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geekhack Community => New Members => Topic started by: fartq on Sun, 29 July 2012, 09:51:16

Title: Welcome new members!
Post by: fartq on Sun, 29 July 2012, 09:51:16
First off, welcome to the world of keyboards. There are two things you will discover quite shortly about keyboards and keyboarding related accessories: first, they are a moneypit. Your money? all gone. Second, they are awesome; you will be poor but happy.

OK, LOGISTICS: you are currently a New Member. That means you can view nearly all of the forums, and post replies, including attachments and videos, in every forum. There are a couple forums you can't see, but no worries, they're a bit like spamalot; they are silly places where only silly things are done. At some point (currently 50 100 60 posts, but subject to change without notice), you will join the ranks of the Full Members, soldiers of fortune who are allowed to submit NEW topics to the classifieds and group buy forums.

TL;DR YOU NEED AT LEAST 25 POSTS AND 60 DAYS OF MEMBERSHIP TO POST NEW TOPICS IN CLASSIFIEDS & GROUP BUYS  :-*

HOWEVER: do not think that you should simply spam your way up the clacker ladder. Your keyboard, as you will soon learn, is a refined tool only meant for the purest of thoughts. If ye spam, we will delete. Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

SO THEN: Welcome to geekhack! Have fun clacking! (and sorry about your wallet :D)

P.S. WalletHack is REAL, read more about it here: Unhacking the wallet in 2015 - confessions of an addict (warning: long) (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: model-M on Fri, 03 August 2012, 07:09:53
How did you know I was spending a lot on keyboards?!  It is nice to know that I am not the only one spending too much money on keyboards.  I got obsessed with the model M very quickly.  It started when I ran a google search for linux keyboard.  Unicomp was basically all I came up with.  I got the classic 101, no Windows keys thank you, linux version with Caps Lock, Ctrl and Esc, ~ keys switched.  I now own several from Unicomp, and the original from clickykeyboards.   
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: fartq on Sun, 05 August 2012, 01:20:28
do a search for litster's or megnin's keyboard collection ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Djuzuh on Sun, 05 August 2012, 03:19:21
How did you know I was spending a lot on keyboards?!  It is nice to know that I am not the only one spending too much money on keyboards.  I got obsessed with the model M very quickly.  It started when I ran a google search for linux keyboard.  Unicomp was basically all I came up with.  I got the classic 101, no Windows keys thank you, linux version with Caps Lock, Ctrl and Esc, ~ keys switched.  I now own several from Unicomp, and the original from clickykeyboards.   

Because we all do.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MMB on Mon, 06 August 2012, 22:14:38
Woohoo first Post I just bought a HHKB Pro2 and waiting for my brand new model M to come in the mail.
i got all my info from this website so i figure what the heck might as well join. :)

Dude, you skipped the beginner step and went straight to pro? That's just not the natural order of things....

But anyways.... welcome! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: fartq on Mon, 06 August 2012, 22:37:38
Woohoo first Post I just bought a HHKB Pro2 and waiting for my brand new model M to come in the mail.
i got all my info from this website so i figure what the heck might as well join. :)
is there some kind of image macro for "you're doing it right"?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: alaricljs on Mon, 06 August 2012, 22:40:18
This board doesn't allow NSFW pics, so no.   ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sth on Mon, 06 August 2012, 23:11:11
Model M has pbt keys too, sucka!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sth on Tue, 07 August 2012, 00:12:05
kawa don't you mean lurk moar? as in, lurk moar, spam less?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mkawa on Sat, 11 August 2012, 13:52:41
there is another option, young padowan, SPAM LESS LURK LESS
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Djuzuh on Sat, 11 August 2012, 13:55:03
there is another option, young padowan, SPAM LESS LURK LESS

SPAM MORE LURK MORE ORDER MORE is the only way to go.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mkawa on Sat, 11 August 2012, 13:58:04
order more goes without saying.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zzAaron on Tue, 14 August 2012, 20:35:22
when can i start posting on classifieds?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sth on Tue, 14 August 2012, 20:40:55
when can i start posting on classifieds?
dude come on, it's in OP.

LURK MOAR
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Viz on Wed, 15 August 2012, 20:08:25
First off, welcome to the world of keyboards. There are two things you will discover quite shortly about keyboards and keyboarding related accessories: first, they are a moneypit. Your money? all gone. Second, they are awesome; you will be poor but happy.

OK, LOGISTICS: you are currently a JUNIOR CLICKER. That means you can view nearly all of the forums, and post replies, including attachments and videos, in every forum. There are a couple forums you can't see, but no worries, they're a bit like spamalot; they are silly places where only silly things are done. At some point (currently 50 100 60 posts, but subject to change without notice), you will join the ranks of the CLICK AND CLACKER, soldiers of fortune who are allowed to submit NEW topics to the classifieds and group buy forums.

HOWEVER: do not think that you should simply spam your way up the clacker ladder. Your keyboard, as you will soon learn, is a refined tool only meant for the purest of thoughts. If ye spam, we will delete. Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

SO THEN: Welcome to geekhack! Have fun clacking! (and sorry about your wallet :D)

Is there a cure for the "spend all money on keyboards" syndrome?
My doctor couldn't diagnose the problem.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sth on Wed, 15 August 2012, 20:10:12
First off, welcome to the world of keyboards. There are two things you will discover quite shortly about keyboards and keyboarding related accessories: first, they are a moneypit. Your money? all gone. Second, they are awesome; you will be poor but happy.

OK, LOGISTICS: you are currently a JUNIOR CLICKER. That means you can view nearly all of the forums, and post replies, including attachments and videos, in every forum. There are a couple forums you can't see, but no worries, they're a bit like spamalot; they are silly places where only silly things are done. At some point (currently 50 100 60 posts, but subject to change without notice), you will join the ranks of the CLICK AND CLACKER, soldiers of fortune who are allowed to submit NEW topics to the classifieds and group buy forums.

HOWEVER: do not think that you should simply spam your way up the clacker ladder. Your keyboard, as you will soon learn, is a refined tool only meant for the purest of thoughts. If ye spam, we will delete. Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

SO THEN: Welcome to geekhack! Have fun clacking! (and sorry about your wallet :D)

Is there a cure for the "spend all money on keyboards" syndrome?
My doctor couldn't diagnose the problem.

you only have to spend all money until you have cool stuff you can start trading for :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Viz on Fri, 17 August 2012, 09:28:27
First off, welcome to the world of keyboards. There are two things you will discover quite shortly about keyboards and keyboarding related accessories: first, they are a moneypit. Your money? all gone. Second, they are awesome; you will be poor but happy.

OK, LOGISTICS: you are currently a JUNIOR CLICKER. That means you can view nearly all of the forums, and post replies, including attachments and videos, in every forum. There are a couple forums you can't see, but no worries, they're a bit like spamalot; they are silly places where only silly things are done. At some point (currently 50 100 60 posts, but subject to change without notice), you will join the ranks of the CLICK AND CLACKER, soldiers of fortune who are allowed to submit NEW topics to the classifieds and group buy forums.

HOWEVER: do not think that you should simply spam your way up the clacker ladder. Your keyboard, as you will soon learn, is a refined tool only meant for the purest of thoughts. If ye spam, we will delete. Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

SO THEN: Welcome to geekhack! Have fun clacking! (and sorry about your wallet :D)

Is there a cure for the "spend all money on keyboards" syndrome?
My doctor couldn't diagnose the problem.

you only have to spend all money until you have cool stuff you can start trading for :)

Gaah, i'm not even close. *adds keyboard collection to signature*
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ValerieV on Tue, 21 August 2012, 21:38:19
Hi guys I am new to Geek Hack. I had an account before but i had trouble navigating it...I am not the sharpest tool in the shed. Some of you have bought keyboards from me thru EBay. Valerie8547 if that helps. Any advice you can give me on how to use the site better would be appreciated. I thought i was alone in my love for keyboards until i found this site. Keep up the great work. Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Alessandro on Tue, 28 August 2012, 06:02:04
Awesome! I've been lurking here a while, and now need to expand my horizons in terms of getting a second board and a better keycap collection. I can't wait to see what's to offer here!

*Don't worry, I've been saving up my money for this place. ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mnml on Mon, 10 September 2012, 22:47:41
guess its time to start talking and contributing a bit :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: te3kay on Wed, 12 September 2012, 17:48:49
ohhhh man i have quite a way to go  :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: YoungMichael88 on Fri, 14 September 2012, 19:27:42
New to the world of keyboards and I gotta say I'm excited. Bought a Race with black switches and white LEDS so I figured I may as well get myself on these forums. In the words of agent Smith, "It is inevitable". I choose the Red pill. 
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Halverson on Fri, 14 September 2012, 19:28:51
Welcome to the wonderful world! Be wary of your wallet though!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 15 September 2012, 05:41:27
@YoungMichael88: Welcome to Geekhack!

We are not here because we are free, we are here because we appreciate a good keyboard :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: scytheR on Sat, 15 September 2012, 05:46:20
Hi guys i just recently started browsing this forum frequently on wednesday after the arrival of my topre 104u from PCCG and i'm still getting used to all these short forms of communication. :)
But nonetheless, i'm happy to be here with my fellow (poor) keycap nerds :D

~~~YAAAAAYYY~~~~~
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 15 September 2012, 06:02:30
Hi guys i just recently started browsing this forum frequently on wednesday after the arrival of my topre 104u from PCCG and i'm still getting used to all these short forms of communication. :)
But nonetheless, i'm happy to be here with my fellow (poor) keycap nerds :D

~~~YAAAAAYYY~~~~~


Welcome to Geekhack!

There are not that many places selling mechanical keyboards in Australia, at least not a reasonable range of them.  Lucky we have PCCG here in Melbourne :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jeroplane on Sat, 15 September 2012, 06:16:50
Welcome to Geekhack!

There are not that many places selling mechanical keyboards in Australia, at least not a reasonable range of them.  Lucky we have PCCG here in Melbourne :)

So true... Lucky we have AusPCMarket here in Sydney!

Australian GHers get even more wallethacked than our US counterparts.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 15 September 2012, 06:21:17
But we have Ducky Shine II already  :p

(at PCCG anyway)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: scytheR on Sat, 15 September 2012, 08:11:25
haha agreed. now all they have to do is start offering keycaps..
Title: Hello Geekhack!
Post by: Buzz on Mon, 17 September 2012, 07:11:02
Hello Geekhack! here's what I have:

Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower Case
AMD FX-8150 FX 8-Core Black Edition Processor
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit..........2 cards setup in CrossfireX
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)......My main system drive
2 Storage Drives......Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives

And last but not least.........Ducky DK9008S Yellow LED Backlit Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX)

system runs great....overclocked to 4.1GHz

Love reading all the posts!


Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 17 September 2012, 17:13:41
Welcome to Geekhack!

I was wondering when you'd get to mentioning your keyboard :)
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Post by: esoomenona on Sat, 22 September 2012, 16:52:42
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Title: Welcome new members!
Post by: YoungMichael88 on Tue, 02 October 2012, 11:53:08
Welcome to Geekhack!  Checking this forum is just as addictive as buying keycaps. Or crack....
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: alvinliang on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:34:55
60 post, nice rule
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:35:50
60 post, nice rule
Lol, I take it you want to sell/buy/trade something...?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:37:27
60 post, nice rule
Lol, I take it you want to sell/buy/trade something...?

Clearly he does, since the last 52 posts have been abysmal.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:39:45
60 post, nice rule
Lol, I take it you want to sell/buy/trade something...?

Clearly he does, since the last 52 posts have been abysmal.

Word...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: shadewolf on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:48:10
60 post, nice rule
Lol, I take it you want to sell/buy/trade something...?

Clearly he does, since the last 52 posts have been abysmal.

welcome to geekhack!
nice..
oh sold out...
i would like that

We need a facepalm smiley here :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Computer-Lab in Basement on Fri, 05 October 2012, 13:50:43
(http://t.qkme.me/35ttbc.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: tillertow on Thu, 11 October 2012, 04:43:10
Damn, want to buy some black side-printed ISO keys...guess i reach 60 posts at some point :>
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 11 October 2012, 04:51:20
Damn, want to buy some black side-printed ISO keys...guess i reach 60 posts at some point :>

You can still post in existing threads (if someone happens to be selling what you want) - you just can't start a new thread yet.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: tillertow on Thu, 11 October 2012, 05:44:28
ahh thanks, didn't know that
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Carefoot on Tue, 16 October 2012, 05:09:15
Well I think this is awfully silly because I have bought from people here before.  Looks like I must needlessly spam just so I can use this as such.  Must I spam your site or would a donation due you proper?  *TLDR: SPAMMING*
Title: Re: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SmallFry on Tue, 16 October 2012, 08:39:25
Well I think this is awfully silly because I have bought from people here before.  Looks like I must needlessly spam just so I can use this as such.  Must I spam your site or would a donation due you proper?  *TLDR: SPAMMING*
Sure make checks payable to SmallFry please!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cluny on Wed, 31 October 2012, 22:01:01
Thanks for the welcome. Broke student here can't afford to get addicted... oh...no..already am...it happened just then.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Rinsaku on Thu, 01 November 2012, 21:00:27
having sold several boards before on here in the past, i just now wondered why i couldn't post a new thread... I guess i have to be social now, if I am to make any money.. x.x
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: hashish on Thu, 01 November 2012, 22:55:58
Hey guys I am new and not new. I came on here just to buy a keyboard, Leopold TKL with Browns, and I didn't really contribute. But now that I have my second board, CM Storm Quickfire with Blacks, and looking to contribute.

I really want to do a stock looking mouse mod with MX switches.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gizmo on Mon, 12 November 2012, 14:03:12
Glad to have found this finally...spent a good bit of time in an attempt to figure out why I could not created a wanted thread despite buying and selling numerous items in the past.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 12 November 2012, 15:16:31
It's actually in the sticky in the New Members section: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=33429.0
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Guillairmo on Mon, 12 November 2012, 20:26:32
+1 Post :P
.. trying to sell my Zowie Celeritas
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 12 November 2012, 20:39:19
+1 Post :P
.. trying to sell my Zowie Celeritas

Er, actually posts in the New Members forum do not count towards your post count.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jenggo on Sat, 17 November 2012, 20:25:46
my 1st post...
hope i can found what i need for my keyboards  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: i3oilermaker on Sat, 17 November 2012, 20:26:37
Welcome to GH!

What are you looking for?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 18 November 2012, 02:42:07
Welcome to Geekhack!

if you can't find what you are looking for here, it is almost certain that someone will know where you can find it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JSaintS on Mon, 26 November 2012, 03:44:47
Welcome to Geekhack!

if you can't find what you are looking for here, it is almost certain that someone will know where you can find it.

trust the man! we know where you can get what you want! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bace on Wed, 28 November 2012, 22:12:47
Quick stupid question. Are we allowed to sell other computer peripherals besides keyboards in the classifieds?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SmallFry on Wed, 28 November 2012, 22:50:24
Yup! Sell anything you'd like!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bace on Thu, 29 November 2012, 00:41:21
Yup! Sell anything you'd like!

sweet thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 29 November 2012, 16:46:30
Once you have at least 60 posts.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bace on Fri, 30 November 2012, 17:50:29
Once you have at least 60 posts.

yup. working my way up there.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iri on Sat, 01 December 2012, 06:36:59
hi everyone. i'm typing this post on a cloud of boobs. wtb blue/red/brown/62g springs for another ergo clear mod.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 01 December 2012, 17:15:34
Welcome to Geekhack!

There seem to be a few Russians joining recently.
Title: Re: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SmallFry on Sun, 02 December 2012, 00:32:44
Welcome to Geekhack!

There seem to be a few Russians joining recently.
Tipo33 or Ski is Russian too
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: keyboardlover on Mon, 03 December 2012, 20:34:39
In Russia Geek Hacks YOU!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: soft insanity on Sat, 15 December 2012, 16:05:22
Hey guys, just here to try to get some pbts from a group buy.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 15 December 2012, 23:12:29
Hey guys, just here to try to get some pbts from a group buy.

Sure, browse away.  You can post in existing classifieds threads with less than 60 posts - you just cannot create new threads there.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sammsorensen on Sun, 30 December 2012, 18:30:48
Informative!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dohboi on Fri, 04 January 2013, 02:58:54
Hey guys! Found this forum while I was browsing to find some PBT caps for my new board and thought it would be very useful. Just purchased a Filco Ninja TKL Cherry Black as my first board, and I hope I made a good choice! From what I'm seeing, if I want to preserve these beautiful keys, I would probably have to get another full set of keycaps in its place, defeating the purpose of having these keycaps...  :(

So I decided to join here to search for extra sets of these to maintain that matte look I love so much. And since I'm still not exactly a touch-typist yet, since I still look down here and there especially for anything above row 4, I can't do an all blank keycap set just yet.

Does anybody know which companies make keycaps with a similar profile to the Filco OEM caps? That way I can keep using these here and get a ton of blank keycaps for the keys I do know to keep these matte. If I understand correctly, its only a matter of a few weeks before these keys get shiny!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: pauLuap on Sat, 05 January 2013, 03:59:27
...and thus, my lurking ends.  I knew I could only hold out for so long, but I just couldn't keep resisting.

Clack!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deepthawt on Sat, 05 January 2013, 15:06:39
Hello GEEKHACK

I'm new on the forum as of a week or so.
Most of what I know about mechanical keyboards was learned here and at deskthority.net

I have a back room with some crappy membrane switch keyboards and some rubber dome DELL and NEC boards as well.

Recently I got a Matias Quiet Pro for PC which I am happy with, to replace a CM Storm Trigger that I was less than happy with. (Really it's was me and not the keyboard, it was a fine keyboard, with great bone structure and everything...)

I'm a software engineer at Pro-Active Engineering in Madison, WI. where I do embedded software, applications  and other assorted IT tasks like machine setup, networking etc. all kinds of thing related to the needs of a versatile engineering firm.

At work I'm surrounded by talented engineers and technicians, doing PCB layout, schematic design, fabrication drawings, prototypes and mechanicals, parts sourcing and procurement, BOMs, QA and testing, prototypes, fabrication and assembly.

And then there are the machines, stencils and selective soldering, pick and place machines and wave soldering, laser engraving and bar code printers, workstations with hand assembly and inspection tools.

A family member works nearby in an acrylic fab plant that makes custom housings and much more than I know about.

I was looking at the Phantom keyboard project and thinking that would be cool with Matias's quiet ALPS switches, perhaps a row of multimedia keys and a low profile front, and projection multicolored LEDs instead of backlit.  Along with some nice warm sculpted spherical PBT keycaps on a tenkeyless board.  it would be cool to have it powered by something like an arduino so geekhackers could do stuff to it even after manufacture.

Personally I'd like to see it with a 'big-ass enter key and a short right shift so that the / and \ keys could be adjacent.

Well that's me, dreaming!

Nice to meet you all :)


Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iri on Sat, 05 January 2013, 15:14:45
hello, engineer for engineers! just out of curiosity, where did you get your matias?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 05 January 2013, 16:33:10
...and thus, my lurking ends.  I knew I could only hold out for so long, but I just couldn't keep resisting.

Clack!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Hello GEEKHACK

I'm new on the forum as of a week or so.
Most of what I know about mechanical keyboards was learned here and at deskthority.net

Welcome to Geekhack too :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deepthawt on Sat, 05 January 2013, 17:15:29
hello, engineer for engineers! just out of curiosity, where did you get your matias?

I bought my MQP from Josh at http://mechanicalkeyboards.com

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Firefly303 on Sun, 06 January 2013, 00:21:55
Seems theres a post count  requirement on  the Interest Check Subforum.

bummer.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 06 January 2013, 02:43:36
Seems theres a post count  requirement on  the Interest Check Subforum.

bummer.

Did you try to create a new thread?  If so, you do need at least 60 posts for that.

Or did you try to reply to an existing thread?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jgutman on Wed, 16 January 2013, 13:31:34
Just joined!
I'm wanting to build a steampunk-style keyboard and am a bit intimidated buy having to cut up keys to just get the round stems.
OK, ok, call it laziness.
Anybody know of a vendor that had these pre-cut or better still, with old typewriter keys already glured on?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iri on Thu, 17 January 2013, 09:25:46
I'm wanting to build a steampunk-style keyboard
like this?

(http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39164.0;attach=11768;image)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deltr on Mon, 21 January 2013, 09:27:43
This is a great idea to get people to actually participate in the forum. More importantly, it's more reason for us to enjoy our keyboards!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: crazeco on Mon, 28 January 2013, 02:15:42
I lurked too long, registered too late, and bought too much!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Rafen on Mon, 28 January 2013, 06:11:57
I lurked too long, registered too late, and bought too much!

Yep...that sounds about right.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: denmark on Tue, 29 January 2013, 12:17:58
Hi, new member here. I was hoping someone had a review about armaggeddon keyboard. Until now im undecided whether cm, ducky, for a TKL.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 29 January 2013, 17:18:42
Welcome to Geekhack!

If in doubt, CM QFR if backlighting is not a requirement, Ducky if you need backlighting.  Both are great keyboards :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kblo on Tue, 19 February 2013, 19:18:31
Hi all, joining today but im a regular reader of gh.

I going to buy a mech keyboard real soon and finally be part of this club too.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: agodinhost on Tue, 26 February 2013, 11:46:22
I joined GH last week and I'm looking for people from Brazil.
Anyone from Brazil here?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: noons on Fri, 01 March 2013, 16:10:26
Well I guess I am going to have to get more involved and lurk less as I need to thin out my collection that has grown (thanks to geekhack)! ;) If you guys talk me into buying a topre I am going to be pissed.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: 420 on Thu, 07 March 2013, 22:40:51
hi im new here from indonesia... just switch to mechanical keyboard not long ago and pimping it.... and this website is cool so i decide to register myself... hahhahahah
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Blazed on Thu, 07 March 2013, 23:29:24
hi im new here from indonesia... just switch to mechanical keyboard not long ago and pimping it.... and this website is cool so i decide to register myself... hahhahahah

I was going to ask what keyboard, then I looked at your profile :)

I am using filco with mx blues. I like click
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: 420 on Mon, 11 March 2013, 04:58:43
hi im new here from indonesia... just switch to mechanical keyboard not long ago and pimping it.... and this website is cool so i decide to register myself... hahhahahah

I was going to ask what keyboard, then I looked at your profile :)

I am using filco with mx blues. I like click


i love the blues... i previously owned a blackwidow.. but after i found out about poor anti ghosting i sold it and change to red switch...

i miss the clicky noise..... probably my next keyboard will be mx blues.... got to save up for this ***** aint cheap.... hahahah
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: viking_57 on Fri, 15 March 2013, 07:30:26
Hi ALL!
Happy to find such a forum.
I thought it was just me who gets obsessed.
Remote Controls, PVR's must be anything that taps or clicks.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: naokira on Fri, 15 March 2013, 12:43:38
i got a bad feeling ill lose a lot of money on this forum  :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: agodinhost on Tue, 19 March 2013, 16:36:48
i got a bad feeling ill lose a lot of money on this forum  :p
definitely!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: flizz on Wed, 20 March 2013, 00:36:10
thanks for the info, i was wondering why i couldn't post in the classifield forum.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Henkers on Wed, 20 March 2013, 18:50:56
Sounds like i should start saving then...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bvtton on Tue, 26 March 2013, 14:29:16
My name is bvtton and  I am addicted to input devices. Been lurking in GH and deskthority for quite some time, finally got my first mechanical keyboard (CM Storm QF Rapid, MX reds) and loving it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 26 March 2013, 14:32:40
Congrats, bvtton! Welcome to geekhack. Hope you enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Neal on Sun, 31 March 2013, 17:05:18
Hi! I lurk quite a bit. ;_; And spend money...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: admiralvorian on Mon, 08 April 2013, 16:28:22
I'd better get started, this QuickFire TK I'm trying to sell is just sitting here collecting dust!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: templai on Mon, 08 April 2013, 17:16:52
Hi, my name is Daniel and I'm new here.

Also been lurking in GH and deskthority for a few months already. I've had my Filco tenkeyless for about 5 by now, which is my first mechanical board. Loving it so far.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: quochung1989 on Tue, 09 April 2013, 05:13:54
Hi, my name is Hưng and I'm new member.
Also been lurking in GH and deskthority for a few months already. I've had my Filco tenkeyless for about 5 by now, which is my first mechanical board. Loving it so far.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Chau on Tue, 09 April 2013, 05:17:00
Chao em. Welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: quochung1989 on Tue, 09 April 2013, 05:20:06
Anh là người Việt Nam ah?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Chau on Tue, 09 April 2013, 06:26:15
Yes, Vietnamese-Australian. :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csloan1218 on Tue, 09 April 2013, 10:07:26
I guess this is as good a place as any for an intro.

I'm charlie and I am new to the mechanical keyboard circuit (circus?). I currently have a saitek eclipse 2 and have been looking to upgrade to an non-gimmicky mech board. I do alot of resreach before buying anything, which led me repeatedly to gh. Had to register to view stuff, so I figure I might as well take the plunge and actually post something to the boards.

Anyways, hello gh!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: templai on Tue, 09 April 2013, 12:47:02
I guess this is as good a place as any for an intro.

I'm charlie and I am new to the mechanical keyboard circuit (circus?). I currently have a saitek eclipse 2 and have been looking to upgrade to an non-gimmicky mech board. I do alot of resreach before buying anything, which led me repeatedly to gh. Had to register to view stuff, so I figure I might as well take the plunge and actually post something to the boards.

Anyways, hello gh!

That's how I got into mechanical keyboards too, I guess when it comes to it everybody's got a similar story. Welcome!  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: acediac01 on Wed, 17 April 2013, 11:58:50
Hello!

Long time lurker of GH, used the info I found here to purchase my first mechanical keyboard over a year ago. I made the switch because I found out the hard way that the Microsoft and Logitech "Ergonomic" keyboards aren't in fact that good for repetitive stress, just positioning issues. Now I can't type on a membrane board for long without just becoming annoyed ;) I just recruited my father to the dark side as well, he has a full size Leopold w/ browns.

I'm looking to start expanding my collection and learn. Hopefully the pocketbook wont hurt too much... (yeah, right!)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: stellalie on Sat, 20 April 2013, 06:30:41
Hello all! I'm new here, where can I start posting on the classified?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: foxtrott on Sat, 20 April 2013, 07:46:44
Hello Geekhack,

hello stellalie...

we must first write 60 post before we are allowed to sell  :(
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csloan1218 on Sat, 20 April 2013, 13:19:16
Hello Geekhack,

hello stellalie...

we must first write 60 post before we are allowed to sell  :(

I was gunning for my 60 to sell my leo, by the time I got there I decided to keep it... lol
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gabinetex on Wed, 24 April 2013, 08:37:53
Hello Geekhack:
I've recently acquired my first decent keyboard, ( Unicomp 122 key buckling spring) and the information I've found in here has been invaluable.
cheers.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bavman on Wed, 24 April 2013, 22:49:28
Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

What's this about demik's flatulence?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: spidum on Fri, 26 April 2013, 21:28:24
welp I got a ways to go then before I can put up my wanted add for a poker
Title: Re: Hello Geekhack!
Post by: TheBinary on Fri, 26 April 2013, 22:11:33
Hello Geekhack! here's what I have...

Well I've only been around about a week, but I found this section and just posted my Hello own thread in the new members section  :)

Surprisingly I find that you & I are nearly neighbors geographically (saw this when reading further down the new member thread)

So, Hello Buzz, come over for a cup of sugar whenever you need too!  ;)

-TheBnary
Title: Welcome new members!
Post by: Gupgup on Fri, 26 April 2013, 22:27:48
Hello Geekhack! here's what I have...

Well I've only been around about a week, but I found this section and just posted my Hello own thread in the new members section  :)

Surprisingly I find that you & I are nearly neighbors geographically (saw this when reading further down the new member thread)

So, Hello Buzz, come over for a cup of sugar whenever you need too!  ;)

-TheBnary

Just want to say welcome to you officially binary, and welcome to all others!! Can't wait to talk some more bud.


Gupgup
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: TheBinary on Fri, 26 April 2013, 23:57:23
Thanks Gupgup, it was fun talking to you yesterday! We should that again soon, I'll tell you about some of the stuff that arrived.   :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: R0CKiT on Sun, 28 April 2013, 03:32:46
Aloha, from Hawaii... got my first mechanical keyboard like, maybe a couple of weeks ago?  Corsair K60, gaming keyboard.  i liked it so much i bought another, so i have 2!  ...didn't know there were other keyboards until i found this site... :-/.  heheh might get the topre next but i'm really looking at the otaku... probably get both.  i tend to collect things... so yeah, excited. :-)

cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: serverus45 on Wed, 01 May 2013, 22:28:29
Hi, my name is Cavin and I'm new here.

Also been lurking in GH and deskthority for a few months already. I've had my Topre realforce and IBM model M for about 1 month by now, Loving it so much.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Flying4Pandas on Tue, 07 May 2013, 17:47:44
Hello! New here. So I just discovered the mechanical keyboard community and am on my way to purchase my first mechanical keyboard. I plan on buying a Keycool 87 Yellow Backlit with Mx Cherry Blue switches. I'm excited to be apart of this community and after lurking around, decided to join! :3
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jimmydetectors09 on Sat, 11 May 2013, 02:06:37
Among all the detecting activities, gold detecting is the most interesting one. It can not only relax both our mind and body, but also give us a big fortune if we are lucky enough. Next time when you feel bored, you can pick up a gold detector (http://www.detectorall.com/categories/Gold-Metal-Detectors/) and have a try.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Folio on Fri, 17 May 2013, 09:53:04
Hi just introducing myself. I'm new to the forums but have been into keyboards for the past half year now. It all started when I saw a "silent" mechanical keyboard for sale on thinkgeek and I was like wtf is a mechanical and it all went downhill from there.

I was ECSTATIC when I found an old IBM Model M in my mom's office. That was my first mechanical. Then I bought a Noppoo choc mini mx blue, and finally a WASD custom mx blue. Now I'm ready for the topre tier. Thinking of getting a Realforce 87U and the Realforce numpad. This forum helped me get most of my answers, but I've never posted until now.

I love this forum, but I don't know if I'm going to stay after getting my topres cuz I don't know where I'd go from there in terms of keyboards. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: aUStzA on Thu, 06 June 2013, 04:46:31
I just bought my first mechanical keyboard (Ducky 9087G2 Pro) a few days ago after seeing my friends *cough* Blackwidow *cough*. He inspired me to one-up him on a good keyboard for dat dere gaymen. Plus, I work out a lot so the mechanical keys should give me a good finger and forearm workout, right? Haha. I look forward to secretly having a hobby with keyboards... because I already have one.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SoUL on Sun, 09 June 2013, 08:05:28
Noob here with a Razer Blackwidow looking to downsize!
MMMM MX BLUE  ^-^
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: BlackDragonTribal on Thu, 13 June 2013, 11:16:52
Hi everyone, I am newbine. I hope to receive your help. Thank you
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DarSee on Thu, 13 June 2013, 15:21:59
Hi all! 

I got my first mechanical keyboard last year and registered for the site.  Recently had to use my husband's computer for a few minutes and came away with a renewed appreciation for my keyboard.  So I'm just now getting around to wanting to post here and really looking into getting keycaps for my keyboard to change it up some, make it more suited to me.  Thinking about getting a TKL for gaming use.  Haven't quite reached that point yet but I'm looking, getting ideas. 
Glad to be here.
 :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Pro542 on Sat, 15 June 2013, 09:19:48
Hay people!
(http://ontariorabbits.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Hay.jpg)

Owner of a CM QFR(Black)
Looking to get keycaps soon
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dancerlily on Mon, 17 June 2013, 07:17:20
hi,i'm happy to this world of keyboards.These keycap set is very beautiful.i love geekhack!!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Deck Keyboards on Tue, 18 June 2013, 11:07:14
Hello GH, from Deck Keyboards!

I am here to help with any questions you may have regarding Deck products. Anything from switches to which my be the best fit for you. Happy blogging!

Best Regards,
Deck Keyboards
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 18 June 2013, 11:25:00
Hello GH, from Deck Keyboards!

I am here to help with any questions you may have regarding Deck products. Anything from switches to which my be the best fit for you. Happy blogging!

Best Regards,
Deck Keyboards

Welcome! You should probably pm an admin or mod to see about getting marked as a vendor!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Deck Keyboards on Tue, 18 June 2013, 11:33:24
Hello GH, from Deck Keyboards!

I am here to help with any questions you may have regarding Deck products. Anything from switches to which my be the best fit for you. Happy blogging!

Best Regards,
Deck Keyboards

Welcome! You should probably pm an admin or mod to see about getting marked as a vendor!


I will have to look into it. Thank you for the advice!!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 18 June 2013, 18:59:20
welcome, deck rep! please let me know if you need anything. you have been noticed and the gears to get you properly decked out with a star or tag of greatness or whatever it is we're doing now have been set in motion.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Deck Keyboards on Wed, 19 June 2013, 09:03:16
welcome, deck rep! please let me know if you need anything. you have been noticed and the gears to get you properly decked out with a star or tag of greatness or whatever it is we're doing now have been set in motion.

Thank you, I appreciate you help!  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ctrlaltreboot on Mon, 24 June 2013, 13:08:29
Hi Geek Hack. Hope I get stuck to just 3 keyboards and 3 keycap sets and 1 custom cable. I wish. Thanks for all the fishes here mates.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Risquel on Tue, 09 July 2013, 07:02:43
Hello, i'm new here and i'm pretty new to the mechanical keyboard scene. I use a Cherry G80-3000 with blues
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: xSpartanCx on Fri, 12 July 2013, 12:15:50
How do I know how many posts I have?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sat, 13 July 2013, 08:28:27
How do I know how many posts I have?

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Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: oaklandishh on Tue, 16 July 2013, 23:41:35
Newish here. Have been lurking for a little bit of time. Hope to get more posts in and be more active on IRC.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: growler on Sat, 20 July 2013, 18:13:24
There I was, buying an HHKB a few months back, thinking to myself "It's worth it in the long run, it's your professional tool." Now I am genuinely scared at how much I may end up spending!

Now, first major annoyance... ABS shiny space bar already. Why oh why isn't it PBT???

Right, where do I get these clacks again...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: geekhack360 on Sun, 21 July 2013, 17:13:35
Greetings.

I've got a DSI left handed keyboard (numpad and arrows on left side).
I would like to put on a few custom keycaps, and I've heard good things about the for sale section here. 

So I figured I'd join up.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: tormentor on Mon, 22 July 2013, 01:58:56
Thanks for the welcome. I was looking for keycaps and this seemed like the site to be at.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: poliwhirlz on Mon, 22 July 2013, 13:47:53
Hey!

My boyfriend has recently gotten me interested in fancier keyboards and directed me to this forum. I'm excited to look around and learn more about mechanical keyboards and maybe find some help on deciding one to buy. Very excited to be here!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Yzeets on Mon, 22 July 2013, 19:00:16
Welcome Poliwhirlz
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: klaxhu on Sun, 28 July 2013, 03:59:44
hello all.
i am new around here but i have been reading for quite a  while now :-)
great forum!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: uberzone on Mon, 29 July 2013, 09:22:46
Hello all. I've been stalking for a few weeks or so while I boned up on my keyboard knowledge. Finally took the plunge and ordered a keyboard. Then promptly ordered another one, which should arrive soon.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: skuko on Thu, 15 August 2013, 08:49:49
o hi,

long time stalker here, a few times poster here. GH is the best :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mama_Fry on Sun, 18 August 2013, 11:34:21
So I figured that I should now get my own log in....so Mama to Small Fry = Mama_Fry? Well, I couldn't think of anything else, so it seemed good for now. Not that I am going to know what any of you are talking about, but I wanted everyone to know that if ever you want to know or talk about Small Fry, I am here and am willing to talk about him. Just let me know. Thank you for all your continued support. It means so much to our family!

Mama Fry
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 18 August 2013, 11:38:42
So I figured that I should now get my own log in....so Mama to Small Fry = Mama_Fry? Well, I couldn't think of anything else, so it seemed good for now. Not that I am going to know what any of you are talking about, but I wanted everyone to know that if ever you want to know or talk about Small Fry, I am here and am willing to talk about him. Just let me know. Thank you for all your continued support. It means so much to our family!

Mama Fry

Welcome! That's a great username.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: hoggy on Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:22:39
It means a lot to us too. Glad you're here.

Edit: by which I mean the contact that you've made, it's a fantastic gesture. I hope that we can reciprocate.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mandolin on Sun, 18 August 2013, 12:47:22
 :cool: Nice to meet you all. I'm Mandolin.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYSds3AGqf4Sv9uJFozr-kqKfZNfDS2P5MQdzQn2MarHCnwVGHhg)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 18 August 2013, 13:09:19
:cool: Nice to meet you all. I'm Mandolin.

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYSds3AGqf4Sv9uJFozr-kqKfZNfDS2P5MQdzQn2MarHCnwVGHhg)


Yeah we haven't forgotten you.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mandolin on Sun, 18 August 2013, 15:41:52
:cool: Nice to meet you all. I'm Mandolin.

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYSds3AGqf4Sv9uJFozr-kqKfZNfDS2P5MQdzQn2MarHCnwVGHhg)


Yeah we haven't forgotten you.
You better not, I'm making sure of it.

I'm here for the lols too
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 18 August 2013, 15:46:36
:cool: Nice to meet you all. I'm Mandolin.

Show Image
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYSds3AGqf4Sv9uJFozr-kqKfZNfDS2P5MQdzQn2MarHCnwVGHhg)


Yeah we haven't forgotten you.
You better not, I'm making sure of it.

I'm here for the lols too

I thought you just liked to brag on your eBay scams.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mandolin on Sun, 18 August 2013, 16:34:01
I sell a whole bunch of stuff, on eBay and outside, and I do not advertirse my sales on the forum or interact posts that talk about them anymore. Keyboard related or not.

I'm totally guilty of pricing my awesome items high, but never have had scammed anybody.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 18 August 2013, 22:42:00
So I figured that I should now get my own log in....so Mama to Small Fry = Mama_Fry? Well, I couldn't think of anything else, so it seemed good for now. Not that I am going to know what any of you are talking about, but I wanted everyone to know that if ever you want to know or talk about Small Fry, I am here and am willing to talk about him. Just let me know. Thank you for all your continued support. It means so much to our family!

Mama Fry

Welcome to Geekhack!

Hope you enjoy your stay :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mama_Fry on Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:08:33
I am Mama Fry....Mama to Small Fry. I don't know what interest I have in keyboards, except to type on them and chat with all of Small Fry's friends and hear stories about him and things of that nature. Thank you all for your continued support. You will never know how comforting it is!

