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Keyboard of the Month - February

emenelopee's EVE-project
16 (26.7%)
Jon_Flynn's Hyper7
40 (66.7%)
Kitchener's preonic
4 (6.7%)

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Voting closed: Wed, 14 March 2018, 09:11:24

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Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 08:11:24 »
Welcome everyone to February's Keyboard of the month vote!

We are actually on time this month (shock horror!) and we have three great boards for you to pick from.

First up is emenelopee's EVE-Project



Original post and album of more photos is here

Second we have Jon_Flynn's Hyper7



Originally posted here with link to more details on reddit

Finally we have Kitchener's hand wired preonic



Extensive build log can be found here

As per usual, you have seven days to pick your favourites, good luck!
Keyboard of the Month - March - Vote!

Can we get them to build the Alps ten feet higher and get Cherry to pay for it?
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 08:12:45 »
Two big boards and a little one :))

Easy vote for me!

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 09:19:44 »
Awesome! Easy vote for me too  :p

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 19:47:17 »
Not so easy for me.
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 21:15:03 »
Stiff competition this month, gl all

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 March 2018, 21:21:11 »
All three are very nice. Tough choice.

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 06:12:29 »
Sophie's Choice!
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 07:45:09 »
Some very nice keyboards in the competition this month!
KMAC :: LZ-GH :: WASD CODE :: WASD v2 :: GH60 :: Alps64 :: JD45 :: IBM Model M :: IBM 4704 "Pingmaster"

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 March 2018, 22:39:03 »
The second board got me like  :eek:
Nightfox Zealios 65g | Input Club K-Type Halo | Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro S x Norbauer Cherry MX Brown | SA Hyperfuse | XDA MiTo Godspeed | DSA K Bares Miami Dolch

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:31:36 »
3 excellent candidates.  Not an easy vote for me.
HHKB Pro 2 | KUL ES-87 w/MX Clears | Varmilo VA87MR w/ Gat Browns | Pok3r w/MX Clears | Pok3r RGB w/MX Silent Blacks | RF87U 55g

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 12:39:57 »
I voted for the board with the most mysterious functions...

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 14:41:18 »
Super awesome picks this month, but I'm hyper stoked about my choice!  :p ;)
"75% + 1" Keyboard with "Danger Zone" keycaps and magnetically detachable Number Pad. Dyed Gateron Blue switches with amber sub lighting. Blue anodized plate and wood trim. (Firmware in Progress)
Bluetooth Apple //c keyboard with Alps SKCM Amber Switches. (Build in Progress)

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 10:30:54 »
Three very different boards with plenty of DIY - that makes this a tough choice!

Other thought - is this the first time the small board with blanks is not the hardest one to find macro 7 on?!
                               
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 16:24:35 »
What's a Macro 7? I wouldn't know where to find one on any keyboard =/

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 16:25:28 »
What's a Macro 7? I wouldn't know where to find one on any keyboard =/

Maybe the 7th macro? That's how I read it.

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 18:53:06 »
Hmm, not an easy one for me: I need a full size at work and use the mouse on the left for efficiency (I'm right handed) so the EVE is appealing; sometimes I wish I had more keys and the Hyper7 is appealing; and I love the elegance of the Preonic also.
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 19:16:52 »
Tough vote, all are very nice & ingenious builds for sure! Great work from all three builders, GL to you all! :thumb:
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 19:37:29 »
What's a Macro 7? I wouldn't know where to find one on any keyboard =/

Maybe the 7th macro? That's how I read it.

Um, same question. Also Macros 1-6, and 8+. Have I been keyboarding wrong?

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 13 March 2018, 04:07:17 »
What's a Macro 7? I wouldn't know where to find one on any keyboard =/

Maybe the 7th macro? That's how I read it.

Um, same question. Also Macros 1-6, and 8+. Have I been keyboarding wrong?


You've got it all back-to-front.  Just look at your keyboard  :)) :p :)) :p
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 09:44:19 »
Congratulations Jon_Flynn! A great collaboration from many people creating a fantastic board!
Keyboard of the Month - March - Vote!

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 10:15:13 »
Well done Jon_Flynn - that's a decent margin!

And thanks to those who gave a vote for EVE-Project. This was a heavyweight round!

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 10:55:33 »
Congrats Jon_Flynn! I kinda feel bad anybody had to go up against the Hyper 7, that thing is a monster in more ways than one! :eek: Throw in the fact you somehow managed to get a Space Cadet set to cover the beast & it was game over. :cool: Although I do gotta say emenelopee's EVE-Project & Kitchener's hand wired preonic are no slouches by any means, both could've easily won KBotM most other times IMHO. Great work from all three of you! :thumb:
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 11:02:39 »
Congrats Jon_Flynn! It is a very nice board you built. I'll have to enter something in the future.
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 11:09:16 »
Congratulations Jon_Flynn! A great collaboration from many people creating a fantastic board!

Thanks man - really appreciate it. I wish I knew who nominated me...


Well done Jon_Flynn - that's a decent margin!

And thanks to those who gave a vote for EVE-Project. This was a heavyweight round!

For what its worth - I think your board is better in terms of execution and thats where my vote went. Although it could do with a few more buttons... now if you wanna trade...

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 11:30:08 »
Agreed, moar buttons! Great to see a resurgence of the Big Keyboard Massive. Let's keep up the momentum.

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 20:43:57 »
Congratulations Jon_Flynn! :D
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 21:02:59 »
Jon_Flynn, you out did yourself and deserve every one of those votes! Really glad I haven't quite finished up my own to go up against that beautiful beast you created!  :))
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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 21:12:00 »
Congratulations Jon_Flynn! A great collaboration from many people creating a fantastic board!

Thanks man - really appreciate it. I wish I knew who nominated me...


I did  :D Congrats on the win man!

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 21:19:13 »
Congrats on the W Jon!
               

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 15 March 2018, 06:31:11 »
Congratulations Jon_Flynn! A great collaboration from many people creating a fantastic board!

Thanks man - really appreciate it. I wish I knew who nominated me...


I did  :D Congrats on the win man!

Awww legend thanks!!

I have to say it was a team effort - everyone else in the project did just as much if not more than I and they kept me going on it too :)

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Re: Keyboard of the Month - February - Vote
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 18 March 2018, 06:37:16 »
Congratulations on the win.  Very stiff competition this month,  it really could have gone to any of the nominees IMO.