Round 6: The Cappening

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Wodan
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19 Dec 2016, 20:28

Muirium wrote: Yeah. MX mount is so passé. When are we getting Topre and buckling spring? (I'd add beamspring, but their stock caps are what SA is trying to impersonate in the first place.)
Topre just adapted MX mount ...

And buckling springs alreads have perfect keycaps...

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Muirium
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19 Dec 2016, 20:48

We'll see. I'd like Topre to go MX mount across the board (including HHKB of course) but I suspect this is a low end thing for them. The next shoe to drop would be their own nice PBT caps changing mount. Count me skeptical until then.

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zslane

19 Dec 2016, 20:50

If Topre put MX mounts across their entire RealForce product line, the RF purists would scream bloody murder over the keycap wobble.

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Muirium
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19 Dec 2016, 20:52

You've got the RGB. Pray tell us more! It's not nice and tight now compared to the good old Novatouch rattle?

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Wodan
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19 Dec 2016, 20:55

zslane wrote: If Topre put MX mounts across their entire RealForce product line, the RF purists would scream bloody murder over the keycap wobble.
The MX mount is as good as any other. It's the sliders that wobble ...

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zslane

19 Dec 2016, 21:01

In terms of keycap wobble and upstroke noise, the RGB is no different from a NovaTouch in my view. In fact, the wobble feels no different to me than the MX pinks I am typing on right now. Of course, I have SA sets on both, and that may be exaggerating the wobble a bit.

But I'm not bothered by wobble as much as I am bothered by the upstroke noise. And as with the NovaTouch, that is easily solved with silencing rings. In effect, the RGB is just a very expensive, full-size version of the NovaTouch, with LED backlighting and a (slightly) configurable actuation point.

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Muirium
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19 Dec 2016, 21:04

Booger.

How level do the caps sit on the rgb? You've seen how uppy-doony SA looks on my Novatouch. The error tolerance was never as tight as a Realforce.

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Khers

19 Dec 2016, 22:14

DanielT wrote: Too bad these are SA ....
+1

However, our wallets thanks us for being of this opinion :maverick:

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

19 Dec 2016, 22:20

Man. 1800 and Space Cadet R6 were made for each other. Brilliant pics.

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zslane

19 Dec 2016, 22:53

Muirium wrote: Booger.

How level do the caps sit on the rgb? You've seen how uppy-doony SA looks on my Novatouch. The error tolerance was never as tight as a Realforce.
They all look perfectly level to me. At least within a tolerance I can't readily perceive.

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dorf

20 Dec 2016, 15:27

Blue/SPH on Filco...

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Menuhin

21 Dec 2016, 01:09

I want to know who has this (round 4) keyboard:

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Is it 7bit himself?

ocodo

21 Dec 2016, 01:19

Daylight shot of my Dolch-esque combo of Round6 alphanums and Modern Selectric.

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Menuhin

21 Dec 2016, 01:23

ocodo wrote: Daylight shot of my Dolch-esque combo of Round6 alphanums and Modern Selectric.
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With the black alu case, it looks kind of perfect... :shock:

ocodo

21 Dec 2016, 01:29

Muirium wrote: Yeah. MX mount is so passé. When are we getting Topre and buckling spring? (I'd add beamspring, but their stock caps are what SA is trying to impersonate in the first place.)
Do you know anything about the original manufacturer of the IBM SA caps? I'd always thought it was Comptec (and therefore SP by inheritance) ... Since Comptec wasn't around until 1983 they can't be the originals.

Love to know more of this history.

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Menuhin

21 Dec 2016, 02:23

Or hope this project works out to have some injection mold instead of 3D printing.

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rindorbrot

21 Dec 2016, 19:49

Menuhin wrote: I want to know who has this (round 4) keyboard:
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Is it 7bit himself?
Yes, that is 7bit's.

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Menuhin

21 Dec 2016, 23:37

rindorbrot wrote:
Menuhin wrote: I want to know who has this (round 4) keyboard:
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Is it 7bit himself?
Yes, that is 7bit's.
!!!
Antique desk, antique telephone, antique radio - all can serve modern functional despite its age.
Antique workstation - parsimonious package settings if that is for real modern use and not just a monitor stand.
Keyboard and mouse setup - someone with highly optimized ideals.
Desk faces the windows with blinds closed - overseeing with a touch of secrecy.

Now I am curious about how 7bit looks like. :geek:

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dorf

21 Dec 2016, 23:57

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dorf

22 Dec 2016, 00:02

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Ail

22 Dec 2016, 12:24

rindorbrot wrote:
Menuhin wrote: I want to know who has this (round 4) keyboard:
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Is it 7bit himself?
Yes, that is 7bit's.
Is that a custom keyboard? Never seen that before, I love it.

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Wodan
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22 Dec 2016, 12:26

Ail wrote: Is that a custom keyboard? Never seen that before, I love it.
Pretty sure that is a Tipro with staggered layout and two narrow side-Tipros.

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Ail

22 Dec 2016, 17:37

Wodan wrote:
Ail wrote: Is that a custom keyboard? Never seen that before, I love it.
Pretty sure that is a Tipro with staggered layout and two narrow side-Tipros.
Thanks!

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Wodan
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23 Dec 2016, 13:11

Inspired by 7bits amazing Tipro, I did my own Tipro variant:

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Please take a very close look at the amazing row profile of the Hyper7 kit! It is a DIFFERENT row profile than all the other Round6 kits! More details here:
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Menuhin

23 Dec 2016, 14:44

Can't think of the other use for the pos keys, though double MX black pos keys can be quite heavy to press.
My thinking is to swap in MX red or Gateron clear.
Of course if it is only a one-time dress up for the board then one shouldn't bother about swapping switches.

The R4 R2 (vs R4 R3) bottom rows setting on the Hyper7 is actually good for the thumbs.

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Phenix
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23 Dec 2016, 17:38

nice pics!
Does this mean I can get the leftovers
wiki/R6_leftovers
shipped in the next 2months?

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oknytt

23 Dec 2016, 18:25

You can only get the blue, sph, violett and cream for now. The other colours haven't been produced yet.

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copter
Last Man Standing

23 Dec 2016, 21:01

I liked from these pictures a lot, but then I noticed that Python handbook in one of them.. :mrgreen:

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Mad Dasher

25 Dec 2016, 00:51

And so dreams meet reality. Thank you 7bit! Happy Christmas!
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Bonus: some keys to finish a blend of Round 5 and SA Retro:
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zslane

25 Dec 2016, 01:41

What is that white case?

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