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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #300 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 21:38:33 »
On the KBT Pure, is there anyway to move the arrow cluster on the function layer to where they are on the Poker?

Unfortunately, no. What you want is called GH60. :P

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #301 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 21:44:04 »
All the hard parts will be assemble already on GH60. Adding switch is pretty easy with basic soldering skill. The programming should be much more friendly by the time the buy is concluded and it's shipping.

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« Reply #302 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 21:47:34 »
Also, assembly service. :)
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #303 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 21:47:49 »
Is there something special about "the cheat" keyboards that makes them so expensive? Or were there limited quantities sold?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #304 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 21:51:37 »
I'm soooo not ready for something that custom! Yet!

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #305 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 16:20:07 »
http://elitekeyboards.com/products.php?sub=access,roofs&pid=rfhh

Will this keyboard roof fit a poker?

Yes :)
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #306 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 16:39:35 »
Are there CoolerMaster StormTrigger TKL keyboards with non-proportional backlighting?  The proportions, for switch/backlight, is red/red, blue/blue, and brown/white.

Can you clarify? This question doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
The CM ST TKL keyboards have backlighting that follow the proportions I said.  However, I saw someone on YouTube with a brown-switch one, but it had blue backlights instead of white.  Did he custom-create it, or are keyboards like that available?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #307 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 17:57:16 »
Are you sure there's a tenkeyless Storm Trigger? I can't find any information on that. I know theres a CoolerMaster QuickFire TK that has backlighting.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #308 on: Tue, 19 March 2013, 18:00:58 »
Are you sure there's a tenkeyless Storm Trigger? I can't find any information on that. I know theres a CoolerMaster QuickFire TK that has backlighting.
Oops, I did it again.  When I first looked into it, I thought Storm Trigger was the brand itself.  That's what I mean.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #309 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 09:50:31 »
How can I help with the GH60?

I am an experienced web developer/system admin. So development and interfaces (GUI) are right up my ally.




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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #310 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 10:08:41 »
How can I help with the GH60?

I am an experienced web developer/system admin. So development and interfaces (GUI) are right up my ally.

PM some of the guys who are working on it. There's beta-testing threads: here and here. I know for a fact that Ivan and Glissant have had issues with the coding to getting certain things working. Offer to help in those threads and PM the OPs. That's how I got started with projects as well. I just offered to help.


Are you sure there's a tenkeyless Storm Trigger? I can't find any information on that. I know theres a CoolerMaster QuickFire TK that has backlighting.
Oops, I did it again.  When I first looked into it, I thought Storm Trigger was the brand itself.  That's what I mean.

When i get a chance, I'll go look it up. I believe the setup is how you originally described it and the Youtube video probably has a modification. But let me double check.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #311 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 20:58:42 »
What is the difference between "vintage" and I guess "modern" switches I see vintage reds/blacks. Did they have something different in them? Is it just to say they are older / used?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #312 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:01:04 »
I think it's unlikely you'd be able to tell a difference.  The reason vintage switches are used is because they are supposed to be smoother.  I've never read any hard facts except that the stems may be made out of a different plastic that allows them to slide nicer.  I have not been able to tell any difference, though.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #313 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:01:42 »
They're from old boards (I think like the 80s) and apparently they're smoother than the newer switches. I also heard that vintage blues are WAY smoother than new blues. Akimbo would know, he posted up about that somewhere

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #314 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:02:32 »
They're from old boards (I think like the 80s) and apparently they're smoother than the newer switches. I also heard that vintage blues are WAY smoother than new blues. Akimbo would know, he posted up about that somewhere

Vintage blacks are incredibly smooth compared to modern blacks I can attest to that. Its kinda crazy how much nicer they feel.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #315 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:05:10 »
Are you sure they aren't just broken-in?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #316 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:44:19 »
Thanks! I'm gonna get my hands on a gh60 soon! :D




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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #317 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 21:49:00 »
Are you sure they aren't just broken-in?

If L4ercake is talking about the switches he got from me, they were off of new never used boards, so break in use is not a factor in his claim.

