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Offline Ar-ras

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Keycap Stem Adapter?
« on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 15:30:15 »
I am currently thinking about transforming a MS Natural Ergonomic keyboard to a full mechanical keyboard.

I want to keep the original keycaps, but they have not the right stem.

You can see them here
https://www.warrenasia.com/images/uploads/microsoft-keyboard-04b.jpg?v=20190116

Is there something like a fitting "stem adapter"? 

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Ar-ras

Offline Rob27shred

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Re: Keycap Stem Adapter?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 October 2019, 16:55:10 »
I am currently thinking about transforming a MS Natural Ergonomic keyboard to a full mechanical keyboard.

I want to keep the original keycaps, but they have not the right stem.

You can see them here
https://www.warrenasia.com/images/uploads/microsoft-keyboard-04b.jpg?v=20190116

Is there something like a fitting "stem adapter"? 

Best Regards
Ar-ras

Not for rubber dome keycaps to MX there isn't. Although I'm sure someone experienced with CAD & 3D printers could whip something up. On the other hand, I bet a 3D printed adapter would make the keycaps sit super high off the switches. Since the keycap is also the stem that pushes the rubber dome down onto the membrane & MX caps sit on top of the stem of the switch.


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Re: Keycap Stem Adapter?
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 October 2019, 13:38:52 »
Get cheap key-caps cut the sides grind the top of the key-caps and then grind the stem away of your original key-caps and paste the grinded key cap on the bottom of the original key caps. I saw some people do that with the AEK F1-F13 keys.
« Last Edit: Mon, 21 October 2019, 23:29:27 by Sup »
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