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Hi-Tek vs Stackpole

Daniel Beardsmore
I've just noticed something else. Notice how the separator bar on Hi-Tek keyboards is completely flat on top, and level with with support triangles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/triplehaa… …

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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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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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3M Whisper Writer keyboard
3M Whisper Writer keyboard

OldIsNew
I came across this for a few dollars so I thought I'd check it out. It''s from a 3M Whisper Writer 1000 teleprinter. Unfortunately it's missing the 3M…

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Evaluating keyboard layouts with word-based metrics

iandoug
hi All Current methods for evaluating keyboard layouts are usually based on analyzing what the fingers do, using complex measurements to track distance, alternation, repeated use, etc. When Maltron…

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Kochise, CFILORUX custom keyboard layout creator
Kochise, CFILORUX custom keyboard layout creator

Kochise
Hi, I'm from France and interested into keyboards not for their look, feel or taste, but for the ergonomic of their layout. In june 2017 I…

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Futaba clicky switch thoughts?

balotz
Futaba's are rarely mentioned on here. I have several futaba boards and I'm curious about the general consensus on the switch. Personally, I find them even better to type on than blue alps.…

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Doubleshot DSA profile backlight compatible key caps. (in search of)

MarcWWolfe
I've googled the shit out of it and can't find any. Please drop a link if you find some.

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G81-3004 HAD / 10
G81-3004 HAD / 10

Lustique
Hello everyone, I am lurking this forum for a couple of weeks now and decided to finally de-lurk a few days ago. Through this forum and geekhack (I…

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Tell me your first keyboard!
Tell me your first keyboard!

Neil
My first keyboard was IKBC Poker2 . The feeling was amazing. My friend told me, I need a mechanical keyboard. Then I search the Google and…

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Any PUBG players out there?These are for you

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Like uncle, like niece. (take two)
Like uncle, like niece. (take two)

depletedvespene
IMG_2760_th.jpg Old and trodden (like me): my current daily driver, a 1994 Lexmark Model M (will be very soon rotated over with a battleship,…

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IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find

JP!
Today was a good IBM day. Parts of an IBM system 3 literally in a barn, used as tables and as a tool chest. Some of the heavy electrical…

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Does Windows support locking caps lock switches?

Charlie_Brown_MX
I've got ALPS lying around and I'm thinking about changing the switches in my Dell AT102W work keyboard. Does Windows support locking caps lock switches?

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DIY RGB mechanical keyboard (from scratch)

MarcWWolfe
Anybody have advice of any kind for using an Arduino Nano (or anything else) as an RGB controller? It will control RGB without relying on the Teensy controller (meaning there will likely be two USB…

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A lovely keyboard of Varmilo -- Sakura
A lovely keyboard of Varmilo -- Sakura

Varmilo
Hello friends, Here I am glad to share with you a lovely keyboard of Varmilo -- Sakura. ISO or ANSI layout, it is optional. :)

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Rainbow VA88M with ISO Nordic layout
Rainbow VA88M with ISO Nordic layout

Varmilo
Nice to share with you all~~~ :D Thanks.

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post and enjoy typing sound of keyboard
post and enjoy typing sound of keyboard

retro&classic
all of this video is mine. please enjoy my keyboard history. and i want to hear your keyboard typing sound! y5dYwJX6T1s AqOX0X0PEWU QKBsE7azNZc …

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Dead Focus 2001

digital_matthew
Hey there. I recently bought a Focus 2001 from a recycling center. I was using it on my computer via a Soarer's Converter. It was working fine, but sometimes it would take a while to power up. While…

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Split space bar and programmable?
Split space bar and programmable?

benbenben
Hi all, I'd appreciate any help with these two questions. For background, see below. 1. I'm interested in a Filco Minila Air, but I don't know if…

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Restoring key caps?
Restoring key caps?

snuci
Does anyone have any experience with restoring key caps? I am about to acquire a vintage computer that has a keyboard that looks to be in rough…

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Case, bag, or sleeve recommendations for a TKL keyboard?

evoman
I am planning a couple of long trips and am thinking it might make sense to bring along an external keyboard. I am likely to grab one of my Novatouch TKL since they are compact and have a detachable…

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New office KB

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, Greetings from my new abode, Halle (Saale) The helpful IT department here want to buy me a new mechanical KB. SO... what should I get? I can't think of anything I really want,…

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WHO IS THAT GIRL? Naming contest is coming!
WHO IS THAT GIRL? Naming contest is coming!

Varmilo
If you dig our SAKURA mech keeb, you will also like our brand-new garage kit figure, but who is that girl? :D Please give her a catchy…

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I had a hidden mechanic keyboard in my house for over 7 years

Garuger
http://imgur.com/a/oxi7q Because it is my first mechanical keyboard i need help in order what to do with it Like how to restore it colors and anything else that it may needs. It is a Unitek K-256…

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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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YouTube keyboards channel, do you know this guy?

DustGod
This is the channel: https://www.youtube.com/us… Is he here? Do you know the guy? He seems to have a number of interesting boards. I'm sorry if this post is a duplicate, or if…

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All I want for Xmas is... Stay tuned for more! Varmilo VA68M V3

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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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Help to identify switches pls

q11q11
Hello! One man sells Zenith ZKB-2R on r/mechmarket. He sent me close-up photos of switches and I`m completely in doubt about what I see. According to DTwiki Zenith should have ALPS, and this is...…

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Early Amiga 500 find/cleaning

Thereminz
Here's an album of an early Amiga 500 I found. I also cleaned it up. https://imgur.com/a/gZF8P It has one-eyed white linear space invaders. The spacebar switch is neon green. The capslock is…

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Mitsumi were (also) having a laugh

Daniel Beardsmore
What on earth is this? http://www.versluis.com/2014/07/fixing… I found that the Plus/4 has a KKR keyboard, and it's a match for other KKR keyboards. Except this one. The PCB is anomalous…

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Which topre board should i try out?

nennenball
Never step into the world of high-end membrane keyboard before, which one of the rubber dome should i get? Topre, Realforce, Leopold? what are the main different between them?

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Mitsumi switch type names

Daniel Beardsmore
Following on from Mitsumi KPQ Type , Mitsumi KPR Type , Mitsumi KKQ Type and Mitsumi KKR Type , I've found a few more hints: http://www.best-electronics-ca… — this and at…

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