Random keyboards, lovingly photographed

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Muirium
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13 Dec 2014, 10:52

seebart wrote: hey thanks, I'm very much into IBM too but every once in a while I need a little something else.
With an avatar like that, you'd think so!

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There's a lot of switches out there that I like, too. Clicky NMB, Montereys, Topre, damped Alps. IBM's the main course, but the others make for a richer meal.

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pexon

14 Dec 2014, 14:07

A quick and dirty snap of my HHKB after rescuing her, after so much wear on the Mini USB port, eventually, it came clean off, bringing some of the solder traces with it too, I managed to get the board working again by soldering the port with ribbon wire directly to the contacts.

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Laser
emacs -nw

15 Dec 2014, 10:02

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Low profile, common mount, black Alps.
Feels almost like my mx browns with 65g, but a just little smoother and just a little heavier.
It looks like the Datacomp DCK-84B from Ascaii's collection:

http://www.kbdmania.net/xe/photo/5280475

(mine doesn't have any info sticker on the back, otherwise looks the same)
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scottc

15 Dec 2014, 11:10

Oooh, interesting little board. Similar enough to my Monterey K110. I'm no fan of the black ALPS in my Dells, but maybe these are nicer. Nice. :)

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Laser
emacs -nw

15 Dec 2014, 11:17

Yes, typing is surprisingly smooth. :)

pcaro

17 Dec 2014, 10:43

What a pretty keyboard! Where can I found a case like that, please?
photekq wrote: Took some more tonight. The multicoloured reflections of the aluminium are beautiful [and not edited in] :

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seebart
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17 Dec 2014, 11:09

photekq wrote: Took some more tonight. The multicoloured reflections of the aluminium are beautiful [and not edited in]
I would never assume that you "edit anything in" photekq! Great detail there. Keep it up.

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seebart
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18 Dec 2014, 15:14

Focus FK-2002 High Screen branding new in box Alps SKCM White
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Nuum

18 Dec 2014, 15:15

I love those RGB mods!

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seebart
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18 Dec 2014, 15:27

New vintage RGB mods noless Nuum! My other Focus FK-2002 has the same doubleshots but blue Alps. This one has the dust cover though which is pretty useless.

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snoopy

20 Dec 2014, 16:09

not sure if this has been already posted somewhere, but here's a nice video from clickykeyboards with a lot of model m pics (and even a ssk somewhere in between)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er5ud95blvo

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seebart
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21 Dec 2014, 13:59

turns out the metal leafs of my MICRO SWITCH SW-10591 make for a fun foto subject:
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mr_a500

21 Dec 2014, 18:03

I never thought I'd see "naked cage" used when talking about keyboards. I just Googled "naked cage" images and that was a bad idea.

In that first photo, what's the difference between 4C, 5C and 11C?

I think I like the second photo best.

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seebart
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21 Dec 2014, 18:19

mr_a500 wrote: I never thought I'd see "naked cage" used when talking about keyboards. I just Googled "naked cage" images and that was a bad idea.

In that first photo, what's the difference between 4C, 5C and 11C?

I think I like the second photo best.
well I did not know what to call it! I don´t know what the right technical term is. Dorkvader or HaaTa probably know. I noticed those numbers too. Again for lack of knowledge I cannot tell you, sorry.

ok Dorkvader called them metal leafs in my Micro Switch thread which makes sense. It´s not a "cage" anyway. :?

Here is my NIB AEK2 with the Cyrillic keycaps:
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seebart
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31 Dec 2014, 17:13

my almost restored naked IBM 3104 terminal keyboard:
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mr_a500

31 Dec 2014, 17:25

I like that. You should take a bunch of photos of that, varying angles and lighting. I'm sure you can make an interesting Deskthority header.

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seebart
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31 Dec 2014, 17:51

Thanks, in that shot I like the way the light hits those round holes in the barrel. I allready took about ten shots of that, I liked this one the best so far. I´m kind of bored with the photographic options/ angles etc. a keyboard gives me. That´s really why I started shooting open keyboards. I need to get a good marco lens. Mine is not good enough for super detail shots like photekq sometimes posts. Yeah I guess I have some shots that might work for DT headers.

mr_a500

31 Dec 2014, 18:01

Your "naked cage" might work as a header too. I just did a test crop that looked fine.
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seebart
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31 Dec 2014, 18:05

looks good but don´t call it "naked cage" please! :lol:

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Muirium
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31 Dec 2014, 20:51

I like patterns. Put it in the right thread so we can click to preview, eh!

What's wrong with a naked cage? Some people have a lot of fun under lock and key…

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seebart
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31 Dec 2014, 21:19

I'll post them in the right thread. Let's not get into SM stuff here Mu!.[emoji86]

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Madhias
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06 Jan 2015, 20:27

Here are some pictures from my SSK sales thread, but also one or two which are not there! inb4 learn to whitebalance :)

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seebart
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09 Jan 2015, 11:10

Playing around with my macro lens and this IBM 1389278:
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scottc

09 Jan 2015, 11:13

Those are nice high-heels but they're no naked cage. ;)

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seebart
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09 Jan 2015, 11:15

Those are nice high-heels but they're no naked cage. ;)
how right you are! Some photo subjects just offer less than others. ;)

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Madhias
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10 Jan 2015, 21:12

seebart wrote: Playing around with my macro lens and this IBM 1389278:
The caps are great, especially those PF.. ones. And E-Lö :)

I started cleaning my 3278 beamspring, and made some pictures of course. Nothing done yet, but i like that click sound and tactile feedback so much, that it truly is the best switch ever made - or at least it feels like the best switch for me. But much too loud for this flat we have currently...

ALSO WHERE ARE MY ROUND 5 CAPS :x Every time i see and now even feel such spherical caps, i can't wait for my Round 5 order. The bump in the F and J key of these beamspring caps feels like the dirtiest things you could imagine when touch typing keyboard caps.

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What is or was CURSOR BLINK for? Turn on or off the blinking cursor?

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seebart
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10 Jan 2015, 21:35

great shots Madhias! The last two are my favorite. Those old keyboards are more photogenic! ;)

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Hypersphere

11 Jan 2015, 00:58

Here's my new favorite, a KBP V60 Matias Quiet Click mini keyboard fitted with dye-sub PBT alpha caps from an IBM 5140 and blank black mods from Matias:
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seebart
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11 Jan 2015, 21:31

my vintage unkown:
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LLRnR
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12 Jan 2015, 01:08

Even though my photo skills suck, I can assure you I do love my brand new Unicomp :P It's my second mechanical keyboard and my condition is aggravating... My first mechanical is a Logitech G710+ with MX Browns and I'm planning to get an IBM Model M soon, as well as a TKL WASD v2 with MX Blues and no legends printed on the keys. And then I'll stop, I swear. :mrgreen:
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