I have honestly never typed on new production blacks so I can't say one way or the other about how they feel to me in comparison. All I can say is that Lyercake's switches were never used. I did however put some blue springs in some vintage black switches (making ghetto reds) and they felt slightly smoother to me than my brother-in-law's Leopold with new reds. Just my $0.02. it wasn't a dramatic difference to me.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #318 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 22:03:45 »
I'm basing it off putting Red springs into the Vintage Blacks and they have waaaaay less grind on the way depression.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #319 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 22:25:42 »
Vintage is smoother for sure, especially for linear switches. I made vintage reds and blacks, and they both feel smoother than modern production red/black switches.

As for vintage blues, the smoothness makes the tactile bump seem smaller to me. It kinda feels close to typing on reds but with a click.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #320 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 11:28:07 »
Can you change the spring in switch without desoldering the switch? If so, are there any videos about it?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #321 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 11:29:42 »
Can you change the spring in switch without desoldering the switch? If so, are there any videos about it?

WhiteFireDragon's and I believe Beast's plates are setup like this. WFD has some excellent videos on Youtube. Look up his ID there.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #322 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 11:38:11 »
On the KBT Pure, is there anyway to move the arrow cluster on the function layer to where they are on the Poker?

Unfortunately, no. What you want is called GH60. :P

I'm soooo not ready for something that custom! Yet!

Are you ready now? http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=41464.0

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« Reply #323 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 11:39:01 »
The answer is absolutely, yes. He is ready jdcarpe :P

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #324 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:00:13 »
Has there been or are any future group buys for a set of double shot PBT?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #325 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:38:21 »
I have another question already... where are my answers people!!@!!  :p

Any idea why the cherry blacks on my Zibal 60 feel smoother than then cherry blacks on my Shine 2?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #326 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:39:37 »
Has there been or are any future group buys for a set of double shot PBT?

There has not been, but SP has just developed the technique to do it.  According to i3, however, it would be ruinously expensive to do.

I have another question already... where are my answers people!!@!!  :p

Any idea why the cherry blacks on my Zibal 60 feel smoother than then cherry blacks on my Shine 2?

Vintage vs non-vintage switches?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #327 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:43:39 »
Yeah I noticed the new double shot PBT's on techkeys. I wonder how much more it would be? Twice as expensive? I'm sure some here would still go for it haha.


When were vintage switches made? I bought the Zibal 60 maybe... 2 years ago? The Ducky is brand new.
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« Reply #328 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:44:59 »
I would, depending on the color.  Hell, I may price it for the Orangesicle buy I'm getting planned out.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #329 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 17:47:34 »
Orangesicle? Already interested.. PBT or not !
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #330 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 19:43:13 »
Okay, I have a question, perhaps dumb, I'm not sure.

But if I were to buying a KBC Poker (for example) and then purchased a case like this, would I be able to take the KBC 'guts' out and implant them in this Aluminum case? Is that feesible, or do I have to build an entire board around these types of cases? I just ask because I'm not certain how great I am at piecing together switches and such and if I have to manually make one myself.. ima need to practice. o.O

Thanks!

Would this Vortex Pure fit into this a case like this??? Or would I have to go with KBC Poker from here

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #331 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 19:47:29 »
Yes, Poker, Pure have the same dimensions and mounting. Totally interchangeable in the various cases for them. Poker 2 or whatever they are calling it will probably be available in the next couple month also.

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« Reply #332 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 19:50:10 »
Yes, Poker, Pure have the same dimensions and mounting. Totally interchangeable in the various cases for them. Poker 2 or whatever they are calling it will probably be available in the next couple month also.

Ah okay, thank you. I'll have to look into this Poker 2 to check it out. :D
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #333 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 19:56:50 »
Yes, Poker, Pure have the same dimensions and mounting. Totally interchangeable in the various cases for them. Poker 2 or whatever they are calling it will probably be available in the next couple month also.

Ah okay, thank you. I'll have to look into this Poker 2 to check it out. :D

bah.... ahh.... welll you know.... GH60 is here !! maybe go with you know, the best keyboard evar... poker 2 can go Suck a D

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #334 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 21:18:07 »
Yes, Poker, Pure have the same dimensions and mounting. Totally interchangeable in the various cases for them. Poker 2 or whatever they are calling it will probably be available in the next couple month also.

