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Offline xondat

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15800 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 07:23:29 »
I bought this 75% plate from taobao, hoping to be able to make a handwired keyboard out of it. Now I'm stuck on what stabilizers to use for it. Plate mounted won't work. Any ideas?

You can't handwire with that. You'll need a PCB and PCB mount stabs.

Anyone have any tricks or tips when it comes to trimming the legs on a keyboards worth of LEDs to use in sip sockets?

I've heard solder first, trim afterwards.

Is it possible to buy those GMK trays with the plastic fasteners? What do they cost?

I believe only with keysets, but you could try emailing them and finding out what the MOQ is. Might also be worth asking someone that's bought them with a GB before.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15801 on: Mon, 27 February 2017, 21:17:00 »
Anyone know what screws LZ boards use to screw down the plate to the case?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15802 on: Tue, 28 February 2017, 08:10:07 »
I believe only with keysets, but you could try emailing them and finding out what the MOQ is. Might also be worth asking someone that's bought them with a GB before.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15803 on: Tue, 28 February 2017, 17:02:41 »
What's the cheapest SA keyset?
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 March 2017, 02:55:01 by LeCado »

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15804 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:07:45 »
What are some good ways of reducing key-ratlle? Is there a guide somewhere? I have tried gluing and shimming rattling stabs and loose fitting key-houses and even used tape  :-[

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15805 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:22:38 »
What's the cheapest SA keyset?
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2076

Also found here

http://www.keyboardco.com/product/double_shot_filco_104_key_usa_keyset.asp

You can also check keyboardco for additional layouts.

Also many have successfully removed the included costar inserts without issue.




What are some good ways of reducing key-ratlle? Is there a guide somewhere? I have tried gluing and shimming rattling stabs and loose fitting key-houses and even used tape  :-[

What keyboard and/or switch/stabilizer type?
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:24:55 by SpAmRaY »

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15806 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 10:29:23 »
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2076

Also found here

http://www.keyboardco.com/product/double_shot_filco_104_key_usa_keyset.asp

You can also check keyboardco for additional layouts.

Also many have successfully removed the included costar inserts without issue.

Thank you! I'm still searching for the German Filco SA set, since it seems it's out of stock for ages..

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15807 on: Mon, 06 March 2017, 09:24:49 »
I want to find a white RGB keyboard, no macro keys, smaller is better, for under $200, that's good quality. Something aesthetically similar to the Year of the Goat. Seems that everything was a limited edition from a couple of years ago, and is no longer available. Any good recommendations?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15808 on: Sun, 12 March 2017, 21:36:20 »
Anyone know if this is a steel plate for the rs III ? Or that it is at least thicker/sturdier than the stock plate?
https://world.taobao.com/item/523030912258.htm#detail

The rs iii has an aluminum plate, in my experience they are softer than steel plates.

edit: i also see that you can buy a carbon plate for the rs96 on tabao is that a sturdy plate? I don't want the plate to give in at all, I want it to be hard like stock steel plates on most keyboards.
« Last Edit: Sun, 12 March 2017, 21:46:37 by asgeirtj »
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15809 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 08:51:43 »
Where does the MIT ortho layout get its name? The only keyboard I've found with a connection to the university is the space cadet keyboard used on old LISP machines.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15810 on: Wed, 15 March 2017, 09:17:03 »
I need a replacement PCB for my Butterfly Pad. Now, there is a replacement available on the Kbd4u.co.kr website, but I have a hard time understanding the ordering process and Google Translate isn't helping too much either.

Are there services on here that can help with this?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15811 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 13:44:21 »
In the past, I've seen people put mattes inside the keyboards to lessen the sound. I have a G80-1800 which is mostly empty space. What kind of material would make for good filler? I have no idea what to begin searching for.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15812 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 16:35:02 »
In the past, I've seen people put mattes inside the keyboards to lessen the sound. I have a G80-1800 which is mostly empty space. What kind of material would make for good filler? I have no idea what to begin searching for.


I've read clay is a good sound dampener

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15813 on: Thu, 16 March 2017, 16:54:52 »

I've read clay is a good sound dampener


Hey, that makes sense. It is pretty dense and would have absolutely no resonance.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15814 on: Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:54:10 »
I'm looking for some nice keycaps for my new keyboard.

