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by Maarten
26 May 2012, 23:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Replacing a poker's microcontroller
Replies: 27
Views: 3601

How about trying to jam a Chameleon in there? If you remove some parts from the board you can get it down to under 3.5mm in thickness.. sure something that small could be mounted inside any case?
by Maarten
23 May 2012, 10:22
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I'm looking for a good looking Monospaced Font
Replies: 68
Views: 9931

ripster wrote:No Helvetica?
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by Maarten
23 May 2012, 00:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1780
Views: 218465

I bet you could fly the Enterprise-A with a board like that... What a monster!
by Maarten
14 May 2012, 12:04
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [CANCELED] Wooden Filco MJ2 TKL Case
Replies: 95
Views: 8206

Im no soldering pro. It worked well for me, but if you want a connector just do it on your own. If you don't like the price don't buy it ;) (its a fair price for that work, trust me. If you order this from a normal joiner you have to pay much more.) First of all, some great products you have here! ...
by Maarten
11 May 2012, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Nyan Cat on poker es nono?
Replies: 9
Views: 1099

MyNameIsFinn wrote: I am done with poker.
Please feel free to donate your poker to me, ill promise ill do something awesome with it 8-)
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Long-term Storage of Salvaged Switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

To be brutally honest, i dont think its the moisture that keeps the rubber 'soft' over time but it will help prevent the metal parts from corroding ofc. Mostly rubber stuff we work with picks up fats and other stuff during use so as long as you keep using stuff itll last longer than when you store i...
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Long-term Storage of Salvaged Switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

If they dont have any rubber then storing dryer=better. So storing em with some moisture absorber in a closed container would not be a bad idea, but just keep in mind that on your desk they also hold out pretty decent and there's no reason why disassembly will make em deteriorate faster or anything ...
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 20:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Long-term Storage of Salvaged Switches?
Replies: 7
Views: 881

ALPS have rubber of some sort in em right?
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 18:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [collectionthread] diy-tenkeyless boards
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

I actually use function keys and numerals mixed quite a bit (mainly when working with Autodesks junk).. and that delete is a row 4 profile key so its indeed higher (which i dislike btw) but oh well, usually i just throw any random other proper profiled key on there cuz i type blind most of the time ...
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 17:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [collectionthread] diy-tenkeyless boards
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

Yes i indeed have the functions layered under the numerals, but the point is that when i have to use function keys alot then the numerals are not numerals anymore so those regular shift-chars also dissapear (so instead of $ youd get shift+F4).... long story short there's no way you can get single pr...
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 17:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [collectionthread] diy-tenkeyless boards
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

honestly, to me it seems you have the *perfect* layout on that board, provided you have some smart fn-hotkeys programmed in for the F-keys, Page-block and numpad; can't really imagine why you'd even switch away from it for anything? Mainly when working with function keys and numbers (esp. !@#$%^&*(...
by Maarten
08 May 2012, 16:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [collectionthread] diy-tenkeyless boards
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

Small boards like this will always stay a compromise, i built it to suit my preference best but i still swap back to a full-size every now and then when i have to do some programming or coding. For simply posting on fora or just playing games its pretty darn perfect for me.
by Maarten
06 May 2012, 22:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: all about custom keyboard controllers
Replies: 24
Views: 7731

by Maarten
05 May 2012, 00:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1780
Views: 218465

@maarten, once you get that chameleon and start opening her up again; please do get some more pics :) Well..... i replaced the controller yesterday and it was a HORRIBLE job! ill spare you the fine details but i had to cut almost every trace on my base-board and rewire the whole lot so it now looks...
by Maarten
04 May 2012, 16:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: [collectionthread] diy-tenkeyless boards
Replies: 25
Views: 3530

Does mine count as a tenkeyless?

