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The Oracle Answers
The Oracle Answers

The Keyboard Oracle
Thy wish is to buy a mechanical keyboard, but eternal doubt is eating éow irrelevant mortal soul? The Leopold with Cherry MX Blue…

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Sperry Unisys, what language do you speak?
Sperry Unisys, what language do you speak?

XMIT
Does anyone know what language/protocol a Sperry Unisys keyboard might speak? This is a terminal keyboard with a DIN-9 female connector at the end of…

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Plate for Phantom build

bstafford
Hi, (New guy here. I don't know a damn thing about keyboards, as will become obvious.) I'm working on building a Phantom keyboard. I've ordered a PCB and some other components, but I'm not sure how…

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Your opinions on HHKB Lite 2

indubit
Yes, I know this is in a way heresy since it's a topic that's not about a mechanical keyboard. But, I feel that since it's at least HHKB related maybe you could let it slide? :roll: Anyway, I've…

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The SurpriseBox Worldwide Trip 2

Mrinterface
I'm going to send a SurpriseBox(@) around the world for the second time. The idea is based on this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_p… The general idea is that you…

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IBM 3104 Display Terminal
IBM 3104 Display Terminal

seebart
nothing new here this keyboard is in our wiki and I´m sure it has been covered here at some point.This has been sitting in my basement since I bought…

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IBM Keyboard switch crispness/sound thread

Redmaus
I am posting the sound of my keyboards here: https://soundcloud.com/r3dmaus/sets/ib… Lets see the sound of all the IBM keyboards at deskthority. Other keyboards are okay, but…

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JD40 - I think I want one...

ShivaYash
How I go about buying one of these? Can a HHKB Pro 2 style cursor be set up via Karabiner?

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MICRO SWITCH SW-10591
MICRO SWITCH SW-10591

seebart
a few of you knew I bought this a couple of weeks ago. I'm not so sure if this is worth what I paid for but that's really not measurable…

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IBM Model M with molded keyboard protector - any value?
IBM Model M with molded keyboard protector - any value?

I.C. Rhodes
First time poster here. I have a IBM Model M (P/N 52G9700 November 1993) that is fitted with a molded keyboard protector. This keyboard came with a…

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Wireless keyboard and mouse on a budget

urbancamo
Firstly, apologies. I do love mechanical keyboards. Current favourite is vintage cherry blacks followed by topre. However, I need to set up a NUC box for the kids with a wireless keyboard and mouse.…

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Cherry G86-61400 less than ideal for remapping Alphas

Mal-2
So my ordered Cherry G86-61400 arrived today. I'm typing this message on it currently, with my OS set to US ANSI layout (though I'm typing Dvorak). First, while it does allow reprogramming of all…

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NovaTouch TKL survey! We want you!! (and you a NovaTouch TKL :D?)!
NovaTouch TKL survey! We want you!! (and you a NovaTouch TKL :D?)!

CM Bram
http://i60.tinypic.com/2we… Hi there DT community, This might be your chance to win a NovaTouch TKL by helping us…

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Trackpoint keyboard with split spacebar.

amosbird
I'm looking for a keyboard that has both trackpoint and split spacebar(generates different scancode). This keyboard will completely prevent my hands from moving. Currently I'm using thinkpad's compact…

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Gaterons

hwood34
So I want to try Gateron switches, I've heard good things about the smoothness, but I can't find much information on them so far, or where to find all the colors. So far I know that: gateron…

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Replacement Foam Mat for IBM Model F Keyboards?

Hypersphere
I would like to replace the foam mat that resides between the metal plates on my IBM Model F keyboards (AT, XT, and 122-key). I have some acid-free foam board in black and in white, but it…

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Keyboard identification
Keyboard identification

stratokaster
Hello. I'm new here and new to all this mechanical stuff. Recently I decided to switch to a mechanical keyboard. But before buying…

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Cherry MX - broken in point?

