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DIY edition. Don't be shy show us your nasty solder joints

Where to Buy:

You are new and want our advice? Use buyers template

Old thread: >>53447417

>> No.53480916

The old thread isn't full, why'd you make a new one?

>> No.53480932
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>memechanical memeboards

>> No.53480936

whats the blue paint stuff do?

>> No.53480957

I prefer doing my writing on my mechanical keyboard by far. Much better for typists. For gaming, Idk. I don't care.

>> No.53481028

>placebabbies damage control

>> No.53481033

I mean if everyone else hates it, that's cool. I'm happy with mine, though. :)

>> No.53481036

changes the color. To blue.

>> No.53481045

but why? You won't see it under the keys.

>> No.53481058

Shouldn't this be in /diy/?

>> No.53481069

you dont? jeeze someone needs to tell these base boards I've been seeing.

>> No.53481070

but its all washed out and patchy
is that water based acrylic?

>> No.53481090

I't like these ugly artisan keycaps. It's good because it's limited, overpriced collection.

>> No.53481105

people here almost never talk about diy keyboards as of late.

it's just half "I'm a beginner what keyboard do I get", half "I'm a beginner and you guys don't help me", half "lol memeboards", and half actual memeboards

>> No.53481143

If I can't see the crud built up under my keys, you can't see shit either on a standard keyboard.

>> No.53481146
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Cont >>53480856
How do you guys clean your kb?

>> No.53481221

with great vengeance and furious anger

>> No.53481254

Paintbrush. Alcohol dipped wipe if there's some jizz inside.

>> No.53481266

by not being a slob and keep it clean in the first place.

>> No.53481291

Is mkg so lazy and ambitionless that all it can do is to spend parents money?

Nobody into hobby of doing *stuff* himself?

>> No.53481388

You listed a few too many halfs

>> No.53481406

It wasn't me Anon.

>> No.53481415

where can i get a custom pre-assembled placnk or do i have to look for used ones people selling?

>> No.53481421

Shit. Time for bed I think.

>> No.53481441
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>Four halves

>> No.53481459

Anyone used those romer-g?

How do they feel

Cant decide to keep Quickfire TK or get the 810

>> No.53481584

Fuck off poorcunt gaymer winblows babby

>> No.53481606

>nineteen nine point fifths

>> No.53481622

cherry blues alleviated the development of my carpal tunnel syndrome

please don't talk about things you are too poor to even try

>> No.53481816
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So i bought this, what should i do next

>> No.53481840

post bottom of socked feet

>> No.53481846

Typical anime smugposter

>> No.53481853

type like there's no tomorrow

>> No.53481857

Seriously anon, this is a mkg thread. Who the hell cares that you bought new pair of socks?

>> No.53481859

Throw it in the bin and get a full sized keyboard

>> No.53481887

>full sized keyboard
could you be any more basic?

>> No.53481970

>no 110%
I want minimalism to leave.

>> No.53482120
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Here you go
So i heard you can improve the feeling or whatever of NT by applying greeze on metal parts and by installing soft pads instead of orings. It's it true?

>> No.53482124
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Never forget.

>> No.53482138

Thank you. I feel much better now.

>> No.53482139

I'd just say "enjoy your arm strain" and leave it at that but let's be more constructive about this. Minimising the distance you have to move your hand between the keyboard and mouse will do wonders in the long run. I sympathise fully that you don't want reduced functionality, and as such I encourage people to either get a dedicated numpad, that can be put to the left of the keyboard or wherever you find comfortable, or to bind an artificial numpad on the keyboard. This can be easily accomplished with Autokey on Linux and (I assume) with Autohotkey on Windows.

Linux users can also do like me and make their own keymap, with extra modifier keys dedicated to accessing such things as a numpad or whatever else strikes their fancy. It's not something I recommend unless you feel really motivated, though, as down that path lies madness.

Some buggers are likely to chime in that they've never used a numpad and that it is useless. To them I say, good for you, dear. As long as it works for you.

>> No.53482195

as a programmer I really can't understand the need for a numpad. you need to type an actual number so rarely and if you're typing hex you need to reach for the alphas anyway. but if you need it, more speed to you.

