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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11750 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 08:55:02 »
What's up GH? Long time no talk...eh. I've got a KBD75, box reds, and Originative cyrillic set in the mail.

Longtime no see.  :cool:
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11751 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 10:34:24 »
dam im waiting for a tada68 and enjoypbt arabic keyset. finally a new keyboard lol
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« Reply #11752 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 10:46:30 »
These keycaps, because why not.  :))

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11753 on: Mon, 12 March 2018, 19:19:25 »
What's up GH? Long time no talk...eh. I've got a KBD75, box reds, and Originative cyrillic set in the mail.

Oh ****, AKIMbRO is back.  :cool:  How you been?

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11754 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 18:52:31 »
Went a little crazy today TBH, but it's stuff i needed so...
A ePBT 117 key Russian & Orange key cap set,
a ePBT TADA68 stock set (been swapping keys on & off my TADA68 for other boards so I figured just get another set),
A cheapo orangish/yellowish ABS laser etched (I believe from the price?) DSA 48 key ortho set for my Let's Split (same deal as my TADA68. Needed a dedicated set for it, even if it's not a super high quality one in this case),
& a Gateron silent brown, Aliaz 60g, & Aliaz 70g switch for my switch collection/testers from KBDfans.
A Tai-Hao ABS doubleshot 104 key Dolch key cap set for my Dell AT101W from mechanicalkeyboards,com.
A 101 key APL key cap set for my Model M,
a RGB modifier set for my Model M,
3 different colored space bars (black, pearl, & grey) for my Model M,
& 4 different GH keys for my Model M from Unicomp (pckeyboard.com)
Also a active PS2 to USB converter I'm hoping will work with the AT101W & Model M,
an OTG cable to hook my KBs up to my phone if need be,
2 more tips for my de-soldering iron,
& another tin of tip tinner to get me into the free shipping from Amazon.

Kinda a long list & a little crazy for one day, but it's all stuff I've needed & will set me right with having at least one nice key cap set for each of my boards finally! :thumb:

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11755 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 18:57:56 »
What's up GH? Long time no talk...eh. I've got a KBD75, box reds, and Originative cyrillic set in the mail.

Longtime no see.  :cool:

What's up GH? Long time no talk...eh. I've got a KBD75, box reds, and Originative cyrillic set in the mail.

Oh ****, AKIMbRO is back.  :cool:  How you been?

What's up guys! I've been good just living adult life you know.  :)
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11756 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 19:06:50 »
Camera lens, binge caps, garbo, hot sauce

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11757 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 19:12:20 »
Camera lens, binge caps, garbo, hot sauce

:cool:  What lens are you picking up?

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11758 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 20:17:19 »
Camera lens, binge caps, garbo, hot sauce

:cool:  What lens are you picking up?

Tamron AF 90mm f / 2.8 Di SP A / M 1

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11759 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 08:12:22 »
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11760 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 08:30:04 »
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Love those boards! How smooth are the blacks in that one?

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11761 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 08:37:21 »
Not sure, hasn't arrived yet. Should be quite nice though considering the age.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11762 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 08:53:25 »
Not sure, hasn't arrived yet. Should be quite nice though considering the age.

I found one at a local high school near me in NJ. Wanted to walk out with it so bad

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11763 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 09:31:44 »
I've seen a few mechanicals around before, notably I remember seeing some Cherry boards at the airport I was at. Too bad I can't swap them and bring them back.  :))
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11764 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 14:25:40 »
Wyse 901028-01 Keyboard:




(So subtle that I only realized it after I removed a cap - the keycaps are actually purple-on-grey. As with many of the Wyse keyboards, they're SP DCS keycaps)
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11765 on: Fri, 16 March 2018, 14:34:23 »
Wyse 901028-01 Keyboard:

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(So subtle that I only realized it after I removed a cap - the keycaps are actually purple-on-grey. As with many of the Wyse keyboards, they're SP DCS keycaps)
Oh man that purple is lovely. I'd love to see that run through GMK.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11766 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 11:12:37 »
What's up GH? Long time no talk...eh. I've got a KBD75, box reds, and Originative cyrillic set in the mail.

What up man.  Haven't seen you around in a minute.

