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Blank PBT key caps for Kinesis Advantage (Cherry MX)
« on: Sat, 07 April 2012, 00:05:00 »
I'm looking to see if you can supply several sets of Cherry MX blank PBT key caps for Kinesis Advantage keyboards. I have 2 lists of the key caps. One is Signature Plastics parts list, and the other is based on 'Filco' or other key cap row numbering, the only difference is that the key caps are overall taller than SP, which is fine. The shape and profiles are the same.

Some sets to be shipped to the US, and others to EU.
Need pricing as blank.
Need pricing engraved.

(Signature Plastics supplied)
A Kinesis set (with cylindrical instead of spherical home keys):

[LIST=|INDENT=1]
[*=left]10 DCS row 1 1x1..........1 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 Home PageUp
[*=left]12 DCS row 2 1x1..........Q W E R T Y I O U P 3 8
[*=left]*12 DCS row 3 1x1........A S D F G H J K L ;: End PageDown
[*=left]18 DCS row 4 1x1..........Z X C V B N M ,< .> /? `~ \| Larrow Rarrow Uarrow Darrow [[ ]]
[*=left]4 DCS row 5 1x1............CTRL ALT/OPT Command/Win (the 4 keys at the top of the thumb clusters vary in function depending on OS used)
[*=left]2 DCS row 1 1x1.25.......=+ -_
[*=left]6 DCS row 3 1x1.25.......Tab \| CapLock '" Shift Shift
[*=left]2 DCS row 4 1x2 (turned vertical) (NumPadZero).....Enter Delete
[*=left]2 DCS row 4/4 1x2 vertical (NumPadEnter).....Space Backspace
[/LIST]

To have the 8 home row keys as the original 'spherical' keycaps:
- Only 4 DCS Row 3 1x1..........G H End PageDown
- Add 8 DSA Row 3 1x1...........A S D F J K L ;: (these may be a "Deep Dish" key cap)
I disregard the "homing bump" option for the index fingers when using the spherical keys options (see DSA sheet)

A tactile homing "bump" or "bar" can be used on the index fingers of the home row if the spherical keys are not used. Hardly required since the keywells mostly guide your fingers to the correct locations:
- *Only 10 DCS row 3 1x1.....................................A S D G H K L ;: End PageDown
- Add 2 DCS row 3 1x1 with "bump" or "bar".......F J

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(Filco or 'equal' supplied)  Items in red still have the SP designations because I don't know what Filco or equal part number is.
A Kinesis set (with cylindrical instead of spherical home keys):

[LIST=|INDENT=1]
[*=left]10 row 4 1x1..........1 2 4 5 6 7 9 0 Home PageUp
[*=left]12 row 3 1x1..........Q W E R T Y I O U P 3 8
[*=left]*12 row 2 1x1........A S D F G H J K L ;: End PageDown
[*=left]18 row 1 1x1..........Z X C V B N M ,< .> /? `~ \| Larrow Rarrow Uarrow Darrow [[ ]]
[*=left]4 row 5 1x1............CTRL ALT/OPT Command/Win (the 4 keys at the top of the thumb clusters vary in function depending on OS used)
[*=left]2 row 4 1x1.25.......=+ -_
[*=left]6 row 2 1x1.25.......Tab \| CapLock '" Shift Shift
[*=left]2 row 1 1x2 (turned vertical) (NumPadZero).....Enter Delete
[*=left]2 row 1x2 vertical (NumPadEnter).....Space Backspace
[/LIST]
To have the 8 home row keys as the original 'spherical' keycaps:
- Only 4 Row 2 1x1..........G H End PageDown
- Add 8 DSA Row 3 1x1...........A S D F J K L ;: (these may be a "Deep Dish" key cap)
I disregard the "homing bump" option for the index fingers when using the spherical keys options (see DSA sheet)

A tactile homing "bump" or "bar" can be used on the index fingers of the home row if the spherical keys are not used. Hardly required since the keywells mostly guide your fingers to the correct locations:
- *Only 10 row 3 1x1.....................................A S D G H K L ;: End PageDown
- Add 2 DCS row 3 1x1 with "bump" or "bar".......F J[/B]
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Blank PBT key caps for Kinesis Advantage (Cherry MX)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 10 April 2012, 06:21:55 »
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Blank PBT key caps for Kinesis Advantage (Cherry MX)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 10 April 2012, 12:47:33 »
Yes, it is a bit confusing :)

Diagram as a follow up-
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The above diagram is noted with Signature Plastics part numbers. I've made the "Filco-ish" equals below:
SP=Filco conversion:
R1=R4
R2=R3
R3=R2
R4=R1
R5=R5
R4 1x2 vertical=Numpad Zero
R4/4 vertical=Numpad Enter
Kinesis Advantage cut into 2 halves | RollerMouse Free 2 | Apple Magic Trackpad | Alphagrip | Colemak | on Mac+Hackintosh
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Staying in touch via Tapatalk VIP                                        Thanks much, Smallfry  
I AM THE REAPER . . . BECAUSE I KILL IT
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