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by graboy
28 Jun 2013, 05:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [HELP ME] - Selfmade Mousebody (Parts)
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

3D Print is to expensive (I think) Since they're working on getting some 3D printers set up for community use on GH, 3D printing might be a viable option -- I'm sure they'd be interested in helping you with the project. Out of curiosity, are you planning to use the Avago 9800 from the recent groupb...
by graboy
26 Jun 2013, 20:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: BrownFox step by step
Replies: 195
Views: 186477

Very cool! How much did this end up costing you? I might be interested in doing it myself if it's not going to break the bank.
I thought the acrylic was wood at first, using real wood would look awesome.
by graboy
11 May 2013, 19:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Costar CSK-1101P: Compact Layout, Omron Switches
Replies: 14
Views: 3430

Okeg wrote:As for your work; great and professional work, this is a top-notch disassembly.
I have to second this, excellent job. The keyboard looks amazing. The best way to confirm keycap materials is that ABS floats on water, PBT and POM sink, I think Mr. Interface has a youtube video on it.
by graboy
02 May 2013, 03:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM trackpoint keyboard still in use in IBM lab
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

I saw this video earlier today and I noticed that, too! Very cool video, it must be so awesome working for IBM doing this stuff.
by graboy
30 Apr 2013, 04:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [Interest Check] Red Alert DSA[!] Sets
Replies: 42
Views: 3260

Interested in blank white on grey!
by graboy
21 Apr 2013, 01:19
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Alright, sorry for the post spam, I found another thread that shows a bunch of different types of M8 switches, and an M9 switch without an LED, as seen earlier in the thread. I'm not sure if they know that it's an M9 switch, I don't think they have the cherry manual for it... they probably think it'...
by graboy
21 Apr 2013, 01:00
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Also with more relevance to this thread:
(From this thread.)
by graboy
21 Apr 2013, 00:37
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

I decided to try and give the "likeykeyboard" website a shot again, and I managed to get it working. They have a HUGE amount of undocumented switches, I downloaded the webpage and tweaked the html a little bit because the images weren't showing. Here's some pictures from that post that were especial...
by graboy
26 Mar 2013, 01:57
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

I did some stalking research while I was waiting for a response from ysb8433 in this thread , I found out that he posted a very detailed documentation of the switches he owns here , but it's in Chinese and you have to be registered for an account to see pictures. I tried to register but for whatever...
by graboy
23 Mar 2013, 16:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: cherry switch
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Where can I find some close pictures of these M8 switches? Here's the ones I have in my possession now:

Image
by graboy
18 Mar 2013, 03:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.
Replies: 19
Views: 2746

Re: Laser Cut wooden plate experiments.

Wow! It looks beautiful. How does it sound when bottoming out? I wood would guess it has a lighter, less metalic sound?
by graboy
22 Feb 2013, 22:44
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Got something extra with my switch order in the mail today... I'll make a video of the switch mechanisms once I get a better potato. Thanks again, Mint!
by graboy
20 Feb 2013, 03:12
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:ZF/Cherry are a no-go. No-one left working there who has any idea about M6 or M7, and all the records are gone :(

So it's down to detective work for the old switches.
I wonder if Hirose-Cherry knows anything. Communication might be more of an issue though, as I think they're based in Japan.
by graboy
17 Feb 2013, 04:08
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 356mini
Replies: 44
Views: 8804

Daniel wrote:For what is that slot in the pcb useful for?
I think it makes it's intended to increase the PCB's flexibility, therefore making it more durable.
by graboy
10 Feb 2013, 15:22
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

"After assembly, the switch was ultrasonically welded together" I wonder if that's what the M6/M7 is? It seems that those switches were made by Datanetics, not Cherry. I didn't look into it too much, but I don't think there's too many other keyboards out there with Datanetics' switches... other tha...
by graboy
10 Feb 2013, 14:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry Keyboard KXN5-C251
Replies: 5
Views: 755

