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Offline TheSven

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Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 15:26:29 »
I just made this layout online, but if I was to make it I have no idea where to buy a big ass enter key. Here's the layout: http://goo.gl/2jdKf5
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 15:36:46 »
Outside of finding a vintage board with a bigass enter, there aren't any places to find just the enter
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 15:38:57 »
yeah, practically zero chance you can just find one to buy... you'd have to get one manufactured, which would only be cost effective if done in bulk... and judging by past discussions, not many people like the bigass enter...

still, I wish you luck... maybe you can find a donor board to harvest one off of...
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 16:06:52 »
Looking through my Ebay watch list I found this
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 16:43:14 »
Are you looking for a Cherry MX-compatible key?

A photo would be helpful, to indicate mounts and stabilizers.

I have a few baggies of key harvested from "junk" keyboards.

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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 20:19:17 »
I've got a couple of those for buckling spring - but I would imagine you are looking for a different switch type.
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 05 February 2015, 22:16:49 »
What type of switches? There are some nice Tai Hao doubleshot bigass enters on keyboards from the 90s in both MX and Alps mount varieties currently on ebay.

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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 08 February 2015, 04:50:13 »
SP does make big ass enter  keys for cherry. I got a couple in my crap bags, double shot. But good luck having them added to a group buy, almost certain that will never happen

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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 11 February 2015, 21:14:46 »
DuckyMyDucky posted a thread where he wanted to get rid of his big-ass enter key. I think the two of you might work something out.
Here's the link to the thread:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=68694.msg1637645#msg1637645

I also posted a reply on his thread pointing to you, because I read this thread, then I read his, and it simply seemed like a match made in heaven (At least to me. XD)
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 03:22:07 »
This store:

Has these:


Oh! I thought you said, "Big ass entry key" ;)

Your layout editor link doesn't work for me, but if it's the "standard" big-ass Enter, then why don't you split it into the ANSI sized keys (1.5x on top of a 2.25x)? Will make geting caps for it MUCH easier.
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 11:01:40 »
This store:

Has these:
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Oh! I thought you said, "Big ass entry key" ;)

Your layout editor link doesn't work for me, but if it's the "standard" big-ass Enter, then why don't you split it into the ANSI sized keys (1.5x on top of a 2.25x)? Will make geting caps for it MUCH easier.
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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 13:56:25 »
Im happy to mail you a black-on-gray Tai Hao doubleshot bigass enter key for Alps or MX mount, if youll cover the shipping cost, and if you can wait for a few weeks (Ill be out of the country starting saturday).

What are you planning to make your keyboard plate out of? Im not sure how well various stabilizers for bigass enter keys clip into acrylic, so you probably want to cut a steel plate. I recommend 18 gauge stainless. Making the plate is going to be pretty expensive, probably $80100 or more.
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Offline TheSven

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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 12 February 2015, 15:16:00 »
Im happy to mail you a black-on-gray Tai Hao doubleshot bigass enter key for Alps or MX mount, if youll cover the shipping cost, and if you can wait for a few weeks (Ill be out of the country starting saturday).

What are you planning to make your keyboard plate out of? Im not sure how well various stabilizers for bigass enter keys clip into acrylic, so you probably want to cut a steel plate. I recommend 18 gauge stainless. Making the plate is going to be pretty expensive, probably $80100 or more.
It's alright, I've changed the layout the standard ANSI, but if I ever need one I know where to go :)

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Re: Where to buy a big ass enter key?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 15 February 2015, 08:38:52 »
I still have a few BoW and WoB bigass enter keys in DCS profile for sale, if anyone wants them.
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