Peace,

Mama
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: linziyi on Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:11:25
Welcome! We hope you enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 20 August 2013, 06:43:18
I am Mama Fry....Mama to Small Fry. I don't know what interest I have in keyboards, except to type on them and chat with all of Small Fry's friends and hear stories about him and things of that nature. Thank you all for your continued support. You will never know how comforting it is!

Peace,

Mama

Just wanted to say I love your avatar!!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 20 August 2013, 12:14:58
I am Mama Fry....Mama to Small Fry. I don't know what interest I have in keyboards, except to type on them and chat with all of Small Fry's friends and hear stories about him and things of that nature. Thank you all for your continued support. You will never know how comforting it is!

Peace,

Mama

SmallFry was always ready to help. It was great knowing that I could ask him simple questions that I didn't know. Before his passing, he was going to help me program my Phantom... we never got to do that.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Tue, 20 August 2013, 12:18:42
I am Mama Fry....Mama to Small Fry. I don't know what interest I have in keyboards, except to type on them and chat with all of Small Fry's friends and hear stories about him and things of that nature. Thank you all for your continued support. You will never know how comforting it is!

Peace,

Mama

SmallFry was always ready to help. It was great knowing that I could ask him simple questions that I didn't know. Before his passing, he was going to help me program my Phantom... we never got to do that.

^^ He and I were discussing phantom programming as well!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Mama_Fry on Tue, 20 August 2013, 12:57:14
Sorry I don't know anything about any of that, but you could ask Papa Fry when he gets his account set up....he might know that stuff!

Mama
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 20 August 2013, 14:07:17
I was just merely throwing out how helpful he was, and how quick he was to be so. There are threads documenting exactly that, but he was willing to make it easy for me instead by helping.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Obakemono on Wed, 21 August 2013, 17:41:24
Just saying hi a bit late :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: YeXZ on Thu, 22 August 2013, 15:26:09
Hi all. I'm new here hope to get the help i need xD.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CommonCurt on Tue, 27 August 2013, 01:23:12

Hello my name is CommonCurt. I signed up a few days ago and have been learning some stuff from reading the forum. I bought my first mech keyboard a month ago, and now I own three of them. They are for sure addictive. I get the 60 posts thing, but I was wondering can we participate in group buys from the start? Just thought I would say hi and introduce myself.

~ CommonCurt
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Sai on Tue, 27 August 2013, 02:36:20

Hello my name is CommonCurt. I signed up a few days ago and have been learning some stuff from reading the forum. I bought my first mech keyboard a month ago, and now I own three of them. They are for sure addictive. I get the 60 posts thing, but I was wondering can we participate in group buys from the start? Just thought I would say hi and introduce myself.

~ CommonCurt


sure you can participate in groupbuy. just prepare your wallet.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: devilockz on Wed, 28 August 2013, 01:56:57
i can't read through every single post, so i post this. may i know where can i get those printable key caps map so that i can organize them nice before install to keyboard?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CommonCurt on Wed, 28 August 2013, 20:33:26
Hey, how come my introduction doesn't count as a post? LOL
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CommonCurt on Wed, 28 August 2013, 20:44:19

sure you can participate in groupbuy. just prepare your wallet.  :thumb:
[/quote]

I have been looking for some Black with Blue font thick PBT caps. Have you ever seen any on here?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: TheeCOoon on Thu, 29 August 2013, 23:10:18
Well Thanks!@!@!@!~

My wallet is crying ATM
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: oscillik on Fri, 30 August 2013, 13:00:22
glad to have the help here! hopefully I can contribute something useful here, this place has certainly been very useful for me!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: thegnu on Mon, 02 September 2013, 14:29:02
so i'm not exactly new, but i figured i would introduce myself (again? i dunno), since i don't know when exactly i stopped being able to make new posts in classifieds due to my low post count.  it's been a while since i've been back.

anyway, i'm a musician studying in miami.  i've got a filco majestouch tkl with PBT thick cherry profile keycaps grey/blue and some custom keycaps for the lulz.  anyway, i'm going to go see if i can sell my **** on ebay, lol.  cheers.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: 1771 on Wed, 11 September 2013, 17:02:32
Hi! I heard greekhack in China, and this is my 3rd week in the USA. I love this country, I love keyboard, especially the keycaps !!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: BlueWhale on Sat, 14 September 2013, 08:54:27
hi, newcomer here. i love mechanical keyboard so much. i owned White FC700R and grey KBT Oni. i love spending money on set of keycaps. i heard geekhack from friend.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowie on Tue, 17 September 2013, 07:23:04
Hello! I just bought my first vintage model M keyboard (1390120)! I'm so excited and hope to learn more about the IBM model M series.  I got very lucky as I thought I'd never be able to stumble on one for sale. I guess I should "never say never again." I hope to learn from this awesome community.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: slobo on Wed, 18 September 2013, 10:39:22
Hi folks :), new member since yesterday. Is there a place where it is tolerated to ask for help to choose a mechanical keyboard? I don't want to post in the wrong forum sub-section.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Pacifist on Fri, 20 September 2013, 20:23:08
Hello Everyone!

I currently don't own a mech, but I am buying a full size white backlit mech in around 2 weeks. My wasd sampler is coming tomorrow, and I can't wait to pick a switch for my typing and some gaming needs.

Can't wait for the fun!   :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kbmax400 on Sun, 06 October 2013, 18:14:21
Hello, all, fresh noobie, here. Have a few dead and live keyboards and was pondering what to do with them and lo, here I am....
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: xuanwumen on Wed, 23 October 2013, 20:17:39
Hello,Everybody

I'm totally new to this family from China. I came to know mechanical keyboards by chance and i was shocked to know keyboards could be that expensive....

Now i got to know little more about it and especially after reading posts here, i find it is common and happy for fans to empty their pocket for their beloved boards.

Why not.....


Finally thanks to this platform for me to learn more about mechanical keyboards.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iri on Sun, 27 October 2013, 04:44:44
welcome to the wallethack, xuanwumen! it seems you haven't discovered "clack sales" yet.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dustinhxc on Tue, 29 October 2013, 01:14:55
Thank you for the great welcome! :) I have already spent 14 hours researching as much as I could for the day and have already spent a lot of $$$

Thanks! I look forward to everything I learn! Oh and Group Buys! :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: n0rdlad on Thu, 31 October 2013, 04:07:00
Hello everyone!! Happy Halloween from Australia!  ^-^
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WinterIsle on Thu, 31 October 2013, 23:00:08
Hi, I'm new to GH :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dustinhxc on Sat, 02 November 2013, 22:51:20
Sooooo... The more I look at Keyboards the more I fall in love with them! This hobby is becoming amazing!  ;D ;D ;D ;) ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: n0rdlad on Mon, 04 November 2013, 06:22:30
Sooooo... The more I look at Keyboards the more I fall in love with them! This hobby is becoming amazing!  ;D ;D ;D ;) ;)

Totally!! My gf thinks im nuts though lol.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dustinhxc on Mon, 04 November 2013, 13:55:37
Sooooo... The more I look at Keyboards the more I fall in love with them! This hobby is becoming amazing!  ;D ;D ;D ;) ;)

Totally!! My gf thinks im nuts though lol.

haha same here!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DelKey on Fri, 15 November 2013, 07:29:18
Hello everyone. I've been lurking silently, absorbing, learning, and of course spending $s for about 8 months. I stumbled upon geekhack while innocently looking for a compact keyboard that would allow me to use my mouse in a more ergonomic position. I quickly learned the term tenkeyless and the fact that I knew nothing about keyboards. Though I didn't know why, I felt strangely compelled to delve into the subject and I don't have to tell any of you what I found. Like so many people, I used a keyboard every day but had no idea that it could be anything other than an input device. I wonder how I didn't notice the nuances before. It's like wearing a new pair of glasses and seeing what you have missed that was right in front of your eyes the whole time.

It has been eight months since I started that search for a keyboard. I now own six! Also, I have ordered an LZ-FE, purchased 7 or 8 complete sets of keycaps, innumerable smaller kits/ individual keycaps, bags and bags of o-rings, 2 Vortex metal cases, an assortment of keycap pullers rivaling a granny's spoon collection, and have participated in enough resent group buys that I'm not really 100% sure what is coming in the mail in the next few weeks/ months. Who needs a savings account anyway! Recently, my significant other asked me "how many keyboards do you need?!" My reply was "that's exactly what I'm trying to find out!" When this all began, I had no idea what these communities were like and set up accounts here and there at first just to get information, then to purchase stuff, but never dreamed of participating. Now, I'm all in and started this new account with the same username as the one I have been lurking under at Deskthority. Here I was using pbooras when participating in buys. Anyway, that's me and I thank you all for helping me learn and become obsessed with  keyboards.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Senbei on Thu, 28 November 2013, 07:58:52
Hello folks,
I've found geekhack some time back when I was looking for information on how to build your own keyboard... I've given up, but I started spending money on mechanical keyboards, my first being a Filco Minila USB with Brown switches and US layout.
I'm particularly fond of keyboards, mainly from an aesthetic point of view (I own many that I bought and NEVER used) and from a vintage collector point of view.
That said, maybe I'll not build my own keyboard but at least I'll design my own keycaps set eventually.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: boardcolletor on Wed, 04 December 2013, 02:18:28
New member come here. I am james richardson.  computer programmer.  like to talk with all of you.
Title: late bloomer
Post by: Aka.Stiggy on Wed, 11 December 2013, 06:09:34
Greetings from NJ.  I used to use a saitek "gaming" keyboard once that was a hand-me-down and I thought that was pretty sweet.  I also used to play console video games.  I'm also 32 years old, and sadly, I made it pretty far in school as a left handed index finger pecker.  My right hand probably clocked 300 apm while my left index finger would saunter in for a lame bottom half to "heart and soul."  I estimate I had it up to 30 wpm, but that's like getting really good at typing "gg," sure it's a skill set, but not one to be proud of.  I decided I wanted to teach myself how to type, and with my starcraft addiction (n.die_jaedong fighting!), I started to research mechanical keyboards.  Sort of on an impulse, I bought a dasKeyboard with completely blank black keys, and I put an ancient ps/2 keyboard in my car to practice typing left handed during traffic.  Starcraft is fun to type :)


So now my typing is up around 80 wpm after about a year and a half living with a das, and I even know just about where all the non-alphanumeric symbols live.  Something I figured out a bit too late, was that this monstrous keypad attached to the right side of this das is terrible for gaming and ergonomics.  I have done a great deal of research, and am a new enthusiast.  I am waiting for my blank white PBT 87 set to arrive from china and my cheap black zerg logo (wtb: 12 dollar mkc relief zerg) to arrive from geek_feng.  I am now in the market for a 75% race, or will probably impulse buy a keycool 84 later.  I took a long time to decide on brown switches for my das, and I love them.  I have a set of o-rings, and as soon as my key-caps and puller arrive, I plan on making a few cool black/white designs on my das just for funzies.  I plan on taking some pics to put in my signature or something.


I would love to know more about this market but it seems weird already.  I will be scouring these forums for information, but I have narrowed down my next purchase pretty well.  I would like to go with blue switches, just to mix it up and try to typing favorite, (when I'm grandmaster I'll get some reds :), and I realy like the 75% keyboards.  I love the look of the 60s and would love to type on them, but the ease of using f1-10 on the keycooler looks ridiculous for gaming.  Even better on the layout of the kbt race, but it seems like it's not in stock anywhere with either white, blue, or purple backlighting. 


So yea, eventually I'll have some pics to share of the keyboard I end up getting and I know I'll get "nerd chills" every time I see it :) 


I'm not asking for anyone to pm me for help, as I will be looking around plenty on my own, but if anyone has any advice or information, I am a late-blooming geek.  I was cool in high-school, so lame right? 


glhf gg
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: helenching78 on Sun, 15 December 2013, 02:41:35
Hi. I'm from Hong Kong. I've been lurking here for some time and reading posts, mainly about the topre switches.
Well, I think the keyboards I own speak it all.
First, I bought the DasKeyboard from Amazon.com 2 months ago. It was the ultimate silent version.
I enjoy having a blank keyboard. And I found the 2 USB very useful as my VAIO computers had limited USB slots.
But it's too big and I cannot carry it in my backpack to work. So I bought the Filco Ninja brown switches.
It is still very heavy. So I bought the HHKB pro 2. I bought it from Japanese webshop via a proxy.
I really like the look and feel of the HHKB. My brother had the Realforce 89s (all 30gm) and Realforce 104 UB keyboards.
I like the HHKB better after trying these keyboards. Yet the problem is that HHKB is difficult to use in my work.(No arrows, home/end button)
So I keep it for home use.

Then I had some new keycaps. The Filco double short high profile keycaps. Well... It takes some time to get used to.
I change my HHKB with topre keycaps, pink color.
The Filco is not my favorite keyboard. I think their brown switches are too light.
But the wrist rests are quite good. I have both the wood and leather ones.
Next time, I'm thinking about getting a HHKB type-s as my Christmas/ new year present.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cinnamoncider on Thu, 19 December 2013, 23:00:17
Hi guys!

I'm new here and my first mkb that I bought is a Ducky Shine 3. Nice to meet you all  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Pacifist on Thu, 19 December 2013, 23:05:10
Hi. I'm from Hong Kong. I've been lurking here for some time and reading posts, mainly about the topre switches.
Well, I think the keyboards I own speak it all.
First, I bought the DasKeyboard from Amazon.com 2 months ago. It was the ultimate silent version.
I enjoy having a blank keyboard. And I found the 2 USB very useful as my VAIO computers had limited USB slots.
But it's too big and I cannot carry it in my backpack to work. So I bought the Filco Ninja brown switches.
It is still very heavy. So I bought the HHKB pro 2. I bought it from Japanese webshop via a proxy.
I really like the look and feel of the HHKB. My brother had the Realforce 89s (all 30gm) and Realforce 104 UB keyboards.
I like the HHKB better after trying these keyboards. Yet the problem is that HHKB is difficult to use in my work.(No arrows, home/end button)
So I keep it for home use.

Then I had some new keycaps. The Filco double short high profile keycaps. Well... It takes some time to get used to.
I change my HHKB with topre keycaps, pink color.
The Filco is not my favorite keyboard. I think their brown switches are too light.
But the wrist rests are quite good. I have both the wood and leather ones.
Next time, I'm thinking about getting a HHKB type-s as my Christmas/ new year present.

why not leopold f660c and change the delete and insert key to home/end?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: error62 on Tue, 24 December 2013, 01:33:59
Hello! This is my first time ever on any forum :D I hope to stick around long this time, in it for the long haul.. plus that 60 post seems interesting.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: naasfu on Sat, 11 January 2014, 17:06:30
Hi all,

Noob here, with my first mech keyboard on order from WASD.  It's a Vader-themed (http://i.imgur.com/W4R8KRU.jpg) tenkeyless.  I can't wait! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: katushkin on Sat, 11 January 2014, 17:32:45
I post far too much, far too quickly. Never stop terrible posting.

Hi all,

Noob here, with my first mech keyboard on order from WASD.  It's a Vader-themed (http://i.imgur.com/W4R8KRU.jpg) tenkeyless.  I can't wait! :)

That looks nice! I especially like the win keys. Why the random coloured keys though?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Sat, 11 January 2014, 17:37:47
I post far too much, far too quickly. Never stop terrible posting.

Hi all,

Noob here, with my first mech keyboard on order from WASD.  It's a Vader-themed (http://i.imgur.com/W4R8KRU.jpg) tenkeyless.  I can't wait! :)

That looks nice! I especially like the win keys. Why the random coloured keys though?
Not much of a darth vader fan eh

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/6/68843/3474964-darth-vader.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: katushkin on Sat, 11 January 2014, 18:04:38
(http://i.imgur.com/GwyMPka.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: naasfu on Sat, 11 January 2014, 19:04:17
Haha I wanted to make the reference a little subtle and not put his face all over the keyboard. :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rdev5 on Sat, 18 January 2014, 00:34:27
Joined as a result of http://nathankot.com/blog/2013/09/05/modding-the-happy-hacking-keyboard/ in search for the mod board Hasu is working on. Now looking to add some color key caps to the mix. Recently received a HHKB Pro 2 as a gift and am now averaging over 140wpm at 10fastfingers.com. You don't realize the difference a keyboard like the HHKB Pro2 can make in your typing until you've used it for a while and try going back to a laptop keyboard or otherwise. Not only is it not the same, but you quickly see how difficult it really is to type on keyboards that aren't as well thought through as the HHKB Pro 2. Just feels awkward now, slows down your typing, and causes more mistakes (Re: Macbook Pro laptop keyboard as compared to the HHKB Pro 2).

I'm extremely busy during the week so I don't have a whole lot of time to spend on forums. Will check in as time permits. I just finished scrolling through all 40 pages of the Topre keyboards in geekhack media forums and saved pictures of the ones I like the most, my favorite out of all of them being http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3436/3808183178_781ea37a47_o.jpg

Anyways, hello and glad to see some great ideas out there!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jufa on Sun, 19 January 2014, 15:24:49
hello I am from Indonesia
My first mkb was ss 6ghv2, but I do not know what it mkb, about 2 months ago I bought yots ducky.
I am still a beginner, but I am interested in reading the posts here.
still trying to find the right keyboard for me.
I tried to order keyboard from GON, and will be finish within 2 months, while waiting maybe I'll try hhkb type s .. sorry for my english  :)

thx... see you around
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cooliehack on Mon, 20 January 2014, 19:31:24
Hail fellow mechanical keyboard lovers,
I lurked this site months ago and found myself with a WASD Keyboards v1 (MX Brown) and then over the holidays got a CM QuickFire Stealth (MX Blue) to help with the whole ergonomics situation.

Now I disappointingly discover the 60% keyboards and see myself lusting for a Poker II.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: welsinki on Sun, 02 February 2014, 18:29:27
Click Clack Click Clack. :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 02 February 2014, 18:37:49
Click Clack Click Clack. :thumb:

Lol what?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: welsinki on Mon, 03 February 2014, 07:12:06
Click Clack Click Clack. :thumb:

Lol what?

I had to break the ice with something   ;)
Title: I'm new!
Post by: ray on Fri, 07 February 2014, 19:05:06
Hey, everbuddy,

Wanted to get a good keyboard, it's been a long time since I had one I liked.  Thought I would learn more about what the options were.

I ordered a switch demo kit from WASD and I can't really tell much from this.  I've ordered another kit from CoolerMaster and I'm hoping that will help me get a real feel.  (Also, I heard there was a full demo keyboard floating around?)

My guess right now is I'll be going with a WASD custom board using the switches I determine that I like using the CoolerMaster kit.

Happy keyboarding, here I come!
Title: Re: I'm new!
Post by: naasfu on Sun, 09 February 2014, 01:01:24
Hey, everbuddy,

Wanted to get a good keyboard, it's been a long time since I had one I liked.  Thought I would learn more about what the options were.

I ordered a switch demo kit from WASD and I can't really tell much from this.  I've ordered another kit from CoolerMaster and I'm hoping that will help me get a real feel.  (Also, I heard there was a full demo keyboard floating around?)

My guess right now is I'll be going with a WASD custom board using the switches I determine that I like using the CoolerMaster kit.

Happy keyboarding, here I come!
Welcome! :)  For trying out MX switch types, go visit Frys and Best Buy and try out all the gaming keyboards.  Many of them have mechanical switches.  At Frys in Sunnyvale, they had display models with Blues (Razer BlackWidow + CoolerMaster), Reds (Corsair K*), and Black (uhh I forgot the brand).  Best Buy had the BlackWidow (Blues) and Logitech G710+ with Browns (although it has O-rings, so not the best example of Browns in my opinion). 

At Frys, the display models aren't labeled and the salesmen are totally clueless, so be sure to bring a phone so you can look up the model numbers on each board to figure out which switches they have.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mauikutan on Sun, 09 February 2014, 07:46:25
is there any some areas that the post didnt count?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SpAmRaY on Sun, 09 February 2014, 09:24:44
is there any some areas that the post didnt count?

Yes many places don't count anymore because people abused them to spam to 60 posts to sell in classifieds.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Krumps on Sun, 09 February 2014, 22:55:09
Hello fellow admirers of pristine input devices!
I only have only one HHKB, but it has spoiled me rotten.
Perhaps people here will understand.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Dubsgalore on Sun, 09 February 2014, 22:56:16
Hello fellow admirers of pristine input devices!
I only have only one HHKB. Her name is Thonk, ...
She has spoiled me rotten.
Perhaps people here will understand.

welcome!

/me crumps on Krumps
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: funkymeeba on Mon, 10 February 2014, 00:10:06
Hello fellow admirers of pristine input devices!
I only have only one HHKB. Her name is Thonk, ...
She has spoiled me rotten.
Perhaps people here will understand.

You have the best username on Geekhack. Welcome!

/me crumps.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: aref on Mon, 10 February 2014, 13:52:22
I'm new to geekhack, but have been a devoted keyboard guy for decades. My favorite keyboards are my two Realforce 87U/55-gram KBs, and a pristine 1992 IBM SSK. I've tried too many KBs to list, but after going though many Filcos, CMQFRs, Leopolds, Logitechs... I never found a Cherry switch that felt right for me--I've tried them all save MX Clear; and I found Logitechs disappointing, save the Logitech mouse I use.

I've kind of settled in with my SSK and two 87U keyboards. I've tried Realforce's variable KB--no joy for me; moved to the 45-gram, which was okay, but too easily actuated for me; moved to the 55-gram and like it. I'd like to see Topre come out with a 60-gram switch--not so sure this will happen. Regardless, I do like heavier actuated key switches.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cooey on Sat, 15 February 2014, 08:50:21
Hi everybody.
I've been lurking for a couple months and learning so much from this forum. I only have a SteelSeries and a Rosewill mechanical keyboards but in a few weeks I'm looking forward to getting a Ducky Shine 3. And I have been trying out a lot of colorful layouts for my boards and it's such fun hobby, but my friends don't understand. They just find it geeky. Ah well. It's good to find a whole community like this, so I'll be seeing you all around!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: antCB on Sat, 15 February 2014, 22:47:07
I got to know of geekhack through some mechanical keyboard enthusiasts from a general technology portuguese forum (zwame. if you want to know).

Also because I've made a huge mistake with my Steelseries 6GV2 (it's the only mechanical keyboard I currently own), and I think I'll be able to get help from this forum :P

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 15 February 2014, 22:56:17
I got to know of geekhack through some mechanical keyboard enthusiasts from a general technology portuguese forum (zwame. if you want to know).

Also because I've made a huge mistake with my Steelseries 6GV2 (it's the only mechanical keyboard I currently own), and I think I'll be able to get help from this forum :P

The huge mistake being the MX Black switches, or the non-standard keycaps?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: antCB on Sun, 16 February 2014, 09:46:06
i actually like the feel of the switches and keycaps :) but i've managed to screw up in something I shouldn't have screwed  :P
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: czito on Tue, 25 February 2014, 00:47:03
Hello geekhack !

I was watching this board for a long time. What I have got? I have black alps Alcatel keyboard adn Logitech 710+ with brownies.


Regards
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SirReallySam on Fri, 28 February 2014, 08:42:49
I'm relatively new...


I have a Ducky Zero with MX Reds,
An IBM model M with a terminal connector... Going to be using Soarer's MOD soon :)
Also a couple of membrane boards as well... But who wants to hear about them XD

Going to be buying a Matias Tactile Pro and Poker 2 with MX blues soon hopefully!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SirReallySam on Sat, 01 March 2014, 05:40:18
Hello geekhack !

I was watching this board for a long time. What I have got? I have black alps Alcatel keyboard adn Logitech 710+ with brownies.


Regards

MMM brownies :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: delobe on Mon, 03 March 2014, 08:18:49
Hello, I just bought my first mechanical keyboard, a filco with brown switches, and google seemed to direct me here! So, hello guys.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: John Venture on Mon, 03 March 2014, 19:59:39
Hello, been lurking the forum for a while and decided to step up :-)

I hope the forum won't ask me to fill a captcha with every post for too long, I HATE 'em!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Pacifist on Mon, 03 March 2014, 20:02:41
Hello, been lurking the forum for a while and decided to step up :-)

I hope the forum won't ask me to fill a captcha with every post for too long, I HATE 'em!

Its only for the first couple posts
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SirReallySam on Tue, 04 March 2014, 14:14:16
Hello, been lurking the forum for a while and decided to step up :-)

I hope the forum won't ask me to fill a captcha with every post for too long, I HATE 'em!

Its only for the first couple posts
After I discovered this I was much more likely to post D: So annoying XD
Hello, been lurking the forum for a while and decided to step up :-)

I hope the forum won't ask me to fill a captcha with every post for too long, I HATE 'em!

Agreed they were so annoying D:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Tue, 04 March 2014, 15:33:58
Well... I'm a fan of good keyboards from Ukraine. First keyboard I typed on was genuine IBM Model M on IBM PC AT... and when I had money to spend, I started looking for the same feeling...

Now I own two mechanical keyboards - Razer BlackWidow Expert (Cherry MX Blue - nice, but now I use it on my second PC) and Unicomp Ultra Classic (buckling springs - my main keyboard for now). Although I found "that" feeling, now I longing for genuine Model M... or maybe even Model F?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sa_penguin on Fri, 07 March 2014, 21:31:19
Greetings from sunny Adelaide, South Australia.
I just joined, in a quest for more information on custom keypads. You could say I'm at the very edge of the "money pit" mentioned in post #1.
What I want to make is - a calculator keypad.

Not just any old keypad, but a quality one, like HP used to make. With color function keys, and secondary functions in color on the keycaps.

I've been looking at making my own PCB's and loading them with low profile switches ($$$) but it's cheaper to just but a 49-key Bluetooth mini keyboard.
That still leaves me with a need to get custom keycaps. I've got plenty of forum reading to do, wish me luck.

-- Alan
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: drinkbleach on Sat, 08 March 2014, 10:00:37
Hi, long time listener, first time poster. Currently typing on a leopold 660c and lovin it! Been trying to get my WPM up and looking to dress up the board with something pretty  :-*

Also, thinking of trying a silent mod.

Heyo all !!!

Vancouver, Canada!


Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: pantoum on Tue, 11 March 2014, 18:07:52
Hello All!

I've been working IT for 10 years and it was only recently that my boss asked me if I wanted a "clicky" keyboard for my workstation. From there I went to a Ducky Zero with red switches and now I'm hooked!

Glad to find this place!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: john71 on Thu, 13 March 2014, 15:44:56
Hey all

found this place trough ergodox.
my goal is to build  a spin off from that project.
Currently i'm looking about some information on the teensy controller, how do the layers work?


Grretz John
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 13 March 2014, 15:53:29
Hey all

found this place trough ergodox.
my goal is to build  a spin off from that project.
Currently i'm looking about some information on the teensy controller, how do the layers work?


Grretz John

The Teensy is the microcontroller, and only does what the firmware allows it to do. So the layers are a function of the firmware used. You could always start by taking a look at hasu's TMK keyboard firmware (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41989.0).
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: chibishin on Sun, 23 March 2014, 12:32:15
guess I need to make a bunch of pointless posts so I can make a WTB thread in the classifieds.

because nothing ensures quality of posters than forcing them to post nonsense so they can have the same access as other members.

the captcha and verification bits in order to post are brilliant, too. I suppose that's why you have so many active members.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: stfu_navi on Tue, 08 April 2014, 16:26:56
Hello everyone at GH.

I have been lurking the forums for a while, looking to learn a bit about mechanical keyboards, pimp out my recently acquired CM Quickfire Rapid and maybe even the CM Quickfire Ultimate I was given as a present a while back, I'm also super interested in participating in group buys. right now I'm obsessed with trying to get my hands in an IBM Model M (so I can be hated for how loud that thing can be in a small office  ;D ) manufactured in either 1986< (year i was born) or 1987...been keeping an eye out for a while but no luck so far...maybe someone in the classifieds would be willing to sell?  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: heavyzobech on Sat, 12 April 2014, 15:07:44
Hi all, I'm new and like stfu_navi I've been lurking the forums for a while too :)

I just received my first mechanical keyboard this monday, but I was abroad so this is my first day typing on it ! I've bought a QuickFire Rapid because I... just hate the standard layout (too big for me), and its price is low enough so I wouldn't regret having chosen the wrong switches... Got the black ones, and I like them :D

Still, I'm gonna loose a lot of money (as soon as I get some), because I've fallen in love of Topre switches (just by looking at them, and hearing them in Mr Interface videos), AND I still have to try a keyboard with blue or green switches...
And I already want to change those ugly QFR caps : I'm from the french-speaking part of Switzerland, so getting a mech keyboard with a swiss ISO layout is almost impossible ; my first keyboard got a german layout and it shouldn't be an issue (I blind-type), but... still... those caps...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sebk on Wed, 23 April 2014, 09:44:18
Guten Tag geekhack!

I've only recently gotten into the fantastic world of keyboard and this seems to be the place where it all goes down ;) I've seen some cool stuff and already met some cool people. I'm hoping to find more.

I have two model Ms, a Coolermaster XT, and a Poker 2 on the way. I'm currently hunting for a SSK. Living in Europe sucks!

Seb
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Lurch on Wed, 23 April 2014, 10:01:41
I bought a Topre board within two weeks of becoming a GeekHack member.

What's next? Whatever it is, I can't wait. :p :cool: :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Krogenar on Wed, 23 April 2014, 10:21:19
I bought a Topre board within two weeks of becoming a GeekHack member.

What's next? Whatever it is, I can't wait. :p :cool: :thumb:

What's next? Say goodbye to your wallet.

Oh wait, Topre? Nevermind. Steer clear of the MXs if you want your wallet to have any chance of surviving.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Lurch on Wed, 23 April 2014, 10:36:16
I bought a Topre board within two weeks of becoming a GeekHack member.

What's next? Whatever it is, I can't wait. :p :cool: :thumb:

What's next? Say goodbye to your wallet.

Oh wait, Topre? Nevermind. Steer clear of the MXs if you want your wallet to have any chance of surviving.

Coach, I guess I could have said three Topre boards, two Topre keysets, and a Topre clack all within a few weeks. ;)

I've had two Cherry boards for the past few (2-3) years. Now that I have made the jump to Topre, I'll probably start looking into modding my Cherrys.

Agreed, the price of KMACs, other high-end Cherry boards and those sorts are up there in $$$. :eek:

 
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cooldiscretion on Sat, 03 May 2014, 01:51:48
Hello All,

This is my first post, but I've been reading this website for weeks now learning everything I can.  I recently bought a Ducky Shine 3 TKL which I have been pretty pleased with.  I'm much more excited about the Poker 2, aluminum Tex case, and blank black PBT keycaps I have coming in the mail soon.  The plan is to add a bunch of red LEDs to the Poker 2 PCB, mount that in the Tex case, and hopefully someday find a red Gasmask keycap for the escape key.  From the reading that I've done so far, these artisan keycaps go quick - very quick. Anyway, it's nice to join a community of people that I can talk keyboards with, because my girlfriend is getting sick of it.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: grapenutster on Fri, 09 May 2014, 17:54:57
Hello everybody at Geekhack!  I've just ordered my first cherry mx keyboard, a  Ducky DK9008 Shine 3 with the Cherry MX Blues and orange LEDs.  I've been using an Apple Extended Keyboard II M3501 but now I want to try out some Cherry switches.  I'm really interested in retro keycaps!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: grapenutster on Wed, 14 May 2014, 23:10:06
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Wed, 14 May 2014, 23:19:23
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

In this quest you will get nothing but opinions on personal preference.  Me personally I find buckling spring switches to be the best in the world of audible feeback, tactile feedback, force require for actuation, overall feel, and longevity.  However, customization wins out with what I am planning so MX it is.  I have not tried topre switches yet.  But they are not near as customizable as MX.  Custom layouts can't be done yet with them so you are stuck with what ever you can buy off the shelf.  Plus, rumors that Topre has stopped aftermarket keycap manufacturing.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Pacifist on Wed, 14 May 2014, 23:23:22
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Wed, 14 May 2014, 23:25:04
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: grapenutster on Thu, 15 May 2014, 18:42:05

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I have often considered longevity and the long time availability for repair /spare parts when buying something like a car or a bicycle.  I have always kept a spare alternator, a set of gaskets and belts in my garage in case of the national enemy du jour. now that I am getting ready to get into mech keyboards, the cost involved has me thinking about where to source spare parts and the length of the production cycle will be for such parts. 


I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.

I'll have to check out the electronics flea market next month and see what's around
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Fri, 16 May 2014, 01:24:41
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.

But is there something wrong with the switches themselves? ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 16 May 2014, 01:34:04
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.

But is there something wrong with the switches themselves? ;)

No it is just an inherent trait of the material composition of the rubber portion.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: grapenutster on Fri, 16 May 2014, 13:54:59
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.

But is there something wrong with the switches themselves? ;)

No it is just an inherent trait of the material composition of the rubber portion.

Since the rubber dome does not play an active role in the detection of a keypress, is the rubber dome only present in the design to provide some sort of tactile feedback?  I wonder if the rubber dome could be done away with permantently, substituting a washer or space of the appropriate size & shape.  I believe that contactless switches should be the way to go for any input device.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Sat, 17 May 2014, 03:52:40
Cherry or Topre? 

In the search for a keyboard that both offers a pleasant tactile and audible feedback, and is not damaging to the tendons of the wrist in the long term, I have wondered whether it is worth while to invest in cherry keyswitch based boards, or Topre?  Looking at the characteristics of the Topre capacitive switch, Topre appears to have the advantages of longevity, as the activation of the switch mechanism is not dependent on physical contact between conductors, but tactile Cherry switches seem to provide more positive tactile and audible feedback.  ANybody out there who has tried both and have an opinion on the advantages / drawbacks of either?

First off, longevity is NOTHING you should be worrying about in a mech. That being said, topre usually dies before cherry before dies BS. Topre uses rubber domes that get hard after time and change feel. Cherry is all contact but that contact lasts quite a while. BS lasts pretty much forever, and I have not seen a dead BS board yet.

If you're going for ergonomics, topre does not have any options, and for BS, there is just the M15. For cherry there is a plethora of options.

I concur.  The M that I got for $5 from a e-recycle shop actually has shiny caps and a couple of the caps the dye subbed legends are actually starting to wear.

But is there something wrong with the switches themselves? ;)

No it is just an inherent trait of the material composition of the rubber portion.

Since the rubber dome does not play an active role in the detection of a keypress, is the rubber dome only present in the design to provide some sort of tactile feedback?  I wonder if the rubber dome could be done away with permantently, substituting a washer or space of the appropriate size & shape.  I believe that contactless switches should be the way to go for any input device.

It's providing not only tactile feedback. It's actually returning key after pressed.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DerpyDash_xAD on Sun, 01 June 2014, 23:20:31
I just joined today, but I've been into keyboards for a while - I just never realized there was an actual community for it.

Since I was young, I have used a model m, and a bunch of membranes. About two years ago, I bought a Razer MX blue blackwidow - but I just traded that for my dads damaged model m. I'm going to pray I can fix it, and if not, I'll hunt for the model m he lost ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Mon, 02 June 2014, 07:01:40
I just joined today, but I've been into keyboards for a while - I just never realized there was an actual community for it.

Since I was young, I have used a model m, and a bunch of membranes. About two years ago, I bought a Razer MX blue blackwidow - but I just traded that for my dads damaged model m. I'm going to pray I can fix it, and if not, I'll hunt for the model m he lost ;)

Glad to have you.  Chances are that you can get that M running again.  If you need parts just get in touch with Unicomp as they bought most of the orignal tooling for the IBM versions iirc.  There are many of us here that can help with getting that back to its former clacking goodness.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DerpyDash_xAD on Mon, 02 June 2014, 07:19:15
I just joined today, but I've been into keyboards for a while - I just never realized there was an actual community for it.

Since I was young, I have used a model m, and a bunch of membranes. About two years ago, I bought a Razer MX blue blackwidow - but I just traded that for my dads damaged model m. I'm going to pray I can fix it, and if not, I'll hunt for the model m he lost ;)

Glad to have you.  Chances are that you can get that M running again.  If you need parts just get in touch with Unicomp as they bought most of the orignal tooling for the IBM versions iirc.  There are many of us here that can help with getting that back to its former clacking goodness.
Thank you, and that is very good to know, I always enjoy using model M's and having one for my own usage would be brilliant ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Mon, 02 June 2014, 07:28:43
Yeah M's and F's are very popular around here.  Prepare to either have a constant empty wallet (if you get bit by the MX customization bug) or put a padlock on your wallet and give someone else the key.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ZSYStriker on Wed, 04 June 2014, 21:01:23
Hello, KB lovers... ZSYstriker here.  Joined recently but have been lurking for quite a while; I read that's frowned upon.  Sorry about that.  Been lurking to learn about Soarer's converter.  It took me a while to learn but I just got my F122 working!  There're some ingenious folks here.  While learning, I've started a quite a collection of KB's -- mostly Model M's, several F's, Alps, and various colors of Cherries.  My wife thinks I've started a keyboard restoration business!  Thank, god, I have my own closet; if she saw what I've gotten in there, she may commit me into an asylum.  :)) :))

Hope to converse with some of you more in the near future....
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bexleycorona on Fri, 06 June 2014, 04:48:56
How does everyone have those cool keyboard icons in their signature?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Fri, 06 June 2014, 06:32:58
You draw it and insert there. Period :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bexleycorona on Fri, 06 June 2014, 19:45:56
You draw it and insert there. Period :)

It doesn't looks as good but OK.

(http://i.imgur.com/B69M5bA.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Fri, 06 June 2014, 22:46:30
Good enough  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Leimi on Wed, 11 June 2014, 09:05:23
Hey geekhack,

Lurker since long months, I finally decided to create an account and talk :)

First bought a mechanical 2 years ago thinking I'd never be a guy spending hundreds of $$$$ on those things... Now I have 4 of them and eager to get my hands on a few others like the upcoming GH60 or AcidFire's Nexus.

Cheers!
Leimi
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ocdbluboy on Sun, 15 June 2014, 10:18:58
Hi ik ben Ocdbluboy, I would like to thank you all for introducing me to a new obsession.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Koperati on Tue, 24 June 2014, 06:02:46
Hi everbody,

i am from germany, hope to learn a lot here.

best regards
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Sduck on Wed, 25 June 2014, 02:05:24
Hi
greets from Nashville
I own too many ducky shines
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: apathy3cs on Sat, 28 June 2014, 15:36:58
Greetings all,

I tend to go by Apathy as per my IGN but I'm Richard.  I recently got deeper into the pit of keyboard mods due to building an ergodox from one of the last GBs for it on Massdrop.  been trying to look around at new options and customizations with them ever since but trying not to fall into the money pit with it.

current keyboards:
BenQ x120
Saitek Eclipse
Sun Microsystems Type 7 Unix Keyboard
Ergodox
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: TophatGent on Sat, 28 June 2014, 16:42:47
Howdy y'all.
Greetings from Canada.
It is wonderful to see that here is a mature community of keyboard folks.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: komidore64 on Wed, 02 July 2014, 09:06:24
Hello hello, from North Carolina!

