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by Findecanor
Today, 13:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ideal keycap mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Ideal keycap mount?

... with appropriate short skirt keycaps that omit the ribs they would sit by my estimation half a centimetre lower. The Omron's keycaps would then have to be wider at the top because the switch is so wide where the slider goes into the top housing. The Cherry MX's top housing is shaped like a trun...
by Findecanor
Today, 06:18
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 34
Views: 1342

Re: daskeyboard product management

Please stop trolling, Elrick!
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 18:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1330

Re: Reproducing Alps Keycaps (IC)

Are the molds non-interchangeable for different plastics? Adapting an injection-mould and process for ABS to work for PBT is not trivial, no. The hot plastic needs to be cooled before the mould is opened, and that is done by flowing coolant through ducts inside the mould. PBT and ABS are melted and...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 14:07
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 34
Views: 1342

Re: daskeyboard product management

High-profile and POM are merely personal preferences.

I don't like slippery keys. I think ABS has the best feel, but ABS gets shiny ...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 13:12
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Rationalisation of Omron B3K pages

I think we need more info in the wiki before merging. First, we need a hard reference to the model number used for Gamma-Zulu switches and also see that no other different key switch from Omron also has the prefix B3K. Second, we need proof that they are really similar to consider them being part of...
by Findecanor
Yesterday, 06:49
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Wish me luck...
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Wish me luck...

Darkshado wrote:
Yesterday, 00:33
Who does "IT asset management"? Ask that person about what'll happen with your old gear and go from there.
This!
by Findecanor
23 Jan 2020, 08:53
Forum: News
Topic: daskeyboard product management
Replies: 34
Views: 1342

Re: daskeyboard product management

One more thing just for completeness, although I think XMIT is already aware: * Real NKRO. Do let your firmware developer read this (from the Wiki): The trick to supporting both boot and NKRO is for the keyboard to expose two interfaces — one boot interface and one NKRO interface — but to not send (...
by Findecanor
21 Jan 2020, 08:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Cherry Viola switch

From reading other news sites, it appears to me as if these tweaked designs are supposed to replace the existing switches throughout. I wonder if the parts will remain interchangeable... Tom's Hardware: It also announced today that its upgraded its MX Red, Brown, Black and Speed Silver switches to g...
by Findecanor
21 Jan 2020, 05:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Cherry Viola switch

I think the writer of that particular article could have got a little confused.
"MX1A" is already the first characters of every non-silenced* MX switch's product code.

*The prefix for the silenced switches is "MX3A".
by Findecanor
21 Jan 2020, 03:01
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 17
Views: 4164

Re: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

Called Project Ruby, but ... it is not a mod for using ruby bearings.

That's like naming a fission reactor The Fusion Installation. :roll:
by Findecanor
21 Jan 2020, 02:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: HHKB Professional Classic PD-KB401
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: HHKB Professional Classic PD-KB401

Hmm.. So that's two LEDs instead of a bi-colour LED.
And there's a fuse (?) bodge-wired in ...
by Findecanor
19 Jan 2020, 13:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ideal keycap mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Ideal keycap mount?

Another issue that should be taken into consideration is how easily it is to break a stem, either from external forces on a keyboard or from pulling a key.
Alps mount is relatively fragile. Longer stems also tend to be fragile.
by Findecanor
18 Jan 2020, 02:44
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: PoorMansMech
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: PoorMansMech

Long time no see! Of the four founders, you only see webwit post here now and then these days. Sixty seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Our biggest wiki contributor has disappeared as well. I have Webassembly disabled in my web browser because it is a security risk. Another fact ab...
by Findecanor
18 Jan 2020, 02:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Have you ever seen Num/Caps/Scroll Lock actually used WITH modifiers (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) to obtain a different action?
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Have you ever seen Num/Caps/Scroll Lock actually used WITH modifiers (Shift, Ctrl, Alt) to obtain a different action

Most times when I have pressed Caps Lock, I have done so by mistake but it is something that you often noticed right away, and understood how it happened because it was very recent. A modifier plus Caps Lock pressed accidentally that changes something more subtle that you did not notice right away ....
by Findecanor
17 Jan 2020, 12:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?
Replies: 17
Views: 1014

Re: Honest opinion on beamspring boards?