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Ill shoot some more pics soon, its has a proper left shift now and i also swapped the guts for a chameleon yesterday so now she sits flat on the table as intended.
by Maarten
03 May 2012, 12:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chameleon info - Wiki page link
Replies: 4
Views: 927

mintberryminuscrunch wrote:and is there a cheaper way to get these than the Chameleon?
Yup, if you have reaaaaly good soldering skills and know your stuff you can go here; http://www.sprintek.com/order/Orderics.aspx and order just the chip!
by Maarten
03 May 2012, 12:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chameleon info - Wiki page link
Replies: 4
Views: 927

cactux wrote:Did you find the manuals in English?
Well depends on what you mean by a manual, if you mean the Sprintek datasheet then yes. If you mean something like 'this is how you wire this up' in proper English then no..... tho once you have the datasheet its not really rocket-science.
by Maarten
03 May 2012, 11:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Chameleon info - Wiki page link
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Chameleon info - Wiki page link

Hi all! After playing with my Chameleon for a bit i thought i might be a good idea to start a little wiki page on everything i learn; logo_small.jpg http://deskthority.net/wiki/Chameleon_keyboard_controller Please let me know what you'd like to know about the board and ill do my best to answer it in...
by Maarten
30 Apr 2012, 21:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Noppoo Choc Mini White issues :/ (photos added)
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Do you still have some good old cat5 network cable laying around? With wireless becoming so mainstream everybody has those somewhere, just destroy one of those and grab a little wire from that itll be plenty good enough and like said before wire it from any pad on one side of the break to any pad on...
by Maarten
30 Apr 2012, 11:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Noppoo Choc Mini White issues :/ (photos added)
Replies: 19
Views: 1978

Whomever tried to repair that track did a horrible job.... If you need someone to fix that for you but cant find anyone in the UK give me a shout, this is beyond any warranty.
by Maarten
28 Apr 2012, 00:03
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Dutch discussions
Replies: 14
Views: 9060

I could use the same opposite argument. :mrgreen: What would you rather have, a Chinese collector posting in Chinese, or not posting at all? Id like chinese to set up english based fora and talk to eachother in english so i can understand what everything is on about... I wont start shouting names b...
by Maarten
27 Apr 2012, 23:29
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Dutch discussions
Replies: 14
Views: 9060

In general dutchies will have better english skills than ze germanz, especially the younger generations. I for one will however always vote against any non-english sub fora for the very very simple reason that any knowledge shared there will be limited to the native speakers, if the knowledge is sha...
by Maarten
27 Apr 2012, 10:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space-cadet keyboard
Replies: 53
Views: 20581

webwit wrote:Image
That's the universal 'activate wormhole' symbol... everybody knows that.
by Maarten
25 Apr 2012, 19:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Maarten's custom cables
Replies: 24
Views: 3568

Wow, thats a pretty nice color match actually... Not perfect but i doubt you'll find anything closer color-wise ;)

I'm glad you like it, thank you for posting the pictures!
by Maarten
24 Apr 2012, 17:20
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Maarten's custom cables
Replies: 24
Views: 3568

No worries, i only ordered a couple of them black ones to try em out....
by Maarten
24 Apr 2012, 17:17
Forum: News
Topic: Leetgion Hellion Gaming Mouse: A mouse with MX Blue
Replies: 26
Views: 3063

Meh... i still vote Cherry for keyboards and Alps for mice;

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by Maarten
24 Apr 2012, 15:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Maarten's custom cables
Replies: 24
Views: 3568

Oh your Photoshop skills are absolutely correct, the size difference is actually pretty much neglectable once assembled but its the 'guts' that differ in size.... i just call em big and small plugs for myself not to mix em up when assembling, apologies for the confusion ;) IMG_8459 (Medium).JPG As y...
by Maarten
24 Apr 2012, 14:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Maarten's custom cables
Replies: 24
Views: 3568

I love that Blue cable marteen. Looks so clean :D Thanks for the compliment man! And ive actually had some requests for MOAR minimalism so i also stocked up on simple black USB plugs to match the mini ones. These are not fully shielded but i think that for people who dont need that its a really nic...
by Maarten
24 Apr 2012, 10:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1780
Views: 218465

I'm pretty sure he uses that keyboard to beat bears to death. I use it to demolish building actually..... i was angry at a mate a little while ago and kinda drunk i threw this very board at him and missed; http://blog.preservationnation.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/demolished-bldg-k-street.jpg Ke...
by Maarten
23 Apr 2012, 17:56
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 1780
Views: 218465

Two questions: 1. The thread is the "inside of a nut" if I understand this correctly so what does that mean for your drawing? Basically yeah, you could use the inside of a nut for this but i used those little things that you used to find on the sides of serial ports... cuz... well, i still had half...

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