Ah okay, thank you. I'll have to look into this Poker 2 to check it out. :D

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #335 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 21:22:43 »
my question....will i ever learn to take off keycaps with stabilizers?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #336 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 21:53:33 »
my question....will i ever learn to take off keycaps with stabilizers?

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« Reply #337 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 21:55:23 »
my question....will i ever learn to take off keycaps with stabilizers?

Yes

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« Reply #338 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 22:05:06 »
my question....will i ever learn to take off keycaps with stabilizers?

Yes

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It's the truth.  There isn't *much* more to them than normal switches, but if your real question was "Show me how to take off keycaps with stabilizers"...

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #339 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 22:40:20 »
thank for the vid. i just have heard that a lot of things can go wrong.

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« Reply #340 on: Thu, 21 March 2013, 23:49:47 »
thank for the vid. i just have heard that a lot of things can go wrong.

I didn't even know what to do. I just kind of learned on my own without vids. It's pretty easy. Better to wiggle it I feel instead of jerking the key straight up though.
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« Reply #341 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 00:48:27 »
Nice kb!
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« Reply #342 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 00:50:11 »
Korean Kung Fu method!
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« Reply #343 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 07:55:55 »
thank for the vid. i just have heard that a lot of things can go wrong.

I didn't even know what to do. I just kind of learned on my own without vids. It's pretty easy. Better to wiggle it I feel instead of jerking the key straight up though.

alright. i tried on my pure spacebar for like 3 minutes and it wasn't even with a costar stabilizer. going to try on my DAS

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« Reply #344 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 08:14:32 »
For Cherry stabilizer, just pull the key straight up.

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« Reply #345 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 09:30:30 »
what Solder is good to use on keyboards? Not sure if there are types to stay away from...

on that matter I'm starting to get in to the whole soldering thing, what irons / guns are good in the area?

What's everyone using?
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #346 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 09:34:43 »
Cam someone help me with what stabilizers to order on the gh60 order thread? I am really confused about what to Get. I am going for a hhkb layout, with either a ANSI 1.5x or ANSI 1.5x Pure shift plate. Not sure what color switches yet. Just really confused about which stabilizers are best to order

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« Reply #347 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 09:51:30 »
what Solder is good to use on keyboards? Not sure if there are types to stay away from...

on that matter I'm starting to get in to the whole soldering thing, what irons / guns are good in the area?

What's everyone using?

What you want is rosin core solder, either 60/40 or ideally 63/37. Diameter I normally use is .032".

For a soldering iron, you can get by with a cheap Weller or Radio Shack iron. Get yourself a soldering iron stand with a sponge cleaner.

For a nice setup, you want something with temperature control. Weller WES51 or WLC100 are both good choices. As is the Hakko FX-888.

For desoldering, you can use braid or a bulb (or iron with bulb sold at Radio Shack). The Edsyn Soldapullt is a nice spring loaded desoldering tool. The Hakko 808 is a vacuum desoldering iron, but kinda pricey.

Helping hands and/or a vice are always useful.


Cam someone help me with what stabilizers to order on the gh60 order thread? I am really confused about what to Get. I am going for a hhkb layout, with either a ANSI 1.5x or ANSI 1.5x Pure shift plate. Not sure what color switches yet. Just really confused about which stabilizers are best to order

Are you assembling this yourself? Cherry PCB mount stabilizers should probably be listed as the default option. They are the easiest to install, if you are new to DIY. The plates might require some sanding/filing to work well with Costar stabilizers.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #348 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 10:32:40 »
jd i am getting the $40 PCB that is presoldering and paying for assembly..i don't have any soldering experience or equipment. i plan on getting hhkb layout if that makes a difference. i just want the basic stabilizers, as long as they are easy to switch out keycaps.

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« Reply #349 on: Fri, 22 March 2013, 10:33:20 »
Are you sure there's a tenkeyless Storm Trigger? I can't find any information on that. I know theres a CoolerMaster QuickFire TK that has backlighting.
Oops, I did it again.  When I first looked into it, I thought Storm Trigger was the brand itself.  That's what I mean.

Sorry for the late response on the TK boards. If you go to this link it shows that the backlight LED colors match the switches in the board. If you saw different LEDs, then the person probably swapped them.