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Offline Awoke

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16900 on: Mon, 24 April 2023, 21:07:26 »
I'm looking for a full size keyboard, with aluminium or zinc (metal) frame, and Cherry MX Clear switches.

Any idea of one or where I could search for one?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16901 on: Mon, 01 May 2023, 11:41:25 »
Hello! Doing my first keyboard build, was just wondering if there were any potential compatibility issues I may have overlooked.
I've ordered:
  • Portico68 Obsidian build kit from KeyCompany
  • Tangerine Light switches / stabs
  • SLK Dessau Dark Base Kit

Thank you!  ^-^

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16902 on: Tue, 02 May 2023, 09:05:08 »
Hello! Doing my first keyboard build, was just wondering if there were any potential compatibility issues I may have overlooked.
I've ordered:
  • Portico68 Obsidian build kit from KeyCompany
  • Tangerine Light switches / stabs
  • SLK Dessau Dark Base Kit

Thank you!  ^-^

I am not familiar with this board or keyset, but have looked it up. As far as I can tell, everything looks compatible. The only odd keycaps you will need for this layout are a 1.75u right shift, and different-row home/end/pgup/pgdn. The keyset you mention includes the 1.75u shift, and because it doesn't seem to have different profiles per row, you don't run into any concerns with the home/end/pgup/pgdn like you would with, for example, Cherry profile caps.

The switches are PCB mount, and your PCB looks to have the additional holes drilled to be compatible with these. In the event that you get a PCB without these holes, or there is a size mismatch, you can turn PCB mount switches into plate mount switches by cutting off the plastic legs on the side, but it doesn't appear like that will be necessary in your case.

The stabilizers are also PCB mount, and includes the correct number and size of wires. You will need the shorter of the two spacebar stabilizer wires.

Good luck with your first build :)
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Offline Prince Valiant

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16903 on: Mon, 08 May 2023, 10:42:41 »
Are there any clicky hall effect or optical switches which are MX compatible (mount and stem)?

Offline Simon11777

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16904 on: Mon, 08 May 2023, 20:17:54 »
Hello, I need help finding a mechanical keyboard pad on AliExpress Keyboard 60% in iso

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16905 on: Tue, 09 May 2023, 12:26:24 »
I got my first MK. It's a lot more impressive than I was expecting. Now, I want to make it as quiet as possible. Any help of suggestions on where to start or the appropriate place to find information will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16906 on: Tue, 16 May 2023, 01:25:03 »
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Offline ShangWang

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16907 on: Wed, 24 May 2023, 12:07:58 »
I found this 4mm thick foam in my room that I could potentially use for dampening my HyperX Alloy Origins but I'm not sure what kind of material it is or if it's appropriate for the task. I just know that if the foam is not electrically conductive, it would work.
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https://imgur.com/a/YjFSftK

The foam is a bit hard, with some rigidity and has a somewhat smooth texture with little pores. Does anyone know what material this is? Would it be good for keyboard dampening?
« Last Edit: Wed, 24 May 2023, 12:10:07 by ShangWang »