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Looking for low-profile mechanical keyboard

Draghmar
Hi. I need you to help me replace my current keyboard, which is Logitech k750. I wanted to go with mechanical switches this time...just because. ;) From what I have read and switches I've bought and…

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Cherry MX-Board 3.0 vs Gigabyte FORCE K83

Mor0999
https://www.gigabyte.com/Keyboard/FORC… vs http://www.cherry.de/cid/keyboards_CHE… i looked for gaming mechanical keyboard with red cherry and thats what i found in my budget, can't…

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Grass Valley Video Production Redux
Grass Valley Video Production Redux

Blaise170
Finally received my key blanks in the mail and got them on my latest project - vintage Grass Valley editing keys. I plan on moving them to a different…

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IBM "industrial" Model F
IBM "industrial" Model F

FSTP
I have what I'm assuming is an "industrial" Model F because of the casing color. Its the same darker grey color that other IBM…

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Thoughts on SMK Gen 2
Thoughts on SMK Gen 2

rich1051414
There are quite a few resellers of 'new' SMK 2nd gen, only in Cherry MX mount form. Are these decent? Are they any comparison to SMK 2nd gen Alps…

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Model M woes

glaurung
I have an IBM Model M, one of the later ones without a detachable cable. The plastic of the cable started coming apart near the plug. I bought a replacement cable from Unicomp, took it apart, and…

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Making Oval IBM Badges, White with Gold Text? Possible?

ShishHappens
Hi again, Another IBM Model M oval badge related post I'm building an FEXT at the moment and want something special to set it apart from all the other Model Ms out there just something subtle but a…

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PLUM ortholinear keyboard modification
PLUM ortholinear keyboard modification

lhur001
So it turns out that the PLUM ortholinear keyboard's keycaps, while designed for Cherry ML, are compatible with kailh low-profile switches. This is…

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Olivetti L1 ANK 1426 / Olivetti Snap-Action / L1 Operativo MOS
Olivetti L1 ANK 1426 / Olivetti Snap-Action / L1 Operativo MOS

seebart
This is the Olivetti L1 as shown by HaaTa years ago. The interesting part are the Olivetti snap-action switches that have nothing in common with the…

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How do I access the alt gr function on my 60% mantistek

peat
I bought a mantistek gk-3. Despite all the negative criticism due to its sneaky software, I actually find this keyboard great. Typing experience is superb. Personally, I don't trust binary blobs to…

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Found an Apple Extended Keyboard II on the curb on trash day.

glaurung
Tested with an Imate adapter and it works fine. Treasure from trash. Cosmetically it's not in the best shape, so I'm actually thinking of using it for myself. But... I *cannot* deal with the home…

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Weird Russian/Soviet keyboard modules - what are these?

autoload -Uz
I bought these on eBay for way too much money. What the heck did I buy? https://imgur.com/a/w5MDa6i

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Focus FK-9000
Focus FK-9000

warlock1
Not sure how common this keyboard is but I thought you might get a kick out of it. I bought this sometime in the mid 1990's and I've never seen…

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Canon S-66 Typewriter Conversion
Canon S-66 Typewriter Conversion

SpacemanToby
Unfortunately I don't have a very extensive build log for this one. I replaced the integrated domes that come stock on the typewriter with Alps…

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Out of sheer chance I got my third IBM Model F AT
Out of sheer chance I got my third IBM Model F AT

Mr.Nobody
This one could be the only one showed up in China over the past 13 months of time during which I've been extremely busy, I barely spent any time on…

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Teardown - Kailh x Novelkeys BOX Royal switches
Teardown - Kailh x Novelkeys BOX Royal switches

Chyros
Hiya guys, we're going to take a look at the new tactile offering from Novelkeys today :) . Hope you enjoy the video! AJ25-gUTzQk

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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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How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?
How Rare is the IBM Model F Displaywriter?

