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by St0ckz
Today, 13:01
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 28
Views: 928

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

I am puzzled why they compromise their design with legacy constraints like the Cherry body pattern and stem design, when the latter is identified as making the unit taller than it needs to be. It appears to be an admission that the keycap tail is wagging the dog and resulting in a lesser design. Yo...
by St0ckz
16 Apr 2019, 13:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for original model M elevator foot
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Looking for original model M elevator foot

I might have one, I'll have a look and get back to you!
by St0ckz
05 Apr 2019, 22:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2132

Re: ISO users

Findecanor wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 22:14
Telstar wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 21:46
enjoyPBT.
You can find it on KbdFans for instance. I believe it is manufactured by Gateron.
AFAIK Enjoypbt buy blanks from gateron and then do the dyesubbing, good quality caps for their price
by St0ckz
05 Apr 2019, 21:27
Forum: News
Topic: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2

@St0ckz: Thanks for the ring IDs. Wow, if I do say so myself, the Keyclack V2 rings appear to be rather crudely cut. Now I don't feel quite so bad about the rather extreme cost differential! On the other hand, if they work well, I suppose they don't need to look pretty. It will be interesting to se...
by St0ckz
05 Apr 2019, 19:59
Forum: News
Topic: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: KeyClack Topre Silencing Rings v2

Hypersphere wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 19:47
vinzbe wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 01:41
Here is a (crappy) shot where you can compare the thickness. I would say they are slightly thinner.

rings.png
What are the rings in the pic?
Hyperspheres on the left, Keyclack v2s on the right iirc
by St0ckz
15 Mar 2019, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why can't modern Mechanical keyboard build like Northgate Omnikey?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Why can't modern Mechanical keyboard build like Northgate Omnikey?

There's more to keyboards than OEM now and from yesteryear. Custom keyboards are a direct reaction to wanting higher quality keyboards as well as wanting a certain degree of customization. Highly disagree with "aluminium keyboards make everything sound bad" where in fact low profile style cases are ...
by St0ckz
12 Mar 2019, 11:08
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?
Replies: 31
Views: 894

Re: Kailh Switch Series,which one is your favorite?

Box switches YIKES , sound bad and destroy your caps, the solution to which is to REBUY "fixed" box switches... can't lube them, the royals click after some use, the other tactiles are linear, half the selling point was low wobble but they wobble just as much as cherry, the only half decent thing ar...
by St0ckz
24 Feb 2019, 13:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 46
Views: 2035

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

Looking forward to attempt number 3
by St0ckz
22 Feb 2019, 11:55
Forum: Reviews
Topic: BOX switches
Replies: 45
Views: 3146

Re: BOX switches STILL cracking keycaps!

I tend to avoid the issue by not using box switches at all, given the fact they're not that good and the Kailh Speed clickies are imo better
by St0ckz
07 Feb 2019, 21:28
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 56
Views: 2962

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Paspie wrote:
07 Feb 2019, 21:17
An ISO version (or ANSI keysets for various localisations) would be nice.
>looks at JIS HHKB

Close enough I guess?
by St0ckz
04 Feb 2019, 21:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 4367

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

I like the clack of bottoming out on a switch and I'd rather not have a bump interrupting me half way through :lol: Lol. I am a heavy typer. I bottom out HARD on anything I type on. Even my MX Greens, which supposedly have very high both actuation and bottoming out forces. :p IDK I know a guy that ...
by St0ckz
04 Feb 2019, 21:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 4367

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

uhhh, can't tell if trolling or not but you got me to bite anyway. "yeah well, that's just like, your opinion man" Not trolling at all. I've always found at least some sort of tactile feel to be completely and utterly mandatory in any switch for me... And while I know different people like differen...
by St0ckz
04 Feb 2019, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 4367

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

Wait, so you're basically saying that apart from everything that's better, they're by far the best linear switches you can find? :p Without any arguments to support even that much? :p To me this is pretty much a moot point. I don't understand why linear switches from any maker exist at all. The who...
by St0ckz
04 Feb 2019, 19:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps metal sticker - legal?
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Alps metal sticker - legal?

