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Offline cfishy

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DIY wood keyboard - anyone seen this switch?
« on: Thu, 22 May 2008, 21:42:38 »
I havn't seen this switch before. What would it be?

http://www.monodo.jp/hacoa/product/diykit/index.html

Offline jemkeys

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DIY wood keyboard - anyone seen this switch?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 22 May 2008, 22:38:55 »
Man that looks nice.  Too bad it probably costs a fortune.

Offline Waves77

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DIY wood keyboard - anyone seen this switch?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 23 May 2008, 00:21:26 »
Found these these on ebay as well... it'd be freakin' sweet to turn on old model m or so into one of these, the board shouldn't be too hard, but they keycaps :confused:
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\'91 Model M (1391401), \'93 1391401, \'91 Model M (industrial 1394946), Dell AT101W, Apple Extended II (M3501), Cherry G84-4100, Filco FKB 104M/EB, Macally 96, Das III Pro, HHKB Pro 2.

Offline lowpoly

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DIY wood keyboard - anyone seen this switch?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 23 May 2008, 02:12:00 »
Quote from: jemkeys;4826
Man that looks nice.  Too bad it probably costs a fortune.
Here is a japanese store:

http://store.nifty.com/

Just enter 'hacoa' into the search box at the upper left.

The DIY kit is Y34,800, about $350.

Edit: a bit cheaper at  amazon.co.jp

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Offline pex

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 May 2008, 09:11:43 »
This is just asking for REGULAR SPLINTERING!
ЖCherry G80-8113 (someday I hope to have one that reads magstripes, rfid cards, and smartcards), broken \'98 42H1292 Model M, some other Model M from a decade before that, 30 more keyboards in a box, 4 more lying here or there
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Offline djones

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 May 2008, 11:40:04 »
i wonder if we can customize layout...

Offline Eclairz

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DIY wood keyboard - anyone seen this switch?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 May 2008, 13:46:35 »
what we need is some company to make key caps for cherry key switches, and made from all sorts of material like the rubber from the razer lycosa, wood varnished and matt, metal with etched surface like a maglite, usual concave keys and apple style flat keys, glass, fabric. If this could happen then a more modular keyboard be created.
A full on modular keyboard should be larger than normal though as you wouldn't be restricted to just cable and key caps, but also keyswitches and key layout. Imagine black brown and blue keyswitches of varying strengths within a keyboard and arranged the way you want them to be. Course it would never happen as the cost of such a ultra niche device is fairly limited at best, + cost of keyboards are so cheap it might be cheaper to buy multiple boards.
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