Post your keyboard/keycaps!

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.Citizenation

13 Feb 2017, 23:19

seebart wrote:
.Citizenation wrote:
seebart wrote: :o :oops:

Wow, you two seem to know each other...well. ;) :lol:
I'm talking about the keyboard bro, XD

When I met you in the summer.
I know...still sounds like a serious affair. :lol:
DT is serious 8-)

When I met you in the summer.

valniro

13 Feb 2017, 23:23

zslane wrote: Blues Traveller:
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Is it possible to know the PMK color codes used for this?

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zslane

13 Feb 2017, 23:54

valniro wrote:
zslane wrote: Blues Traveller:
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Is it possible to know the PMK color codes used for this?
BCT and BDJ.

I should point out, though, that BDJ is much closer in tone to BCT than it appears in my photato. If you want a really pale blue set, kinda like you see there, then go with BFE instead of BDJ.
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valniro

13 Feb 2017, 23:55

zslane wrote:
BCT and BDJ.
Awesome, thanks!

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zslane

13 Feb 2017, 23:56

Be sure to read my edited reply.

valniro

14 Feb 2017, 00:02

zslane wrote: Be sure to read my edited reply.
Yeah, actually I would have never said that the modifiers are blue. They look grey to me, maybe I'm just getting old.

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elecplus

14 Feb 2017, 21:06

Texas Instruments Low Profile keyboard, brown Alps.
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Double shot caps. Who was asking for brown Alps?

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Hypersphere

14 Feb 2017, 21:11

@elecplus: Interesting board! I am overspent this month already, but I recall XMIT saying he was looking for brown Alps.

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t!ng
Awake Sheep

14 Feb 2017, 21:44

My favorite keyboard for SA-keycaps, the G80-3000:
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alh84001
v.001

14 Feb 2017, 22:18

brown alps galore........that one should go fast :)

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

14 Feb 2017, 22:36

Hypersphere wrote: @elecplus: Interesting board! I am overspent this month already, but I recall XMIT saying he was looking for brown Alps.
Oh, thanks for remembering me! I'd like this one if it has tactile Brown Alps, but if it has linears someone else may have it. :mrgreen:

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ohaimark
Kingpin

14 Feb 2017, 22:44

Weird keycaps on that Alps board -- cool.

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Nuum

16 Feb 2017, 16:43

Just swapped some 60g springs from sprit into my USB-converted IBM 5140 with brown Alps switches. This reduced the stiffness quite a bit, so far it's much more pleasing to type on. I got a switch opener tool made based on mrbishops design. It doesn't work perfectly since the prong in the middle doesn't grip the stem of the switch (probably my fault), but it makes opening Alps much easier. I've got six more lying around and will ask mrbishop if it's ok to give them away.
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Edit: I just realized that the white balance is off quite a bit, sorry!
This is much better:
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Menuhin

16 Feb 2017, 18:59

Hope there is someone running an online shop in Europe like how elecplus does.

@Nuum
Those dye-sub (dye-sub right?) caps look gorgeous!
Does the lighter browns give your keystroke the roundness to feel like some rubber domes (e.g. Topres)?

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Nuum

16 Feb 2017, 19:15

Yup, dyesubs! And I didn't even need to rip this off an IBM 5140, it came as a replacement unit.

From my limited experience with Topre I would say it comes very close! I love those switches now, previously they were a little bit too much on the stiff side.

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emdude
Model M Apologist

16 Feb 2017, 19:30

I am surprised swapping springs into the 5140, and 60g ones (unless this is a different metric being used) incredibly, actually did anything to lighten the switches. The original springs are supposed to be very light to begin with, I believe E3E tested them at ~50g with a coin test. The majority of the stiffness should be coming from the tactile leaf.

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Nuum

16 Feb 2017, 19:41

Hmm, maybe the force slope is different or maybe Alps changed the spring weight somewhen. I'm not sure whether the spring weight that Sprit gives is the actuation weight or the bottom out weight but i suspect the last.
If I press an unchanged brown Alps switch against those with 60g springs, the ones with 60g springs give way first. Also they definitely feel distinctly lighter.

I can post a photo of both springs next to each other tomorrow.

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emdude
Model M Apologist

16 Feb 2017, 19:46

That's very interesting, I've always wanted to somehow reduce the stiffness of the brown Alps in my keyboard but I thought it wasn't possible. I'll definitely have to consider getting new springs and trying it myself..

EDIT: Pics would be appreciated!

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Menuhin

16 Feb 2017, 20:06

emdude wrote: That's very interesting, I've always wanted to somehow reduce the stiffness of the brown Alps in my keyboard but I thought it wasn't possible. I'll definitely have to consider getting new springs and trying it myself..

EDIT: Pics would be appreciated!
Actually there has been a belief that the weight of Alps switches very much depend on the leaf springs (and its material and its bending angles etc) instead of the springs under the stems.

Whether Nuum is experiencing some placebo effect can only be told by the measurements from a key switch force curve gauge. I do think there should be some difference in weight after swapping the springs, but it is unknown to me (or have it been discussed already?) in an Alps switch how much or what aspects of the weight / tactility is determined by the leaf springs and what and how much is determined by the coil springs.

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Nuum

19 Feb 2017, 14:34

Maybe HaaTa could measure it with his switch gauge thingy.

@HaaTa: Have you measured Alps switches with different springs to find out whether the spring makes a big difference in switch weight?
If not, I could send you one brown Alps with 60g, 65g, 70g and the original spring if you want. Or maybe someone from the US could give you some switches and springs since it would make shipping more worthwhile.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

24 Feb 2017, 15:41

One of my projects:
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I need to adjust the alt keys and the keycaps in front can't be pressed fully because the spacebar stabilizer wire and mount is in their way, but I will find out a solution.

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gogusrl

24 Feb 2017, 15:44

I think you forgot to turn on the light.

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hypkx
Chasing the Dream

24 Feb 2017, 16:56

gogusrl wrote: I think you forgot to turn on the light.
Better? :D
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fruitalgorithm

24 Feb 2017, 18:12

Matias Ergo Pro has new cables with angled plugs
Matias Ergo Pro has new cables with angled plugs
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Matias Ergo Pro has new cables in the new revision from 2017. The retractable cable has angled plugs and there's a second short cable included.

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HAL

25 Feb 2017, 00:29

Treated myself to an in between X-Mas and Easter present: Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash
So without any further ado:
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atrere

25 Feb 2017, 04:52

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A Chryon Max! with MX Clears and a Bondwell B200 with MX Blues. The Chyron is steel, top plate to bottom plate. It's more solid than an XT.

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alh84001
v.001

25 Feb 2017, 14:02

atrere wrote: [attachment=2]The Chyron is steel, top plate to bottom plate. It's more solid than an XT.
:o
Sweet jeebus, how much does it weigh?

atrere

26 Feb 2017, 04:42

Twenty pounds, according to the shipping manifest.

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

26 Feb 2017, 09:33

atrere wrote: Twenty pounds, according to the shipping manifest.
Haha that's brilliant atrere, let's see some pictures of that Chyron plz. What a beast. :o :P First time I've seen a 3 1/4 Floppy integrated into a 122. :shock:

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DarKou

26 Feb 2017, 16:22

Hello,

My actual daily keyboard :

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GH60 PCB (from falbatech)
Plate mounted
MX HHKB
Wood case
EnjoyPBT keyset (Russian layout)

Switchs :
- MX Green (Esc, Control, Enter, FN)
- MX Vintage Brown for other keys

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