Post your keyboard/keycaps!

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zrrion

30 May 2020, 01:23

if we're posting boards on the scale I submit my ALPSaver:
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5lb 11oz, which is roughly 2.6 kg

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JP!

30 May 2020, 01:41

ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 01:09
Naughty


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I like it. Reminds me of a brass plate or even a bit like the color of the zinc plated beamspring plates. I have a couple plates I want to have professionally done but haven't settled on the color or the type of paint yet.

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ddrfraser1

30 May 2020, 02:59

Myoth wrote:
30 May 2020, 01:13
ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 01:09
JP! wrote:
30 May 2020, 00:28


Can we get nudes? Would love to see more of that bling plate.
Naughty


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holy shit that is gaudy

Well yeah but it’s hidden under keycaps so it just looks like a brass plate

John Doe

30 May 2020, 15:02

Spent 6 hours to finish this, I'm tired now :cry: :cry:
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but excited aswell


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ddrfraser1

30 May 2020, 15:41

Nice. That sounds about right. I’ve thought of putting a full sized BS on mine but keeping the BAE

kelvinhall05

30 May 2020, 15:44

ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 15:41
Nice. That sounds about right. I’ve thought of putting a full sized BS on mine but keeping the BAE
Heh, if I ever get an F AT, BAE is staying but I am going to add full-size backspace.

John Doe

30 May 2020, 16:04

kelvinhall05 wrote:
30 May 2020, 15:44
ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 15:41
Nice. That sounds about right. I’ve thought of putting a full sized BS on mine but keeping the BAE
Heh, if I ever get an F AT, BAE is staying but I am going to add full-size backspace.
Forgive my ignorance, may I ask what's BAE? :shock:

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depletedvespene

30 May 2020, 16:06

"Big Ass Enter" — the enormous Enter key that the F AT introduced to the world and keeps on living, despite it deserving to die already.

kelvinhall05

30 May 2020, 16:17

depletedvespene wrote:
30 May 2020, 16:06
"Big Ass Enter" — the enormous Enter key that the F AT introduced to the world and keeps on living, despite it deserving to die already.
Heh, BAE is great, the real problem is that most keyboards tend to pair it with a tiny backspace :)

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depletedvespene

30 May 2020, 16:28

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29 May 2020, 20:16
ddrfraser1 wrote:
29 May 2020, 18:22
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2.59kg in 21st Century units! ;)
And 2.59 kg in 19th Century (*) units as well... which is precisely the point.


(*) (late 18th Century, if we get really pedantic)

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depletedvespene

30 May 2020, 16:30

kelvinhall05 wrote:
30 May 2020, 16:17
depletedvespene wrote:
30 May 2020, 16:06
"Big Ass Enter" — the enormous Enter key that the F AT introduced to the world and keeps on living, despite it deserving to die already.
Heh, BAE is great, the real problem is that most keyboards tend to pair it with a tiny backspace :)
That is indeed the true sin of the BAE: the 1U Backspace.

Not that it fully excuses the BAE from taking an excessive amount of space in the alpha block, which should be used for more keys.

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sharktastica

30 May 2020, 22:13

If only I had a kishsaver to fill the gap...
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depletedvespene

30 May 2020, 22:26

sharktastica wrote:
30 May 2020, 22:13
If only I had a kishsaver to fill the gap...
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This reminds me of...

John Doe

31 May 2020, 06:37

zrrion wrote:
30 May 2020, 01:23
if we're posting boards on the scale I submit my ALPSaver:
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5lb 11oz, which is roughly 2.6 kg
Hi, zrrion, would you mind sharing the detail about the adaptor?

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zrrion

31 May 2020, 06:59

it is not an adapter, it is a handwired type situation

John Doe

31 May 2020, 07:02

That means replacing the controller with teensy or sort of directly?

Fkazim

31 May 2020, 12:16

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This is my daily driver ISO modded, floss modded and lightened spacebar IBM Model F AT. The modifiers are the Unicomp RGB set. The red WASD are also Unicomp caps. The alpha keys are from a terminal Model M and so are the num pad keys. Hope you guys like it.

Here is a sound demonstration of my IBM Model F AT before I got all the custom caps.

Link to video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NPbfjpYlUTk

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mcmaxmcmc

02 Jun 2020, 07:07

Fkazim wrote:
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This is my daily driver ISO modded, floss modded and lightened spacebar IBM Model F AT. The modifiers are the Unicomp RGB set. The red WASD are also Unicomp caps. The alpha keys are from a terminal Model M and so are the num pad keys. Hope you guys like it.

Here is a sound demonstration of my IBM Model F AT before I got all the custom caps.

