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Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:42:02 »
The Cake May Be A Lie, But The Keyboard Is Not...
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:42:47 »
I suppose it could be a model M

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:44:07 »
but what do the keys mean
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:46:38 »
I suppose it could be a model M
Now that would be classy.

but what do the keys mean
^Not really sure, someone decipher it!
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:57:24 »
A S D E R I P H N

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:58:13 »
With the logo placement it looks more like an AT101W.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 22:58:47 »
Adrian Shepard
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 23:01:18 »
Adrian Shepard

neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerdddddddd

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 16 December 2012, 23:12:05 »
So I did some research and this is what I found:
"While playing through Portal the player will eventually come across several rooms containing lots of computers and keyboards. The only keys on the keyboards that are highlighted yellow are the letters that spell out "Adrian Shephard" (A, D, E, H, I, N, P, R, S)."

Informational credit to: http://www.giantbomb.com/adrian-shephard/94-992/

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 11:16:50 »
Yes, we should commision some g80-3000 with the aperture logo on the case body and everything.

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 11:19:10 »
How do we know it's a mechanical keyboard being depicted?  It could just be an old ****ty RD...
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 15:43:40 »
How do we know it's a mechanical keyboard being depicted?  It could just be an old ****ty RD...

We don't, the mind sees what it wants to see....

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 17:56:47 »
How do we know it's a mechanical keyboard being depicted?  It could just be an old ****ty RD...
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 18:03:40 »
Well with that many custom key caps, it HAS to be mechanical...
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:41:50 »
Cave Johnson wouldn't have spent the extra money on mechanical keyboards.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:47:39 »
But would a groupbuy from Cherry be able to have factory standardized smudging and grime? I need my Portal board to be a perfect replica.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:52:51 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:57:20 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.
Wish he was still around, would love to see his progress.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:57:49 »
Cave Johnson wouldn't have spent the extra money on mechanical keyboards.

He would have if they were used and known to last...then they'd be cheaper anyway.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 17 December 2012, 20:58:28 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.

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Sounds like an interesting holiday project for someone.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 01:26:50 »
I'm sure wasd could do this. Just color the specific key caps and add a "grime" type filter.
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 02:53:49 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.

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Sounds like an interesting holiday project for someone.
I'll be looking into making one or two of these sometime next year actually, as both me and the girlfriend are big fans of the Portal games.

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 03:13:56 »
I think more than one guy has been working on Portal keyboards.
Here is another view (posted on this board before). Maybe this is a different type of keyboard.
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Re: Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 13:57:55 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.

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Sounds like an interesting holiday project for someone.
I'll be looking into making one or two of these sometime next year actually, as both me and the girlfriend are big fans of the Portal games.
Be sure to upload pictures of the progress!  I'm sure we would all like to see your work xD
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 21:56:02 »
mechanical egg in easter portal 2?
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 22:34:56 »
Stop confusing us :O
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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 06:18:41 »
There was a guy long time ago here on GH that was trying to replicate that keyboard.

Just passed 1000 posts - congratulations! :)

Sounds like an interesting holiday project for someone.
I'll be looking into making one or two of these sometime next year actually, as both me and the girlfriend are big fans of the Portal games.
Be sure to upload pictures of the progress!  I'm sure we would all like to see your work xD
It probably won't be too exciting, I'll most likely just get something with MX switches that looks fairly close and then order caps from WASD, only thing I'd have to do then would be to add the logo and whatnot.

Any suggestions for boards to use would be appreciated.

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Re: Mechanical Keyboard Easter Egg In Portal 2
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 20 December 2012, 18:14:44 »
 :eek: LOL that's cool.

Never noticed that.
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