Author Topic: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)  (Read 1593013 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Eszett

  • Posts: 489
  • Supporting the communities Geekhack & Deskthority
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16400 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:17:54 »
The problem as a beginner is, you don't know exactly what you want, what you are looking for, what's available, etc. I bought a Filco Majestouch 2 as my first serious mechanical keyboard, and it's still doing it's job, never let me down. Could I've decided better? Probably, as, later on, you want to change the mapping, change switches, etc, and you can't do that with products off the shelf. Could I've decided worse, double yes. So I do not regret it.
« Last Edit: Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:20:54 by Eszett »

Offline rowdy

  • HHKB Hapster
  • * Erudite Elder
  • Posts: 20859
  • Location: melbourne.vic.au
  • Missed another sale.
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16401 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:51:27 »
Hey, I am very new into mechanical keyboards and quite like the look of the the GMMK. I am just wondering is this a good keyboard and is it good for beginners? Maybe some other keyboard recommendations for a beginner in the sub 50-150 range... preferable under 100? Thank You

Welcome to Geekhack!

For a first keyboard, you'd want something that you can easily change keycaps i.e. a standard layout.  As you quoted prices in GBP I'd guess you'll be looking for an ISO layout keyboard, which will limit your choice of replacement keycaps considerably.  If you can adjust to an ANSI layout, the choice of replacement keycaps will expand considerably.

You'll probably end up with a number of different keyboards, different layouts, different sizes, different materials eventually anyway, so just enjoy the journey :)
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thats incorrect. Its in HHKBs slogan, but when Americas 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

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

Offline Mikey G

  • Posts: 2
  • Location: London
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16402 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 13:04:06 »
Hey, I am very new into mechanical keyboards and quite like the look of the the GMMK. I am just wondering is this a good keyboard and is it good for beginners? Maybe some other keyboard recommendations for a beginner in the sub 50-150 range... preferable under 100? Thank You

Welcome to Geekhack!

For a first keyboard, you'd want something that you can easily change keycaps i.e. a standard layout.  As you quoted prices in GBP I'd guess you'll be looking for an ISO layout keyboard, which will limit your choice of replacement keycaps considerably.  If you can adjust to an ANSI layout, the choice of replacement keycaps will expand considerably.

You'll probably end up with a number of different keyboards, different layouts, different sizes, different materials eventually anyway, so just enjoy the journey :)

Hi Rowdy, thanks for you help and reply. I am currently on ANSI and clearly have no reason to change layouts back to ISO... thanks for telling me, I did have a 1 or 2 ISO layout keyboards on my short list... it is good to know to steer clear for a while until I know/have learnt more. :thumb:

Offline hs429q

  • Posts: 5
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16403 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 14:29:37 »
Where can I buy a custom Carbon Fiber Plate?

Online Koatl

  • Posts: 114
  • Location: SoCal
  • Kozahtli on reddit, etc.
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16404 on: Mon, 24 December 2018, 08:41:18 »
Has anyone yet to make a solution for Topre to MX Sliders for the spacebar? I've had a few sets of KBDFans MX Sliders and I know they don't have MX spacebar stabilizers. I know Novatouch and Realforce RGB sliders accommodate, but those are pretty rare/pricey. Seems like somebody must have created a 3d print mold for MX stabilizer sliders or something by now.

UPDATE: Hoping this works out: https://www.shapeways.com/product/VAPD43WYK/topre-to-mx-stabilizer-plunger-right
« Last Edit: Mon, 24 December 2018, 16:23:43 by Koatl »
☷☴☲☱☶☵☳☰

Offline gabetjh

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Singapore
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16405 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 02:07:58 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

Online user 18

  • * Senior Moderator
  • Posts: 2112
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16406 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 13:13:15 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

The Clack Happens thread is currently locked, so regular users cannot create new posts. Typically, when a thread is locked, only mods/admins (and the OP of that thread? not 100% sure) will be able to post.

