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seebart
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03 May 2018, 14:50

Blaise170 wrote: The Wildcats board is really special to me because it was my favorite sports team growing up. Unicomp still sells both blue on white alphas as well as blue modifiers if you want to build it yourself, it just won't have the Kentucky icons on it. Apparently Unicomp hasn't changed their dyes in 20 years, the F1 key was missing and I just got my replacement yesterday. I special ordered it with "dark blue" and PANIC and it matches perfectly (other than the black dye compared to the white legends of the others.
There's some serious money on merchandise, in Germany we got tons of soccer stuff that I'm not into one bit.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

03 May 2018, 17:12

Completed almost all of my keyboards.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

03 May 2018, 17:22

I plan on pretty much being done with the hobby so to speak at the end of 2018 where I'll have the following:
  • ◦ Gamdias Hermes GKB-2010 (Cherry MX Red)
    ◦ Massdrop Ctrl (Halo Clear)
    ◦ Varmilo VA87MR (Cherry MX Gray)
    ◦ Sharp X68000 (Alps SKCL Green)
    ◦ Sharp X1 (Alps SKCL Green)
    ◦ Matias Laptop Pro (Matias Quiet Click)
    ◦ NEC PC-8801mk II SR (Alps SKCM Blue)
I might make some changes later such as adding MX mount sliders to the Matias, but that is still just a thought at this point.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

03 May 2018, 21:51

Blaise170 wrote: I plan on pretty much being done with the hobby so to speak at the end of 2018 where I'll have the following:
  • ◦ Gamdias Hermes GKB-2010 (Cherry MX Red)
    ◦ Massdrop Ctrl (Halo Clear)
    ◦ Varmilo VA87MR (Cherry MX Gray)
    ◦ Sharp X68000 (Alps SKCL Green)
    ◦ Sharp X1 (Alps SKCL Green)
    ◦ Matias Laptop Pro (Matias Quiet Click)
    ◦ NEC PC-8801mk II SR (Alps SKCM Blue)
I might make some changes later such as adding MX mount sliders to the Matias, but that is still just a thought at this point.
I have a similar plan, btw nice collection 8-) .
I sold all keyboards that I dont use and nearly all the other stuff.

My current collection so far:
  • Finished:
  • YAS62 (Gateron Red)
  • GH60 C (vintage Blacks with 62g Springs)
  • Redscarf III (Gateron Red)
  • IBM 5251 Beamspring (Xwhatsit and Solenoid)
  • Leopold FC660C (KBDfans Sliders)
  • Not finished
  • IBM SSK (Xwhatsit and Solenoid - needs a replacement Xwhatsit)
  • Apple M0110A (Gateron Yellows, Xwhatsit and Solenoid - current state is: everything needs to bew wired up)
  • Stuff from GBs
  • F62 reproduction
  • Rama M10
I think that is all what I want, maybe a small keyboard with some of the new low profile mechanical switches to try them out.

heymark

04 May 2018, 06:41

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Yesterday was fun :)
:oops: where this wob HBI from?

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Nuum

06 May 2018, 17:05

Just built my KBDFans KBD8X with some German Dyesubs and 60g Skidata MX Clears. The right Shift and Fn are from Enjoy PBT and unfortunately don't exactly match the Cherry dyesubs (color and font). Does anybody know a good source for keys that match the original better?
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Now on to learning how to program it, it is supposed to be QMK compatible.

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

07 May 2018, 22:55

heymark wrote: :oops: where this wob HBI from?
I cheated

most of the board is from a NOS G80-11900HAMIT, I just added GMK mods where needed.

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Laser
emacs -nw

09 May 2018, 23:22

Kaihua Box Pale Switches, Satan PCB, lubed stabilizers, LeandreN HHKB plate, Pok3r case, dye-sub PBT SA (kbdfans) keycaps. The keyboard feels great, reminds me of clicky Space Invader switches. This will be my ... "prose writing" keyboard ! Uhh, I mean, typewriter :)
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heymark

10 May 2018, 08:58

mike52787 wrote:
heymark wrote: :oops: where this wob HBI from?
I cheated

most of the board is from a NOS G80-11900HAMIT, I just added GMK mods where needed.
OK,but never seen G80-11900HAMIT.

heymark

10 May 2018, 09:03

Nuum wrote: Just built my KBDFans KBD8X with some German Dyesubs and 60g Skidata MX Clears. The right Shift and Fn are from Enjoy PBT and unfortunately don't exactly match the Cherry dyesubs (color and font). Does anybody know a good source for keys that match the original better?
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Now on to learning how to program it, it is supposed to be QMK compatible.