What Cherry keyboards should I be looking for if I want those old thick Doubleshots or even the POM keycaps? I'm thinking I might be able to get a full set of keycaps and a keyboard for around the same price as just a keycap set.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15815 on: Fri, 17 March 2017, 20:58:46 »
I'm looking for some nice keycaps for my new keyboard.

What Cherry keyboards should I be looking for if I want those old thick Doubleshots or even the POM keycaps? I'm thinking I might be able to get a full set of keycaps and a keyboard for around the same price as just a keycap set.

POM: Das Keyboard II or G80-3000LPCXY-2 which was available for quite some time on keyboardco though it's gone now.

Cherry G80 or G81 will have double shots if the first letter in the code is an "H" such as a G81-3000HAU G80-2100HDD.  Pretty easy way to tell, but you can just tell by looking at them.

POM is fairly hard to find, but not worth a whole lot since the layout options are terrible.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15816 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 22:53:06 »
being new to this, i want to build my own keyboard. I was looking at a phantom or something bigger than a 60%. How do i know if the board is capable of back lighting on the keys or would these ( https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2229 ) work if it isnt backlighting capable?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15817 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:07:42 »
Keyboards subforum... go to off topic to rant please.

But that's exactly the point we were trying to make about Trump: Having someone as classless and clueless as he in the White House is so disturbing, it affects everything, even keyboard discussions. It's that bad. We can only pray he gets kicked out before he does too much damage, so we can return to thinking about fun, non-disturbing things like keyboards again. If that's not a clear connection to keyboards, I don't know what is.


What's the cheapest SA keyset?

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2076

Also found here

http://www.keyboardco.com/product/double_shot_filco_104_key_usa_keyset.asp

Those are SA sets? I thought SA meant big retro-look alphas smack in the middle of the keys, like these. Not that I know what SA actually means—does anybody? Hey, that's actually a keyboard question.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15818 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 06:00:28 »
What's the cheapest SA keyset?

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2076

Also found here

http://www.keyboardco.com/product/double_shot_filco_104_key_usa_keyset.asp

Those are SA sets? I thought SA meant big retro-look alphas smack in the middle of the keys, like these. Not that I know what SA actually means—does anybody? Hey, that's actually a keyboard question.

SA is a signature plastics keycap profile/family.

www.keycapsdirect.com/key-caps.php
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15819 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 08:52:33 »
Keyboards subforum... go to off topic to rant please.

But that's exactly the point we were trying to make about Trump: Having someone as classless and clueless as he in the White House is so disturbing, it affects everything, even keyboard discussions. It's that bad. We can only pray he gets kicked out before he does too much damage, so we can return to thinking about fun, non-disturbing things like keyboards again. If that's not a clear connection to keyboards, I don't know what is.


What's the cheapest SA keyset?

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2076

Also found here

http://www.keyboardco.com/product/double_shot_filco_104_key_usa_keyset.asp

Those are SA sets? I thought SA meant big retro-look alphas smack in the middle of the keys, like these. Not that I know what SA actually means—does anybody? Hey, that's actually a keyboard question.
This is a thread about asking keyboard related questions that don't deserve their own thread, not starting a political debate. Please stop trying to stir the pot.

SA refers to the key profile, the tall caps SP makes. The legending is separate, but it costs extra to get a new legend made for injection molding so most go for default. I'm not sure how this applies to alignment of the legend, so there's a possibility people just favor the centered for the look. SP is making dyesub pbt now where it's just a matter of printing, so SA as a profile should become more diverse over time (hopefully). So, profile is about the shape of caps. DSA is the short variant of sa, dcs is sp cylindrical.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15820 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 07:46:25 »
Can anyone tell me (from experience) whether switch tops can be removed on a Magicforce 68 without desoldering all the switches?

Thanks.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15821 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 08:00:30 »
Can anyone tell me (from experience) whether switch tops can be removed on a Magicforce 68 without desoldering all the switches?

Thanks.

My experience is looking at the plate and seeing if there are holes.



There are none. You cannot take the tops of without desoldering.

Plates that allow switch opening will have cutouts like this:

« Last Edit: Wed, 22 March 2017, 08:05:29 by xondat »

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #15822 on: Sat, 25 March 2017, 08:51:27 »
How does one fix a Topre stabilizer that makes the key stick if you don't press it directly in the center?
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