There are also some subforums that have restrictions on who can create new threads. Some artisan and vendor subforums are set up so that only the vendor can create new threads, to reduce clutter in the subforum. Several sections in the marketplace are also set up such that only members who have been on GH for at least two months and have a postcount of 25 or higher can create new threads, matching our restrictions on who can sell items on geekhack.

Does that answer your question completely?
Please PM me if you are waiting on classifieds approval or have a question about the classifieds rules. | geekhack Terms of Service

Max Nighthawk x8 (MX Brown) | CM QFR (MX Blue) | CM QFR (MX Clear) | RK-9000 (MX Red) | Model M 1391401 | Model M SSK 1370475 | CM Novatouch | G80-8113 (MX Clear) | 60% (85g MX Blue) | Whitefox Aria (MX Clear) | CL-LX (MX Clear) | Mira SE (MX Clear)
Avatar by ashdenej

Offline gabetjh

  • Posts: 33
  • Location: Singapore
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16407 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 19:09:54 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

The Clack Happens thread is currently locked, so regular users cannot create new posts. Typically, when a thread is locked, only mods/admins (and the OP of that thread? not 100% sure) will be able to post.

There are also some subforums that have restrictions on who can create new threads. Some artisan and vendor subforums are set up so that only the vendor can create new threads, to reduce clutter in the subforum. Several sections in the marketplace are also set up such that only members who have been on GH for at least two months and have a postcount of 25 or higher can create new threads, matching our restrictions on who can sell items on geekhack.

Does that answer your question completely?
yes it did! thank you!

Offline sobr

  • Posts: 1
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16408 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 18:21:40 »
Hey all - I've been using a Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 cherry blue for 5 years and just recently noticed that the action on the keys has changed - not like they're sticking but almost sticking - like they're stiff - or require more effort on each keypress. (apologies for not knowing the right lingo)

I think this has probably been a slow creep of performance degradation and it only became pronounced enough for me to notice it recently.

I am the worst about any type of maintenance or cleaning - keyboard is not a pretty sight. I don't even know if the keys come off on this model or not but I think not.

ANYWAY my quick question is: Do I bother trying to get this serviced or do I just buy a new one and sell this one as-is on ebay?

If service: I'm in the SF Bay Area - so where?

I really love this keyboard and can't imagine I would get any other model but this same one as a replacement (unless there's someone here who's been a diehard Ninja lover who's since converted to something else even better, and can convince me). I am not a kb enthusiast just someone who needs to type fast all day long.

Thanks all.

Offline Eszett

  • Posts: 489
  • Supporting the communities Geekhack & Deskthority
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16409 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 05:45:46 »
Remove the caps, and turn the keyboard upside down shaking all the debris out. Plus, use an old toothbrush to brush the debris out.

Offline metomer

  • Posts: 1
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16410 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:52:06 »
Hey guys I'm new here,

got my first 40% coming in the post atm, it's a vortex core. I'm worried about the form factor of 40% but excited nonetheless.

Does anyone know where I can get some keycaps for it? as I know its kinda an awkward set,

thanks!
Vortex Core

Offline zunger

  • Posts: 2
Simple question: Keycool 84S Firmware
« Reply #16411 on: Thu, 17 January 2019, 00:00:45 »
I just got my hands on a Keycool 84S, but its layout is very wrong to use with a Mac. Does anyone know what firmware it uses, and what incantation(s) are required to flash it? (If such exist...)
« Last Edit: Thu, 17 January 2019, 00:07:30 by zunger »

Offline tofgerl

  • Posts: 887
  • Location: Norway
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16412 on: Mon, 21 January 2019, 01:53:31 »
What's an OK Topre TMK/QMK programmable keyboard? Conversions, reprogramming, some soldering or switching of parts allowed.
I'm looking at a Leopold FC600c with the TMK daughterboard, but the keyboard seems to be out of production, and I'd be stuck with Topre-compatible keycaps.

Are any of the Plum keyboards TMK-compatible?