I still need to try these new box switches...

My office board is on its way back from getting some TLC. Trying out the original formula for ergo clears.. +polycarb switch films. Should be here tomorrow! :D
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11767 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 11:59:25 »
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11768 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 14:04:46 »
I thought I'd try out these off-shelf builds. To go with my GID case from a couple weeks ago!

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11769 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 16:44:07 »
 Can't wait to get Strong spirit in though I need to pray that jchan ordered extras of the compatibility kits. Funny my first group buy is shipping more then a year after I joined.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11770 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 07:56:22 »
A yamaha QX3 filled with hirose oranges!

I won the one on yahoo auctions recently.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11771 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 08:28:37 »
A yamaha QX3 filled with hirose oranges!

I won the one on yahoo auctions recently.

I have one too. They are cool computers, but not really noteworthy past the orange switches.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11772 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:44:38 »
A yamaha QX3 filled with hirose oranges!

I won the one on yahoo auctions recently.
Are those more like reds or blacks anyway?

Personally, I see the switch as more of a rare novelty. Not big on linears, and afaik, that switch isn't even notable for being special technically, only in rarity. Still, a cool addition to a collection, that's for sure :)
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« Reply #11773 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 14:49:11 »
A yamaha QX3 filled with hirose oranges!

I won the one on yahoo auctions recently.
Are those more like reds or blacks anyway?

Personally, I see the switch as more of a rare novelty. Not big on linears, and afaik, that switch isn't even notable for being special technically, only in rarity. Still, a cool addition to a collection, that's for sure :)

From my experience with them, it's like a median between the two. They are definitely not nearly as light as red switches but they aren't quite as heavy as black either.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11774 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 19:17:39 »



I haven't seen many international english doubleshots from Cherry, this one has hungarian sublegends engraved in the upper right corners.

(Some of the MY switches were not working, so I already replaced the inside with a G80-1000 electronics.)

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11775 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 00:57:46 »
These keycaps, because why not.  :))

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  Lmao, I was wondering who outbid me for those silly things  :p You will have to let me know if they were worth it  :thumb: Well, at the moment, I am waiting for 2 sets of DSA thick PBT caps and a G3258 to come in the mail. Yes I'm still running Haswell hardware. Oh and a replacement iron for my Yihua 937d. I doubt it will get much, if any, use now that I have the Hakko fx-888 though I guess backup is nice. At least they share the same tips.
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« Reply #11776 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 08:04:48 »
These keycaps, because why not.  :))

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  Lmao, I was wondering who outbid me for those silly things  :p You will have to let me know if they were worth it  :thumb: Well, at the moment, I am waiting for 2 sets of DSA thick PBT caps and a G3258 to come in the mail. Yes I'm still running Haswell hardware. Oh and a replacement iron for my Yihua 937d. I doubt it will get much, if any, use now that I have the Hakko fx-888 though I guess backup is nice. At least they share the same tips.

Pretty poor quality to be honest. It looks like someone wrapped each cap by hand in aluminum foil. In any case, it started a whole thread over on DT.  :))

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11777 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:47:35 »
These keycaps, because why not.  :))

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  Lmao, I was wondering who outbid me for those silly things  :p You will have to let me know if they were worth it  :thumb: Well, at the moment, I am waiting for 2 sets of DSA thick PBT caps and a G3258 to come in the mail. Yes I'm still running Haswell hardware. Oh and a replacement iron for my Yihua 937d. I doubt it will get much, if any, use now that I have the Hakko fx-888 though I guess backup is nice. At least they share the same tips.

Pretty poor quality to be honest. It looks like someone wrapped each cap by hand in aluminum foil. In any case, it started a whole thread over on DT.  :))

https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/enter-the-ugliest-mechanical-keyboard-contest-for-a-chance-to-win-t18535.html
Some of those caps are gold plated zinc, which is better than foil covered plastic at least :P It isn't my thing, but I could see some people liking the feeling of cold metal. I'm not one to judge, I had some questionable stylistic choices in my youth :P

I don't like the idea of zinc keycaps because of knowing what zinc does after a decade or two, and I don't want zinc whiskers raining onto the PCB...
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« Reply #11778 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 10:55:27 »
Somewhere I've seen stainless steel keys which would be a great alternative, especially if the switches you use are a little too heavy. I think a full stainless board would look nice if the keys were silver, but other colors like gold are just too much. In any case, the ones I received are foil over plastic which looks pretty terrible.
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« Reply #11779 on: Wed, 04 April 2018, 13:04:22 »
Smagma and ETF stuffs

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11780 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 01:30:31 »
So, while I've had this Apple //c keyboard with Alps SKCM Amber switches for years...