I've liked mechanical keyboards for a couple years now, but recently got into it heavier in the last six months or so, finding geekhack and joining the IRC channel a month or two ago.

I hope  to have lots of fun with everybody here in geekack  :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ace2445 on Sun, 06 July 2014, 00:26:37
Hi everyone,

I'm from the UK. I started to get interested in mechanical keyboard after watching WhiteFireDragon's video on Youtube (They're awesome). Looking forward to learning from you guys.

Warm regards,
Ace

p/s: I can't wait to start building my 1st keyboard XD
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Thinkbank on Thu, 10 July 2014, 12:19:08
Howdy Folks!
Been lurking for ages, finally decided to register. Huge keyboard enthusiast, early computer user - first systems IBM PC AT and Commodore 64. Current Keyboard Corsair K70.

Regards :)

TB
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Prelim on Thu, 10 July 2014, 14:09:10
hi from Portugal,

been register for a while, but now it's time do spend more time here ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: orihalcon on Wed, 16 July 2014, 18:44:29
Hello from Iowa! Haven't made any posts since geekhack was updated, so thought now would be a good time to start!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 16 July 2014, 22:43:38
Hello from Iowa! Haven't made any posts since geekhack was updated, so thought now would be a good time to start!

And very welcome indeed you are :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: teedotohhh on Sat, 19 July 2014, 21:06:53
A hello from Utah. Looking to get into the keyboard world. Hope this is a great place to start.   ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 19 July 2014, 22:21:43
A hello from Utah. Looking to get into the keyboard world. Hope this is a great place to start.   ;D

Welcome - it definitely is a good place the start :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MachineAres on Sun, 20 July 2014, 08:20:22
Greetings Geekhack,
I am a gamer and tech-savvy College Student. I have lurked around this forum for almost 2 weeks researching for my first budgeted mechanical keyboard, and I just take the courage to join today. I want to begin with a good quality mechanical keyboard, but that is worth the price for both typing and gaming. I am into MOBA/FPS type of games. I hope I learn a lot about this forum that I am entering.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 20 July 2014, 19:03:26
Greetings Geekhack,
I am a gamer and tech-savvy College Student. I have lurked around this forum for almost 2 weeks researching for my first budgeted mechanical keyboard, and I just take the courage to join today. I want to begin with a good quality mechanical keyboard, but that is worth the price for both typing and gaming. I am into MOBA/FPS type of games. I hope I learn a lot about this forum that I am entering.


Welcome!

The best way to learn is to participate.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: terrpn on Mon, 21 July 2014, 15:52:21
I bought a Topre board within two weeks of becoming a GeekHack member.

What's next? Whatever it is, I can't wait. :p :cool: :thumb:

What's next? Say goodbye to your wallet.

Oh wait, Topre? Nevermind. Steer clear of the MXs if you want your wallet to have any chance of surviving.

Coach, I guess I could have said three Topre boards, two Topre keysets, and a Topre clack all within a few weeks. ;)

I've had two Cherry boards for the past few (2-3) years. Now that I have made the jump to Topre, I'll probably start looking into modding my Cherrys.

Agreed, the price of KMACs, other high-end Cherry boards and those sorts are up there in $$$. :eek:

 

feet first.......'eh?

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: caesar on Fri, 01 August 2014, 10:23:29
I am reading forums, feedbacks, reviews, learning terms and now my head like a bomb. How to make a decision if there are too many cool keyboards  :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 01 August 2014, 11:46:54
I am reading forums, feedbacks, reviews, learning terms and now my head like a bomb. How to make a decision if there are too many cool keyboards  :eek:

Step one get a switch tester.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 02 August 2014, 04:36:17
I am reading forums, feedbacks, reviews, learning terms and now my head like a bomb. How to make a decision if there are too many cool keyboards  :eek:

Get the cheapest quality one you like the best - at least then you will have something nice to type on while you decide which one to get next.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: caesar on Sat, 02 August 2014, 08:19:47
Thank you for answers. I think i will start with KUL es-87, really good quality for a little money. But didn't make an order yet.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Spiffmasterprime on Fri, 08 August 2014, 00:05:52
Hi, I'm new to the community, I've been lurking for a while and slowly growing more comfortable with posting, but yeah! Mechanical Keyboards are slick
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 08 August 2014, 06:25:04
Hi, I'm new to the community, I've been lurking for a while and slowly growing more comfortable with posting, but yeah! Mechanical Keyboards are slick

Welcome to Geekhack!

Post away - this is a great community :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Krytone on Tue, 12 August 2014, 22:32:06
Hi All, been lurking for a while and decided to create an account. Inspired to join after getting my 1st MKB and found out i can do a lot with it. Now i am into creating my own keycaps due to the limited ones available in Malaysia and also into customizing my own stuff with my own ideas.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mougrim on Wed, 13 August 2014, 00:59:23
Good luck to you! World could be better with a few more artisans in it ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Chino on Sat, 30 August 2014, 06:46:30
Hi guys my name is Angel. But most people know me by Chino,Chino1974. I have been building, fixing, modding pcs since the 386 days. I got into the modding community and forums about 4-5 years ago. I always known that mech boards are the best to have but never took it that serious. If I saw a board that I thought looked nice I got it. But in the last few months I've been becoming more aware of the whole mech board community. And since I'm pretty much done with my current main build I figured why not mod a board to match? In the last 2-3 months I've gone from a Roccat- Levetron Mech 5 (I know one of the ugliest boards out)- Corsair K60- Roccat Ryos MK Glow- Logitech G710+. Right now my main board is the G710+ with cherry browns and my test bench uses a K60 with cherry reds. I've been looking around trying to find a god deal on a new Poker II or other nice 60% board. Just my luck a buddy of mine who lives in town that I do a lot of buying, selling and trading of hardware with ended up have a extra KBTalking Race!!! He bought 2 modded one took the caps off the other and put it back in the box never to be used. So I got a great deal on a never used Race. It was originally a white body, pink keycap, cherry blue with white led backlighting board. He gave me the board in its box and a few different mixed sets of keycaps. Luckily though since I was going to be buying a nice 60% board soon I ordered 3 sets of doubleshot caps from Massdrop. 1 white with red font, 1 red with white font and one blue with white font. So hopefully I'll be able to make this Race look how I want it to in a few weeks when they deliver the caps. Anyways guys I would really appreciate any advice or tips about this board. I am hoping to be able to find a nice metal body for it. Eventually I'll definitely be getting a Poker II as well since it seems like that is the board of choice at the moment for modders. But the wife is cracking the whip so I have to get rid of some of my inventory before IO can get more new toys with sleeping in the dog house. Lol!!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bigDave on Sat, 30 August 2014, 13:07:33
Hi  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mclarenman01 on Sun, 07 September 2014, 23:07:23
Hello all!

I've been lurking here for a week or so and figured the time had come to get in on the fun!

Like Chino I've been a long time PC overclocker/modder and stumbled across the whole mechanical keyboard community whilst shopping around on line for the next addition to my main gaming PC setup. I love pulling things apart and putting them back together and have restored cars, motorcycles and a lot of camera gear in the past. After having a look around on eBay I figured that cleaning up a couple of mechanical keyboards seemed like a great way to spend my next couple of weekends so I've picked up a Dell AT101W and Chicony KB-5181 to have a play with. I'm super excited!

Anywho, it's nice to meet you all. I look forward to getting involved here on geekhack :)

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 08 September 2014, 00:17:42
Hello all!

I've been lurking here for a week or so and figured the time had come to get in on the fun!

Like Chino I've been a long time PC overclocker/modder and stumbled across the whole mechanical keyboard community whilst shopping around on line for the next addition to my main gaming PC setup. I love pulling things apart and putting them back together and have restored cars, motorcycles and a lot of camera gear in the past. After having a look around on eBay I figured that cleaning up a couple of mechanical keyboards seemed like a great way to spend my next couple of weekends so I've picked up a Dell AT101W and Chicony KB-5181 to have a play with. I'm super excited!

Anywho, it's nice to meet you all. I look forward to getting involved here on geekhack :)



Welcome to Geekhack!

There is probably more that you can do with a keyboard than you realise :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: usno_oj on Wed, 10 September 2014, 20:39:12
Hello all!
I've been a long-time lurker on GH and finally decided to register!  :D
My interest keeps growing and I can't help but to browse the forum at least a couple times a day. Just by browsing, I'm learning something new each day and hope to one day expand my knowledge well enough to help new members as well.

P.S. I can understand why many members call it wallethack with all the eye-candy goodness going around here!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
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Title: Re: Welcome new members!
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Welcome to Geekhack!

Please visit the Simple Questions, Simple Answers (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0) thread first, maybe someone has already answered your questions!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: atectatifern on Sat, 13 September 2014, 21:02:10
Arriving here after already having bought a Noppoo on Massdrop, a Filco on eBay, and gotten in on the Granite drop. At this rate, I am likely to be found walking the streets asking for donations to support my mechanical keyboard habit. Looking forward to enjoying the site.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 13 September 2014, 22:04:08
Arriving here after already having bought a Noppoo on Massdrop, a Filco on eBay, and gotten in on the Granite drop. At this rate, I am likely to be found walking the streets asking for donations to support my mechanical keyboard habit. Looking forward to enjoying the site.

Welcome to Wallethack! :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JackTinslag on Sun, 14 September 2014, 08:58:35
Hello, I was intdroduced to this by a friend. How did everyone else find it?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JackMills on Sun, 14 September 2014, 09:42:44
Hello, I was intdroduced to this by a friend. How did everyone else find it?
By accident, when browsing for ergonomical keyboards. The amount of information made me stay. I am still keeping my wallet closed, but I feel like I am about to learn what wallethack is all about.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 14 September 2014, 17:39:41
Hello, I was intdroduced to this by a friend. How did everyone else find it?

Welcome to Geekhack!

Your post inspired me to make a thread to engage people in discussion about how they found GH, but I did my usual trick and found these old threads:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=5896.0
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=7065.0

And this newer thread:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50689.0

Feel free to post in that last one, and we'll see if we can get the discussion going again :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Booper on Sun, 21 September 2014, 21:35:41
Hello GeekHack!! I recently fell hard for mechanical keyboards and now here I am :)

Seemed like the logical next step since half of what I google sends me here.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: laulypop on Sun, 21 September 2014, 22:11:31
It all started when I youtube searched asmr and saw a video of a sexy keyboard.. and went downhill from there. tried browns, too light. next up is greens. first time I heard that click for myself in person, I could not stop. and I will not go back. typing on a rubber dome right now, the mushiness hurts me :confused:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 21 September 2014, 22:43:21
Hello GeekHack!! I recently fell hard for mechanical keyboards and now here I am :)

Seemed like the logical next step since half of what I google sends me here.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Only half?  We'll have to try better :))

It all started when I youtube searched asmr and saw a video of a sexy keyboard.. and went downhill from there. tried browns, too light. next up is greens. first time I heard that click for myself in person, I could not stop. and I will not go back. typing on a rubber dome right now, the mushiness hurts me :confused:

Welcome to Geekhack!

Greens mmm :)  Just wait until you try buckling spring.  Or some Alps!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iamblamb on Mon, 06 October 2014, 16:26:53
Howdy, I'm a pretty hardcore gamer and found this site shortly after my keyboard died (my computer died the same night).  I revived my computer that night, but it took a few hours the next morning to get my keyboard up.  Its a membrane keyboard, a mirror lycosa.  I'm pretty smitten with the way it types and the textural feel of its keys.  However, I've wanted a mech for a while because of their longevity and I'm getting more and more annoyed with the selective anti ghosting from the razer.  I know the fix on it will be only temporary because there is some corrosion on the board with which the razer comes equipped.  So I'm looking for a good mech.  The problem is that I roll combos on my keys alot and the valleys on mechs aren't good for that.  So it seems that I'm left with one option.  Custom keycaps for a mech keyboard!  I think I've settled on a Corsair K70 RGB.  I'll buy one after I build my new rig and after corsair works out the kinks.  Then I think I'll go in with some thick dampeners to reduce the max downpush distance.  Then I'll go into rhino and model some new super-shallow keycaps and 3d print em (maybe in steel.)  Might even get fancy with it and put a hole in the middle and laser cut some acrylic for the middle so they still light up.  Anybody currently undertaking the same endeavor?  Anybody know of a place where I can just buy some really shallow sloped (non-chiclet keys) for cherry mx's?  Any advise/questions/comments/concerns/criticisms?

-Lamb
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 07 October 2014, 04:20:58
Howdy, I'm a pretty hardcore gamer and found this site shortly after my keyboard died (my computer died the same night).  I revived my computer that night, but it took a few hours the next morning to get my keyboard up.  Its a membrane keyboard, a mirror lycosa.  I'm pretty smitten with the way it types and the textural feel of its keys.  However, I've wanted a mech for a while because of their longevity and I'm getting more and more annoyed with the selective anti ghosting from the razer.  I know the fix on it will be only temporary because there is some corrosion on the board with which the razer comes equipped.  So I'm looking for a good mech.  The problem is that I roll combos on my keys alot and the valleys on mechs aren't good for that.  So it seems that I'm left with one option.  Custom keycaps for a mech keyboard!  I think I've settled on a Corsair K70 RGB.  I'll buy one after I build my new rig and after corsair works out the kinks.  Then I think I'll go in with some thick dampeners to reduce the max downpush distance.  Then I'll go into rhino and model some new super-shallow keycaps and 3d print em (maybe in steel.)  Might even get fancy with it and put a hole in the middle and laser cut some acrylic for the middle so they still light up.  Anybody currently undertaking the same endeavor?  Anybody know of a place where I can just buy some really shallow sloped (non-chiclet keys) for cherry mx's?  Any advise/questions/comments/concerns/criticisms?

-Lamb

Welcome to Geekhack!

DSA profile are probably the thinnest MX keycaps, but they are all the same height, like a chicklet keyboard, but much thicker than chicklet keycaps.

Yo ucan get them in ABS and occasionally PBT, which lasts longer.

To get an idea what it looks like, browse through the Granite GB thread (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=56354.0).
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bigteks on Tue, 07 October 2014, 07:23:36
Hi - I joined this forum to try to get access to this keyboard utility:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025 (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025)

It looks like replies are closed on that particular thread. I am having the same issue the original poster had - the utility link doesn't lead to a download anymore. I would reply to that thread and ask for an update - but it is closed. Can someone who has access to the keyboard debouncer KeybounceFilter.exe post it again?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 07 October 2014, 23:33:00
Hi - I joined this forum to try to get access to this keyboard utility:

http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025 (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025)

It looks like replies are closed on that particular thread. I am having the same issue the original poster had - the utility link doesn't lead to a download anymore. I would reply to that thread and ask for an update - but it is closed. Can someone who has access to the keyboard debouncer KeybounceFilter.exe post it again?

Welcome to Geekhack!

The AHK script might be here:

http://pastebin.com/XYErShPB
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bigteks on Sat, 11 October 2014, 11:56:52
Sweet - I found it and it worked. Been fighting that for a year and just that easy, now my laptop keyboard works as it should. So nice not to have to edit everything I type to delete all the extra chars!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 12 October 2014, 02:35:28
Sweet - I found it and it worked. Been fighting that for a year and just that easy, now my laptop keyboard works as it should. So nice not to have to edit everything I type to delete all the extra chars!


A success story :)

Although really you should not be having that sort of difficulty in the first place in this day and age.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Nocta on Mon, 10 November 2014, 18:08:17
Hi there, I'm new here and also in the mechanical keyboards world!
I discovered a month ago what's a TKL keyboard and decided I want one really bad.

Now that I was lurking around and searching for infos, I also know that I want Mx-Brown switches and a QWERTY layout!  :thumb:

Only problem: I'm living in France and want to pay only 150€< with shipment...  :-\

Let's do it!  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: beefjerky on Sat, 15 November 2014, 17:15:23
Hi there, I'm new here and also in the mechanical keyboards world!
I discovered a month ago what's a TKL keyboard and decided I want one really bad.

Now that I was lurking around and searching for infos, I also know that I want Mx-Brown switches and a QWERTY layout!  :thumb:

Only problem: I'm living in France and want to pay only 150€< with shipment...  :-\

Let's do it!  ;D
Hi. I'm currently in France and want to sell my quickfire TK. Are you interested? If you're in Paris, we can even meet up in person!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: holodekk on Tue, 25 November 2014, 17:02:54
Hi, this is my first time posting on geekhack, forums make me a bit nervous!!

I joined geek hack because I am super into keyboard customization and interesting key caps. I have created my own line of extremely limited edition key caps out of cast resin. My key caps are much more sculptural than Clacks and other existing brands, yet they are fully functional with cherry MX switches. They are just more like collectors items than gaming products, they are meant to be purchased by people who are really into collecting and customizing their keyboards! If you are into that, check out my work.

Here is my Holodekk Key Cap website. As of now, I have terminated production (I just moved to NYC and couldn't bring all my casting supplies). I hope to take down the website by as early as December 4th (in 9 days), and the editions on my website will probably never be reproduced. (hence the title of the website):

www.liquidateholodekk.com

I really hope there are some collectors out there who will give my key caps cool custom homes.  :-* :cool: :p

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Jexu_IBM on Sat, 29 November 2014, 00:18:23
Hi, another new member learning about keyboards. I'm from Spain and I have several ibm model M. Greetings.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 13 December 2014, 05:54:17
Welcome to Geekhack!

Several Model Ms - how many?  I only have two :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: oPedoBear on Sun, 14 December 2014, 19:23:10
Hey guys.
New guy here. Just got my first MK. (Yay hype.exe)
It's a Poker 2 with Blue switches and I'm loving it.
I'm planning on getting some new keycaps, a sleeved cable and maybe an aluminum case, but I live in Denmark and kinda need to find some retailers first.
Just came to say Hi.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: xiabingling on Fri, 19 December 2014, 08:03:17
 Just saying hi a bit late. (https://geekhack.org/Smileys/solosmileys/cheesy.gif) (http://bit.ly/1TyyN5y/)(https://geekhack.org/Smileys/solosmileys/cheesy.gif) (http://www.mactorrentdownload.com/)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 December 2014, 22:48:31
Hey guys.
New guy here. Just got my first MK. (Yay hype.exe)
It's a Poker 2 with Blue switches and I'm loving it.
I'm planning on getting some new keycaps, a sleeved cable and maybe an aluminum case, but I live in Denmark and kinda need to find some retailers first.
Just came to say Hi.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Poker is a very popular keyboard :)

Pexon (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=146.0) specialises in custom cables, and is in the UK, which might be the closest.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: PhatCraqHo on Tue, 23 December 2014, 18:20:26
Not a new member, but forgot all my old login credentials :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dhg on Fri, 26 December 2014, 15:17:47
Hi, i'm new on this forum.
I have a oldschool Cherry G80-1000 HAD17 (German layout) and i love it.

(http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2s.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2.jpg)

ps. sorry for my bad english
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 29 December 2014, 04:26:37
Not a new member, but forgot all my old login credentials :D

Welcome back to Geekhack!

Do you remember which email address you originally registered with?  You can ask to resend the activation email: https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=activate

Hi, i'm new on this forum.
I have a oldschool Cherry G80-1000 HAD17 (German layout) and i love it.

(http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2s.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2.jpg)

ps. sorry for my bad english

Welcome to Geekhack!

I thought German keyboards were QWERTZ?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dhg on Wed, 31 December 2014, 10:06:31

Hi, i'm new on this forum.
I have a oldschool Cherry G80-1000 HAD17 (German layout) and i love it.

(http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2s.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/khkyTv2.jpg)

ps. sorry for my bad english

Welcome to Geekhack!

I thought German keyboards were QWERTZ?

Yes, its qwertz but in I use a qwerty layout (pl_pl.utf8)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Nai_Calus on Wed, 31 December 2014, 19:21:05
New here. I actually joined the cult back in May when I got my Monoprice board with MX Blues, but I've recently been getting sucked in more because these things are crack. I got my first fixer upper board recently, an old Kinesis Essential, because I like how funky it looks, and I'm currently eyeing a Ducky Shine 4 with browns because I'm tired of getting complaints about my Blues going CLACK and the shiny lights are fun.

So, hi.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 31 December 2014, 23:01:31
New here. I actually joined the cult back in May when I got my Monoprice board with MX Blues, but I've recently been getting sucked in more because these things are crack. I got my first fixer upper board recently, an old Kinesis Essential, because I like how funky it looks, and I'm currently eyeing a Ducky Shine 4 with browns because I'm tired of getting complaints about my Blues going CLACK and the shiny lights are fun.

So, hi.  :)

Welcome to Geekhack!

Diverse interests - the first step on the path to a large and varied keyboard collection (and poverty, but we won't worry you about that bit yet) :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: geekhero on Tue, 13 January 2015, 05:51:14
Hello all! After lurking on GH for a long time and finally I registered.  :D (http://10-0-0-1.com)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 13 January 2015, 12:29:55
Hello all! After lurking on GH for a long time and finally I registered.  :D (http://www.primary-games.net)

Welcome to Geekhack! If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask around. :)

I haven't said that to a new recruit in a while. Feels good.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 14 January 2015, 17:18:04
Hello all! After lurking on GH for a long time and finally I registered.  :D (http://www.primary-games.net)

Welcome to Geekhack!

Why is that smiley a link to a page about games?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 15 January 2015, 13:46:52
Why is that smiley a link to a page about games?

****ing link spam, really? I come out of the woodwork for once, and it's a spam troll? Goddamn it. :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 16 January 2015, 00:14:58
Why is that smiley a link to a page about games?

****ing link spam, really? I come out of the woodwork for once, and it's a spam troll? Goddamn it. :D

Yeah :(  We had a couple of those a while back, but they were a bit more obvious.

I kinda look out for things like that now.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: geekhero on Wed, 21 January 2015, 19:55:38
Hi - I joined this forum to try to get access to this keyboard utility: :D (http://www.192-168-0-1.us)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 22 January 2015, 04:31:18
Hi - I joined this forum to try to get access to this keyboard utility: :D (http://www.192-168-0-1.us)

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.msg1029025#msg1029025

Welcome to Geekhack!

http://pastebin.com/XYErShPB

Unless you want the stand-alone version?
Title: Hello
Post by: JinxBones on Thu, 22 January 2015, 05:01:02
Hello.  I have been looking around for about 6 months for a Cyrillic only keycap set.  Geekhack kept showing up as THE spot to check out rare keycap sets, so here I am.  I should have started with and introduction first but I was so psyched about making my own keycap design I started backwards.  So, hello.  Pardon my being so green, rolling up with questions that were posted in the Read Here first section.  Thanks for the politeness in not (deservedly) flaming the bejesus out of me.  Much love.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Evo_Spec on Thu, 22 January 2015, 23:06:28
Hello.  I have been looking around for about 6 months for a Cyrillic only keycap set.  Geekhack kept showing up as THE spot to check out rare keycap sets, so here I am.  I should have started with and introduction first but I was so psyched about making my own keycap design I started backwards.  So, hello.  Pardon my being so green, rolling up with questions that were posted in the Read Here first section.  Thanks for the politeness in not (deservedly) flaming the bejesus out of me.  Much love.

Welcome!

Instead of insulting your work, we rather see your progess to bring us more caps!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: vmod on Wed, 28 January 2015, 07:07:21
Great.
Recently got interested in Mechanical keyboards so starting looking for it and I feel so lost. /r/mechanicalkeyboard and GH seems to be the right place to hang-around and know more before my first mechanical keyboard purchase. 
Seeing all the amazing keyboards on his forum I feel I am missing out so much on keyboards.

Also am I allowed to post in here with my super-advanced basic-silly, 4-5 year old keyboard?
The Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard.[attach=1]

P.S. : Please, PS/2 should be the allowed answer while registering. I tried PS/2, COM and then USB.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ideus on Wed, 28 January 2015, 07:44:32
Great.
Recently got interested in Mechanical keyboards so starting looking for it and I feel so lost. /r/mechanicalkeyboard and GH seems to be the right place to hang-around and know more before my first mechanical keyboard purchase. 
Seeing all the amazing keyboards on his forum I feel I am missing out so much on keyboards.

Also am I allowed to post in here with my super-advanced basic-silly, 4-5 year old keyboard?
The Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard. (Attachment Link)

P.S. : Please, PS/2 should be the allowed answer while registering. I tried PS/2, COM and then USB.


Welcome, you will find many other boards that may interest you.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 30 January 2015, 03:24:52
Hello.  I have been looking around for about 6 months for a Cyrillic only keycap set.  Geekhack kept showing up as THE spot to check out rare keycap sets, so here I am.  I should have started with and introduction first but I was so psyched about making my own keycap design I started backwards.  So, hello.  Pardon my being so green, rolling up with questions that were posted in the Read Here first section.  Thanks for the politeness in not (deservedly) flaming the bejesus out of me.  Much love.

Welcome to Geekhack!

I don't recall seeing a modern Cyrillic-only keyset.  There have been a few pictures of really old Soviet keyboards that are Cyrillic-only.

You might try PMing IvanIvanovich and see if he's encountered any.

Great.
Recently got interested in Mechanical keyboards so starting looking for it and I feel so lost. /r/mechanicalkeyboard and GH seems to be the right place to hang-around and know more before my first mechanical keyboard purchase. 
Seeing all the amazing keyboards on his forum I feel I am missing out so much on keyboards.

Also am I allowed to post in here with my super-advanced basic-silly, 4-5 year old keyboard?
The Logitech Internet Pro Keyboard. (Attachment Link)

P.S. : Please, PS/2 should be the allowed answer while registering. I tried PS/2, COM and then USB.


Welcome to Geekhack!

This thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0) has gots lots of general background information that might help you start to decide.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SLOWION on Sat, 14 February 2015, 18:50:15
Yo! I'm new here but I've been using a QuickFire TK for about 4 months now
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 14 February 2015, 23:33:24
Yo! I'm new here but I've been using a QuickFire TK for about 4 months now

Welcome to Geekhack!

What switches has your TK got?  Any plans for a second keyboard?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SLOWION on Mon, 16 February 2015, 14:25:47
Yo! I'm new here but I've been using a QuickFire TK for about 4 months now

Welcome to Geekhack!

What switches has your TK got?  Any plans for a second keyboard?

cherry mx blues!

I'm trying to get my hands on a quickfire rapid or rapid-i since I have more keycap sets than keyboards at the moment  :cool:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: natecrashn1981 on Tue, 17 February 2015, 03:10:17
Anybody know any shortcuts for android
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: FoC_Tow on Tue, 17 February 2015, 21:30:55
Harro Everybody!
New to Geekhack but have been lurking for a while as well!

I've used mechanical keyboards back in the days, and after a long break rediscovered my love for them two years ago.  <3
I'm currently using a Roccat Ryos mk pro with cherry mx browns (iso german)...

But since i didn't feel much like taking pics of that i took some of this Baby instead!  =)
(http://i.imgur.com/EAF9JXw.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Shmalzbrot on Sun, 22 February 2015, 00:48:18
Yello everyone!
I just registered to contribute to development of a custom-made trackball, hopefully a worthy replacement for the aging Microsoft Trackball Explorers I use.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 22 February 2015, 03:12:28
Yo! I'm new here but I've been using a QuickFire TK for about 4 months now

Welcome to Geekhack!

What switches has your TK got?  Any plans for a second keyboard?

cherry mx blues!

I'm trying to get my hands on a quickfire rapid or rapid-i since I have more keycap sets than keyboards at the moment  :cool:

Nothing wrong with having extra keycap sets!  I have about a dozen spare sets, plus at least three more on the way!  Rotating keycap sets on my favourite keyboards helps stop one particular set getting too shiny.

Anybody know any shortcuts for android

Welcome to Geekhack!

What sort of shortcuts were you thinking of?

Harro Everybody!
New to Geekhack but have been lurking for a while as well!

I've used mechanical keyboards back in the days, and after a long break rediscovered my love for them two years ago.  <3
I'm currently using a Roccat Ryos mk pro with cherry mx browns (iso german)...

But since i didn't feel much like taking pics of that i took some of this Baby instead!  =)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EAF9JXw.jpg)



Welcome to Geekhack!

I love the old Apple logo :)  Salmon Alps, is it?  Or cream?  Or white?  There were so many different Alps switches :eek:

Yello everyone!
I just registered to contribute to development of a custom-made trackball, hopefully a worthy replacement for the aging Microsoft Trackball Explorers I use.

Welcome to Geekhack!

I see you've found the "making stuff together" area already - I wish you well with your trackball development :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: somesang on Sun, 22 February 2015, 14:39:35
Man, moneypit is right. Purchased a Logitech G710+ 4 months ago and it's been downhill since. I discovered keycaps. Then I discovered different profiled keycaps, then I discovered cases. Then I discovered the G710+ is hard to find a good bottom row that fits. Got a Poker 2, missed my arrow keys. Ordered a Leopold fc660m and looking for a TKL I might like. Now I spend a lot of time on my phone looking for inspiration designing and color coding my boards. And then I found geekhack. Yay. Anyways, great to be here. Or is it?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Timichango on Mon, 23 February 2015, 03:43:19
Hallo :)  Tim from Vancouver. Just got started with a topre realforce, and I've been bitten by the bug!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 01 March 2015, 01:31:47
Man, moneypit is right. Purchased a Logitech G710+ 4 months ago and it's been downhill since. I discovered keycaps. Then I discovered different profiled keycaps, then I discovered cases. Then I discovered the G710+ is hard to find a good bottom row that fits. Got a Poker 2, missed my arrow keys. Ordered a Leopold fc660m and looking for a TKL I might like. Now I spend a lot of time on my phone looking for inspiration designing and color coding my boards. And then I found geekhack. Yay. Anyways, great to be here. Or is it?

You did all that before you found Geekhack? :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: shrubkeys on Sat, 07 March 2015, 16:28:51
Hi, all. So, Model M finally broke. Picked up a a CM Rapid SI (pre-release) as a stop-gap to replace it. I hadn't shopped for keyboards for a while and didn't know they were having a bit of a Renaissance. A little research brought me here; de-lurking to review the SI and sell it in the Classifieds.

//edit: Discovered I can't sell it in the classifieds without more posts. :) Review stands, but FS is over @mechmarket. :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: intrio on Sat, 07 March 2015, 18:18:16
Hi I'm new here.

I'm a architect programmer by trade, and hobbyist musician/artist so most my life runs through my hands and often my computer/tablet.

I have been interested in increasing the bandwidth between humans and machines for even before having a computer (wishing I could visualize and have my lego constructions built by thought alone).

 I have similar needs from tendonsis, being a hardcore programmer/gamer for so many years, I have been increasingly forced to look at lower force keyboards and alternate input methods, to this end I am trying to experiment and use myself as a guinea pig.

Here's my main setup a pipe desk with 4 multimontor, that can do sit, stand, sit on floor, zero gravity reclining, treadmill etc.
https://instagram.com/p/uMCMgrJ0nz/?modal=true

Here's a current portable setup, a pipe desk 2 multimonitor setup, easy to transport.
https://instagram.com/p/v7v7jgJ0hj/?modal=true

Here a  variation prototype a meditation bench and closer view of keyboard tray. Which I'll go over more in a minute.
https://instagram.com/p/yDnPqKJ0rt/?modal=true

How I keep my Ipad near for testing/hands free reading via a mic stand.  https://instagram.com/p/yFw1geJ0ub/?modal=true

As shown in the meditation bench, what I'm currently using for a keyboard is scissor action BTC mini multimedia keyboard, which I think has 35-45 activation force, low distance travelled, soft bottoming out. And a Kensington optical trackball, on a homemade lapdesk out of a artist sketching board and memory foam, that fits on my chair and in a standing configuration, the goal to support fully the arms so the trapezius and neck relax.

I found a couple years ago going to Fry's and trying every keyboard, mouse and trackball out there to see if any were close, and the BTC has beat out Apple keyboards, and even my exotic fingerworks touchstream for normal use.  On the bonus they are super cheap. Sadly they aren't made anymore, but can be found on ebay from time to time.  BTC still makes keyboards and the newer ones might be similar.

However I'd like to get to something even lower force and something that I can hack to my needs, with parts that won't disappear.  Thus my interest in mechanical keyboard and cherry switches, which sadly look like they will all be too high force for what I ideally want, after getting a useful keysampler from maxkeyboard.

I also have tried recently the lightio keyboard (uses optical beams no keys to press) but really wasn't that useful, dumb matrix, error prone with no positional or tactile feedback, unergonomic fixed grid, so had to return it.

I have found that a ipad onscreen keyboard can be useful at times if you can train yourself not to press harder than dimpling the pad of the finger.  I'm currently looking at creating a keyboard in software on an android which can detect pressure sensitivity roughly to try and make it so you can keep fingers on the tablet, and then press harder to activate the key. Sadly the IOS disabled this feature, even though the capacitive sensor can supposedly see the finger above the tablet a couple centimeters.

I am also looking at Leap motion sensor to watch the hand, but it gets complicated as the hand ideally  needs to be supported all the time.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SuperScope96 on Sun, 08 March 2015, 22:55:16
 ;D Greetings everyone!
        I'm a college student and PC enthusiast, who's always wanted to "officially" join Geekhack, but has kept putting it off due to the constant barrage of schoolwork an accounting/law double major has to put up with. But I'm finally here! I first discovered Geekhack a few years ago, just a high school student burning my wrists off on a Logitech Elite (rubber dome) when I finally realized the weakest link of my entire setup was my keyboard. A few months later, I was off to college with my Unicomp EnduraPro, custom ordered, and equipped with keyboard wisdom. I can totally vouch for the fact that a passion for keyboards (and nearly all of my other hobbies is an excessively expensive and time consuming pastime, but I truly enjoy every minute of it. That old Logitech is the only rubber dome that I still keep around, as I throw all others into a pile in my basement back at home. My daily weapon of choice is the EnduraPro 103-key layout, and I also have the Corsair K70 RGB, The Topre Type Heaven, A Black-logo Model M, a, IBM Model M13, an original IBM Spacesaver, an IBM Model F, a Lenovo Thinkpad Scissor-Switch portable keyboard (w/trackpoint), several mechanical Logitechs, and a WASD Code (Cherry White) in the mail.
        I can't wait to spend a ton of time with you guys, and further my enjoyment of my favorite computer accessory even more!

Regards, SuperScope96
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 09 March 2015, 05:20:57
Hi, all. So, Model M finally broke. Picked up a a CM Rapid SI (pre-release) as a stop-gap to replace it. I hadn't shopped for keyboards for a while and didn't know they were having a bit of a Renaissance. A little research brought me here; de-lurking to review the SI and sell it in the Classifieds.

//edit: Discovered I can't sell it in the classifieds without more posts. :) Review stands, but FS is over @mechmarket. :p

Welcome to Geekhack!

You could post a little more and sell it here :p

Hi I'm new here.

I'm a architect programmer by trade, and hobbyist musician/artist so most my life runs through my hands and often my computer/tablet.

I have been interested in increasing the bandwidth between humans and machines for even before having a computer (wishing I could visualize and have my lego constructions built by thought alone).

 I have similar needs from tendonsis, being a hardcore programmer/gamer for so many years, I have been increasingly forced to look at lower force keyboards and alternate input methods, to this end I am trying to experiment and use myself as a guinea pig.

Here's my main setup a pipe desk with 4 multimontor, that can do sit, stand, sit on floor, zero gravity reclining, treadmill etc.
https://instagram.com/p/uMCMgrJ0nz/?modal=true

Here's a current portable setup, a pipe desk 2 multimonitor setup, easy to transport.
https://instagram.com/p/v7v7jgJ0hj/?modal=true

Here a  variation prototype a meditation bench and closer view of keyboard tray. Which I'll go over more in a minute.
https://instagram.com/p/yDnPqKJ0rt/?modal=true

How I keep my Ipad near for testing/hands free reading via a mic stand.  https://instagram.com/p/yFw1geJ0ub/?modal=true

As shown in the meditation bench, what I'm currently using for a keyboard is scissor action BTC mini multimedia keyboard, which I think has 35-45 activation force, low distance travelled, soft bottoming out. And a Kensington optical trackball, on a homemade lapdesk out of a artist sketching board and memory foam, that fits on my chair and in a standing configuration, the goal to support fully the arms so the trapezius and neck relax.

I found a couple years ago going to Fry's and trying every keyboard, mouse and trackball out there to see if any were close, and the BTC has beat out Apple keyboards, and even my exotic fingerworks touchstream for normal use.  On the bonus they are super cheap. Sadly they aren't made anymore, but can be found on ebay from time to time.  BTC still makes keyboards and the newer ones might be similar.

However I'd like to get to something even lower force and something that I can hack to my needs, with parts that won't disappear.  Thus my interest in mechanical keyboard and cherry switches, which sadly look like they will all be too high force for what I ideally want, after getting a useful keysampler from maxkeyboard.

I also have tried recently the lightio keyboard (uses optical beams no keys to press) but really wasn't that useful, dumb matrix, error prone with no positional or tactile feedback, unergonomic fixed grid, so had to return it.

I have found that a ipad onscreen keyboard can be useful at times if you can train yourself not to press harder than dimpling the pad of the finger.  I'm currently looking at creating a keyboard in software on an android which can detect pressure sensitivity roughly to try and make it so you can keep fingers on the tablet, and then press harder to activate the key. Sadly the IOS disabled this feature, even though the capacitive sensor can supposedly see the finger above the tablet a couple centimeters.

I am also looking at Leap motion sensor to watch the hand, but it gets complicated as the hand ideally  needs to be supported all the time.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Perhaps Gateron 30g switches might be more to your liking.

There is a group buy (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68943.0) for them here - and either you or someone could mod a standard keyboard and replace Cherry MX switches with these.  Benefits of both worlds - very light weight switches, and standard Cherry form factor.

