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by abrahamstechnology
Today, 00:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: AEK keycaps suck.
Replies: 4
Views: 86

AEK keycaps suck.

Why does anyone like these? If you look at them they break. One cap broke off during shipping a board (despite being thickly bubble wrapped) another broke off during cleaning and I dropped some on the ground by accident and several more broke. Of course I could glue them but that means several more ...
by abrahamstechnology
Yesterday, 04:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kit to build first keyboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Kit to build first keyboard?

How bad is the leakage? Do you have photos? I'd try to salvage it.
by abrahamstechnology
09 Nov 2019, 20:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new.
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Out with the old, in with the new.

Unfortunately, the idiots at KeyTronic decided not to use standard spacing between the numpad, navcluster, and alphablock so they are all slightly offset from each other. What I'm going to do is cut the PCBs into 3 and wire them all together. It still should be pretty stable since I put standoffs i...
by abrahamstechnology
09 Nov 2019, 18:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new.
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Out with the old, in with the new.

Today I will start modifying the original plate and cut the PCB into 3 parts.
by abrahamstechnology
09 Nov 2019, 02:47
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new.
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Out with the old, in with the new.

By the way, does anyone know how to reliably measure keyboard chassises?
I don't want to mess up my multimedia Gateway Alps board project like this one (especially since that one will need a plate as well as a PCB)
by abrahamstechnology
09 Nov 2019, 02:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new.
Replies: 16
Views: 1688

Re: Out with the old, in with the new.

Unfortunately, the idiots at KeyTronic decided not to use standard spacing between the numpad, navcluster, and alphablock so they are all slightly offset from each other. What I'm going to do is cut the PCBs into 3 and wire them all together. It still should be pretty stable since I put standoffs in...
by abrahamstechnology
08 Nov 2019, 12:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Removing, Disassembling and Cleaning NEC Blue Oval Switches
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Removing, Disassembling and Cleaning NEC Blue Oval Switches

I'm wondering if we can't use really tiny jewelry/glasses screws or something to put them together.
Same with Futaba switches.
by abrahamstechnology
07 Nov 2019, 18:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I found someone with some NOS Blue Alps but they are from Germany sot it may take a bit for them to get to my place, then they get sent off to Shenzen.
by abrahamstechnology
07 Nov 2019, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 166694

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hi there, I have ordered a M0116 and M0118 for 65€ the two. I think it’s a nice deal and I was thinking to make some custom 60% with them buuuuut… they are 14,5 unit long : What a dumbass I am :p So. I wonder what can be interesting to do with them. 1. Wait and buy two kits https://geekhack.org/ind...
by abrahamstechnology
07 Nov 2019, 14:53
Forum: For sale
Topic: [EU][FS]Nan Tan KB-6251EA
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: [EU][FS]Nan Tan KB-6251EA

How much shipping to the USA?
by abrahamstechnology
05 Nov 2019, 01:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22745
Views: 1328418

Re: There are vintage keyboards in this calendar!

Hospice kills.
by abrahamstechnology
04 Nov 2019, 04:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

CarpCharacin wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 00:42
I'd like to see a reproduction of SKCM Brown alps.
I'll definitely try if I successfully get Blues remade.
by abrahamstechnology
03 Nov 2019, 14:58
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.

Wasn't there a project for recreating Alps' "complicated" actuation plates? There may be some work there that you could use? Hearsay that I remember: * Different surfaces on the bottom of blue Alps sliders compared to other Alps sliders * Softer plastic in Blue sliders compared to other Alps * Blue...
by abrahamstechnology
03 Nov 2019, 14:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

CountNoctua wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 14:03
I'm in, but I think we need a lot of Alps fans on board. Is the IC cross-posted elsewhere?

Planning to send a blue Alps keyboard to a prominent techtuber soon, by the way - hopefully more Alps exposure will help demand for a true modern version.
It's on GH Reddit and keebtalk.
And nice.
by abrahamstechnology
03 Nov 2019, 14:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

This time we *want* a copy of a switch. Also the fake *ealios may have been a conspiracy by Zeal and Gateron to keep a chokehold on the MX tactile switch market. Also Gateron and Zeal are getting the Chinese government involved by suing Durock so they are bad people either way. Zeal is willing to ge...
by abrahamstechnology
03 Nov 2019, 01:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.

Yes, NOS tall switchplates from SKCC/L would work great (if they aren't the sealed kind) and someone on Reddit offered to send me a few blues from a NOS board for free! So the ultimate thing now would be some NOS unsoldered switchplates I can swap into the switches so the R&D people at [REDACTED] ca...
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 17:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.

I saw him post that the blues are sold out. I messaged him anyway though.
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 16:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation

If I got something like QuickBooks to help me with the taxes I think I could handle it.
But the first step is to send some NOS SKCM blues off to [REDACTED] so they can evaluate the cost of them better and what they would need to do specifically to recreate them.
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 16:04
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.

ZedTheMan wrote:
02 Nov 2019, 15:59
I believe the person who was running the White Alps NOS GB might have access to a few of them, but it might be difficult to convince them to get a few from the original seller.
Does he have the entire SKCM Blue switches or just the switchplates?
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 15:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.
Replies: 7
Views: 231

NOS or very good condition Alps SKCM Blue switches.

I am in need of some good specimens of Alps SKCM Blue switches to send to a switch manufacturer for evaluation (attempting to re-create them if you are not aware). What I need are several very good condition SKCM Blues, not restored but NOS. Old tall switchplate version, Preferably never soldered (i...
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 15:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation

Update: I have decided to go with [REDACTED]. My interest check is getting a lot of replies so I think I should continue with this.
[REDACTED] has initially quoted me around $10-15K USD to make the moulds. Would something like a Kickstarter be advisable to fund this?
by abrahamstechnology
02 Nov 2019, 02:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Post absolutely everything you know about Blue Alps.

Title says it all. Post specs, datasheets, measurements of components, geometry and thickness of click leaf, types of plastics/lubricant, everything.
by abrahamstechnology
01 Nov 2019, 22:53
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation
Replies: 7
Views: 370

[IC] New Blue Alps Re-Creation

I am running this interest check to see how much demand there would be for new Alps SKCM Blue re-creation switches. These switches would be copied as accurately as possible from original Blue Alps parts including the switchplate. I have talked with several switch manufacturers that would be willing ...
by abrahamstechnology
01 Nov 2019, 22:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Ok, I got replies from several manufacturers who say they will be able to do it! Durock seems to be the most likely candidate, but of course the moulds will be expensive to make. I am running an interest check to see how much demand there would be for these switches: https://forms.gle/yTruRbAyMXFCQy...
by abrahamstechnology
31 Oct 2019, 23:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I don't see how RGB helps gamers at all. The people who like RGB only do it because it was marketed as a high-end feature that "gaming" brands put on their more upmarket boards.Some well-done marketing can convince people to buy a board with quality switches rather than dime-a-dozen LEDs. MX stems o...
by abrahamstechnology
31 Oct 2019, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Yueqing got back to me. Does anyone have detailed specs of an Alps SKCM blue switch?
by abrahamstechnology
31 Oct 2019, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

Companies I've contacted so far:
Durock
Dongguan Fosen Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
Yueqing Anhe Electronics Co., Ltd.
Hua-Jie
Kailh
Tai-Hao
Gateron
Alps themselves.

It may be a good idea to message these companies too to show there is interest in such a switch.
by abrahamstechnology
31 Oct 2019, 16:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 2059

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I'm going to be messaging several switch companies to see if I can find one that can recreate SKCM and the estimated cost. Then we can go from there.

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