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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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Model M scratchy keys

timbetty
Hello everybody, I got myself a new IBM Model M 51G8572 from '97, which was never used. The originial packaging had some scratches but was never even opened. Some of the keys feel slightly scratchy…

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IBM Model F AT not working - LEDs light up on start up

Nuum
Hi, I cleaned up the Model F AT keyboard which I got from Cindy and reassembled it carefully. Now I wanted to test it and it doesn't work. I plugged it in when the computer was off. After I start…

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Keytronic ergoforce
Keytronic ergoforce

beltet
Hi all! I found an Keytronic ergoforce NIB on a flea market today. I know, its rubber dome. But in my opinion this is one of the best rubber domes…

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RF 87u 55 gram Topre

Hypersphere
Looking for some advice. I see that the all-55 gram Topre RF 87u is finally back in stock at EK. Both the black and white models are available at $215. One of my favorite boards is my HHKB…

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Programmable Tipro keyboard/module - does it have a controll

Anne
Hiya, I've just discovered yesterday a great use for a programmable keyboard, and I'm thinking of buying a blank unused one (Tipro). I think I should be fine using a software like Paddy (or AHK) but…

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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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Help connecting an old Model M
Help connecting an old Model M

s0b
Im having problems to connect my IBM Model M 1386303 . It comes with a DIN 5 connector like this one: …

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Honeywell E03601ELHW-C Switch Identification
Honeywell E03601ELHW-C Switch Identification

bitemyweewee
Heya, Found this Honeywell on ebay and was wondering what switch this was. My guess is rubber domes but I'm not sure. …

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First computer keyboard with "inverted 't'" arrow layout?
First computer keyboard with "inverted 't'" arrow layout?

mr_a500
Everybody mentions the 1982 DEC LK201 when talking about the first inverted 't' arrow layout, but I was sure I saw that layout on a couple…

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Uber-terminal keyboard
Uber-terminal keyboard

urbancamo
So I was searching for info about the Sun Compact 1 and ended up on http://www.quadibloc.com/c… again (it happens once in a…

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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 receive the…

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The SurpriseBag/Box WorldWide Subscription Round 1
The SurpriseBag/Box WorldWide Subscription Round 1

Mrinterface
I'm going to send this SurpriseBag(@) around the world. The idea is based on this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_p… …

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(Somewhat) more compact cases for IBM 3278 beam spring?
(Somewhat) more compact cases for IBM 3278 beam spring?

Hypersphere
My IBM 3278 beam spring is on the shelf waiting for me to find the time to start the restoration and conversion to USB. In the meantime, although some…

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Whut the PS/2 connector?
Whut the PS/2 connector?

Parak
Wat? https://farm4.staticflickr.… IMG_20140817_233057 by parakie , on Flickr

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Keycool 87 full backlit with Kailh Switches
Keycool 87 full backlit with Kailh Switches

mech greenhand
Keycool released its first keyboards with Kailh switches. Keycool choose the 87 version with full white backlights. It is clone of cherry mx switches.…

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Unicomp Model M right arrow == space

7e55e118
I acquired a few used Unicomp Model M EnduraPros and one of the has an issue with the right arrow switch. When pressing the right arrow a space is registered. I've tried replacing the key cap several…

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Left-handed tenkeyless idea
Left-handed tenkeyless idea

Daniel Beardsmore
I am not sure that I'll ever be able to learn to use a 60%, but I can't give up having such a small keyboard :( This is my current theory…

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vim flat icon & ramblings about a "made for vim" keycap set
vim flat icon & ramblings about a "made for vim" keycap set

Laser
Just found an interesting flat vim icon: http://node1.iconverticons.… (Source - as ico, PNGs : …

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Beige monitor to go with keyboard?

warty
I don't think I'll actually do this, unless my dell monitor was to somehow stop working. But... if I wanted a beige monitor to go with my fine AT F, does anyone have a lead on one? I did some…

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1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List

CPTBadAss
This is a cross post from my Geekhack thread . Shoutouts to jacobolus for pointing this out in the Great Finds subforum on Geekhack . I have…

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Please help a noob like me
Please help a noob like me

Chili
I'm going to build a custom keyboard soon and gonna connect the switches with cables, like this: http://i.imgur.com/W70aPDt… …

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Do you have experience buy from taobao?

json
:D http://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a… 富勒MK950 无线键 First some specs of the keyboard and mouse for the user experience: • Keyboard size: 466.79 * 185.44 * 30.37 mm. • Mouse…

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general question

Sev
I am a gamer and I play Starcraft 2. I want to have a keyboard with blank keycaps and the buttons for the sc2 hotkeys in different color and also a different profile, so when I touch it it has a…

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Ducky Shine 2 PWM Noise
Ducky Shine 2 PWM Noise

towatai
Hi Folks, my Ducky produces a very high quiet sound if the backlight gets full powerd. with every stage of dimming it down, it becomes less noisy. is…

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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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Review Filco Double Shots on a Majestouch 2 brown
Review Filco Double Shots on a Majestouch 2 brown

neverlast74
http://www.keyboardco.com/product/doub… stock caps http://postimg.org/image/4rjba43hl/ doubleshot …

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Single Topre Switches

neverlast74
Team, Probably an easy question for you keyboard aficionados - I am looking for a someone who sells one single 45g Topre switch. Anyone knows an online shop - I was not able to find one.... :oops:

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Favorite rubber dome keyboard?

nathanak21
Do you guys have a favorite rubber dome keyboard? Personally I really like the newer apple keyboards. I find them ok to type on (maybe because of using my macbook.) Just thought it would be…

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Cherry g80 Model 1191 made by tandem. (FIXED)

crimzongryphon
Hello! Recently I found a rejected old keyboard which I recognized as something similar to a cherry g80. It looks like this: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a2… I took it home in the hopes…

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blackwidow question

Sev
hey I have a ducky keyboard with brown switch and I am really happy with it. In a shop I tried razer blackwidow 2014 stealth edition and I really like the sound and the feel. so my question is, if…

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unicomp ultra classic usb colours
unicomp ultra classic usb colours

elRetto
Hey everyone, I recently aquired a Unicomp ultra classic USB. It's my first buckling spring and I really like it. A friend of mine had a spare…

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Need help finding a keyboard (or keyboard & numpad)
Need help finding a keyboard (or keyboard & numpad)

Max
Hi so I want to first preface this with I am willing to spend a decent amount of money on a keyboard that meets my whole criteria but if it doesn't I…

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Something doesn't feel right about this 1390131

Hak Foo
To my knowledge, 1390131 means square logo and AT cable. Now, since SDL cables are trivially swappable, the cable doesn't mean much. However, the 1390131 I have here features a PS/2 cable, an oval…

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Where to find cheap keycaps sets?

acolombo
Where can I find the cheapest MX keycaps on sale now? Is there anything under 20€? I would love if all the keycaps sets would be always on sale, and not only for some period of times like in GBs :(…

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