;D Greetings everyone!
        I'm a college student and PC enthusiast, who's always wanted to "officially" join Geekhack, but has kept putting it off due to the constant barrage of schoolwork an accounting/law double major has to put up with. But I'm finally here! I first discovered Geekhack a few years ago, just a high school student burning my wrists off on a Logitech Elite (rubber dome) when I finally realized the weakest link of my entire setup was my keyboard. A few months later, I was off to college with my Unicomp EnduraPro, custom ordered, and equipped with keyboard wisdom. I can totally vouch for the fact that a passion for keyboards (and nearly all of my other hobbies is an excessively expensive and time consuming pastime, but I truly enjoy every minute of it. That old Logitech is the only rubber dome that I still keep around, as I throw all others into a pile in my basement back at home. My daily weapon of choice is the EnduraPro 103-key layout, and I also have the Corsair K70 RGB, The Topre Type Heaven, A Black-logo Model M, a, IBM Model M13, an original IBM Spacesaver, an IBM Model F, a Lenovo Thinkpad Scissor-Switch portable keyboard (w/trackpoint), several mechanical Logitechs, and a WASD Code (Cherry White) in the mail.
        I can't wait to spend a ton of time with you guys, and further my enjoyment of my favorite computer accessory even more!

Regards, SuperScope96

Welcome to Geekhack1

Quite a collection you have!  You'll probably end up spending a ton of time AND money here :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Syl on Fri, 13 March 2015, 10:55:24
Greetings Geeks

I recently left the boring world of membrane keyboards(except at work )and went mechanical.

Used to game on a Z-Board Merc then upgraded to a steelseries Merc Stealth (only difference is that the body and keys are black and backlit). Due to its layout it quickly became one if my favorite gaming keyboards. Reaching the whole top number row is a win for MMOs.

Found a pretty good deal (I thought so) on a lightly used Logitech G710+. The previous owner also threw in a crap bag. This is what it looked liked before swapping back to stock keys (no o-rings)

http://i.imgur.com/Msyk3B6.jpg

Future plans are to buy those LED covers and make the backlight red. Change the orange trim to a faux brushed aluminum and get ZINC or aluminum WASD keys and spacebar.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 March 2015, 02:46:25
Greetings Geeks

I recently left the boring world of membrane keyboards(except at work )and went mechanical.

Used to game on a Z-Board Merc then upgraded to a steelseries Merc Stealth (only difference is that the body and keys are black and backlit). Due to its layout it quickly became one if my favorite gaming keyboards. Reaching the whole top number row is a win for MMOs.

Found a pretty good deal (I thought so) on a lightly used Logitech G710+. The previous owner also threw in a crap bag. This is what it looked liked before swapping back to stock keys (no o-rings)

http://i.imgur.com/Msyk3B6.jpg

Future plans are to buy those LED covers and make the backlight red. Change the orange trim to a faux brushed aluminum and get ZINC or aluminum WASD keys and spacebar.

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's amazing what you can do with a Crap Bag if you're lucky!

What colour backlight has it got now?  LED colour changers work best with white LEDs.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bendon on Sun, 15 March 2015, 16:04:53
Been lurking for a while now.  A C# developer by trade, I was looking for split keyboard options a month ago before I ran into the ergodox and thus the world of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.  Currently awaiting the arrival of a partial build from Falbatech and a Poker 2 from overseas.  Maybe I'll have something worthy to post in a month or two.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 16 March 2015, 04:40:34
Been lurking for a while now.  A C# developer by trade, I was looking for split keyboard options a month ago before I ran into the ergodox and thus the world of mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.  Currently awaiting the arrival of a partial build from Falbatech and a Poker 2 from overseas.  Maybe I'll have something worthy to post in a month or two.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Ergo Dox is a very popular and versatile split keyboard.  Some of the builds people here have are amazing!  Have a look! (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=42772.0)

Anyway there's lot of places for you to post even before you get your Ergo Dox :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: shaymdev on Tue, 17 March 2015, 10:32:58
Hey oh!

I just discovered this awesomely dangerous new world last week. The concept hadn't really occurred to me that you can build your own (awesome) leopards. I switched to the Dvorak layout a few years ago and am looking forward to building my own custom ergo board with the inspiration I'm finding here. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 18 March 2015, 05:28:29
Hey oh!

I just discovered this awesomely dangerous new world last week. The concept hadn't really occurred to me that you can build your own (awesome) leopards. I switched to the Dvorak layout a few years ago and am looking forward to building my own custom ergo board with the inspiration I'm finding here. Thanks guys!

Welcome to Geekhack!

There is a wealth of information here about Dvorak keyboards, and about building your own keyboard.

The ergonomics (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=125.0) section might be a good place to start discussing Dvorak :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bro on Thu, 02 April 2015, 15:58:21
Hello!

I'm the designer over at Massdrop and new to mechanical keyboards. My first keyboard was a WASD and now I'm on a Leopold 66key that I love.

I joined geekhack because everyone at Massdrop is obviously huge into mechanical keyboards and I want to be able to better understand the community. 

Cheers!
-Erik

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Fri, 03 April 2015, 10:11:54
Hello!

I'm the designer over at Massdrop and new to mechanical keyboards. My first keyboard was a WASD and now I'm on a Leopold 66key that I love.

I joined geekhack because everyone at Massdrop is obviously huge into mechanical keyboards and I want to be able to better understand the community. 

Cheers!
-Erik



Welcome to GeekHack!  Happy Keyboarding! :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: digitalparadigm on Mon, 13 April 2015, 23:44:27
Hi all! just wanted to introduce myself by showing off my daily driver...
FC660M with Bro Set: http://imgur.com/a/FE1X0
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Fkiller on Tue, 14 April 2015, 01:35:07
 :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 15 April 2015, 05:58:11
Hi all! just wanted to introduce myself by showing off my daily driver...
FC660M with Bro Set: http://imgur.com/a/FE1X0

Welcome to Geekhack!

A nice arrangement of stock and Bro keycaps :)

Which switches has your FC660M got?

:D

Welcome to Geekhack!

Have you got a mechanical keyboard already, or some here to research your first purchase?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: digitalparadigm on Fri, 17 April 2015, 11:50:09
Hi all! just wanted to introduce myself by showing off my daily driver...
FC660M with Bro Set: http://imgur.com/a/FE1X0

Welcome to Geekhack!

A nice arrangement of stock and Bro keycaps :)

Which switches has your FC660M got?

Browns. Started with a WASD CODE w/ clears but found them a little too stiff, then got a Topre Type Heaven but found them a little too light. Figured I would give browns a try and found I type the fastest with those. I am in the process of building a custom and plan on using 55g springs in clear switches to see how that feels.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 19 April 2015, 23:12:37
Hi all! just wanted to introduce myself by showing off my daily driver...
FC660M with Bro Set: http://imgur.com/a/FE1X0

Welcome to Geekhack!

A nice arrangement of stock and Bro keycaps :)

Which switches has your FC660M got?

Browns. Started with a WASD CODE w/ clears but found them a little too stiff, then got a Topre Type Heaven but found them a little too light. Figured I would give browns a try and found I type the fastest with those. I am in the process of building a custom and plan on using 55g springs in clear switches to see how that feels.

Some say the tactile bump in browns is much less than in clears (I have not actually tried either yet).  So lighter springs in clear switches will probably give you the best of both worlds.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: lijev on Tue, 28 April 2015, 06:48:40
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here, plus, I like this keyboard :thumb: (http://www.192168-1-1.info)
Harro Everybody!
New to Geekhack but have been lurking for a while as well!

I've used mechanical keyboards back in the days, and after a long break rediscovered my love for them two years ago.  <3
I'm currently using a Roccat Ryos mk pro with cherry mx browns (iso german)...

But since i didn't feel much like taking pics of that i took some of this Baby instead!  =)
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/EAF9JXw.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mikauhsoj on Tue, 28 April 2015, 20:50:20
Hi all! I accidentally stumbled into the amazing world of keyboards last week when I was researching Ergodox keyboards after seeing the Indiegogo campaign. I decided I just had to make my own keyboard and all my research led me here, so I decided to join. Looking forward to being part of the community and learning a ton.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 03 May 2015, 05:51:09
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here, plus, I like this keyboard :thumb: (http://www.192168-1-1.info)

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's something about those classic old Apple keyboards :)  Some people don't like the italics legends, but I quite like them.

Hi all! I accidentally stumbled into the amazing world of keyboards last week when I was researching Ergodox keyboards after seeing the Indiegogo campaign. I decided I just had to make my own keyboard and all my research led me here, so I decided to join. Looking forward to being part of the community and learning a ton.

Welcome to Geekhack!

How far did you want to go making a keyboard?  Did you want to design your own PCB, case, matrix etc. from scratch, or build a pre-designed kit?

Either way have a look at the recommended reading (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68372.0) and simple questions (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0#post_GGGG) threads.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Bloodrage Engage on Thu, 07 May 2015, 05:32:54
Hello. Im new around here, but I do love mechanical keyboards, so I think I will find myself in good company here and I look foreward to wasting my money with you all, ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jameschaucer on Thu, 07 May 2015, 13:03:26
Just this week, every time I plug my datahand in, I get a warning about a power surge on the usb and the keyboard won't work.

I am trying to see if anyone has any information if this is fixable.

I really need this thing to work..
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 13 May 2015, 05:58:36
Hello. Im new around here, but I do love mechanical keyboards, so I think I will find myself in good company here and I look foreward to wasting my money with you all, ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

There is certainly lots to spend your money on around here :)  But I don't many would agree that it wsa a waste of money :p

Just this week, every time I plug my datahand in, I get a warning about a power surge on the usb and the keyboard won't work.

I am trying to see if anyone has any information if this is fixable.

I really need this thing to work..

Welcome to Geekhack!

Sorry to hear about your Datahand :(

Not many people seem to monitor the new members area, your best bet might be to make a new thread in the keyboards (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=31.0) area.

Good luck!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: nateperfect on Tue, 26 May 2015, 23:14:19
Hello all,
I think I'm addicted to keyboards now and instead of seeking help I just joined these forums. I started with a k60 and felt like I got shafted because of the filthy rubber dome keys they sneak in there. It's my fault of course for not reading more about the board but that's what sent me down the rabbit hole. Not to be shafted again I started doing lots of research on different brands, boards, and switches which lead to exploring custom keycaps and diy board kits and on and on. So my original cheapness which lead me to buy the k60 effectively costed me more than I'd like to admit in the form of blowback from this newly found obsession.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: karlnp on Sat, 30 May 2015, 16:57:02
I just picked up a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja to use for work (I program web development things) and I've already ordered Lpwl's O-rings, a group buy from Massdrop for their Vortex set, and some Signature Plastics zodiac keys. I blame Filco, because until now I thought mechanical keyboards were like my old, loud, badly made (apparently) Das Keyboard, which was clunky and heavy and bottomed out seemingly instantly.

Looking forward to spending too much time here.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 31 May 2015, 00:49:47
Hello all,
I think I'm addicted to keyboards now and instead of seeking help I just joined these forums. I started with a k60 and felt like I got shafted because of the filthy rubber dome keys they sneak in there. It's my fault of course for not reading more about the board but that's what sent me down the rabbit hole. Not to be shafted again I started doing lots of research on different brands, boards, and switches which lead to exploring custom keycaps and diy board kits and on and on. So my original cheapness which lead me to buy the k60 effectively costed me more than I'd like to admit in the form of blowback from this newly found obsession.

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's amazing how many keyboard-related things there are to purchase.  There are many more now than when I started looking, which is a good thing?  Maybe.  My wallet is not so sure :))

I just picked up a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja to use for work (I program web development things) and I've already ordered Lpwl's O-rings, a group buy from Massdrop for their Vortex set, and some Signature Plastics zodiac keys. I blame Filco, because until now I thought mechanical keyboards were like my old, loud, badly made (apparently) Das Keyboard, which was clunky and heavy and bottomed out seemingly instantly.

Looking forward to spending too much time here.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You'll also need to look forward to spending too much money here - it's not sometimes called Wallethack for nothing ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dodosan on Fri, 05 June 2015, 10:59:50
Hi,

I'm dodosan and I'm a keyboard enthusiast.
I'm a professional software developer and I've just ordered my first Happy Hacking Keyboard professional 2.

Cheers!

dodosan
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Fri, 05 June 2015, 11:03:11
Hi,

I'm dodosan and I'm a keyboard enthusiast.
I'm a professional software developer and I've just ordered my first Happy Hacking Keyboard professional 2.

Cheers!

dodosan

Welcome to GeekHack! :cool:

Happy Keyboarding!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dodosan on Sat, 06 June 2015, 16:59:36
I would have never expected to find a group of keyboard fans!
Internet keeps surprising me.

Cheers!

Dodosan
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 07 June 2015, 02:02:49
Hi,

I'm dodosan and I'm a keyboard enthusiast.
I'm a professional software developer and I've just ordered my first Happy Hacking Keyboard professional 2.

Cheers!

dodosan

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's amazing how much there is to keyboards.  Most people look past them to the screen and never give them a second thought.  But when you do start looking, there is just so much that you can do with and to them.

I hope you enjoy your HHKB - I like mine very much :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dodosan on Mon, 08 June 2015, 02:07:55
I haven't received my HHKB yet but, can anybody tell me where I could find nice colored keycaps?

Cheers!

Dodosan
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 08 June 2015, 03:33:50
I haven't received my HHKB yet but, can anybody tell me where I could find nice colored keycaps?

Cheers!

Dodosan

Unfortunately the only real HHKB replacement keycap sets are black or white (lettered or blank).

You can coerce a RealForce set to fit, but as not all the keycaps are the same size and shape on the HHKB to have to compromise a little bit.

It is also unfortunate that no-one is making coloured Topre sets any more :(

You can search for eBay seller widebasket who used to have a few sets available, or have a look through classifieds (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=59.0) here as sets turn up from time to time.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dodosan on Mon, 08 June 2015, 03:44:45
I'll check it out!
Thanx!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: therealmatt on Wed, 10 June 2015, 16:21:28
Hello geekhack community!

Super newbie to the mechanical keyboards. Just getting into it. I know its not a mechanical keyboard but I bought a HHKB Lite2 and really like it so for. I know its still a membrane but I am loving the layout of the keys. Now I want to try my hand on some of the cherry switches!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 17 June 2015, 06:10:49
Hello geekhack community!

Super newbie to the mechanical keyboards. Just getting into it. I know its not a mechanical keyboard but I bought a HHKB Lite2 and really like it so for. I know its still a membrane but I am loving the layout of the keys. Now I want to try my hand on some of the cherry switches!

Welcome to Geekhack!

I think I've read this story recently ...

Oh yeah (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72802.0) :))

Too many posts ...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Seattlejosh on Thu, 18 June 2015, 17:22:36
Hello, my name is Josh. 

I am facinated with tech and i am becoming heavy into keyboards and peripherals. I am looking into getting a KBC Vortex 60% keyboard and I have a CM Stealth on the way, on order.  I am not in Seattle, but that is a nickname that I go by here in Minnesota.  If anyone is in the area that shares this passion, get at me.  I am wanting to see the keyboard and test it before i drop $150 on it.

Thank you and happy to be apart of GeekHack.

I also just built my first computer so im building around that, for the most part.  Also, to be frank, office furniture hits me in the right place.

Later!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 22 June 2015, 06:03:20
Hello, my name is Josh. 

I am facinated with tech and i am becoming heavy into keyboards and peripherals. I am looking into getting a KBC Vortex 60% keyboard and I have a CM Stealth on the way, on order.  I am not in Seattle, but that is a nickname that I go by here in Minnesota.  If anyone is in the area that shares this passion, get at me.  I am wanting to see the keyboard and test it before i drop $150 on it.

Thank you and happy to be apart of GeekHack.

I also just built my first computer so im building around that, for the most part.  Also, to be frank, office furniture hits me in the right place.

Later!

Welcome to Geekhack!

You might have a look in the off topic (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=33.0) area to see if there are any meetups planned for near you.  Usually people take a long a few keyboards, so apart from anything else it is a fantastic opportunity to try some keyboards and switches that you might not otherwise consider.

Edit: Fixed the URL, I seem to be doing that a lot lately :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 25 June 2015, 04:57:52
Hello, my name is Josh. 

I am facinated with tech and i am becoming heavy into keyboards and peripherals. I am looking into getting a KBC Vortex 60% keyboard and I have a CM Stealth on the way, on order.  I am not in Seattle, but that is a nickname that I go by here in Minnesota.  If anyone is in the area that shares this passion, get at me.  I am wanting to see the keyboard and test it before i drop $150 on it.

Thank you and happy to be apart of GeekHack.

I also just built my first computer so im building around that, for the most part.  Also, to be frank, office furniture hits me in the right place.

Later!

What's up man!! :) hopefully someone will hold a meet. I'm not sure how many people we have in mn now, not many that I know of right now. Vortex rocks! Maybe I can show you my gh60 w vortex aluminum case sometime.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: curious on Tue, 14 July 2015, 18:24:56
Hi, my name is Paul, I'm looking to make the jump to an ergonomic keyboard, specifically the Kinesis Advantage.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 15 July 2015, 05:52:28
Hi, my name is Paul, I'm looking to make the jump to an ergonomic keyboard, specifically the Kinesis Advantage.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's a few threads that might interest you:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=8110.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26324.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=29886.0

Older threads perhaps, but looks like more than you ever might want to know about the Kinesis Advantage!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: curious on Wed, 15 July 2015, 20:29:46
Thanks Rowdy!

Hi, my name is Paul, I'm looking to make the jump to an ergonomic keyboard, specifically the Kinesis Advantage.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's a few threads that might interest you:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=8110.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=26324.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=29886.0

Older threads perhaps, but looks like more than you ever might want to know about the Kinesis Advantage!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MJL on Thu, 16 July 2015, 00:18:43
G'day, I'm in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Came across this very useful forum when searching for what keyboard to buy that would not loose the text on keys in a couple of months or **** out after a year. Learned lots about keycaps, switches etc. and decided to join just so I can says thanks for having this wonderful and useful community.

I was nor prepared to fork out serious money for a mechanical keyboard unseen, erhh, untested (don't mind paying serious money for good stuff but I need to know that it is going to work for me) and initially finished up buying a cheap keyboard, the Rapoo V500 with yellow switches. I like it a lot so started to look at higher end stuff. Discovered the Deck keyboards with double shot PBT keycaps and doublesided PCB's and Cherry switches. No fancy stuff, looks to be bullet proof with a good track record and the more I read about it the more I started to like the idea. Never mind the keyfonts or bad backlighting, it is a tool and I just wanted something that works reliably and does not loose the characters on the caps.  Price plus shipping US was holding me back until I discovered that downunder we are well served by MechKB in Sydney, yippee! A few keyclicks and a Deck Hassium  with blue background lighting and Cherry MX brown will be shortly on its way. (wanted white lighting but those only come with Cherry MX red)

Thanks to all who made this community possible,
Marinus

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dodosan on Thu, 16 July 2015, 02:57:57
Hi,

I'm using my new Happy Hacking Keyboard professional 2 with OSX.
I still can't use the "delete" key.
Is there any software for OSX to customize the setting of a keyboard?
Cheers

Dodosan
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 16 July 2015, 06:04:48
G'day, I'm in the sunny Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Came across this very useful forum when searching for what keyboard to buy that would not loose the text on keys in a couple of months or **** out after a year. Learned lots about keycaps, switches etc. and decided to join just so I can says thanks for having this wonderful and useful community.

I was nor prepared to fork out serious money for a mechanical keyboard unseen, erhh, untested (don't mind paying serious money for good stuff but I need to know that it is going to work for me) and initially finished up buying a cheap keyboard, the Rapoo V500 with yellow switches. I like it a lot so started to look at higher end stuff. Discovered the Deck keyboards with double shot PBT keycaps and doublesided PCB's and Cherry switches. No fancy stuff, looks to be bullet proof with a good track record and the more I read about it the more I started to like the idea. Never mind the keyfonts or bad backlighting, it is a tool and I just wanted something that works reliably and does not loose the characters on the caps.  Price plus shipping US was holding me back until I discovered that downunder we are well served by MechKB in Sydney, yippee! A few keyclicks and a Deck Hassium  with blue background lighting and Cherry MX brown will be shortly on its way. (wanted white lighting but those only come with Cherry MX red)

Thanks to all who made this community possible,
Marinus

Welcome to Geekhack!

MechKB is one of the few keyboard sellers in Australia who also stocks accessories.

PCCaseGear is another with a reasonable range and reasonable prices.

Doubleshot keycaps are the best as the legends never wear out.  Dyesub are next best, as the legends are dyed into the keycap surface, and you'd have to remove a lot of surface to affect the legends.

Hi,

I'm using my new Happy Hacking Keyboard professional 2 with OSX.
I still can't use the "delete" key.
Is there any software for OSX to customize the setting of a keyboard?
Cheers

Dodosan

Welcome to Geekhack!

Delete works like Backspace for me with my HHKB2 on my Mac.

It might be your keyboard's DIP switch settings.  On the back of the keyboard next to the cable socket is a small removable cover.  On the bottom of the keyboard should be a label explaining what the switches do.

I have switches 1 and 2 off (HHK mode), 3 is on (Delete = BS).

Remember to unplug the keyboard and then plug back in again if you change the DIP switch settings, otherwise the keyboard will not recognise the change.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jackmercer on Tue, 21 July 2015, 08:02:47
Not me wallet D:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 21 July 2015, 08:05:24
Not me wallet D:

You'll grow used to the feeling.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Tue, 21 July 2015, 15:27:13
Sup
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: nuru on Sat, 25 July 2015, 14:46:51
Hello everyone,

My name is Christophe, i'm from France and new to geekhack and to keyboard enthusiasts community also.
To be honnest, i found it pretty randomly during my own search about KB on the web when i've got stunt by the WhiteFireDragon's video about the Phantom custom release.
1 hour later, i've decided to try to do my own keyboard ! :D
So i'm here to learn from you all and i will do my best to achieve this first project with your help, :)

< AZERTY keyboards (future) maker ! ;p

... but for now, i've so much to learn, so let's go !!!  :p

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 26 July 2015, 06:17:31
Hello everyone,

My name is Christophe, i'm from France and new to geekhack and to keyboard enthusiasts community also.
To be honnest, i found it pretty randomly during my own search about KB on the web when i've got stunt by the WhiteFireDragon's video about the Phantom custom release.
1 hour later, i've decided to try to do my own keyboard ! :D
So i'm here to learn from you all and i will do my best to achieve this first project with your help, :)

< AZERTY keyboards (future) maker ! ;p

... but for now, i've so much to learn, so let's go !!!  :p

Welcome to Geekhack!

There are a lot of French users here - AZERTY seems to be more and more popular every day.  And most AZERTY users swear by it!  Mind you, it can be a bit more difficult to find matching keysets, as most of them are designed for QWERTY, but that is changing too :)

Good luck with your build:)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: puissance on Sun, 02 August 2015, 20:31:57
Hello Everyone,

My name is Joseph and I am excited to join this forum.    I never knew there was group of keyboard enthusiasts on the internet.    I recently learned about mechanical keyboards and have been doing some research as I will need to buy two mechanical keyboards, one for work and another for home.    I am leaning towards Cherry MX Blues but have not decided.  Lots of brands and features to consider.    I look forward to customizing whatever keyboards i get (I have my eye on the coffee keycaps once those go on sell again).   
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 03 August 2015, 05:09:13
Hello Everyone,

My name is Joseph and I am excited to join this forum.    I never knew there was group of keyboard enthusiasts on the internet.    I recently learned about mechanical keyboards and have been doing some research as I will need to buy two mechanical keyboards, one for work and another for home.    I am leaning towards Cherry MX Blues but have not decided.  Lots of brands and features to consider.    I look forward to customizing whatever keyboards i get (I have my eye on the coffee keycaps once those go on sell again).   

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's amazing how much there is in the mechanical keyboard field - and you just thought it was something you typed on :p

MX blues re clicky - if you're planning on using such a keyboard at work, I hope your work mates can tolerate the noise ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: puissance on Mon, 03 August 2015, 18:39:30
Quote
MX blues re clicky - if you're planning on using such a keyboard at work, I hope your work mates can tolerate the noise

Luckily I have my own office.   The question is if I will be okay with the noise LOL.    I'm an accountant who spends a lot of time on the keyboard, especially on the ten key - so I'm looking for a full 104 keyboard that will not cause my fingers to get fatigued as easily.    I brought myself one of those cherry MX sampler kits but it I am still having difficulty in deciding which switch is best for me.   Initially I was thinking blue since those are suppose to be geared towards typist and I do like the tactile feel of them.   I just wonder if the actuation force needed will cause fingers to get fatigued.   

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 04 August 2015, 05:20:45
Quote
MX blues re clicky - if you're planning on using such a keyboard at work, I hope your work mates can tolerate the noise

Luckily I have my own office.   The question is if I will be okay with the noise LOL.    I'm an accountant who spends a lot of time on the keyboard, especially on the ten key - so I'm looking for a full 104 keyboard that will not cause my fingers to get fatigued as easily.    I brought myself one of those cherry MX sampler kits but it I am still having difficulty in deciding which switch is best for me.   Initially I was thinking blue since those are suppose to be geared towards typist and I do like the tactile feel of them.   I just wonder if the actuation force needed will cause fingers to get fatigued.   

Some of the switch testers are reasonable, but nothing beats typing on a whole keyboard with the chosen switch.

Blues are fairly light, at least compared to other MX switches.  The click is a bit high-pitched - there's nothing you can do about that.

If you press the keys too heavily, you'll get a thunk as the switches bottom out.  You can dampen that somewhat with O-rings (small rubber rings that fit under the keycaps).

If you live near somewhere that sells keyboards, they might let you type on a couple to get the feel of the switches.

If you don't like the clickiness of MX blues, MX reds are similarly weighted (45g) and are liners.  Or MX browns are also 45g, but slightly tactile (a little bump as you press the switch down, but no click).
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Meika on Wed, 05 August 2015, 22:16:02
Hi!

I'm Meika and is a total newbie to mechanical keyboards. To be honest, as I read posts here it was kind of intimidating to see people use terms I couldn't understand much but that's why I'm here. To learn :)

I currently have a Ducky Legend Red Switch and really liking it! My only problem is that the availability of personalized keycaps from where I am  is so limited. I'm dying to personalize mine and so, to fix this dilemma, I will test myself to make my own. It would be so nice to know people who makes one and learn a lot from everyone ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 06 August 2015, 05:40:20
Hi!

I'm Meika and is a total newbie to mechanical keyboards. To be honest, as I read posts here it was kind of intimidating to see people use terms I couldn't understand much but that's why I'm here. To learn :)

I currently have a Ducky Legend Red Switch and really liking it! My only problem is that the availability of personalized keycaps from where I am  is so limited. I'm dying to personalize mine and so, to fix this dilemma, I will test myself to make my own. It would be so nice to know people who makes one and learn a lot from everyone ;D

The Geekhack Glossary (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50532.0) sounds like a nice evening's read for you :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Makie on Thu, 13 August 2015, 11:00:54
Hi,
    I'm Makie and I'm happy to be here. I have a long history with mechanical keyboards going back to dumb  terminals from the 70's. I've always  liked the positive feedback that a mechanical keyboard offers but for a time the need for macro able gaming keyboards pretty much meant moving over to various types of (short lived) membrane keyboards. When the Corsair K70 came out I jumped on it and that has been my daily driver for the last few years. I still have a shed full of older KB's from the 80's and 90's that maybe one day will be the basis of my own design.

In the near term I'm here to learn and to ask advice from people that make stuff. My two immediate projects are 1) Reusing old and interesting keyboards in new projects (Electron Pi and Think Pi) and 2) eventually a mechanical G13.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: alldayrelief on Sun, 16 August 2015, 12:17:47
Hi all! I'm new to geekhack, but I've been interested in mechs for a few years now. I just finished building a planck quark if you want to check it out:
http://i.imgur.com/iZFvv82.jpg
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Mon, 17 August 2015, 01:00:16
Hi all! I'm new to geekhack, but I've been interested in mechs for a few years now. I just finished building a planck quark if you want to check it out:
http://i.imgur.com/iZFvv82.jpg

Welcome to GeekHack! :cool: What switches did you go with for your build?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: THSdrummer on Mon, 17 August 2015, 17:22:51
Fairly new. Decided it was time I branched out from /r/MK. I enjoy my time here just as much as there! The interest checks and group buys are the real draw :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Reigning Hell on Tue, 18 August 2015, 16:30:15
what's up yall? Just got into mechs when I bought a poker II w/ browns for school a few weeks ago. Already been exploring the forums and bought some HKP artisans, so can't wait to work on my board.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 23 August 2015, 05:56:26
Hi,
    I'm Makie and I'm happy to be here. I have a long history with mechanical keyboards going back to dumb  terminals from the 70's. I've always  liked the positive feedback that a mechanical keyboard offers but for a time the need for macro able gaming keyboards pretty much meant moving over to various types of (short lived) membrane keyboards. When the Corsair K70 came out I jumped on it and that has been my daily driver for the last few years. I still have a shed full of older KB's from the 80's and 90's that maybe one day will be the basis of my own design.

In the near term I'm here to learn and to ask advice from people that make stuff. My two immediate projects are 1) Reusing old and interesting keyboards in new projects (Electron Pi and Think Pi) and 2) eventually a mechanical G13.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's lots of threads and advice available on making stuff in the, ahem, making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) section.

Good luck :)

Hi all! I'm new to geekhack, but I've been interested in mechs for a few years now. I just finished building a planck quark if you want to check it out:
http://i.imgur.com/iZFvv82.jpg

Welcome to Geekhack!

That's a nice 40% keyboard you have there :)  For me 60% is about the limit (in HHKB format, no less), but I can see the appeal of a smaller keyboard.  Maybe one day, just for fun ........

Fairly new. Decided it was time I branched out from /r/MK. I enjoy my time here just as much as there! The interest checks and group buys are the real draw :D

Welcome again (I'm running really behind in the New Members area, having had the flu for the past 9 days or so).

what's up yall? Just got into mechs when I bought a poker II w/ browns for school a few weeks ago. Already been exploring the forums and bought some HKP artisans, so can't wait to work on my board.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Another Poker buyer - I was beginning to think that the FC660M was edging out the Poker as the 60% keyboard of choice.

There was this time about 6 months ago where it seemed like nearly every new member had a Poker of some sort.

The last few days it seems there are more FC660M keyboard than anything!

Either one is a fantastic keyboard btw :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mscientist on Sat, 29 August 2015, 17:17:44
Hello geekhack,

I'm the new one. I realized the value of good keyboards quite some time ago; my model M from '91 and the 80's Chickony are no ebay buys, but my work equipment I've used since then. But I've never designed a keyboard by myself; something I'd like to do one day (as soon as I've read all these great threads here). Today I've purchased a model F keyboard, so I thought this would be reason enough to join this community (after lurking for several months).
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 29 August 2015, 22:10:35
Hello geekhack,

I'm the new one. I realized the value of good keyboards quite some time ago; my model M from '91 and the 80's Chickony are no ebay buys, but my work equipment I've used since then. But I've never designed a keyboard by myself; something I'd like to do one day (as soon as I've read all these great threads here). Today I've purchased a model F keyboard, so I thought this would be reason enough to join this community (after lurking for several months).

Welcome to Geekhack!

Designing a keyboard is a huge undertaking - from designing the PCB, the electronics, the switches, the case, finding somewhere to get it all made, putting it together, responding to queries from curious people ;)

But if you have a Model F, why would you be looking for any other keyboard? :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: EN34 on Mon, 31 August 2015, 14:31:37
Hey there GH!

I am completely new to GH, not even a lurker... Well not completely new, I have been led here from r/mk a few times.  ;D

So I have:

And I am currently trying to decide on my next board which will be either Mx-Clear or the CM Novatouch, it should just be 80% or 60%. I just couldn't decide yet.

Note: I prefer the US-ANSI layout to the rest, which makes it difficult to get boards for a reasonable price here in Switzerland. Feel free to AMA! :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: digi on Mon, 31 August 2015, 14:40:47
Hey there GH!

I am completely new to GH, not even a lurker... Well not completely new, I have been led here from r/mk a few times.  ;D

So I have:
  • Roccat Ryos MkPro - Mx-Blue (gaming board, obviously my first mech ._.)
  • DasKeyboard Ultimate 4 - Mx-Blue (my board in the office)
  • Rappoo KX - yellow kailh (to try linear switches... not for me, but those who like it...)

And I am currently trying to decide on my next board which will be either Mx-Clear or the CM Novatouch, it should just be 80% or 60%. I just couldn't decide yet.

Note: I prefer the US-ANSI layout to the rest, which makes it difficult to get boards for a reasonable price here in Switzerland. Feel free to AMA! :D

Welcome!! Try a Realforce 87U 55g!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: EN34 on Mon, 31 August 2015, 15:05:12
Hey there GH!

I am completely new to GH, not even a lurker... Well not completely new, I have been led here from r/mk a few times.  ;D

So I have:
  • Roccat Ryos MkPro - Mx-Blue (gaming board, obviously my first mech ._.)
  • DasKeyboard Ultimate 4 - Mx-Blue (my board in the office)
  • Rappoo KX - yellow kailh (to try linear switches... not for me, but those who like it...)

And I am currently trying to decide on my next board which will be either Mx-Clear or the CM Novatouch, it should just be 80% or 60%. I just couldn't decide yet.

Note: I prefer the US-ANSI layout to the rest, which makes it difficult to get boards for a reasonable price here in Switzerland. Feel free to AMA! :D

Welcome!! Try a Realforce 87U 55g!

Thanks for the welcome! But the Realforce is crazy expensive, no?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mscientist on Mon, 31 August 2015, 16:22:50
Designing a keyboard is a huge undertaking - from designing the PCB, the electronics, the switches, the case, finding somewhere to get it all made, putting it together, responding to queries from curious people ;)

Yes, but isn't it wonderful to start with something you don't have a clue about? I find this rather appealing.  :)

But if you have a Model F, why would you be looking for any other keyboard? :p

I can't wait to shock my friends with it. ;D But the goal after next is a kind of Space Cadet.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 01 September 2015, 06:06:21
Hey there GH!

I am completely new to GH, not even a lurker... Well not completely new, I have been led here from r/mk a few times.  ;D

So I have:
  • Roccat Ryos MkPro - Mx-Blue (gaming board, obviously my first mech ._.)
  • DasKeyboard Ultimate 4 - Mx-Blue (my board in the office)
  • Rappoo KX - yellow kailh (to try linear switches... not for me, but those who like it...)

And I am currently trying to decide on my next board which will be either Mx-Clear or the CM Novatouch, it should just be 80% or 60%. I just couldn't decide yet.

Note: I prefer the US-ANSI layout to the rest, which makes it difficult to get boards for a reasonable price here in Switzerland. Feel free to AMA! :D

Welcome to Geekhack!

Don't get to hear about the yellow Kailh switches, and I think I read somewhere that they are discontinued.  Apart from not liking linear, any other thoughts on them?

A nice collection you have started :)  If you want a 60%, the Pok3r is a very popular keyboard that you should be able to pickup with MX clears.

And one good point for US ANSI boards - much easier to get replacement keycap sets!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: EN34 on Tue, 01 September 2015, 11:08:21
Welcome to Geekhack!

Don't get to hear about the yellow Kailh switches, and I think I read somewhere that they are discontinued.  Apart from not liking linear, any other thoughts on them?

A nice collection you have started :)  If you want a 60%, the Pok3r is a very popular keyboard that you should be able to pickup with MX clears.

And one good point for US ANSI boards - much easier to get replacement keycap sets!

Well.. I have done some extensive research on the availabilty on the pok3r with clears, but it just simply is so expensive with shipping and everything that I have to focus on boards that I can get cheaper. So I could get the Novatouch for 140$ (almost 1:1 with chf) shipping and customs included and the pok3r would cost me 180$.
I will do a little more research on the Novatouch, if maybe you could tell me if it's good?

About linear, I just type so slow and do so many typos on them that I cannot enjoy typing on them. I just need some kind of feedback to feel comfortable when typing.

Ah, almost forgot. Thanks for the welcome! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 02 September 2015, 05:53:51
Well.. I have done some extensive research on the availabilty on the pok3r with clears, but it just simply is so expensive with shipping and everything that I have to focus on boards that I can get cheaper. So I could get the Novatouch for 140$ (almost 1:1 with chf) shipping and customs included and the pok3r would cost me 180$.
I will do a little more research on the Novatouch, if maybe you could tell me if it's good?

About linear, I just type so slow and do so many typos on them that I cannot enjoy typing on them. I just need some kind of feedback to feel comfortable when typing.

Ah, almost forgot. Thanks for the welcome! :)

That's weird that a Topre keyboard is much cheaper than a Pok3r!  It's usually the opposite, by about the same difference too.

I have not used a Novatouch - I'm waiting for a 55g version before I'd consider it.  But other people have, and here's a few review links for a bit of light reading for you:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=74848.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=63902.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64855.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=63073.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61075.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=63577.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=62407.0
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Calraquin on Sun, 20 September 2015, 15:02:24
Hey y'all. I am new to the magical world of mechanical keyboards, only having had my poker 2 for about 2 weeks now but I will never go back to that dark place of just rubber domes. I Just wanted to introduce myself here as it seems like such an expansive knowledge and communication base and I'd love to be more involved!
I recently got my Eve keycap set in but can't stand the ABS compared to the pokers stock thick PBT :(.  My keyboard is now half and half with stock alphas. Hopefully more sets come out in PBT in the future.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: blueangel2323 on Sun, 20 September 2015, 21:30:12
A couple newbie questions:

- According to this page (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=52185), I've made 6 posts, but it says I only have 2 posts under my username on the left. How come?

- How do I get multi-quote to work?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: njbair on Sun, 20 September 2015, 21:31:28
A couple newbie questions:

- According to this page (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=52185), I've made 6 posts, but it says I only have 2 posts under my username. How come?

- How do I get multi-quote to work?

Several forums on GH don't count towards your post count, including Off Topic and Classifieds.

For multi-quote, click the multi-quote button on the threads in question, then scroll to the bottom and click Reply.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: blueangel2323 on Sun, 20 September 2015, 22:01:38
A couple newbie questions:

- According to this page (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=52185), I've made 6 posts, but it says I only have 2 posts under my username. How come?

- How do I get multi-quote to work?

Several forums on GH don't count towards your post count, including Off Topic and Classifieds.

For multi-quote, click the multi-quote button on the threads in question, then scroll to the bottom and click Reply.

Thanks for the info.

I figured out that multi-quote just doesn't work in Edge. It works as expected in Chrome.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: njbair on Sun, 20 September 2015, 22:05:22
A couple newbie questions:

- According to this page (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=52185), I've made 6 posts, but it says I only have 2 posts under my username. How come?

- How do I get multi-quote to work?

Several forums on GH don't count towards your post count, including Off Topic and Classifieds.

