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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #503 on: Sun, 28 August 2016, 11:19:52 »
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle
   

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #504 on: Mon, 29 August 2016, 10:31:37 »
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle

So nice. Looks like mine :).


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #505 on: Mon, 29 August 2016, 11:51:53 »
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #506 on: Mon, 29 August 2016, 13:06:20 »
I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #507 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 02:10:12 »
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Is that Quartz?

I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection

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dude that looks absolutely amazing! Now I'm tempted to make a alu atreus as well  :-[ rip wallet


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #509 on: Tue, 30 August 2016, 04:42:49 »
JD45 with Granite Cyrillic :) Loving this little board!




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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #510 on: Sat, 03 September 2016, 00:29:41 »
I went a bit crazy because I hated I was never able to get into 40% GB's or anything.

Starting with the Planck I have




JD45
JD40 MKII with custom acrylic case (shots out to Zach at Clueboard for hooking me up)
JD40 MKII with 1UP alu case
Bantom 44 handwired sandwich case
Van 44 (my very first  ;D)

I think between the Van and JD45 I have found my micro's. Love these dam things


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #511 on: Sat, 03 September 2016, 07:40:14 »
A few of my 40s.






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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #512 on: Sat, 03 September 2016, 14:57:20 »
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #513 on: Sat, 03 September 2016, 15:24:50 »
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?

Thanks!

I lurk around here from time to time, but just discovered this thread so thought I'd share some of mine. The purple one is indeed the minivan, really a great keyboard, my go to 40. Surprisingly practical for it' size.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #514 on: Sun, 04 September 2016, 20:11:32 »
Not too totally sure if planck keyboards count, but here is my recenty assembled planck!


please pardon the /u/ bit

I also have a minivan coming in december, should be fun!  ;D
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #515 on: Sun, 04 September 2016, 21:42:42 »
If I need a 40% keyboard. I must  gonna go outside. So, the wooden dock is not good for me
A few of my 40s.

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Glad to see you here on GH, your photos are always so droolworthy  :p Your Atreus make me wanna cry...

Is that purple one the minivan?

Thanks!

I lurk around here from time to time, but just discovered this thread so thought I'd share some of mine. The purple one is indeed the minivan, really a great keyboard, my go to 40. Surprisingly practical for it' size.


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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #516 on: Mon, 05 September 2016, 00:09:46 »
A few of my 40s.

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That case/rest combo is great :)

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #517 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 03:56:07 »
I can add my atreus with diy wrist rest to the collection

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #518 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 04:19:51 »
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #519 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 13:04:59 »
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #520 on: Fri, 16 September 2016, 14:08:07 »
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?

minivan. it's already built it's the prototype that I won, I love it lots and use it at work cuz it fits in the drawer.

but I got neat case made for it coming soon and ofc the light cycle caps on MD, whenever those come. it's alps too :D
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #521 on: Sat, 17 September 2016, 11:26:43 »
This may be a bit off topic due to it being a bunch of questions not a keyboard photo but:

  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Want to know because I used mine daily & it was damn fine but then I got HHKB (really the size is what matters here) and I stopped using my MA42 after that. Thinking about making a new 40% layout for myself but can't decide if the multiple FN layers are worth it.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #522 on: Sat, 17 September 2016, 12:01:22 »
JD45 spot at Blue Bottle

A lovely small talk starter, I wonder how it feels while writing several hours; or, even better, how it feels while coding.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #523 on: Sat, 17 September 2016, 19:05:13 »
This may be a bit off topic due to it being a bunch of questions not a keyboard photo but:

  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Want to know because I used mine daily & it was damn fine but then I got HHKB (really the size is what matters here) and I stopped using my MA42 after that. Thinking about making a new 40% layout for myself but can't decide if the multiple FN layers are worth it.

I use an MIT Planck at work 4/5 days a week and I love it! I'm a developer, so my experience is limited to coding but I'm thinking about building another one for home.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #524 on: Tue, 20 September 2016, 03:14:24 »
Can't wait to share mine once it's done ^^

What are you building?

minivan. it's already built it's the prototype that I won, I love it lots and use it at work cuz it fits in the drawer.

but I got neat case made for it coming soon and ofc the light cycle caps on MD, whenever those come. it's alps too :D

Minivan!!! I'm sitting here waiting for r3. Wondering if I should get alps or gateron linears  :))

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #525 on: Sat, 24 September 2016, 12:27:47 »
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(
   

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #526 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 11:55:28 »
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(

The JD45 looks like something I would like but I'm leaning toward making an HHKB-layout 60% MX keyboard. 40%'s are fun but I don't travel that much.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #527 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:05:50 »
  • How many of you use a 40% at work or even as a daily driver?
  • What type of work do you do? Programming, data inputs, architecture?

Use a JD45 at work programming, troubleshooting etc. I'll probably switch back to my HHKB-layout B.face once I got Xondat's X60. JD45's case has weird proportion -- thicker bezel at the front and thiner on the back -- and this always bugs me.  :(

The JD45 looks like something I would like but I'm leaning toward making an HHKB-layout 60% MX keyboard. 40%'s are fun but I don't travel that much.

I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #528 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:26:28 »
I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

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Yeap, that must be it. I had made the perfect layout for my MA42 but it must've been that number row why I switched to HHKB. BTW, how's it going with MA52?
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #529 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 15:34:17 »
I've used a MA42, JD40, and JD45 as daily drivers. Usually for papers, excel, MATLAB, and NX/ other school stuff. The most important part of using a 40% as a daily is getting the layout perfect for how you plan to use it. As soon as you find a comfortable set of function layers/ fn keys there isn't too much difference between 40% and 60%. That being said, 90% of the time I use a 60% because having numbers on a function layer can get tiring if you always need them.

