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Offline Azmodan

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Looking for IBM beam spring style keycaps
« on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 05:21:09 »
Hello All,

I have been looking around for keycaps on the style and thickness of the IBM beam spring keyboard keycaps but for Kailh and Cherry style switches. I have found a few spherical/SA style keycaps but none I found are of this exact style and most are not that spherical. Also finding thick keycaps seems to also be an issue... Does any of you wonderful people here have any suggestions, links advice?
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Offline jacethesaltsculptor

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Re: Looking for IBM beam spring style keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 09:26:36 »
So Beamspring caps are notoriously awesome and product of their time, and almost nothing will be as thick as 5251 Beamspring keycaps. (I got mine right next to me to take a look at right now.)

That said there have been quite a few people striving for that look.

SA and DSA keycaps in general have this sort of look: https://kbdfans.com/collections/sa-profile

7bit made some top notch ones: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Round_5
(Problem is I don't think he's doing any anymore, but you can find them second hand from time to time.)

Hope that gets you in the right direction.  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Thu, 26 March 2020, 14:22:55 by jacethesaltsculptor »

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Offline zslane

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Re: Looking for IBM beam spring style keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 12:42:29 »
The closest you will find today is the MT3 profile. It was designed specifically as a tribute to beamspring keycaps, and they are quite thick. However, at this time they only exist as dye-sub PBT keycaps in the /dev/tty set. They are working on the double-shot process though.

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Re: Looking for IBM beam spring style keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 29 March 2020, 16:30:47 »
Thanks both for your replies! I have now found both MT3 and SA-P keycaps that look exactly as I would like them to!