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Offline JP

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #400 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 13:16:47 »
Is that a Chinese keyboard? I mean a keyboard that outputs Chinese  :eek:

It's a Japanese Kanji keyboard with many borrowed Chinese characters!
https://www.japan-experience.com/to-know/some-vocabulary/kanji
https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=21937
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #401 on: Wed, 31 July 2019, 17:20:47 »
Is that a Chinese keyboard? I mean a keyboard that outputs Chinese  :eek:

It's a Japanese Kanji keyboard with many borrowed Chinese characters!
https://www.japan-experience.com/to-know/some-vocabulary/kanji
https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=21937

Fascinating. Thanks!
        

Offline cdaman

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #402 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 11:36:33 »
Hey guys,

Two years ago when I started this hobby, I found this photo in the old family album and I was determined to find the keyboard within the pictures but couldn't figure it out. So I was asking around and later got information that it called "Datacomp DFK101". So my hunt has begin, trying to find this Datacomp thingy.

Three months ago, I started asking "6664 Mech Keyboard Mod" (A Thai keyboard modder, you can find him on facebook) to help me find and restore this Datacomp DFK101. He happens to have the case laying around in his backyard. He calling up some people to hunting for PCB and vintage black coil so he can put this back for me. It has blue Alps switches and I love the feel and sound of the blue! What do you think? :)

Sorry for my English


Offline MMKB

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #403 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 16:36:27 »
Great story! Feel happy for you for finding your old keyboard back. Definitely a candidate for Keyboard of the Month: https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=178.0
        

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #404 on: Wed, 21 August 2019, 22:30:51 »
Got some new artisans so I thought I would take some better photos

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #405 on: Thu, 22 August 2019, 03:23:34 »
Hey guys,

Two years ago when I started this hobby, I found this photo in the old family album and I was determined to find the keyboard within the pictures but couldn't figure it out. So I was asking around and later got information that it called "Datacomp DFK101". So my hunt has begin, trying to find this Datacomp thingy.

Three months ago, I started asking "6664 Mech Keyboard Mod" (A Thai keyboard modder, you can find him on facebook) to help me find and restore this Datacomp DFK101. He happens to have the case laying around in his backyard. He calling up some people to hunting for PCB and vintage black coil so he can put this back for me. It has blue Alps switches and I love the feel and sound of the blue! What do you think? :)

Sorry for my English

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That's awesome you could find this from your childhood. Hardware always means so much more when there is a personal story attached to it.

Offline 4sStylZ

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #406 on: Thu, 22 August 2019, 11:25:01 »
My firts build ever :



https://imgur.com/gallery/hBCB9IV

(already posted on another post but I can’t resist, sorry.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #407 on: Fri, 23 August 2019, 14:34:51 »
My firts build ever :

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https://imgur.com/gallery/hBCB9IV

(already posted on another post but I can’t resist, sorry.

Love the dying on that. I really want the AEK icon mods.

Offline 4sStylZ

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #408 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 02:30:58 »
Thank you very much.

DYE is very easy with I Poly really.
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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #409 on: Tue, 17 September 2019, 18:02:22 »
Hey guys,

Two years ago when I started this hobby, I found this photo in the old family album and I was determined to find the keyboard within the pictures but couldn't figure it out. So I was asking around and later got information that it called "Datacomp DFK101". So my hunt has begin, trying to find this Datacomp thingy.

Three months ago, I started asking "6664 Mech Keyboard Mod" (A Thai keyboard modder, you can find him on facebook) to help me find and restore this Datacomp DFK101. He happens to have the case laying around in his backyard. He calling up some people to hunting for PCB and vintage black coil so he can put this back for me. It has blue Alps switches and I love the feel and sound of the blue! What do you think? :)

Sorry for my English

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That's such a great story.  :)  I'm so glad you were able to track that keyboard down and recreate the memory.  Like noisyturtle said, the personal/nostalgic aspect of hardware is always most meaningful. 

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #410 on: Mon, 23 September 2019, 11:43:25 »
Hey guys,

Two years ago when I started this hobby, I found this photo in the old family album and I was determined to find the keyboard within the pictures but couldn't figure it out. So I was asking around and later got information that it called "Datacomp DFK101". So my hunt has begin, trying to find this Datacomp thingy.

Three months ago, I started asking "6664 Mech Keyboard Mod" (A Thai keyboard modder, you can find him on facebook) to help me find and restore this Datacomp DFK101. He happens to have the case laying around in his backyard. He calling up some people to hunting for PCB and vintage black coil so he can put this back for me. It has blue Alps switches and I love the feel and sound of the blue! What do you think? :)

Sorry for my English

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That's awesome.

Offline kentlamh

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #411 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 17:38:45 »
PingJr Alps SKCC Green


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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #412 on: Sat, 28 September 2019, 18:12:47 »
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Re: Post your ALPS keybord
« Reply #413 on: Mon, 30 September 2019, 00:26:51 »
PingJr Alps SKCC Green

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Sweet switches, haven't really seen those before 😎


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Offline SJHL

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #414 on: Sat, 12 October 2019, 18:09:36 »




Made a blocker for Lunar. Not sure if I want to use it or not yet..

Offline Dumble_Hub

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #415 on: Sun, 13 October 2019, 19:04:54 »
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Made a blocker for Lunar. Not sure if I want to use it or not yet..

Dang that's a really cool board

Where did you get those keycaps from?

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #416 on: Mon, 14 October 2019, 18:50:09 »
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Made a blocker for Lunar. Not sure if I want to use it or not yet..

Dang that's a really cool board

Where did you get those keycaps from?

Thanks! The white caps are from IBM 5140 while the blue ones are from Alpine Winter. I got someone to dye sub the Hangul legends for me.

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #417 on: Fri, 25 October 2019, 19:35:53 »


I made my Filco Zero stronger today with a Vortex case. NOS Yellow Alps switches.
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Offline JP

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #418 on: Thu, 16 January 2020, 08:27:25 »
Vintage Alps SKCC board I recently bought  ;D

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Another SKCC board from last month.

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Offline Adieu910

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #419 on: Mon, 03 February 2020, 18:43:59 »
Klippe SKCM Orange board that I just got built.

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Offline TacticalCoder

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Re: Post your ALPS keyboard
« Reply #420 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 15:26:15 »
Here's an oddity (already posted about it a long time ago but not in the "Post your ALPS keyboard" thread)...

It's a split keyboard using white ALPS, called the "SmartBoard" and made by a company called "Darwin Keyboards Ltd.". I've got serial number 7LAD000515 on it. I received that board directly from that company (when I was living in the US in 1998 IIRC).


It has non-staggered keys, a somehow a bit weird layout and very nice and shiny LEDs for the "Caps Lock" and "Num Scroll" keys.

I took a shot with a keycap removed so you can see that it's white ALPS.

Bored during this lockdown I just tried it and it still working!

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BTW keys are not doubleshot and I don't know: are there doubleshot keys for ALPS boards?
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