Link to video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NPbfjpYlUTk
Shame the Thai legends are quite worn :/ As a Thai person myself, I'm conflicted in using the WASD keys without the Thai legends being on there too. Nice numpad legends though, though it's kind of weird of the symbols being on just 3, 4, and 8 :lol:

Fkazim

02 Jun 2020, 10:07

The Thai legends are not that worn. It's just my bad photography skills :lol:

Here is a better picture hope that better shows the Thai sublegends.
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John Doe

03 Jun 2020, 15:32

Data General 6246 keyboard, clicky and Chinese-custom version? Two keys left and right the spacebar each and big enter.

First time found this, no specific model cause the illegible label, but in good shape after clean and 3D legs replacement.
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mcmaxmcmc

05 Jun 2020, 02:29

Fkazim wrote:
02 Jun 2020, 10:07
The Thai legends are not that worn. It's just my bad photography skills :lol:

Here is a better picture hope that better shows the Thai sublegends.

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Ah, the different colors! Yeah, Thai IBM caps in general are really weird...

So far I've owned three Thai Model M sets, knowing at least 3 more colors/types exist...

Thai IBM stuff is a thing to be reckoned with, hahaha :lol:

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ddrfraser1

15 Jun 2020, 17:34

Taking this unique guy out for a spin.

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kelvinhall05

15 Jun 2020, 17:56

ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:34
Taking this unique guy out for a spin.


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So many questions...is it like, a painted Omnikey Ultra? But it has winkeys, and I thought only the last 101-key Omnis could come with those...whaaa :lol:

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ddrfraser1

15 Jun 2020, 19:12

kelvinhall05 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:56
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:34
Taking this unique guy out for a spin.


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So many questions...is it like, a painted Omnikey Ultra? But it has winkeys, and I thought only the last 101-key Omnis could come with those...whaaa :lol:
Nope, it's not painted. It's a black case. I has a nice black metal back plate as well. It's called the Creative Vision Technologies (CVT) Avant Stellar keyboard. Serial number 7008177 same as Northgate Omnikey Ultra 117.

kelvinhall05

15 Jun 2020, 19:17

ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 19:12
kelvinhall05 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:56
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:34
Taking this unique guy out for a spin.


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So many questions...is it like, a painted Omnikey Ultra? But it has winkeys, and I thought only the last 101-key Omnis could come with those...whaaa :lol:
Nope, it's not painted. It's a black case. I has a nice black metal back plate as well. It's called the Creative Vision Technologies (CVT) Avant Stellar keyboard. Serial number 7008177 same as Northgate Omnikey Ultra 117.
Hm, that does sound familiar...doesn't northgate bob have some for sale?

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ddrfraser1

15 Jun 2020, 20:50

kelvinhall05 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 19:17
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 19:12
kelvinhall05 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:56


So many questions...is it like, a painted Omnikey Ultra? But it has winkeys, and I thought only the last 101-key Omnis could come with those...whaaa :lol:
Nope, it's not painted. It's a black case. I has a nice black metal back plate as well. It's called the Creative Vision Technologies (CVT) Avant Stellar keyboard. Serial number 7008177 same as Northgate Omnikey Ultra 117.
Hm, that does sound familiar...doesn't northgate bob have some for sale?
Could be. Not sure.

EnthusiastDude

19 Jun 2020, 19:32

ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:34
Taking this unique guy out for a spin.


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The keycaps are really nice, where are those from?

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ddrfraser1

19 Jun 2020, 19:51

EnthusiastDude wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 19:32
ddrfraser1 wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 17:34
Taking this unique guy out for a spin.


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The keycaps are really nice, where are those from?
Big mix, mostly Tai-Hao dolch but some are from Matias.

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ddrfraser1

20 Jun 2020, 20:09

niveker2 wrote:
05 Sep 2019, 10:00
Share some Hipro keycaps. :)

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Where do I get these?

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E3E

20 Jun 2020, 20:51

ddrfraser1 wrote:
20 Jun 2020, 20:09
Where do I get these?
They are from the Realforce model 108UG-JS ZH0400. The 108UW ZH0300 comes with cream alphas and grey modifiers (same tone as these). These are JustSystems promotional limited edition models which come with the red modifier keys.

There are also vintage OEM model keyboards from Topre that have these caps. Most famous example being the Nissho KB106DE, but there's also the Juki and Hatsuko models along with others.

These are all rather hard to source now and the demand is such that you can expect to pay a lot. Pre-late 2017, these weren't so expensive. Now they're typically in the high hundreds (700+ USD) into low 1000 range, depending on the market.

The cheapest ones you can get are the US market 104UG (no sublegends, all grey), the standard model JIS 108UG (no sublegends, all grey), and the Korean market 104UK (ANSI, cream alpha, grey mod, korean hangul sublegends).

These are not cheap either, and as production has ceased for them, the prices won't stay low. Expect around 270+ on average for the US model, around the same for the JIS, and the 104UK a bit higher. Expect a lot of price variation on places like eBay.

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