>> No.53482217

My ending comment was a bit heavy-handed and I could have made it more clear that it is directly targeted at people who imply that the numpad is worthless universally. I don't quite feel the need for one myself but I definitely understand that there are those who do, which you seem to understand as well.

>> No.53482245

I think I read couple of times that pok3r black keycap letters are easier to fade off than the white ones. Aren't they both made by the same process?

>> No.53482304

might be chemical difference, might be shill-talk, hard to know without source.

>> No.53482362

Yeh some anons before stated that black caps are worse than white because they are not so resistant..

Didn't pay too much attention back then so now I'm just stuck with this in my mind without the clarity of information.

>> No.53482440

Let's look at this way: given that you prefer black keycaps to white, would they really rank lower with faded legends? While unfortunate, it becomes a non-issue if you still prefer the black ones.

>> No.53482502

actually it's kinda tricky.
I like white keycaps, but prefer black case.
So i thought about buying black pok3r and later, when the time comes (spare $$$), buy new set of white keycaps.

And as I think about it now, in that situation, faded legends wont matter at all. I'm just not sure when that time comes.

>> No.53482514
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Just let it die.

>> No.53482525

try being a full sized adult instead

>> No.53482690
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Only the pvc back to end the case :3

>> No.53482695

My first board, G, should I buy it? 40$ used is something I can surely get, it's dirt cheap for a mechanical, from Cherry, should I bite? I really really want to, guys.

>> No.53482709

Fuckin' 'ell, link here:

>> No.53482713

Try acting like one. "Manlet" arguments are ridiculous.

Seriously, though, someone who has very wide shoulders to the point where they can't comfortably have the mouse next to a tenkeyless keyboard while gaming or whatever, probably needs a split keyboard anyway, as the steep angle when typing on a normal-sized keyboard (as in normal keys, whether the keyboard is 100% or 60%) has to be even worse than usual.

More importantly, the point about moving the hand between typing and mousing largely remains unchanged no matter the size of the person.

>> No.53482738

I type one handed because my hand-span is from capslock key to the ' key. I keep my right on my mouse at all times. Solves the problem.

>> No.53482740

Cool, you'll leave the bottom open?

>> No.53482751

Heh, that's one way to do it, I suppose. More power to you, friend.

>> No.53482757

Plis guise, I need to know, it looks perfect, it's compact for my desk, it's black, even though it's TKL, it looks really nice and it'd fulfill the purpose. Anyone got this keyboard or something to say to it?

>> No.53482807

i meant pvc bottom ^^'
the back is clearly wood

>> No.53482824

ah "pvc back to end the case" now i got it...

>> No.53482854
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What are some "baby's first mech keyboard" models I should look?
Cheap and easy to get in Europe?

>> No.53482949

>too poor to buy one

>> No.53482990

Anyone has tried silkscreening media key legends and the likes on the front faces of keycaps?

>> No.53483003


>> No.53483029

Thanks for admitting you've never used one.

>> No.53483038


>> No.53483460
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I would but my project is currently on hiatus.

There are some other people who DIY around here too, but there's really not that much to talk about once you're done.

>> No.53483768

If you press two keys at once on this keyboard you're fucked right? Won't register more than one press at once?

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>> No.53483939

Not at all, the key matrix and the firmware both allow for NKRO, though you're limited to 6KRO if you use USB

>> No.53483983

Why not just buy a pcb?

>> No.53484049
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Looking at the matrix, how could you press those 4 keys and they all get registered? Also, the controller is a Teensy? What are the pros/cons?

>> No.53484115

Did any of you DIY guys ever tried to do it with his own ATmega instead of pre soldered teensy?

>> No.53484262

l like your solder joints

>> No.53484308

Dude I just drew a red ring in pain on this image

>> No.53484691

Not sure why that wouldn't work. The controller recognizes which row and column has been actuated and determines the switches pressed based on that (the wiring to the teensy isn't complete on that image, the columns are also connected to the controller). It's the same design principle as with any other keyboard.

That's as far as my knowledge goes actually. I'm not sure if the firmware on the controller does anything to further prevent issues with KRO, but I can confirm from actually using the thing that 6KRO works.

