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Offline Drclick

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[IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 02:14:08 »
Hello everyone,

I'm a huge fan of vintage keyboards, IBM SSK is very popular in the keyboard community. I always want to make a MX compatible SSK.
Original SSK uses curved plate but MX switches always uses flat plate. Each rows need to have different angles. It also need to use a curved PCB to make it work.
I have no idea how to make it work at first. After a lot of research, I find IBM 5576 plate spring keyboard uses a very thin PCB and a curved plate.
Inspired by that, I tried different thickness of PCB. As a result, 0.6mm PCB works.
However, 0.6mm PCB can't use PCB-mount Stabs, so I use Plate-mount Stabs instead.

Here are some renders from thesiscamper:







Features:
  • 7į slope
  • QMK PCB with hot-swap
  • CNC Alu with anode and E-White
  • Color: Industrial Gray, Black, E-White
  • 84-key Winkeyless, 87-key Winkey, ANSI only
  • Unibody TOP Case and 4mm-Plate
  • Solenoid inside
  • Recommend use SA R3 or SA-like Keycaps (such as XDA, DSA)
Price:
TBD (estimate around $400)

I will update more pics when I get prototypes.
Please leave your feedback below.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 02:32:40 »
Wow

This is a looker for sure :eek:

Will keep updated on this, and would love to see a proto on-hand soon :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 02:35:42 »
Siiick, cant wait to see prototypes
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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 02:45:02 »
It's time to save again.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 03:05:04 »
This is super cool. I'm lookin' forward to seeing this progress.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 03:10:54 »
9009 looking real sweet in those renders.

You should consider running a small GB for SP SA Row 3 9009 along with the keyboard. I believe MOQ for SP is only 25 for stock colors. Albeit the price would be $200-$220 at a small amount of orders but I'm sure you could find 25 or more willing participants even at that price.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 04:07:28 »
Nice. :thumb:
Looking forward to the prototype and typing test.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 04:50:20 »
Wait wait wait wait wait.
Let me get thsi straight, because I almost didn't believe it when I read the title.
This is still just using MX-styled switches, right?
You're not doing something super crazy like an buckling-sping-to-MX adapter, right?
Because, eff me, a man can dream.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 05:39:53 »
Wait wait wait wait wait.
Let me get thsi straight, because I almost didn't believe it when I read the title.
This is still just using MX-styled switches, right?
You're not doing something super crazy like an buckling-sping-to-MX adapter, right?
Because, eff me, a man can dream.

Yes!!! You can use any MX swithes you want (Cherry, Gateron, Kailh, etc.)
And you don't need use any parts from original IBM SSK.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 06:22:21 »
So sick ****! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 08:16:10 »
With a solenoid inside for that extra thock!
I'm sold.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 09:13:46 »
Niiiice
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 09:46:27 »
Wow... this is looking real nice.  :cool:
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 14:15:55 »
I want one, please add me to the list

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 09 October 2019, 14:49:01 »
Curved 0.6mm PCB? Heck (yeah!)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 02:52:34 »
9009 looking real sweet in those renders.

You should consider running a small GB for SP SA Row 3 9009 along with the keyboard. I believe MOQ for SP is only 25 for stock colors. Albeit the price would be $200-$220 at a small amount of orders but I'm sure you could find 25 or more willing participants even at that price.

SP SA keycaps need a long production time, maybe we can try XDA 9009?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 08:04:37 »
Nice job!  Will this be run through zfrontier?
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 08:06:54 »
If you make this I will buy it. I don't even think its an option. If this exists, I own it.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 09:02:58 »
I'm strictly a 60pct and less guy, but this does have me at least following it closely...

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 21:13:44 »
definitely interested in this

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 10 October 2019, 22:32:06 »
Looks great!


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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 06:53:03 »
Nice job!  Will this be run through zfrontier?

I haven't decided how to run this gb, but vendor will not be zfrontier. :D

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 10:58:41 »
Decided, it's only two meals per day from today till the GB date.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 11 October 2019, 11:15:51 »
i am interested
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 23:54:54 »
ne chance of a non-HS pcb?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 01:08:00 »
ne chance of a non-HS pcb?
Yes, there are. Since the PCB is just 0.6mm i got to test the hotswap as well. I have ordered a PCB prototype and i will update it here!

