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Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« on: Fri, 20 November 2020, 10:55:36 »
Hello friends, it's been a while.

I want to first apologise for my absence. I know there are quite a few of you who like KOTM a great deal, and I'm sorry that I have been away from here for a number of months. I won't get into everything that has happened, but it's had it's ups and downs for sure, as I'm sure everyone's time has this year.

So what now?

Well, I want to bring KOTM back. I want to be able to celebrate those boards that have wowed you over the last 12 month. I want to celebrate this community and how it has grown since I've been gone. I want to do something for all the boards that were nominated and voted on this year, but also all that the limited KOTM competition didn't honour.

So, what I would love is for people to post in this thread one or two boards that have blown their minds in the last 11 months. I know it will be hard, and there is a lot to go through, but I will spend some time this weekend doing the same and trawling through the last few months at all the GBs, custom builds, and mods that I may have missed.

If anyone has any alternatives, I'd love to hear it, either in PM or in the feedback thread.

Hope you are all safe and well, and I look forward to seeing what you all find!
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 04:17:21 »
Firstly welcome back, glad you survived :)

Your announcement which should be celebrated and central to the 'community' had 56 views at time of writing, this IC for novelty caps has 550+ (the lowest views on the first page) and it was posted 8 hours later.  Hopefully this bump will help...
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 05:04:37 »
Thanks mate, we've never had that much interest in here outside of a few regulars. 33,000 seems to be the most views we've ever had, which was when we had three of the same boards up for the vote, but that may be just be because I've been away for so long.

Thank you for the bump though :)
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 21 November 2020, 18:05:07 »
Weclome back! It's been quiet but that doesn't mean we can't showcase some great boards  :thumb: Will be fund revisiting the past few months, plenty of material!
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 26 November 2020, 14:40:05 »
Interesting, never seen this before. Just popped up in my google search when I was looking for some Goupil keyboards  ;D

If you donít mind me self-promoting, I would like to post my latest custom build: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/k05wh5/m0110avibe_resurrected


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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 02:45:11 »
does cyberboard count cuz holy ****
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 07:59:01 »
looking forward to the new roundup, still have no contenders, no projects are ever finished :)
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 December 2020, 11:53:33 »
does cyberboard count cuz holy ****

The kickstarter?

self-promo as well but https://kuritakey.zone/dcs-alps-yuri-tkl/

Post it on GH you nerd ;)

Interesting, never seen this before. Just popped up in my google search when I was looking for some Goupil keyboards  ;D

If you donít mind me self-promoting, I would like to post my latest custom build: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/k05wh5/m0110avibe_resurrected

Please make sure it's been posted on geekhack some time in the last year as this is the geekhack KOTM and we don't accept nominations from outside of this forum :)
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 31 December 2020, 14:51:21 »
Looking forward to more custom keebs getting featured!

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 01:11:09 »
Great idea, I have a keyboard. IBM 1392595. I am still using it. Amazing.
Edit: This has been an ongoing joke between katushkin and myself.
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 06 February 2021, 01:42:48 »
This keyboard I am mentioning wasn't just done in a day. A controller swap with a 1391401 and some clever work to have the indicator lights on it. (I really like having them.) Here are a few pictures I still found from the project.
It wasn't hard to do, just a bit of time and patience. Remember if you get a terminal IBM model M keyboard, there are options. You can use an Orihalcon adapter if you can still obtain one. You can swap controllers and eliminate the frustration of not having a usable keyboard as another example. You would still need an SDL to PS/2 cable.

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - The Return
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 18:58:05 »
Now it's March.