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Offline HotKillerZzz

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Just a thought
« on: Sat, 09 August 2014, 02:14:27 »
I have taken an interest in blank keycaps, but have not truly mastered the art of touch typing.
So, I was wondering if there was anything that could help me. Blank keycaps are great but if you have not mastered it, it will be hard to type fast.
Hence I was wondering, what if we had keycaps that could be both blank and lettered.
Did some searching, and remembered there was some UV invisible pen.
What if we had the letters on the keycap printed with that special chemical?
And combined with UV light backlit, we can choose whether we want the letters or not by turning on or off the backlight.

But one problem would be finding someone to print keycaps with those special chemicals.

Just a thought.
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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 09 August 2014, 04:31:52 »
Ducky engraved keycaps (thinking of the yellow ones, which are the only ones I have) are pretty much blank in most light, and you can see the legends with the backlighting on (or if the ambient room light is reflecting on the keycap surface just right).

To a quick glance down, for all intents and purposes they appear blank.
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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 11:52:15 »
You could also just get some of these caps and effectively have the same thing. The legend on most of these keys aren't even visible until the backlight is turned on it looks like.

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Re: Just a thought
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 10 August 2014, 13:50:48 »
It would be quite hard to convince a manufacturer to carry something like that out. It would be a relatively specialized product which means without high production rates, the price would be very high. Cool concept though, just not practical. ;)
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