Offline MFahim

  • Posts: 44
  • Location: Osakikamijima, Japan
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16413 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 03:48:19 »
Hi, I recently got my hands on a LZ-RV, but after I flashed a new layout using JigOn, a few keys have been acting up. They dont register the keypresses I set in JigOn, and instead give out different ones, Ive tried a few things but I havent been able to fix this yet. pls help.

edit: fixed by redownloading jigon and reflashing  :-\
« Last Edit: Sat, 02 February 2019, 04:11:17 by MFahim »

Offline menuhin

  • Posts: 946
  • Location: Germany
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16414 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 07:54:06 »
What's an OK Topre TMK/QMK programmable keyboard? Conversions, reprogramming, some soldering or switching of parts allowed.
I'm looking at a Leopold FC600c with the TMK daughterboard, but the keyboard seems to be out of production, and I'd be stuck with Topre-compatible keycaps.

Are any of the Plum keyboards TMK-compatible?

What is "OK"?

But I can only see that for Topre, it is only possible to use TMK via Hasu's drop-in controller or adapter, e.g. Hasu's HHKB Alternative Controller. It has been working really well for me.

FC660c is very solid with a metal plate, and if you're in the Topre game, you have to deal with the only-Topre caps situation, but KBDfans seems to have more and more option for Topre boards.

Plum keyboards AFAIR is not TMK/QMK compatible unless someone recently has ported it to support them on QMK, which will be great. Plum has a much softer less tactile key feel than Topre, but some people are into it.
Wishlist: 1) hotswap boards for MX and for Alps; 2) Alps64; 3) Universal Teensy convertor; 3) Quack & Split Planck; 4) Solid cases like TX
More
Wishful-list: 1) HASU BT battery lasts a year; 2) ABS Shine-proof/PBT DoubleShot spherical; 3) We order from keyboard-layout-editor.com; 4) Endgame
IBM M13 black
IBM SpaceSaver II
IBM KPD8923 Trackpoint
Choc mini Gateron black
PLUM 84 'Topre-clone' 55g Korean dome
HHKB Pro 2 HasuBT
[typing slowly at ~80WPM, in love with Emacs, and growing in Lisp]

Offline tofgerl

  • Posts: 887
  • Location: Norway
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16415 on: Sat, 02 February 2019, 11:34:37 »
What is "OK"?
Good question. I currently use a Realforce RGB at work, but I won't be using the one at home as much. I use Hasu's USB-USB adapter for that, which is fine, but obviously I would prefer for the keyboard itself to run the software instead of having a separate adapter that I have to carry around and debug if anything goes wrong.

I just ordered a Plum 87 from the Massdrop this week, so that's plan A.

Offline rowdy

  • HHKB Hapster
  • * Erudite Elder
  • Posts: 20859
  • Location: melbourne.vic.au
  • Missed another sale.
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16416 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 20:15:33 »
It's been so long I can't remember - how easy is it to replace a switch on an original Ducky Shine?

The numpad 0 if that makes any difference.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thats incorrect. Its in HHKBs slogan, but when Americas 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

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14491
  • Location: \(_o)/
  • because reasons.......
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16417 on: Wed, 13 February 2019, 20:52:11 »
It's been so long I can't remember - how easy is it to replace a switch on an original Ducky Shine?

The numpad 0 if that makes any difference.
IIRC you just have to desolder the led then the switch, pop them out, then solder in the replacements.

I don't think the stabilizer will be in the way.

The early boards were much simpler than some of the newer models.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk


Offline rowdy

  • HHKB Hapster
  • * Erudite Elder
  • Posts: 20859
  • Location: melbourne.vic.au
  • Missed another sale.
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16418 on: Thu, 14 February 2019, 19:56:46 »
It's been so long I can't remember - how easy is it to replace a switch on an original Ducky Shine?

The numpad 0 if that makes any difference.
IIRC you just have to desolder the led then the switch, pop them out, then solder in the replacements.

I don't think the stabilizer will be in the way.

The early boards were much simpler than some of the newer models.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

That sounds promising, thanks.  Especially about the stabilisers, I'd forgotten about those, what with using TKL keyboards mostly these days.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thats incorrect. Its in HHKBs slogan, but when Americas 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

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

Offline _GMK_

  • not affiliated with GMK
  • Posts: 144
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16419 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 05:39:11 »
Is this pad printed or doubleshot? What puts me off is the fact that it has scoops, and nipples.