All I remember is that I had expected to be wow'ed but wasn't.
by Findecanor
16 Jan 2020, 13:01
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 2604

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I just got a used ContourMouse, mostly to try it out, but also because it has three buttons. Unfortunately, I find pretty much right away that I can't recommend it. It is great that it has three buttons. It does also have a scroll-wheel, which is horizontal above the thumb-rest on the side. Below th...
by Findecanor
16 Jan 2020, 01:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Cleaning ALPS switches with Dent tabs vs ultrasonic?

Denture tabs are mildly abrasive, contain some H₂O₂ and are mint-scented, so they are not 100.00% safe, no.
by Findecanor
14 Jan 2020, 15:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3975
Views: 253719

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Key Tronic rubber dome. The model number is after M/N on the back label.
by Findecanor
14 Jan 2020, 08:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4
Replies: 153
Views: 64990

Re: Teensy 2.0 alternatives, ATmega32U4

The Pro Micro and Leonardo have almost the same electronics. A difficulty is that Arduino boards tend to have a different pin numbering, making iit more difficult to find out which actual ATmega32U4 pin is where. I found this chart in the Wiki that brings them together. (AVR pins in yellow) That lea...
by Findecanor
12 Jan 2020, 15:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ideal keycap mount?
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Ideal keycap mount?

I like these properties in switch sliders and mounts: * Backlighting of Omron Romer-R, like you mentioned. I think that it would also be able to distribute light to legends that are in the corners instead of the middle. One thing I would like to see is the slider divided into two or more compartment...
by Findecanor
11 Jan 2020, 02:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Cherry Viola switch

sharktastica wrote:
11 Jan 2020, 01:55
What about if I paint my tarantula red, green, and blue? Gaming spider?
No, it has to be lit to qualify. How small is the narrowest LED strip you can buy?
by Findecanor
10 Jan 2020, 23:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Viola switch
Replies: 20
Views: 1038

Re: Cherry Viola switch

Looks like an updated Cherry MY.
Both have progressive force graphs, but this new switch's is significantly less steep.
by Findecanor
09 Jan 2020, 11:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 34
Views: 951

Re: Blue Alps Kickstarter Discussion

Not only that. Kickstarter requires a working prototype before starting your campaign.
by Findecanor
09 Jan 2020, 03:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Looking for bag/backpack recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Looking for bag/backpack recommendations

Edit: I'm sorry I did not see that this was a necro. New user posting their first post to a necro threads are usually spam-bots, so they do look suspicious. My post: I use a relatively large shoulder bag of some generic brand, with laptop/paper compartment. I think that works better than a back-pack...
by Findecanor
08 Jan 2020, 18:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches

A box of 110 new unused Silent Red switches are only €40 otherwise, but the housings are not transparent.
https://www.reichelt.de/cherry-mx-devel ... 12402.html
by Findecanor
07 Jan 2020, 16:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside

You can do it with heat and peroxide. I've retrobrighted keycaps by heating the H₂O₂ solution in stages in the microwave until a sugar thermometer showed 70° C, Poured that over my keycaps and let sit covered. Then after a while, I poured the solution back into the heating container and repeated. Bu...
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2020, 21:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rub out secondary marks of keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Rub out secondary marks of keycaps

BTW, on some keycaps the print is laser-etched and then filled in with paint. Then, even when you have removed the print there is still an imprint left.
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2020, 21:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rub out secondary marks of keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Rub out secondary marks of keycaps

I would instead sell them to someone who appreciates them, and get new keycaps for the money.
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2020, 17:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Meterial for casing
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Meterial for casing

Lots of people have built "cases" that just consisted of a plate for the switches and a bottom plate, bolted together with standoffs in-between ("floating keys" and open to the sides). A "tray case" is similar but with walls rising from the bottom around the keyboard innards. You can find colourful ...
by Findecanor
06 Jan 2020, 17:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 1518

Re: suggestions for /dev/tty2 ?

I would put: • Alt Gr in the International Kit • Numpad R1 "CLR" in the Apple Kit. "Clear" on Macintosh is the same key as Num Lock on PC, but with a different meaning. The key is even called "Num Lock and Clear" in the USB spec. Vim/Emacs/Atom/Sublime etc. logos in the extra keyset, as Esc, CapsLoc...

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