... These spare Alps Amber switches just arrived in the mail today:
God, do I love Alps Amber switches! Literally my favorite tactile feel AND my favorite clicky sound! Ain't no Blue can hold a candle to Amber!  ;D

I ordered a handful of additional Alps Amber switches, so I can hopefully get underway with my Bluetooth llcB build. I think I've only got a little left on my Danger Zone 75% + 1 keyboard, with it's magnetically detachable number pad, and would like parts on hand to switch over to the new project right away, once it's done. When that happens... I don't know... I put in 90 hours on my current paycheck. Ugh... Been so worn out lately!


Still in the mail, are some keys to go with those additional switches. I got both the [Open Apple] and [Closed Apple] keys, another [Reset] key, and the two small slanted toggle button keycaps (the weird looking switches to the right of the Reset key). I wanna drill and file out an opening in the plate to fit one more modifier key down below, filling in the 1u gap.

Esc will move up to where the Reset key is located
[~`] will move to where [Esc] was
[Closed Apple] key will be moved to the gap in the modifier row
[Open Apple] key will replace the right [Closed Apple] key, to mimic dual [Command] keys, as is often found on Mac keyboards
Don't shoot me... Control and Caps Lock will likely be swapped. This is both for familiarity and for Kerbal Space Program's default throttle controls
Either a small trackball or a small trackpad will be placed in the upper right corner, where the LEDs currently are
The two [Reset] buttons (the existing one, plus the one in the mail) would become mouse buttons, mounted next to the trackball/trackpad
The two small slanted toggle button key caps that are in the mail will be mounted to the top right edge of the case, as shoulder buttons

The shoulder buttons are intended for use with the upper right corner of the keyboard gripped, where the trackball is used by the thumb, and the two shoulder buttons would be the two mouse buttons, operated like a game controller's shoulder buttons. They would serve as duplicate mouse buttons, and would be electrically paralleled to the two mouse buttons on the top right of the keyboard.



Alternately, the trackball have is exactly 1u wide. Sadly, it's much longer, about the same length of the [Shift] key. It would be theoretically possible to cut the PC board down, and manually wire the connections. If this were done, It could be butted up into the 1u gap in the modifier row... Which quite frankly, would be AMAZING... Thing is, I only have ONE of these mini trackballs, and I'm kinda afraid to heavily modify it, incase I permanently break it. If I give up on an [Open Apple] to the right of the Spacebar, I could shift the arrow keys one key left, and open up the bottom right corner. Being able to spread out in one direction, plus being easily accessible to the right thumb would be kinda convenient... Depending on how things fit together, I could side mount, or even possibly bottom mount those narrow buttons, depending on where the fingers naturally lie when placing the thumb on a bottom right corner mounted trackball... I mean, it's a cool idea, but I also have so much open space at the top right... That'd simply be easier. We'll see.

The only reason I think it'd be possible, is that the only component on one side of that trackball's PC board is just a connector and one of the two mounting holes. If the board was cut, and wires were soldered directly to the board, skipping the connector, and that mounting hole were removed, then it could fit flush. I'm just concerned about damaging the mechanism if I cut into it, and whether it'll even mount properly with only one mounting hole.

Sadly, I'm still looking for the upper plastic shell, but I did find the lower plastic shell for an Apple //c, at least. It's a start.
It's in the mail along with those  key caps that I bought.


If anyone's got the top shell, the handle, or even the whole case, I'd be interested, btw.

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When I see "Post your battle station" threads, THIS is what I imagine! I love it! Is that a VFD screen on the right side too! You putting that to use on your setup or not? That keyboard screams either video editing or publishing, with possibly CNC controls as a distant third to me, but I could be wrong. What's the primary application? Either way, there's no sinking that battleship!

