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by Zombimuncha
21 Dec 2017, 18:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Plum Nano75 Electrastatic Capacitive Bluetooth RGB Keyboard
Replies: 389
Views: 37629

Really love this layout, but would miss having the arrows on the 'front' layer. It should have an option so that if you tap an arrow key it's an arrow (on upstroke) and if your chord it with another key its a mod. OK you lose the 'contextMenu' key but I don't care about that key. Also very keen to h...
by Zombimuncha
31 Aug 2017, 11:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Topresque
by Zombimuncha
22 Aug 2017, 15:52
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Uncommon Vocabulary
Replies: 60
Views: 3285

Conflagration
by Zombimuncha
13 Jul 2017, 11:09
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

Mine arrived this week too. I've only tried them on Matias switches so far, but they don't seem ridiculously tight. I don't think shaving the stems will be necessary. One thing I'll say is that it much more obvious with DSA profile how bad a job I did of bending my stab wires, compared to DCS. Some ...
by Zombimuncha
03 Jul 2017, 23:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

How about something like this? messy_plate_even_smaller.png Please disregard the extra stabilizer holes, and one extra screw mount hole in the middle of the plate - there's a bug with the custom polygons feature of the builder, I can clean it up later. So does this kind of setup have any advantages ...
by Zombimuncha
26 Jun 2017, 08:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

If you really want bluetooth/ble it would add quite a bit of time to your keyboard build if someone has not done the work for for the micro you use. using a well developed firmware and going straight usb would be the quickest road to success and support when things don't make sense. However if you ...
by Zombimuncha
24 Jun 2017, 22:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

OK, here's my plate: fixed-plate-smaller.png SVG: switch_-doubleAlps-cd18b2a59e1bbe0b1f50f4e5e2c3e491d22d0a4e.zip The stabilizer arrangement is based on this concept - credit to Edgar Matias . The idea is that it will let me use normal Alps caps, or those made by Signature Plastics, which have MX-st...
by Zombimuncha
24 Jun 2017, 17:54
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

The nice thing about this is that it's forcing me to stop being lazy and get on with finishing the design for my custom - otherwise the cash sunk into keycaps would be wasted.
Thanks matt3o!
by Zombimuncha
22 Jun 2017, 09:33
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

Still in stock after almost a day!
Well I got my order in. Who else?
by Zombimuncha
20 Jun 2017, 12:14
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

I'd still prefer Tai Hao's caps that dont break due to improper engineering. And if you're keen on DSA (eww), surely Alps compatible china clones with proper stems can't be that far off. Yeah, I was quite surprised to find out I liked DSA, at a meetup. I guess the cheap(ish) china DSA Alps clones d...
by Zombimuncha
10 Jun 2017, 10:51
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

Well, SP would either have to redo all their ALPS molds or pay laborers to cut the corners off every single keycap. Frankly, I don't see them spending the $$$ to do either. In that case, I honestly don't see why they would sell a product that is obviously inferior to something like Tai-Hao (no mean...
by Zombimuncha
09 Jun 2017, 18:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Wingklip wrote: TBH Looks like you can still make it a few centimeters smaller lol
I left a decent size margin for error with the dremeling out the single piece of wood for the top case. If it goes well I might shave down the sizes a bit.

Just realized it looks a lot like Ye Olde ZX Spectrum. LOL.
by Zombimuncha
07 Jun 2017, 19:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

You would have to get your hands dirty whatever method you choose. There is no easy way. There seems to be a bit of info about it on Adafruit's web site. I would start there. Well there's "dirty" and then there's " dirty ". Configuring keymaps and whatnot doesn't sound scary at all, but writing ent...
by Zombimuncha
07 Jun 2017, 12:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

I can't find the comment you are referring to, but I suspect that the problem is that under Arduino , some pins would be devoted to special purposes instead of being GPIO pins. The place where he says it only has 15 free pins is about 2/3 or the way down the linked article (on medium.com). Based on...
by Zombimuncha
07 Jun 2017, 10:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Question: can I use the Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE for this layout? I need 14 + 6 = 20 (or at least 9 + 9 = 18) pins for my matrix. The board looks like it has enough pins, and the product description says it has 20 GPIO pins, but this guy says it only has 15.
by Zombimuncha
07 Jun 2017, 10:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

