Yellow Alps 60%

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26 Jan 2020, 07:06

Shortly after I built my Blue Alps 60% I was so happy with it I went in for the second run of Hasu PCBs. That was 4 years ago, and today I finally had that free weekend I was waiting for to build it. :lol:
Figured since its been a couple years I should probably post some pictures, so here goes:

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Switches are NOS Yellow Alps (from Blaise170's group buy a couple years ago)
Dell AT101W plate on a Hasu 60% Alps PCB
I wanted to use my second set of Alpine Winter keycaps but I didn't have enough Cherry mount alps stabilizers to support that, so I went with an Olivetti Tai-Hao set I had on hand.

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The whole Alps custom keycaps/plates/stabilizer ecosystem really sucks. I think the longest time spent on this was bending stabilizer wire, trimming and cutting alps stabs to get the spacebar functional.

I still need to pony up for a nice 60% Poker style case, but overall I am quite happy with how it turned out. Alps SKCL Yellow are quite delightful! Pretty similar to green SKCL. Might consider lubing them at some point, but I am content for now.

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One more for the collection.

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28 Jan 2020, 19:14

This is awesome! One of the many things I wanted to do was to make a 60% alps build as well. I found an XW60 PCB on taobao and used yellows as well with a PETG plate for some flexiness (tho the standoff in the middle kinda prevents that... Gotta take that off soon). The Olivetti caps are really awesome, TaiHao makes some solid alps caps. Here's mine.

Stabs are definitely the burden of doing more of these for sure. Hopefully someone can step in and make some good ones soon!

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28 Jan 2020, 19:22

Super nice, what a great looking board.

Could you do a sound test of it :)?

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