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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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Ewaste recycler

MECHGAMER
I'm planning to go to a local e waste recycler to look for keyboards. What keyboards are most common and do many e waste recyclers charge a flat rate or charge dependent on keyboard?

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Has your keyboard enthusiasm ever decreased?

Spikebolt
Lately my enthusiasm for keyboards has decreased to the point where I no longer care that much about my collection. I used to be all about trying out new switches and boarding new projects…

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Real sample of FLOW mini HHK replica edition...
Real sample of FLOW mini HHK replica edition...

kbdcraft
Just sample...for FLOW mini HHK edition Top with sanding, buttom without sanding... No anodizing... Next time for 60% mini with anodizing... …

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First Tipro keyboard! Help please.

XMIT
Thanks Touch_It for my first Tipro board! It seems fitting for the command deck of a spaceship. The one I got is an authentic Tipro board, Made in Slovenia, with Skidata branding. It only has a PS2…

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Bigass ISO return key
Bigass ISO return key

Chyros
I just realised that the keyboard I had been using for 10 or so years before I got into MKs (my trusty PCVA) has what appears to be a rather unique…

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NEC blue ovals
NEC blue ovals

zts
Do we know anything more about these switches? NEC proprietary? Nothing in Wiki and not much elsewhere either. Very light clicky. They feel…

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hbar alpha, an ergonomic keyboard testbed

hbar
I recently decided that all keyboards I have or can buy have something in them that I don't like. Therefore, the only thing worth living for is a new, custom design that has never been made before. …

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No resistors are used to limit the current in keyboards?

b1gtuna
Hello everyone, I just designed a 35% keyboard PCB which uses Teensy 2.0 as the controller. And I just realized there are no resistors used in the keyboards to limit the current flow between input and…

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Keyboards for Alps Keycaps Dye Sub PBT or Doubleshot ABS?

Hypersphere
Which keyboards could be used as a source for dye-sub PBT or doubleshot ABS Alps (or Matias) keycaps?

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what is this thing?

Chyros
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MEMOREX-2127… Anyone know what this thing is and what switches it uses?

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Where to buy individual Cherry MX switches?

b1gtuna
Hi everyone, I just received a custom PCB I designed for my portable keyboard project. Now it's time to buy some switches, but wasn't sure eBay is the right way to go? I see individual keys for ~$4…

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Auxiliary Spring Mod on Topre-switch Boards?

Hypersphere
I recently bought a Leopold FC660C, which has 45-gram Topre switches. However, the spacebar has an auxiliary compression spring that fits around the outside stem of the switch. According to EK, this…

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[CHERRY ML] Where to buy custom cherry ML keycap ?

netmonk
Hello dear fellows. While waiting for my latest massdrop buy to arrive by end of august, i have this cherry ml keyboard G84 4100 LCM FR2. All black with a black case. I like it enough to look for a…

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Recommend me a controller please

Eszett
Hi! Can you recommend me a controller for my custom build with 18 cols and 5 rows? Is a Teensy 2.0 sufficient? A Leonardo Micro Pro has probably too few pins, right? A Teensy 2.0++ would have plenty…

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Inward vs Outward Finger Rolling

jpatters
So I've been reading about alternative keyboard layouts and I came across a page that lists some assumptions: http://www.arcavia.com/kyle/Projects/P… One of the assumptions is that when…

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Noppoo EC108 Pro?

aekII
I'd like to know, has anyone actually tried this board? And if so, what do you think of it? Does anyone have any opinion as to how they compare to Topre RealForce? Hearing the few examples I can find…

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And... this is the next one 60% mini keyboard; happy hacking replica
And... this is the next one 60% mini keyboard; happy hacking replica

kbdcraft
Here's my 2nd project with Hwi's design works. The 1st is LK-1800fe...already you saw from the below list of this section. This project is…

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IBM Model M - White Plastic Interior
IBM Model M - White Plastic Interior