For multi-quote, click the multi-quote button on the threads in question, then scroll to the bottom and click Reply.

Thanks for the info.

I figured out that multi-quote just doesn't work in Edge. It works as expected in Chrome.

The reply post page also includes a list of previous replies underneath the edit window. Each post has an "Insert Quote" button at the top that basically works the same way as multi-quote.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mattsupreme on Mon, 21 September 2015, 19:47:00
What's up geekhack!

Finally decided to signup after way too long of lurking every board for the past 2-3 years.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Sun, 27 September 2015, 03:28:47
Hello everyone!! Just got my Pok3r in the mail today!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: richfiles on Mon, 28 September 2015, 04:15:28
New here, might as well get the formalities out of the way. So, I've been researching mechanical keyboards for the passed month. All started when I decided to build a "sim-pit" for Kerbal Space Program. I have some nice hardware for the project, but wanted a compact keyboard that could still sit in front of me, and not take up so much space as to interfere with the joysticks.

I have an Apple //c keyboard that uses Alps SKCM Amber switches. I LOVE the feel of that keyboard, and always wanted to put it to use, so I considered mounting it into my control panel, between the two joysticks. Unfortunately, I realized having a keyboard front and center takes a LOT of space that I want for things like toggles and big red buttons that say [ABORT]... And second, I like fully featured keyboards. That's when I discovered the 75% layout.

I decided that I need to focus on a PRIMARY mechanical keyboard. I'll add a battery and a bluetooth module to my Apple //c keyboard, and make it into a portable clicky mechanical keyboard.

For my primary keyboard, I'll be using the awesome looking "Danger Zone" keycap set (on Massdrop), cause I love the aviation theme, and feel it'll compliment my Kerbal Space Program controller well. I've also put together a modified version of the 75% layout. I wasn't satisfied with just 4 extra keys. I wanted ALL my navigation keys, and more! By adding an extra column, I can gat a total of 88 keys, while only increasing my width by 1u! I can even use standard TKL key caps for it! No odd sizes needed!

As for what I'm typing on now... I have a first gen iMac membrane keyboard with the 78 ui jk and m, columns shorting together, and multiple keys that jam up if not hit perfectly straight downward, due to wear... You can't imagine the editing this post required to not look like garbage! There may still be a few errors... :O

NEED MECHANICAL KEYBOARD SOON!!!

Here's my "75% + 1" layout:

... Posts still 0... So the forum topic that asks people to make their first post in... doesn't actually count... Ugh...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 06 October 2015, 05:15:40
Hey y'all. I am new to the magical world of mechanical keyboards, only having had my poker 2 for about 2 weeks now but I will never go back to that dark place of just rubber domes. I Just wanted to introduce myself here as it seems like such an expansive knowledge and communication base and I'd love to be more involved!
I recently got my Eve keycap set in but can't stand the ABS compared to the pokers stock thick PBT :(.  My keyboard is now half and half with stock alphas. Hopefully more sets come out in PBT in the future.

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's amazing what a difference a mechanical keyboard makes.  And you probably never even gave the keyboard in front of you a second thought!  I know I didn't :))

A couple newbie questions:

- According to this page (https://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=52185), I've made 6 posts, but it says I only have 2 posts under my username. How come?

- How do I get multi-quote to work?

Several forums on GH don't count towards your post count, including Off Topic and Classifieds.

For multi-quote, click the multi-quote button on the threads in question, then scroll to the bottom and click Reply.

I think it's off topic, classifieds and new members posts don't count.

What's up geekhack!

Finally decided to signup after way too long of lurking every board for the past 2-3 years.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You've been lurking that long?!?  About time then :p

What keyboard/s have you got?

Hello everyone!! Just got my Pok3r in the mail today!!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Very popular keyboard, the Pok3r (and its predecessors).  Which switches have you got in it?

New here, might as well get the formalities out of the way. So, I've been researching mechanical keyboards for the passed month. All started when I decided to build a "sim-pit" for Kerbal Space Program. I have some nice hardware for the project, but wanted a compact keyboard that could still sit in front of me, and not take up so much space as to interfere with the joysticks.

I have an Apple //c keyboard that uses Alps SKCM Amber switches. I LOVE the feel of that keyboard, and always wanted to put it to use, so I considered mounting it into my control panel, between the two joysticks. Unfortunately, I realized having a keyboard front and center takes a LOT of space that I want for things like toggles and big red buttons that say [ABORT]... And second, I like fully featured keyboards. That's when I discovered the 75% layout.

I decided that I need to focus on a PRIMARY mechanical keyboard. I'll add a battery and a bluetooth module to my Apple //c keyboard, and make it into a portable clicky mechanical keyboard.

For my primary keyboard, I'll be using the awesome looking "Danger Zone" keycap set (on Massdrop), cause I love the aviation theme, and feel it'll compliment my Kerbal Space Program controller well. I've also put together a modified version of the 75% layout. I wasn't satisfied with just 4 extra keys. I wanted ALL my navigation keys, and more! By adding an extra column, I can gat a total of 88 keys, while only increasing my width by 1u! I can even use standard TKL key caps for it! No odd sizes needed!

As for what I'm typing on now... I have a first gen iMac membrane keyboard with the 78 ui jk and m, columns shorting together, and multiple keys that jam up if not hit perfectly straight downward, due to wear... You can't imagine the editing this post required to not look like garbage! There may still be a few errors... :O

NEED MECHANICAL KEYBOARD SOON!!!

Here's my "75% + 1" layout:

... Posts still 0... So the forum topic that asks people to make their first post in... doesn't actually count... Ugh...  :rolleyes:

Welcome to Geekhack!

A consistent theme across keyboard and other input peripherals looks great if its done well.

And no, posts in the new members area don't count, nor do they in classifieds or off topic.

But there are plenty of other areas to post in :)
Title: Welcome new members!
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Tue, 06 October 2015, 15:09:17
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Welcome to Geekhack!

Very popular keyboard, the Pok3r (and its predecessors).  Which switches have you got in it?


I got Cherry reds. I like it kinda quiet. Lol.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 07 October 2015, 02:59:05
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Welcome to Geekhack!

Very popular keyboard, the Pok3r (and its predecessors).  Which switches have you got in it?


I got Cherry reds. I like it kinda quiet. Lol.

One of the quieter switches, yes.  And if you want to dampen the bottom out sound to make it even quieter, you could install O-rings under the keycaps.  Little rubber rings that shorten the down stroke a little bit, but do stop the bottom out sound.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MikeTheTiger on Wed, 07 October 2015, 03:46:38

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One of the quieter switches, yes.  And if you want to dampen the bottom out sound to make it even quieter, you could install O-rings under the keycaps.  Little rubber rings that shorten the down stroke a little bit, but do stop the bottom out sound.

Good to know. I might have to try that out. Thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mobbo on Wed, 07 October 2015, 08:34:16
I just posted in the main forum, but thought I'd say hello here as well! Short-time lurker and brand new to the hobby, I'm really looking forward to getting more involved in the community and seeing how much money I can spend  :'(. This is what I have/ordered within a week of discovering just how deep the rabbit hole goes:

Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with MX Browns (this is actually my current keyboard)
Pok3r with MX Blues
Blue/Green Backlit KB Paradise v60 Mini with MX Clears
x2 60% Tex Aluminium Cases (silver and blue)
Danger Zone SA Keycap Set
Yellow/Blue/Grey Paracord USB from /u/90N1NE
Vortex Doubleshop PBT Keycaps (white and blue)
x2 NPKC Blank PBT Keycaps (light blue and mango)
x3 Hot Keys Project Artisan Keycaps (Black/Purple Trooper & Raven, Steel Blue Armor Cap v2 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61096.0)

I'd say help me.... but I am rather excited to make my first custom board. Anyways, thanks for having me!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 11 October 2015, 02:56:48
I just posted in the main forum, but thought I'd say hello here as well! Short-time lurker and brand new to the hobby, I'm really looking forward to getting more involved in the community and seeing how much money I can spend  :'(. This is what I have/ordered within a week of discovering just how deep the rabbit hole goes:

Filco Majestouch 2 TKL with MX Browns (this is actually my current keyboard)
Pok3r with MX Blues
Blue/Green Backlit KB Paradise v60 Mini with MX Clears
x2 60% Tex Aluminium Cases (silver and blue)
Danger Zone SA Keycap Set
Yellow/Blue/Grey Paracord USB from /u/90N1NE
Vortex Doubleshop PBT Keycaps (white and blue)
x2 NPKC Blank PBT Keycaps (light blue and mango)
x3 Hot Keys Project Artisan Keycaps (Black/Purple Trooper & Raven, Steel Blue Armor Cap v2 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61096.0)

I'd say help me.... but I am rather excited to make my first custom board. Anyways, thanks for having me!

Welcome to Geekhack!

I've replied to your other thread already :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mobbo on Mon, 12 October 2015, 09:34:32
Welcome to Geekhack!

I've replied to your other thread already :)

Thanks for the warm welcome and the sage advice  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Japa on Mon, 12 October 2015, 20:01:19
Hi!  :)

I have a mechanical keyboard ( 6gv2 ). It has black mx switches. So I ordered 2 custom keys ( Valve Portal themed ) to try a simple first mod. Now I'm looking to get a pok3r keyboard, but would like to now first if it's possible to do something with my existing one?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jerue on Mon, 12 October 2015, 21:46:11
Hi!  :)

I have a mechanical keyboard ( 6gv2 ). It has black mx switches. So I ordered 2 custom keys ( Valve Portal themed ) to try a simple first mod. Now I'm looking to get a pok3r keyboard, but would like to now first if it's possible to do something with my existing one?

Welcome! What do you mean by doing something with your existing one? Like replace switches? You'll find a world of opportunity with a soldering iron/solder and some patience...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 14 October 2015, 05:16:57
Hi!  :)

I have a mechanical keyboard ( 6gv2 ). It has black mx switches. So I ordered 2 custom keys ( Valve Portal themed ) to try a simple first mod. Now I'm looking to get a pok3r keyboard, but would like to now first if it's possible to do something with my existing one?

Welcome to Geekhack!

What were you thinking of doing with your existing one?

See the problem with the 6GV2 is that Enter key.  No-one makes a replacement Enter key for it, so any replacement keycap set will be missing a key element.

That was a pun, by the way ;)

You could paint the case - I think they all came with black cases, so painting it, say, white would make quite a contrast.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mozimus on Wed, 14 October 2015, 22:23:23
Hi there!
I just ordered a Pok3r with clears to replace my battle-damaged CMStorm Trigger with blacks.
I decided that now is the best time to dive into this awesome community and expand on the hobby!
I look forward to getting to know you guys :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 15 October 2015, 04:29:25
Hi there!
I just ordered a Pok3r with clears to replace my battle-damaged CMStorm Trigger with blacks.
I decided that now is the best time to dive into this awesome community and expand on the hobby!
I look forward to getting to know you guys :)

Welcome to Geekhack!

Great keyboard, Pok3r, very popular, and standard layout too, which will make replacement keycaps, should you choose to go that way, easy.

Also clears are a great contrast to blacks - both are non-clicky, but clears have that so nice tactile bump half way down.

Out of curiosity, where are you getting your Pok3r from?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zip_ana_dublecup on Thu, 15 October 2015, 18:17:57
Hello all. I just bought my first mech about a month ago. Since then I have picked up a second poker II, 5 capsets, and a translucent warmaster. I was pointed this direction for war of betrayal sales.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 16 October 2015, 04:44:01
Hello all. I just bought my first mech about a month ago. Since then I have picked up a second poker II, 5 capsets, and a translucent warmaster. I was pointed this direction for war of betrayal sales.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Or welcome to Wallethack, as it is sometimes called, and as I suspect you are beginning to realise ;)

War of Betrayal - that would be this:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69360.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70558.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71825.0

Good luck!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mozimus on Fri, 16 October 2015, 05:45:01

Out of curiosity, where are you getting your Pok3r from?

Hi Rowdy, I ordered it on Massdrop, seems to be the best option for us Aussies right now!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 18 October 2015, 03:35:34

Out of curiosity, where are you getting your Pok3r from?

Hi Rowdy, I ordered it on Massdrop, seems to be the best option for us Aussies right now!

Fair enough.  Yes, Massdrop does seem to ship things at a reasonable cost.  Just hoped they've packed it well.

We don't need to go into the Triumph Adler fiasco.  And my CODE keyboard was shipped in a large box with plenty of bubble wrap ... on TOP of the keyboard.  Nothing underneath though.  The keyboard was in its own CODE box, so at least there were a few layers of cardboard between it and the ground.  But still.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Japa on Sun, 18 October 2015, 16:11:54

Welcome! What do you mean by doing something with your existing one? Like replace switches? You'll find a world of opportunity with a soldering iron/solder and some patience...

Thanks. I think that's a bit too much of a task for me.


Welcome to Geekhack!

What were you thinking of doing with your existing one?

See the problem with the 6GV2 is that Enter key.  No-one makes a replacement Enter key for it, so any replacement keycap set will be missing a key element.

That was a pun, by the way ;)

You could paint the case - I think they all came with black cases, so painting it, say, white would make quite a contrast.

Yes, that enter key is no good and I would really like to get some custom key caps, at some point. Painting the case is something I could try, thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Omnissiah on Mon, 19 October 2015, 19:42:07
Hi Mech comrades !

I'm here finding a brand new Ducky Shine3 (DK9087S3-BUSALAAG). I will look in the marketplace section, so wish me luck.

... and, nice theme on the forum (Nostalgia)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 21 October 2015, 05:10:30
Hi Mech comrades !

I'm here finding a brand new Ducky Shine3 (DK9087S3-BUSALAAG). I will look in the marketplace section, so wish me luck.

... and, nice theme on the forum (Nostalgia)

Welcome to Geekhack!

Ducky Shine 3 is an older model, as 4 has come out, and maybe even 5 as well.

Yes, classifieds (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=59.0) would be the best place to look, unless there are any vendors out there with some old stock still.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Omnissiah on Thu, 22 October 2015, 19:54:21
Welcome to Geekhack!
Thank you Rowdy.

Ducky Shine 3 is an older model, as 4 has come out, and maybe even 5 as well.
Yes, I know (it was released at 2013), but it seems Ducky has no plans for TKL Shine4, and neither Shine5 (rumor??)  :'(

Yes, classifieds (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=59.0) would be the best place to look, unless there are any vendors out there with some old stock still.
I've looked at lot of stores and none has the exact model I'm looking for (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=76209.msg1900787#msg1900787) ... my last resort are the Indonesian stores.
Title: !
Post by: tagis72 on Sat, 24 October 2015, 18:18:04
Looking forward to learning a lot of great things from people as i start building keyboards for fun!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 25 October 2015, 00:04:25
Looking forward to learning a lot of great things from people as i start building keyboards for fun!

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's a lot of good reading material in the recommended reading (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68372.0) thread, especially if you are thinking of building your own keyboard.

Good luck! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sek1ne on Sun, 25 October 2015, 15:45:21
Hello, I am new here. I have a ducky shine 3 tkl with red switches and an old apple standard m0116 with orange alps. I quite like the orange alps.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: thesiscamper on Sun, 25 October 2015, 16:08:21
Hello, I am new here. I have a ducky shine 3 tkl with red switches and an old apple standard m0116 with orange alps. I quite like the orange alps.

Hi! I'm new here too, but welcome! I want to try Alps, actually I want to try them all. I have a Ducky Shine 2 TKL with black switches.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: finnu on Mon, 26 October 2015, 20:58:53
Hi, I just joined! I have a Ducky One with Cherry MX Browns, it's the new budget fullsize Ducky came out with alongside the Shine 5. Now that I've had it for a while, I've realized that backlighting and the numpad mean less to me than I thought and I plan to sell it so I can get a Poker 3 (for the PBTs, portability, programmability, aluminum case, etc.). I made my avatar an HHKB because those are so awesome, but I could never afford one or convince myself that it is worth the money (sigh). Maybe someday though.
Title: Q!
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 26 October 2015, 22:08:49
Hello, I am new here. I have a ducky shine 3 tkl with red switches and an old apple standard m0116 with orange alps. I quite like the orange alps.

Welcome! I recommend talking with CPTBadAss about Alps as well as Nubbinator and njbair. Those are just names off the top of my head, there are many more lovers of Alps here.

Hi, I just joined! I have a Ducky One with Cherry MX Browns, it's the new budget fullsize Ducky came out with alongside the Shine 5. Now that I've had it for a while, I've realized that backlighting and the numpad mean less to me than I thought and I plan to sell it so I can get a Poker 3 (for the PBTs, portability, programmability, aluminum case, etc.). I made my avatar an HHKB because those are so awesome, but I could never afford one or convince myself that it is worth the money (sigh). Maybe someday though.

HHKBs are well worth the money! You can most certainly get one used for a reasonable price if you scour the classifieds.

Hello, I am new here. I have a ducky shine 3 tkl with red switches and an old apple standard m0116 with orange alps. I quite like the orange alps.

Hi! I'm new here too, but welcome! I want to try Alps, actually I want to try them all. I have a Ducky Shine 2 TKL with black switches.  :thumb:

Welcome!

I still need to try Alps as well!

On a side note, Rowdy must be taking a break right now.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mozimus on Thu, 29 October 2015, 23:25:14

Out of curiosity, where are you getting your Pok3r from?

Hi Rowdy, I ordered it on Massdrop, seems to be the best option for us Aussies right now!

Fair enough.  Yes, Massdrop does seem to ship things at a reasonable cost.  Just hoped they've packed it well.

We don't need to go into the Triumph Adler fiasco. And my CODE keyboard was shipped in a large box with plenty of bubble wrap ... on TOP of the keyboard.  Nothing underneath though.  The keyboard was in its own CODE box, so at least there were a few layers of cardboard between it and the ground.  But still.

Just got my Pok3r today; so exactly ^that^ happened and the box is pretty dinged up, but the board itself is perfect. I read on the Massdrop discussion page that some people recieved their boards completely warped! I got lucky I guess.

I am in love the clears, they're a great deal better than any other key switch that I have tried (which isn't that many)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 01 November 2015, 01:20:28
Hello, I am new here. I have a ducky shine 3 tkl with red switches and an old apple standard m0116 with orange alps. I quite like the orange alps.

Welcome to Geekhack!

It's a shame there aren't as many Alps keyboards still being made.  Matias have designed a modern Alps switch, and have a few new keyboards using that switch, but sometimes you just can't go past the old classic switches :)

Hi, I just joined! I have a Ducky One with Cherry MX Browns, it's the new budget fullsize Ducky came out with alongside the Shine 5. Now that I've had it for a while, I've realized that backlighting and the numpad mean less to me than I thought and I plan to sell it so I can get a Poker 3 (for the PBTs, portability, programmability, aluminum case, etc.). I made my avatar an HHKB because those are so awesome, but I could never afford one or convince myself that it is worth the money (sigh). Maybe someday though.

Welcome to Geekhack!

I started with a couple of backlit full size Duckys, and quickly switched to TKL keyboards.  The difference in having the mouse closer to my body's centreline is huge!

If you can put a little money away each month and watch classifieds and eBay, you might be lucky and find an HHKB at a good price one day, and after saving a little each month you might be able to buy it there and then!

Just got my Pok3r today; so exactly ^that^ happened and the box is pretty dinged up, but the board itself is perfect. I read on the Massdrop discussion page that some people recieved their boards completely warped! I got lucky I guess.

I am in love the clears, they're a great deal better than any other key switch that I have tried (which isn't that many)

Their packing department has got a lot to answer for!  But it's good that yours arrived safely.  Kinda awkward having to arrange returns from all the way out here.

For a lightly warped keyboard, it is always possible to try grasping diagonally opposite corners and gently twisting it back into shape.  A neat little trick that works well for wobbly keyboards, of which I have had a couple.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SunPanda on Wed, 04 November 2015, 22:19:36
Wasn't sure where to ask this so I'll just ask it here, why does it say i only have 7 posts when I have 13. Just curious :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Sat, 07 November 2015, 20:51:40
Wasn't sure where to ask this so I'll just ask it here, why does it say i only have 7 posts when I have 13. Just curious :D

there are certain subforums that dont count towards your post count.

well, actually, with the **** fest that went on with brocaps/reddit this whole site isnt registering posts right now. which sucks, how am i suppose to validate myself without those magical numbers?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 07 November 2015, 23:52:22
Wasn't sure where to ask this so I'll just ask it here, why does it say i only have 7 posts when I have 13. Just curious :D

there are certain subforums that dont count towards your post count.

well, actually, with the **** fest that went on with brocaps/reddit this whole site isnt registering posts right now. which sucks, how am i suppose to validate myself without those magical numbers?

We are all in timeout.

Which makes me wonder whether the Captcha will go away for new members, and how are newish members supposed to get to 25 posts so they can create threads in classifieds?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: shibataken on Tue, 10 November 2015, 12:49:41
Hello Geekhack!  Completely new member and just joined this hobby just last week!  My wallet already has a hole in it XD
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cryptokey on Tue, 10 November 2015, 14:20:15
Hello GH!

I have been into this hobby for a couple of months now, yet haven't lurked geekhack much.   I currently own a POK3R with MX Browns and I've got a Varmilo VA87MR with MX Blues on its way as well as some DSA Dolch caps for it.  I've picked up some LEDs so some day I'll open up my POK3R to install them.  In the short time that I've been into keyboards, I've tried to learn as much as possible (and I intend to keep learning) so naturally, I've stumbled upon GH on several occasions.  :thumb:  I'm looking forward to getting to know the community and not spending too much $ so yeah.  words words conclusion.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: devbryce on Sat, 14 November 2015, 20:43:22
Hey guys, I'm new here! Just thought I'd say hi!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 November 2015, 01:36:25
Hello Geekhack!  Completely new member and just joined this hobby just last week!  My wallet already has a hole in it XD

Welcome to Geekhack!

They don't call this Wallethack for nothing ;)

Hello GH!

I have been into this hobby for a couple of months now, yet haven't lurked geekhack much.   I currently own a POK3R with MX Browns and I've got a Varmilo VA87MR with MX Blues on its way as well as some DSA Dolch caps for it.  I've picked up some LEDs so some day I'll open up my POK3R to install them.  In the short time that I've been into keyboards, I've tried to learn as much as possible (and I intend to keep learning) so naturally, I've stumbled upon GH on several occasions.  :thumb:  I'm looking forward to getting to know the community and not spending too much $ so yeah.  words words conclusion.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Nice keyboards :)

Where did you find the DSA Dolch?  I was going to get a set and decided against it when the original GB was running ... fortunately!

Hey guys, I'm new here! Just thought I'd say hi!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Browns for days - what do you use at night? ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cryptokey on Sun, 15 November 2015, 11:24:17
Hello Geekhack!  Completely new member and just joined this hobby just last week!  My wallet already has a hole in it XD

Welcome to Geekhack!

They don't call this Wallethack for nothing ;)

Hello GH!

I have been into this hobby for a couple of months now, yet haven't lurked geekhack much.   I currently own a POK3R with MX Browns and I've got a Varmilo VA87MR with MX Blues on its way as well as some DSA Dolch caps for it.  I've picked up some LEDs so some day I'll open up my POK3R to install them.  In the short time that I've been into keyboards, I've tried to learn as much as possible (and I intend to keep learning) so naturally, I've stumbled upon GH on several occasions.  :thumb:  I'm looking forward to getting to know the community and not spending too much $ so yeah.  words words conclusion.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Nice keyboards :)

Where did you find the DSA Dolch?  I was going to get a set and decided against it when the original GB was running ... fortunately!

Hey guys, I'm new here! Just thought I'd say hi!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Browns for days - what do you use at night? ;)

Thanks!  I got the DSA Dolch keyset from Massdrop a while back so I'm still waiting on them.  I had originally planned to put them on the Varmilo, but after reading peoples' comments, they might end up on my smaller pok3r.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Vox_PT on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:01:39
Hello GeekHack community, I'm also a new user here. Since I got my 1st mech a few months ago I must admit that I'm already hooked! :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cryptokey on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:05:15
Hello GeekHack community, I'm also a new user here. Since I got my 1st mech a few months ago I must admit that I'm already hooked! :p

Welcome to GH! Which board did you go with?  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Vox_PT on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:19:10
Welcome to GH! Which board did you go with?  :)

My 1st keyboard was a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i but I was almost forced to replace it because the leds started to die on me really fast, so I sent it back to the store where I got it from and they gave me a credit note to purchase something else from the store that I wanted. Since I was enjoying the Rapid-i I went with a Quickfire XT with Browns (that store doesn't have much choice unfortunately, and I was sure I wanted a keyboard with Cherry switches instead of Kailh). I don't miss the backlighting anyway.
It's a rather simple and sober looking board and I like that.

A few weeks ago I found a Turtle Beach Impact 500 (I think that's the name...) with Cherry MX Blues on Amazon.co.uk for a really low price (got it gor about 54 euros with shipping) and bought it too.
It's a surprisingly well built keyboard considering it comes from a "gamer" oriented brand. It's solid and looks simple (looks a bit like a Filco Majestouch 2 tbh, I think that's where they got the design from...).

I already purchased a couple of keysets for both.
Here are a few pictures I took today:

(http://i.imgur.com/1lx21Lg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MBGHHuK.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YzyOp2j.jpg)

Excuse the potato quality please. I am a terrible photographer and I took these with my phone's camera.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cryptokey on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:29:21
Welcome to GH! Which board did you go with?  :)

My 1st keyboard was a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i but I was almost forced to replace it because the leds started to die on me really fast, so I sent it back to the store where I got it from and they gave me a credit note to purchase something else from the store that I wanted. Since I was enjoying the Rapid-i I went with a Quickfire XT with Browns (that store doesn't have much choice unfortunately, and I was sure I wanted a keyboard with Cherry switches instead of Kailh). I don't miss the backlighting anyway.
It's a rather simple and sober looking board and I like that.

A few weeks ago I found a Turtle Beach Impact 500 (I think that's the name...) with Cherry MX Blues on Amazon.co.uk for a really low price (got it gor about 54 euros with shipping) and bought it too.
It's a surprisingly well built keyboard considering it comes from a "gamer" oriented brand. It's solid and looks simple (looks a bit like a Filco Majestouch 2 tbh, I think that's where they got the design from...).

I already purchased a couple of keysets for both.
Here are a few pictures I took today:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/1lx21Lg.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/MBGHHuK.jpg)

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/YzyOp2j.jpg)


Excuse the potato quality please. I am a terrible photographer and I took these with my phone's camera.  :))

Lookin' good!  I saw your post on GH Media too, lots of RGB! Kudos to you for going Otaku after buying your first mech board only a few months ago.  I've considered it but I think I need to get a bit better at typing first  :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Vox_PT on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:44:58
Lookin' good!  I saw your post on GH Media too, lots of RGB! Kudos to you for going Otaku after buying your first mech board only a few months ago.  I've considered it but I think I need to get a bit better at typing first  :thumb:

Thanks! I actually got that Ducky Blue/Grey (it's on the QF XT) set from Massdrop because I am slowly trying to learn how to touch-type (I'm still awful at it haha, I make a lot of mistakes). I wanted something that looks clean, almost without legends but I still wasn't feeling confident enough to go with blank keycaps yet, so I went for that PBT set which is laser engraved (according to them). It's kind of a middle ground between a normal printed set and a blank one.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cryptokey on Sun, 15 November 2015, 12:50:12
Lookin' good!  I saw your post on GH Media too, lots of RGB! Kudos to you for going Otaku after buying your first mech board only a few months ago.  I've considered it but I think I need to get a bit better at typing first  :thumb:

Thanks! I actually got that Ducky Blue/Grey (it's on the QF XT) set from Massdrop because I am slowly trying to learn how to touch-type (I'm still awful at it haha, I make a lot of mistakes). I wanted something that looks clean, almost without legends but I wasn't confident going with blanks yet, so I went for that set which is laser engraved (according to them). It's kind of a middle ground between a normal printed set and a blank one.  ;D

Ohh yeah it's on Massdrop right now!  I really like www.keybr.com for learning touchtyping so you might want to try it out.  Everybody has their own preferences when it comes to learning/practising typing though.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 19 November 2015, 04:14:20
Thanks!  I got the DSA Dolch keyset from Massdrop a while back so I'm still waiting on them.  I had originally planned to put them on the Varmilo, but after reading peoples' comments, they might end up on my smaller pok3r.

You never know, you might like them so much you seek a second set to have the same on both keyboards!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 19 November 2015, 04:15:42
You know what, I'm going to make separate replies in this thread.  It's awkward quoting and replying to several different posts in one amalgamated post, and makes any responses from the OP even more confusing. :p

Hello GeekHack community, I'm also a new user here. Since I got my 1st mech a few months ago I must admit that I'm already hooked! :p

Welcome to Geekhack!

By your signature I'm guessing you have two keyboards now?  Which ones are they?  Which switches have you got?

nm I should read more before i post :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: shoking on Tue, 24 November 2015, 17:18:39
Hey Greeting from Portugal i own 2 CM Storm TK (blue and browns, one ISO and other ANSI), but im looking for a better TLK one now !
and i think im hooked on Keyboards
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 26 November 2015, 03:57:32
Hey Greeting from Portugal i own 2 CM Storm TK (blue and browns, one ISO and other ANSI), but im looking for a better TLK one now !
and i think im hooked on Keyboards

Welcome to Geekhack!

Hooked on keyboards - just wait until you see the keycap sets.  And the artisan keycaps!

This is a very deep rabbit hole ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: triangle on Thu, 03 December 2015, 04:58:27
Hello!
My name is Triangle and I come from Finland.
My interest in mechanical keyboards has been growing since I got my first mech few months back.
Recently I've been reading /r/mechanicalkeyboards a lot and decided that I can as well register here :D
I currently have Corsair K65RGB with reds, and just bought Rapoo KX which will probably arrive today or tomorrow.(22€ from black friday sales, wooo!)
I also plan on getting POK3R with some cool keycap set, and maybe replacing the Kaihl yellows in Rapoo KX with MX blues.(I expect mechs killing my wallet at some point :D)
I will probably be asking a lot of help from here with those projects.
Edit: wording
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Thu, 03 December 2015, 09:37:30
Hello!
My name is Triangle and I come from Finland.
My interest in mechanical keyboards has been growing since I got my first mech few months back.
Recently I've been reading /r/mechanicalkeyboards a lot and decided that I can as well register here :D
I currently have Corsair K65RGB with reds, and just bought Rapoo KX which will probably arrive today or tomorrow.(22€ from black friday sales, wooo!)
I also plan on getting POK3R with some cool keycap set, and maybe replacing the Kaihl yellows in Rapoo KX with MX blues.(I expect mechs killing my wallet at some point :D)
I will probably be asking a lot of help from here with those projects.
Edit: wording

Welcome to GeekHack!

I'd welcome you to WalletHack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0) but it would seem you've been introduced already. :p

Happy Keyboarding!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: triangle on Thu, 03 December 2015, 14:04:23
-quote-

Welcome to GeekHack!

I'd welcome you to WalletHack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0) but it would seem you've been introduced already. :p

Happy Keyboarding!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 06 December 2015, 04:04:58
Hello!
My name is Triangle and I come from Finland.
My interest in mechanical keyboards has been growing since I got my first mech few months back.
Recently I've been reading /r/mechanicalkeyboards a lot and decided that I can as well register here :D
I currently have Corsair K65RGB with reds, and just bought Rapoo KX which will probably arrive today or tomorrow.(22€ from black friday sales, wooo!)
I also plan on getting POK3R with some cool keycap set, and maybe replacing the Kaihl yellows in Rapoo KX with MX blues.(I expect mechs killing my wallet at some point :D)
I will probably be asking a lot of help from here with those projects.
Edit: wording

Welcome to Geekhack!

With a forum name like triangle, you're going to get some odd comments from time to time ;)

That's a very good price on the Rapoo! :)

To swap switches you "only" need to remove the case, desolder the existing switches, solder the new ones in, and reassemble the case.  For soldering help, see .  Best if you can find an old circuit board from any discarded electronic equipment and practice removing and replacing random components on there first, before you take a soldering iron near your precious (if you do not have prior soldering experience, of course). (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=42824.0here[/url)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cseng on Thu, 17 December 2015, 10:21:47
Enjoy your stay everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 18 December 2015, 04:12:55
Did I really post that link above? :))

At least it works if you klikc it!

Got to pay attention more when typing ...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Anastasia on Fri, 18 December 2015, 19:52:36
Hello Geekhack! I am a long time lurker but first time poster.

My favorite board is the HHKB Pro 2. It converted me from a MX fanboy to a Topre worshiper.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Fri, 18 December 2015, 20:07:33
Hello Geekhack! I am a long time lurker but first time poster.

My favorite board is the HHKB Pro 2. It converted me from a MX fanboy to a Topre worshiper.  :))

you mean from lost to found. welcome to the church of hhkb, we have cookies.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: jerue on Fri, 18 December 2015, 21:58:33
Hello Geekhack! I am a long time lurker but first time poster.

My favorite board is the HHKB Pro 2. It converted me from a MX fanboy to a Topre worshiper.  :))

you mean from lost to found. welcome to the church of hhkb, we have cookies.

I never got my cookie :(
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Fri, 18 December 2015, 22:18:42
Hello Geekhack! I am a long time lurker but first time poster.

My favorite board is the HHKB Pro 2. It converted me from a MX fanboy to a Topre worshiper.  :))

you mean from lost to found. welcome to the church of hhkb, we have cookies.

I never got my cookie :(

it's in the mail!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 19 December 2015, 05:04:48
Hello Geekhack! I am a long time lurker but first time poster.

My favorite board is the HHKB Pro 2. It converted me from a MX fanboy to a Topre worshiper.  :))

Welcome to Geekhack!

What other keyboards/switches did you try before getting the best one?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gain on Mon, 21 December 2015, 05:25:12
Hiya

Been browsing on/off for some time now.

I've cycled through a few keyboards, but so far the HHKB Pro Type-S (JIS layout with the arrow keys) is by far my favourite. JIS Layout didn't end up sitting as well as I thought it would... Oops. I've had it as my daily driver for a few weeks now.. I dunno, maybe I should keep at it.

I like to obsess over more than just the feel and look of the keyboard, which is commonplace here and something I enjoy reading about.

I'll pop up every now and then, I also take too long to type out posts :V

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 22 December 2015, 03:58:43
Hiya

Been browsing on/off for some time now.

I've cycled through a few keyboards, but so far the HHKB Pro Type-S (JIS layout with the arrow keys) is by far my favourite. JIS Layout didn't end up sitting as well as I thought it would... Oops. I've had it as my daily driver for a few weeks now.. I dunno, maybe I should keep at it.

I like to obsess over more than just the feel and look of the keyboard, which is commonplace here and something I enjoy reading about.

I'll pop up every now and then, I also take too long to type out posts :V

Welcome to Geekhack!

HHKB can take a few weeks to become accustomed to the layout, at least the US layout (for want of a better term for it).  I have not tried the JIS layout, so I have no idea how long that would take!

I keep swapping between TKL ANSI keyboards and my HHKB, so it's taking me longer to acquire the muscle memory of the layout, but I get by.

Many see posting as an opportunity to use or favourite keyboards :)

Where did you get the HHKB from, if you don't mind my asking.  Not many places (i.e. none) sell them in Australia.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gain on Thu, 24 December 2015, 01:28:57
Welcome to Geekhack!

HHKB can take a few weeks to become accustomed to the layout, at least the US layout (for want of a better term for it).  I have not tried the JIS layout, so I have no idea how long that would take!

I keep swapping between TKL ANSI keyboards and my HHKB, so it's taking me longer to acquire the muscle memory of the layout, but I get by.

Many see posting as an opportunity to use or favourite keyboards :)

Where did you get the HHKB from, if you don't mind my asking.  Not many places (i.e. none) sell them in Australia.

Thanks! Definitely, JIS layout is a little awkward, going shift-2 for quotation marks or shift-7 for an apostrophe throws me off quite a bit, aside from that the rest is pretty comfy (I reckon), the feel of the keyboard makes up for it :V

I bought it via a member of the shmups forum (I have a bit of a history in arcade rhythm/shooting games) who runs a little shop as well as some proxy work here and there. The keyboard itself came from Amazon JP with an additional blue keycap set :>
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 28 December 2015, 19:25:54
Welcome to Geekhack!

HHKB can take a few weeks to become accustomed to the layout, at least the US layout (for want of a better term for it).  I have not tried the JIS layout, so I have no idea how long that would take!

I keep swapping between TKL ANSI keyboards and my HHKB, so it's taking me longer to acquire the muscle memory of the layout, but I get by.

Many see posting as an opportunity to use or favourite keyboards :)

Where did you get the HHKB from, if you don't mind my asking.  Not many places (i.e. none) sell them in Australia.

Thanks! Definitely, JIS layout is a little awkward, going shift-2 for quotation marks or shift-7 for an apostrophe throws me off quite a bit, aside from that the rest is pretty comfy (I reckon), the feel of the keyboard makes up for it :V

I bought it via a member of the shmups forum (I have a bit of a history in arcade rhythm/shooting games) who runs a little shop as well as some proxy work here and there. The keyboard itself came from Amazon JP with an additional blue keycap set :>

I remember when shift 2 was " - that was a long time ago and it took me a while to get used to shift 2 suddenly becoming @.  But now I would have a difficult time switching back, so I can understand your reaction.

You got a whole blue Topre keycap set?  Cool!  They are becoming difficult to find these days!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: eagleheardt on Wed, 30 December 2015, 13:06:10
I'm just here for the key cap sales :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 31 December 2015, 20:33:36
I'm just here for the key cap sales :)

Welcome to Geekhack!

Fair enough, although you're welcome to join in any discussion that you'd like to :)

Especially discussions about upcoming keycap sets - have your say and provide input into a set.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SunTanScanMan on Fri, 08 January 2016, 00:40:03
Hello Geekhack community. New member here.
The current keyboards I own are the Das Model S Professional with the Brown switches. I have recently acquired the HHKB Professional 2 as I wanted a smaller form keyboard and also wanted to try out topre switches. I am really enjoying the typing experience on it.

My first mech keyboard was the SteelSeries 6GV2 with mx blacks. A reasonably priced, solidly built keyboard. The letters started fading pretty soon, but a very nice keyboard nonetheless. I also owned the Razer Ultimate 2013 with blues, which I never got used to. Something about the key spacing meant that I never really enjoyed typing on it. I did appreciate the macro keys for data inputting. It developed a fault and I was able to purchase the Das with the refund.

