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[Product] UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« on: Fri, 24 July 2015, 08:49:48 »
Here is a thread for discussing the UKKeycaps switch tester

This testers are now available. Here is a teaser video

The testers are customisable, with the option of 8, 12, 16 or 24 switches with the following switches to choose from:

Cherry: Red Blue Black Brown Grey, Clear, White, Green, Dark Grey
Gateron: Red Blue Black Brown
Kailh: Red Blue Black Brown
Noppoo: Red Blue Black Brown
Greetech: Red Blue Black Brown

There will be 3 options for keycaps: Translucent, SP Grab Bag or no keycaps

Prices will be cheaper than all other switch testers currently on the UK market.

« Last Edit: Thu, 13 August 2015, 08:26:16 by UKKeycaps »

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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 25 July 2015, 03:55:27 »
Will you ship internationally?  A 24 switch tester would be great for displaying moderate collections of artisan keycaps ;)

Also exotic switches?  Super blacks?  Linear gray?  Tactile gray?  Would be great options :)
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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 25 July 2015, 03:57:47 »
Nice!

I'll be the first mod-minded person to ask - what's the back/case look like, is there room for a Teensy?  24 keys is half a keyboard, or an extended numberpad...

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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 25 July 2015, 07:47:22 »
Will you ship internationally?  A 24 switch tester would be great for displaying moderate collections of artisan keycaps ;)

Also exotic switches?  Super blacks?  Linear gray?  Tactile gray?  Would be great options :)

I'll ship internationally but it won't be free shipping obviously :D

If you can point me where to get those switches I will include them as options :D

Nice!

I'll be the first mod-minded person to ask - what's the back/case look like, is there room for a Teensy?  24 keys is half a keyboard, or an extended numberpad...

Oh and congrats on the sub :thumb:

Thanks! The case is essentially just a tray with some rubber feet on it, if you want to add a Teensy you'd probably have to fabricate your own case
« Last Edit: Sat, 25 July 2015, 07:59:02 by UKKeycaps »

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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 25 July 2015, 09:03:01 »
Nice!

I'll be the first mod-minded person to ask - what's the back/case look like, is there room for a Teensy?  24 keys is half a keyboard, or an extended numberpad...

Oh and congrats on the sub :thumb:

Thanks! The case is essentially just a tray with some rubber feet on it, if you want to add a Teensy you'd probably have to fabricate your own case

Or maybe just some taller feet?  A pic from the side/top (whichever's open) would be great :)
                               
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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 25 July 2015, 15:19:07 »
Nice!

I'll be the first mod-minded person to ask - what's the back/case look like, is there room for a Teensy?  24 keys is half a keyboard, or an extended numberpad...

Oh and congrats on the sub :thumb:

Thanks! The case is essentially just a tray with some rubber feet on it, if you want to add a Teensy you'd probably have to fabricate your own case

Or maybe just some taller feet?  A pic from the side/top (whichever's open) would be great :)

Bigger rubber feet might work, I'll send you a picture on Monday :D

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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 29 July 2015, 03:06:44 »
Nice!

I'll be the first mod-minded person to ask - what's the back/case look like, is there room for a Teensy?  24 keys is half a keyboard, or an extended numberpad...

Oh and congrats on the sub :thumb:

Thanks! The case is essentially just a tray with some rubber feet on it, if you want to add a Teensy you'd probably have to fabricate your own case

Or maybe just some taller feet?  A pic from the side/top (whichever's open) would be great :)

Bigger rubber feet might work, I'll send you a picture on Monday :D

Wednesday works too :))
                               
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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 29 July 2015, 08:07:40 »
Wednesday works too :))

Whoops! Totally forgot, sorry. Here is an image from the side, as you can see there isn't much space to spare :D Also I want to note the rubber feet positions look like it might be unstable in this position, but there are numerous more feet that can't been seen in this image, and it's very stable indeed :D


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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 31 July 2015, 12:24:45 »
My turn to forget!

You're right, there isn't much room so it would need a custom PCB or maybe the Teensy could be mounted on the end...  More thinking required!
                               
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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 01 August 2015, 05:27:35 »
Full range now available
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Re: UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 04 August 2015, 06:58:39 »
Customers custom 12 switch tester with grab bag keycaps:

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Re: [Product] UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 15 April 2016, 06:23:16 »
I purchased one of your mega switch testers a couple of weeks back - thanks for the fun selection of keycaps, by the way  ;D - and I was thinking: I don't know where you source the plastic trays, but if you could have trays made to fit Alps switches, that would be amazing. I for one would love to have a way to hold my collection of Alps switches that doesn't involve plastic bags or cannibalizing a vintage keyboard.

Also, please add an option to buy the trays without switches -- while I love the mega tester with all the standard Cherries, Gaterons, Kailhs etc., I'd love to have another tray next to it with vintage Cherry MX blacks, nixies, Razers, Zealios, etc.

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Re: [Product] UKKeycaps Switch Testers
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 24 August 2017, 01:56:37 »
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