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Really dig that purple-on-grey! Much respect to companies that go all out with the double shot.
Personally, I tend to veer spherical, but those are nice looking keys. Pretty cool that they come with some unique text too.
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« Reply #11781 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 10:10:19 »
My DZ60 with 78g Zeals should be here early next week.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11782 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 06:40:09 »
JSpacers should be arriving early this week. Figured I'd try them out before I drop $100 on Zilents :)

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11783 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 07:35:33 »
So, while I've had this Apple //c keyboard with Alps SKCM Amber switches for years...
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... These spare Alps Amber switches just arrived in the mail today:
God, do I love Alps Amber switches! Literally my favorite tactile feel AND my favorite clicky sound! Ain't no Blue can hold a candle to Amber!  ;D
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I ordered a handful of additional Alps Amber switches, so I can hopefully get underway with my Bluetooth llcB build. I think I've only got a little left on my Danger Zone 75% + 1 keyboard, with it's magnetically detachable number pad, and would like parts on hand to switch over to the new project right away, once it's done. When that happens... I don't know... I put in 90 hours on my current paycheck. Ugh... Been so worn out lately!

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Still in the mail, are some keys to go with those additional switches. I got both the [Open Apple] and [Closed Apple] keys, another [Reset] key, and the two small slanted toggle button keycaps (the weird looking switches to the right of the Reset key). I wanna drill and file out an opening in the plate to fit one more modifier key down below, filling in the 1u gap.

Esc will move up to where the Reset key is located
[~`] will move to where [Esc] was
[Closed Apple] key will be moved to the gap in the modifier row
[Open Apple] key will replace the right [Closed Apple] key, to mimic dual [Command] keys, as is often found on Mac keyboards
Don't shoot me... Control and Caps Lock will likely be swapped. This is both for familiarity and for Kerbal Space Program's default throttle controls
Either a small trackball or a small trackpad will be placed in the upper right corner, where the LEDs currently are
The two [Reset] buttons (the existing one, plus the one in the mail) would become mouse buttons, mounted next to the trackball/trackpad
The two small slanted toggle button key caps that are in the mail will be mounted to the top right edge of the case, as shoulder buttons

The shoulder buttons are intended for use with the upper right corner of the keyboard gripped, where the trackball is used by the thumb, and the two shoulder buttons would be the two mouse buttons, operated like a game controller's shoulder buttons. They would serve as duplicate mouse buttons, and would be electrically paralleled to the two mouse buttons on the top right of the keyboard.

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Alternately, the trackball have is exactly 1u wide. Sadly, it's much longer, about the same length of the [Shift] key. It would be theoretically possible to cut the PC board down, and manually wire the connections. If this were done, It could be butted up into the 1u gap in the modifier row... Which quite frankly, would be AMAZING... Thing is, I only have ONE of these mini trackballs, and I'm kinda afraid to heavily modify it, incase I permanently break it. If I give up on an [Open Apple] to the right of the Spacebar, I could shift the arrow keys one key left, and open up the bottom right corner. Being able to spread out in one direction, plus being easily accessible to the right thumb would be kinda convenient... Depending on how things fit together, I could side mount, or even possibly bottom mount those narrow buttons, depending on where the fingers naturally lie when placing the thumb on a bottom right corner mounted trackball... I mean, it's a cool idea, but I also have so much open space at the top right... That'd simply be easier. We'll see.

The only reason I think it'd be possible, is that the only component on one side of that trackball's PC board is just a connector and one of the two mounting holes. If the board was cut, and wires were soldered directly to the board, skipping the connector, and that mounting hole were removed, then it could fit flush. I'm just concerned about damaging the mechanism if I cut into it, and whether it'll even mount properly with only one mounting hole.

Sadly, I'm still looking for the upper plastic shell, but I did find the lower plastic shell for an Apple //c, at least. It's a start.
It's in the mail along with those  key caps that I bought.
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If anyone's got the top shell, the handle, or even the whole case, I'd be interested, btw.