Caeyden
Does anyone know why my IBM Model M has a white plastic interior? Of all the dismantling and cleaning videos/guides I've seen, all IBM Model M's have…

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IBM Model M Problem with space bar
IBM Model M Problem with space bar

kira0172
Couple days ago I bought a model M from somebody. I knew it's spacebar didn't work, but I thought I'd be able to fix it anyway.. So here is a…

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Keyboard Layout Editor / Ian J Prest

iandoug
Hi Anyone know how to get hold of Ian Prest? Myself and another are busy doing some updates to his code and want to know the legal situation... He hasn't done anything on it for years, or replied…

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Previous keyboard is damaged, please help me with picking a new one!

apav
Hello friends, I've had the K90 for almost 4 years now and unfortunately the other day I had my first spill. I bathed it in alcohol and blow dried it and while that fixed a lot of the keys that were…

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Alps SKCC "Tall Cream" with weird cruciform on top
Alps SKCC "Tall Cream" with weird cruciform on top

Blaise170
It all looks right to be this switch except that the top has the ring and it has a full cruciform mount instead of just the three tabs. I believe it…

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AEKII power button on PC (along with standalone = key)

Mattr567
Hey So I bought a AEKII and am using it with a iMate. Is there a way to use the power button in windows? (ex sleep) Currently windows doesn't recognize it as a key, as well as the numpad = key. Also…

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This is my current project "Alpetit II" with Vermillian
This is my current project "Alpetit II" with Vermillian

kbdcraft
I've got request from Vermililan, he is one of the famous custom keyboard builder in KBDlab( http://kbdlab.co.kr ). He have two outstanding project…

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Made an interesting buckling spring find this weekend....
Made an interesting buckling spring find this weekend....

mmcdowell
Genuine IBM buckling spring... https://c2.staticflickr.co… Ibm actionwriter by Micah McDowell , on Flickr But, not a…

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Interesting History of Key Tronic

mr_a500
I just came across this interesting history of Key Tronic. (don't know why Wikipedia or Key Tronic's own website has nothing like this): http://www.fundinguniverse.… …

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new member looking for advice

silk186
I have been using Microsoft ergonomic keyboards for a number of years and I'm on my second 4000 series. The cord is coming apart and I'm in need of a new board. I'm in the UK with high prices so I'm…

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Wiring Up Lock Key LEDS to a Teensey

Davsmith4
Hello, Long time lurker to the forum and im about to build my first keyboard and the one thing I cant find is how to properly connect the three lock key, caps scroll and num, leds to the teensy 2.0 so…

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Topre KB0300
Topre KB0300

002
I imagine most of you will file this under 'mildly interesting', but thought I would share anyway as new discoveries in the Topre world are few and…

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Need gaming keyboard for about $300 max help!

bobafetish
Hi. So I am in the market for a new gaming keyboard. I was discouraged from buying a topre but I really want one so give me suggestions for them. I have the money for just about anything…

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keyboard cable compatibility

Chyros
Hiya everyone, I need some help replacing a cable. Recently I had an issue with an AT101W of which someone had chopped the cable off. To fix this, I tried a few other PS/2 plugin cables (one of those…

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New PCB comes here with LK-1800fe by Leeku and me.

kbdcraft
* LK-1800fe support new Leeku's PCB. You can find one PCB pic from below pics. That PCB is old one. It doesn't support Keymap tool. But New version can support Key Mapping and full SMT. Yes right…

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More IBM PN

elecplus
A dealer in California just posted this want list to a group (subscription) I belong to. Please note that not all the PN listed are actual keyboards; sometimes they are a kit that contained a…

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My "new" IBM XT -- Early Impressions

Hypersphere
My "new" IBM XT keyboard arrived today -- a good deal on eBay. Partly because I wanted to test the keyboard right away, I took the easy path and bought the KE-XTUSB converter…

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