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Offline abrahamstechnology

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6150 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:41:11 »


One small niggle though... one of the switches has their contact pins rusted to oblivion as seen in the picture above. And I was able to pull the entire switch out without resistance. :(

All the switchplates I have are the "newer" shorter ones.
I have a bunch of extra switchplates if you need any.


That would be sweet! Which do I need? The long or short switchplate?
It shouldn't matter, I think they are interchangeable.
Although since you live in Singapore it may be cheaper to buy some NOS SKCL Yellows from TaoBao and use the switchplates from them instead.

Likely interchangeable but I would like to get the most authentic feel and the difference in switchplates contribute to that  ;)

I wouldn't mind shipping switchplates from you though, it won't cost much.

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6151 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 23:38:02 »
can someone help me identify the layout/language of these 60% AEKs? (cross post to an old thread)

Example: I've used the same dye (02 Golden Glow) for the modifiers on the top and the middle keyboard in the picture below. About 45 minutes for the darker, almost orange, color and about 20 minutes (or 30 don't quite remember) for the mustard yellow. (In the top keyboard I also used the Tangerine dye for enter, backspace and tab keys. Just thought I'd mention that..)
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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6152 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 23:40:45 »
can someone help me identify the layout/language of these 60% AEKs? (cross post to an old thread)

Example: I've used the same dye (02 Golden Glow) for the modifiers on the top and the middle keyboard in the picture below. About 45 minutes for the darker, almost orange, color and about 20 minutes (or 30 don't quite remember) for the mustard yellow. (In the top keyboard I also used the Tangerine dye for enter, backspace and tab keys. Just thought I'd mention that..)
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Offline nevin

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6153 on: Mon, 04 February 2019, 23:51:17 »
LightningXI, thanks.
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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6154 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 00:11:58 »
I'm currently working on an Alps 1800 build. Thinking about either orange alps or blue alps. Both seem like a good idea, so I'm having a hard time choosing.
Hopefully this project will be done relatively soon.

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6155 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 00:13:26 »
I'm currently working on an Alps 1800 build. Thinking about either orange alps or blue alps. Both seem like a good idea, so I'm having a hard time choosing.
Hopefully this project will be done relatively soon.
Personally I'd go for Orange. They're cheaper, easier to get, and actually quite pleasant in typefeel (arguably the best). Maybe you could get an SKCM blue escape key?

Offline Firebolt1914

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6156 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 20:03:48 »
I'm currently working on an Alps 1800 build. Thinking about either orange alps or blue alps. Both seem like a good idea, so I'm having a hard time choosing.
Hopefully this project will be done relatively soon.
Personally I'd go for Orange. They're cheaper, easier to get, and actually quite pleasant in typefeel (arguably the best). Maybe you could get an SKCM blue escape key?

I was leaning towards orange as well. I'm not a fan of multiple switches on a board, so I'll probably do all oranges. I do want to try ambers though.

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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6157 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 14:49:18 »


I know the 8801s.. Anyone know whats in the 9800 series? No wiki entries  :(
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Re: Alps Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6159 on: Tue, 12 February 2019, 15:18:21 »
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