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by Go-Kart
Yesterday, 22:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dome w/Slider Cleaning Question
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Dome w/Slider Cleaning Question

Doesn't matter what kind of dome with slider board, I always do the same thing: Dismantle Warm soapy water and scrub (if necessary) on non-electrical components Leave to dry Lube points of contact Test & reassemble Reasonably labour intensive but can be spread out over two or three sessions. Low ris...
by Go-Kart
26 Jul 2021, 06:38
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1996
Views: 262252

Re: Stuff you just bought

Killer.
by Go-Kart
24 Jul 2021, 11:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: Topre Question

How do the new Abko keyboards compare to Topre? They're not that much less expensive. I have a K935P. TKL. The keycaps are GODLIKE, easily my favorite ever. They have this weird soft sort of texture I haven't found on anything else. Also they're MX compatible out of the box so if for some reason yo...
by Go-Kart
22 Jul 2021, 22:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: Topre Question

XMIT wrote:
22 Jul 2021, 18:28
The RGB is basically an R2 with slightly different sliders.

My R2 review: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23130
I had already read your review of the RGB, hence my impression being that they're modified R2s, rather than modified Type Heavens.
by Go-Kart
22 Jul 2021, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Model M Restoration Megaguide
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: My Model M Restoration Megaguide

Brilliant. I have yet to bolt mod my M. I dismantled it, gave it a good scrub ...and then purchased a fully restored M122 and left my Model M in pieces! I will certainly use this guide. Thanks for the hard work.
by Go-Kart
22 Jul 2021, 09:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: Topre Question

Those RealForce RGBs are basically Type Heavens with lights?
by Go-Kart
20 Jul 2021, 08:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)
Replies: 76
Views: 9170

Re: Recreating the Lisp keyboard (10 years later)

lispnick wrote:
19 Jul 2021, 19:59
[...] I hope to make some interesting announcements by the end of the summer.
Loving all this. Looking forward to it.
by Go-Kart
19 Jul 2021, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: Topre Question

Indeed. Also, the distinction between the different companies whom use Topre switches appears to be designed to prevent competition. If the Topre key feel you're already familiar with is satisfactory, and care more about layout/formfactor, here's the list in ascending order: 60 % - HHKB 65 % - Leopo...
by Go-Kart
18 Jul 2021, 22:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Topre Question
Replies: 28
Views: 1146

Re: Topre Question

From my experience, chassis (deck flex) matters with Topre. I wouldn't be using a HHKB as my primary board if it wasn't for the key feel. I don't mind small formfactor but you'd have to really twist my arm for me to go below 65 %, and then with the added learning curve of a Unix influenced layout!? ...
by Go-Kart
18 Jul 2021, 09:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25286
Views: 2837451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Nintendo Famicom: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-NE ... 635-2958-0

A very pretty thing.
by Go-Kart
17 Jul 2021, 17:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 318
Views: 16218

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

I must admit to liking Twinkies. I tend to not buy them as they as they're pretty expensive here in the U.K. and I'm almost always in training, so my diet is fairly strict. I can quite easily slay a whole box of Twinkies though...
by Go-Kart
17 Jul 2021, 17:37
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you find your internet nickname?
Replies: 38
Views: 9354

Re: How did you find your internet nickname?

Go-Kart, a play on my surname 'Grocott'. Going to an all boys school, we referred to each other by our surnames and plays on those names were common place. Gerkin and Krog are the only other ones I can recall offhand but Go-Kart was a tag I used when I first played CS 1.6/signed up to Steam. Used it...
by Go-Kart
14 Jul 2021, 07:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 318
Views: 16218

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

How fun.
by Go-Kart
13 Jul 2021, 23:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 318
Views: 16218

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

Since I want to make everything as transparent as possible, I have created this document. I hope nothing is missing, if you have already submitted your information but it is not in the list, please write to me again directly. The list shows the current status. If there are any changes, they will be...
by Go-Kart
13 Jul 2021, 09:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Teardown - 3D-printed magnetic levitation "Void" switches!
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Teardown - 3D-printed magnetic levitation "Void" switches!