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When I see "Post your battle station" threads, THIS is what I imagine! I love it! Is that a VFD screen on the right side too! You putting that to use on your setup or not? That keyboard screams either video editing or publishing, with possibly CNC controls as a distant third to me, but I could be wrong. What's the primary application? Either way, there's no sinking that battleship!

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Really dig that purple-on-grey! Much respect to companies that go all out with the double shot.
Personally, I tend to veer spherical, but those are nice looking keys. Pretty cool that they come with some unique text too.

Gotta say, I love Alps so seeing that build in it's beginning stages is pretty sweet! As for the Deko, it's actually a character generator, for placing text on live feeds like what you'd see on the news.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11784 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 07:40:13 »
So, while I've had this Apple //c keyboard with Alps SKCM Amber switches for years...
Show Image


... These spare Alps Amber switches just arrived in the mail today:
God, do I love Alps Amber switches! Literally my favorite tactile feel AND my favorite clicky sound! Ain't no Blue can hold a candle to Amber!  ;D
Show Image

I ordered a handful of additional Alps Amber switches, so I can hopefully get underway with my Bluetooth llcB build. I think I've only got a little left on my Danger Zone 75% + 1 keyboard, with it's magnetically detachable number pad, and would like parts on hand to switch over to the new project right away, once it's done. When that happens... I don't know... I put in 90 hours on my current paycheck. Ugh... Been so worn out lately!

Show Image

Still in the mail, are some keys to go with those additional switches. I got both the [Open Apple] and [Closed Apple] keys, another [Reset] key, and the two small slanted toggle button keycaps (the weird looking switches to the right of the Reset key). I wanna drill and file out an opening in the plate to fit one more modifier key down below, filling in the 1u gap.

Esc will move up to where the Reset key is located
[~`] will move to where [Esc] was
[Closed Apple] key will be moved to the gap in the modifier row
[Open Apple] key will replace the right [Closed Apple] key, to mimic dual [Command] keys, as is often found on Mac keyboards
Don't shoot me... Control and Caps Lock will likely be swapped. This is both for familiarity and for Kerbal Space Program's default throttle controls
Either a small trackball or a small trackpad will be placed in the upper right corner, where the LEDs currently are
The two [Reset] buttons (the existing one, plus the one in the mail) would become mouse buttons, mounted next to the trackball/trackpad
The two small slanted toggle button key caps that are in the mail will be mounted to the top right edge of the case, as shoulder buttons

The shoulder buttons are intended for use with the upper right corner of the keyboard gripped, where the trackball is used by the thumb, and the two shoulder buttons would be the two mouse buttons, operated like a game controller's shoulder buttons. They would serve as duplicate mouse buttons, and would be electrically paralleled to the two mouse buttons on the top right of the keyboard.

Show Image
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Alternately, the trackball have is exactly 1u wide. Sadly, it's much longer, about the same length of the [Shift] key. It would be theoretically possible to cut the PC board down, and manually wire the connections. If this were done, It could be butted up into the 1u gap in the modifier row... Which quite frankly, would be AMAZING... Thing is, I only have ONE of these mini trackballs, and I'm kinda afraid to heavily modify it, incase I permanently break it. If I give up on an [Open Apple] to the right of the Spacebar, I could shift the arrow keys one key left, and open up the bottom right corner. Being able to spread out in one direction, plus being easily accessible to the right thumb would be kinda convenient... Depending on how things fit together, I could side mount, or even possibly bottom mount those narrow buttons, depending on where the fingers naturally lie when placing the thumb on a bottom right corner mounted trackball... I mean, it's a cool idea, but I also have so much open space at the top right... That'd simply be easier. We'll see.

The only reason I think it'd be possible, is that the only component on one side of that trackball's PC board is just a connector and one of the two mounting holes. If the board was cut, and wires were soldered directly to the board, skipping the connector, and that mounting hole were removed, then it could fit flush. I'm just concerned about damaging the mechanism if I cut into it, and whether it'll even mount properly with only one mounting hole.

Sadly, I'm still looking for the upper plastic shell, but I did find the lower plastic shell for an Apple //c, at least. It's a start.
It's in the mail along with those  key caps that I bought.
Show Image
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If anyone's got the top shell, the handle, or even the whole case, I'd be interested, btw.

