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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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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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White Alps vs Blue Alps

THATGUY69
Hello, I recently picked up an OmniKey Plus with white alps from a recycling center, great find btw, and I just love the way these switches feel. I hear everyone talking about how great the blue alps…

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Topre Hi-Pro vs SA keycaps?

evoman
I have spent a couple of weeks using my CM NovaTouch with a set of SA keycaps (from Filco, but I believe that they are made by Signature Plastics, so match their standard ABS SA profile caps - though…

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IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs

RickCHodgin
My name is Rick C. Hodgin, and I'm a software developer who's working on a very large project. Part of that project includes designing and…

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Restoring Model F XT Keyboard
Restoring Model F XT Keyboard

Honthro
Picked up a keyboard recently and had it shipped all the way from Florida to frozen Canada. Picture made the keyboard seem fairly clean but upon…

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Model M Birthdays

t!ng
How about a thread where everybody may post the birthday of his Model M family? For documentation purposes... The ones that live with me: 1989-Aug-29 (Fullsize Mom) 1991-Apr-12 (Baby SSK)

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Acer KB-102a

jani
I found this keyboard and it truly is a delight to type on. :D It has blue alps switches, and the logo is embossed on the switches. I could not find similar ones on the internet. Has someone seen…

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What O-ring to get?

g3rain1
I'm more interested in travel reduction than cushioning. So I want the thickest hardest O-ring on the market. What should I get?

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Realforce 84U
Realforce 84U

PerniciousPony
This is a board I've been planning on making for close to a year. I finally sourced all the boards/parts necessary to make it happen. …

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Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)
Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)

ohaimark
Beam springs are an utter pain in the ass to fully clean and restore. How do I know that? I'm working with one right now. Index: 1. Diagnosis 2.…

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Fully programmable FC660C (out of reach but in sight, help..).
Fully programmable FC660C (out of reach but in sight, help..).

TuxKey
Hi guys, For a couple of days now i have bin looking at a GB on Geekhack for a TMK FC660C Alt Controller. i’m not specifically posting this item…

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Interest check: Michigan keyboard meetup
Interest check: Michigan keyboard meetup

ohaimark
http://i.imgur.com/wVl3pIg… First off, I'd like to acknowledge that I borrowed webwit's "trilogy" photo for the…

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NCR H0150-STD1-10-17
NCR H0150-STD1-10-17

seebart
Got this the other day. The Label on the back reads NCR H0150-STD1-10-17. The Cherry sticker on the PCB reads G80-0624 and 47/85. Unfortunately the…

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Poll - Caps and Controll swapping

Lynx_Carpathica
Do you, or you don't? Did it take a long time to get used to? Thanks for your votes!

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IBM 5576-001 Keycap Replacement?
IBM 5576-001 Keycap Replacement?

DeChief
My IBM 5576-001 is missing a keycap, as pictured here: http://i.imgur.com/FHheojV… …

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Slom breaks stuff. Today: taking apart an IBM 5251
Slom breaks stuff. Today: taking apart an IBM 5251

Slom
also known as adventures of an ambisinistrous :) Lets see how mechanically inclined I am. Hello little Beamspring, smile as if it's the last day…

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Acer KB-101A Pinout?

Takk
Hey everybody! wonderful forum you guys got here. I'm sitting with a wonderful Acer KB-101A that i found in a abandoned building along with some other keyboards. The cable was cut on them all, but…

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Hhkb in Japan

ShivaYash
Hello chaps My out-laws are in Japan for two weeks. I'm after a HHKB bt. What do you think? Will it be much cheaper? I'm keen to avoid the import duties, naturally. Sent from my iPhone using…

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Pet mysteries

Daniel Beardsmore
Since we seem to be sliding into a wholly off-topicthority site, and this bank holiday weekend hasn't been the hive of keyboard activity it should have been, here's an on-topic question: What is…

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[Help needed] Interesting typewriter models

marijan
After much talk and ebay listing spamming on DT Telegram channel ( https://t.me/deskthority ), we decided it would be very useful to pool all the little bits of knowledge from everyone's heads…

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Cherry appreciation topic

Lynx_Carpathica
[haiku comes here in the near future] Why did I open this topic? Why not? :lol:

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Bluetooth compact mechanica KBs with removable batteries

vivalarevolución
So I am possibly in the market for a compact bluetooth mechanical keyboard with easily removable/replaceable batteries. I don't care much for the keyboard with the rechargeable internal batteries,…

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Programming software for the Noppoo Choc 84

Laser
Could anybody upload / send me a copy of the programming software for the Noppoo Choc Mini keyboard? (I just received one from another user - the "84 keys, 1.25u modifiers, POM keycaps, MX…

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TOTIL: reed switches have hysteresis

Daniel Beardsmore
After enquiring about what reed switches Andrew Nelsen used in his pipe organ (Elec-Trol KA1017-0004), he noted that one of the things he likes about them is that: "they have about 80 thou…

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Cherry Switch Tester Board
Cherry Switch Tester Board

Myk!
Cherry MX send this to me yesterday. I am purchasing at Taobao monthly. But they dont have MX Lock or Cherry Vintage Switches. …

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Endgame Beamspring
Endgame Beamspring

Wingklip
Das ist mein Tastatur. Ist guten How rare is this exactly? IBM 5251 Bigfoot IMG_20170418_080529_HDR.jpg This was once hammlergammler's…

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The Lisp keyboards
The Lisp keyboards

webwit
http://www.sts.tu-harburg&… This is an overview of legendary Lisp keyboards. If you know of any more, please add to…

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Symbolics 365407 rev A with cylindrical keycaps and ITW switches?

Slom
I just saw this ... so far I assumend that symbolics used hall-effect switches on the older boards and space invaders on the 365407. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s-… Is this common…

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Approaching Endgame? SKCM Brown/Blue Alps Hybrid 60%
Approaching Endgame? SKCM Brown/Blue Alps Hybrid 60%

Hypersphere
During the past few weeks, I have been typing almost exclusively on my custom Alps64 60%, and I am starting to think that I might be approaching…

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Should i learn to type homerow

valkyrix
Hi Deskthority up to now ive always typed with a way ive made up by playing cs and mmo's. i learnt by having to type non 'w' words with my right hand jumping about the place and my left hand anchored…

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IBM M: has someone the pinout for the SDL socket? (trying to replace with USB so

Phenix
Hello. I already desoldered the SDL socket of my Model M. Now is the question: Which lines go to which? My micro USB socket has GND, 5V, D+, D-, ID (ID is not needed afaik) Has someone an idea?…

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New keyboard tester and fidget/stress toy
New keyboard tester and fidget/stress toy

sheppoor
It is 6 switches in a sphere/cube. The project has just started on Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.co… CLICKEYbits main…

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Quick Lexmark Model M PS/2 to USB Mod
Quick Lexmark Model M PS/2 to USB Mod

lint
Hello All, I thought I would put up a quick post on how to quickly convert a lexmark with a non-removable cable to USB. I picked up a Lex Model M that…

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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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