I will probably sell my Das for a Pok3r with blues in the near future.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 08 January 2016, 00:56:45
Hello Geekhack community. New member here.
The current keyboards I own are the Das Model S Professional with the Brown switches. I have recently acquired the HHKB Professional 2 as I wanted a smaller form keyboard and also wanted to try out topre switches. I am really enjoying the typing experience on it.

My first mech keyboard was the SteelSeries 6GV2 with mx blacks. A reasonably priced, solidly built keyboard. The letters started fading pretty soon, but a very nice keyboard nonetheless. I also owned the Razer Ultimate 2013 with blues, which I never got used to. Something about the key spacing meant that I never really enjoyed typing on it. I did appreciate the macro keys for data inputting. It developed a fault and I was able to purchase the Das with the refund.

I will probably sell my Das for a Pok3r with blues in the near future.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Many would say if you have HHKB why would you want another keyboard? :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SunTanScanMan on Fri, 08 January 2016, 01:39:11


Welcome to Geekhack!

Many would say if you have HHKB why would you want another keyboard? :p
[/quote]

Ha you have good point there. Of course 'near future' is a relative term... But I do want to give blues another chance some time as I did like its clicky sound.  :)

However, yes you are correct, I feel more than spoilt with the HHKB.

*sorry for the layout, evidently I am still getting used to using this forum  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 08 January 2016, 04:24:43
Ha you have good point there. Of course 'near future' is a relative term... But I do want to give blues another chance some time as I did like its clicky sound.  :)

However, yes you are correct, I feel more than spoilt with the HHKB.

*sorry for the layout, evidently I am still getting used to using this forum  :)

Quoting works, most of the time ;)

Experience with a variety of switches and keyboards will serve you well :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gerbercj on Fri, 08 January 2016, 23:55:53
First off, super happy to be here. I'm a long-time keyboard lover who is looking to build my own keyboard from scratch. I went from using an IBM Model M, to getting a Ducky Shine, to ordering and building an Atreus kit, and now want to go from zero to hero. I'm excited to learn from you all, and to get inspired.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 09 January 2016, 05:41:01
First off, super happy to be here. I'm a long-time keyboard lover who is looking to build my own keyboard from scratch. I went from using an IBM Model M, to getting a Ducky Shine, to ordering and building an Atreus kit, and now want to go from zero to hero. I'm excited to learn from you all, and to get inspired.

Welcome to Geekhack!

The recommended reading thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68372.0) is probably a good place to start.

Then have a look around in , where others have created build logs and other DIY-type threads. (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0making stuff together[/url)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: William_S_Jones on Sat, 09 January 2016, 20:05:33
Good evening,
My name's William Jones & I'm a new member. I got my first mechanical keyboard this past August. It was a Corsair K60RGB w/ cherry mx red switches. I later exchanged it for a k70rgb w/ cherry reds. I then picked up a Rosewill rgb80 tkl w/ khail browns. I later got rid out both keyboards b/c I didn't care for the software. I know own a 3 Varmilo mechanical keyboards (108 key w/ gateron reds & white leds, a tkl w/ gateron browns & orange leds, and bluetooth tkl w/ gateron blues & white leds). I recently picked up a white fox kit w/ zealios 67g purple switches, it's going to be a while before I have it. Either way, I'm happy. I've picked up some keycap sets too. I've Ocean blue Signature Plastics, Ducky pink & white set, yellow Varmilos, and translucent black Max Key w/ front backlit font. I love mechanical keyboards. I hope to pick up a Vortex pok3r RGB when it finally releases or if I get impatient, 1 of the current backlit pok3rs. I also hope to get 2 40% mechanical keyboards. With the 40s, I want either a jd40, plank, or a gobalt40. I know this much, I enjoy computers & I really love mechanical keyboards! :thumb:

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 10 January 2016, 00:06:05
Good evening,
My name's William Jones & I'm a new member. I got my first mechanical keyboard this past August. It was a Corsair K60RGB w/ cherry mx red switches. I later exchanged it for a k70rgb w/ cherry reds. I then picked up a Rosewill rgb80 tkl w/ khail browns. I later got rid out both keyboards b/c I didn't care for the software. I know own a 3 Varmilo mechanical keyboards (108 key w/ gateron reds & white leds, a tkl w/ gateron browns & orange leds, and bluetooth tkl w/ gateron blues & white leds). I recently picked up a white fox kit w/ zealios 67g purple switches, it's going to be a while before I have it. Either way, I'm happy. I've picked up some keycap sets too. I've Ocean blue Signature Plastics, Ducky pink & white set, yellow Varmilos, and translucent black Max Key w/ front backlit font. I love mechanical keyboards. I hope to pick up a Vortex pok3r RGB when it finally releases or if I get impatient, 1 of the current backlit pok3rs. I also hope to get 2 40% mechanical keyboards. With the 40s, I want either a jd40, plank, or a gobalt40. I know this much, I enjoy computers & I really love mechanical keyboards! :thumb:

Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a collection you've started!

Out of all those have you found a favourite switch?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: William_S_Jones on Sun, 10 January 2016, 11:25:32
Thanks for the warm welcome.
As of now it's a tie between gateron blues & browns. The blues are good for home use & the browns are my go to for work. I've got some things to do w/ my family, but soon as I get the chance, I'll post some pictures.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 10 January 2016, 20:56:04
Thanks for the warm welcome.
As of now it's a tie between gateron blues & browns. The blues are good for home use & the browns are my go to for work. I've got some things to do w/ my family, but soon as I get the chance, I'll post some pictures.

Did you get complaints from work about clicky keyboards?  Some people don't seem to like them, for some unfathomable reason :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: frogthejam19 on Tue, 12 January 2016, 07:13:54
Hi all. I've been lurking for a bit and decided to make a new account a few days ago. I'm still pretty new to the KB game maybe a few months?  I'm currently using a Pok3r with mx blues and will be expecting a realforce 55g in a few days.

For those who carry Keyboards I have a few questions?

is the Realforce something reasonable to carry to classes? Spring Semester starts a week from now and I will be taking the bulk of my notes except for Bio classes on my computer.

This is a great forum please treat me well. :blank:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: runningaround1 on Tue, 12 January 2016, 19:23:29
Hi, I am new member. I just purchased my first mech 2 months :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 13 January 2016, 03:30:45
Hi all. I've been lurking for a bit and decided to make a new account a few days ago. I'm still pretty new to the KB game maybe a few months?  I'm currently using a Pok3r with mx blues and will be expecting a realforce 55g in a few days.

For those who carry Keyboards I have a few questions?

is the Realforce something reasonable to carry to classes? Spring Semester starts a week from now and I will be taking the bulk of my notes except for Bio classes on my computer.

This is a great forum please treat me well. :blank:

Welcome to Geekhack!

A nice couple of keyboards you have :)

Although the RealForce is fine to carry around with you, it does have a metal plate in it and may start to get heavy after a while.  The Poker would be lighter and smaller (fit into a smaller bag).  An HHKB would be a good compromise between the two - Topre switches, 60% size, no heavy metal plate, ideal to carry around ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 13 January 2016, 03:31:07
Hi, I am new member. I just purchased my first mech 2 months :thumb:

Welcome to Geekhack!

Which keyboard did you get, and what made you choose that one?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: keru on Wed, 13 January 2016, 15:23:09
Hi, I'm new to geekhack. Just started using mechanical keyboards a few weeks ago after I finished building my atreus keyboard and the corresponding TMK firmware for STM32.

Now looking to add a trackpoint before starting another build, maybe an ergodox.

If anybody has any suggestion as to an alternative to the trackpoint that is not a mouse and can live on a convenient place on the keyboard, I'm open. I already tried an analog joystick, but it's not sensitive enough to replace a trackpoint.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kuwan on Thu, 14 January 2016, 08:12:17
Hey guys!

Been a lurker here for a short while. I am still waiting for my pre-ordered first mech kb from mechanicalkeyboards.com.
It's a 60% keyboard with Matias Click type switch. (+1 for ALPS! )

Just finished learning the proper/standard typing for QWERTY last December and I'm now at ~90 wpm (though I'm at ~70 wpm back then while using only 8 fingers) using the keyboard of my laptop so I decided to look for a decent keyboard to help me on my 150-200 wpm journey.

I've learned so much stuff already from this community!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: strikeforceheroes3 on Thu, 14 January 2016, 20:13:18
Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us. This site is fantastic. I always find great knowledge from it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: strikeforceheroes3 on Thu, 14 January 2016, 20:14:18
I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: E.E.L. Ambiense on Fri, 15 January 2016, 13:13:09
Just registered here; wanted to express appreciation and admiration for what you all do here.  This community looks to be very knowledgeable and informative!

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 16 January 2016, 23:48:43
Hi, I'm new to geekhack. Just started using mechanical keyboards a few weeks ago after I finished building my atreus keyboard and the corresponding TMK firmware for STM32.

Now looking to add a trackpoint before starting another build, maybe an ergodox.

If anybody has any suggestion as to an alternative to the trackpoint that is not a mouse and can live on a convenient place on the keyboard, I'm open. I already tried an analog joystick, but it's not sensitive enough to replace a trackpoint.

Welcome to Geekhack!

An interesting question, to which I do not have an answer.

Not everyone browses this area of Geekhack, so if you don't get a response, you could try creating a thread in, erm ..., maybe the input devices (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=71.0) section would be a good place to start.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 16 January 2016, 23:50:24
Hey guys!

Been a lurker here for a short while. I am still waiting for my pre-ordered first mech kb from mechanicalkeyboards.com.
It's a 60% keyboard with Matias Click type switch. (+1 for ALPS! )

Just finished learning the proper/standard typing for QWERTY last December and I'm now at ~90 wpm (though I'm at ~70 wpm back then while using only 8 fingers) using the keyboard of my laptop so I decided to look for a decent keyboard to help me on my 150-200 wpm journey.

I've learned so much stuff already from this community!

Cheers!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Another voice to add to the chorus demanding Alps keycap sets :)

90wpm is quite respectable!  Although expect a drop when you start typing on a real keyboard until your fingers become accustomed to the feel of the switches.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 16 January 2016, 23:52:21
Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us. This site is fantastic. I always find great knowledge from it.


I appreciate you and hopping for some more informative posts


Welcome to Geekhack!

A good place to start for general background information is the recommended reading (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68372.0) thread.

If you need to know anything more specific, you can either ask in the simple questions (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0) thread (if it hasn't been asked already), or if it is a more complicated topic then by starting a new thread in the appropriate area.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 16 January 2016, 23:53:30
Just registered here; wanted to express appreciation and admiration for what you all do here.  This community looks to be very knowledgeable and informative!

Thanks again.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Which aspect of it interests you the most?

There is so much to keyboards that most people don't realise, until you open their eyes to keyboards, switches, 60%, 40%, keycaps, artisans, switches, buckling springs, rubber domes, lube, stickers, balls and the list goes on.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: E.E.L. Ambiense on Mon, 18 January 2016, 10:08:16
Welcome to Geekhack!

Which aspect of it interests you the most?

There is so much to keyboards that most people don't realise, until you open their eyes to keyboards, switches, 60%, 40%, keycaps, artisans, switches, buckling springs, rubber domes, lube, stickers, balls and the list goes on.

Thank you for the warm welcome!

I'm a 'pro case modder' by profession, so modification and customization of keyboards in general is merely an extension of that to me so it's a natural fit.  I love the feel of mech decks.  I grew up on Unicomp keyboards, scissor-key decks, etc.  Curiosity is what really drew me here and began lurking for a while before posting.  It's the passionate nature of the keyboard enthusiasts that really makes me appreciate what you've all done here.  I'm a forum owner as well so I can greatly appreciate a good community of enthusiasts!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Chief Clukey on Mon, 18 January 2016, 20:54:20
Longtime Lurker here. Finally got an account! Looking to contribute to the community!  :thumb:
 
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 January 2016, 00:34:30
Welcome to Geekhack!

Which aspect of it interests you the most?

There is so much to keyboards that most people don't realise, until you open their eyes to keyboards, switches, 60%, 40%, keycaps, artisans, switches, buckling springs, rubber domes, lube, stickers, balls and the list goes on.

Thank you for the warm welcome!

I'm a 'pro case modder' by profession, so modification and customization of keyboards in general is merely an extension of that to me so it's a natural fit.  I love the feel of mech decks.  I grew up on Unicomp keyboards, scissor-key decks, etc.  Curiosity is what really drew me here and began lurking for a while before posting.  It's the passionate nature of the keyboard enthusiasts that really makes me appreciate what you've all done here.  I'm a forum owner as well so I can greatly appreciate a good community of enthusiasts!

Cool!

When a keyboard matches to main PC, everything starts to fall into place.  Especially when the mouse matches too, and even the mouse mat and/or wrist rest!

Feel free to post pictures of your work in the media (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=113.0) section :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 January 2016, 00:35:01
Longtime Lurker here. Finally got an account! Looking to contribute to the community!  :thumb:

Welcome to Geekhack!

Have you got a mechanical keyboard yet?  Or joined to seek inspiration for your first purchase?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cacao_cacao on Thu, 11 February 2016, 01:33:35
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 13 February 2016, 22:26:01
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome to Geekhack!

Be interesting to see what you think of the Model M after you have tried the Model F.  Most people seem to greatly refer the F :))

I have 5 Model M keyboards of various sizes, can't go past those little buckling springs :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deduction on Sat, 13 February 2016, 23:06:47
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 13 February 2016, 23:33:29
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))

"keyboard budget" LOL
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deduction on Sat, 13 February 2016, 23:42:03
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))

"keyboard budget" LOL

Definitely.  My keyboard budget is as all the money not intended for food for until the next pay period.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 14 February 2016, 00:51:47
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))

"keyboard budget" LOL

Definitely.  My keyboard budget is as all the money not intended for food for until the next pay period.

"Food" is subjective.  Some members have advocated living on ramen in order to save money that can then be spent on keyboards.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: lwslade401 on Tue, 16 February 2016, 13:48:26
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))

"keyboard budget" LOL

Definitely.  My keyboard budget is as all the money not intended for food for until the next pay period.

"Food" is subjective.  Some members have advocated living on ramen in order to save money that can then be spent on keyboards.

I've been eating lots of microwavable soup lately. Got tired of ramen.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 18 February 2016, 04:01:08
Greetings all! I discovered the mechanical keyboards a couple months back and was convinced to buy the WhiteFox. Since then I've acquired a model M and am awaiting the arrival of a model F. This community has such a level of enthusiasm I found it impossible to not get pulled in. You guys rock and I am thrilled to join you!

Welcome!  There's quite a few of us in Seattle I've noticed.  Not unexpected, though.

I never introduced myself when I started posting a few months back.  I also have a WhiteFox (True Fox) on order.  I am ridiculously excited to get that board, although I probably won't build it upon receipt.  I think I'll wait for my 78g Zealios from the R2 GB.

This is a great community and I'm really happy to be a part of it.  I've learned to set and maintain a keyboard budget and avoid going over that amount.... by more than 2-3x.  :))

"keyboard budget" LOL

Definitely.  My keyboard budget is as all the money not intended for food for until the next pay period.

"Food" is subjective.  Some members have advocated living on ramen in order to save money that can then be spent on keyboards.

I've been eating lots of microwavable soup lately. Got tired of ramen.

That's the spirit! :p :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JamesGoblin on Thu, 18 February 2016, 08:48:46
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: xondat on Thu, 18 February 2016, 10:40:06
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

Show Image
(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)


Good enough - what boards do you have?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 18 February 2016, 11:39:59
The vinyl! Quick! Someone save the vinyl!  :thumb: Hi, welcome
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JamesGoblin on Thu, 18 February 2016, 14:26:52
Hey thanks!


<snippety snip>

Good enough - what boards do you have?

Some cheap generic one, I don't even want to know it's name. I plan to renew my comp and whatnot in a year or two, no time for serious gaming ATM.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Fri, 19 February 2016, 09:18:18
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 19 February 2016, 11:15:01
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D
I see you have already embraced the ramen diet. Welcome  :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Fri, 19 February 2016, 12:13:57
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D
I see you have already embraced the ramen diet. Welcome  :p
What's a ramen diet?  :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Fri, 19 February 2016, 12:34:19
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D
I see you have already embraced the ramen diet. Welcome  :p
What's a ramen diet?  :p

I think he means spending money on nothing but keyboards?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Fri, 19 February 2016, 12:46:20
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D
I see you have already embraced the ramen diet. Welcome  :p
What's a ramen diet?  :p
I think he means spending money on nothing but keyboards?
Oh hahaha! Yes, my wallet has already experienced a beating.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: perrymanilow on Fri, 19 February 2016, 14:21:39
Hello everyone! I just recently started getting interested in mechanical keyboards. I finally think I'm ready to buy one but I've been looking for advice on certain things. I have heard great things about this forum.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Fyodor on Fri, 19 February 2016, 19:36:46
Hi there!!

I finally decided to join you, i've spent long time following this forum, especially the keycap casting threads.
I'm studying industrial design and i have experience with molds and resins. Right now i'm developing my university final project, but if i have some time i'd love trying to make some custom keycaps. I definitely don't have money for a pressure plate right now so, we'll see.
I'm familiar with 3d modelling and printing so maybe I can start with that.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 03:48:28
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

Show Image
(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)


Welcome to Geekhack!

Any idea what keyboard you'd like to get?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 03:49:49
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 03:51:49
Hello everyone! I just recently started getting interested in mechanical keyboards. I finally think I'm ready to buy one but I've been looking for advice on certain things. I have heard great things about this forum.

Welcome to Geekhack!

This is a deep rabbit hole you're about to fall into ;)

I'd suggest reading or searching through some of the posts in the purl=https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=31.0]keyboards[/url] section to see if your questions have been asked (and answered) before, especially the simple questions (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0) thread.

If not, feel free to create a new thread in the keyboards section to seek what clarification you need :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 03:54:04
Hi there!!

I finally decided to join you, i've spent long time following this forum, especially the keycap casting threads.
I'm studying industrial design and i have experience with molds and resins. Right now i'm developing my university final project, but if i have some time i'd love trying to make some custom keycaps. I definitely don't have money for a pressure plate right now so, we'll see.
I'm familiar with 3d modelling and printing so maybe I can start with that.

 ;D ;D ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

Have you seen the :~$ynth (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0)?  Might make casting keycaps a little easier ...

Apart from that you certainly can print keycaps, although the results can vary a bit depending on plastics, design, tolerances and so on.  Maybe have a look through making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) to see what other have been up to.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JamesGoblin on Sat, 20 February 2016, 05:52:34
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

Show Image
(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)


Welcome to Geekhack!

Any idea what keyboard you'd like to get?

Something for gaming, that I will need (and buy) in 2017/2018. Expensive stuff likely, I don't mind spending a lot on good quality.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Fyodor on Sat, 20 February 2016, 06:38:33
Hi there!!

I finally decided to join you, i've spent long time following this forum, especially the keycap casting threads.
I'm studying industrial design and i have experience with molds and resins. Right now i'm developing my university final project, but if i have some time i'd love trying to make some custom keycaps. I definitely don't have money for a pressure plate right now so, we'll see.
I'm familiar with 3d modelling and printing so maybe I can start with that.

 ;D ;D ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

Have you seen the :~$ynth (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0)?  Might make casting keycaps a little easier ...

Apart from that you certainly can print keycaps, although the results can vary a bit depending on plastics, design, tolerances and so on.  Maybe have a look through making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) to see what other have been up to.

Wow thank you!

I already saw some posts from Binge on the Capcraft Hub thread and I was wondering what that was
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Sat, 20 February 2016, 11:53:30
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Hello!  ;D I first bought a Corsair K70 in Cherry MX browns, and then next I bought a CM QuickFire Rapid in Cherry MX browns as well. I've recently ordered the MagicForce 68 in Gateron blues so I am very excited to try it out. I also jumped on the recent Pulse group buy on massdrop!! As far as favorite switch, I am not sure yet but I feel like I will enjoy the gateron blues a lot, probably more than the cherry mx brown!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:12:37
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

Show Image
(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)


Welcome to Geekhack!

Any idea what keyboard you'd like to get?

Something for gaming, that I will need (and buy) in 2017/2018. Expensive stuff likely, I don't mind spending a lot on good quality.

That gives you quite a while to do research!

But the way the keyboard world brings out new models whatever you like this year will probably be superseded by a new model by then.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:13:07
Hi there!!

I finally decided to join you, i've spent long time following this forum, especially the keycap casting threads.
I'm studying industrial design and i have experience with molds and resins. Right now i'm developing my university final project, but if i have some time i'd love trying to make some custom keycaps. I definitely don't have money for a pressure plate right now so, we'll see.
I'm familiar with 3d modelling and printing so maybe I can start with that.

 ;D ;D ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

Have you seen the :~$ynth (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0)?  Might make casting keycaps a little easier ...

Apart from that you certainly can print keycaps, although the results can vary a bit depending on plastics, design, tolerances and so on.  Maybe have a look through making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) to see what other have been up to.

Wow thank you!

I already saw some posts from Binge on the Capcraft Hub thread and I was wondering what that was

Look like it has fantastic potential!

Feel free to ask him questions in his thread.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:15:54
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Hello!  ;D I first bought a Corsair K70 in Cherry MX browns, and then next I bought a CM QuickFire Rapid in Cherry MX browns as well. I've recently ordered the MagicForce 68 in Gateron blues so I am very excited to try it out. I also jumped on the recent Pulse group buy on massdrop!! As far as favorite switch, I am not sure yet but I feel like I will enjoy the gateron blues a lot, probably more than the cherry mx brown!

Blues (probably Gateron too, although I've only got MX blues) have much more tactility than browns, as well as that click.

Pulse is an SA keyset - there's a lot of plastic in each keycap.  I've found that SA keycaps work better on heavier switches, like clears, blacks or greens.  When used on lighter switches (e.g. MX red, blue) they just make the switches feel way too light.

YMMV - I do prefer heavier switches normally.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:33:50
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Hello!  ;D I first bought a Corsair K70 in Cherry MX browns, and then next I bought a CM QuickFire Rapid in Cherry MX browns as well. I've recently ordered the MagicForce 68 in Gateron blues so I am very excited to try it out. I also jumped on the recent Pulse group buy on massdrop!! As far as favorite switch, I am not sure yet but I feel like I will enjoy the gateron blues a lot, probably more than the cherry mx brown!

Blues (probably Gateron too, although I've only got MX blues) have much more tactility than browns, as well as that click.

Pulse is an SA keyset - there's a lot of plastic in each keycap.  I've found that SA keycaps work better on heavier switches, like clears, blacks or greens.  When used on lighter switches (e.g. MX red, blue) they just make the switches feel way too light.

YMMV - I do prefer heavier switches normally.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm definitely considering getting cherry mx clears next! I hope the gateron blues dont make the pulse keyset feel too light.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Sat, 20 February 2016, 23:50:18
I've read on, um, probably reddit that some people had problems with clear switches on the kbparadise. Ghosting issues I guess, idk if it was only the switches shipped with the kbparadise boards or what. Might need lube if you go with clears, possibly.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 21 February 2016, 00:04:02
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Hello!  ;D I first bought a Corsair K70 in Cherry MX browns, and then next I bought a CM QuickFire Rapid in Cherry MX browns as well. I've recently ordered the MagicForce 68 in Gateron blues so I am very excited to try it out. I also jumped on the recent Pulse group buy on massdrop!! As far as favorite switch, I am not sure yet but I feel like I will enjoy the gateron blues a lot, probably more than the cherry mx brown!

Blues (probably Gateron too, although I've only got MX blues) have much more tactility than browns, as well as that click.

Pulse is an SA keyset - there's a lot of plastic in each keycap.  I've found that SA keycaps work better on heavier switches, like clears, blacks or greens.  When used on lighter switches (e.g. MX red, blue) they just make the switches feel way too light.

YMMV - I do prefer heavier switches normally.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm definitely considering getting cherry mx clears next! I hope the gateron blues dont make the pulse keyset feel too light.

There are two things to watch for with clears - keyboards with clears can tend to ping a lot, and the clear stems have an extra nub on the top which can make lots of keycap sets tighter than usual.

Neither is a deal breaker - my CODE with clears pings, but very quietly and I only notice it when I'm concentrating (and even then it just sounds like distant wind chimes), and I haven't changed keycaps on it yet, but with care and a little wiggling as you remove the keycaps you should be right.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Sun, 21 February 2016, 09:49:21
I've read on, um, probably reddit that some people had problems with clear switches on the kbparadise. Ghosting issues I guess, idk if it was only the switches shipped with the kbparadise boards or what. Might need lube if you go with clears, possibly.
Oh that's unfortunate, another cool switch I'd like to try out that the kbparadise v60 offers is the Gateron yellow.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Sun, 21 February 2016, 09:51:13
Long time lurker, finally decided to make an account! ;D

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboards have you got (I can't work them out from the little pics in your sig)?  What is your favourite switch?
Hello!  ;D I first bought a Corsair K70 in Cherry MX browns, and then next I bought a CM QuickFire Rapid in Cherry MX browns as well. I've recently ordered the MagicForce 68 in Gateron blues so I am very excited to try it out. I also jumped on the recent Pulse group buy on massdrop!! As far as favorite switch, I am not sure yet but I feel like I will enjoy the gateron blues a lot, probably more than the cherry mx brown!

Blues (probably Gateron too, although I've only got MX blues) have much more tactility than browns, as well as that click.

Pulse is an SA keyset - there's a lot of plastic in each keycap.  I've found that SA keycaps work better on heavier switches, like clears, blacks or greens.  When used on lighter switches (e.g. MX red, blue) they just make the switches feel way too light.

YMMV - I do prefer heavier switches normally.
Thanks for the heads up. I'm definitely considering getting cherry mx clears next! I hope the gateron blues dont make the pulse keyset feel too light.

There are two things to watch for with clears - keyboards with clears can tend to ping a lot, and the clear stems have an extra nub on the top which can make lots of keycap sets tighter than usual.

Neither is a deal breaker - my CODE with clears pings, but very quietly and I only notice it when I'm concentrating (and even then it just sounds like distant wind chimes), and I haven't changed keycaps on it yet, but with care and a little wiggling as you remove the keycaps you should be right.
I'm not even sure what a ping sounds like, but im almost sure my K70 does it with some keys. I game quite a bit with that board, and I've noticed the WASD keys sometime make a weird metallic noise.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 21 February 2016, 11:16:27
18 seconds of what rowdy was talking about.  :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kolyz on Sun, 21 February 2016, 12:27:03
I just did a small test on my K70, I definitely hear a noise similar to that on some keys.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 21 February 2016, 19:52:16
If you're going to flick the key like that :))

I tend to bottom out most of the time on clears, so maybe that dampen any ping mine has a bit.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JamesGoblin on Mon, 22 February 2016, 14:22:53
Hey folks!

I am ... well...um...here, have  a kitten gif!

Show Image
(http://static2.gamespot.com/uploads/scale_super/1562/15620849/3004756-ezgif.com-crop%283%29.gif)


Welcome to Geekhack!

Any idea what keyboard you'd like to get?

Something for gaming, that I will need (and buy) in 2017/2018. Expensive stuff likely, I don't mind spending a lot on good quality.

That gives you quite a while to do research!

But the way the keyboard world brings out new models whatever you like this year will probably be superseded by a new model by then.

Of course, I'm in no hurry. At least I know where to ask for advice when the time comes :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sth on Tue, 01 March 2016, 16:21:45
welcome new members come to my blog and rejoice https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=74337.0
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WOMBO on Mon, 14 March 2016, 18:31:48
hi! new to the community in general (started on r/MK), recently picked up a VA87MR.

looks like a pretty friendly community =)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 15 March 2016, 01:16:05
hi! new to the community in general (started on r/MK), recently picked up a VA87MR.

looks like a pretty friendly community =)

Welcome (again) to Geekhack!

GH has its moments - at the moment things are relatively quiet, so enjoy it while it lasts :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WOMBO on Tue, 15 March 2016, 21:01:47
oh, I see haha. I did hear about some GB drama recently though.

incidentally (this is probably not the place to post this) but is key chattering easy to fix?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 16 March 2016, 04:12:02
oh, I see haha. I did hear about some GB drama recently though.

incidentally (this is probably not the place to post this) but is key chattering easy to fix?

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=27814.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48105.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=48692.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=66677.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69178.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=72807.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=75903.0
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78081.0

There's a couple of threads a very quick search found about chattering.  Maybe have a quick read, and a quick search of your own, and see if anything helps.

If not, your problem could have its own cause, so create a new thread in keyboards (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=31.0), and maybe mention that you've read through a dozen or so other threads but your problem is different in case anyone responds with "just search" ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WOMBO on Wed, 16 March 2016, 18:46:29
gotcha haha. I did do some preliminary searching but it was just an offhand question really; thanks for the links though!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 17 March 2016, 04:57:10
gotcha haha. I did do some preliminary searching but it was just an offhand question really; thanks for the links though!

No worries :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 17 March 2016, 11:45:34
Hey, welcome :)

I finally looked up the keyboard in your signature! Holy moley I had no idea there is a legit Game Cube keyboard haha  :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WOMBO on Thu, 17 March 2016, 16:11:08
yep! not actually mine but a friend of mine's haha, they're pretty expensive but feel like a very wide gamecube controller otherwise. I think it's for the PSO japanese game on the gamecube?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JamesGoblin on Fri, 18 March 2016, 18:29:08
Hey, have a welcome penguin!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/aCpvwi2tuFQUE/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 18 March 2016, 22:40:17
Phantasy Star online? AFAIK  :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 20 March 2016, 04:23:11
Hey, have a welcome penguin!

Show Image
(https://media.giphy.com/media/aCpvwi2tuFQUE/giphy.gif)


That's sweet :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 20 March 2016, 22:45:43
Kind of reminds me of that Surf's Up movie  :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sun, 20 March 2016, 22:47:43
yep! not actually mine but a friend of mine's haha, they're pretty expensive but feel like a very wide gamecube controller otherwise. I think it's for the PSO japanese game on the gamecube?

THAT'S A KEYBOARD. So cool
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 21 March 2016, 04:52:14
Kind of reminds me of that Surf's Up movie  :D

Haven't seen that one.

It reminded me a bit of Happy Feet, although I haven't seen that either (but my daughter has).
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ketsumi on Tue, 29 March 2016, 10:47:48
Well, hi. I stumbled into this crazy world of keyboards while I was looking for a nice keyboard for my girlfriend (so she doesn't have to endure the torturous keyboard on her MB Air). I ended up settling on a WASD V2 with clears, since they play nicely with Mac. But now I want my own baby. Alas, nothing is exactly like what I want. I really like the 60%s like the HHK but I really like the feels of the Cherries in WASD. So I think that I've been bitten bad, because now I'm just like "Well, nothing to do but make a custom one from scratch..." even though I know next to nothing about electrical engineering and even less about coding. I guess the only things I've got going for me are my sense of design, some CAD experience, and you.  ;D

Wish me luck and please don't mind if I ask lots of questions.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 30 March 2016, 04:51:53
Well, hi. I stumbled into this crazy world of keyboards while I was looking for a nice keyboard for my girlfriend (so she doesn't have to endure the torturous keyboard on her MB Air). I ended up settling on a WASD V2 with clears, since they play nicely with Mac. But now I want my own baby. Alas, nothing is exactly like what I want. I really like the 60%s like the HHK but I really like the feels of the Cherries in WASD. So I think that I've been bitten bad, because now I'm just like "Well, nothing to do but make a custom one from scratch..." even though I know next to nothing about electrical engineering and even less about coding. I guess the only things I've got going for me are my sense of design, some CAD experience, and you.  ;D

Wish me luck and please don't mind if I ask lots of questions.

Welcome to Geekhack!

And good luck :)

The best place to look for guides and similar for making your own keyboard is making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0).

The simple questions (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=40501.0) thread also has a lot of information about parts prices and so on.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 30 March 2016, 08:24:21
Kind of reminds me of that Surf's Up movie  :D

Haven't seen that one.

It reminded me a bit of Happy Feet, although I haven't seen that either (but my daughter has).
My nephews loved Surf's Up. It's really not a bad flick
Well, hi. I stumbled into this crazy world of keyboards while I was looking for a nice keyboard for my girlfriend (so she doesn't have to endure the torturous keyboard on her MB Air). I ended up settling on a WASD V2 with clears, since they play nicely with Mac. But now I want my own baby. Alas, nothing is exactly like what I want. I really like the 60%s like the HHK but I really like the feels of the Cherries in WASD. So I think that I've been bitten bad, because now I'm just like "Well, nothing to do but make a custom one from scratch..." even though I know next to nothing about electrical engineering and even less about coding. I guess the only things I've got going for me are my sense of design, some CAD experience, and you.  ;D

Wish me luck and please don't mind if I ask lots of questions.
Another CAD person! Welcome!  :eek: I would be happy to answer any questions you might have in exchange for CAD cookies  :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: UTommieTanka on Wed, 30 March 2016, 08:48:58
Hey guys =)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sek1ne on Thu, 31 March 2016, 14:20:27
Hey guys =)

Hello.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cult_hero13 on Fri, 01 April 2016, 10:51:32
Hello all,

I write you as a new member and owner of a new Deck Francium Pro 87.  This is my first mechanical keyboard for which I am now on a quest for new keycaps.  I'm also now becoming addicted to at least searching for a future replacement to this entire keyboard...not because I need it, but because I want it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 02 April 2016, 23:49:04
Hello all,

I write you as a new member and owner of a new Deck Francium Pro 87.  This is my first mechanical keyboard for which I am now on a quest for new keycaps.  I'm also now becoming addicted to at least searching for a future replacement to this entire keyboard...not because I need it, but because I want it.

Welcome to Geekhack!

The Deck Francium Pro 87 has a standard layout, which is good as most keycap sets will fit.

What switches did you get in the Deck?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: simonamreotera on Thu, 07 April 2016, 01:17:10
I am an IT Expert.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 07 April 2016, 06:24:54
I am an IT Expert.
Hi, welcome :) What keyboard/switches are you waging battle with?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 10 April 2016, 01:01:49
I am an IT Expert.

Welcome to Geekhack!

In what area of IT are you an expert?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mteinum on Tue, 19 April 2016, 13:20:36
Here we go :)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/26435088232_67b7ef866f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GgYJKj)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 19 April 2016, 13:56:22
Here we go :)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/26435088232_67b7ef866f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GgYJKj)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
(https://blog.udemy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HR15.gif)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 20 April 2016, 06:04:01
Here we go :)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1623/26435088232_67b7ef866f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GgYJKj)

It's nice to see that they are catering for those who are gender-confused ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mteinum on Thu, 21 April 2016, 00:10:39
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...

Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Thu, 21 April 2016, 00:16:44
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...


Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.

Haha, I joined GH with a cheapo rubber dome.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: audax989 on Fri, 22 April 2016, 03:47:12
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 April 2016, 04:04:44
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...

Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.

People enter with all sorts of things!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 April 2016, 04:05:02
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...


Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.

Haha, I joined GH with a cheapo rubber dome.

Exactly! ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 April 2016, 04:06:11
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You "found" a couple of Dolch PAC keyboard? :eek:

Where!?!?!??!?!?!!

People pay big money for those - you seem to have located a source of desirable keyboards :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mteinum on Sun, 24 April 2016, 04:07:28
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...

Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.

People enter with all sorts of things!

True. At the moment I have two mac keyboards ... and that's it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: audax989 on Sun, 24 April 2016, 04:26:21
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You "found" a couple of Dolch PAC keyboard? :eek:

Where!?!?!??!?!?!!

People pay big money for those - you seem to have located a source of desirable keyboards :)

I found them in my company server room. Of course I asked permission before taking them. The dolchs were part of a network analyzer that had broken screens. As expected they let me take it thinking they were useless since, they had terminal connectors.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 April 2016, 06:10:07
Here we go :)

Well.. what is it?! Welcome :)
...

Well, we do not enter geekhack with only a mac keyboard, do we? :) I'll keep you updated.

People enter with all sorts of things!

True. At the moment I have two mac keyboards ... and that's it.

When I joined I had 3 Apple aluminium keyboards (and one black and one white older Mac keyboard).  And a couple of dozen rubber dome keyboards.  And one NEC APC-H4100E!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 April 2016, 06:10:29
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You "found" a couple of Dolch PAC keyboard? :eek:

Where!?!?!??!?!?!!

People pay big money for those - you seem to have located a source of desirable keyboards :)

I found them in my company server room. Of course I asked permission before taking them. The dolchs were part of a network analyzer that had broken screens. As expected they let me take it thinking they were useless since, they had terminal connectors.

Nice server room, wished mine was like that :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: audax989 on Mon, 25 April 2016, 02:39:28
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You "found" a couple of Dolch PAC keyboard? :eek:

Where!?!?!??!?!?!!

People pay big money for those - you seem to have located a source of desirable keyboards :)



I found them in my company server room. Of course I asked permission before taking them. The dolchs were part of a network analyzer that had broken screens. As expected they let me take it thinking they were useless since, they had terminal connectors.

Nice server room, wished mine was like that :))


lol, this has changed the way I look at server rooms now. Just the other day I was salvaging a rack at a customers premise and found an old mitsumi keyboard... (rubber domes) so, I left it there. still looking for one of those industrial ssk's
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mindgame on Tue, 26 April 2016, 10:02:00
Hello gifhack  :)
Readonly mode off...my name is Ivan, i'm NetEng at big russian ISP.
Here is the mystery boards, that i have found recently:
(http://i.imgur.com/mLRBYnN.jpg)
How do you think what's exact model name?

P.S. Boards were sold  :confused: and already delivered to guy, you know so well.  :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CommonCurt on Tue, 26 April 2016, 11:23:49
Hello gifhack  :)
Readonly mode off...my name is Ivan, i'm NetEng at big russian ISP.
Here is the mystery boards, that i have found recently:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mLRBYnN.jpg)

How do you think what's exact model name?

P.S. Boards were sold  :confused: and already delivered to guy, you know so well.  :D

I'm not sure what model, but damn those are some nice caps.

I'm sure Photekq will chime in and let you know the exact models when he sees this.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mindgame on Wed, 27 April 2016, 06:11:16
I'm not sure what model, but damn those are some nice caps.

I'm sure Photekq will chime in and let you know the exact models when he sees this.
G81-3100SAV, and you are right - boards already belongs to Photekq :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Photekq on Fri, 29 April 2016, 11:54:20
Welcome Ivan! ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 01 May 2016, 02:04:05
Hello Everyone!

joined in March of this year and I have been loving it so far.

It all started when I saved a pristine condition G81 (MY Switches) in our company's dump.

I have been watching a lot of tech videos about the cherry switches before, was considering on purchasing a g710+ but, since, finding that G81 I have been enlightened of the infinite possibilities of mechanical keyboards.