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Yeap, that must be it. I had made the perfect layout for my MA42 but it must've been that number row why I switched to HHKB. BTW, how's it going with MA52?

The MA52 is ready to go, I just need to order the prototype PCBs. If the prototypes work I'll be selling 8 or so as kits, hopefully before the end of the year. I don't know how fast it'll happen though my schedule this semester is pretty packed.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #530 on: Sun, 25 September 2016, 22:40:41 »
Since I don't think I've posted this before, and this got bumped I'll post a shot of my JD-45.
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 However I might recommend against whatever thing I read that led me to buy heavy-duty resistors. These puppies barely fit under there, and in fact do most of the work holding it off the table.

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 I used this regularly when I had a working laptop. But it died so I set it aside until I was trying to rebuild two surplus-sale bought Optiplexes at once.

 I'd use imgur but for some reason it doesn't want me to see my account page today. So I'll attach them inline and hope nothing breaks.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #531 on: Mon, 26 September 2016, 10:54:01 »
I forgot to post pictures of my Golbat!
So here she is

Full album: http://imgur.com/a/v5qhe

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #532 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 08:52:04 »
Since I don't think I've posted this before, and this got bumped I'll post a shot of my JD-45.
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 However I might recommend against whatever thing I read that led me to buy heavy-duty resistors. These puppies barely fit under there, and in fact do most of the work holding it off the table.

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 I used this regularly when I had a working laptop. But it died so I set it aside until I was trying to rebuild two surplus-sale bought Optiplexes at once.

 I'd use imgur but for some reason it doesn't want me to see my account page today. So I'll attach them inline and hope nothing breaks.

That looks horrifying... LOL  :))

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #533 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 08:53:05 »
I forgot to post pictures of my Golbat!
So here she is
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Full album: http://imgur.com/a/v5qhe

Wow, what goes really well together! Looks like a mini GON... Or B.face  :)

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #534 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 17:56:12 »

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Finally setup my JD45. Still messing with the layout but am pretty satisfied with it so far. The extra column really adds to the usability compared to the original JD40. Can finally hit period normally!
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #535 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 17:19:07 »


  
_ TOKYO60  #1
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____ ES87  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #536 on: Mon, 10 October 2016, 20:47:21 »
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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #538 on: Thu, 13 October 2016, 13:01:23 »
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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!

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Saw this on /r/mk, love the pictures!

Thank you guys :D. I have definitely found my favorite keyboard type in the form of 40%'s and ortholinear. Now, it's onto the drawing board to design a truly unique custom :D
  
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #539 on: Thu, 13 October 2016, 17:52:10 »
Thank you guys :D. I have definitely found my favorite keyboard type in the form of 40%'s and ortholinear. Now, it's onto the drawing board to design a truly unique custom :D

I love going into the office because that's where my planck is =P

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #540 on: Fri, 25 November 2016, 13:50:27 »
My first  ;D



here's an album with the layout : http://imgur.com/a/QGtbZ

I have to figure out how to put this over a laptop so it won't press the keys...

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #541 on: Fri, 25 November 2016, 14:15:36 »
My first  ;D

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here's an album with the layout : http://imgur.com/a/QGtbZ

I have to figure out how to put this over a laptop so it won't press the keys...

1) don't have feet
2) put those rubber keyboard protectors on your laptop keeb

alternatively, just put it on the table

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #542 on: Sat, 26 November 2016, 10:45:34 »
Only my second build. A JD40 kit from 1Up keyboards. It's also, as you can tell, my first experience at covering a 40% with caps. But, what the heck, it's mine & I built it myself!

Gateron reds with a Cherry linear grey on the spacebar.

Very harsh lighting on the workbench but here we go...

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #543 on: Sun, 27 November 2016, 17:05:17 »
Only my second build. A JD40 kit from 1Up keyboards. It's also, as you can tell, my first experience at covering a 40% with caps. But, what the heck, it's mine & I built it myself!

Gateron reds with a Cherry linear grey on the spacebar.

Very harsh lighting on the workbench but here we go...

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How does linears feel on carbon fibre?

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #544 on: Sun, 27 November 2016, 19:57:54 »
How does linears feel on carbon fibre?

This is my first board with reds so I can't compare to anything else. The Gaterons are very smooth & I lubed the grey & the stabilizers so overall the board feels great. My GH60 is built using old, used, lubed MX blacks and these reds feel as smooth as that one to type on.

I'm quite happy with the typing feel & impressed overall. I wasn't sure about a 40% but I'm quite taken with it.

Is this really carbon fiber? I wouldn't know. I thought carbon fiber had a texture and these plates are smooth. I thought this was some kind of acrylic with a carbon fiber "look". Anyway, I like the finished board a lot more than I expected for my first 40% experience. Very happy overall.
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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #545 on: Tue, 13 December 2016, 21:18:26 »


Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #546 on: Wed, 14 December 2016, 00:41:27 »
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Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.

Beautiful board, beautiful cat! :)

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #547 on: Wed, 14 December 2016, 12:54:45 »
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Admittedly it hasn't been my daily driver for months, I have been using the infinity ergodox instead because of gaming. 40% and gaming don't mix no matter how hard I try.

Beautiful board, beautiful cat! :)
Thank you

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #548 on: Sun, 18 December 2016, 13:25:51 »
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

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Re: Post Your 40% Keyboard
« Reply #549 on: Mon, 19 December 2016, 00:54:41 »
long time lurker, first time poster. my planck I got through the first massdrop buy. got the planck borealis key set and cherry g81-3000 keys and 1up key for the led control.

Nice board! How does it feel as compared to a normally staggered keyboard?