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« Reply #26 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 10:56:14 »
Looks great!


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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 14:34:06 »
hey drclick, looks awesome! pls make the case compatible with original SSK internals so that I can have a real case for my FSSK <3
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 00:59:37 »
hey drclick, looks awesome! pls make the case compatible with original SSK internals so that I can have a real case for my FSSK <3
Sorry,it's only compatible with MX.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 02:04:21 »
then please do another IC for the original SSK :D
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 15 October 2019, 00:22:27 »
then please do another IC for the original SSK :D
Maybe later.Now we just working on MX one

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 02:04:22 »



Got my prototype PCB today ;D

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« Reply #32 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 02:11:01 »
that f l e x h o l y  :eek:

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« Reply #33 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 12:48:30 »
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Got my prototype PCB today ;D
This looks cool.  :thumb:

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 21:57:37 »
make the pcb transparent plz.

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« Reply #35 on: Wed, 16 October 2019, 22:13:02 »
Not a fan of the badge but other than that I fully support this
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 01:57:56 »
Not a fan of the badge but other than that I fully support this
+1 would look much cleaner without.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 09:17:09 »
Not a fan of the badge but other than that I fully support this
+1 would look much cleaner without.

Yeah I might have to hop on this train. It's not a deal breaker for me though. I can take it or leave it, but I do agree it would be better without.

That PCB though. That's cool. With the board being flexed and curved like that, you don't anticipate any switch contact issues?




(as a completely un-related side note... the captcha that needs to be filled out for every post on this forum is a bit much).

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 22:54:44 »
Not a fan of the badge but other than that I fully support this
+1 would look much cleaner without.

Yeah I might have to hop on this train. It's not a deal breaker for me though. I can take it or leave it, but I do agree it would be better without.

That PCB though. That's cool. With the board being flexed and curved like that, you don't anticipate any switch contact issues?




(as a completely un-related side note... the captcha that needs to be filled out for every post on this forum is a bit much).

The badge will be a PVC sticker like OG SSK, I can add more options when gb start.

Non-HS PCB should be fine but I need to test HS PCB first.

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« Reply #39 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 23:21:28 »
Count me in  :eek:

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:32:16 »
Update some SSK badges.
Which one do you like? :D





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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:33:34 »
Update some SSK badges.
Which one do you like? :D
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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:42:39 »
Update some SSK badges.
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 06:20:26 »
3 on Gray / White board
5 on black board

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 10:15:56 »
3 or 5 for me as well!  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 22 October 2019, 14:01:20 »
MAO white should look great with this design.

Questions:

1. What's the connector type?

2. Are there adjustable feet like on real SSKs?

3. How does the solenoid mount?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 01:06:26 »
MAO white should look great with this design.

Questions:

1. What's the connector type?

2. Are there adjustable feet like on real SSKs?

3. How does the solenoid mount?

1. usb type-c
2. no adjustable feet
3. It will be an extra daughter board on the bottom case to mount solenoid

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 23 October 2019, 11:30:43 »
3 on Gray / White board
5 on black board

This for me as well.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 03:19:21 »




Badge sample on my IBM SSK. :p

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« Reply #50 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 21:05:51 »
I think Im feeling it!
Its a big sucker!

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #51 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 21:42:04 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose. 

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« Reply #52 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 22:40:30 »
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Badge sample on my IBM SSK. :p

Damn that looks pretty cool, thought the logo was sus at first and I know sus, but that ain't bad :cool:

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 23:17:28 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

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« Reply #54 on: Tue, 29 October 2019, 23:20:12 »
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Badge sample on my IBM SSK. :p

Damn that looks pretty cool, thought the logo was sus at first and I know sus, but that ain't bad :cool:
Yes, PVC logo could be colourful and it doesn't cost too much

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #55 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 02:53:29 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

Any chance for Policarbonate case ?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #56 on: Wed, 30 October 2019, 03:06:49 »
Curved mx plate/pcb is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while.  I hope this succeeds.  Also, I wish we could get plastic instead of aluminum, but that would be a whole different project, i suppose.
Plastic will need a mold which is quite expensive.Need a much higher MOQ than CNCed Aluminum. If this one is a succeed project,i will consider to make a plastic one in the future :p :p :p

Any chance for Policarbonate case ?
Need to find out about it.But i am worried about the shape change for a Polycarbonate case.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 09 November 2019, 13:24:00 »
What stabilizers will be compatible ?

