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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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Chinese USB Hall Effect Keyboard - Review and Impressions
Chinese USB Hall Effect Keyboard - Review and Impressions

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zroBvff5tW0 Video: Review on YouTube http://lh3.googleusercontent&#… (More photos HERE and HERE . I'll slowly add…

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Alternative Layouts for HHKB. Does Anyone use Colemak or Dvorak on HHK

gaztec
Hi all just wondering if anyone with a HHKB uses alternative layout to QWERTY such as COLEMAK or DVORAK? If so please tell about your experience! Thanks!

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Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!
Secret Santa 2016! Pairings sent! Shipping early November, e.g. NOW!

XMIT
I'm organizing Secret Santa 2016 here on DT! I had great fun last year and hope everyone else did as well. Sign up is closed! It was here.…

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Dyed IBM SDL to ps/2 cable
Dyed IBM SDL to ps/2 cable

Ir0n
I don't know if anyone has done this before, but I sure the hell couldn't find anything on it so I just went for it because I wanted black cable! …

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Do Lexmark IBM and Unicomp Model Ms share the same PS/2 cable?

keycap
I bought a '93 Lexmark Model M last week and it came with a slightly damaged (undetachable) PS/2 cable. It's really weak and it's frayed in many places, despite working fine. It appears that my…

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ps2 to usb converter for model m in Netherlands

Emre0172
Hello, I gifted someone a model M but she uses a macbook, so she bought a converter. However it didn't work, so I thought I'd ask here; Where can I buy a converter in the netherlands that actually…

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Thumb Hack 3.2 in partial SA Jukebox
Thumb Hack 3.2 in partial SA Jukebox

ErgoHack
IMG_20170123_171118.jpg IMG_20170123_171157.jpg See ThumbHack 3.1 for background https://deskthority.net/keyboa… .

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Looking for switches compatible with Futaba Linear
Looking for switches compatible with Futaba Linear

developstopfix
I'm in the process of repairing an old Lear Siegler terminal that uses a variant of Futaba Complicated Linear switches that have a slanted top of the…

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"Your Fab Five" Keyboard Contest (Winner Announced)
"Your Fab Five" Keyboard Contest (Winner Announced)

lot_lizard
So I have decided to start a little contest... Name your "fab five" (most desired) keyboards. These could be ones you already…

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Keyboard Cables from CableMod

ArtoriasEdgeworth
I've been recently in contact with CableMod, and had asked if they were ever planning on making custom cables for keyboards. They said they would, if they saw a need for them. Would anyone be…

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Which Types of Keyboard Switches are the Least Prone to Chattering?

Hypersphere
As defined by the DT Wiki, "Key chattering or simply chattering, is an undesirable phenomenon that can affect certain types of keyboard switches. The effect of this problem is that a single…

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Leopold ISO UK models on their way.
Leopold ISO UK models on their way.

NecromanX
As informed before, Leopold is working on ISO versions of their keyboards. They have two models coming in ISO UK Qwerty. The FC660M ISO UK in black…

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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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Fixing ssk membrane?
Fixing ssk membrane?

Ir0n
So I got this off a dude recently for 70 bucks thinking I got a pretty slick deal. Looking over the top part of the case it looked alright it sounded…

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So I went to the Fujitsu Numazu Complex's museum today...
So I went to the Fujitsu Numazu Complex's museum today...

DeChief
...and I saw some interesting things. Over near the mainframe terminals and mag tape drives there was this giant kanji keyboard. The guy said that to…

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POLL: What side of the spacebar do you type on?

PotatoMonkey
http://www.strawpoll.me/12… A little poll I made.

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Handwiring LEDs

HeroXLazer
I want to use a Teensy 2.0, 38 switches and 38 LEDs. What LEDs (based on current, beccause of the 1000 ma limit on USB) should I use for through switch and how would I wire the LEDs? I want to also…

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IBM Model M bolt mod question

evoman
Hi All - Just a quick question - how does one know when your Model M has broken rivets and needs to be bolt modded? I have two Model Ms and both seem to work okay, but I keep reading that the…

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PR1ME PT200 keyboard restoration. Help?

agdurrette
Looking for info on this keyboard. Hoping someone can give me more info on this company, keyboard and probably the type of switches it uses. I'm wanting to get this keyboard working but I need to…

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XT Zenith Z-150 converter?

itzmeluigi
I was curious if anyone has been able to get their black label XT Zenith Z-150 to work with a converter such as a Teensy with soarer firmware or Orihalcon's XT to USB adapter. I was going to…

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Influence of keycaps on switch feel?

evoman
I am not experienced with swapping keycaps - I have spent a decade using Model Ms with their original IBM keycaps - so I have a naive question. How do caps typically influence the feel of a switch?…

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Which component is the most important part of a keyboard?

Menuhin
Many people 'swear by' something, e.g. IBM capacitive buckling springs, Alps SKCM blues, Nixies, etc. I don't have enough experience to 'swear by' anything about a keyboard, but I can tell…

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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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TMK Firmware with leds, HELP!!!
TMK Firmware with leds, HELP!!!

Cortes
Good afternoon, I came here asking for some help, because I'm totally lost with my personalized keyboard based on teensy 2.0. First of all, I do not…

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How to determine: XT, AT or autoswitching?

Chyros
I'm trying to determine whether one of my boards is XT, AT or autoswitching. I tried uploading a "force AT" and "force XT" protocol to the Soarer's I'm using but the board works…

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kbt pure right shift stopped being recognized

nevin
looking for a little help. i have a kbt pure (original, not pro) and today the right shift stopped being recognized. now, i've pulled the pcb out of the case and the switch is completing the circuit…

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Best Budget Mechanical Keyboard

THATGUY69
Hello, I am currently looking for a mechanical Keyboard around $50 to get my amigo for his birthday. I've never bought a Mechanical Keyboard for anything less than $100 dollars and I'm curious if…

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Inside the Varmilo VA87M?

wafflepc
Hey, I dont currently have a mechanical keyboard, but i am working on that, and have tested switches, and i want a Blue/Green KB, with blues for the letters numbers, maybe functions, arrow keys, but…

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Switch lifespans through statistics
Switch lifespans through statistics

Daniel Beardsmore
I created the following site in part to solve a dispute between the unproven assertions of jacobolus and MouseFan over the history of Alps switches.…

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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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Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Chyros
If you could have any keyboard layout, what would it be? Post a picture (doesn't have to be pretty, doesn't have to specify keys that are…

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Zealio Minimum Weight?

ArtoriasEdgeworth
Hello, Deskthority. I was wondering if anyone had modified their Zealios to be a lighter weight, and if so, how light can they get?

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HHKB usb ports
HHKB usb ports

ShivaYash
Finally found a good use for those otherwise useless USB ports... IMG_6530.jpg

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Genius idea of the day
Genius idea of the day

Laser
I suggest to start a new thread (this one!), in order to collect the eventual occurrences of keyboard-related GENIAL, ORIGINAL (or…

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