Brett MacK
I was always interested in this keyboard due to it's layout, and its white and black color scheme. Being the successor to the original displaywriter,…

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Concern - Damaging switches w/ Ultrasonic cleaner

mog_genius88
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Stainless… I recently purchased this Ultrasonic cleaner off Ebay and realized that the basket was stainless steel. I know this is the preferred material for a…

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Looking for a mechanical UK ISO keyboard in the US

Berardely
This is my favorite layout, though it is very difficult to find good keyboards in this layout in the US. What is the best place to get a keyboard like this with cherry MX Black stitches?

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Designed an ergonomic tool for keyboards - especially for mobile writers.

Makerthink
The idea is: If I have a keyboard like HHKB, I hope to use it anytime, anywhere. I hope to use it on the lap, with my phone / tablet, and to use it comfortably. So I got the design and started an…

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looking to replace amiga 500 keyboard with custom mechanical board
looking to replace amiga 500 keyboard with custom mechanical board

Sarreq Teryx
I just bought (as-is, as a project) an A500, and found out the keyboard membrane was removed by the (or A) previous owner. I have a layout ready, and…

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How to replace soldered switches
How to replace soldered switches

kissu
Hi all, I'm kinda new here, sorry if my answer was already asked or I posted in the wrong place.. :/ I got some issues about changing some switches.…

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any chance to order a keyboard with this (customized) layout?
any chance to order a keyboard with this (customized) layout?

III
http://images.merlion.ru/3… Note Big Ass Enter, full-size backspace and a backslash to the right of shift. Used this layout…

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White / Black hybrid Alps

lancre
I have some white alps that bind a little on off centre key presses. They are currently in the Omnikey that I restored around 18 months ago. I have a NIB AT101 I bought a few years ago and was…

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Cherry MX keystem notches
Cherry MX keystem notches

Daniel Beardsmore
UncleFan mentioned the "injection port" and mould numbering of Cherry MX keystems to me. I went through my tub of MX switches, plus the…

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Focus Fk-2002 Keyboard

chesnebg
For info regarding Focus FK-2002 keyboards, I have a "Vanilla" branded keyboard UK layout with £ key etc. This brand is not in the list of known brands as given on the Wikepedia page. If…

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Durability of Beamsprings

mog_genius88
Alps switches (edited) are prone to dust, and if used long enough while dirty they will become permanently damaged as the dust creates micro scratches on the plastic surface (i.e. they will never be…

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Zilanda or similarly named silent panda switches

TheMilkmen
Alright so I have been looking into getting some pandas together for a good panda tactile, but also need a silent board. So the question is has anyone done any modding to make a zilent stemmed panda…

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Choices for Mechanical RGB Keyboard with Blue Switches

Crusher21
Hello, So I recently purchased the MX Brown K70 RGB and I love it but it's not clicky like I wanted (for some reason I thought the brown switches would be clicky before I bought it). Now I'm looking…

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FK-2001 Dust Cover
FK-2001 Dust Cover

ScottPaladin
This feels like a dumb question, but this FK-2001 in shabby condition arrived in the mail today. https://i.imgur.com/X4pZV6… …

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Convert wireless keyboard into wired keyboard?

ferguson1951
Hello everybody. I have this new wireless chinese French language keyboard that is not working anymore. Cheap stuff. Instead of throwing it into the bin, I would like to convert it into a wired…

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Some beamspring keyboards I found today
Some beamspring keyboards I found today

Bass
HI all, So I managed to find some beamspring keyboards at an electronics surplus warehouse: …

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Extreme problems with Model M keyboard
Extreme problems with Model M keyboard

c3rt
I purchased a 122 key Model M keyboard weeks ago. The only thing I was waiting for was a 5 pin din adapter to PS2. I would be using that adapter and…

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Atari 600xl or 800xl
Atari 600xl or 800xl

UncleFan
Who has "Atari 600xl" or "800xl" with cherry switches like these photos ? Please provide me a clear picture of its switch. Thanks…

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