Since then, I have found a couple of vintage boards, 2 Dolch PAC keyboards. (Sold 1 on mechmarket), 2 WYSE terminals 2 white alps boards (unknown origin) a Lexmark model M (funny story on this one)

currently rocking a Stock pok3r w/ mx clears and DSA deep space.

my wallet has a huge hole in it right now. with all these artisans coming out and group buys here and there.. but, I have never been so inspired in my whole life to become a part of this niche community.

I am here to stay.

Welcome to Geekhack!

You "found" a couple of Dolch PAC keyboard? :eek:

Where!?!?!??!?!?!!

People pay big money for those - you seem to have located a source of desirable keyboards :)



I found them in my company server room. Of course I asked permission before taking them. The dolchs were part of a network analyzer that had broken screens. As expected they let me take it thinking they were useless since, they had terminal connectors.

Nice server room, wished mine was like that :))


lol, this has changed the way I look at server rooms now. Just the other day I was salvaging a rack at a customers premise and found an old mitsumi keyboard... (rubber domes) so, I left it there. still looking for one of those industrial ssk's

From what I've read you'll have to look somewhere other than a server room for an industrial SSK.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 01 May 2016, 02:05:44
Hello gifhack  :)
Readonly mode off...my name is Ivan, i'm NetEng at big russian ISP.
Here is the mystery boards, that i have found recently:
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/mLRBYnN.jpg)

How do you think what's exact model name?

P.S. Boards were sold  :confused: and already delivered to guy, you know so well.  :D


Welcome to Geekhack!

That's a nice couple of keyboards - a shame you couldn't keep them.

Sometimes I wonder what photekq does with all these keyboards!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SRTroN on Sun, 08 May 2016, 11:29:52
I suppose I can't just stay on /r/MK all the time, not with the amount I spend on buttons...
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Mon, 09 May 2016, 09:17:33
I suppose I can't just stay on /r/MK all the time, not with the amount I spend on buttons...

Welcome to WalletHack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0)!

How's your keyboard arsenal coming along? :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: elpiloto on Wed, 11 May 2016, 01:56:21
I'm taking the plunge...Started off with an IBM Model M a roommate just had in the attic, he sold it to me for $30! Eventually, bought a refurbished Corsair K60 but they ran out of stock after I ordered so they gave me a brand new one instead :).  I needed a keyboard for my new work desktop and thought mx browns were the switch for me. I picked up a CoolerMaster Quickfire Pro and two Vim keycaps for my escape button on both keyboards.  Now a friend of mine sold me a Das Keyboard 3 for $20 and I've been looking to replace the keys on them (they're blank and discolored).  Ordered some Tai-hao Miami (coming in Thursday!) and have just been drooling over all these artisan caps...I know I'm right at the brink of so much wallet sadness, but for now I just ordered some basic 3D-printed cthulu and pixel heart caps from shapeways and I'll paint them myself.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: _l2yuk3n_ on Wed, 11 May 2016, 02:43:34
Been lurking on geekhack for a while, but realized that if I want to be able to get in on the next Penumbra release, I'd have to join the club sometime :)

I've got a CMStorm Quickfire TK with browns, a Pok3r backlit with clears, and a Massdrop Planck on the way (probably gonna put Zealios, 67g on that, maybe a few 78g ones on the arrow keys)

I'm a big fan of "TK" or "96" style boards, and I just missed out on the ZZ96 drop, so I think the board I'm most interested in right now is the B.mini EX X2...hopefully can get my hands on one of those soon!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Securex on Wed, 11 May 2016, 19:45:07
Nice to meet you all. I'am security expert and software developer. I'm glad to join this forum
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 May 2016, 02:25:07
I suppose I can't just stay on /r/MK all the time, not with the amount I spend on buttons...

Welcome to Geekhack!

Joined more than a year ago - why the long pause before your first post?

Anyway, which keyboard/s have you got?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 May 2016, 02:28:26
I'm taking the plunge...Started off with an IBM Model M a roommate just had in the attic, he sold it to me for $30! Eventually, bought a refurbished Corsair K60 but they ran out of stock after I ordered so they gave me a brand new one instead :).  I needed a keyboard for my new work desktop and thought mx browns were the switch for me. I picked up a CoolerMaster Quickfire Pro and two Vim keycaps for my escape button on both keyboards.  Now a friend of mine sold me a Das Keyboard 3 for $20 and I've been looking to replace the keys on them (they're blank and discolored).  Ordered some Tai-hao Miami (coming in Thursday!) and have just been drooling over all these artisan caps...I know I'm right at the brink of so much wallet sadness, but for now I just ordered some basic 3D-printed cthulu and pixel heart caps from shapeways and I'll paint them myself.

Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a collection you've started - have you still got all those keyboards?

Also there's a few sweet deals in there - your wallet has survived well up to now ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 May 2016, 02:29:27
Been lurking on geekhack for a while, but realized that if I want to be able to get in on the next Penumbra release, I'd have to join the club sometime :)

I've got a CMStorm Quickfire TK with browns, a Pok3r backlit with clears, and a Massdrop Planck on the way (probably gonna put Zealios, 67g on that, maybe a few 78g ones on the arrow keys)

I'm a big fan of "TK" or "96" style boards, and I just missed out on the ZZ96 drop, so I think the board I'm most interested in right now is the B.mini EX X2...hopefully can get my hands on one of those soon!

Welcome to Geekhack!

A good variety of keyboards you have or are planning, which will give you experience of a few different switches.

Have you found a favourite switch yet?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 15 May 2016, 02:30:34
Nice to meet you all. I'am security expert and software developer. I'm glad to join this forum

Welcome to Geekhack!

What mechanical keyboard/s have you got?  Or are you seeking information upon which to base your first purchase?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: joinhandmade on Tue, 17 May 2016, 10:47:23
Thank you. It is very informative :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 19 May 2016, 05:58:03
Thank you. It is very informative :)

:D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Afterdispatch on Thu, 19 May 2016, 15:41:25
Happy to join you all. Am a php coder, below are my few sample work

Custom PC builderhttp://www.pcpickerpro.co (http://www.pcpickerpro.co)
Track courierhttp://www.afterdispatch.com (http://www.afterdispatch.com)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: demik on Fri, 20 May 2016, 23:07:46
FIXED
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 22 May 2016, 02:53:02
Happy to join you all. Am a php coder, below are my few sample work

Custom PC builderhttp://www.pcpickerpro.co (http://www.pcpickerpro.co)
Track courierhttp://www.afterdispatch.com (http://www.afterdispatch.com)

Welcome to Geekhack!

What keyboard are you using?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zephyr11 on Sun, 22 May 2016, 21:30:21
hi all, not a coder or anyone like that, just a regular guy, who just found out about mech kb and really loving it! so much that I'm buying mech kb to give to close friends.  :p

love to learn more and hopefully in the future be able to contribute something back!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 23 May 2016, 05:56:30
hi all, not a coder or anyone like that, just a regular guy, who just found out about mech kb and really loving it! so much that I'm buying mech kb to give to close friends.  :p

love to learn more and hopefully in the future be able to contribute something back!

Welcome to Geekhack!

You definitely don't have to be a coder to appreciate a good keyboard, just as you don't haev to be a race driver to appreciate a good car, or an artist to appreciate a good fountain pen.

Which keyboard have you got?  And which one are you buying for your friend?  (Lucky friend!)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zephyr11 on Mon, 23 May 2016, 08:41:04
thank you!

 ;D

i'm currently using a team wolf zhuque i got off taobao.

with brown othemu switches and i got a couple more of the same ones at one time, to save on shipping, so my friends are using the sam eones as i am.


 :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rorschach on Mon, 23 May 2016, 16:26:01
Hello GH, first time poster here. Been lurking for couple of months.

First off thank you all for the awesome content, enthusiasm and encouragement!

Me so far .. Poker with MX Blue (co-worker complaints - may be I should've to moved to where rest of the eng. folks are sitting), Poker with MX Red - so far my favorite MX switch! It's like typing on butter. HHKB with black blank caps - slowly growing into it ;-)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 24 May 2016, 05:53:45
thank you!

 ;D

i'm currently using a team wolf zhuque i got off taobao.

with brown othemu switches and i got a couple more of the same ones at one time, to save on shipping, so my friends are using the sam eones as i am.


 :thumb:

Team wolf zhuque - yet another keyboard I haven't heard of :))  So many of them - when I started this hobby there were only about half a dozen that people recommended.  Things were much simpler back then.

Then some damned fool went and invented electricity and things have been going downhill ever since :p

I was also going to say at least the Team wolf zhuque has a standard layout, so finding suitable replacement keycap sets will be much easier.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 24 May 2016, 05:55:06
Hello GH, first time poster here. Been lurking for couple of months.

First off thank you all for the awesome content, enthusiasm and encouragement!

Me so far .. Poker with MX Blue (co-worker complaints - may be I should've to moved to where rest of the eng. folks are sitting), Poker with MX Red - so far my favorite MX switch! It's like typing on butter. HHKB with black blank caps - slowly growing into it ;-)

Welcome to Geekhack!

If you think people complain about MX blues, try using a buckling spring keyboard!  I did - it didn't end well :))

You are a fan of 60% keyboards, I'm guessing.  And you already have an HHKB.  Looks like you have all the keyboards you need ;)

Yeah, right, this place isn't called Wallethack for nothing :p
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zephyr11 on Sun, 29 May 2016, 05:15:44

Team wolf zhuque - yet another keyboard I haven't heard of :))  So many of them - when I started this hobby there were only about half a dozen that people recommended.  Things were much simpler back then.

Then some damned fool went and invented electricity and things have been going downhill ever since :p

I was also going to say at least the Team wolf zhuque has a standard layout, so finding suitable replacement keycap sets will be much easier.

yes, tonnes of them out there now!

the standard layout helps with finding keycaps for sure.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Corncob on Sun, 29 May 2016, 11:27:42
Howdy fellas, new guy here.  My account's a little over a month old but I've only really used it for the Artisan Services forum, though I have lurked a bit in the others.

I'm not sure I've got much worth adding discussion-wise since I'm new to mechanical keyboards in general and I don't know too much on the subject, but I'm sure that'll change with more lurking.  I'm looking forward to learning more about it, but I can't say the same for my wallet.


Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 29 May 2016, 13:16:13
Howdy fellas, new guy here.  My account's a little over a month old but I've only really used it for the Artisan Services forum, though I have lurked a bit in the others.

I'm not sure I've got much worth adding discussion-wise since I'm new to mechanical keyboards in general and I don't know too much on the subject, but I'm sure that'll change with more lurking.  I'm looking forward to learning more about it, but I can't say the same for my wallet.

Welcome :) You don't have to lurk, join in on the discussions or ask some questions :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 31 May 2016, 06:05:13
Howdy fellas, new guy here.  My account's a little over a month old but I've only really used it for the Artisan Services forum, though I have lurked a bit in the others.

I'm not sure I've got much worth adding discussion-wise since I'm new to mechanical keyboards in general and I don't know too much on the subject, but I'm sure that'll change with more lurking.  I'm looking forward to learning more about it, but I can't say the same for my wallet.

Welcome to Geekhack!

By my reckoning your account is just over 2 months old.  All you need is another 24 posts and you can create classifieds threads :p

It doesn't take much to contribute - browse through the various sections and you might find a question you can answer, or an opinion you can give.  Or in the other geeky stuff (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=35.0) there's discussions about all sorts of non-keyboard tech.  And then there's off topic (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=33.0) where almost anything goes (and usually does).

When I joined I didn't know how much I'd be able to contribute.  And look what happened :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: peazy on Fri, 03 June 2016, 09:36:30
hello!

I've been a lurker here and on r/mechanicalkeyboards for some time. Recently I posted a concept for a keycap on reddit that got a lot of positive response! Now I am compiling research and supplies to start making 'em. 

 A little extra about me : I'm a student living in FL studying Horticultural science. I love plants, games, and most of all, my cat Beans!

 
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 03 June 2016, 13:39:47
Uma Thurman <3

Hehe, welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: peazy on Fri, 03 June 2016, 15:14:20
thanks! I see you're from Orlando. that is my hometown! I recently moved to gainesville and miss orlando a lot. hope you are having a nice time there haha  :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Fri, 03 June 2016, 15:20:44
thanks! I see you're from Orlando. that is my hometown! I recently moved to gainesville and miss orlando a lot. hope you are having a nice time there haha  :thumb:

I'm from the area let's put it that way haha. Gainesville is cool, I've been there a few times for shows and stuff like that. Use to have a crazy punk rock scene way back when from what I can remember
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 05 June 2016, 00:44:54
hello!

I've been a lurker here and on r/mechanicalkeyboards for some time. Recently I posted a concept for a keycap on reddit that got a lot of positive response! Now I am compiling research and supplies to start making 'em. 

A little extra about me : I'm a student living in FL studying Horticultural science. I love plants, games, and most of all, my cat Beans!

Welcome (again) to Geekhack!

Not sure we have any horticulturists here, although I wouldn't be surprised if there are!

Feel free to create a suitably named thread in off topic (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=33.0) and you might find some like-minded members :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Jill on Tue, 07 June 2016, 19:57:31
Hey folk, welcome :D
by the way, what is othemu?
thank you!
router login http://192168-1-1.mobi
;D

i'm currently using a team wolf zhuque i got off taobao.

with brown othemu switches and i got a couple more of the same ones at one time, to save on shipping, so my friends are using the sam eones as i am.


 :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 07 June 2016, 20:16:53
Outemu (or Gaote) switch eh? Hot-swappable switches sound neat. There have been a few GH members that have verified the rigidity of the sockets so I'm less worried about them popping out with the keycaps than I was when I first heard of them. Welcome :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 08 June 2016, 06:08:27
Hey folk, welcome :D
by the way, what is othemu?

Welcome to Geekhack!

Another type of switch, as csmertx noted.

This thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=80893.0) seems to suggest that they are not very high on the quality ladder.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: MadGinga on Thu, 16 June 2016, 09:50:12
Hi All,

MadGinga here, got into the Mech KB shenaigans, through a donation of a Ducky Zero (Cherry MX Browns).
Currently own the following:

Mainly joined 'cause I REALLY want to get hold of a UK-ISO (full) Toxic keycap set.... but they seem to be rarer than hens teeth!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 19 June 2016, 01:53:57
Welcome to Geekhack!

That's quite a collection that a simple Ducky Zero donation has spawned - have you got a favourite switch?

The Toxic GB is still shipping to some places, but I think that most people who ordered it have held on to their sets.

Your best bet might be to lurk around classifieds (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=59.0) to see if someone does end up selling theirs.

Once you have 2 months membership (achievement get) and 25 posts, you can create your own WTB thread there.

Good luck :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: k e y b o a r d on Fri, 01 July 2016, 13:11:45
Hey, guys! New member here! ;D

Just bought my first keyboard, the Leopold FC750R, from MK.com! Heard that the stock keycaps are amazing, build quality is top-notch, and a ton of more good things about it! Really excited to get it...

Anyways, glad to be part of this awesome community now!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: pepmaster on Sat, 02 July 2016, 21:57:51
Hello All!

Well, just like most of you, I too was once a lurker on gh! After learning so much and getting so much information, I decided to stop being a creep and finally make an account. I ended up getting myself a duckyshine 5 keyboard with nature white switches and slapped some max dark clear front printed keycaps. I am a fan of the artisan keycaps and hope to one day be a proud owner someday.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 03 July 2016, 01:49:29
Hey, guys! New member here! ;D

Just bought my first keyboard, the Leopold FC750R, from MK.com! Heard that the stock keycaps are amazing, build quality is top-notch, and a ton of more good things about it! Really excited to get it...

Anyways, glad to be part of this awesome community now!

Welcome to Geekhack!

A more complete version of this welcome can be found in your official new member thread ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 03 July 2016, 01:51:20
Hello All!

Well, just like most of you, I too was once a lurker on gh! After learning so much and getting so much information, I decided to stop being a creep and finally make an account. I ended up getting myself a duckyshine 5 keyboard with nature white switches and slapped some max dark clear front printed keycaps. I am a fan of the artisan keycaps and hope to one day be a proud owner someday.

Welcome to Geekhack!

With a little care, the Ducky should last you for many years.  I have a Shine 1 that has had heavy daily use for about 3 years and hasn't missed a beat!

What are the nature white switches like?  I guess you haven't got much to compare them to.  At least not yet, anyway ...

Any particular artisan keycaps?  There are so many these days :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: pepmaster on Sun, 03 July 2016, 17:34:00
Nature whites feel really nice. You're right about not having anything to compare them to...the only thing I could say is that you really don't have to press down too far to have the key register. Probably 20%? I'm glad to hear that your duckyshine is still kicking, and I'm hoping mine to do the same as well. The artisan keycap that I'm really looking forward to getting is the Sparkle Loft Artisan Keycap. I've already requested on Massdrop but don't know how long it'll be before the drop is up again. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 05 July 2016, 05:50:53
Nature whites feel really nice. You're right about not having anything to compare them to...the only thing I could say is that you really don't have to press down too far to have the key register. Probably 20%? I'm glad to hear that your duckyshine is still kicking, and I'm hoping mine to do the same as well. The artisan keycap that I'm really looking forward to getting is the Sparkle Loft Artisan Keycap. I've already requested on Massdrop but don't know how long it'll be before the drop is up again. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Actually I have three Ducky Shines :))

Two Shine 1 (one of which has heavy daily usage for several years, the other spends most of its time on the shelf) and a Shine 3 (which I'm using to type this).

My Shine 3 is the Yellow Edition with MX blacks (https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=608), although when I took the keycaps off the LEDs looked more orange than yellow.  I was a bit disappointed.

It's got thick SA keycaps on it at the moment, but not so I can't see the backlighting.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: brizzzle on Tue, 12 July 2016, 01:09:20
Just recently found r/mechanicalkeyboards and have found myself here several times. I have fallen down the rabbit hole... I want to try to make my own caps now.

I've been using a DAS with cherry blues for a few years and recently added some o-rings.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Thu, 14 July 2016, 06:03:16
Just recently found r/mechanicalkeyboards and have found myself here several times. I have fallen down the rabbit hole... I want to try to make my own caps now.

I've been using a DAS with cherry blues for a few years and recently added some o-rings.

Welcome to Geekhack!

I recall the fuss made with the DAS was produced with blank keycaps (so-called otaku keycaps).  That DAS is still producing keyboards today says something for the quality of them!

Have the O-rings made much of a difference for you?  I tried a few on a Ducky with MX blues but they reduced the downstroke too much for my liking.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: brizzzle on Thu, 14 July 2016, 22:02:49
Have the O-rings made much of a difference for you?

Yeah, I'm a bit heavy with my key presses so 1 o-ring was enough to soften the noise. I tried 2 but the actuation was too short and I had to lift off further from the key.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Fri, 15 July 2016, 06:20:04
Have the O-rings made much of a difference for you?

Yeah, I'm a bit heavy with my key presses so 1 o-ring was enough to soften the noise. I tried 2 but the actuation was too short and I had to lift off further from the key.

I like the bottoming out sound :D

You can get different thickness O-rings, perhaps something between one and two O-rings would suit you better.

There's some excellent photos of O-rings here (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=81133.0), where you can also order some :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: richard912 on Fri, 15 July 2016, 23:20:10
Hi all! Have been a lurker here for a while now and finally decided to sign up as a member after I got tips to procure my latest addition to the herd in the form of a Varmilo VA87M with MX clears. This is actually my 4th MKB. My first is a CM QFR-i with MX red, second a KBT Race 2 with MX blue and the third, a Ducky One TKL RGB with MX brown. I've more or less settled my preference towards tactile switches.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sat, 16 July 2016, 05:56:57
Hi all! Have been a lurker here for a while now and finally decided to sign up as a member after I got tips to procure my latest addition to the herd in the form of a Varmilo VA87M with MX clears. This is actually my 4th MKB. My first is a CM QFR-i with MX red, second a KBT Race 2 with MX blue and the third, a Ducky One TKL RGB with MX brown. I've more or less settled my preference towards tactile switches.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's lots of good reports about Varmilo!

What made you try the clears, which are considerably heavier than the switches in all your other keyboards?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: antarios on Sun, 17 July 2016, 10:31:00
Hello.
I'm taking up for the project, which will be something like a usb keyboard.

The keyboard is designed to support the program on the PC, which is based I hotkeys.
The keyboard has 70 Cherry MX keys.
USB module will be a teensy pcb.
Housing - black laminated plywood.
Fixing - steel plate.
Connection - wires and diodes (without pcb for now).

I do not hide that, I'll need help with some issues, such as the design of the mounting plate or programming teensy.

And here the first question: whether teensy can be programmed shortcuts such as <RightAlt + b> or <Shift F1>?

Regards, and wait for the advice.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: richard912 on Sun, 17 July 2016, 22:30:03
Hi all! Have been a lurker here for a while now and finally decided to sign up as a member after I got tips to procure my latest addition to the herd in the form of a Varmilo VA87M with MX clears. This is actually my 4th MKB. My first is a CM QFR-i with MX red, second a KBT Race 2 with MX blue and the third, a Ducky One TKL RGB with MX brown. I've more or less settled my preference towards tactile switches.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's lots of good reports about Varmilo!

What made you try the clears, which are considerably heavier than the switches in all your other keyboards?

As I just wanted to try a heavier tactile switch for a change, Varmilo was really the best option out there with a good build and is fully customisable
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 18 July 2016, 06:04:19
Hello.
I'm taking up for the project, which will be something like a usb keyboard.

The keyboard is designed to support the program on the PC, which is based I hotkeys.
The keyboard has 70 Cherry MX keys.
USB module will be a teensy pcb.
Housing - black laminated plywood.
Fixing - steel plate.
Connection - wires and diodes (without pcb for now).

I do not hide that, I'll need help with some issues, such as the design of the mounting plate or programming teensy.

And here the first question: whether teensy can be programmed shortcuts such as <RightAlt + b> or <Shift F1>?

Regards, and wait for the advice.

Welcome to Geekhack!

Sounds like an interesting project, with most of the plans well thought out so far.

Not a lot of people check this area, so you'd probably be better to create a thread in the making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) area, and even turn it into a build log.

As far as I know, as long as you wire the matrix carefully you should be able to do almost anything with a Teensy, but I've never built one, so please do ask in the above section :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Mon, 18 July 2016, 06:05:53
Hi all! Have been a lurker here for a while now and finally decided to sign up as a member after I got tips to procure my latest addition to the herd in the form of a Varmilo VA87M with MX clears. This is actually my 4th MKB. My first is a CM QFR-i with MX red, second a KBT Race 2 with MX blue and the third, a Ducky One TKL RGB with MX brown. I've more or less settled my preference towards tactile switches.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's lots of good reports about Varmilo!

What made you try the clears, which are considerably heavier than the switches in all your other keyboards?

As I just wanted to try a heavier tactile switch for a change, Varmilo was really the best option out there with a good build and is fully customisable

Has the Varmilo arrived?  What do you think of the switches?

When I first started using MX clears (CODE TKL), I found that I didn't bottom out all the time, and even missed a few key strokes as I wasn't pressing the keys hard enough.  But now quite a few months down the track I'm typing away quite happily on it.

Not right now though, at the moment I'm using my HHKB ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: CrotasMinion on Mon, 18 July 2016, 17:45:30
Hi everybody! Just got into mechanical keyboards after seeing their subreddit pop up all the time with beautiful keyboards. Now I'm obsessing over custom keycaps and planning my first build. I also love creative work and do a bunch of sculpting for fun, so eventually I will try to figure out a way to make myself some custom keys. Not sure how difficult it will be but after seeing those kosmonavts and other custome enamel keycaps that are impossible for me to buy, I figure it may be a fun hobby for me to take my sculpting hobby and combine it with my new keyboard hobby. And advice or tips/videos would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 19 July 2016, 06:05:18
Hi everybody! Just got into mechanical keyboards after seeing their subreddit pop up all the time with beautiful keyboards. Now I'm obsessing over custom keycaps and planning my first build. I also love creative work and do a bunch of sculpting for fun, so eventually I will try to figure out a way to make myself some custom keys. Not sure how difficult it will be but after seeing those kosmonavts and other custome enamel keycaps that are impossible for me to buy, I figure it may be a fun hobby for me to take my sculpting hobby and combine it with my new keyboard hobby. And advice or tips/videos would be appreciated!

Welcome to Geekhack!

If you have some sculpting skill, you'd probably only need a :~$ynth (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78551.0) and some time, and you'd be right!

Sold out at TechKeys at the moment, but coming back into stock in a few weeks: http://techkeys.us/collections/accessories/products/synth

Apart from that, have a browse through making stuff together (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=117.0) where people are making keycaps (amongst other things), and if you have any specific questions, feel free to create a thread :)

PS. Spot the difference between this and my reply to your other thread ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SoReckless on Tue, 19 July 2016, 06:26:55
first, they are a moneypit.
you need riches to enter walhalla!


I bought my first mechanical a few months ago on Massdrop, it is a white fullsize E-Element kyeboard with Outemu blue switches. but I wanted something smaller so I moved to a custom KC60 with Gateron clears, I built it myself. I don't feel totally good on this keyboard because the keys with stabilizers don't feel right and sometimes get stuck when pressed, resulting in missed keypresses, also I haven't yet figured out how to program it to my likings. I want to swap out the stabilizers if possible, but I think it might be hard to get the old ones out.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: richard912 on Thu, 21 July 2016, 02:36:40
Hi all! Have been a lurker here for a while now and finally decided to sign up as a member after I got tips to procure my latest addition to the herd in the form of a Varmilo VA87M with MX clears. This is actually my 4th MKB. My first is a CM QFR-i with MX red, second a KBT Race 2 with MX blue and the third, a Ducky One TKL RGB with MX brown. I've more or less settled my preference towards tactile switches.

Welcome to Geekhack!

There's lots of good reports about Varmilo!

What made you try the clears, which are considerably heavier than the switches in all your other keyboards?

As I just wanted to try a heavier tactile switch for a change, Varmilo was really the best option out there with a good build and is fully customisable

Has the Varmilo arrived?  What do you think of the switches?

When I first started using MX clears (CODE TKL), I found that I didn't bottom out all the time, and even missed a few key strokes as I wasn't pressing the keys hard enough.  But now quite a few months down the track I'm typing away quite happily on it.

Not right now though, at the moment I'm using my HHKB ;)

The Varmilo arrived 3 days after I confirmed with payment made. So far, so good. In comparison to MX brown, the MX clear are clearly (pun intended) heavier though I must admit, the bump is still not as pronounced as I had expected. Next on my list, a Topre board!

Too bad I need a dedicated row of F-keys for gaming purposes or the HHKB would indeed be a good option for me.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Morgan1206 on Thu, 21 July 2016, 03:49:44
 :cool:Nice to geekhack
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 July 2016, 03:02:45
first, they are a moneypit.

you need riches to enter walhalla!

I bought my first mechanical a few months ago on Massdrop, it is a white fullsize E-Element kyeboard with Outemu blue switches. but I wanted something smaller so I moved to a custom KC60 with Gateron clears, I built it myself. I don't feel totally good on this keyboard because the keys with stabilizers don't feel right and sometimes get stuck when pressed, resulting in missed keypresses, also I haven't yet figured out how to program it to my likings. I want to swap out the stabilizers if possible, but I think it might be hard to get the old ones out.

This thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0) might help if you're worried about spending too mucj.

The KC60 has Costar stabilisers, right?  Maybe check to make sure the stabiliser inserts are still firmly fixed under the keycaps.  On many keycap sets they can work their way loose, and a common work-around is to put a small (about 1cm) square if thin plastic over the keycap stem before you put the stabiliser insert in.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 July 2016, 03:05:35
Has the Varmilo arrived?  What do you think of the switches?

When I first started using MX clears (CODE TKL), I found that I didn't bottom out all the time, and even missed a few key strokes as I wasn't pressing the keys hard enough.  But now quite a few months down the track I'm typing away quite happily on it.

Not right now though, at the moment I'm using my HHKB ;)

The Varmilo arrived 3 days after I confirmed with payment made. So far, so good. In comparison to MX brown, the MX clear are clearly (pun intended) heavier though I must admit, the bump is still not as pronounced as I had expected. Next on my list, a Topre board!

Too bad I need a dedicated row of F-keys for gaming purposes or the HHKB would indeed be a good option for me.

The clears should be more tactile than the browns, most people say that clears are tactile enough.

Although I bottom out on everything, including MX clears, to feeling the actuation point doesn't make much different to me :))

A RealForce TKL would be an excellent choice - Topre, PBT keycaps (except space - get in quick on the Massdrop sale for PBT Topre keycaps if you're serious about getting a Topre keyboard: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/topre-pbt-spacebar?mode=guest_open ), dedicated function key row.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 24 July 2016, 03:06:07
:cool:Nice to geekhack

Welcome to Geekhack!
Title: Hello,I am new comer .You can call me Mason .Or Adgar
Post by: Adgar on Mon, 25 July 2016, 03:31:33
It's amazing that find such a cool website.I got to know this one from one of my friende who has been into machanical keyboard for 5 year. I think that I am very lucky for finding so much enthusiastic fans of mechanical keyboard.I hope that in next time I can learn and get more about mechanical keyboard together with you.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Tue, 26 July 2016, 06:03:13
It's amazing that find such a cool website.I got to know this one from one of my friende who has been into machanical keyboard for 5 year. I think that I am very lucky for finding so much enthusiastic fans of mechanical keyboard.I hope that in next time I can learn and get more about mechanical keyboard together with you.

Welcome to Geekhack!

I've seen your name somewhere recently.  Oh yes, in your other thread :))

Many people seem to end up here from Google searches, or linked from Reddit.

Or, as in your case, referred by a friend.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: milchek on Sun, 07 August 2016, 08:44:52
Hello, been lurking on here for the last couple of weeks drooling over many of the custom keyboards on display. I'm from Melbourne, work freelance as a dev, and have been using a mech kb only for gaming on my PC (Steelseries 6gv2 with cherry mx blacks).

Now making the jump to a mechanical for work and also starting the journey of research and reading to try and build my own. First keyboard I ever typed on was a C64 which we bought second hand when I was about 7 years old. Currently typing on a generic Mac bluetooth keyboard  :-[
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rowdy on Sun, 14 August 2016, 02:14:42
Hello, been lurking on here for the last couple of weeks drooling over many of the custom keyboards on display. I'm from Melbourne, work freelance as a dev, and have been using a mech kb only for gaming on my PC (Steelseries 6gv2 with cherry mx blacks).

Now making the jump to a mechanical for work and also starting the journey of research and reading to try and build my own. First keyboard I ever typed on was a C64 which we bought second hand when I was about 7 years old. Currently typing on a generic Mac bluetooth keyboard  :-[

Welcome to Geekhack!

I like MX blacks - a good switch for work purposes as they are not distractingly clicky, but sufficiently heavy to make typing a pleasure.

Apple make some reasonable keyboards.  I was using an Apple aluminium keyboard at home and work before I discovered modern mechanical keyboards.  I went back to mine at home when I was reinstalling OS X late last year, and I really couldn't type on it any more :))

Any ideas which keyboard you'd like to make?  Building one yourself you'll be ordering all the parts from overseas, unfortunately.  There are quite a few available locally though, but only in pre-built form.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: milchek on Tue, 16 August 2016, 22:44:59
Any ideas which keyboard you'd like to make?  Building one yourself you'll be ordering all the parts from overseas, unfortunately.  There are quite a few available locally though, but only in pre-built form.

A 60% or 65% of some kind. There have been plenty of good suggestions from the community here and on Reddit so I'm just in the process of weighing it all up. Might get something cheap and nasty to mess with first as well. 

I just received a HHKB2 from Japan and am typing on that now, then there's the Whitefox coming from Massdrop later in the year, so it's no rush on the custom for now. I even freshened up my 6Gv2 today!

I think the trickiest thing to get into will be the whole group buy artisan cap purchase scenarios. I see a lot of really nice HHKB's with custom keycaps and obviously these are limited, so I just need to keep my eyes peeled I guess.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: achooie on Sun, 21 August 2016, 15:11:56
Hello! I've been lurking on /r/mechanicalkeyboards, and I see geekhack links pretty frequently, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have a couple Leopolds, the FC900R and FC750R, and a CMStorm Quick Fire Pro. Pretty standard, boring stuff so I'm toying with the idea of a Planck, if the kits are ever on sale again.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Sun, 21 August 2016, 15:13:45
Hello! I've been lurking on /r/mechanicalkeyboards, and I see geekhack links pretty frequently, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have a couple Leopolds, the FC900R and FC750R, and a CMStorm Quick Fire Pro. Pretty standard, boring stuff so I'm toying with the idea of a Planck, if the kits are ever on sale again.

Nothing boring about those boards.
be nice to the boards.
they never did anything to you.

Welcome! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: achooie on Sun, 21 August 2016, 17:21:17
Hello! I've been lurking on /r/mechanicalkeyboards, and I see geekhack links pretty frequently, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have a couple Leopolds, the FC900R and FC750R, and a CMStorm Quick Fire Pro. Pretty standard, boring stuff so I'm toying with the idea of a Planck, if the kits are ever on sale again.

Nothing boring about those boards.
be nice to the boards.
they never did anything to you.

Welcome! :)

Oh I of course treat them with the utmost care, I just mean that it seems like everyone has an exotic <100% keyboard with layered layouts and fancy one-of-a-kind keycaps :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Sun, 21 August 2016, 19:54:52
Hello! I've been lurking on /r/mechanicalkeyboards, and I see geekhack links pretty frequently, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have a couple Leopolds, the FC900R and FC750R, and a CMStorm Quick Fire Pro. Pretty standard, boring stuff so I'm toying with the idea of a Planck, if the kits are ever on sale again.

Nothing boring about those boards.
be nice to the boards.
they never did anything to you.

Welcome! :)

Oh I of course treat them with the utmost care, I just mean that it seems like everyone has an exotic <100% keyboard with layered layouts and fancy one-of-a-kind keycaps :)


Oh, please, stop, youre getting me all sorts of excited

haha.

people like what they like, and hopefully you like what you have!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Don Snow on Sun, 21 August 2016, 21:59:35
Hello all! I found GH from r/MK. I currently own a few boards with Razer Greens, Cherry Brown and Tomorrow in the mail comes my Type- S. I cannot tell you how anxious I am to finall get my hands on my very own brand new HHKB. I'm new so don't know anyone, but as an introduction, I am open to convos regarding learning key cap terminology I'm not familliar with such as SS, DS, DSA etc... I'm also in the process of designing some new aspects of the hobby so any engineers and devs who want to hear and discuss ideas, feel free to pm me. Cheers all!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bujon on Mon, 22 August 2016, 10:41:03
Hi guys, really thankfull to be here. I am recieveng some custom boards. Hope to share it with you in shor time  :p  :thumb.


Mod edit: Removed strange (though apparently harmless) link
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 22 August 2016, 10:52:45
I would totally click that link :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: pmck on Mon, 22 August 2016, 10:54:14
Hello! I've been lurking on /r/mechanicalkeyboards, and I see geekhack links pretty frequently, so I finally decided to make an account.

I have a couple Leopolds, the FC900R and FC750R, and a CMStorm Quick Fire Pro. Pretty standard, boring stuff so I'm toying with the idea of a Planck, if the kits are ever on sale again.

Same story as me! I was on here a few years ago, and decided to start to use my account again instead of just lurking.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Mon, 22 August 2016, 13:05:04
I would totally click that link :rolleyes:

Whats wrong with that link?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 22 August 2016, 14:59:12
I would totally click that link :rolleyes:

Whats wrong with that link?

Why? Did you click/mash the link?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Wed, 24 August 2016, 13:39:53
I would totally click that link :rolleyes:

Whats wrong with that link?

Why? Did you click/mash the link?

well, nooooo
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Wed, 24 August 2016, 13:47:19
I would totally click that link :rolleyes:

Whats wrong with that link?

Why? Did you click/mash the link?

well, nooooo

aight
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zikkurat on Sun, 11 September 2016, 03:04:28
Filco104, Leopold87, HHKB, CHERRY
Title: Re: strattera - strattera price without insurance
Post by: Moistgun on Sat, 17 September 2016, 09:26:31
SNIP


Maybe a Mod should remove this?

IDK if this is the best place to sell knockoff prescription drugs?

Mod Edit: Removed spam.
Title: Re: strattera - strattera price without insurance
Post by: infiniti on Sun, 18 September 2016, 05:27:10
SNIP


Maybe a Mod should remove this?

IDK if this is the best place to sell knockoff prescription drugs?

Mod Edit: Removed spam.

Thanks for pointing that out! :thumb:

P.S. Hit the "Report to moderator" link next time for a quicker reponse.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Moistgun on Sun, 18 September 2016, 07:14:25
SNIP


Maybe a Mod should remove this?

IDK if this is the best place to sell knockoff prescription drugs?

Mod Edit: Removed spam.

Thanks for pointing that out! :thumb:

P.S. Hit the "Report to moderator" link next time for a quicker reponse.
Whoops! Thanks

Will do next time! Mobile still confuses me sometimes
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Zettaireido on Mon, 19 September 2016, 17:15:51
Hey there folkses...i am new to the custom KB community, but i have years of working on machines all the way from diesel trucks down to two stroke moped motors. If'n there are any questions for me, then you peoples should drop me a PM. Later!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Mon, 19 September 2016, 17:34:15
Hey there folkses...i am new to the custom KB community, but i have years of working on machines all the way from diesel trucks down to two stroke moped motors. If'n there are any questions for me, then you peoples should drop me a PM. Later!

Post 666! What does he or she win?! And welcome! Another future YouTuber?! :eek:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: WawiKirsinger on Mon, 26 September 2016, 02:06:57
Hi!

i´m new!  :D and this if my first post... so i want to make my very own first keyboard from scratch i already have somthing in mind and make my own layout at KLE (image below from imgur) and i wanted to ask if someone can help me and make the PCB for this layout or teach me how tu do it using KiCAD or EAGLE the one that is more easy to use for noobs  :)

so thats it
thanks a lot to all


(http://imgur.com/suTp6Mk)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sat, 08 October 2016, 14:24:30
Hi!

i´m new!  :D and this if my first post... so i want to make my very own first keyboard from scratch i already have somthing in mind and make my own layout at KLE (image below from imgur) and i wanted to ask if someone can help me and make the PCB for this layout or teach me how tu do it using KiCAD or EAGLE the one that is more easy to use for noobs  :)

so thats it
thanks a lot to all


Show Image
(http://imgur.com/suTp6Mk.jpg)


Welcome!

