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The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:15:37 »
My The Cheat, built by myself, with the new russian dye sub keycaps.











The small SMD parts for the Cheat:


The Cheat firmware information here: http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=38377.msg742588#msg742588
« Last Edit: Thu, 20 December 2012, 20:06:21 by litster »

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:25:48 »
Should have a hammer and sickle keycap on Esc for the full effect ;)
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:30:08 »
Nice.  lister - I didn't know you were a Russophone.
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:36:18 »
Nice build lister. Can we see more shots of this board? :)
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:37:54 »
Nice carpet.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:42:09 »
Very nice!!!
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:43:38 »
Now THAT's a pretty keyboard.  :eek:

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:44:18 »
WOW, that is a stunning piece of equipment and an awesoem picture, as always.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:46:35 »
Something about your carpet makes this photo look much better than the one you had posted on Deskthority. Also the blanks are much nicer than the black on red cherries you had originally used. :]

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:54:33 »
Nice carpet.

Literally so clean, Almost looks as if it's just been laid.
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The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 17:59:36 »
Man that thing looks sick!
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:22:55 »
OP upated with more pictures.

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The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:24:43 »
Nice!!!!
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Re: Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:43:43 »
just been laid.
TWSS. Either way, looks sharp:) where did you get those blanks?

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:52:54 »
TWSS. Either way, looks sharp:) where did you get those blanks?

The blanks came from G80-2550 / 2551.  That set also has a blue hand bag capslock and a blue Esc keycap (both are pad-printed.

Literally so clean, Almost looks as if it's just been laid.

The carpet is 6 to 7 years old, but it looks like new still.  We (aka not me) vacuum weekly.  But berber carpet is very nice.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:53:36 »
Don't ya just hate the way the USB cable is attached to the PCB on the Cheats? I bought a connector and soldered it to the PCB to save wear and tear.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 18:57:39 »
Don't ya just hate the way the USB cable is attached to the PCB on the Cheats? I bought a connector and soldered it to the PCB to save wear and tear.

I want to do that too.  Would you please post a picture or two of your USB connector on the PCB?  Thanks.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 18 December 2012, 22:32:10 »
The small SMD parts for The Cheat:

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 03:23:03 »
Really nice combo between the case and the Russian legends, litster. Congrats on a wonderful looking board :)

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 14:52:07 »
That looks really great, it's almost an piece of art, that color combination, just stunning!
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 14:57:57 »
That thing is a piece or art. Looks so damn good and so "professionnal".
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Re: Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 14:59:05 »
Don't ya just hate the way the USB cable is attached to the PCB on the Cheats? I bought a connector and soldered it to the PCB to save wear and tear.

I want to do that too.  Would you please post a picture or two of your USB connector on the PCB?  Thanks.
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 15:30:00 »
There isn't a good place to securely mount a USB connector that I can see.  That is why I am interested in finding out how jcrouse did it.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 16:15:27 »
Geez litster, now ya make me feel bad. I am afraid everyone misunderstood. I din't say USB connector and certainly not the ultomate, which would be detachable. I just hated the ****ting job done at the "factory" and wanted to clean things us a little. I have two cheats. They were both different. The first two pics is what I started with and the last pic is what I did. It is simply a male 4 pin fan connector (from FrozenCPU, I think) and the corresponding female on the end of the cable. Unfortunately it is not "standard USB and i can't use the 10 custom cables I made a couple of months ago. As you know, space is quite linited between the mount point and the inside rear of the case. That coupled with having not machining available limite what I could do.

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The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 16:16:43 »
don't hate on keyboards with attach cables!!!!
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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 16:52:47 »
Thanks jcrouse for the pictures.   That makes sense.  The only other thing I can think of is to solder on a little pigtail/dongle that is hanging outside the case and can be connected to a USB cable. 

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 16:54:03 »
Thanks jcrouse for the pictures.   That makes sense.  The only other thing I can think of is to solder on a little pigtail/dongle that is hanging outside the case and can be connected to a USB cable. 
yep thats what i was thinking and did with my Phantoms.

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Re: The Cheat with Russian Dye Sub
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 19 December 2012, 17:15:26 »
Thanks jcrouse for the pictures.   That makes sense.  The only other thing I can think of is to solder on a little pigtail/dongle that is hanging outside the case and can be connected to a USB cable. 

Well, thats a great idea. Maybe when I get bored this winter.