Offline nickheller

  • Cherry ML life
  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 1543
  • Location: Earth
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16420 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 11:08:24 »
Is this pad printed or doubleshot? What puts me off is the fact that it has scoops, and nipples.

(Attachment Link)
Looks like lasered not pad printed or doubleshot.
Gotcha. Those sacks look mouth watering.

Offline _GMK_

  • not affiliated with GMK
  • Posts: 144
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16421 on: Sun, 17 February 2019, 13:08:32 »
Is this pad printed or doubleshot? What puts me off is the fact that it has scoops, and nipples.

(Attachment Link)
Looks like lasered not pad printed or doubleshot.

Thanks

Offline abattlescar

  • Posts: 1
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16422 on: Tue, 19 February 2019, 20:42:49 »
How can I change the layout of my keyboard without needing to change everything in qmk?  I just bought a zlant and like the layout except for 2 or 3 keys, so I don't want to mess around with qmk too much.  If anyone has a link to the JSON for the zlant's entirely default layout with the 3 layers that would help me as well.

Offline _GMK_

  • not affiliated with GMK
  • Posts: 144
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16423 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 15:33:47 »
About OG cherry dyesub keycaps, are those abs or Pbt? For example in a g81-3000 SAD keyboard.

Offline SpAmRaY

  • NOT a Moderator
  • * Certified Spammer
  • Posts: 14491
  • Location: \(_o)/
  • because reasons.......
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16424 on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 15:34:50 »
About OG cherry dyesub keycaps, are those abs or Pbt? For example in a g81-3000 SAD keyboard.

dyesub = pbt

Offline bcredbottle

  • Posts: 690
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16425 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:34:13 »
Who is offering basic soldering services now? I have a PCB, case, switches, etc. that have been sitting on my desk forever and I haven't had time to put them together; I just want to pay someone trustworthy to do it.

Offline iamtootallforthis

  • Something a lot Funnier
  • * Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4572
  • Location: West Palm Beach, FL
  • I like green stuffs.
    • WTB/WTTF Thread
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16426 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 14:37:06 »
Who is offering basic soldering services now? I have a PCB, case, switches, etc. that have been sitting on my desk forever and I haven't had time to put them together; I just want to pay someone trustworthy to do it.

I think lightningXI might be still taking on projects. Doesn't hurt to ask regardless

Offline rowdy

  • HHKB Hapster
  • * Erudite Elder
  • Posts: 20859
  • Location: melbourne.vic.au
  • Missed another sale.
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16427 on: Sun, 24 February 2019, 19:55:13 »
Who is offering basic soldering services now? I have a PCB, case, switches, etc. that have been sitting on my desk forever and I haven't had time to put them together; I just want to pay someone trustworthy to do it.

This thread is supposed to list things like that, but I suspect some sections might be out of date.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thats incorrect. Its in HHKBs slogan, but when Americas 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

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

Ị̸͚̯̲́ͤ̃͑̇̑ͯ̊̂͟ͅs̞͚̩͉̝̪̲͗͊ͪ̽̚̚ ̭̦͖͕̑́͌ͬͩ͟t̷̻͔̙̑͟h̹̠̼͋ͤ͋i̤̜̣̦̱̫͈͔̞ͭ͑ͥ̌̔s̬͔͎̍̈ͥͫ̐̾ͣ̔̇͘ͅ ̩̘̼͆̐̕e̞̰͓̲̺̎͐̏ͬ̓̅̾͠͝ͅv̶̰͕̱̞̥̍ͣ̄̕e͕͙͖̬̜͓͎̤̊ͭ͐͝ṇ̰͎̱̤̟̭ͫ͌̌͢͠ͅ ̳̥̦ͮ̐ͤ̎̊ͣ͡͡n̤̜̙̺̪̒͜e̶̻̦̿ͮ̂̀c̝̘̝͖̠̖͐ͨͪ̈̐͌ͩ̀e̷̥͇̋ͦs̢̡̤ͤͤͯ͜s͈̠̉̑͘a̱͕̗͖̳̥̺ͬͦͧ͆̌̑͡r̶̟̖̈͘ỷ̮̦̩͙͔ͫ̾ͬ̔ͬͮ̌?̵̘͇͔͙ͥͪ͞ͅ

