, Worst comes to worst the refund policy isn't bad
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>>52543169
>just imagine how comfy browsing 4chan would be without ever having to take your hands off the keyboard
my Ducky YoTG has that feature, you control it with the numpad :^)
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>>52543187
>refund policy
>assdrop

kek
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>>52543169
>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.
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>>52543083
Anyone know that what odd roller on the numpad does?

Is it just a awkwardly placed, oversized scrollwheel?
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>>52543219
Its there to look edgy.
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>>52543219
Most likely a volume wheel.
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>>52543219
Volume control.
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who /endgame/ here
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>>52543219
Cst trackballs have this stupid placed scrollwheel
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>>52543249
Not you.
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>>52543249
>trackballs are stupid

ftfy
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>>52543199
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.

>>52543204
What brings you to Japan?

And how's the keyboard situation there?
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>>52543254
meant for >>52543245
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>>52543268
whyyy is there no mech with a trackpoint
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>>52543240
>>52543235
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.
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>>52543083
No, it looks awesome! Gaymen aside, I'd buy it
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>>52543270
Lol I was wondering what you meant

>>52543266
Your opinion and idc about it
I love my trackball
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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
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>>52543280
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.
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>>52543280
>whyyy is there no mech with a trackpoint

I could sell you one.

>inb4 it's not mechanical
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>>52543268
>What brings you to Japan?

Grad School.

>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.
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>>52543294
When rich old lonely men want to fit in
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>>52543294

Wow, all those artisans and they are all butt ugly.

Why does no one make cool looking artisans?
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>>52543311
How much cheaper?
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>>52541688
What is a standard bottom row? I don't really get it when people say this
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>>52543310
what layout is that?
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>>52543310
how much shipped to AUS?
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>>52543326
I once saw this guy who used a gundam modelkit head as keycap
I liked that that was actually cool
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>>52543326
>Why does no one make cool looking artisans?
these are okay

>>52543331
>what layout is that?
spaghetti
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>>52543328

~$165 for HHKB Pro 2

>>52543344

I picked up a gundam kit or two while I was here. Surprisingly enjoyable way to relax.

I wanna build an old sailing ship to be honest.
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>>52543353
pls
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>>52543353

HKP makes some cool shit.

I like their armor and raven keycaps. Their gasmask and bionicle head are kinda meh though.
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>>52543295
just looked it up and it honestly gives me a half chub
hnnng I want one so bad now!
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>>52543329
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.
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>>52543363
>pls
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>>52543294
Why in the world would you actually want to press down on something like that?
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>>52543359
>(you)
>(you)
Ah yes modelkits on scale are amazing


Btw I found the link geekhack org/index.php?topic=67800.0
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>>52543383
where can I get those keycaps
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>>52543380
oh awesome, thank you for that explanation.
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>>52543342
>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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>>52543404
>where can I get those keycaps
groupbuy just ended, it was publicized in these generals.

though luck I guess.
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>>52543424
eww
>rubberdomes
can't stand them
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>>52543310
>>52543424
that's the PT layout, isn't it?
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>>52543450
It's spaghetti.
I'm spaghetti.
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>>52543468
>spaghetti
Italian then?
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>2016
>all these wired keyboards
>not using glorious master race wireless mechanical keyboards
To what end?
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>>52543479
Esatto!

>inb4 the flag is wrong
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>>52543122
>I could just get those switch LED covers if I wanted to change the light.
Good point.
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>>52543505
Birra moretti si deve bevere?
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Will there ever come a day when I can get decent keycaps with alps stems?
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>>52543505
the flag is wrong.
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>>52543505
Dannazione. Se fosse un layout di tastiera portoghese, avrei comprato da voi.

>>52543546
Mai e poi mai.
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>>52543525
>bevere
bere*

I think commerical italian beer is mediocre
some friars make good homemade beer

If you have to drink moretti, Baffo d'oro is the best
(baffo d'oro means golden moustache)
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>>52541638
Tesoro uses Kailh switches tho
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>>52543546
Those days have come and are long past.

Go harvest some old keyboards.
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>>52543860
Have a case planned for that bad boy?
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>>52544120
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.
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can i sell old mech keyboards to you guys?
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>>52544233
Maybe. What do you have to offer?
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>>52544233
I did a couple days ago!
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>>52544233
what do you have?
what layouts
what switches?
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>>52544246
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.
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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.
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>>52542865
>>52542900
>>52542986
>>52543057
>>52543122
>>52543508

Speaking of LED covers:

>http://www.banggood.com/DayDream-LED-Cover-10-pcs-for-Mechanical-Keyboard-White-Backlit-p-925839.html

Only $20. No good looking red, but everything else seems fine.
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>>52544292
Consider me interested.

