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Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 16:41:58 »
This project has been a long time coming. While the keyboard may just seem like a vintage keyboard find and/or restoration, it is actually a custom build made from gathering its components all from separate sources. It all started when I decided I wanted a custom full-size 3000-series keyboard, but as I began to gather the components, I realized I would be able to recreate this beautiful keyboard.

Cherry G81-3077 SAU (NCR)
- NCR-branded industrial grey top, white bottom plastic case, Cherry 3000 series style
- Lubed (205g0) GMK screw-in stabilizers
- Lubed (Tribosys 3204, VPF1514) and filmed (kin25) PCB-mount retooled MX Blacks, 62g
- Cherry G81-3077 SAU PBT dye-sublimated keycaps
- Custom QMK-programmable PCB by TalkingTree -- open-source, can be found here
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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 16:48:35 »
Looks great :)

I have a similar build with 62g vintage blacks on a leeku pcb:
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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 18:54:04 »
Looks great :)

I have a similar build with 62g vintage blacks on a leeku pcb:
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Yay! That looks fantastic as well :) Are the caps OG dyesubs or doubleshots? It looks you used the typical beige kind (SDU, SPBUS, etc)

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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 19:18:58 »
really cool.  i always loved the look of those ncr boards.
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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 20:05:43 »
Looks great :)

I have a similar build with 62g vintage blacks on a leeku pcb:
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Yay! That looks fantastic as well :) Are the caps OG dyesubs or doubleshots? It looks you used the typical beige kind (SDU, SPBUS, etc)
They are the GMK classic beige caps that Originative had years ago.

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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 22:29:44 »
really cool.  i always loved the look of those ncr boards.

Thank you! The industrial grey color is really something. I love it; at first this board was just supposed to be the typical beige Cherry case, but I got lucky in finding one of these grey cases.



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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 12 January 2019, 22:46:06 »
nice
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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 13 January 2019, 18:36:59 »
Gorgeous build as always Lightning  :thumb:
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Re: Cherry G81-3077 SAU - a custom build
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 00:53:44 »
Nice build :thumb: How did you lube the switches?
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