I'm wondering if the new C3  pcb mount screw in stabs will work

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 01:32:13 »
If you dont put navies on this, youre a monster. Also, im in... probably. Im broke.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 09:04:00 »
Any updates for this project? I'm still very hopeful to see this come to fruition.

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« Reply #60 on: Tue, 17 December 2019, 13:42:13 »
Loving all of these modern takes on vintage keyboards

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #61 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 22:54:21 »
What stabilizers will be compatible ?

I'm wondering if the new C3  pcb mount screw in stabs will work
Sorry, no. We use plate mount stabilizer for this and we will give a set of stabilizer in the kit,so you don't have to buy any stabilizers for this kit.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #62 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 22:55:42 »
Any updates for this project? I'm still very hopeful to see this come to fruition.
The prototyping is taking longer than we expected. They need custom tools and it will use a 4 aixs machine. It's very complicate to CNC them so it need more time.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 18 December 2019, 23:00:29 »
No rush.  Get it right. This project is very unique and Iím looking forward to progress.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #64 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 07:56:24 »
No rush.  Get it right. This project is very unique and Iím looking forward to progress.

Same sentiment from me as well. Just getting antsy waiting on news. I'll just keep on hanging out though.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #65 on: Thu, 19 December 2019, 09:40:57 »
I have missed this IC until now. I agree that it's pretty cool, and I'll keep my eye on it.

If someone could make a blue F1, F2, nav cluster, and arrow key add-on kit, that would be extra cool.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #66 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 12:57:59 »
Can you clarify why SA profile is recommended for this board? Is it because of the curved angle of the board, the need for tall keycaps with this shape, or both?

Would MT3 Profile work? Thought about running a KAT 9009 GB?

I don't like the way SA-profile keycaps fit on modern MX boards. Would they be more optimal for this SSK? How would my Filco R3 SA caps do?

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #67 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 15:21:48 »
Can you clarify why SA profile is recommended for this board? Is it because of the curved angle of the board, the need for tall keycaps with this shape, or both?

Would MT3 Profile work? Thought about running a KAT 9009 GB?

I don't like the way SA-profile keycaps fit on modern MX boards. Would they be more optimal for this SSK? How would my Filco R3 SA caps do?

He's recommending tall, uniform profile keycaps.  No need for sculpted rows since the plate is curved.  Any uniform profile should work well, in theory.  So yea, the R3 filco caps would be good.  KAM profile might work as well.  KAM wraith seems like a good option for this one.  MT3 is contoured/sculpted, so it might be exaggerated with the curved plate to the point of discomfort.  But no one knows for sure without testing. Hope to see an update in here one day from OP.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #68 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 20:27:18 »
Thanks, that clarifies things a lot.

I can see now why non-sculpted caps would be desired. Yeah, KAM Wraith makes sense for this one.

I bet blue or purple Filco SA would also look interesting. Although even the brown ones I have would look natural on gray.

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #69 on: Tue, 11 February 2020, 21:32:10 »
How do you think KAT would work out? Even those might end up being too sculpted for this.
The Koreans did it all right ;)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #70 on: Fri, 14 February 2020, 20:17:42 »
This is looking incredible. Assuming a metal badge will be standard or at least an option for this? Hope this goes well and you decide to take on another classic like the z-150 or something :)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #71 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 13:31:06 »
Just noticed this is listed as a coming soon GB on thekey.company:
https://thekey.company/products/relic-ssk

Has this been fully prototyped yet?   Do plate mounted stabilizers work on a curved plate?  Do hotswap sockets work on a curved PCB?  So many questions :)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #72 on: Sun, 16 February 2020, 23:47:33 »
This is up there with the coolest projects I've seen on GH yet. Definitely interested in getting one myself. Will be watching~

(also noticed that it's listed as coming soon, any news for us?  :D)

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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #73 on: Tue, 18 February 2020, 21:01:50 »
Love the idea, looking forward to see the prototype man <3
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Re: [IC] Relic SSK - A MX compatible IBM SSK replica
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 24 February 2020, 16:49:09 »
Definitely, getting this!