What layout (ANSI or ISO) and where would you be shipping from?
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>>52544292
where are you from?
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>>52544323
>>52544325
I'm not too up on layouts, but I am from Rockford, Illinois.
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>>52544191
>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?
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>>52544344
So I'm assuming ansi layout.

Consider me extremely interested.

>>52544349
>Wait, is that a latching caps lock?

It certainly is.
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>>52544363
>It certainly is.
Love it.
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>>52544363

>MX Lock

Didn't Cherry discontinue those? I ordered a few for my Compact SQ, but I have no idea if JigOn supports it.
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>>52544363
well shit I don't want to post again later when you're not on. Can I get a way to contact you?
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>>52544396
certainly, drop me an email at [email protected]

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.

>>52544392
It's alps. The switches and keycaps are from an old apple extended keyboard.
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>>52544392
>I have no idea if JigOn supports it.
What would it need to do differently? Just assign shift to the key.
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>>52544450

Shift reacts differently from capslock.

I was considering the shift-lock though. I haven't received the switches yet so I am still thinking about it.
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So I already have an end-game keyboard, but now I am looking for an end-game mouse. Any recomendations?

How is Steelseries? Their mouses look nice and simple. Are they decent quality?
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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
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>>52544532
One's I've had have been tough fuckers.
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>>52540756
>>52540638
Very interested in any black PBT spacebars you're selling.
Email me at [email protected]
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>>52542767
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.
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I picked up an old Dell Quietkey rt7d5jtw for free, anyone ever had one of these? It's rubber dome but it actually feels alright for one.
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>>52543380
6.25u and 7u spacebar layouts are both standard, just different standards. 7u spacebars are standard on keyboards with either no winkeys or no fn key.
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>>52544555
>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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thread needs memes
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NOVATOUCH AT 79 BONGS IN UK

NOVATOUCH AT 79 BONGS IN UK

NOVATOUCH AT 79 BONGS IN UK

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cm-storm-novatouch-tkl-hybrid-capacitive-switch-mechanical-keyboard-kb-031-cm.html
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>>52545094
>>52545081
Haha, oh wow, fuck my education, i'll become a millionaire with epoxy resin press-moulds.
>>
To my great relief, it turns out that soldering diodes is a whole lot easier than soldering the wires was.
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>>52545146
>a millionaire
they sell so much only because of rarity

if you flood the market with them, the price drops.
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>>52544515
Eh, I always considered shift lock as a neater idea. Not that I'd use it much either way.
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>>52545178
No see, i only make one of each, ever ad ridiculous markup, then next month I'll release another unique one, with 2% more red dye, and blue eyes inserts.
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>>52545211
but will you make watermelon caps?
>>
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>>52545211
>>52545178
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.

>>52545241
For you I'll do a deluxe totally unique version with one of my decaying baby teeth embedded in piss-yellow resin.
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>>52545128
is it good?
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>>52545151
I had the same experience. Was your wire braided? Hard to tell with those gigantic solder blobs.
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>>52545211
You talk a big game, but I doubt you'd have the persistence and ability to pander you'd need to pull this off.
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>>52545391
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.
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Where can i get a good keyboard in italy? Do i have to import from the usa? I don't mind buying secondhand. Cazzo non c'è niente
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>>52545387
thats super cheap actually
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>>52545458
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.
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>>52545515
eprice.it
alienpc.it

Oppure importi come ho fatto io, serve culo o venditore compiacente per gabbare la dogana
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>>52545602
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.
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>>52545128
>NOVATOUCH AT 79 BONGS IN UK

>UK layout
eh
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>>52545679
The idea would be to bend it a bit beforehand, then continue to adjust as you solder at each point.
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i need more criticism of my first meme board
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Making a custom board.
Thoughts about the layout?
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>>52545850
that spacebar turns me on
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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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>>52545823
Are you the guy who let mechanicalkeyboards.com know that the weight on the ducky one is off and thus got a custom keycap set with his keyboard?
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>>52545823
I think it's beautiful.
What switches?
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>>52545850
xDDDDDDD funny post reddit guy hahah

you are the funniest guy around hahaha oh my!!!
haha when does the narwhal bacon???? xDD
[spoiler]AT MIDNIGHT[/spoiler] hahahahaha xD

