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Offline F13

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 11:36:38 »
Looking forward to this getting to GB.

My one concern is the Shift key. The centred fat shift symbol just looks strange to my eyes - although I appreciate the design challenge to keep the caps roughly in line with the Pingmaster.

Would it be more consistent with the Enter key to have the shift mod with the text 'Shift'? I would even be happy to pay for alternative Shift keys if you added them as an option in the kitting.

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #51 on: Thu, 29 April 2021, 07:17:01 »
ayy 6u bar, just what I was looking for! NICE

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 29 April 2021, 13:16:16 »
OK Who cares if I don't have alps anymore.  iwill still try to buy it
because it is a really good option for alps keycaps

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Offline OneWithNothing

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 03:33:16 »
I'm so excited to get this set! I will happily buy extras if needed to satisfy the GB. Great work!
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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #54 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 21:02:04 »
will this have support for keyboards that use alps/costar style stabs?

Offline DetectiveNio

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #55 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 21:04:31 »
will this have support for keyboards that use alps/costar style stabs?
they have mx stabs stems

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #56 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 21:06:47 »
will this have support for keyboards that use alps/costar style stabs?
No they have mx stabs stems

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RIP. I was looking at these caps to replace the pad printed abs ones on my at101w but these don't have support for costar/alps style stabs.

Offline OneWithNothing

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 12:46:56 »
will this have support for keyboards that use alps/costar style stabs?
No they have mx stabs stems

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RIP. I was looking at these caps to replace the pad printed abs ones on my at101w but these don't have support for costar/alps style stabs.

Hey dude, these are 3D printable and convert the MX-style stabilizer hole on the bottom of the newer keycaps so they can accept alps and costar stabs. Hope this helps, and you'll support the GB!

https://www.stlfinder.com/model/alps-stabilizer-insert-for-tai-hao-dolch-and-dell-at101w-3AD6QnJP/2544510/
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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #58 on: Sun, 09 May 2021, 19:30:53 »
will this have support for keyboards that use alps/costar style stabs?
No they have mx stabs stems

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RIP. I was looking at these caps to replace the pad printed abs ones on my at101w but these don't have support for costar/alps style stabs.

Hey dude, these are 3D printable and convert the MX-style stabilizer hole on the bottom of the newer keycaps so they can accept alps and costar stabs. Hope this helps, and you'll support the GB!

https://www.stlfinder.com/model/alps-stabilizer-insert-for-tai-hao-dolch-and-dell-at101w-3AD6QnJP/2544510/

ooh wait, that sounds very very interesting. add support for at101w and i'm in! can't wait to get rid of the crappy abs keycaps on the at101w

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 17:55:24 »
Happy to have found this IC (especially now that hineybush's DCS Alps-mount WoB has been officially put on hold)!!!
Definitely in!

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Kits and Colors
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 17 May 2021, 18:39:54 »
I like it
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Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Shift Legend + 40s support
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 11:21:18 »
After talking with FRANCO, we've decided to abandon all influence from the Chinese Pingmaster and change the Shift icons to Katakana text as per the Japanese Pingmaster. This necessitated a change to the Caps Lock legend, as well as the removal of the optional bottom row カナ keys, as this legend is now on R. Shift. The 1.25u カナ key is now 拡張機能 (Function). This should help the price of the Base kit.

I've also decided to 1) change SCR LOCK to SCROLL LOCK as per the IBM 5556 Multistation that we were taking inspiration from and to 2) add 3-key 40s support to the Spacebars kit.

Below are the update images for the kits affected by these changes. Updated renders are pending.





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Offline tpec

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Shift Legend + 40s support
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 22:18:41 »
2) add 3-key 40s support to the Spacebars kit.


40s support!  ;D

Offline DetectiveNio

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Shift Legends + 40s support
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 22:28:02 »
One more month bois. So long dell a101 caps!!!!!

Offline Applet

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Shift Legends + 40s support
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 09:13:40 »
The new kit looks great!  :thumb:

Offline mustardgreens

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Re: [IC] DCS Alps Pingmaster - Updated Shift Legends + 40s support
« Reply #65 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 16:01:06 »
You have my interest. My alps board needs some new shinies. I prefer the revised version, the changes are good.