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Building one of my dreamboards

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 11:12
by derzemel
I finally managed to get my hands on a TX-1800 case. I had a Leeku 1800 wich I was saving for almost a year and a Nixdorf keyboard, so here are 2 teasers:

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And this is the way my desk looked in the past 4 days:

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Also, I knew I was going to use this small vice to cut and bend stab wires sometime. It saved me from a lot of headaches with that wire:

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Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 12:11
by Chyros
Noice! The lighting looks really cool in the Nixies :) .

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 12:32
by DanielT
Ha! I see you have an Antex soldering iron too, those are great for the price, I was able to solder even SMD without any issues.
Now waiting to see the complete board :D

Unread postPosted: 03 Jan 2017, 12:34
by derzemel
DanielT wrote:Ha! I see you have an Antex soldering iron too, those are great for the price, I was able to solder even SMD without any issues.
Now waiting to see the complete board :D

well, I got the idea to buy one from you :P

Re: Building one of my dreamboards

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 11:25
by derzemel
It is done (potato instagram picture):


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Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 11:52
by DanielT
It looks damn fine !!! The caps are a combo of WoB with Dolch Mods ? It looks really good :)

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 11:57
by seebart
Very nice work derzemel!

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 12:08
by ramnes
Nice! Did you change the springs?

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 12:55
by derzemel
DanielT wrote:It looks damn fine !!! The caps are a combo of WoB with Dolch Mods ? It looks really good :)

yes, WOB and OG Dolch mods.

I would have used full WOB, but I do not have the 6 keycaps that work on the 1800 profile (that is why you see the 1u FN instead of 0):
R1 - Del, End, PgDn
R2 - numpad Minus (-)
R3 - 1u 1800 numpad Plus (+)
R4 - 1u 1800 numpad 0

I need to find these keycaps :cry:

BTW, in the end I used clip-on stabilizers instead of screw ones. I had an old cherry 1000 around that had these clip on stabs made out of a softer plastic than the Nixdorf ones, which made them quieter actually. Also, I avoided the headaches of screws shorting out pads :))
seebart wrote:Very nice work derzemel!

Thank you!
ramnes wrote:Nice! Did you change the springs?

No, original Nixie springs. I like them more than lighter springs and heavier springs are too heavy. Anyway, the plate supports switch-top removal, so I can change them anytime I want.

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:14
by DanielT
I have to look in my bags with keycaps, I recall I have some WoB 1800 stuff, and considering the fact that I use only 60% you can have them :) Just have to dig in the box, I have to do some cleaning anyway :?

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:15
by derzemel
Also, my girlfriend took a picture of me while I was working on it (i thought that she was curios what I was doing). I am very proud of this image :D

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Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:16
by derzemel
DanielT wrote:I have to look in my bags with keycaps, I recall I have some WoB 1800 stuff, and considering the fact that I use only 60% you can have them :) Just have to dig in the box, I have to do some cleaning anyway :?

I would do very dirty things to you and for you for those keycaps
Spoiler:
like, wash you car, change your oil, clean your yard, paint your house, kiss your ass...

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 14:10
by DanielT
For these :roll:
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Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 14:16
by derzemel
DanielT wrote:For these :roll:
Spoiler:
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Yay :D :mrgreen: :D

(see you on PM :D )

Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 18:37
by derzemel
hehehe... it's so nice to be living in a city with other keyboard enthusiasts.

Thank you very much DanielT!!!

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Unread postPosted: 04 Jan 2017, 18:51
by DanielT
You're welcome ! ;) A 60% user has no need for numpad caps :D

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2017, 13:42
by Orpheo
Very beautiful keyboard and very nice to see that king of gesture! Great DT community :)