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Offline NerdAlert503

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #900 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 08:49:25 »
Hello everyone;
    I am new to the world of mechanical keyboards and this forum.  I am super excited to learn more about the mechanical keyboard hobby. look forward to chatting with you all.  ;D

Offline kalebau

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« Reply #901 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 11:21:34 »
New member here!

I am a builder/carpenter/tinkerer/sorter/collector/etc. who attempts to customize and improve everything in my life.

Just ordered my first keyboard - tofu 60 - and cannot wait for it to arrive.

Just started lurking custom keyboards about a month ago... perfect timing for the shutdown of worldwide production.

Looking forward to learning and sharing.

« Last Edit: Sat, 01 August 2020, 11:23:05 by kalebau »

Offline Alpha_Icarus

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« Reply #902 on: Mon, 10 August 2020, 19:07:14 »

New here...

Always enjoyed using mechanical keyboards and a main hobby was building arcade sticks.  My hobby has now evolved and now after much research I am excited to get my feet wet and build a keeb.

Offline namberwan24

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« Reply #903 on: Tue, 11 August 2020, 00:13:12 »
new here, hoping to waste my quarantine money in this pitfall

Offline rekLooze

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« Reply #904 on: Wed, 12 August 2020, 18:38:01 »
New to the forum and looking to put together my very own clickity clack keyboard.  Found the hobby on another popular interweb forum.  Am currently using some kind of Dell clacker.  Money you say?

Offline ilikejuniormints

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« Reply #905 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 10:11:48 »
hello im new

Offline 98kev

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« Reply #906 on: Wed, 19 August 2020, 08:42:39 »
Hi everyone! New to the enthusiast realm but have been familiar with mechanical keyboards for a while now and just looking to research more into this and someday make my own custom board!

Offline boneandbee

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« Reply #907 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 17:27:46 »
Hi everyone!
New member here. I'm a graphic designer with hand and wrist issues and I like pretty desk things. Enter mechanical keyboards! Just trying to get a feel for what I like thus far. I'm open to advice and suggestions, too! :)

Offline redpapanda

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« Reply #908 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 01:36:39 »
hello hello! i'm a long time lurker on r/mk and i'm finally looking into making a custom board soon!

Offline XenusUncle

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« Reply #909 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 11:07:22 »
Hey! I've always been into mechanical keybaords but I've never built my own, Just picked up boards from kbdfans and drop. Glad to be here!

Offline macmountaingoat

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« Reply #910 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 01:07:54 »
For some reason I think that I will be immune to the "money pit" and yet I have already spent almost $100 on switch testers and don't even have a keyboard yet...

Offline RIFT

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #911 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 03:46:12 »
RIFT has arrived  :thumb:

Offline DmonFrost

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« Reply #912 on: Wed, 02 September 2020, 07:25:14 »
A new empty pockets arriving.... I've been reading this forum for weeks and I think it's time to join.

Hi all! :)

Offline Corb

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« Reply #913 on: Thu, 03 September 2020, 18:19:49 »
Hi all, Iím new to the keyboard scene and want to figure out how this site works. I just backed an indiegogo project for the CYBERBOARD by Angry Miao, which I am very excited about. I am an architect by profession but have worked in several design related industries. I hope to combine my design knowledge into my new passion for keyboards in the future and feel this is probably the best way for me to become more familiar with the finer points of the market. I am sure Iíll have lots of questions for you all and am look forward to interacting with you all. Cheers!!

Offline SpaceNoob_

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« Reply #914 on: Tue, 08 September 2020, 00:09:35 »
I'm just entering this world of keycaps and empty wallets and I'm already crying about how poor I am!

Offline bluesand

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #915 on: Wed, 09 September 2020, 10:15:28 »
The last time I was in an online forum, it was for my love of photography--film photography to be exact.

It's only natural that I'm back into message boards because a passion for mechanical appreciation, tactility, and artisanship.

Looking forward to expanding knowledge on the subject, and using this message board as an active means of moving my use of spacebars away from my right index (don't ask)!

Offline AyyeBroham

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« Reply #916 on: Thu, 10 September 2020, 13:18:30 »
Hello everybody. I am just now entering this beautiful world of building keyboards. I bought a GMMK and immediately wanted to build my own. I prefer the 60% layout and I am currently looking for parts to build my first keyboard, BUT they are sold out almost everywhere lol. Thank you for welcoming me into this new world. I cannot wait to explore more.

