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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

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

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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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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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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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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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Opening of a brand new Model M

ulises3.14
This guy on youtube (Lazy Game Reviews) channel got hold of a "brand new" IBM PC AT, model M included, and made an unboxing video of it; if you are like me you'll want to check it out. …

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TKL industrial look on the cheap
TKL industrial look on the cheap

andrea-i
As I patiently wait to finish my other project: https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/t… I decided to mod the keyboard I use as a daily driver,…

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Pioneer and Filco OEM
Pioneer and Filco OEM

Blaise170
I was reading the wiki entry on the Pioneer MPC-KB2 and it seems that we are not sure of the OEM. However, I also found a Filco with nearly the exact…

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Using All of Your Keyboards

paecific.jr
I have now entered a very happy time of my life. I have 3 keyboards that are usable and I like them all. The problem I keep encountering is finding reasons to switch. So my question for those of you…

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Retouching the plastic of the Model F

Cattus_D
Hi guys, I've been lurking here for a while. I'm very interested in mechanical keyboards - although I reckon this doesn't surprise you as this is a forum for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. :-) …

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Keycaps Frame for Collector
Keycaps Frame for Collector

muni
https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… Please Vote!!! https://www.massdrop.com/v… Email: muni_chang@outlook.com Many…

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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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Identify the Keyboard
Identify the Keyboard

bembotron
Good afternoon Im from Spain, im a follower of your pages , and this is my first post. I would like to know if this keyboard is a clone of model M,…

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Problems at getting AT keyboard (Focus FK-2002)working with Windows 10

codehead
Hello all, long time no see! \o/ :D Last year I acquired a Focus FK-2002 and I simply love it. It has one of the best feeling switches I've ever gotten my fingers on and the build quality seems…

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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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The Clic-64, custom build
The Clic-64, custom build

andrea-i
Hello! First post here, although I've been lurking around for a while planning an evil scheme for total money wasting! The story so far, I'm a few…

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[WIP] Hardcore beam spring restoration: a half-baked guide
[WIP] Hardcore beam spring restoration: a half-baked guide

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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More Topre clones on Ebay

vivalarevolución
I was piddling around on Ebay and a couple of Topre clones popped up. Not sure if anyone else has run across these, but I searched the forum and could not find any results for the keyboard…

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International keyboard layouts in 2017 (Apple)

bvtton
A far cry from being complete but an interesting post (not mine) ordered by how different they are from the U.S. layout about Apple's international layouts …

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Switch actuation vs click / tactility

balotz
I'm trying to compile a list of switches which actuate (register a keypress) exactly when they click (or provide tactile feedback). ALPS switches do not have this characteristic as they can be…

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Who is the beam spring meister?

Wingklip
I am looking for a man/woman of greatness. One who possesses the mighty IBM beam spring. (And several spare preferably they can sell to me) I'm willing to study any board donated or sold to me - I…

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help - ibm model f xt

deskuser
Hi guys... so i recent purchased an ibm model f xt... unfortunately, it doesn't work.. im using soarers converter (which works on my other xt's) however when using this particular board, it would just…

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Kaihua switches: Long hua vs. Kailh

human_dictionary
Hi all, Recently I bought my first mechanical keyboard after years of bog-standard membrane typing. I chose a (relatively) cheap and cheerful chinese rgb board, the Arealer Roarer. Looking at reviews…

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Tai-Hao TH series keycaps

Daniel Beardsmore
Tai-Hao's old Cherry-style keycaps are called "TH series". According to Tai-Hao, the "A~Z" keys were double-shot and the rest were "silk printed". In reality, it seems…

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Keycaps Frame 2.0 is coming
Keycaps Frame 2.0 is coming

muni
https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… Poll is start, please vote it!!! https://www.massdrop.com/v… Email:…

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Austin Area Keyboard Meetup - March 11th, Techshop, 3-7pm
Austin Area Keyboard Meetup - March 11th, Techshop, 3-7pm

XMIT
(sorry for the late and/or double post, I couldn't find the previous post) Suembeaux, XMIT, and the Texas Mechanical Keyboard Community Facebook…

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QTC for switches?

LjSpike
Hello everyone! I've stuck with my trusty companion, the K120 for a long time now (honestly, other keyboards just seem to not be able to keep up with my furious typing). I had a thought though,…

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ALPS off-centre typing

JollySkeletor
Hey folks - need a bit of advice regarding alps switches in general (I mostly have vintage ones at the point). I tend to find that off centre key presses produce a lot of friction - which feels a bit…

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The Great Switch Debate

DeChief
[redacted] I've been told to just go with Cherry switches. Edit: The general topic is about which switches are "the best" in your personal opinion, and which would be best for a…

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DIY Keyboard with PS/2

int 13h
I am making my first attempt at building a mechanical keyboard, and I've run into a problem. The board needs to support PS/2, as the computer it will be used with has no USB ports. I have the keyboard…

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Programming a USB TiPro Within A Virtual Machine (VirtualBox)

mikem
Hi! I'm not sure if this information has come up before here, but I couldn't find it when I was looking for it (but admittedly didn't read every page related to TiPros), so ... If you try to run the…

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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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Weird Alps board
Weird Alps board

just_add_coffee
Thrift store find by the missus. We were very excited to find a keyboard with ALPS emblazoned on it. http://i.imgur.com/f3wZK9r… …

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Mapping caps lock to a mouse klick?
Mapping caps lock to a mouse klick?

Beyondsix
I used to remap caps lock to left mouse klick with karabiner, but that no longer works in Mac OS Sierra. Would it be possible to remap it in the TMK…

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