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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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HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal

zslane
The recent thread on Tom Hanks' typewriter collection inspired me to whip up an SA keycap set for 60% keyboards based on my favorite vintage manual…

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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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GON keyboard works - Where are our keyboards???

ManicMatt1125
Here is my ordeal. It seems that anyone who ordered an assembled board has been waiting for years. Me included. Part Orders or Group buys are promptly filled, giving the allusion of a legitimate…

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newbie question

andypeters
I'm a complete newbie, so please forgive my question. But what is the term for the type of keyboard that has extremely glossy/smooth keys ... such as the keyboard in the photo on the Deskthority…

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My weird psychosis behavior about using keyboards

Tangtawan
Hi, I have been into vintage keyboards lately; since I have been introduced to my first vintage keyboard which is the IBM Model M and have been using it for around 6 months. I have always been looking…

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Northgate Omnikey 101 SKCM White Alps
Northgate Omnikey 101 SKCM White Alps

Hypersphere
Northgate Omnikey 101 SKCM White Alps Thanks to exhortations from Fohat, I picked up this gem from eBay for about 60 USD shipped. It…

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Fully programmable 60% keyboards?

pietergen
Hi, I'm looking for a 60% that is programmable. I only know of the HHKB (with a retrofitted Teensy). The Pok3r is programmable but not fully, I do not know how easy it is to put a Teensy in it. KBP…

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Buying a Model M german ISO Keycap Set - Unicomp the better option?

hKing
Hello there, I am a proud owner of an IBM Model M from 1990, screw-modded by i$. The board is in an excellent shape. My problem is that the M has ANSI-layout. A wile ago, I switched back to german ISO…

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What is the oldest keyboard in your collection?

elecplus
Some really old keyboards are starting to pop up. What is the oldest one in your collection?

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The reverse keyboard
The reverse keyboard

elecplus
I know I am dyslexic, but this would absolutely confound my typing brain! ReverseQWERTY.jpg

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Problems with Ducky after sales support: I never buy again a Ducky...

Cherry1990
I had a problem with my Ducky DK9008P, my fault, unfortunately I broken a leg. I wrote three times to Ducky support asking for the possibility of a spare part and they NEVER reply me. I think,…

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Looking for a small keyboard azerty

Cruxer
I'm looking for an azerty Noppoo choc mini but i'm pretty sure it doesn't exist, so if some people here can tell me some azerty keyboards who got the same caracs, it could be awesome :) Sorry for my…

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Mid build help

cdog13
Hello all, I've been working on a build for a while now when I get some spare time. I am making a full 104 board and have almost finished soldering all of my switches together. After I do that, I know…

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Selectric/72
Selectric/72

y11971alex
Today, I went on a day trip to the Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. While I was touring the neighbourhood, I found a Selectric for sale for $50…

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Omron F300-K

Chyros
I'm sure most people Omron made keyboard switches, but did you know they had their own keyboards too? Apparently so: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omron-F300-K… Not a great find as it's $400,…

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Programming and installing a DIP switch on shop-bought boards

lancre
This is a really crazy idea, but I got a Realforce 104uw from Massdrop a while back, I went with the 104 because I like large keyboards and this one looked particularly nice. But Massdrop kind of…

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Grid Correction (Mod Planck)
Grid Correction (Mod Planck)

Jimi
Just a little doubt. I see that Q, A and Z are one above the other in Planck KBs, but that makes the Z row too far from the original position.…

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dell laptop us international is it ansi or iso?

pupmonster
I am looking to buy a Dell laptop with a US International keyboard from a Swiss Dell website. Does anyone know if it has ANSI or ISO layout (it must be ISO). Would anyone have a picture of a Dell…

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Break-in period for HHKB?

face
Hey, I clearly remember people saying, a HHKB feels like someone meltet butter over it. This isn't the case with my one. Although most keys are very smooth and way smoother than Cherry…

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Just picked up an Omnikey Ultra. Few Q's: glue, interface and colour
Just picked up an Omnikey Ultra. Few Q's: glue, interface and colour

lancre
This was on Ebay for quite a bit of money, I let the seller relist a few times and then messaged them with an offer. I picked it up for…

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Convince me to not buy the Filco Ninja Majestouch 2
Convince me to not buy the Filco Ninja Majestouch 2

Stalast
The Filco Ninja Majestouch 2 UK Layout - with Cherry MX Brown key switches. So I'm looking to purchase my first Mechanical Keyboard. I've…

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Tom Hanks loves his typewriters (New York Times article)

XMIT
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/opin… Tom Hanks clearly loves his mechanical typewriters. I do wonder what he would think of a Selectric typewriter, or a Model M. Maybe I'll ask him. He'd…

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Keyboard + Switch + Keycap

Wodan
Much of the discussion I see about keyboards, switches or keycaps focus on one of these components alone. My personal impression is, that is missing the point a little in many situations. An absract…

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GMK Interview is going to happen next month/collecting questions

Orson
Hello folks, being German myself MassDrop has asked me to have an interview with GMK. I'm going to ask for questions that people might have at the known places until the end of this month and then…

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Tactile Alps clones without tactile leaf?
Tactile Alps clones without tactile leaf?

Lynx_Carpathica
I recived this Mac keyboard with my PMacintosh 7500. And it contains non-clicky, tactile Alps colnes (Are they actually clones, or an other alps-mount…

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Packard Bell Packard Bell KCLEA907L SKCL Brown
Packard Bell Packard Bell KCLEA907L SKCL Brown

klennkellon
Hey everyone, nice to meet you. I posted this over at Geekhack but thought you guys might be interested. Found it at a thrift shop for $4 …

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Experience with GH60 from FalbaTech?

face
Hallo, since I am waiting on my Pok3r for four weeks now I'm thinking of cancelling the order and getting a GH60 from FalbaTech. Does anyone have experience with them? How is their quality…

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30 levels of backlighting

MannyH
Hello all. I am not an active member of the community, but I joined the forum with the hope that maybe somebody here can guide me in the right direction. I am a contractor and working on a job for a…

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got an Amiga board today

Phenix
Today I aquired my first Amiga board. keyfeel is quite nice.(reminds me of mx reds somehow at the first place) http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn…

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Vintage ALPS-mount spherical keyboards?

drossaphus
Been doing some looking around to see what older keyboards/computers used ALPS-mount spherical caps. From what I can tell in some limited research, most of the ALPS keyboards post-SKCC used…

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Fujitsu Peerless Stabilizer Improvements
Fujitsu Peerless Stabilizer Improvements

drevyek
I have a Epson Q203A with Fujitsu Peerless switches that I have been trying to restore/improve. The board has a lot of personal significance to me (my…

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Destroying typewriters for fun and keycaps.
Destroying typewriters for fun and keycaps.

atrere
On today's trip to the local thrift store, I picked up two electric typewriters - one for the keycaps (which we'll get to later), and one because the…

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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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DIY wood keyboard using Apple M0110A switches and keycaps
DIY wood keyboard using Apple M0110A switches and keycaps

CaptainCrounche
Hi everyone! In the coming months I am planning to build a keyboard from scratch using switches and keycaps from a vintage Apple keyboard: the…

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