Offline hankg2003

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« Reply #917 on: Sat, 03 October 2020, 01:09:20 »
Hello, I'm new here. I'll start with a little about myself. I'm a 17 y/old and I stumbled upon this community from Taeha Types. I work a ton so I can afford buying all my own stuff. I found a pair of GMK keys to which had a link to this forum. Once doing some research I've realized this forum is like the home of Mechanical keyboards. My dream build is a black or graphite aluminum case with a nice brass weight. I will probably go with  lubed Cherry MX reds for the switches and a brass plate. I might go for WKL, but definitely 60%. And I will use the GMK set I have already ordered ( Evil Dolch). I can't wait to learn more about keyboards.
« Last Edit: Sat, 03 October 2020, 01:11:36 by hankg2003 »

Offline SojuSempai

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« Reply #918 on: Sun, 04 October 2020, 16:38:11 »
Hey everyone Im new to the community here on geekhack but I have been building keyboards and into keyboards since the start of the great quarantine of 2020. Its so nice to meet you all. I have only been using hotswap boards up until about a week ago when I ordered a tofu 60.

Offline Bluto

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« Reply #919 on: Mon, 12 October 2020, 12:01:51 »

Offline RickVigorous

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« Reply #920 on: Tue, 13 October 2020, 15:52:32 »
Hello. I'm new. I recently had a mid-life career change and became a software developer. This has been net positive, but the downside is that it introduced me to mechanical keyboard enthusiasts and now I am poor.

Since buying a Corsair K68 Red 4.5 months ago I have bought the following boards, many of which are still to arrive

Vortex Pok3r
Ducky Mecha Mini
Filco Majestouch 2 (x 2, ahem)
Vortex Race 3
Leopold FC660C
Varmilo Yakumo VA87M
Morgrie RKB68
Durgod Fusion
Keydous NJ68
KBD Bella

I've also sold some of these, but even so, I need help, this isn't right. I registered on Geekhack purely to comment on the Exclusive E7-V2 IC thread; I categorically do not need this or any other board, certainly not at that price, but I will buy it anyway.

How on earth is this hobby so quick to sink its teeth in. My wife will leave me.

Offline Patosdon

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #921 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 14:44:06 »
Hi, don't mind me I'm just lurking.

Offline EKB

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« Reply #922 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 03:46:16 »
Oh and the deep research begins here lol. I guess I gotta keep posting to put my case up on GH but its only a matter of time. Can't wait to see what I will learn

Offline SmallSon

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #923 on: Wed, 21 October 2020, 10:57:41 »
Hello! I have been a member on this forum for a little over 8 years already, but never really wanted or felt the need to be active. Now that has changed :P

I like nice things. Well thought out designs built with quality has an appeal I can't resist. I own high end guitars and bikes, I have built my own computers for years and I buy special roast coffee beans because store-bought isn't good enough, to name a few examples. Keyboards are no exeption, and of course I have been using mechanical keyboards ever since I found out about them.

I am pretty perticular about the keyboards I use and have gone through several different form factors and switch models (of cherry, am not interested in anything els) to find out what I like, and have been content with what I have managed to get so far. Getting more specific than that will require exponential effort and that is what has kept me from engaging earlier.

Recently though, I have had this urge to get more specific. My main, short term interest is to participate in and acquire keycap sets through group buys because that seems like the only way to get the highest tier of keycaps with ISO nordic as an optional layout. A more long term goal is also to build a really nice board using ANSI standard but nordic layout. For now my goal is to get in to a few GBs as fast as possible, and that is why I am writing this.

If you have gotten this far, you must be pretty eager to greet new people and share your expericence. I really only have questions about one subject, which is GBs.
1- How exactly do I enter one? Second question is semi related to this one I guess but yeah...
2- On one of the sets I am interested in it has a window set with dates and a few retailers assigned to different regions, including one in EU. Does the set appear as an option on that retailers site during this time frame or do I have to enter some place else?
3- Are there different procedures for different GBs or is there a typical approach or standard that all GBs adhere to?

Thanks in advance!

Offline sparkmeup

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #924 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 13:47:42 »
Really looking forward to bleeding spending money for this hobby. :D tbh I don't really know much, but hey that's why I'm gonna lurk a bit first lol

Offline 44mag

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #925 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:54:05 »
Hi, I'm new and want to learn how to build my own mechanical keyboard starting from cables ending to soldering switches.

