Post your keyboard/keycaps!

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Prelim

11 Jul 2015, 22:18

ahh, that looks also good... I'll paint my black top-case to white instead ;)

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Pompom58

11 Jul 2015, 22:33

Good idea ;)

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photekq
Cherry Picker

11 Jul 2015, 23:13

That looks lovely pompom! Congrats :) Did you mod the switches?

chanlol

12 Jul 2015, 07:54

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Pompom58

12 Jul 2015, 08:54

photekq wrote: That looks lovely pompom! Congrats :) Did you mod the switches?
Not yet, but probably vintage blacks with a Leeku PCB in the future!

THAT is a lovely keyboard chanlol, it looks like the keyboard of my dreams!!!

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jou

13 Jul 2015, 13:14

Finished this in the weekend: my first 60%
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wlhlm
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13 Jul 2015, 13:42

Alps 60%? Nice! :mrgreen:

Did you build it using Hasu's PCB?

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jou

13 Jul 2015, 14:32

Yep, it's Hasu's PCB with the plate from a Dell AT101 where I enlarged the backspace and right shift mounting holes to fit the additional keys.

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HzFaq

13 Jul 2015, 14:35

Great looking board. Exactly what I'm planning on doing with mine, only ISO.

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DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

13 Jul 2015, 14:54

Nice board :) I see some Dell caps there like on my board. It's a very powerful board :)

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jou

13 Jul 2015, 15:10

It's a true frankenboard :D

- Plate, modifiers & space bar from an AT101
- Command (right shift) & arrow down (FN) key from a M0118
- Alpha keys from an Acer rubber dome
- Switches from an AEK2

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jou

13 Jul 2015, 15:23

And if someone's wondering about the raised "Application" key: That's the "FN lock" key with a locking switch underneath for when I need arrows or F1-F12 for an extended period, e.g. going through emails or sessions in the debugger

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DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

13 Jul 2015, 17:18

I have also used the plate off a Dell but even if the short shift and pinky Fn are something I love in all my other 60%'s I just couldn't bear the thought of having weird caps on the keyboard, my OCD needs a clean look :) I envy you for your courage ;)

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jou

13 Jul 2015, 20:50

I need both Esc and backtick on a regular basis, so putting either of them in a layer wasn't really an option for me… So I thought if I need to modify the plate anyways, I might as well try this pinky Fn thing :)

After a day of use, I found the off profile Command key annoying enough that I'm now using a 1.5U cap for right shift until I can find a 1.75U one…

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Madhias
BS TORPE

17 Jul 2015, 08:50

Round 5 caps and a Bro Caps Zombro!

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snoopy

17 Jul 2015, 09:21

perfect match concerning colors!

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Madhias
BS TORPE

17 Jul 2015, 09:26

Yep, black & red and white! Height is also OK, but would not use on this position...

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JustLiQuiD

19 Jul 2015, 18:12

Deep Space @JD-40 :)

thanks again pasph

portable setup (to do: shorten cable and sleeving)
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DanielT
Un petit village gaulois d'Armorique…

20 Jul 2015, 04:21

Very nice ! What kind of cable/adaptor have you used for the keyboard? I'm interested in doing the same thing.

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JustLiQuiD

20 Jul 2015, 07:08

Thanks. Currently i'm using the Apple Lightning to usb adapter and some standard mini usb to usb cable.

chanlol

21 Jul 2015, 05:21

TX1800& enjoyPBT dye sub
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CRi

22 Jul 2015, 19:26

I just bought a Triumph Adler Gabriele 7700L typewriter to scavenge the keycaps.
It was on sale near my home, I bought it for 15€ :o

They're AZERTY layout from Belgium which is what I use daily... but not all key match the actual BE layout :cry:
I tried to convert to QWERTY but then I have troubles when I get back to AZERTY :roll:
But finding a ISO FR-BE set seem very hard...

The typewriter:
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A free MX black inside :mrgreen:
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I disassembled the key caps:
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And temporarily mounted them on a cheap G80-8200LPDDE that I have:
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They need some cleaning though, when I'll have a bit of time.
I plan to mount them on the TKL I'm trying to build... :roll:

What do you think, is this an interesting find?
I found some more on local auction sites, if someone wants a set :)

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gogusrl

22 Jul 2015, 20:17

I want a QWERTY set. All I can find around here are QWERTZ.

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Ray

22 Jul 2015, 20:34

The only thing I don't like about my TA set is the absense of homing indicators. But I like the looks. ;)

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seebart
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23 Jul 2015, 12:58

Nice TA set CRi! You cannot do better than that for €15. My newish Topre toy:
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Khers

23 Jul 2015, 14:45

Padprint? Do all 660C have the capacitance formula on the case? Slightly nerdy, I like it!

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Madhias
BS TORPE

30 Jul 2015, 22:49

Tad Williams' books have a perfect height for repairing Model Ms (my wooden construction is not here, as always: the tools I need are not were I need them)! Anybody read Tad Williams? And not only Tolkien?

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I bought a full sized Model M found at a local craig list, in very good condition, almost no rivets broken (I counted only two, and the rest could not break off easily), German language, for my fathers birthday, I hope he likes it. I know that chances are low he will actually use it, but at work he could type on it just for a day as a show-off for the colleagues - "hey, this guy is bad-ass typing on this clunky old keyboard". He is journalist, and we always had a lot of typewriters at home.

A good backpack is the one were a full sized Model M fits perfect inside:

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Prelim

30 Jul 2015, 23:15

great model M sleeve ;)

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yobinad
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31 Jul 2015, 18:48

Update

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Prelim

31 Jul 2015, 22:27

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