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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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Layout Adjustments to Eliminate Stabilized Keys

Hypersphere
Stabilizers for the longest keys on a standard keyboard add mechanical complexity and create issues (such as mushy or rattly keys) that could all be avoided with adjustments to the layout such that…

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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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NKRO and 6-Key Rollover on USB Test

Hypersphere
Today I responded to an inquiry about 6-key rollover on the RF 87ub 55g from someone who did not have the keyboard and could not find 6KRO on USB data on it. He referred me to the Microsoft…

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Looking for Green Tex aluminium case

hellcatzs
Sup peeps Been searching for an while now with no prevail. mecanical keyboard are always out of stock and too bad I missed the group buy on mass drop. Doesnt have to be by tex as long as its a dark…

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O-Rings: 50A-R, 40A-R, 40A-L, or None?

Hypersphere
Although this topic might have been beaten to death on GH and/or DT, I would like some fresh input on the question, perhaps from those who have not responded to such an inquiry previously. Therefore,…

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Xerox 820 II Keyboard (928-900451) Teardown
Xerox 820 II Keyboard (928-900451) Teardown

hwood34
Just recently got this board thanks to a bunch of help from nubbinator, thought I'd take it apart and post some pics. …

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I need help identifying a keyboard!
I need help identifying a keyboard!

chzel
So, a few days ago I went with my gf to get her car from the service, and as I roam the shop I spotted this: …

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I want to try MX Clears

Ellis
What are my options, aside from transplanting them onto another build (which I think is too much of a task for me :D)? Something with UK ISO layout is preferred (not a big deal though, since…

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Retro-ize a modern board?

robo
I've never had a Cherry board, but jumped on the Massdrop for the CM Storm Stealth TKL that should ship in January. It's a bit early but I've already started thinking about what I can do with it.…

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Identify this Apple keyboard

Touch_It
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1416605600.5063… The computer it is sitting on is a power Macintosh g3 if that helps. I can maybe get a better pic if required. Trying to figure out what it is and…

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Bamboo vs Pine black Alps switches

elecplus
Daniel Beardsmore mentioned these two types, but I couldn't find anything about them on the wiki. Could someone please provide pictures of the difference, and an explanation? I have several kbds…

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Looking for a cheap clicky keyboard with alps or cherry MX

robturneranimation
Hi everyone, I'm looking for some cheap keyboards with some real tact switches that are clicky. I searched a bit around the forums and found a cheap offer for ones with cherry MX black, but according…

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Silitek SK-4100R
Silitek SK-4100R

woody
Used this through most of the 90s: http://my-pc.websnadno.cz/… http://my-pc.websnadno.cz/… Not my…

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Scratchiness of IBM Model M vs Model F Switches

Hypersphere
I have noticed that the switches in my IBM Model M SSK feel scratchy, whereas the switches in my IBM Model F XT feel smooth. Is this a known operational difference? If so, what accounts for it? Are…

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Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible
Topre switch / Cherry MX compatible

CM Bram
Thoughts? http://i.imgur.com/lSRg709… Japanese Topre 45g with cherry MX key cap compatibility. Tenkeyless low profile…

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Lead loading a case - to double its weight

moley
I like small heavy things. The stock Poker 2 is okay, but I wanted something heavier. I bought an aluminium case from a forum member, but at 400g it didn't quite feel heavy enough. I cut some strips…

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Topre PBT Spacebars

Hypersphere
It seems there are currently no sources for PBT spacebars for Topre keyboards such as Realforce or HHKB Pro 2. How might interest be generated for this product? Could a company like…

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adding buttons on a keyboard

OMG_its_Roel
Is it possible tot add buttons on a keyboard? For example i want tot make a volume wheel with a rotary switch i can use the Windows shortcuts (ctrl+f10=lower volume)

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Random facts
Random facts

Daniel Beardsmore
#000: Commodore 64 keycaps fit perfectly onto tall slider MEI WEAB switches: Random Fact 000.jpg

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Looking for keycaps for this Cherry POS keyboard
Looking for keycaps for this Cherry POS keyboard

berserkfan
Hi, I’m an active member of geekhack. I registered an account here a long time ago but haven’t been active. My account nick is the same on both…

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Identifying an IBM keyboard
Identifying an IBM keyboard

komodo
Hi, I've been using the database here and browsing the forums for a while, and I thought this could be the place to help me identify an…

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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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Karabiner: How can I program a combination to open an appli

moley
I've been trying to edit the private.xml so by pressing O + L an application opens... but so far no luck. This is what I've come up with: <?xml version="1.0"?> <root> …

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Real force Boards are CHEAP in Australia...!

ShivaYash
Dear all, I have an Australian connection, my wife is from there. This Xmas I'll be meeting the MIL in Dubai, she'll be flying in from AU. Perhaps I'll ask her to bring over two RF 87 KBs for me. One…

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Cherry vs Costar-type Stabilizers: Thick PBT & other Issues

Hypersphere
Not quite finished testing Cherry mx keyboards, I am seeking advice about Cherry vs Costar-type stabilizers and corresponding TKL keyboards. This is partly for my sake, but mostly for a colleague who…

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Keyboard modding
Keyboard modding

OMG_its_Roel
I don't know if many of you are familiar with corsair if so with the k70 the keycaps are high from the plate …

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Blank key between left ctrl and alt

arda
I have this keyboard http://www.ebay.com/itm/Advanced-Logic… converted into ps2. I want to program its blank key with Sharpkeys or keyboard layout manager. However I cannot managed to identify…

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ATXMega Keyboard Controller?

epicepee
Has anyone tried using an ATXmega-based board as a controller? I'm thinking something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/At… $22 buys a microcontroller built on the same…

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Happily new here, with a plan. (pointers and advice apprecia

Linkert
Hello! Totally fresh in the world of mechanical keyboards. So far I don't even own a mech keyboard, but that's about to change next salary :) Got into this though researching ways of simplifying my…

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IBM Model Number Controller Differences

Jersern
I am trying to fix a model M with a busted controller. It's model number is 1390131 and I can get a replacement controller from a pretty much trashed (but still working) model m of this model:…

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Custom mechanical keyboard

Teo
Hello everyone ;) , I would like to pass to a mechanical keyboard with switch cherry MX brown, but looking at the various brands of the mechanical keyboard, I noticed very few mechanical keyboards…

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IBM Solenoid question

Touch_It
Fist, I just thought I would point out that this would be for my 4704 Model F 107 key. With that being said do wheelwriter's have solenoids or where is the best place to get a replacement solenoid…

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LEDs on normal BlackWidow 2013 possible?

JRaleiigh
anyone tried it ? i cant get the ultimate edition cos it cost more but 3mm LED is not that expensive i know that u need 8000mcd or something like that just need to know if its possible cos it has LED…

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Power consumption of keyboards

woody
Can't remember this discussed so far. As a quick, dirty and not very reliable experiment, I checked the increase of power consumption from HHKB Pro2, measured by the smart battery of a…

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