That is if it will fit on your desk with the addition of a laptop or books and stuff (Assuming that you are in uni or studying or doing some kind of work at home) I have plenty of vertical space on my desks at home and office. A design goal with this is to minimize use of horizontal space, for bett...
by Zombimuncha
06 Jun 2017, 19:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hello! And advice needed on metal cased TKL board...
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Try contacting Varmilo directly, details here https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84796.0
...to see if they have the high profile Alu cases in stock, or if not, when.
by Zombimuncha
05 Jun 2017, 21:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Tinkercad of my top case design. http://i.imgur.com/w4G09mo.png Any obvious problems so far? I'm thinking I'll use a flat clear acrylic sheet for the base, mount the plate onto that with standoffs, then slide the top case down over that, and screw it to the base at the four screw holes shown above.
by Zombimuncha
19 May 2017, 11:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Let's learn Electronics together!
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Thanks for this. Just posting so I can find the thread more easily when I have some spare time :)
by Zombimuncha
10 May 2017, 09:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fucking Neon Meme (and Dark Meme) Switches... Xeroxes, man
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Chyros wrote: Bezel bezel.
You've torn your flex.
by Zombimuncha
08 May 2017, 14:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Help me design my first ever custom keyboard!

Hi, Please help me design my first ever custom keyboard. There are things known, and things unknown. Things Known: * SKCM White. I have the switches already. Keycaps also are a solved problem. * Layout is "Nano75" The same as the eponymous Plum and Noppoo boards. http://i.imgur.com/KCtE4iO.png * Arr...
by Zombimuncha
27 Apr 2017, 14:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Alps vs Blue Alps
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

I prefer whites. I tried Chyros' KB101 at a meetup and was quite disappointed. It's rather boring and lacking in personality, and a bit too light. It was very loud in there tho, so I didn't get to compare the sound properly. Supposedly blues and whites are the same weight but the whites somehow fee...
by Zombimuncha
26 Apr 2017, 11:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: White Alps vs Blue Alps
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

I prefer whites. I tried Chyros' KB101 at a meetup and was quite disappointed. It's rather boring and lacking in personality, and a bit too light. It was very loud in there tho, so I didn't get to compare the sound properly. Supposedly blues and whites are the same weight but the whites somehow feel...
by Zombimuncha
26 Apr 2017, 10:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ALPS Switch Modding
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

I never noticed any sluggishness on any Matias switches, either stock or modded. Are you sure you're not talking about some dusty old OG Alpses?

The sprit springs do ping a bit more than stock, but I think that's just because they're new.
by Zombimuncha
23 Apr 2017, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Poll - Caps and Controll swapping
Replies: 24
Views: 695

I tried it just because my FC660M has a dipswitch for it. I fairly often find myself needing to do a sequence lick Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Shift-V, or similar. With Ctrl up next to A, I needed to release Ctrl before I could hit Ctrl+Shift together. That's a whole extra keystroke. That I'm never getting back. J...
by Zombimuncha
23 Apr 2017, 21:43
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

macintosh bottom row 1x1 windows / meta / os keys ( bottom row) split backspace keys( ~`and |\ num row keys ) 1.5 backspace ( or whatever size |\ on ANSI is ) Split right shift and its respective keys BIG ASS ENTER!!!! 101 sized control and alt keys control replacement for caps lock Good point - Ma...
by Zombimuncha
23 Apr 2017, 21:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: ALPS Switch Modding
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Apologies for replying to a thread-necro, but this is relevant to my interests. tkim are you saying you liked the half-damped feel? (clack on the downstroke, damped on the upstroke) I tried this with Matias Click switches and just could not get used to it. I even kept it that way for several months ...
by Zombimuncha
22 Apr 2017, 22:40
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

What sort of stabilizers will these key caps have? Signature Plastics key caps with Alps stems tend to have Cherry MX stems on the outsides of the stabilized keys, for Cherry or Costar stabilizers. They tend *not* to have the hollow rectangular insert that classic Alps style stabilizers use. This d...
by Zombimuncha
22 Apr 2017, 20:36
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

vivalarevolución wrote:
Zombimuncha wrote: Amazing.
My suggestions for special keys: Alps "mountain" logo, and "glider" symbol, that were also used in the DCS Infinity set.
Hey, that's my kitchen counter!
Thanks for the photo, V.
by Zombimuncha
22 Apr 2017, 19:19
Forum: News
Topic: Prepare your Alps!
Replies: 111
Views: 8183

Amazing.
My suggestions for special keys: Alps "mountain" logo, and "glider" symbol, that were also used in the DCS Infinity set.
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