did you get my reference /b/ro???? xD hahaha only we redditors get it hahaha nice one man i love it, id give you le reddit gold if we were on reddit hahaha im dying f.a.m haha
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>>52544299
I have the same one. I like it.
Really nice first MK keyboard.
Cooler Master does a good job with their keyboards.
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>>52545850
That looks terrible senpai
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>>52545917
Welcome aboard!
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my keyboard is better than yours and you know it
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>>52545956
Stop being an obnoxious fuck.
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>>52545850
DELETE THIS
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>>52545917
There's no turning back now.
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these hhkb memes are getting to me, but i feel like i use arrow keys and home/end a lot in text editing.
do you topre people use vim or something?
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>>52545956
do you only shitpost?
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>>52545927
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

>>52545933
cherry mx blues.

ive never felt better using a keyboard
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>>52546045
u
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>>52546065
>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
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>>52546085
pretty much
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>>52546065
>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.

>>52546090
Come to think of it the guy I had in mind got a full sized keyboard.
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>>52546125
go away
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haha
if I remove the springs from my torpe board its literally no difference

I dont get why people try to defend it just because they fell for the meme

I can admit that I fell for it
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>>52546131
no
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>>52546135
>if I remove the springs from my torpe board its literally no difference

the keys won't register :)
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>>52546135
>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.
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>>52546135
mfw people are this stupid
or actually have amazing bait
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Is the noppoo lolita spyder still the best entry level poorfag keyboard or is there a new hotness around?
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>tfw can't find my o-rings
WHERE THE FUCK COULD I HAVE PLACED THEM!?
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>>52546222
why would you get a spyder with khail when you could get a quickfire rapid with cherries for almost the same price
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>>52546222
some random 40% mayba a 60%
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>>52546285
only blues are the same price
QFR with reds is $120, last I checked
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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.
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>>52546222
this >>52545823 cost me $105
$70 for the quickfire rapid with cherry blues (75 for browns or 120 for reds)
$35 for the pbt keycaps
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>>52543280

Unicomp still makes Model-M clones with trackpoint. It's called the EnduraPro.
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>>52546343
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?
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>>52546406
maybe cause when most people think cherry switches they've probably heard reds talked about more
probably trying to capitalize on the uninformed
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>>52546481
US amazon
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068INSUM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
>>
>$40
is this a bad idea?
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016MAK38U

>Custom mechanical switches (Cherry Green equivalent)
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>>52546574
I wouldnt.
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>>52546574
>40 fucking bucks
>backlit
>thin bezel
>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
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>>52542712
I'm pretty sure those 78Gs are going to be perfect.
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>>52546574
>87 standard conflict free keys, 12 multimedia keys, and splash-proof design
>conflict free

buy it.
>>
OMG IS THIS A GOOD PRICE FOR A FILCO?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pink-Filco-briefs-Size-XL-UK-size-12-14-40-42-/221984935130?
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>>52546712
Holy shit that's a steal.
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>>52546712
I'd wear them for you anon :3
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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.
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>>52546574
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
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>>52546855
200 is fair.
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Are these a meme?
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>>52547021
No
this layout is pretty nice actually
>>
Looking to buy blank keycaps for my CMStorm Quickfire Rapid. What company should I go with? Geekkeys or someone else?
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>>52547021
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
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>>52547021
What kind of switches?
It's not a topre clone, is it?
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>>52547195
mx cherry mostly
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>>52547021
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
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>>52547021
are the legends lasered on?
I was hoping for a keyboard with stock keycaps so nice I won't need to replace them
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>>52547286
i really like the stock keycaps, but the legends do start to fade after a while. not sure if they are lasered or not
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>>52546766
I'd buy them for you just so I could see you in them xc:
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Dubs will decide if I buy white or black hhkb.
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>>52547469
>>>/b/ye
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>>52547469
white power!
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>>52547469
White blank.
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>>52547509
So sexy. *drools a lot*
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Been using kahil blues for 7 months now, how much longer will they last? Tune in to find out later!
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>>52547469
how is that even a question
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>>52547567
Yes everybody knows topre board should be white :^)
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>>52547469
Absolutely BLACK.
>>
New thread

>>52547630
>>52547630
>>52547630
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>>52546131
F I L T E R
I
L
T
E
R
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>>52546029
>Mushy cherry stabs
>Shit caps
Unless you fixed both of these, it's SHIT!
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>>52540594
>wanting to eat yellow dirty keys
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