ShivaYash
Chaps, When does a Cherry MX switch feel 'broken in'. I know some LOVE worn/ vintage Cherry KBs. I have two such KBs, both of which have seen a few years of solid use. Are they now 'broken in'. Do…

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Alps SKCCAF002A: tall vintage tee mount
Alps SKCCAF002A: tall vintage tee mount

Daniel Beardsmore
Quest Components stock Alps SKCCAF002A — I enquired about datasheets, and they sent me a couple of photos of the switch: image001.jpg …

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Ps/2 Protocol for teensy?

baked_cake
Hello again. Ive been playing around with my teensy++ 2.0 for bit now, modifying some ergodox code to customize my keyboard, and now I'm ready for the next step. Has any one created ps/2 support for…

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RAFI mini group buy?

Daniel Beardsmore
I e-mailed someone at RAFI the other day for pricing on RS 74 M switches, which have an MOQ of 25. I've not had a reply from RAFI to anything I've written for ages, so maybe this is a job for a…

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IBM Model M Black Keycaps

redkeys
It seems like Unicomp has stop selling black blank keycaps. Is there any other vendor who makes keycaps for model m's?

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IBM 13955660?

Firebolt1914
I found this part number, and I was wondering what model it is. I haven't been able to find it on google.

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Beam Spring vs. Buckling Spring?

AbuBakr Akram
I couldn't find a comparison of this anywhere , so I decided to ask. How do Beam Springs feel compared to Capacitive (and membrane) Buckling Springs? I've used both Model Ms and Fs, but I…

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New Here, Found a keyboard in work, was directed here.

zomgbbq
Hey all, I made a post on /r/mechanicalkeyboards earlier today about a keyboard I found on a spare desk in work. Reddit was able to identify it, but I'm new to mechs so I'm not exactly…

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Searching for Backlit keycaps with legends placed on the bottom
Searching for Backlit keycaps with legends placed on the bottom

redragor
Hi colleagues, I'm a happy owner of GON's NerD 108. Everything is fine except one small thing. LEDs for the in-switch backlight located in the bottom…

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Custom Buckling Springs?
Custom Buckling Springs?

dzhoou
I'm just curious, are there any stiffer springs I can put on Model M or F's? To make the keys weigh 100cN for example. …

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A Programmer's Keyboard Design
A Programmer's Keyboard Design

BillDee
If I could, I would have a custom-made keyboard in this design. It is specifically designed for use by Computer Programmers of various kinds…

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Das 4C Pro
Das 4C Pro

zts
Just got my hands on Daskeyboard 4C Professional (the *Ultimate* is identical just with blank caps): DAS_4C.jpeg Overall, it's an…

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60%: shortcut for "Menu" key?

benichka
Hello there, it's been a while :) I've got a question for you! Especially owners of a 60% keyboard, more specifically owners of a HHKB! I got mine 6 months ago, it's working like a charm. The only…

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HHKB Pro 2 Type-S vs other 60% Keyboards
HHKB Pro 2 Type-S vs other 60% Keyboards

Hypersphere
From Full-size to 60% My first mechanical keyboard was a full-size IBM Model M. I was reasonably happy with it until a right-shoulder injury…

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Keyboard hunt - IBM Model M dated 1989-06-28

XMIT
I'm looking for a Model M keyboard that was "born" on this date. (It's my wife's birthday.) If you have one post a photo here please! (cross posted on GH as well)

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Keycap ideas for Black Ibm model m's w/ trackpoint

redkeys
The letters g and h surround the trackpoint and I changed to blank caps on my model m. Only one issue. The caps do not have the recessed grooves necessary to be used around the trackpoint. Anyone…

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Hall Effect Keyboard

Firebolt1914
Hey DT, I recently acquired two Hall Effect keyboards, and I was wondering if anyone can identify them, and/or give me more information about them before I attempt to replace the controller. I…

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Keycap profile, I screwed up

araif
Hi there, I recently buyed this set http://www.ebay.com/itm/PBT-87-Set-Bla… , and some keycaps from 7bit that presumably are from signature plastic, I wasn't aware though that the one from ebay…

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