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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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Xerox with Tactile Green Alps
Xerox with Tactile Green Alps

nubbinator
This is a first for me. I bought the keyboard on the off chance that it might be Brown Alps, but was surprised when I saw green sliders. At first I…

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Try Keyboard Layouts in Browser

mikekuehn
Try out soft layouts like Colemak, Dvorak, Arensito, etc. http://mikekuehn.ca/posts/keyb… I have 28 layouts up there now. Please report any bugs or layout / feature requests. :) I…

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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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Switch Identification
Switch Identification

hwood34
Anyone know what these are? http://i.imgur.com/xbF93Cd… http://i.imgur.com/LOi5IY4…

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For comfort, style, speed - spherical or cylindrical ?

pietergen
I've read a lot (the Deskthority wiki, endless Google searches, pics) but would like to get some info from people who can compare in real life. Spherical versus cylindrical keycaps ....…

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NTC KB-6151N AT/XT
NTC KB-6151N AT/XT

seebart
I picked this up for one euro. It´s pretty beat up. The case is damaged between F8 and F9. I love the metal backplate construction. It makes sense…

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AirType tries to kill the keyboard with some kind of bracele

Grond
http://airtype.io/concept/ http://vimeo.com/90766615 The concept is cool but I doubt it'll work fine. Edit: is it possible to embed videmo videos?

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Razer Blackwidow 2014 Stealth Edition or Logitech G710+?

FireFly
I'm new to this forum, and I just really needed someones opinion on this. I have a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 now, and I was thinking on replacing it since I'm not a big fan of blue switches. I…

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IBM model F help
IBM model F help

seebart
I bought a IBM model F recently. The keyboard is dead. No function. Openning it I found the following: The rest looks "fine" but since I…

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tipro joining boards changeme
tipro joining boards changeme

jond_keyhack
http://i57.tinypic.com/28g… I have connected two tipro boards by bus and the full matrix one isn't programming properly. I…

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DSA spacebars with different shapes.
DSA spacebars with different shapes.

Eszett
Hi! I’ve ordered a DSA 7u spacebar from SP, to go with the Granite Set of matt3o. I thought it has the same shape (DSA) as the Granite Set, but it…

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Controller susceptable to touch?

Eszett
Someone told me, that I have to use a strong magnet to bring my controller (Pegasus Hoof) into boot mode. One of my hairs fell on the controller, and I wanted to remove it. So I breathed upon my…

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The Qwerkywriter - Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keyboard
The Qwerkywriter - Typewriter Inspired Mechanical Keyboard

Grond
https://s3.amazonaws.com/k… I think this is strictly for hipsters and must be awful to type on those flat caps, still it looks…

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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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How to connect USB-keyboard to PS/2-Socket

thoast
I just finished assembling my first ergodox (thanks czarek) and now I'm thinking about building another one for the office. The problem is, that the usb-ports are blocked on my office-pc :cry: , but…

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Model m not always responding when computer starts up.

keokitsune
So I’ve had my model m for about 2 weeks now and recently sometimes when I boot up my computer the keyboard isn’t responding, even if I unplug and replug it a few times or reset the computer, it…

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Are these Blue Alps or Clones in the Nan Tan fma44hkb6151
Are these Blue Alps or Clones in the Nan Tan fma44hkb6151

Eric422
[img][img][/img][/img]Are these Blue Alps or clones? They have 2 tabs on each side. Did Nan Tan make Keyboards with Blue Alps? IMG_0022.jpg one.jpg…

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Help identify these keyswitches!
Help identify these keyswitches!

skystrick
Can someone please tell me what kind of keyswitches these are, so I can order some custom laser-engraved keycaps to replace these low-end…

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Two switches under double wide keys?

wesmw
I'm building a custom keyboard, and I was wondering if anybody else has tried putting two switches underneath their shift, return, etc. Does it make it too heavy, or does it give it a nice solid feel?

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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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Can anyone ID this keyboard for me?

Uncleleech
S26381-K397-V165 It's a Fujitsu Siemens keyboard and I can't seem to find any images/ info on it.

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Macintosh Portable
Macintosh Portable

Muirium
Back in the late 1980s, Apple made its first Mac laptop: the Macintosh Portable . The only one before the PowerBook introduced the ubiquitous…

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Topre Aftermarket Keycap Set!
Topre Aftermarket Keycap Set!

IonutZ
I would like to know what the interest would be for a non-sculptured spherical dye subbed topre set. Color scheme still in progress. I got a tour of…

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Anything to do with this board?

hwood34
Is there anything I can do with this board, or is it forever destined to be looker? I have two, so I'm not afraid to mess up one (or sell it ;) ), also interested in getting those numbers to light up.…

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IBM PC jr
IBM PC jr

hwood34
$_57 (1).JPG Were all of the boards RD?

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Keyboard-Integrated Computer

DerpyDash_xAD
My father and I have been speaking lately about building a Commodore 64/Sinclair QL style computer. Everyone these days has a laptop - but laptops nearly universally have bad graphics, bad…

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Qpad MK80 LEDs and metal plate modding

oxidized
Yo guys, my idea is to replace every blue led with white ones and to paint the metal cover that holds the switches down with white paint (now it's black). thing is i don't know which leds i should…

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IBM 3279 Beam Spring Keyboard Question

Hypersphere
Today I received my IBM 3279 beam spring keyboard. I have not yet dismantled it for cleaning and restoration to see how the key switches are mounted, but upon testing the keys, I was somewhat alarmed…

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KB Paradise V60 Mini
KB Paradise V60 Mini

matt3o
dual back-lit 60% keyboard NOT compatible with Poker case. Caps are ABS and pretty thin, but the selection of switches is very good: blue,…

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Model M and the rubber sheet, better without?
Model M and the rubber sheet, better without?

quantalume
I recently performed a bolt mod on a 122-key Model M. After testing it for awhile, I discovered that a couple of keys would register slightly before…

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Hirose Cherry switches and the Xerox 1109

Daniel Beardsmore
I found this tab from way back — MouseFan's Sord M243EX keyboard page (someone here may have pointed me at it; I forget now): http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~hisao/image/M24… MouseFan suggests that…

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Why do you prefer the ANSI enter? Why the ISO enter?

gioele
Personally I prefer the ISO enter because I find it easier to reach regardless of the position in which my fingers are.

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White Omron B3G-S?

Daniel Beardsmore
Hhaase updated the Omron B3G-S series page on the wiki to note that white Omron B3G-S switches are linear, but did not cite a reference to any forum topic or collector's website. Typically, boards…

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thick PBT, do-it-yourself?
thick PBT, do-it-yourself?

Eszett
Thick PBT keycaps are highly requested, and I thought about how man could be possible to turn thin keycaps into thick ones. We could lacquer them, but…

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