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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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Favorite source for keycaps?

zslane
Since I'm new to all of this, I only know of two sources of custom keycaps: ⋅ Signature Plastics ⋅ Harvesting keycaps from an existing (often vintage) keyboard Custom keycap…

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Audio and Waveforms of Assorted Keyboards
Audio and Waveforms of Assorted Keyboards

Hypersphere
Here are some videos with audio clips and waveforms of some assorted keyboards. The selections include comparisons of a standard HHKB Pro 2 45g with…

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New WASD v2

shawndumas
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXavDUx

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Audio Files

Hypersphere
If I wished to post some audio recordings of keyboards on DT, which type(s) of audio files are allowed? Thanks. Edit: If audio files have to be links to a web hosting service for audio, I would…

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Swap domes on Realforce

amospalla
Hi guys, I own a 45g JIS layout Realforce but I think I would enjoy more a 55g one. Topre sells a 55g JIS model but I can't find it anywhere so I've thought about buying a 55g ISO/ANSI one and swap…

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Cherry MX Browns...

ShivaYash
My wife is on maternity leave so cleared her office and brought home her full sized FILCO with Browns. I think I'm in love, being a user of Blues before getting the SSK, I was a big fan but since the…

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Cherry MX mount.

Eszett
Hi guys! Can someone help me with information please. I need the exact measurements of the Cherry MX mount. Here is what I need: stem (male) cross, arm width: ... (1mm?) slot (female) cross, arm…

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IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Prelim
Hi guys, I've search the forum but I can't find a thread for keyboards identification... so I thought the best was to create one by myself. Here's the first one since I have no clue of…

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Hi-Tek Corp. History

Dmiloh
All, just ran across your site during a search for any references to Hi-Tek Corp. My father founded Hi-Tek in the early 60's, began manufacturing the Hi-Tek keyboard in the early 70's, and…

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NEC Branded Alps SKFL?
NEC Branded Alps SKFL?

Jimi14
Was browsing ebay today and stumbled upon this keyboard with some strange looking switches. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NEC-Ke… $_57.JPG…

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Possible improvements over standard keyboards

trapicki
Idea This thread is an attempt to collect all different ideas what could be changed to the better of current mainstream keyboards. Or asked in a provocant way: If we had no keyboards yet,…

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how many keys for custom HID descriptor?

flynx
Hi everyone, I've been working on a sim project recently that involves wiring a ton of switches and buttons into a PC. Initially we were using keyboard encoders but the number of buttons quickly…

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[Interest Check] "Jukebox" a Retro-Futurism 50's Sculpted SA Keycaps
[Interest Check] "Jukebox" a Retro-Futurism 50's Sculpted SA Keycaps

livingspeedbump
Pictures first. This is the base set: http://i.imgur.com/vQ5vQST… I'm in the process of finishing up my 50's theme set. This is…

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What Kind of Cherry Switch is it?

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ITT Courier 1700 keyboard - help id the switches
ITT Courier 1700 keyboard - help id the switches

Engicoder
I recently picked up an ITT Courier keyboard that was used with the ITT Courier 1700 terminal, a competitor for the IBM 3178 in the early mid 80's.…

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First week of July; LK-1800fe will comes here for GB [Here's my...]
First week of July; LK-1800fe will comes here for GB [Here's my...]

kbdcraft
Yes! Finally... GB will comes here! I prepared KBDcraft.com for GB. This site can support PayPal. It works but it doesn't works. Only for…

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MICRO SWITCH SW-10876
MICRO SWITCH SW-10876

seebart
I got this as part of my vintage "mini haul" that derzemel found. I know that Nuum wanted to buy this one some time ago but never did. Like…

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Twinkletoes

iandoug
hi all I'm building a keyboard which will be machined out of a solid block of wood (not unlike keyboard.io model 1), except one piece not two. Am a bit stumped as to what to use for feet. Ideally I…

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Rapoo KX: Rapoo branded switches

REVENGE
I just bought a KX in the states and disassembled it a few days ago. The switches are branded Rapoo (in their characteristic font) rather than Kailh, and the housing more closely resembles Cherry MX /…

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Think you've seen dirty keyboards?
Think you've seen dirty keyboards?

Chyros
Picked up this "beauty" today at the recycling centre. I've had a lot of keyboards that were really, REALLY dirty. But THIS one.... …

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Greetings from a new member

zslane
Hello everyone! I am making my first foray into the world of custom (maybe personalized is a better word?) mechanical keyboards and am delighted to find a resource like DT available to me. I guess I…

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Anyone seen keycaps that look like these?
Anyone seen keycaps that look like these?

Davsmith4
Here are a few images of some quick Sketchup models I modified of the look of keycaps I would like. http://i.imgur.com/ZuUhQSk… …

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Unidentified kbd

elecplus
Sorry, no pic. Label says 1978. No brand. Cupped caps, colorful. No springs under the caps. Has PCB board. Any ideas, or is this too vague?

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Ganss mechanical keyboards w/cherry mx switches ?

mech greenhand
Any one has any experiences with ganss mechanical keyboards ?? Like the 87-key layout, GS-87 with cherry mx switches? Thanks

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Vintage Blacks - Clarifying it once for all!
Vintage Blacks - Clarifying it once for all!

Prelim
So guys, long story short... I got my hands on a G80-1000 from '88 (week A20) and a WYSE from '86 (pcb version, case refers '84) …

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cherry g80-1800 questions.

fishcola
Hi DT! Long time lurker here, I've fallen in love with the g80-1800's layout and I want to grab one and replace its switches. So far I like mx greens, and dislike blues and browns, so I want to…

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The 8-key keyboard

elecplus
About the size of 2 packs of gum, magnetic, designed for Mac portable device users. http://www.macrumors.com/2… Due to production issues, not yet available.

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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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Unidentified kbd

elecplus
Sorry, no pic. Label says 1978. No brand. Cupped caps, colorful. No springs under the caps. Has PCB board. Any ideas, or is this too vague?

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Unknown Keyboard
Unknown Keyboard

10ko
Hi guys, Where is it from? ukb.png Thanks

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Which key switch next?

snarfarlarkus
So I am just trying to find my most preferred switch for typing but I just can't as of yet. I have an IBM Model M 1390131 and a RealForce 87U 55G. I have tried cherry blues, reds, blacks and…

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Interview with XMIT

klikkyklik
José has graciously given up some of his time for an interview. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. https://klikkyklik.wordpress.com/2015/…

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[Update] ISO support Gusset - FLOW mini HHK replica with cherry switch

kbdcraft
Just sample...for FLOW mini HHK edition Top with sanding, buttom without sanding... No anodizing... Next time for 60% mini with anodizing... https://monosnap.com/file/czFu… …

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Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-I LED problem

sad_pillow
Hello everyone, I'm new here, so maybe my thread will look bit stupid. I just don't know where else i can ask for help. So I bought Rapid-I couple months ago as my first mechanical keyboard, was…

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