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Offline XNoboomX

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I think I'm addicted...
« on: Fri, 20 December 2019, 10:32:55 »
First off, just wanted to say I'm not too familiar with the rules on the forum, so if I mess up and break any rules please tell me and I'll try and fix any problems...

But anyways,

I found out about this hobby a month or two ago, and decided I would create a custom keyboard in 2020, since I was planning on upgrading my setup anyway, but recently I've been scrolling through this sub and reddit for hours daily....
At this point I'm planning on getting one of the e-white 7V Keyboards by gok101, and ordering either GMK Ashes or GMK Metaverse 2 (maybe both but my wallet :confused:)
For switches I'm planning on getting Novelkey's cream switches and lubing them with Krytox205 G0 (I'm probably gonna order like 100 though cause I know I'm gonna eff some of them up)
I doubt this post will gain any traction, but I just wanted to tell someone about my newfound hobby I guess,
also F for my wallet

Any comments appreciated, cause although I've spent a lot of time searching for keeb stuff, I wouldn't be surprised if I messed something up  :p

EDIT:
Thought I would link the stuff, cause why not:
7V Keyboard: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=100896.0
GMK Ashes: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=102338.0
GMK Metaverse 2: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=103874.0
« Last Edit: Fri, 20 December 2019, 10:36:17 by XNoboomX »

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Re: I think I'm addicted...
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 21 December 2019, 02:43:31 »
Congrats and good luck with the new hobby! It get's so expensive so quickly. Especially if you don't have a bunch of stuff necessary to building keyboards like soldering irons, solder, stabilizers, etc. But it's so fun!

Someone mentioned this when I was getting started, so I figured I'd share as well. If the 7V (or any other premium board) will be your first soldering project, it might be a good idea to pick up a cheaper board to practice soldering. I know there are a bunch of smaller boards that you can experiment with. Off the top of my head, https://cannonkeys.com/ has their practice board kits at the sub-$50 price range, and https://keyhive.xyz/ and https://mkultra.click/ have smaller form-factor boards at reasonable prices.

I ended up picking up a DZ60 from https://kbdfans.com/, but when it came down to it, I spent a good chunk of money for all the parts. I probably could've started off cheaper if I knew any better. Oh well. I had fun building it.

7V seems like a great board. I'm probably gonna try to get one as well. and GMK Ashes seems to be pretty popular from what I can tell. I keep going back and forth between wanting it and not. Either way, it'll be great. The color combo of the e-white 7V and GMK Ashes will be nice and gray scale.

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Re: I think I'm addicted...
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 21 December 2019, 02:45:41 »
build sounds real nice  :thumb:

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Re: I think I'm addicted...
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 16:06:10 »
Someone mentioned this when I was getting started, so I figured I'd share as well. If the 7V (or any other premium board) will be your first soldering project, it might be a good idea to pick up a cheaper board to practice soldering. I know there are a bunch of smaller boards that you can experiment with. Off the top of my head, https://cannonkeys.com/ has their practice board kits at the sub-$50 price range, and https://keyhive.xyz/ and https://mkultra.click/ have smaller form-factor boards at reasonable prices.

This sounds like a super good idea! I'll look into it, thanks for the recommendation!

build sounds real nice  :thumb:

Thanks, I've spent a lot of time looking for parts :confused:
Hoping I can piece everything together properly once I get everything, and that the final product looks good :p


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Re: I think I'm addicted...
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 22 December 2019, 20:03:24 »
I might build a DZ60 when i'm 18