You can probably tell by my solder joints that I'm quite new to this myself.

>> No.53484701

by furiously shaking it

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Actually by that logic it would not work, because theres 3 wires going to the teensy, it could not register 4 buttons with 3 wires, how it works it's scanning every row and column very fast, thats how KRO works, so it could even register more then 4 keys with 3 wires.

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Should I get some chink one? pic related 40 euro shekels

>> No.53485025
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What about memechanical memeboards?

>> No.53485127

a chinese atmega32u4 board is like $5, making your own controller for a small keyboard is more expensive and takes more work

>> No.53485199
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Kind of looking around for a mechanical keyboard for the first time, and some that are on sale on Newegg seem to have caught my eye - they don't look like ricer shit and they've got the four main switches.


Was considering using reds since I'm mostly playing games with some shitposting on Twitter and group chats on the side.

I would like keys that would at least give me that wee bit of click to them, but at the same time I think I should be more worried about getting the keys activated more efficiently. Would browns work in that regard, or should I stick with the reds?

>> No.53485298

browns don't click, they're tactile, which means they have a slight bump on the way down. if you're typing/gaming at speed, you'll only notice a small difference from reds. it's a matter of personal preference.

>> No.53485353

Ah, yeah, that's kind of what I meant - I don't really care for the keyboard being super loud or anything, I was just looking for some force feedback. That said, I think I might opt for the reds anyways and if it doesn't suit me I can just as easily swap it out for browns.

Here's to hoping Rosewill doesn't fuck me and I get a busted ass pile of junk - my budget isn't massive so I don't have much else I can opt for.

>> No.53485403

I hate those tiny little layouts, whats up with those small keyboards? I use numbad on daily basic...

>> No.53485528
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stay mad

>> No.53485573


>I'm mad that people can do things in a different way than I do

>> No.53485582
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I barely ever even touched the numpad on my fullsize

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Yeah and that is the only expensive part of it. Rest looks trivial.

Of course it takes more work cpt. obvious, like entire DIY stuff.

I'm preparing my own attempt on this project, but first I need to burn couple of cheaper atmegas for training as i barely soldered a thing in my life.

>> No.53485629

Keep us updated, I'm curious to see how that'll turn out

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just harvested the switches from an AEKII, they're somewhat scratchy and inconsistent, the board was not treated well by its previous owner... might just buy some matias switches for my next custom instead

>> No.53485744

I just don't get the point in making your life harder. Do you also own a 3 inch screen phone? Maybe your dick is 3 inches too, like you are implying, hurr durr thats all I needz.

>> No.53485770

Sure will.
Unfortunately I'm no longer neet so my free time is reduced. So far I'm flashing back my poor knowledge of AVR's

>> No.53485771

I'm not sure how a keyboard with less keys makes my life any harder. Why would I waste space between my keyboard and my mouse on a bunch of keys I never use?

>> No.53485788

you need to use about ten times less solder.

>> No.53485799


>Pressing one extra key to move to a new function layer is hard

I bet you think using stairs is hard too.

>> No.53485824

>waste space between my keyboard and my mouse
tiny manlet detected

>> No.53485832

I actually prefer smaller smartphones, I wish they made more of them. The ideal size is where I can hold my phone in one hand and reach the opposite diagonal corner with the thumb with ease.

>> No.53485839

>Pressing one extra key to move to a new function layer is hard

Function layers where invented for small space equipment that really could not be made bigger, not like a half ass keyboard.

>> No.53485844

more seriously, I use an atreus (ergonomic 40%), the tradeoff is that instead of having more keys, it's more portable and I move my hands less (muh ergonomics)

I also use a TKL and a 60% sometimes, people get too worked up about it

>> No.53485846

Enjoy your armstrain pleb.

>> No.53485852


>> No.53485891


Not everyone has a large desk. Imagine someone in a dorm room or someone who wants to bring their keyboard with them and use it somewhere else. There are a number of advantages to small keyboards.

>> No.53485896

Not like armstrain actually comes from the oposite of moving your arm too little

>> No.53485913
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I'm 1.9 metres tall actually. Though I'm not sure what body size has to do with the distance between the alphas of your keyboard and your mouse.

