[Photos] My first custom, alps 60% ( help also needed)

PBT SGI caps.
Ebay Purple case
ALPS 60 PCB
Dampened white alps with tactile lief removed

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Help needed.

Since i cut the original SGI plate down to fit the space bar stabilizer holes are now gone. I need a new way to mount to stabilizer wire. Any ideas ?

Not sure why but the other multi wide keys work just fine without a stabilizer, i could install them but i dont see the point they work fine.
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Paper clips or binder clips?
Confer to the IBM XT spacebar-mod
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ahh , by binder clips do you mean bulldog clips ?

Thats a fantastic idea

http://www.viking-direct.co.uk/a/pb/Off...66&pr=Q23/

i have loads of them as i got a pack for mounting the glass bed to my 3d printer
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yea, these should do
Just form an U with them, and try to attach it to the plate (so that it suits the stabilizers). Either glue it down, or maybe solder it in place.
But these are just ideas, I never did it myself
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does anyone have a shematic for the alps 60

not the pcb files but a schematic , someone had been using my soldering iorn and left it on max temp and i toasted one of the pads need to do a repair.
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No winkeys? I approve of this keyboard!
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I do wish there were more builds like that.
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to be fair , it would have winkeys if i would have been bothered to cut the plate for them :P
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Wow, "doubt shot"!
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Well its working again , i still need some better way to fix the space bar , i will 3d print something once i get my 3d printer up and running but i cannot do that until i ship out the group buy.

It feels very nice overall and i do love it , its needs a name tho any ideas ?

SGI60?
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With that Purple case and the actual winkeyless it's quite obviously the:

SGI_JOKER

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I went for purple as its an SGI like colour.

But i guess SGI joker works :)
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I actually drew a WKL SGI plate so my friend could build one just like that. I can pass on the file to you if you want to get a proper plate cut with the stabiliser insert holes in the correct positions
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Thats would be amazing, i will struggle along with this one for now but i would like a real plate, ideally anodised in purple aluminium, i will also have to investigate the maximum thickness a alps plate can be for better rigidity.

Is your plate winkeyless or with 1x1 winkeys ?
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