E TwentyNine wrote:I emailed Cherry/ZF and they could give me no information on it at all. I cannot even find the part number anywhere.
That's not unusual for old keyboards. According to the FCC ID, the keyboard was produced back in 1985, go ahead and take a look at the filing for yourself here.
by graboy
08 Feb 2013, 03:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11158

rindorbrot wrote:How about engraving the Phantom logo on the bottom of the case?
I'd really love to see that happening.
I'd personally rather see the case go unbranded, I'm pretty sure this would significantly add to the cost aswell.
by graboy
06 Feb 2013, 23:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: G80_0779
Replies: 22
Views: 1893

Acanthophis wrote:Dat control!
That's exactly what I was thinking... we NEED a GMK group buy for these!
by graboy
05 Feb 2013, 23:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11158

Here's a source with very little information but seems to have the perfect part... http://www.reevite.co.uk/pages/fpid.htm I'm looking at P1608, the largest one on the bottom of the page. They also have conical shaped feet, which may be better, here. Note these are push-in feet, so an additional hol...
by graboy
04 Feb 2013, 18:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: POLL: What keys do you never use on a keyboard?
Replies: 26
Views: 1215

POLL: What keys do you never use on a keyboard?

I'm intrested because I know I never use a lot of keys on my keyboard, This might be useful information to make an optimized layout. If there's any other keys you never press, feel free to post them below.
by graboy
04 Feb 2013, 04:04
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Hm ... so do you think that Hirose simply made a different version of the M8 switch, then, with the more complicated slider? That would be my guess. Right now I'm finding that there's an overwhelming number of M7 switches, I've looked at 5 different sightings of them and none of them are the same. ...
by graboy
04 Feb 2013, 02:19
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Learning about these was a little easier than I expected, along with it came a ton of other information that I'm excited about. Hirose (or HST) started as a distributor for Cherry in 1968, then quickly transitioned into Cherry switch and keyboard production in 1974. Cherry MX switches were first pro...
by graboy
02 Feb 2013, 04:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Korean 62g spring
Replies: 2
Views: 366

They will be available on the Originative soon, but it's down right now.
Waiting...
by graboy
30 Jan 2013, 04:38
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Krytox GPL 200 [All have finally arrived]
Replies: 241
Views: 12713

I have heard back, and the order is currently in production. Remember that lead time is 4-6 weeks. I'll PM for payments soon-ish (I have been a bit busy). Unless people transfer their order, there is no way to get in on this groupbuy. I'm interested in some as well. I'd like to hear what people thi...
by graboy
30 Jan 2013, 01:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11158

Do you have any information regarding what this may cost? If not, can you give a rough estimate? I'm guessing about $200 USD, but it could be higher or lower than that.
by graboy
29 Jan 2013, 01:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11158

Considering the popularity of red and black in general, I think you should give users the choice of red/silver/black for each part of the case. For example, someone could choose to order a case with a silver lower shell, a red middle shell, and a black top. I think everyone would be happy with that,...
by graboy
29 Jan 2013, 01:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Case discussions
Replies: 130
Views: 11158

My vote is for white on black. Renders look amazing.

Edit: With LED holes, but I could care less.
by graboy
20 Jan 2013, 02:58
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Updated the OP, I might work on the wiki tonight, but I've been pretty busy getting some stuff set up recently. Will certainly work on it tomorrow, though.
by graboy
20 Jan 2013, 02:07
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Holy crap, I'm so happy you're a part of this community. :D
I'm going to add this to the OP, then start integrating all of this into the wiki. I was on Electronic Surplus the other day looking for cherry switches, I don't know how I missed that one. Thank you for the help!
by graboy
19 Jan 2013, 21:17
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread
Replies: 42
Views: 6756

Cherry Pre-MX Research Thread

Hi everyone, I'm trying to gather some information on pre-MX switches and keycaps made by Cherry. I have created a page on the M81 switch and am working on a page for the M84 switch right now. I'd like to gather sightings, datasheets, and other information on this page. Below is a spoiler of all of ...

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