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The Oracle Answers
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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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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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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 haven't…

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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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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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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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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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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

jsoltren
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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cheapo typist TKLs

jakkul
Hi! I'm looking for some el'cheap'o TKL keyboard for typing. So MX Blues or Ducky Green Alps is the way to go I guess + a custom wristrest. Keyboards that were cheap and not-so-bad are gone. I have…

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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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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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CM Rapid with frosty flake question

Sev
I have a little questions. I bought a used CM Quickfire Rapid and it has a frosty flake controller installed. The F9s LED is always on and I do not know how to turn it off. Any ideas how I can find…

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new keycool mini 84 white PBT keyboard with kailh mx switch.
new keycool mini 84 white PBT keyboard with kailh mx switch.

mech greenhand
White keycool 84 PBT keycap, detachable cable, kailh mx switches.Newly from keycool.

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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 looking for ibm…

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Unicomp SSK... for real this time?
Unicomp SSK... for real this time?

acfrazier
I just got a shockingly convincing email about ten minutes ago with the following contents: http://img.reizarf.ca/2014……

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IBM ssk - odd shift key behaviour

ShivaYash
Hello, Is this normal? My right shift key is annoying me. This KB was purchased via this forum recently and on the whole, its great. The right shift key, along with other larger keys were…

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Field trip to Electronics Plus - any requests?

jsoltren
I'm planning to head to Electronics Plus this weekend. It is about a two hour drive from Austin, Texas. I've got a few questions and requests for Cindy (elecplus) saved away, as well as a…

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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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Tipro MID questions

fyonn
Hello everyone, I'm new here so I hope you'll bear with my naive questions :) I'm currently playing a computer game (the new elite game) with lots of bound keys I can't always remember. To help with…

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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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Residue on K110 PCB
Residue on K110 PCB

BussoV6
I was cleaning my new acquisition, a Monterey K110, and when I opened the case and looked at the back I saw (and smelled) this. …

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Electronics Plus trip - photos

jsoltren
I took a total of 232 photos and videos at Electronics Plus today. I discovered some key switches that might be new, or at least, are new to me. The photos are here:…

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Vintage Cherry MX blue

Daniel Beardsmore
Not quite sure what to make of this, considering the quality of machine translation: http://kbtalking.cool3c.com/article/29… Looks like a keyboard has both vintage and "new" Cherry…

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TI-99 keyboards

Daniel Beardsmore
I was curious to see if there were any photos proving the switch type in the TI-99 keyboard on eBay. I found this: http://kbdbabel.sourceforge.net/matrix… I've just contacted the guy at…

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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 something new and…

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Life after the IBM Model M SSK...

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, I post in the name of procrastination... anything to avoid structuring a chapter I've been working on. And only my fellow KB nerds will understand. What comes after the IBM SSK? I…

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What is the significance of the different colored IBM stems?

elecplus
I have a number of Model Ms here, and I have discovered that the stem caps come in at least 4 colors: grey, snow white, cream, and standard beige. Do these different colors mean anything?

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Soarer's Converter with IBM RT E57888?

bitslasher
Okay I found one of these elusive IBM RT boards. It is identical to this one, even has a cable! http://deskthority.net/photos-… After seeing that Soarer added support for the IBM…

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Double shot PBT?

RadikulRAM
Hello, Last time I enquired (a few months ago), I came to the conclusion that double shot PBT's aren't made because the plastic is brittle. I thought ABS was the only ones made, then I came across…

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Peculiar problem programming my tipro

Minskleip
I just reinstalled my Windows machine and now when I use PS2 with RS232 the following happens: the layout reported by changeme is reverse of how the modules are connected, and the keys are jumbled up…

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