Offline jo.king

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« Reply #926 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 19:21:29 »
I've finally caved and I made an account after far too much lurking. In fact, by the end of the year, I'll have built a 40% ortholinear, Tofu60, a cute little media/macro pad, and a tentatsu calculator. :D

Offline tessoftheriver

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #927 on: Thu, 12 November 2020, 15:43:14 »
hiiiiii  :-*

My friend is getting me into this so I'm excited to see what groupbuys are coming up in the next few months!!! I'm learning korean too so I hope any new keycaps coming up will have Hangul sub legends.

nice to meet yall!!

Offline RKX

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #928 on: Sat, 14 November 2020, 00:23:56 »

Offline ksher

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« Reply #929 on: Tue, 17 November 2020, 22:55:32 »
Hey, just starting my joureny into the mechanical keyboards.
I guess pandemic and working from home got me here in a way, but finding positivity in this hobby and all the people who are interested in it. As with any process it is the journey that has to be appreciated.

Offline Thebloodyez

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #930 on: Mon, 23 November 2020, 09:27:03 »
Hello  ;D
i am here looking for keyboard sensei wisdom  ;D. please take good care of me as i am a level 1 crook  :-X
Teaha types brought me here.
i hope you all doing good  :).

Offline cybercosmonaut

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #931 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 10:51:57 »
Hey y'all.
I'm a new member, but I've been into keyboards a while now.
This is a great community.

Can confirm wallet hacking is real.

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Offline parmar88

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« Reply #932 on: Sat, 28 November 2020, 14:51:56 »
Hi all, new entrant to the keyboard world and looking to design my own UK form factor keyboard (insert boo's here). This will be to complement the Samsung G9 49" beast monitor on black friday sales!

Hope I can get the right info for building a 100% keyboard or if I can convince myself for a TKL then will do. That UK layout is important though, I need the big enter key and all of the symbols in the correct places!  :)

Offline Kaidesk_Lee

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #933 on: Tue, 01 December 2020, 12:30:06 »
Hello good people,

I'm a UK based CNC machinist and designer. Quite new to the world of mechanical keyboards. Although I've been using one for a couple of years (Glorious GMMK full size in black), I've got a lot to learn.

I recently launched a desk accessories business, and my second product is a key cap I've designed and prototyped (which you can hopefully see in the attached video). I've wanted to make key caps and keyboards for years, and finally took some time off work over the last week to get the prototypes made.

Anyway, I was wondering what everyone here thinks of it. It would be great to get your feedback, good or bad!

Offline ClicketyClacks

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« Reply #934 on: Mon, 07 December 2020, 16:43:03 »
Hi all! I got into keybs and creating YouTube videos this year. Still learning both. I'm currently building my first custom here:

I love the positivity, creativity of the people in this community and hope to design my own keyboard from the ground up. I already sort of got started with this sort-of-fake IC that seemed to get some positive feedback:

I'm not sure in which direction I want to take the channel, but it seems like there's already quite a few people building on YouTube so I'm looking to target people on the fence who have thought about building a keyb, or don't know that building one was a thing, hopefully to make this great community even larger.

All these high-end keyboards (RAMA, Keycult) are cool (and I hope to build one soon), but I have a soft spot for cheaper keybs that can be modded to feel high-quality, so that beginners can get a solid footing in the hobby and come out with something of quality without diving into the deep end. Do you think this is a good direction?

Anyway, hello all. I hope to learn a bunch from y'all.

Offline dasHartmann

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #935 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 17:34:39 »
Hi! I am looking forward to build my first keyboard.

Offline MrSurreal

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« Reply #936 on: Mon, 14 December 2020, 22:24:29 »
Hello i am new here. I am just making my first keycap and planning to do a group buy in geekhack. Hope can run well.  :)

Offline rlx

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« Reply #937 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 13:16:32 »
I'm grateful for stumbling across this forum-- it looks to have allot of great information and some really knowledgeable members.

Offline mj1212

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« Reply #938 on: Sun, 20 December 2020, 20:28:15 »
Hi, I am new. I have a tofu 60. I modded it by grinding down posts and sticking in neoprene in all cavities and placing an EVA foam under PCB and also sandwiched PCB and plate with a manually cut 2 EVA foam layers. I am planning to work more on it before moving to a new keyboard.

