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Offline Quercus

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Hello from East Texas!
« on: Sun, 19 January 2020, 13:23:08 »
Hello!

I've had the bug for a little while now. I started with purchases of cheap and then nice mechanical keebs. I did some keycap and configuration modification to those. Then I restored a 1981 model M, which I love and use at work. Then I progressed to builds with a keebio bdn9 3x3 macropad, then a maypad numbpad which is currently sitting beside my Vortex Core 40% in the tray left when I took out the garbage membrane keyboard on my ThinkPad laptop.

I currently have a Keebio Nyquist kit with Cherry Blues that I have not yet built. I got a Royal 2001 typewriter delivered today. I've pulled out the keyboard with early Cherry M9 switches (3 with red leds) and super heavy round sculpted keycaps. That will be part of a hand wired keeb. I've drilled the rivets out on the PCB and I will use the remaining rivet tube as standoffs. It has a thick steel plate for the switch mounts. I'm not sure how the desoldering will go since the switches seem tight in their plate so I won't be able to pull them as I desolder with my iron and sucker.

I HATE the price of good keycaps. The typewriter shipped was less than half the cost of a Nuclear base kit from PMK.

I like the DSA profile caps.

I carved a walnut key to replace the "Win" key on my Vortex Core because I am all about Linux.

I hope to learn a lot from people that know much more than I do. It was a typewriter keyboard conversion from @Masterchief79 that brought me here.

TL/DR: Hello and I love buying/modding/restoring/building keebs and I love Linux.

Offline Maledicted

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Re: Hello from East Texas!
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 29 January 2020, 12:53:50 »
I'm late, but welcome. Be sure to post pictures of that hand-wired board somewhere when you're done with it. It sounds cool.

Offline Quercus

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Re: Hello from East Texas!
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 January 2020, 07:53:29 »
Thanks Maledicted! I will post pics of the board. I'm hung up with 2 broken m9 switches. Spamray said he might have a couple. I haven't found any other option except buying an entire 2nd typewriter. I will post a WTB in classifieds once I'm able.