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Offline nubbinator

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Alps Porn
« on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 19:01:40 »
Post your Alps porn here.  I've seen all these other random post your x thread, but no Alps porn yet.

So here's my Alps porn from my upcoming Alps low profile oval slider review.


































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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 19:40:34 »
Awesome pictures :)
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 19:44:05 »
Post your Alps porn here.  I've seen all these other random post your x thread, but no Alps porn yet.

So here's my Alps porn from my upcoming Alps low profile oval slider review.

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lookin' forward to your review Nubs, interested to get an idea of what those switches feel like..

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 20:09:51 »
Love the photos Nubs!, i see you're a big fan of alps. Have you tried to cast an alps stem yet? Looks like it would be a PITA
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 20:18:59 »
It's in the works.  It won't be compatible with these alps though, just your standard SKCL/SKCM Alps.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 March 2014, 21:34:44 »
You take some pretty excellent photos man! I'm looking forward to your review as well!

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 10 March 2014, 03:41:20 »
nubbinator: I guess I can wait for the review, but have you tried various SKCL switches or later Alps switches/clones? Would be interesting to hear how you think these pcb-mount switches compare.

I’ll try to take some nice 'Alps porn' pictures to add to this thread soon. Do you folks think SMK alps-mount (“monterey”) and Omron B3G-S switches count for this category?

Anyhow, for the moment, here are some pictures from a bit ago:

Pictures of the laptop sans keycaps, and then the keycap tops:



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Keycaps top and bottom (one thing I don’t at all understand is why “End” uses mixed-case letters, while “HOME” is all caps):



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Closer switches:


« Last Edit: Mon, 10 March 2014, 03:43:20 by jacobolus »

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 10 March 2014, 03:56:06 »
Bookmarked! Will post my Bulgarian caps later.
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 10 March 2014, 16:10:00 »


Running omron in my mouse and keyboard

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 22 March 2014, 18:24:00 »
A teaser…


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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 23 March 2014, 09:25:42 »
A teaser…

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Aw yeah! Really nice :thumb:

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 03:08:14 »
dat riot. he's probably the richest geekhacker around, at the rate he's acquiring all these nice boards.
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 03:12:19 »
dat riot. he's probably the richest geekhacker around, at the rate he's acquiring all these nice boards.
i know right... :eek:

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 03:27:10 »
A teaser…

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I like where this is going! Welcome to the club of Toshiba on blues ^^

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 07:57:20 »

dat riot. he's probably the richest geekhacker around, at the rate he's acquiring all these nice boards.

Just very high churn :). I'm indecisive and like to try new things.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 07:58:58 »

A teaser…

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I like where this is going! Welcome to the club of Toshiba on blues ^^

Thank you sir!

Not shown though is that the stepped caps lock doesn't fit. Pretty disappointed, the PCB/plate is set up for some caps lock that's off center but not quite off center enough... Still trying to figure out a good solution to that one.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 08:03:11 »
Not shown though is that the stepped caps lock doesn't fit. Pretty disappointed, the PCB/plate is set up for some caps lock that's off center but not quite off center enough... Still trying to figure out a good solution to that one.

You could try stem modding.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 08:11:37 »

Not shown though is that the stepped caps lock doesn't fit. Pretty disappointed, the PCB/plate is set up for some caps lock that's off center but not quite off center enough... Still trying to figure out a good solution to that one.

You could try stem modding.

I have a few of these caps locks as well, so I'm not afraid of ruining one.

I'm concerned about stem modding an alps keycap though, since the stem sits inside the switch instead of outside. The best way I've found to stem mod is to use an actual switch for alignment, but I'm afraid I'd end up bonding the switch to the cap :eek:

Suggestions welcome :)

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 08:15:42 »
I'm concerned about stem modding an alps keycap though, since the stem sits inside the switch instead of outside. The best way I've found to stem mod is to use an actual switch for alignment, but I'm afraid I'd end up bonding the switch to the cap :eek:

Ah yes didn't even think about that. You could replace it with a different switch while glueing maybe? A not that rare one so in case it goes wrong you don't break one of those nice blues. And use just a tiny bit of glue first, you can always add more to fasten it.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 08:39:48 »
Here's some of the Alps boards I have or have borrowed. If you don't know, now you know. #Alpshipster


Omnikey 101 with Blue Alps - from Akimbo's Blue Alps Tour


Apple M0116


Apple AEK II


Siig Minitouch with SMK Plate Mount Alps (Clicky with Blue Slider) aka Monterey Blue Alps


Filco Zero with XM or Fukka White Alps clones. Toshiba laptop keyboard caps.


Filco Zero again: Swapped caps for the caps that came with the board listed in nubbinator's OP, added a custom painted Filco top from Photoelectric



Nubbinator, I really liked those switches on that board. I was just going to toss it after grabbing the caps but now I'm reconsidering it.
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 09:14:52 »
A teaser…

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Which keyboard is this one?



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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 09:20:13 »
A teaser…

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Which keyboard is this one?

Duck Mini V2


CPT: Thank you for the reference. Do you know where is that case, or a similar one, available?



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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 09:23:00 »
Think there might be one for sale in the classifieds. You can also contact the guys running the GB in the link I posted previously or find duck at http://duck0113.tistory.com/

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 09:49:39 »
58570-0ALPS

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 10:51:14 »
^^  :))

my alps that I don't touch or use or etc.



Focus white alps?



random at101w



another random at101w at my solder station



another random ass at101w, and a very dirty at101 (the only board I think I would and should clean and keep)



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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 20:03:32 »
(Attachment Link) ALPS

What keyboard is she holding?

Or has she got an Alps Clack there somewhere?
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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 24 March 2014, 20:04:37 »
(Attachment Link) ALPS

What keyboard is she holding?

Or has she got an Alps Clack there somewhere?

mmmm alps clack

but I'd say tinnie found some super rare alps switches and won't let us share in the fun ;)

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 25 March 2014, 00:07:18 »
(Attachment Link) ALPS

What keyboard is she holding?

Or has she got an Alps Clack there somewhere?

yes, she's ripster.

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Re: Alps Porn
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 03 September 2014, 18:59:40 »
A teaser…

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My next build Id like to have is ALPs 60% so this photo is very inspiring man.. :)