Alps Appreciation

ntv242ver2

30 Mar 2021, 23:15

Toothpick is really old fashion now guys, just buy alps opener, or print one. It saves you so much time and trouble.

I had this printed here, credit to monksoffunk, for like 4 empire money and it has worked like a charm.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3275433

check it out
https://imgur.com/a/Kjupqfh

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fohat
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30 Mar 2021, 23:28

This type works great and, from the looks of that video, is far easier to use.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPS-Switch-Op ... Sw1W5eeRn5

motoko

31 Mar 2021, 00:33

That ebay one is the one I got but that homebrew one looks amazing. I don't have a fucking 3d printer, though.

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ddrfraser1

31 Mar 2021, 15:54

fohat wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 23:28
This type works great and, from the looks of that video, is far easier to use.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPS-Switch-Op ... Sw1W5eeRn5
Thanks for the tip. Just bought one.

Now what to do with all these damn cocktail sticks... :?: Hors D'oeuvres at my house later?

motoko

31 Mar 2021, 20:36

They're still useful when positioning the springs!

ntv242ver2

31 Mar 2021, 22:19

yeah not my intention to point out which opener is better than which. I just had mine 3DP for cheap from a lad here in the UK, and it works so well. But i have heard good thing about the other model as well.
ddrfraser1 wrote:
31 Mar 2021, 15:54
fohat wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 23:28
This type works great and, from the looks of that video, is far easier to use.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ALPS-Switch-Op ... Sw1W5eeRn5
Thanks for the tip. Just bought one.

Now what to do with all these damn cocktail sticks... :?: Hors D'oeuvres at my house later?
sounds lit, may i join?

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apb

01 Apr 2021, 00:17

I don't know if matias switches belong in this thread, but I just got a matias quiet pro mini (or some other convoluted name) and I've gotta say, it's kinda crappy (I paid 30 bucks locally plus gas, toll, etc). I doubt there's much comparison to damped SKCM ALPS which I have yet to try. I prefer my HHKB in terms of more quiet tactile switches and greatly prefer orange ALPS to either of the aforementioned switches. Really hoping the covid dies down so I can go to meetups and try more boards.

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Muirium
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01 Apr 2021, 00:27

Well, you got what you paid for at least.

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TNT

01 Apr 2021, 00:58

Don't like Matias too much either. Except for some reason their linears (the red ones), but with the dampeners removed. They feel so different compared to the rest of the Matias bunch. Superlight and supersmooth, but still "ALPS"-feel linears. If it wasn't for their reliability issues, I'd have already decked out a board with em.

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zrrion

04 Apr 2021, 18:05

Some variety in ALPS cap colour:
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Left to right:
SKFF Cannon: white on dark grey
SKCC Cannon: cream on brown (or is it a warm grey?)
SKCC Heath/Zenith: white on grey, sometimes these have the same legend as the others, sometimes its this wider, thicker legend style
SKCC pingmaster: black on white
SKCC something: black on cream. I've had multiple of the board that this cap came from and they were both the same colour so it isn't yellowing its just tan

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Muirium
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04 Apr 2021, 18:09

They all have charm. The second one (more warm grey than full brown, it’s too pale) has a great vibe. But the third wins because LEGEND!

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Thorogrimm

04 Apr 2021, 18:22

zrrion wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 18:05
Some variety in ALPS cap colour
Those are almost art. They're designed so well and look clean af

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Go-Kart

04 Apr 2021, 18:35

Yup, they're all beauties. Got to be the Black on Cream for me though.

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Spockmaster

07 Apr 2021, 03:16

I've been using the Dell with pine whites for a week now and I love it so much I've even stopped rotating through my keyboards like I normally do (though I'll probably go back to that soon since I like the variety.) I think I like this even more than my Model M.

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NeK

07 Apr 2021, 04:08

Spockmaster wrote:
07 Apr 2021, 03:16
I think I like this even more than my Model M.
:shock: :shock: :? oh no that phrase, opened the Pandora's box!

j/k

Clicky ALPS are indeed a pleasure (when in a good condition).I certainly prefer them over any other Clicky ones.

motoko

07 Apr 2021, 05:24

I felt typing on an M too heavy after using Oranges. Currently in process of click-modding mine, too, for the extra tactility and sound.

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doomsday_device

11 Apr 2021, 17:01

not a big fan of small boards but this one is for sure very lovely.
cant really make my mind about the switches before actually being able to use the board but i can see why people would like/dislike them.
best part for me is surely the very dull/thocky sound, almost wooden.
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Muirium
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11 Apr 2021, 17:25

The VideoWriter is almost a classic layout. Just short a few mods to be totally usable. Curse you spaaaaacebar! But pretty, aye.
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motoko

11 Apr 2021, 17:25

A real beaut, there. What a position for your nav keys, though :D

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doomsday_device

11 Apr 2021, 17:45

Muirium wrote:
11 Apr 2021, 17:25
The VideoWriter is almost a classic layout. Just short a few mods to be totally usable. Curse you spaaaaacebar! But pretty, aye.
may plan is to map capslock to ctrl anyway and that should solve the issue for my needs :)

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