===

Show Image


When I see "Post your battle station" threads, THIS is what I imagine! I love it! Is that a VFD screen on the right side too! You putting that to use on your setup or not? That keyboard screams either video editing or publishing, with possibly CNC controls as a distant third to me, but I could be wrong. What's the primary application? Either way, there's no sinking that battleship!

Wyse 901028-01 Keyboard:
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Really dig that purple-on-grey! Much respect to companies that go all out with the double shot.
Personally, I tend to veer spherical, but those are nice looking keys. Pretty cool that they come with some unique text too.

Gotta say, I love Alps so seeing that build in it's beginning stages is pretty sweet! As for the Deko, it's actually a character generator, for placing text on live feeds like what you'd see on the news.
I haven't tried Amber, but Alps tactiles are fantastic.  Have you tried box navy to compare to Amber Alps? Navies are the only MX switch I've found that are in the same really of tactility of Alps switches.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11785 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 08:10:23 »
Alps Amber are the only switch I haven't had I believe, but I also haven't tried any of the new switches since like 2015. So Tealios, Zealistotles, Kailh Box, etc. are a no go on my end.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11786 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 14:09:51 »


Just showed up at my office. Effing hell do I love that badge. She's a dirty girl, but I think she'll clean up nice if I go all Henry Higgins on her.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11787 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 11:40:27 »
I don't know if this is old news or what, but MaxKey Miami Nights is back, one set on its way to me:

https://kbdfans.cn/collections/sa-profile/products/maxkey-sa-night-miami-keycaps-set

Also it seems Portland is too, though maybe that never went away?

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11788 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 17:36:33 »
I don't know if this is old news or what, but MaxKey Miami Nights is back, one set on its way to me:

https://kbdfans.cn/collections/sa-profile/products/maxkey-sa-night-miami-keycaps-set

Also it seems Portland is too, though maybe that never went away?
I am waiting for a good SA keycap set in brown and green. I fear I may have an unusual taste though :P
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11789 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 12:46:56 »
Dell AT101W
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11790 on: Thu, 19 April 2018, 11:43:49 »
I have actually had a good week for keebs. I have three nightfoxes coming in, so i can have one of each Hako switch type. I have Hako Clears and violets incoming as well. As for vintage boards, I have a IBM Model F Bigfoot in the mail, along with an IBM Model M13 (the black model), all of which I am super excited about.
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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11791 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 11:23:02 »
Not in the mail yet, but just ordered the Rama M60-A and box Royals. RIP wallet.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11792 on: Sun, 22 April 2018, 18:13:09 »
At least 4 Keyforge artisans, a Navacap and a Boomsnap Shoe  :D

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11793 on: Thu, 26 April 2018, 09:32:28 »

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11794 on: Thu, 26 April 2018, 09:36:30 »
A clack and some bros

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11795 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 12:50:41 »
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Apple M0115, ALPS SKCM Orange. Should be coming May 4.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11796 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 14:03:54 »
A USA made Kala Elite 1KOA-T

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11797 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 03:58:21 »
Crazy question: How far is the serial number on your Leopold FC660C from, say, Serial No. 001042 ?

I'm trying to guesstimate how old a certain Leopold is from models produced this year, so I can perhaps see if I am being scammed on how new (or old) this one is.

You don't need to tell me the exact number, just give me a digit range. Thanks.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11798 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 04:36:04 »
Crazy question: How far is the serial number on your Leopold FC660C from, say, Serial No. 001042 ?

I'm trying to guesstimate how old a certain Leopold is from models produced this year, so I can perhaps see if I am being scammed on how new (or old) this one is.

You don't need to tell me the exact number, just give me a digit range. Thanks.

just checked mine and its in the mid 001XXX range as far as serial numbers go. One thing to keep in mind thought is a serial number doesn't really tell ya a sold date only manufactures date. I got mine in October/November last year from https://mechanicalkeyboards.com I would assume it be newer stock. Though its still possible its one that was laying in a warehouse before being shipped out.

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Re: It's in the mail...
« Reply #11799 on: Sun, 06 May 2018, 10:44:06 »
Group Think Piccolo + blank and Rochelle x2 Piccolo  ;D
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