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Offline kotaklysm

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First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« on: Tue, 05 January 2021, 23:40:19 »
No, it's not an Alice. No, it wasn't in a gb. I didn't handcraft the case or sell my left kidney (the inferior kidney) for OG Dye-Subs, but I'm really happy with my first build.
This is my Keychron K6 (alu frame and hotswap) with Halo Clears and YMDK 9009 XDA caps (photographed with DSA caps... I should probably get a new photo of it). Switches are filmed with durock films and lubed with 3203, stabs are replaced with genuine cherry plate mount (I don't want to talk about it), clipped, lubed with dielectric grease, and band-aided. Butyl sound-deadener has been added inside the case, and overall I'm pretty happy with this build.

Future plans for the build include either holy pandas or zealios 67g and painting the frame beige to match the 9009 retro aesthetic.

Let me know any suggestions you all might have or any feedback!
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« Last Edit: Thu, 07 January 2021, 02:08:55 by kotaklysm »
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Re: First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 00:15:30 »
Ooh, skipping soldering and long waits... naughty boy(?) :p

Seriously though soldering is the easy part, having the patience to open all the switches definitely makes this count as a custom.  Hard to recommend any improvements without seeing its final form or hearing it, though even then it's you who has to use it so doesn't matter if we like it or not.  Hopefully your fingers appreciate the thought and research you obviously put in :)
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Re: First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 01:51:43 »
I wouldn't call it a custom. Its a modded Keychron K6. Its like taking a leopold and changing the switches out and tuning the stabs doesn't change the fact that its still a Leopold.

But hey you turned it into a great keyboard that is what counts honestly.
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Re: First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 01:58:07 »
Ooh, skipping soldering and long waits... naughty boy(?) :p

Seriously though soldering is the easy part, having the patience to open all the switches definitely makes this count as a custom.  Hard to recommend any improvements without seeing its final form or hearing it, though even then it's you who has to use it so doesn't matter if we like it or not.  Hopefully your fingers appreciate the thought and research you obviously put in :)
Thank you. I've been proud of my build, and I try really hard to not let elitism affect me, but I think I needed this bit of reassurance at the end to really complete the experience. I love typing on this board every day (I use it on my laptop in bed at the end of the day just to get another chance to type on it) and I look forward to future plans with it (I want to try some different tactiles eventually and paint the frame beige to complete the retro vibe).
Thank you for specifically mentioning that all the time and effort I put in "definitely makes it a custom," because it feels great knowing that I get to use something every day that is the byproduct of hours and days of effort and research.
I greatly appreciate the kind words, and my fingers definitely appreciate the board!

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p.p.s: that postscript is a really weird way for me to end this response.

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Re: First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 01:59:44 »
I wouldn't call it a custom. Its a modded Keychron K6. Its like taking a leopold and changing the switches out and tuning the stabs doesn't change the fact that its still a Leopold.

But hey you turned it into a great keyboard that is what counts honestly.


At the end of the day, I'm absolutely jazzed every time I get to type on it, and I totally agree that that's what it's all about.
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Re: First build -- Keychron K6 -- does it count?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 January 2021, 02:03:01 »
Hard to recommend any improvements without seeing its final form or hearing it

I'll have to get a sound test posted, and I'll definitely post new pics when I paint the frame beige! That *should* be the final form for this board... but I guess that's what they always say.
The best keyboard is the keyboard that you have with you. Or is that cameras. I forget. These expensive hobbies are starting to blend together.