Yeh dude, this is sick. Looking forward to seeing the next step.
by Go-Kart
10 Jul 2021, 22:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25286
Views: 2837451

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Big old board. "Peerless Foam Mouldings"; can't quite make out the switches. MS HE?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274863136954 ... Sw5fZgsMQg
by Go-Kart
10 Jul 2021, 17:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I overhauled my Model M122 laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: I overhauled my Model M122 laptop

This is awesome!
by Go-Kart
09 Jul 2021, 22:40
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6675
Views: 1045125

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Just arrived! Gotta say, even after five years it was totally worth the wait :D Here's a comparison I did between my five-year daily driver, a silenced Realforce Topre 55g, and the F77 Compact :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrt8-P-AbV0 By the way, the finish turned out amazing! I'm particularly...
by Go-Kart
09 Jul 2021, 22:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

I'm half considering trying to make a custom plastic plate for this RealForce but I dunno. If I get particularly crazy, I might even try to make an actual custom Topre board, but... I dunno. Layout would be something like if IBM PC (XT), 4704 (F77 / Model 300), Sun Unix, and NeXT got into a horribl...
by Go-Kart
09 Jul 2021, 06:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

And that specifically applies to 45 g Topre in a HHKB - the flex of the plastic chassis has a surprising impact on key feel. Yeah my RealForce arrived and I kinda like it but the bottom out is brütal. I would probably adore this thing if it had a plastic rather than solid metal plate. Furthermore, ...
by Go-Kart
08 Jul 2021, 14:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Dome with Slider Boards?
Replies: 24
Views: 1103

Re: Best Dome with Slider Boards?

I don't think there's much point comparing Topre with BTC D/S. Topre are EC, yes, but even in terms of key feel and tactility; BTC D/S are good and sharp, nicely weighted to match that tactility too; Topre features a more rounded, gradual tactility. Both boards have rubber domes both that's where th...
by Go-Kart
07 Jul 2021, 18:33
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Pingmaster Name Change
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Pingmaster Name Change

I'd wager there'd be too many contenders for the title of thockmaster. The Topre kids would try and crown a HHKB Type-S; Chyros would whip out his Custom Apple IIc; lispnick would breakout those Polyurethane caps of his ...it'd be a bloodbath.
by Go-Kart
07 Jul 2021, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Water damage Realforce R2 (PFU Limited)
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Water damage Realforce R2 (PFU Limited)

Can you share a photo of the PCB under the domes/springs (and the springs/dome interior)? Usually cleaning all 3 components will fix such an issue. Whilst I haven't had to deal with such an issue myself, I have been inside enough Topre boards and have a good enough appreciation of how they work to ...
by Go-Kart
06 Jul 2021, 19:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Re-Spacebarring My Focus?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Re-Spacebarring My Focus?

I was pleasantly surprised by the key feel!

If/when you do venture down this road, let me know.
by Go-Kart
05 Jul 2021, 08:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 133
Views: 8695

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

The only thing that could realistically replace it would be if I managed to snag the full sized version for a good price or lucked into a relatively inexpensive Topre board. Incidentally, this exact thing happened. I picked up a Type Heaven for about $100 shipped (still not sure how that happened) ...
by Go-Kart
05 Jul 2021, 08:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: An HHKB with a twist, suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: An HHKB with a twist, suggestions?

That looks great! Cool desk mat too, bro.
by Go-Kart
03 Jul 2021, 00:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: All right, what's up with these linear Alps?
Replies: 18
Views: 1908

Re: All right, what's up with these linear Alps?

I have had my Apex Pro for a few weeks now. I haven't typed on it much and I never intended to. That's my gaming keyboard. I do enjoy typing on it after lubing the stabs but it is a tad light for me. It does have stiff competition. I used to be uncompromisingly tactile gang until I linearised and lu...
by Go-Kart
02 Jul 2021, 14:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 318
Views: 16218

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

I would like to start the shipping discussion phase. [...] Well, from now on you can write to me directly if you know exactly what your package looks like. Here is some information I need. - Name of the supplier - approximate package weight - approximate package dimensions - number of packages - ap...

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