Offline mudejar

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« Reply #939 on: Wed, 23 December 2020, 18:23:20 »
Hi, I am a brand new member to this forum. I am a software engineer by trade. Although I love my current mechanical keyboard, it isn't custom and I'd like to try my hand in making my own. As such, I've come here for research and information on what to get and do.

Offline nightloader

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« Reply #940 on: Sun, 27 December 2020, 23:40:35 »
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Offline muchfire

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« Reply #941 on: Mon, 28 December 2020, 03:32:29 »
Hello there!

Software engineer and 3D enthusiast! I have a mech keyboard but not custom in any way. I would like to eventually build and design own case, pcb, keycaps etc.
In the meantime I'm trying to mod my drevo, bought a lot of tools. Let's see how it goes!

Offline TheGUI

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« Reply #942 on: Tue, 29 December 2020, 07:38:00 »
Hi everyone!

I'm an IT enthousiast and IT infrastructure specialist and recently found this amazing new (expensive  ;D) hobby and this forum! I just finished my first custom mech (GK87 with Gat browns, lubed stabs and PBT caps) as a tryout and I love it! Now I want a higher quality 65% for gaming  :))

I'm going to siff through the GB's for some nice switches and caps. See you there!

Offline cest73

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #943 on: Fri, 01 January 2021, 03:09:12 »
Hello everyone, I've been lurking here on and off for a while now...
Some time ago I got into mechanical keyboards ($$ ouch!)...

It took one MIIIW 600k (now modded with Kalih BOX burnt orange-s) and then an Cherry G81-1800 that i swapped the OEM MYs with he MIIIW's Kalih reds.

Sorry for no project pics, and yes I've put the plate mount reds to a PCB and aligned them by hand (it looks almost decent!) I used the excellent TKC-1800 board for this - the result is surprisingly satisfying once the dampening rings where installed...

So, why I post all this?

I am neck deep into the next keyboard - of course it had to be a scratch build, right?

Stay tuned for more in the proper forum section :D

Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #944 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 00:59:15 »
Glad to be here hoping to learn quite a bit about building my first keyboard.

P.S didn't know it would be so expensive ;(

Offline baklava91

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« Reply #945 on: Sat, 02 January 2021, 09:45:11 »
I hope to ascend to a level of tactile euphoria very soon

Offline kotaklysm

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #946 on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 23:15:25 »
I'm new to geekhack, and I'm coming here from keeb twitch. I don't know how far into this hobby I'll be going, but I want to engage in the community.
I currently have a keychron k6 alu frame hotswapped with halo clears.
The best keyboard is the keyboard that you have with you. Or is that cameras. I forget. These expensive hobbies are starting to blend together.

Offline Assassin

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« Reply #947 on: Wed, 06 January 2021, 08:06:58 »
Hi, this is Assassin. Been lurking for like four or five months now already built 2 keyboards: mysterium and SC Alice. Just decided to make an account now though I thought I had one earlier. I am making a gmk set currently called ancient scripture or Holy scripture, it will have the main ancient languages: Greek, Japanese, and Chinese; and I am planning to have hieroglyphics on the base set. Additionally, it will also have a Latin base because some people just want it plain and simple and it would still be a holy language because of Catholicism even though I am a jew but no one would get a Hebrew keyboard because it looks like Dvorak and has punctuation all over the place.  I will probably set up an IC in the coming weeks.

Offline Emeliora

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« Reply #948 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 14:05:55 »
Hello everyone from frigid Midwest, USA  :))

Kinda funny how I ended up here. I was trying to find some info on how to fix my Razer Blackwidow Chroma Tournament Edition (all the leds just went kaput on me, if anyone has suggestions on how to fix this I still have no leads. My best guess is that the circuit for leds is shot or loose. All other functions work just fine) and then I found the rabbit hole of custom mechanical keyboards. Found Taeha Types and the now I'm here, pleasure to make your acquaintance :D

Currently trying to start my first build (because I have had my eyes opened by how mediocre my current keyboard is and I can't go back xD) by figuring out what switches I should get. Anyone have any suggestions on a physical location where one could test out a fair number of switches? Or is my only real option to order a key switchboard? Along those lines I'm definitely going to get a hotswap pcb but need some suggestions as to where to find them.

Thank you in advance for any info!

Offline haiphygg

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Re: Welcome new members!
« Reply #949 on: Thu, 14 January 2021, 15:32:32 »
Hey everyone! I'm a beginner in this hobby, but I'm excited to learn more :thumb: