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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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Break-in period for HHKB?

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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 switches,…

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Best fullsize keyboard currently available?

czarek
My wife uses only fullsize keyboards, currently pink Ducky (with white backlight) with MX Browns because their co-workers didn't like metallic blue Filco (with MX Blues). I want to buy her a new…

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Can you daisy chain USB keyboards?

elecplus
I saw a post online where a fellow plugged a mechanical USB keyboard into an Apple scissor switch USB secondary port, but he only uses the mechanical. I have tried plugging 2 different keyboards into…

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What is wrong with these caps?
What is wrong with these caps?

elecplus
We are cleaning buckets of keycaps from Model Fs, and suddenly there is a group of caps that has smudges around the legends. What is up with these?…

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I want a "Bonbon" key

eekee
I bought a foreign-language POS keyboard recently, and it's put me in the mood for keycaps with silly text. I want a "Bonbon" key. :D Crazy-long German words that sound like thunder are…

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IBM Model F XT buildlog [Complete]
IBM Model F XT buildlog [Complete]

acid2000
Hi, First post is my build log for my IBM model F XT keyboard rescue. This keyboard was in a very bad state when I got it off eBay. It looked like it…

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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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Model M 1390131 Found w/ Speaker

y11971alex
So, I received my 1390131 today, and I found a speaker on the rear case. It doesn't make any noise when I type, though. :idea:

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Model M LED overlay removal and affixing

yangdaddy
I have a pretty broken up case (top and bottom) that I want to remove the IBM badge and LED overlay from. The only procedure I have found is fohat's suggestion of using lighter fluid for removal, but…

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Strange behavior with teensy

elecplus
Fohat was kind enough to build me a conversion box, which tests several different kinds of keyboards, including Model M terminal boards. So I tested a terminal M, and everything worked fine, at first.…

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Sources for Cherry Vintage Black PCB Mount Variant?

orihalcon
Anyone know of "Go-To" boards for harvesting PCB mount Cherry Vintage Black Switches? All of the vintage blacks that I have are plate mount from WYSE boards which won't work for my current…

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What layout do you use?

z3ta
I was just wondering what is the most spread keyboard layout between mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. So, what is yours, and, most importantly, why? :D EDIT: I use colemak because it is (for…

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G80-1502 plate mounted or PCB mounted?

googolplex
Hello, unfortunately I cannot find any information whether the Cherry G80-1502 is plate or PCB mounted. Maybe someone can help to answer this question? :) In case it is plate mounted, maybe you know…

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Uniqey

BimboBB
Just have been found out about Uniqey . Seems it’s a daughter company of GMK and they sell whole keyboards. Do I understand it correctly, that these keyboards are sold with GMK doubleshot…

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[IC] GMK Solarized (Penumbra?!)

MkLovin
Greetings! Today I am bringing you something that I have been wanting to make for a while now. If you look at the render you might say that "wow that looks like Penumbra but GMK...." and you…

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The Unsaver, Completed.

Chrisism
Unfortunatley today, I lost my phone in a tragic (completely my fault and not at all tragic) incident. What was suppose to be a build log of everything that went into completing this Unsaver is now…

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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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Magitronic keyboards
Magitronic keyboards

elecplus
Does anyone know if these were mechanical or not? I am working a deal for some old kbds, and one of these is included. IMG_5022.jpg IMG_5020.JPG …

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Custom "75%+1" layout with "Danger Zone" Caps & Dyed Gateron MX Tops
Custom "75%+1" layout with "Danger Zone" Caps & Dyed Gateron MX Tops

richfiles
Keyboard_DZ_75+1_Top.jpg Keyboard_DZ_75+1_Side.jpg ***UPDATE*** The keyboard is complete, and I just have some coding left to do! I've…

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Cleaning keyboards
Cleaning keyboards

elecplus
If you get in really dirty keyboards like I do, I can recommend "Magic Erasers". No additional chemicals are needed; just dampen them and…

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Keyset for writing chinese?

caligo
This has probably come up here on DT before, but my Google-fu is too weak to find it. Anyway: If all goes as planned, I'll start taking a basic course in standard (putonghua) Chinese this autumn. I'll…

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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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Leading Edge DC-2014 Blue Alps
Leading Edge DC-2014 Blue Alps

Hypersphere
Today I unboxed a new treasure from eBay -- a Leading Edge DC-2014 keyboard with blue Alps switches and doubleshot keycaps. Here are a couple of pics…

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IPC(BTC)-5349 (NIB) adapter problem?

Frazzer
Hello everyone, first post here. I thought I'd share my BTC keyboard I bought recently which was NIB. There is just one problem, though. I can't seem to get it to work with my DIN-5 to PS/2 adapter.…

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Spare Parts sources

elecplus
Sources for springs, clips, anchors, washers, and other assorted parts. Both of these have or will produce springs for keyboards. Does anyone else have other sources? …

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use desoldered Cherry MX switches for building a new keyboard

googolplex
Hello, I'm interested in building a custom keyboard and have the possibility to create my own plate and case using CNC machines. I plan to do hand-wiring and use a teensy board. When it comes to find…

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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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General Questions on Keyswitch Design

atrere
I'm trying a rather ambitious project involving magnets, Cherry MX mounts, Hall effect sensors, and some 3D printing, and it's got me asking questions about keyswitch design. 1. What are the major…

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"Cheapest" tenkeyless keyboard
"Cheapest" tenkeyless keyboard

gcardinal
Surfing and consuming beverages is fun, but sometimes you order stuff you kinda regret ordering... So for 35$ inc shipping I got this in…

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Topre PBT Spacebars

Hypersphere
It seems there are currently no sources for PBT spacebars for Topre keyboards such as Realforce or HHKB Pro 2. How might interest be generated for this product? Could a company like…

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How to troubleshoot broken Novatouch?

RichardinFinland
Unplug working Novatouch, plug in broken one, makes connect sound, never sends keystrokes. Have opened board and verified that all springs are where they belong under domes. Have tried more than one…

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Topre colored arrow keys

face
Hey, where can one buy those dyed keycaps for the diamond arrow cluster? Like here: http://i.imgur.com/lieBBzo.gif Would like them in blue or green. Best regards Max

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5251 beamsprings - should I take them?
5251 beamsprings - should I take them?

dzhoou
Recently I came across a guy who has some 5251 beamsprings lying around. They look like the picture posted below. The price is okay; the thing is, …

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