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CountNoctua

15 Aug 2019, 23:27

My first custom keyboard. Color scheme chosen to match my computer. Tada68 PCB, Tofu 65% Case (Chocolate), DSA Coffee House keycaps, and Novelkeys/Kailh Creams switches. Normally prefer tactile, but these are very smooth switches.

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zslane

16 Aug 2019, 19:08

Wow, that's beautiful!

kmnov2017

27 Aug 2019, 20:55

Here's my entire IBM family:

From top to bottom:
IBM 3101 Beamspring (1983)
IBM F XT 1985
IBM F 3178 BlueSwitch 1984
IBM Model M 1990
IBM Model M122 1990
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Missing members:

IBM SSK (Anybody generous enough for a donation ?)
IBM F107
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ZedTheMan

27 Aug 2019, 20:59

kmnov2017 wrote:
27 Aug 2019, 20:55
Here's my entire IBM family:

From top to bottom:
IBM 3101 Beamspring (1983)
IBM F XT 1985
IBM F 3178 BlueSwitch 1984
IBM Model M 1990
IBM Mode M122 1990

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Missing members:

IBM SSK (Anybody generous enough for a donation ?)
IBM F107
Oh nice!
Here's mine. Many are still works in progress.
Is the 3101 Beamspring converted with Xwhatsit or Commonsense? If Commonsense, mind sending me a PM with how you have that configured/your wiring?
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kmnov2017

27 Aug 2019, 21:13

Both the 3178 (blueswitch) and 3101 (commonsense) have been converted with commonsense ...

niveker2

05 Sep 2019, 10:00

Share some Hipro keycaps. :)
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CountNoctua

05 Sep 2019, 10:13

Mmm. Approve of the color scheme.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

05 Sep 2019, 19:39

CountNoctua wrote:
05 Sep 2019, 10:13
Mmm. Approve of the color scheme.
Same here, even if its not my ideal layout :D

PancakeMSTR

06 Sep 2019, 00:54

The Collection (most of it, at least)

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Scarpia

06 Sep 2019, 22:55

PancakeMSTR wrote:
06 Sep 2019, 00:54
The Collection (most of it, at least)

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Oh my, that’s a nice collection. What are the TKLs at the front?

PancakeMSTR

07 Sep 2019, 00:24

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Scarpia wrote:
06 Sep 2019, 22:55
PancakeMSTR wrote:
06 Sep 2019, 00:54
The Collection (most of it, at least)

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Oh my, that’s a nice collection. What are the TKLs at the front?
Left is a Realforce R2 TKL, Right is a Phantom TKL with Gateron Reds in a TEX aluminum case.

mcmaxmcmc

08 Sep 2019, 11:10

Image Here's most of my collection over just about a year into the hobby. I'd say my collection is quite decent! :D If you have any questions, ask away!

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CountNoctua

08 Sep 2019, 11:50

What's the board with the yellow and white caps in the center?

mcmaxmcmc

08 Sep 2019, 12:02

CountNoctua wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 11:50
What's the board with the yellow and white caps in the center?
That's the Shimadzu FKB-1A, a Tactile Fujitsu Magnetic Reed board. I think I have the only FMR board with a case :lol:

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vometia
irritant

08 Sep 2019, 12:53

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 12:02
CountNoctua wrote:
08 Sep 2019, 11:50
What's the board with the yellow and white caps in the center?
That's the Shimadzu FKB-1A, a Tactile Fujitsu Magnetic Reed board. I think I have the only FMR board with a case :lol:
I was wondering the same thing! I thought it looked (very) vaguely reminiscent of an Acorn Electron, almost like a prototype. But given how controversial its switches are I probably shouldn't think that out loud!

husnulhamidiah

09 Sep 2019, 12:21

blighty wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:48
I wasn't sure what i'd think of the MDA profile, but I figured since the "big bone" set had a 5.5u spacebar that fits the NIZ 84 keyboard, I figured I'd give the profile a shot.
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The MDA caps are about the same height as enjoyPBT caps. I like the flat sculpted profile, but some keys are not consistent in their profile. The enter, backspace, and the larger shift keys are slightly higher profile that other keys in their perspective rows, while other mods like the tab, capslock, and 1.75u shift are the correct/same profile as the rest of the row.

edit: profile of the caps seemed off because of the NIZ mx/topre sliders. Caps on a board with cherry stabs and mx switches, all is level. Maybe it's the newness of the profile, but MDA is rather nice to type on. Not better than cherry profile, but different in a good way.