"tonight at 8, a man was arrested last night after charges were brought by an electrical component manufacturer for breaching copyright laws on their logo they stopped using in 1980, the accused said this as he was arrested by the FBI: 'I was just trying to make a sticker... it's a victimless crime!'"
by St0ckz
04 Feb 2019, 19:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...
Replies: 151
Views: 4367

Re: Not Sure I'm Happy with Cherry MX...

MX style switches are realistically the only option for the vast majority in this hobby, like it or not, that's the current reality. Not to say they don't have their flaws but if we're being honest with ourselves that's it. The resurgence in popularity of alps and their clones is a nice change but w...
by St0ckz
09 Jan 2019, 10:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Typing Demo XL - Matias Click (Matias Tactile Pro)

I mean it sounds terrible.. I wonder who made the decision to make the case black glossy plastic, the bane of everyones life.
by St0ckz
03 Jan 2019, 17:51
Forum: Vendors
Topic: VOTE NOW our upcoming product - KeyboardPlates.com
Replies: 8
Views: 512

Admittedly, I don't understand it either. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't have a place. If you don't like something, don't buy it. If you do like it that's great.. people do themed builds all the time customising every part the way they want it. Laserboost, when it's all said and done is the b...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 18:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

That's not how Soarer's *converter* works at all. There is a default mapping. It simply 1:1 translates the original keyboard's output into USB keyboard codes. Soarer's *controller* meanwhile, does indeed need a map specified from scratch. Similar name, very different function. The controller has to...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 17:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

Thanks for the detailed reply. Adding the Soarer tools folder to the path, allows one to address the contents of the folder from any other folder. I'm ok with the command line and don't really need that to execute the Soarer tools. I was under the impression that there is a default key mapping when...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 17:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

@St0ckz: So far, I have flashed the Soarer hex file to the pro micro and then soldered the wires as you said I should. The original cable of the keyboard was forcibly removed, leaving behind the little black connection box that connects the cable to the pins on the pcb. I soldered the wires that re...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 17:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

One step forward, soldering the wires to the pro micro successful. Fired up hid_listen: Waiting for device:.... I connect the keyboard to a usb port: Listening: wEE remaining: FFFC Keyboard ID: 0000 Code Set: 1 Mode: PC/XT R05 And then nothing happens when I press a key on the keyboard. Any suggest...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 14:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

twasa wrote: Thanks a lot St0ckz! I would have wired it incorrectly. That is completely clear.
You are most welcome, i just finished doing mine today in fact, it's a nice board. A tad loud compared to the lubed retooled blacks I usually run though :lol:
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 14:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

Thanks St0ckz. Looks like I have J1 top, then Tx0, Rx1, GND, GND, 2, 3 etc. Do I use the first GND? so usb port facing away from you White wire, right hand side, 2nd down marked GND Black wire, right hand side, 4th down marked VCC Yellow wire, left hand side, 5th down marked 2 Red wire, left hand s...
by St0ckz
02 Jan 2019, 14:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to use a Pro Micro as a cheap controller/converter
Replies: 334
Views: 75086

Just a sanity check if someone knowledgeable is around. I'm connecting an M122 (1390718) to a blue Pro Micro. Are these also correct for that keyboard: Black -> VCC White -> GND (third away from the usb connector) Red -> 3 Yellow -> 2 gnd on my blue pro micro is 2nd in that row, but otherwise corre...
by St0ckz
01 Jan 2019, 23:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Old thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1988

I would like to give em a go but I really don't wanna deal with buying them from a website you need to enquire to :P
by St0ckz
31 Dec 2018, 02:23
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: [CLAIMED]
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Out of curiousity, how much would shipping to the UK be? These seem pretty interesting, having a more muted click (from what I could hear from your sound test at least)

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