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Offline Basilmoyh

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78 Key Layout
« on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 08:53:18 »
Hi,

I'm a new here and overwhelmed with information, but having difficulty trying to find the specific information I want.

In my research for the 'perfect keyboard' I found the follow, no longer available to buy keyboard on MassDrop.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/red-scarf-ii-ver-b-custom-mechanical-keyboard-kit

I've been searching for a 78-key keyboard of the same layout, PCB, keyboard kit or ready made keyboard, available to buy, but it's donned on me, it might a custom layout that I can't get anywhere. Any help or advice would be great.

Other than that, it appear you can replace backspace and and LShift with two keys, for a total of 80 keys. Can a '78-key' PCB support this? And/or what if I want two 'Esc', two 'Backspace' & two 'Tab' keys, possible?

I thought I'd subscribe to MassDrop, and wait to see if something I can work with appears, and keep an eye on the Group Buys here. But I'm open to the idea of building a keyboard myself, if I can source parts, really how hard/expensive could it be?

Offline noSatellite

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Re: 78 Key Layout
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 18 April 2018, 09:12:05 »
I agree! Love this layout - currently looking to purchase one from here:

https://www.lfkeyboards.com/sandwich-case-for-78-key-kit.html

Not the same keyboard linked in your post, but the Fn keys are on the left. I havenít contacted the seller regarding PCB layout compatibility, so I canít answer those questions.
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