The convex bottom row and the tall F row keys feel great, and look okay. For whatever reason, on the 1.5u control keys, they spelled it "contrl," so I doubt I'll be using this set on any 1.5 boards. I'll probably just let the caps live on the NIZ board.

edit: NIZ board is kind of blah compared to typing on my LZ ergo...

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what keycaps is this?

Olunwan

10 Sep 2019, 14:40

CountNoctua wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 23:27
My first custom keyboard. Color scheme chosen to match my computer. Tada68 PCB, Tofu 65% Case (Chocolate), DSA Coffee House keycaps, and Novelkeys/Showbox Creams switches. Normally prefer tactile, but these are very smooth switches.

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wow, it looks very nice. is this plastic? resembles a bit of wood.
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blighty

11 Sep 2019, 00:48

husnulhamidiah wrote:
09 Sep 2019, 12:21
blighty wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 20:48
I wasn't sure what i'd think of the MDA profile, but I figured since the "big bone" set had a 5.5u spacebar that fits the NIZ 84 keyboard, I figured I'd give the profile a shot.
niz84mdabigbone.jpg

The MDA caps are about the same height as enjoyPBT caps. I like the flat sculpted profile, but some keys are not consistent in their profile. The enter, backspace, and the larger shift keys are slightly higher profile that other keys in their perspective rows, while other mods like the tab, capslock, and 1.75u shift are the correct/same profile as the rest of the row.

edit: profile of the caps seemed off because of the NIZ mx/topre sliders. Caps on a board with cherry stabs and mx switches, all is level. Maybe it's the newness of the profile, but MDA is rather nice to type on. Not better than cherry profile, but different in a good way.

The convex bottom row and the tall F row keys feel great, and look okay. For whatever reason, on the 1.5u control keys, they spelled it "contrl," so I doubt I'll be using this set on any 1.5 boards. I'll probably just let the caps live on the NIZ board.

edit: NIZ board is kind of blah compared to typing on my LZ ergo...

lzergomdabig.jpg
what keycaps is this?
MDA Big Bone
https://www.melgeek.com/products/mda-bi ... 0946445376 (although i bought them off of Kono.store, melgeek wasn't a site when the buy was went live i think).

The top row is the R0 "f row kit," the bottom row is the "convex kit," the 2.25u and 2.75u space bars are from the "space key 2 kit," the 1u space keys are from 2 "space key 1" kits, "." key above the space is from the "numpad kit," the stepped "caps lock" key are from the "modifiers extension kit," and the rest of the keys were from the "base kit."

I'd definitely jump on the next buy that offers the convex kit again. I'm still rocking this set on the Ergo, because the convex row is so comfortable on the thumbs when hitting the bottom row. I suppose it helps that on the convex kit they used "CTRL" instead of "CONTRL" for the control key, so I don't keep thinking about if they had spellcheck... :lol:

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CountNoctua

11 Sep 2019, 01:42

Olunwan wrote:
10 Sep 2019, 14:40
CountNoctua wrote:
15 Aug 2019, 23:27
My first custom keyboard. Color scheme chosen to match my computer. Tada68 PCB, Tofu 65% Case (Chocolate), DSA Coffee House keycaps, and Novelkeys/Kailh Creams switches. Normally prefer tactile, but these are very smooth switches.

Image
wow, it looks very nice. is this plastic? resembles a bit of wood.
Case is aluminum, caps are plastic (Signature Plastics/Pimp My Keyboard). The PBT keycaps have a nice texture to them, but not wood (wood keycaps with those colors wood - uhhh, would - be nice, though).

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AJM

15 Sep 2019, 14:32

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A NCR H0150-STD1-01-17 keyboard (for NCR Decision Mate IV or V)

The build quality and the feeling of the "RAFI RS 76 M" switches (orange) are nothing to write home about, but I really like the look of these keycaps. They're quite thin, but otherwise they wouldn't fit over the switches.

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