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Hypersphere

27 Jul 2020, 19:37

@funkmon: Even the F62 has two superfluous keys, but the F107 is beyond the pale (although at least it stopped before going all the way to 122). I do, however, like the look of widescreen-format keyboards (and I have to admit that I have an F107 in my collection, waiting to be restored and converted to USB).

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ddrfraser1

13 Aug 2020, 00:59

This was a build that just worked. Not a lot of forethought went into this. I was just bored, had a lot of ingredients laying around and this is what came out. Didn’t even know what keycaps I was gonna use til 10 minutes ago.

Ducky Shine 7 with lubed hako clears, lubed stabs, tire balance weights added to case for extra heft and sound and drawer liner on the inside. I give it a 9.5 out of 10 just because the switches feel excellent but not amazing. Very enjoyable to type on.

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The bottom of the case is black, I think I’ll spray paint it white.

Edit: aaaand my wife just stole it. Not joking. Sigh... at least I get my BKE modded realforce back. 😏

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ddrfraser1

13 Aug 2020, 01:12

funkmon wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 18:54
So, regarding the XT being the best keyboard IBM ever made, I must concede that I may have spoken too soon. While I do consider the XT to be the best of the traditionally available Models F floating around, I just tried an F107. It turns out these are better.

The keyfeel and build quality of the XT put it above the 122 and AT, in addition to the keyboards derived from it, like the Bigfoot and so on, but the F107 feels like an XT, but weighs as much as the sun, and also you can use it with a virtually modern layout. Indeed, the layout may be the best of the Fs, because you can use Windows and Context Menu keys, unlike even a Model M.

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Unfortunately it means you might have to buy a bigger desk.
I'm stoked you got one!

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phinix

14 Aug 2020, 23:02

This model was my first mechanical keyboard 8 years ago. Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid, mx blacks.
This one has mounted Forsty Flake controller, so I can program it! :D

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

15 Aug 2020, 00:04

phinix wrote:
14 Aug 2020, 23:02
This model was my first mechanical keyboard 8 years ago. Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid, mx blacks.
This one has mounted Forsty Flake controller, so I can program it! :D

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Aside from the keycaps, I could see myself using that board as a daily driver. Neat how it has a custom controller that allows you to do so much with it. Like a Wyse in hip clothing. :lol:

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depletedvespene

18 Aug 2020, 01:38

kmnov2017 wrote:
12 Jul 2020, 00:34

Also I'd suggest everyone to try pandrews QMKs for beamspring and model F. The days of buggy xwhatsit firmware and commonsense is over for good....
Weeeell... I'm really interested in loading it up on my F107, so...

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ddrfraser1

18 Aug 2020, 02:29

depletedvespene wrote:
18 Aug 2020, 01:38
kmnov2017 wrote:
12 Jul 2020, 00:34

Also I'd suggest everyone to try pandrews QMKs for beamspring and model F. The days of buggy xwhatsit firmware and commonsense is over for good....
Weeeell... I'm really interested in loading it up on my F107, so...
Hmm, agreed. Hadn't thought of that.

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niceguyeddie

21 Aug 2020, 09:43

I just started with mechanical keyboards and really like this Compaq. There ist just something about the trackball, the form factor and the red Compaq logo that appeals to me. I got it for dirt cheap, cleaned it as best as I could (it was heavily neglected by the previous owner - dirt and scratches included) and added some black keycaps I harvested from a defunct G80-3000. I really like how the project turned out!
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ddrfraser1

21 Aug 2020, 22:31

Add to the above, his little brother which I just finished building.

NYM96 with blueberries.
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M9HM

26 Aug 2020, 16:00

Hi guys, first time posting something.
I just received in the mail my very own IBM model M, and its going to be my daily driver for now on. (I will post pictures once its clean and ready, right now needs some love).

But I wanted to show you some things I have done.
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this one was a really cheap gaming board I turn into a wooden monster with spray painted keycaps. It has the weirdest switches ever (mx blue super clicky clone, called Jilate). Heres is a side view of it.
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then I did this for my sister, using a Acer 6312 (they grow on trees here in Spain, you can find them for free everywhere).
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and, finally, another gaming board (this one with otemu reds) that used to be mine (now my friends first mechanical) and I turned into this purple rgb nightmare
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I guess that what I do is not very orthodox, but I enjoy the projects and the different ways I can customize something are endless, and its not just "I buy this kit, and choose the keycaps and I call it custom".

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Tritian

01 Sep 2020, 00:04

Hello all, here is my Model M:

Guts: IBM Model M 1391401
Case: Lexmark Industrial Case circa 1995, new old stock from Unicomp
Badge: 3D printed black IBM badge from a Deskthority user
Keycaps: IBM Model M13 White on Black keycaps, new old stock from Unicomp

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M9HM

01 Sep 2020, 16:13

Tritian wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 00:04

cool as hell! The badge looks great!

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depletedvespene

01 Sep 2020, 16:26

M9HM wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 16:00

then I did this for my sister, using a Acer 6312 (they grow on trees here in Spain, you can find them for free everywhere).
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Morí con la tecla "GRITAR". :lol: :lol: :lol:

M9HM

01 Sep 2020, 21:40

depletedvespene wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 16:26
M9HM wrote:
26 Aug 2020, 16:00

then I did this for my sister, using a Acer 6312 (they grow on trees here in Spain, you can find them for free everywhere).
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Morí con la tecla "GRITAR". :lol: :lol: :lol:
Al ser para mi hermana, y sabiendo como se enfada conmigo, iba a necesitar esa tecla XD

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sharktastica

09 Sep 2020, 11:29

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

09 Sep 2020, 16:57

I love that red braided cable in the portable! You might have just inspired me to keep mine and not sell it :P

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JP!

14 Sep 2020, 22:49

Recent acquisition of Model M with custom key caps used with a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).

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Tritian

18 Sep 2020, 03:00

nice caps! sweet iconography

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zrrion

18 Sep 2020, 06:08

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Yasu0

18 Sep 2020, 16:36

RG no B. Been using this for a couple weeks.
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Jesseg

20 Sep 2020, 08:59

Reuters G80-3000 WKL ANSI with MT-3 Doubleshots and modded Gat Yellows.
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M9HM

14 Oct 2020, 11:17

I ordered a few keys from Unicomp and now both my model M and model F are completed. I put a couple accent blue keycaps (including the PANIC buttons for the esc keys).
The "portable" F has not yet been converted, but my teensy comes today on the mail and I will integrate it inside the cable hole, with a 3d printed cover that will have the USB female exposed and hopefully the LED indicators for lock keys. Then I will get one of those fancy braided cables in blue so it goes with the whole theme.
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John Doe

Yesterday, 14:31

As record incase they go somewhere in future.
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ddrfraser1

Yesterday, 14:47

This shit is sports illustrated for keyboards ^

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