Use GMK HADapter/9009 1.75icon shift like mine is using 2.25 shift.
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Nuum

10 May 2018, 09:15

I tried that, but the font of doubleshots looks just too sharp compared to the dyesubs. Also I'm worried of the ABS yellowing and then again it wouldn't match the dyesubs.

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Myoth

10 May 2018, 14:21

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Decided to get this beast out, I like it a lot :D

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

10 May 2018, 16:08

heymark wrote:
mike52787 wrote:
heymark wrote: :oops: where this wob HBI from?
I cheated

most of the board is from a NOS G80-11900HAMIT, I just added GMK mods where needed.
OK,but never seen G80-11900HAMIT.
I bought it on ebay, I had never seen one before either.

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RaleghDirat
Prisoner of Technology

21 May 2018, 22:44

Changed to this beauty some weeks ago and now showing some pics and typing sample...
- 58 keys keyboard from Siemens T1000 teleprinter via teensy2 (or pro micro);
- 6,3 mm switch travel!
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RaleghDirat
Prisoner of Technology

23 May 2018, 15:58

and another colorful update:

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cucgach

27 May 2018, 18:21

Handmade wooden case & Zealious 65g
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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2018, 15:11

Whenever I am trying out a new national layout or (or customizing one), this is the keyboard I test it out with:
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IBM Model M XXK.
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Note the homing bars under... er... X and X.

I went for blank mods because there's no universally accepted set of icon-only legends for all of them (F keys excepted, of course).

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scottc

10 Jun 2018, 16:37

I have so many questions. Why would you bother with a full set of X alphanum keys? Did you custom order them? If so, why not just go blank?!

If not, do you own enough Model Ms to make a full keyset out of Xes?!? Did you have to custom, order Xes with homing bumps?!?

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Wodan
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10 Jun 2018, 16:46

Seeing all these Xs makes me wonder what Sasha Grey is up to these days

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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2018, 17:01

scottc wrote: I have so many questions. Why would you bother with a full set of X alphanum keys? Did you custom order them? If so, why not just go blank?!
I did try blanks first, but it just wasn't good enough: in order to learn how to touch type a new national layout, I needed a keyboard that would be actually unhelpful. I considered several letters (a full set of Z keys, or N keys, or half and half F and J), and in the end I decided X was the best for this task.
scottc wrote: If not, do you own enough Model Ms to make a full keyset out of Xes?!?
Don't I wish. :mrgreen:

I bought them (the keycaps, that is).

scottc wrote: Did you have to custom, order Xes with homing bumps?!?
Yes. Those two are a custom order, made by Unicomp.

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scottc

10 Jun 2018, 17:05

Well. I can't claim to understand it but can't fault your dedication.

I'd love to see a whole Model M with question marks on every key. :lol:

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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2018, 17:09

Wodan wrote: Seeing all these Xs makes me wonder what Sasha Grey is up to these days
I could have gone with the letter S, instead (for Silvia Saint), but that letter is too positive around here to serve the intended function here. I did consider using the letter N or the letter Z (and even going half and half with F and J), but in the end, I felt X was the best option.

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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2018, 17:17

scottc wrote: Well. I can't claim to understand it but can't fault your dedication.

I'd love to see a whole Model M with question marks on every key. :lol:
I only considered alphabetic keycaps because other symbols would have required custom ordering ALL caps, making this project a tad too expensive. Then again, if I ever do this with a symbol, I'll probably choose U+2716 (✖). :)

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kokokoy

11 Jun 2018, 05:08

DSA Galaxy Class
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Laser
emacs -nw

17 Jun 2018, 21:15

The case of the rosewood case
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Spoiler:
The spacebar is upside down on purpose :P

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RaleghDirat
Prisoner of Technology

05 Jul 2018, 10:41

Some more custom keyboards... :D

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Felion

12 Jul 2018, 15:37

My latest build:
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KBD661, MX Silent 72G SPRiT (Lubed), Band-aid Genuine Cherry-Stabs, Carbon SA

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zslane

12 Jul 2018, 19:22

Wow, that looks great!

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mark201200

13 Jul 2018, 19:46

Here's my Battleship

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here's a prettier picture
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mark201200

13 Jul 2018, 19:47

mark201200 wrote: Here's my Battleship

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here's a prettier picture
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I also have a Model M, an M2, AEK, AEKII but i don't have any pics

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