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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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Nutty idea: could a Beamspring house TWO solenoids?

depletedvespene
So I was showing Chyros' YouTube video reviews of the Beamspring keyboards to a work colleague. She was horrified about the sound they make when each solenoid is on. I told her, teasingly, that I was…

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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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Soarer's converter with a Zenith ZKB-2R

JollySkeletor
Hey folks. I wonder if anyone has any experience with soarer's converter and a ZKB-2R? I made mine up and it works perfectly fine - however, it would appear the arrow keys are sending the same keycode…

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Omron B3G-S100N

Daniel Beardsmore
We have the first confirmed part number — the common Omron B3G-S white tactile switch is B3G-S100N. I've suspected this for a while as it's the type stockpiled in China and photos of the switches in…

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Alps Appreciation

ohaimark
Oh Alps, your price high Your colors, shapes unending Like namesake mountains (Thread started due to Chyros' "DO ITTTTTT.")

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Cherry MX White

Daniel Beardsmore
This is not adding up. This is the topic that gives us the current definitions of Type A (proto-green) and Type (proto-blue): https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/whi… Now compare with this…

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Notebook key travel

Daniel Beardsmore
I was reading the specifications for the Sony VAIO VPCZ21M9E ultra-portable notebook for another reason: https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/sup… With the tab left open, I noticed that it…

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[Interest Check] FSSK PCB

pbw
I'm really interested in doing the FSSK https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/f-… mod and am considering getting the PCBs made. Depending on interest, I may turn this into a limited-run group…

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XMIT Hall Effect - Round 2 Design Thread

XMIT
Hi friends! I'm hard at work on the design doc for Round 2 of the XMIT Hall Effect Mechanical Keyboard. I've spent the past month looking through eleven pages of notes and about 450 (printed) pages of…

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Does anyone have info on this: IBM Click-Key Model c1o

Sarreq Teryx
I was looking around for a Model F, and ran into this. Does anyone have any info on it? ID No; 380X 03458 Model: c1o P/N: 5640991 http://www.ebay.com/itm/IB…

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Why is my ggoold old SSK reggistering the GG key twice?

depletedvespene
Problem: the GG key registers twice, most of the time. It ocasionally registers once, and every now and then it doesn't reggister at all; these latter two happen mostly if I make an effort to type the…

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DSA vs. SA profile: what is more confortable? (Matt3o’s DSA/SA Retro)

Cherry1990
Today I got a message about a nice DSA Retro set ( here ). I read that an SA set will be available. My question is: what is the more confortable profile? I checked them here but I cannot make a…

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Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard

mech greenhand
1. Plum capacitive switches, 35g and 45g available. 2. RGB backlighting 3. Bluetooth and wired modes 4. Firmware update available and full…

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thank you

F&Tgroup
thank you,all guys

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Gambled on a Canon typewriter (S-66 mx)
Gambled on a Canon typewriter (S-66 mx)

SpacemanToby
Won this in a goodwill auction. I can't really find anything online about this one specifically, but I know there's a small chance for some alps…

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Razer Ornata Mecha-Membrane
Razer Ornata Mecha-Membrane

maxrunner
Has anyone tried this yet? I tried one on a FNAC retailer and i was surprised by it. The looks are hardly remarkable but the feel remembered me of an…

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Schneider G81-3026 w/ Vintage MY switches - $3.5 Flea market find!
Schneider G81-3026 w/ Vintage MY switches - $3.5 Flea market find!

green-squid
https://i.imgur.com/qRsUb7… https://i.imgur.com/nUAfrh… https://i.imgur.com/SB3IVQ… …

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Old ebay Black OEM Omnikey Photos - Anyone?

Polecat
A couple years back there was a Northgate Omnikey listed on ebay, black with some custom blue key caps. It was mentioned here, https://deskthority.net/other-external… but of course the ebay…

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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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IBM Model M of 1996

petertohen
I have only just found this site, a site I should have been a member of a long time ago. However I'm here. My day to day keyboard is an IBM Model M of 1996 vintage'ish. Just love the keys.…

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Shiny apple, spoiled apple. EDIT: and dead Apple.
Shiny apple, spoiled apple. EDIT: and dead Apple.

depletedvespene
Finally, I'm getting to inspect many of the keyboards from last month's e-bay spree(s). Among other stuff, I bought an Apple M0110A, advertised as…

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Questions on Behavior of Griffin iMate ADB to USB Converter

orihalcon
Hello All, Wondering if anyone who owns a Griffin iMate can comment on its behavior in a few scenarios: What does the power switch on the keyboard (top right key on an AEK) do if used with Windows…

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Any keycaps compatible (in shape and profile) with Atari 800XL ALPS?

mhinsch
Recently I've started to seriously think about building my first keyboard. I want to use the keycaps from an Atari 800XL (the ALPS variety), however the default set is a) weird and b) not very…

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My keyboard: Black and White Cherry G80-1851

green-squid
Hello guys! :) This is my first post here! Came here from reddit to participate in more keyboard discussion. So, here is my main keyboard. It cost $25 (8000 HUF) and has Cherry MX Black switches. The…

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DSA “Master Yoda” (MD contest voting in group A)
DSA “Master Yoda” (MD contest voting in group A)

muni
May the force be with you...Go Vote https://www.massdrop.com/t… https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… …

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Keyboard error sound in Windows 10 when stimulating invalid matrix pos
Keyboard error sound in Windows 10 when stimulating invalid matrix pos

THX1138b
I wanted to add some keys to my PS/2 keyboard. The controller has eight rows and 16 columns but the keyboard has 102 or 103 buttons (not sure) so that…

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What glue to attach wires to case of old keyboard?

THX1138b
I am making some modifications to an AST KB-102 keyboard and I'm going to glue the wires to the outside of case. The best glue would be invisible and removable without causing damage. I can't find any…

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What mods can i do to an ASUS Strix Keyboard with CMX Blue Switches?
What mods can i do to an ASUS Strix Keyboard with CMX Blue Switches?

razzlesama
Hi, i'm Razz, and i'm very very VERY new to the whole custom keyboard scene. So apologies in advance if i sound dumb af in the post below. With…

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Stuff I didn't buy ...
Stuff I didn't buy ...

Slom
And did also not share in the finds thread ... and now I kind of suffer from inverse buyers remorse. I'm not sure if this warrants its own thread,…

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Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side?
Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side?

depletedvespene
Are there ANY keyboards with a nav cluster on the LEFT side? Or with anything of note that isn't just two columns of function keys? As some of you…

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Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)

SpacemanToby
I'm new to mechanical keyboards and have recently gotten into learning some electronics. I came across an old typewriter at a thrift store and saw…

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Keycaps - PBT vs ABS

ShivaYash
Dear all, Why do most, if not all KB manufactures, high-end stuff, TOPRE et al, provide PBT spacebars? Is this particular key tricky to produce in PBT versus ABS? I have purchased some PBT spacebars…

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Decision Data Computer Corporation /  Maxi Switch KYBD 2185041
Decision Data Computer Corporation / Maxi Switch KYBD 2185041

seebart
DecisionDataAD.JPG Normally I would not bother posting an RD; I got this as part of a larger haul over a year ago and never really looked at it…

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devkybd - split ergo mechanical keyboard
devkybd - split ergo mechanical keyboard

redesigndavid
Hey guys, I made a few split ergo keyboards for myself too. I made my first one using a teensy and brown switches. Everything is hand soldered. I…

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