Online LightningXI

  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 2132
  • Location: New York
  • PPD
    • ArtisanMacro
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16428 on: Sat, 02 March 2019, 02:04:17 »
Who is offering basic soldering services now? I have a PCB, case, switches, etc. that have been sitting on my desk forever and I haven't had time to put them together; I just want to pay someone trustworthy to do it.

I think lightningXI might be still taking on projects. Doesn't hurt to ask regardless
Feel free to PM, bcredbottle. You can find me on Reddit, DT, and on the chat channels as well (Discord).
WANTED: Clacks, Artisans, Keysets, Vintage Cherry and Other Goodies

More
Quickfire Pro | TADA 68 | Novatouch | Whitefox | Octagon v1 | Blackbird | HHKB Pro 2 | KBD75 | VE.A | X60 | Canoe | HHKB Pro 1 | FJELL | Revo One | ALPS64 | Lightsaver v3 | IBM 5140 WKL | Norbaforce 87u | MIRA SE | Duck Poker | Canoe | Moon | Weaven | M65-A | EXENT | Wooden Planck | Tokyo60| Viper v1 | E6-v2 | IBM SSK | CA66 | TX-CP | SINGA | TGR Alice | FJELL R2 | Klippe | JER-A06 | GSKT-00 | M60-A | Realforce 84u | AL1 | Keycult No. 1 | SaiB-CP | G81-3000 | DC60 | Realforce 84ub | TMO50 | G81-1800 | Leaf 80 | LZ GH-v2 | T60 |


Offline fanpeople

  • Posts: 842
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16429 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 06:58:31 »
Foreskin, or no foreskin?

Offline TobyLaroned

  • Posts: 1
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16430 on: Fri, 08 March 2019, 07:15:22 »
Anyone know how hard it is/have a guide to remove outemu hotswap sockets?

Planning to get a cheapo $15 used local brand board (digital alliance meca sport) with outemu hotswap sockets in em but I realized that outemu sockets don't fit other switches natively, so was planning to just remove em so I can solder in some box royals or something.

Tobre Laroned haha hehe

Offline hawkingeta

  • Posts: 1
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16431 on: Mon, 11 March 2019, 07:50:30 »
Hello, I am new here and thinking of building my very first DIY mechanical keyboard.

For my first build I want to go rather cheap and have done a lot of research, but I am still left wandering what PCB I should choose. My requirements are that I have a standard ANSI layout, as cheap as possible, NO RGB or backlight, QMK compatibility to do multi layer programming.
I have found the dz60 at KBDfans for $47 including Gateron Brown switches (MX Cherry are too expansive at the moment). Is this as cheap as it gets? The dz60 does have some backlighting and RBG stuff which I don't need.

What PCB would you recommend, and where should I get it?

Thanks

Offline 4sStylZ

  • Posts: 43
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16432 on: Wed, 13 March 2019, 15:34:01 »
Hi, Where can I buy costar stabs shipping to French ad good price.

Basically I see offer for ONE stab at 5$ I need like 15/20 stabs nn
                
Bpo user here : TM2030 black skin, Lenovo 0B47200 w/ trackpoint, Logitech K400 bpo-redneckified, G13, G512. Kensington Expert Trackball & Orbit, many Griffiti wrist-pads

Offline 4sStylZ

  • Posts: 43
Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16433 on: Fri, 15 March 2019, 07:54:00 »
Another one,

What is the switch on the right ?


Its like a scissor switch MX-compatible ?
                
Bpo user here : TM2030 black skin, Lenovo 0B47200 w/ trackpoint, Logitech K400 bpo-redneckified, G13, G512. Kensington Expert Trackball & Orbit, many Griffiti wrist-pads