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Offline Charger

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 12:16:23 »
I I bent up some rack mount style handles for it but im not sure if they are too tall still or not.

they are not mounted on the board yet just sitting on it to give me an idea of their size.


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every time I look at them I remember how much they change from screen shot to screen shot lol

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 12:31:06 »
Whatever I was expecting from the title, it didn't live up to the thread content. Any time there's machining porn in a thread I'm really happy. Love where this build is going.
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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 12:42:30 »
Whatever I was expecting from the title, it didn't live up to the thread content. Any time there's machining porn in a thread I'm really happy. Love where this build is going.
there would me more machining porn but I have to drive 45 minutes to and from my lathe and mill which is at my parants house so I just bought a cheap $60 harbor fright drill press so I can keep working on it with out having to drive lol

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #53 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 17:36:07 »
This is coming along nicely.

I think a bit of artistic license could be in order with those handles.
Are you planning on using a mouse too - if so I think those handles are going to get in the way quite quickly.
Anything higher than the keycaps themselves is going to get in the way I think.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 17:41:26 »
That keyboard wouldn't be the same without the handles :confused:

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 11 July 2016, 22:13:06 »
This is coming along nicely.

I think a bit of artistic license could be in order with those handles.
Are you planning on using a mouse too - if so I think those handles are going to get in the way quite quickly.
Anything higher than the keycaps themselves is going to get in the way I think.

some is needed regardless because every time they drew it at a different angle even in the same part of the show it changes lol. But I don't view this as a practical keyboard so it being a little hard to use is fine by me.

That keyboard wouldn't be the same without the handles :confused:
agreed It needs that random rack mount keyboard feel lol

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 06:39:15 »
Does her computer have a cardboard case on it?   :))

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 07:12:18 »
I I bent up some rack mount style handles for it but im not sure if they are too tall still or not.

they are not mounted on the board yet just sitting on it to give me an idea of their size.
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every time I look at them I remember how much they change from screen shot to screen shot lol

IMO I'd shorten the height of the handles ever so slightly and they'll be perfect.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 11:39:45 »
Does her computer have a cardboard case on it?   :))
ya... may want to try making that as well at some point lol. The fact that you said her tells me you know the anime lol.

IMO I'd shorten the height of the handles ever so slightly and they'll be perfect.

This build is incredible, great work here!
I cut them down another 1/8" and they seem a bit better. I think I'm going to keep them at that for now but I could always cut them down more later.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 12:55:45 »
Does her computer have a cardboard case on it?   :))
ya... may want to try making that as well at some point lol. The fact that you said her tells me you know the anime lol.

Oh yeah.  Who doesn't know about Bebop at this point?  It's legendary.

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« Reply #60 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 13:01:32 »
Does her computer have a cardboard case on it?   :))
ya... may want to try making that as well at some point lol. The fact that you said her tells me you know the anime lol.

Oh yeah.  Who doesn't know about Bebop at this point?  It's legendary.

A full rig build would need its very own glass case for viewing purposes :eek:

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 19:25:03 »
Nice work there Charger.

What about using countersunk screws for your top plates and then bog over the screw heads as it is going to be painted?
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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 12 July 2016, 23:54:27 »
Oh yeah.  Who doesn't know about Bebop at this point?  It's legendary.
im part of an anime club on another forum and alot of the members have never seen it which just seems odd lol

A full rig build would need its very own glass case for viewing purposes :eek:

no fun if it cant be used lol.

Nice work there Charger.

What about using countersunk screws for your top plates and then bog over the screw heads as it is going to be painted?
what I did was drilled through it and taped the holes so they are only small little spots where the screws are. I may leave them like that as I was thinking about leaving the top plate as raw aluminum. But if I do paint it I would be filling the holes before painting like you are saying.

On a side note... As I typed this replay my dog managed to knock over a unopened pepsi on my desk where it hit a tape measure and put a hole in it spraying my monitor and desk as well as resulting it a trail of soda all the way to the nearest sink... fun fun.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 13 July 2016, 09:14:11 »
Oh yeah.  Who doesn't know about Bebop at this point?  It's legendary.
im part of an anime club on another forum and alot of the members have never seen it which just seems odd lol

A full rig build would need its very own glass case for viewing purposes :eek:

no fun if it cant be used lol.

Nice work there Charger.

What about using countersunk screws for your top plates and then bog over the screw heads as it is going to be painted?
what I did was drilled through it and taped the holes so they are only small little spots where the screws are. I may leave them like that as I was thinking about leaving the top plate as raw aluminum. But if I do paint it I would be filling the holes before painting like you are saying.

On a side note... As I typed this replay my dog managed to knock over a unopened pepsi on my desk where it hit a tape measure and put a hole in it spraying my monitor and desk as well as resulting it a trail of soda all the way to the nearest sink... fun fun.

Very true! It must be used!

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #64 on: Fri, 14 October 2016, 22:33:37 »
just thought I should do a bit of an update just to prove this project is not dead I just have not had the time to finish it lately

I finally made the washers for under the handles as well as mounted the handles and made the bottom plate I was missing and a few other little things that I don't think need to be shown.


all that is really left in the todo list is order an Ethernet jack and cut a hole in the side for it before painting and putting keycaps on it... Oh and I still need to order keycaps and stabilizers.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #65 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 09:22:25 »
That enter key is massive.  Where did you find it?

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 10:11:48 »
That enter key is massive.  Where did you find it?
i hunted ebay for a keyboard that had a big ass enter, 10u space bar, and used cherry switches for a few months

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 10:18:07 »
That layout is surely as weird ss edward!! :) i love this show, cant wait to see the end product!


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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #68 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 10:19:52 »
That layout is surely as weird ss edward!! :) i love this show, cant wait to see the end product!


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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 12:15:34 »
Your project inspired my 40% Edward keyboard. http://www.40percent.club/2016/11/40-edward.html

Can't wait to see it completed.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 12:19:49 »
Your project inspired my 40% Edward keyboard. http://www.40percent.club/2016/11/40-edward.html

Can't wait to see it completed.

that's pretty slick. do you find those handles get in the way of typing at all?
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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 12:51:02 »
Your project inspired my 40% Edward keyboard. http://www.40percent.club/2016/11/40-edward.html

Can't wait to see it completed.

that's pretty slick. do you find those handles get in the way of typing at all?

They are fine when typing. It's when you reach for the mouse that it gets in the way. But Ed doesn't use a mouse.

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Re: Radical Edward Keyboard
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 27 August 2017, 06:40:12 »
I know i shouldn't bump old threads but i was wondering if you're still working on this? because i thougth it was an awesome project and it came along nicely.