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Offline toddincabo

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« Reply #150 on: Sun, 13 March 2011, 13:40:24 »
db Iodine.... If your question is directed at me, I had no idea anyone was doing the mech. switches like this.

I live down here in Cabo, so will have to get a friend to pick me up a Cherry.  But hell yes....I'm definately gonna' do it.

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« Reply #151 on: Sun, 13 March 2011, 14:13:12 »
Check out this site for the inner workings of the different switching mechanisms.

http://www.overclock.net/keyboards/491752-mechanical-keyboard-guide.html

Offline db_Iodine

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« Reply #152 on: Sun, 13 March 2011, 15:36:58 »
Quote from: toddincabo;311084
Check out this site for the inner workings of the different switching mechanisms.

http://www.fuuuoverclock.net/fuuboards/491752-mechanical-fuuboard-guide.html


Yeah, ummm, you stumbled to a forum dedicated to mechanical keyboards, and posted your mod to a topic that's dedicated to modding these gamepads to use mechanical key switches.

Pretty sure we have better guides on mechanical keyboards right here on this very same forum. Check this out.
« Last Edit: Sun, 13 March 2011, 15:39:27 by db_Iodine »
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Offline toddincabo

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« Reply #153 on: Sun, 20 March 2011, 16:47:49 »
Checked out the site you requested.  Thanks man. It does ROCK !

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« Reply #154 on: Mon, 28 March 2011, 02:15:45 »
I really love those vintage cherry doubleshots.
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« Reply #155 on: Mon, 16 January 2012, 18:36:42 »
:frusty: Now that we have a petty request filled...Answer my question. How much space is in the Nostrosmo? Would it fit my 2 inch by 1 inch AIKON in replace of the current PCB?

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« Reply #156 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 09:48:18 »
Thanks...I think I'm going to use an AIKON anyways, so I may need to hollow out or make a small place for the AIKON to come out. Is under the wrist pad empty space? I haven't gotten a Nostrosmo yet, so going on your pictures I can't tell.

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« Reply #157 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 10:06:07 »
With a little dremeling under the palm wrest u could prolly fit it. may have to sit under the black piece and not inside the case

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« Reply #158 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 10:39:16 »
Thanks Thp777. I'll have to look at it closely when I get one.

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« Reply #159 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 12:04:44 »
i got an extra casing i could see if itll fit in if u can get measurements and thickness of the board ill mock it up.

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« Reply #160 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 13:42:47 »
That's alright. Thanks though.:smile:

Offline Lanx

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« Reply #161 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 16:38:36 »
i don't see where you can put the aikon outside of replacing the current pcb, there is no room anywhere really, under the "baseplate" basically the black cover, there is no room, it's just plastic when you lift it up, the only real "cavity" is the pcb area, i'll find my extra nostromo i have in storage if i can, and open it up, not gonna open up my cherry modded nostromo tho, so gotta find the spare buried under many rubbermaids.
maybe the "hump" could work, have to open and see tho (beena while)

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« Reply #162 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 17:17:32 »
i took some pics of the casing inside and out but i cant find card reader >.< ill post them up as soon as i find it

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« Reply #163 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 17:19:23 »
If you do find it Lanx or Thp777, shoot me a PM if you'd be willing to sell it and what Nostrosmo it is exactly. (Belkin or Razer etc) I'm looking for one with the pretty orange button. I like the aesthetics of it more than the others.

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« Reply #164 on: Tue, 17 January 2012, 18:10:57 »
oh no it's a spare (well 2) that i just keep around since they're not made anymore i only ever bought got the belkin, never tried the razer since ppl said the macro software sucks.

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« Reply #165 on: Thu, 09 February 2012, 19:13:25 »
I am almost ready to attempt this mod... I have all the tools I believe I need (dremel, soldering iron with a very fine tip, 60/40 solder, cherry red switches) except for wire... I am a complete noob (I will most likely fail at this mod) - what wire is recommended (gauge / material)?

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« Reply #166 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 21:37:08 »
I would recommend stranded high 20's gauge wire so a 28 or so. I also would suggest different colors for sanity purposes. Ripster won't be of a whole ton of help, so if you have any problems PM me. I haven't done the mod yet but understand it well.

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« Reply #167 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 22:19:42 »
Thanks SmallFry!

Offline Lanx

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« Reply #168 on: Sat, 11 February 2012, 23:25:26 »
you actually won't need different colors, the matrix is really simple, the hard part is just soldering the wire to the controller, i used 30awg for that.

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« Reply #169 on: Sun, 12 February 2012, 16:38:59 »
Thanks! Sorry about that ~ I worked backwards, and found post 98's reference to "Teflon coated wire" and assumed that was it - my bad!

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« Reply #170 on: Thu, 05 April 2012, 20:31:14 »
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« Reply #171 on: Thu, 05 April 2012, 20:33:21 »
Sorry. Didn't mean to post that! This looks really interesting though, I won a n52 in an Xfire giveaway years ago and it has sat in the box since


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« Reply #172 on: Fri, 06 April 2012, 09:27:09 »
Don't go off topic rip
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« Reply #173 on: Sat, 07 April 2012, 19:16:05 »
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« Reply #174 on: Sat, 07 April 2012, 19:37:48 »
there you go rip.
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