You are going to want to go to the making stuff together subforum. They are your best area to gather information. I just want to warn you though that sourcing a key cap set for your designed board will be tough.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Venku on Sun, 16 October 2016, 00:15:07
Hi everyone.

New guy here. Been lurking /r/mechanicalkeyboards and infrequently visiting here for a while. Currently have a Corsair K60, but I've got a blank Leopold FC660M in browns on the way. Sort of being tempted by keysets now...

Cheers,
Venku
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: guangyu on Sun, 16 October 2016, 04:08:52
Hello all fellow members .Its guang Yu Market heady for Yucha Electronics (http://www.joga-pcba.com ) , a leading PCB Manufacturer in China
Looking forward to participate in forum discussion .
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: infiniti on Sun, 16 October 2016, 08:10:41
Hi everyone.

New guy here. Been lurking /r/mechanicalkeyboards and infrequently visiting here for a while. Currently have a Corsair K60, but I've got a blank Leopold FC660M in browns on the way. Sort of being tempted by keysets now...

Cheers,
Venku

Welcome to Geekhack!  Temptation leads to WalletHack (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0)! :p


== == == == ==


Hello all fellow members .Its guang Yu Market heady for Yucha Electronics (http://www.joga-pcba.com ) , a leading PCB Manufacturer in China
Looking forward to participate in forum discussion .

Welcome to GH!  I've sent you a PM regarding vendor participation on the forum.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DanB on Sun, 16 October 2016, 19:50:58
Hi all
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Flapjack on Thu, 27 October 2016, 07:18:14
Heya!

I just joined this community after lurking around r/mechanicalkeyboards and geekhack for a while now, and i'm so happy i did! I'm not like the others spending hella money on keyboards and keycaps (yet), mainly because stuff isn't available where i live (and man do i want to). I got a modest Magicforce 68 with CherryMX Browns and i'm loving it so far. I hope one day ill be able to afford my end-game Topre keyboard, but that's a long way off. My dream artistan is the FUGU because who doesn't love cute little fish caps.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Viezo on Fri, 28 October 2016, 04:02:50
Hello guys, new member here.
I just join this forum after lurking more than 2 months I quess.
My first board is BlackWidow Ultimate T1 2012.
From that time, I knew the difference between rubber dome switch and mechanical switch.
After that I switch to Leopold FC700R MX Brown then to Filco Majestouch 2 MX Brown then to Poker 2 MX Red then to Filco Majestouch 2 MX Blue. I finally satisfied with hhkb pro 2.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sleepysheep on Mon, 31 October 2016, 14:00:34
Wow, I have no idea there are that many crazy souls out there, I thought I was just a nutjob.

Anyway, I'm sleepysheep and I've been a keyboard enthusiast for about 2 decades now. I collect IBM/Lexmark and Apple keyboards for fun, some of them I use on a daily basis. I can post pictures once I'm done moving, but some of what I have in storage:

Apple Enhanced Keyboard with adb->usb adaptor
First Gen iMac Apple USB compact keyboard
Lexmark M15 with optional numeric keypad
IBM M15 without numeric keypad
IBM F XT

RD parts for novelty value:
IBM M4-1 (water damaged, awaiting repair)
IBM SK-8840 UltraNav USB

Previous keyboards:
IBM M2 (destroyed)

My daily driver is a Lexmark M13. I bought a CM Storm with Cherry MX Green switches to try but ultimately went back to the M13.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: apfrancia on Thu, 10 November 2016, 19:28:38
New member here!
I'm very new to this hobby. I started about a month ago!I've been lurking around the internet about keyboards since college but never had the money to buy myself one. Now that I have a job, this was bound to happen.I got the TADA68 as my first keyboard. And then I bought an AMJ40  2 weeks later :'(


It's happening guys... my wallet is dying.  :))
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: valiant on Mon, 14 November 2016, 12:13:26
New member here.

Mac user trying to get more choices for Mac users - nearly everything in mechanical keyboard world assumes Windows keycaps with no options for Macs, and kludgy software workarounds for compatibility.

Currently have:
* daskeyboard Pro with Datamancer Tall Deco keycaps custom'd for Mac [Cherry MX Blue]
* Matias Mini Tactile Pro Mac [Matias Click]
* Magicforce 68-key mini keyboard with typewriter keys from Massdrop [Gateron Clear]
* Apple Extended Keyboard (the "Dreadnought") [Alps]
* Many non-mechanical keyboards
.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Trashk1ng on Fri, 18 November 2016, 13:17:17
Hello GeekHack! I am very excited to be a part of the community! I have a pok3r with granite keys, and Cherry MX-Browns, soon, to have an Access-IS 15x8 as well with Cherry MX-Blacks!

If there is a thread for big ass keyboards point me in the right direction!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Belgarath on Thu, 24 November 2016, 04:10:43
Here's another new 'kid' on the block, although I'm afraid I will not do a lot of collecting when it comes to Keyboards - got myself 2 Infinity ErgoDox Kits (one for work, one for home) and can't see the need for changing anything from here on. Decided to go with MX Browns and they feel spot on, the only thing missing for keyboard-heaven for me is a fitting keycap-set for my (german) layout ... not that I need it for every day typing, but the second additional layer is something I need infrequently enouth to not remember the layout.

Also any admin who has to do stuff directly on my computer at work is completely at a loss - unknown layout and blank keycaps are not exactly the basis you prefer when typing the admin-password ...  ;)

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: superpiya on Wed, 07 December 2016, 00:31:23
Hi all ! I'm new  :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: albin on Wed, 14 December 2016, 08:08:13
hi, really new to the mech keyboard world. Been into chiclet keyboard for most of my adulthood life. Previously tried my friend's Razer Anansi and blackwidow but somehow didn't like it at all until I tried my friend's logitech g910.

Now I'm using a Fuhlen SM680R and pretty quite like it. I would like to explore this mech keyboards more and end up in GH. Hi all!!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rabbitfire on Thu, 22 December 2016, 11:18:01
anyone know how posts are counted? some of my posts are counted, most of them are not. Thank you!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: nickheller on Thu, 22 December 2016, 11:20:46
I think posts in the classifieds, artisan services, and off topic sections are not counted.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DALExSNAIL on Thu, 22 December 2016, 12:08:48
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Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: rabbitfire on Tue, 27 December 2016, 10:07:34
I think posts in the classifieds, artisan services, and off topic sections are not counted.

thanks man!  :thumb:

One more question. Do you know how to add image to my post? (not using attached file option, I found "insert image" but not sure how to use it)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ChitownM2 on Tue, 27 December 2016, 20:27:47
just out of curiousity, will the "verification" requirement to make a post disappear after so many days or a # of posts? Or is this a permanent feature of the forum to send spammers elsewhere?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 27 December 2016, 20:43:47
I think posts in the classifieds, artisan services, and off topic sections are not counted.

thanks man!  :thumb:

One more question. Do you know how to add image to my post? (not using attached file option, I found "insert image" but not sure how to use it)
All you need is a direct link to an image and use bbcode around the link to insert it into a post. The forum also has an attachment option.

just out of curiousity, will the "verification" requirement to make a post disappear after so many days or a # of posts? Or is this a permanent feature of the forum to send spammers elsewhere?
Which verification are you talking about?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ChitownM2 on Thu, 29 December 2016, 10:27:34

Which verification are you talking about?

Having to type in the letters from the the difficult to read box and then answering the question about the serial bus.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Thu, 29 December 2016, 11:35:27

Which verification are you talking about?

Having to type in the letters from the the difficult to read box and then answering the question about the serial bus.
I'm not familiar with that. I assume it would go away pretty quick, I can't say I recall ever seeing that.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: dgneo on Thu, 29 December 2016, 11:39:36
I think posts in the classifieds, artisan services, and off topic sections are not counted.

thanks man!  :thumb:

One more question. Do you know how to add image to my post? (not using attached file option, I found "insert image" but not sure how to use it)

Upload your image to an image hosting site such as imgur.com, then use (http://IMAGEURLHERE)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ChitownM2 on Thu, 29 December 2016, 22:43:32

Which verification are you talking about?

Having to type in the letters from the the difficult to read box and then answering the question about the serial bus.
I'm not familiar with that. I assume it would go away pretty quick, I can't say I recall ever seeing that.

Looks like it went away after post #5. Just took me a few daysto get there since posts here and several other places don't count.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ilmari on Fri, 30 December 2016, 10:18:34
Hi All

New member, newer have had any mechanical keyboards before but they've always been in interest, just got my hands on couple of vintage mechanical keyboards and going to start an Atreus project from the ALPS switches salvaged from the other keyboard.

ACER KB-102AS (SKCM Blue ALPS)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/1lmari/KBD/Acer_1_zpsdzzx1we3.jpg)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/1lmari/KBD/Acer_2_zpsppo0cobf.jpg)

Silitek SK-8802B-2S (Vintage Cherry Blues)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/1lmari/KBD/Silitek_1_zps6svdz3fp.jpg)
(http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j435/1lmari/KBD/Silitek_2_zpscawl4ayl.jpg)



Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: trenzafeeds on Thu, 05 January 2017, 05:41:27
comment on demik's flatulence

 :-[ i cri evry time
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: swangful on Sun, 15 January 2017, 19:24:50
Why is my post count stuck at 1? D:

Also will I have to enter a captcha everytime I post?
I activated my account already :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: deductivemonkee on Sun, 15 January 2017, 19:54:28
Why is my post count stuck at 1? D:

Also will I have to enter a captcha everytime I post?
I activated my account already :D

Welcome! You shouldn't have to enter captcha, and your post count is at 1 still because you have been posting to boards that don't add to it.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: swangful on Sun, 15 January 2017, 20:26:50
Why is my post count stuck at 1? D:

Also will I have to enter a captcha everytime I post?
I activated my account already :D

Welcome! You shouldn't have to enter captcha, and your post count is at 1 still because you have been posting to boards that don't add to it.

Ahh okay, I didn't know that. It still has me enter captcha verification everytime I want to post...as well as answer the question "A popular serial bus for keyboard connectivity:"

Any idea what im doing wrong?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Koatl on Tue, 31 January 2017, 00:25:54
Hello all. Doing my civic duty and posting an introduction here.

So Cal kid with longtime love for mechanical keyboards. For 10 years now I've had a hobby of transcription for live and recorded storytellings and lectures from speakers of a few Native American traditions. I found out in about 2009 that I need a good keyboard, and quite a few years later I learned about mechanicals. Since then I've owned and worn to death a KB Talking Pro with black print on black keys, MX reds with red silencing rings on each key. Moved from that to a Filco 67 key with lots of cool/fun function keys. For a few months now my favorite person in the world, my cousin fatpolomanjr (he's out there, lurking) has been into artisans. He introduced me to them, this forum, the mechmarket subreddit and lots and lots of cool info about this amazing community and art (he's also sold a few things and has been lucky enough to get his hands on a good collection of artisans). Oddly enough, just yesterday I was telling him I want to buy an ErgoDox EZ, but I want some bright/neon pink and blue keys to go with my recent obsession of Hyper Light Drifter and longtime obsession with synthwave music and everything neo-80's. He then found the Laser GMK massdrop MiTo is putting out; perfect timing! So I hope to get down on that. I decided to make an account here and hop on the artisan bandwagon for two specific reasons: Bro's Nebulus v2 and whatever the hell these Fugu's by ETF would be called (especially the pink spiked/eyed one): (http://imgur.com/ANlQli2.jpg)

I really want to slap some zealio's on to a ErgoDox, but it sounds like it would require a lot more soldering than I'm capable of (none). Even if I go through Profet and his lovely work. So I'll have to settle for some Gateron browns unfortunately. But with the Laser GMK key set, a Nebulus v2 and one of those Fugu's, I'd be a happy camper. I know it's going to be a long project though, so yeah, I'm in here for the long run. While I'm super tempted to just stalk and buy a Nebulus and one of those Fugu's aftermarket (at ridiculous cost), I'd rather just buy into some raffles, hopefully win, and trade my way up to those bad boys. Seems like it would be better for the artists and the community, and more fun in general.

Well that's it for me. I'm very glad to be here. If anyone knows what those specific Fugu's are called, or just have any advice for me, I'd really appreciate the info.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Tue, 31 January 2017, 04:17:57
Those Fugus with the magenta/cyan eyes.. My god! :eek:

Welcome :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: En_Ex on Wed, 01 February 2017, 18:33:48
A few days ago, I bought a Realforce 87u 55g.

There's no going back now. Also hi.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sy1375 on Wed, 01 February 2017, 18:46:52
Hello,

I am glad that I joined this website. As a newbie in keyboard world I need your help to give me some guidance for my keyboard. I have a mechanical keyboard and I want to change the keycaps so I can use dvorak layout. I searched and I find out only DSA keycaps can help me. I was wondering if you could give some more ideas and where I can buy them. Thank you very much
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sa_penguin on Sun, 05 February 2017, 04:23:32
Hi, new member here. Still bemused at how a simple quest has become an expensive ongoing problem.

I started with a Raspberry Pi. Aren't they wonderful? And so cheap! So, of course I have bought one. And Beaglebones, Teensy (assorted versions), etc...
Spread all around the house, and friends houses, doing assorted automated magic.
Unfortunately, every now and then, one needs a quick update. Or code needs to be edited. And I'm facing the prospect of either transplanting a functional device, or bringing several thousand dollars worth of laptop into the garden to debug a sprinkler irrigation system.

What I need is: a dumb terminal. Cheaper than a laptop, and smaller too. Should be simple, right? Look at all these 60% keyboards. Heck, there are web pages where they use disgustingly tiny keyboard / screen combinations: a basic 60% layout should be cheap and easy to find, right?

That was a while back. I'm still debating whether to build my own, or just buy something. The idea of sacrificing another Teensy, in order to build something that talks to a Teensy, seems... incestuous. However, it gives me more options when it comes to the second half of my design issues - an appropriate screen.

I'm currently looking at ultra-widescreen designs, around 10 - 12 inch. Screens of this size come INCREDIBLY close to matching the dimensions of a 60% keyboard.
I'm curious: has anyone else matched an ultra-widescreen LCD to a 60% keyboard, to make a small terminal?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: xrispies on Fri, 10 February 2017, 12:54:41
Haro, xrispies here. I've graduated from a K70 (MX Reds) to a diverge II (MX Browns) and am now aspiring to build a Planck with 67g Zealios. Eagerly awaiting the massdrop GB for Planck components and resisting the urge to buy direct because zealios r5 gb is going to take a while anyway.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: lasermild on Sun, 12 February 2017, 13:47:57
Happy to join here.
Looking forward to getting custom keyboard to be paired with mito xda keycap.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: clmntyne on Wed, 22 February 2017, 08:44:28
Hi, glad to become a member and happy I found this very informative and addictive site.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: XyberYogi on Sun, 26 February 2017, 21:31:52
Hello everyone! Glad to be part of this community. I discovered this website while researching about Topre keyboards, I want to get my hands on one and after reading several posts here, I ended up buying the REALFORCE RGB, I should be receiving it tomorrow. Additionally, I would like to mod it (hyperspere and keycaps) - Also, I ended up signing for Massdrop to get the GMK Plum keycaps. Now I am also looking into replacing the USB cable with Pexon Realforce cable! I have a feeling that I will be spending a lot of time on Geekhack! Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: teeseeuu on Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:03:04
Finally decided to join after a lengthy lurking period. Looking forward to learning a lot more.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: justforfun on Fri, 03 March 2017, 01:01:05
Hi all,

I'm new here. I'm a web/mobile app developer, I use apple wireless keyboard and built-in keyboard in my mbp everyday - I mean, everyday. I don't work using emacs or vim, unless accessing ssh, I do my work with Sublime Text (and xcode and android studio) and occasionally iA Writer.

Yesterday I took the plunge and ordered Magic Force 68 with Cherry MX White Switch (was afraid to live without arrow keys) and even before the goods arrive I am considering to return it and have a pok3r instead, telling myself to try living without arrow keys.

Anybody walked this path before?

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ashwinv11 on Fri, 03 March 2017, 01:51:31
Hey ya'll! Came from /r/mechanicalkeyboards and now I'm deep into this hobby. I have a TX-75 with 78g Zealios at the office, it's such a joy to type on :) Looking forward to going deeper into this community!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: d_stilgar on Sat, 04 March 2017, 01:11:28
I hail from /r/mechanicalkeyboards after some people organizing a Philly meetup were alerted of KeyCon's location this year. I'm joining geekhack to hopefully contribute to KeyCon since I live in Philly and think it would be fun.

I have a Varmilo VB87M w/ Gateron Clears.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: XyberYogi on Sun, 05 March 2017, 00:10:14
Here is my first attempt to disassemble, silencing and lubing my new REALFORCE RGB and HHKB PRO 2!


Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Averrin on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:53:49
Hi, im another reddit user=)

Now i has two Microsoft Sculpt. Its nice, but i want something… more geeky.
Im waiting for Ultimate Hacking Keyboard. It was delayed for two month 3 times. A couple days ago i ordered Ergodox DIY kit.
So, you see, i love ergonomic boards without backlights.

And some pics here:

(http://i.imgur.com/lkax1ZL.jpg) → (http://i.imgur.com/ekLEFs3.png)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Valzaan on Thu, 06 April 2017, 14:27:50
Hi all, I have been lurking for a little while and figured I should introduce myself.  I learned about mechanical keyboards a few years ago but did not realize how deep the rabbit hole went until a couple of months ago when I was introduced to Massdrop.  My first mechanical was a K95 RGB and I recently bought a Majestouch 2 in white, both with Cherry browns.  I love the custom keycaps and I look forward to starting a collection of those in the future.  At the moment I am trying to learn about all of the different switches, keycap styles, and layouts.  I am also interested in buying a 60% or 65% board to use at work.  I am leaning towards a Pok3r or White Fox at the moment.  I want something that I can swap the keycaps on as well so I think I am going to stick with Cherry switches instead of going with Topre. I look forward to join in on some chats in the future, see ya then!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Zip68 on Sat, 15 April 2017, 23:12:29
Hello all, I've known about mechanical keyboards for ever,just never really gave them a second thought. Now that I've I can't stop buying things mech keyboard related. Within a month and a half or so I've purchased a CM Pro L(MX RD's),Drevo Gramr 84(Zorro BN's) and a Drevo Excalibur(MX BN's). Plus several keycaps sets from ducky ABS to double-shot PBT,specialty keys both ABS & aluminum. At anyrate I plan to purchase either the Leopold FC660M or the KBD75 soon. The 65% to 75% layout is where its at for me right now anyway. I look forward to learning with and from you guys.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ingeniousmonkey on Mon, 17 April 2017, 04:48:34
Glad to come here. Hi, everyone
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Molly on Mon, 17 April 2017, 22:06:49
I need to buy more keybaords to follow your step.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: digisax on Wed, 19 April 2017, 21:07:32
I finally decided to build my own board, so now I'm here. Hello
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: feargambit on Fri, 21 April 2017, 16:26:04
New to the keyboarding world. Have some co workers that have pulled me into this massive world of keyboards and caps. Looking forward to learning more. 
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: engra on Sat, 22 April 2017, 11:59:45
Hi! Just joined, only have 2 keyboards atm with a few artisan caps but i hope to join the mighty ranks with you folks!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Shinieruu on Thu, 25 May 2017, 12:37:00
Hi there! I have been using mechanical keyboards for a few years and now i'm here. I like clicky and compact keyboards. c:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: digisax on Thu, 25 May 2017, 22:56:29
Hi there! I have been using mechanical keyboards for a few years and now i'm here. I like clicky and compact keyboards. c:

If you like clicky you should look into Gatistotle (Gaterons housing, spring, and leaf, Aristotly stem) switches and clicky blue Alps, both are really really good.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Shinieruu on Mon, 29 May 2017, 17:09:05
I've heard about them, it's interesting to buy a keyboard to try out. Thanks for advice.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: hernianrunner on Sat, 17 June 2017, 21:30:09
I joined a new one.
Don't eat me.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Nizkeyboard on Wed, 05 July 2017, 21:48:15
haha,so happy to join the big family about the keyboard.
I am ready to spend my money to get more good keyboard,also want to sell our Plum keyboard,because that's a good keyboard I am using,haha.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Frankly on Thu, 13 July 2017, 20:37:35
Hi everyone I am Frankly and working for a company developing applications called http://appnaz.com and i have been managed for a page: http://faceappapk.online/ Nice ot meet you and i expect you will help me in this forum !!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Ali-Pacha on Sun, 23 July 2017, 15:37:34
Hi, new here, entering the world of mechanical keyboards  ;D
Corsair K70 Mx Brown, did a good job despite 2-3 keys pinging, now sold
Varmilo VA109M (MX Clear) with structural ringing issues...I'll post more on the right section ;)
Ducky Channel One (PBT / MX Brown) perfectly working
Beginning a collection...maybe !

Ali
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: TheGreatInty on Tue, 25 July 2017, 03:56:57
Hi all,

I just got my first board off  /r/mechmarket.  It is a leopold with brown switches.  I hopefully will learn more and want to build my own one day. 

Inty
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: glack23 on Fri, 28 July 2017, 03:23:13
new member, was more active on reddit. got my first board whitefox ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Nix on Sat, 29 July 2017, 01:35:04
Hello everyone, been lurking on the forum for a year or more, just recently decided to make an account and start contributing.

Hoping to start making some artisans for you guys soon as well, love the mix of science and art it has.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: derparoni_and_cheese on Thu, 03 August 2017, 11:11:37
Thanks for the welcome info, been a member of reddits MM scene for about three years so I know how expensive this darn hobby can be, but it's also a very great group to be a part of!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Bastimret on Thu, 03 August 2017, 11:25:12
Hello there everyone!  I am a mech keyboard noob but have wanted one for a long time and after my recent office overhaul I decided to treat myself.  Bought a sweet WhiteFox with Zealios and SIPed LEDs off the MechMarket and it should be here Friday!  So now I'm on here reading up on tech and stalking Artisan and cool keyset GB threads.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: beerafffe1 on Thu, 03 August 2017, 17:14:51
I got my first Mech Keyboard a month ago, three keyboards and numerous other stuff later I have decided to join the mothership. Just in time to build my first board. Happy to be on board(I am considering this is clever)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Bits on Tue, 08 August 2017, 15:54:05
Hey all, pretty new myself. Mainly came here for the delicious etf sales and to keep up on some of my fav artisan makers ;)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: AnyKeyboard on Wed, 23 August 2017, 03:14:39
Hi All,

I'm new to this forum. Feel good to know a place to talk about keyboards.

Currently have a total of 7 keyboards (mech & membrane)  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: mjcr on Mon, 11 September 2017, 18:50:54
Hi All,

Very new to mechanical keyboards, but excited to learn more. I'm an editor writer and have no technical skills, but recently got into typewriters, then bought a Freewrite which (seems) to have a great mechanical keyboard. Now shopping for a mechanical keyboard for writing/typing on my Mac, as the Bluetooth Apple keyboard is driving me bonkers. I've just bought a second hand Apple A1048 to tide me over, but I don't need the number pad. Any advice on a where to get the best wired UK layout mechanical, off the shelf or custom, will be greatly received!

Cheers!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: OKpng on Wed, 13 September 2017, 04:10:17
Hey there!

Really excited to be a part of this community-  Mainly here to spot good keycap designs to grab in the future!

I currently own two MKBs, The CoolerMaster Masterkeys Pro S and a Varmilo VB87M, both in Cherry MX Blues.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Satanarchist on Mon, 16 October 2017, 10:32:41
Hello all! Just got my first board (Tada 68) and I'm sure it'll be a first of many. Happy to be a part of this community and love all the keycaps and photos you guys have going!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Winterbeast on Sun, 22 October 2017, 00:40:23
Hello.
I was recommended to this board after seeing a guy I know do a custom keyboard. He calls his a Zo64, and he is a mac user. I am a wintel user, so I will want one for non-mac style of computer. I also will want advice to make a keyboard for a Raspberry Pi, as I have just become aware of some of the things that can be done with them, the leading example there being a wear on your wrist appointment reminder. I imagine a small keyboard for such a thing would lead to a wearable tablet style computer. I hope I am in the right place for all this, My first keyboard was a Focus 2001, I miss it and would love another one....
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bminhz on Sun, 22 October 2017, 19:21:05
Hi all,
I got hooked on mechanical keyboards after seeing a video of whitefox keyboard on YouTube and since then I have never looked back. I signed up here with hopes to get some kickass boards and keysets.

When I finally got a grab of the awesome M65-a I knew this would be a place for me to be
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: nativejibroney22 on Thu, 02 November 2017, 22:15:25
Hello everyone!
Not really new, been on r/mk for over a year now but I have only really been on here for the artisan stuff. Maybe will start to understand this site more!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ste_c on Fri, 03 November 2017, 19:39:26
Hi. I’m Ste obviously. Bought my first mech keyboard earlier in the year off Amazon (Poker 3) and have been desperate to get some custom caps for it. Somehow keep missing the full sets on Massdrip which seem to go ultra fast. Hoping by joining this community I’ll get a chance at landing a sweet set and also get more into Mech keyboards.

Thanks for having me here.
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Post by: gak1234 on Sat, 04 November 2017, 22:35:18
[pwnd by Massdrop]
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: lorento on Sun, 05 November 2017, 23:57:04
hello everybody, i'm a new member of geehack, i'm a keycaps artisan from The Eye Key, i wish to bring the satisfaction to the keycaps players... :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SLAMURAI on Mon, 13 November 2017, 20:12:46
I have been building custom PCs for a living for over 17 years, so over that time i have bought a lot of keyboards. Currently I own two CMStorm QuickFire TK keyboards, one with cherry browns and white LEDs and one with Cherry reds and red LEDs. I aslo own an original Corasir Vengeance K70 natural silver with reds, a Corsair K95 with Cherry blues , Corsair K70 RGB with Cherry reds and a Corsair K65 LUX RGB with reds. Plus they all have custom key caps. I have found that I really like Cherry blacks and or Gateron blacks and 60% keybaords, so I decided to build my own. I have been coming to this site for years and finally decided to join. I have always loved custom keyboards but thought they were a little on the expensive side, then I realized I've spent over a $1000 on keyboards trying to find the one right for me. I can hardly wait to build my first 60%!! :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: OverkillRed on Mon, 27 November 2017, 03:06:11
Hey all!

Just got back into the world of PC and now the world of mechanical keyboards!
Just went from MX to Topre and I'm loving it!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Corgiattackkk on Tue, 05 December 2017, 18:33:25
Hey all! I was a long time lurker on /r/mechanicalkeyboards and typically browsed via iPad. I have to admit, I purchased my custom (and first) mechanical keyboard before I ordered my desktop computer. So far, I've purchased a 22mini.b from winkeyless, a custom cable from zapp! cables, and 5 artisans. Didn't know what I signed myself up for but I'm excited for the journey.  ;D Also, joined geekhack to see all the sweet artisan announcements.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Birchall on Tue, 26 December 2017, 04:41:11
After using this site for about a year, gleaning info and resources from all you champion folk, I have decided to commit and join  ;D

Hello everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Winterheim on Wed, 27 December 2017, 01:40:59
Winterheim here. Been lurking for most of my stay here but been using mechanical keyboards consistently for some time now but never really bother to go deep until I joined these communities.

After several keyboard changes (currently on a 78-key custom layout), 7 artisans (which I hope will not grow further for the sake of my wallet and sanity), I'm saying to everyone.

I've got a custom Tada68 coming to satisfy my Zealio cravings and we'll see if I can cycle out my current keyboard for a different layer to keep the "Rule of Two".
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Ale ლ(ಠ෴ಠლ) on Sun, 04 February 2018, 08:44:00
Hi!, I was here like a year ago but I doesn't post anything at all so here's my introduction. Nowadays I have 5 mechanical keyboards (tomorrow arrives the first of the year) and I really love everything related with this "world", my family and my friends really think that I'm a little mad with all of this cause I've spent a good amount of money and time on all of them. The keyboards that I have are not super-special or something like that; IBM M (ISO Spanish layout), Logitech G710+, Razer Blackwidow Chroma, Logitech 810 Orion Spectrum and the last one Tada68 (incoming). All the keyboards that I have goes with ISO cause it's the common layout on Spain; iso 105 to be clear except the tada68 that goes with the British layout
 


sorry if I make any mistake but I'm not acclimated to write post in English ^^'
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: phorx on Wed, 07 February 2018, 10:35:38
Hello everyone,

I've been using a Leopold FC200RT TKL with Cherry browns for several years and decided it's time to try my hand at building my own TKL or 75% keeb.  Lots to learn ( and spend ), but so far this community has been great!

Phorx
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: zhiyuaneer on Fri, 09 February 2018, 08:02:46
get the free :D :D :D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: E_rik on Tue, 13 February 2018, 08:24:31
After lurking around here, I finally decided to start building my own keyboard. Hello to you all!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ayamterbang on Thu, 15 February 2018, 03:54:01
Hi Everyone, new member from the capital of ID.
Need to learn many things from the expert around the globe in this forum.
 :thumb:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: the_fascist on Sun, 25 February 2018, 21:49:03
I was wondering why I couldn't post in the classifieds.

I'm the_fascist, I'm a topre boy.  I spent months buying all sorts of keyboards and settled on 2 FC660Cs, now I'm in the artisan game.  Mostly active over on /r/mm.

here's my ferret to break the ice: https://i.imgur.com/NnLz13W.jpg
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: sokhibon on Sun, 04 March 2018, 21:55:26
New to the mechanical keyboard world.

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: BinaryDigit on Mon, 02 April 2018, 09:36:33
HELLO! I'm Liz from NYC. I have Ducky Shine 3, and want to customize my first keyboard. Came here to get more info and such. Nice to meet you all  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: logiauser on Mon, 02 April 2018, 15:27:31
Hi everyone.

I've been lurking here for a while and finally decided to make an account.

My first decent keyboard was a Das Keyboard (Cherry MX brown) but I found that the long key travel didn't help with my knuckle pain (probably tendinitis in my knuckles). I transitioned to a Cherry G85 (Stream XT) which is a scissor switch keyboard. It's helped but I'm currently looking for another scissor switch keyboard with with a lower activation force (less than 50cN). Haven't had much luck, unfortunately :(

Nice to meet you all.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Lormania on Sun, 15 April 2018, 20:36:49
Hi!

I am new to keebs. Mainly lurking in the r/mk and r/mm. I can already tell this will take over my life, looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: KawabataLuis on Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:20:37
Hi there!

My name is Luis and I am from Brazil!
Got really into keebs not too long ago and am loving this community!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: r00t4bl3 on Mon, 16 April 2018, 21:02:01
Hello,

I've seen some Youtube videos and read some articles about the greatness of mechanical keyboards. I didn't believe it so I decided to get one last week. My first keyboard is iKBC KD87 TKL with brown switches. After a week usage I know that what they say is real.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DrJPMM on Sat, 21 April 2018, 18:33:51
Hi all,

Long time lurker finally made an account on here.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: JP on Sun, 22 April 2018, 01:12:52
Hi all,

Long time lurker finally made an account on here.

Welcome Dr. JP
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: csmertx on Sun, 22 April 2018, 08:57:04
Hi all,

Long time lurker finally made an account on here.

Welcome Dr. JP

  :cool:
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: KaidaT on Mon, 23 April 2018, 03:34:05
I used the same $30 membrane keyboard for years. I saw a picture of a beautiful keyboard setup a couple of montha ago and got hooked immediately.I recently picked up a Masterkeys Pro L with RGB/brown Mx switches. I absolutely love it!! Since I'm essentially a newbie to keyboards, I figured I should stop lurking and try to get involved.

I'm a writer and illuatrator, so trading my wallet and sore wrists for a sweet keeb was a no brainer, haha. Nice to meet you all!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: moosh223 on Mon, 30 April 2018, 12:47:10
Poor college student introduced to mechanical switches through razer (before they made their own switches standard).

65% is my dream

Still super new and have no idea what i want but the minute i have the money, itll be gone.

Teach me the ways xD
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Cheeks on Fri, 04 May 2018, 08:37:10
Glad to finally get into the keyboard world! I have a bad habit of collecting things, when I get one I get like 20. So obviously I will start my new obsession very soon. Currently typing on Consair Strafe RGB ( I know I know but don't worry, I'm only testing to see if I like the silent reds, this puppy is going back to Best Buy no worries!) but my Leopold FC900R two tone white with Cherry MX Red is in the mail and so close I can almost taste it!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: AaronBibby on Thu, 10 May 2018, 11:14:44
Hi, everyone! Newbie here. I'm glad to have found this great online keyboard community. I'm hoping to learn more and have fun with the other members here. Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: kebodo on Thu, 10 May 2018, 13:31:13
more keebs, pls
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: ClickityClock on Fri, 25 May 2018, 17:12:58
First off, welcome to the world of keyboards. There are two things you will discover quite shortly about keyboards and keyboarding related accessories: first, they are a moneypit. Your money? all gone. Second, they are awesome; you will be poor but happy.

OK, LOGISTICS: you are currently a New Member. That means you can view nearly all of the forums, and post replies, including attachments and videos, in every forum. There are a couple forums you can't see, but no worries, they're a bit like spamalot; they are silly places where only silly things are done. At some point (currently 50 100 60 posts, but subject to change without notice), you will join the ranks of the Full Members, soldiers of fortune who are allowed to submit NEW topics to the classifieds and group buy forums.

TL;DR YOU NEED AT LEAST 25 POSTS AND 60 DAYS OF MEMBERSHIP TO POST NEW TOPICS IN CLASSIFIEDS & GROUP BUYS  :-*

HOWEVER: do not think that you should simply spam your way up the clacker ladder. Your keyboard, as you will soon learn, is a refined tool only meant for the purest of thoughts. If ye spam, we will delete. Instead, have fun, ask questions, comment on demik's flatulence, etc. in short, LURK LESS! we welcome your input.

SO THEN: Welcome to geekhack! Have fun clacking! (and sorry about your wallet :D)

P.S. WalletHack is REAL, read more about it here: Unhacking the wallet in 2015 - confessions of an addict (warning: long) (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67980.0)

Well damn! Had I known about these rules I would have created an account sooner. I just got into mechanical keyboarding a couple months ago and embarrassed to admit how many keyboards and how much money I've already spent.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: nyihtway81 on Tue, 05 June 2018, 01:21:20
Hello geeks,

Greeting from Singapore. I'm recently interested in mechanical keyboards and bought a pre-built Magicforce 108 keys keyboard. Even though it is quite good, I'm never satisfied and it also not suited to my pc's theme. So, I turned into DIY solution. I found this forum and look forward to learn tips and tricks from u guys and build my custom keyboard.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Deephouse_jedi on Thu, 07 June 2018, 14:26:55
Hey Everyone!!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: PoochZag on Mon, 11 June 2018, 12:08:05
Hello,

I've had a Ducky full sized board with mx Browns for many years, but didn't start trying new things and getting to this as a "hobby" until this year, so decided to finally sign up.

I have joined a group buy for keycaps, and am about to build my first board, a TADA68, so things are moving fast!

I really appreciate the wealth of information here
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: DormantLemon on Mon, 11 June 2018, 16:22:41
Hi everyone. Been registered coming on 2 years, been holding my VE.A close to my heart ever since
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: bigapplepietart on Tue, 12 June 2018, 19:26:36
Hello everyone! I joined this forum but haven't posted much.

My journey with keyboards began with a Razor Blackwidow Ultimate with Blues. I then sold that and used rubber domes for a while (big mistake) and last summer, I purchased a Leopold FC660M with Blues. I sold that to fund two new boards.

I'm currently putting together a KBDFans 8x TKL kit with Vintage Blacks (Spring Swapped to 62g Gold Springs), topped with GMK Honeywell and a matching cable and a GH60 rev. C with 62g lubed ergo clears with OG WoB Cherry caps.

I can't yet post on the classifieds, but I am searching for an OG Red Cherry Esc key if anyone knows where I can find one.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Acmak on Fri, 22 June 2018, 06:08:01
Hi guys! Trying to type this on my newly acquired Kinesis Advantage Pro! Geekhack has been a motivating factor in the decicion to get one.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: thecoolnerd on Sat, 30 June 2018, 13:45:10
Hi!! I'm new!

I've decided I want to build my first board. It started out that I was only needing one board (for my home office) but now I have decided that I require a minimum of four keebs, so I best get started!! I'm going for a 65%. I have purchased the switches and case thus far.

About me: Los Angeles area, loves coffee and gin (not together), graduate student.

Would life be better if we could hobby-craft our own cellphones?
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: cod3ghoul on Tue, 10 July 2018, 20:05:52
Kon'nichiwa Sekai!! My first mechanical keyboard was a ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro with Cherry MX Red switches that I've been using mainly as my main gaming keyboard. However, two to three years ago I bought the Vortex POK3R with MX Clears. I love the clears a lot more than the reds. I use the Pok3r mainly when I'm coding and I use it at my full-time job as a network security engineer. I first came across geekhack.org just today as I was searching for custom keycaps so I can personalize my Pok3r.

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say what's up to my new geekhack community!!

~ cod3ghoul

Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Fanukem on Thu, 23 August 2018, 10:59:28
In my search for the holy grail of typing I came across this site and am on the hunt for my first mechanical keyboard- excited to be a part of this community!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: iaji on Thu, 06 September 2018, 01:11:27
Hello everyone,

I've been using IKBC C104 with MX blue switches and Ducky TKL with MX greens. So far, I'm enjoying typing with these two keyboards.

Currently, I'm researching on how should I build my next keyboard. At the moment, I've purchased a few planks of wood and sculpting chisels because I want to actually exercise my hands-eyes coordination by chiseling my keyboard.

iaji
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: Molinarius on Tue, 18 September 2018, 11:43:10
Thanks for the welcome as well as the technical advice! I attach a photo of my now up and running Mac-modified IBM Model F.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: BrotherBobwhite on Sun, 23 September 2018, 21:27:17
Well howdy. Some of you all may have seen this already, but I built an Atreus kit the other day - my first mechanical keyboard and my first ergonomic keyboard. I'm still getting used to the form factor, but I've been enjoying it so far! I've documented some of the build here -> https://imgur.com/gallery/AlMRM5i (https://imgur.com/gallery/AlMRM5i), but if anyone has any unanswered questions, I'm happy to fill you in.
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: gingalad34 on Wed, 26 September 2018, 04:07:15
Hi everyone! It's so nice to be part of a community that's as excited about everything keyboard as I am, as we keyboard enthusiasts are few and far between!
Title: Re: Welcome new members!
Post by: SinjiOnO on Thu, 11 October 2018, 19:30:33
Hi there,

I've been a long time lurker and actively participating in this hobby for the past 3 months. Wanted to say hi and wish you all a nice day. Cheers.