>> No.53485929

do you use a dialing wand?

>> No.53485934

yeah sure I'm going to use a tablet-size phone with one hand tard.

>> No.53485951

>5 inch screen
>tablet sized

>> No.53485963

Of course I do. Everyone knows that 60% keyboards have smaller keys, so I couldn't really type on one just with my fingers because I have big hands.

>> No.53485977
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forgot the picture

>> No.53485995

Got a quickfire xt blue for 45€, what am I in for?

>> No.53486008

I'm not even sure if you're really this retarded or just pretending that you can't comprehend simple sentences.

>> No.53486023

A quickfire xt with cherry mx blue at quite a good price.

>> No.53486042

Hearing aids in a few years.

>> No.53486097

What would you lads recommend for babbys first clack?

>> No.53486144
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>> No.53486148

reading the faq

>> No.53486159

Using the buyers template.

>> No.53486229

Full size
Don't need meme leds

>> No.53486260

Switches? No difference?

>> No.53486297

Cooler master XT and a nice set of keycaps, a WASD v2 (without keycaps) and a nice set of aftermarket caps or a Filco if that fits your budget.

>> No.53486330

How about a keyboard that only consists of WASD keys?

>> No.53486335
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drowning in memes every fucking day

>> No.53486402
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so qt

>> No.53486497
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It's a meme memes meme world

>> No.53486505
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Oh my, why has nobody tought of that

>> No.53486545
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we should get together and play chess and jerk it to our beautiful cup rubber

>> No.53486569

What type and size solder is good for putting in switches/leds?

>> No.53486595
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Never used numerous ad in my life, except occasional press on additional enter.
Bought TKL and now typing and doing stuff feels much more enjoyable.

>> No.53486605


>> No.53486644

I for once only use the numpad for numbers, since the 90's

>> No.53486708

idi nakhui blyat


>> No.53486710


Dude, just get a switch tester. Save yourself the headache of getting a keyboard full of switches you potentially may not like, just to have to send it back or switch out the switches.
I regret not getting one as soon as possible.

>> No.53486836
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My keyboard desu

>used the brush attachment on the new Miele vacuum to clean it the other day
>sucked out 3 tonnes of cat hair

>> No.53486873
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I'd jerk your rubber cups all day mate.

>> No.53487015
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chink meme boards
i should replace the keycaps
any recommendations?

>> No.53487126

I know this was three hours ago, but can you link me to this? Image search didn't find anything.

>> No.53487266


looks like that but I can't find it for 40 euros

>> No.53487429

Why do you have to lie on the Internet?

>> No.53487594
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>This post again

>> No.53489085
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>> No.53489525

those are some bizarre keycaps

>> No.53489583

Those are just the Shine 4 stock caps actually, except for the NERV cap on the escape key.

>> No.53489613

the function key legends look like fighting game graphics

>> No.53489629
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Be so nice for my engineering research

>> No.53489662

It's the Ducky logo you knobhead.

>> No.53489682
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>function key legends
I think you should learn to read

Anyway, here's another shot with those vortex translucent PBT caps. Sounded like ear sex after putting these on.

>> No.53489739

I need a TKL board for when I travel
Im not too worried about cost, $100-180, looking for blue switches or maybe reds
What are good quality boards in the U.S
I have a full keyboard from WASD with green switches and like it alot but I want to try something else

>> No.53489765


Unicomp didn't forget

>> No.53489870
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I got the Quickfire TK with MX Browns.

I like it. I think its pretty nice.
Wanna get some custom key caps though.

>> No.53489881

Good luck finding any with that bottom row.

>> No.53489903

if it's for travel, why not get a 60% board like a Poker or V60, or a 75% board like a FC660m or a Choc Mini?

>> No.53489931

When you use the tape method to try and stabilize a loose cap, do you put the adhesive side on the stem or facing upwards?

>> No.53489991

Home key almost looks Like "Meme"

>> No.53489992
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The best.

>> No.53490013

The best coffee cup stand? Yes.

>> No.53490043

I'd imagine that you'd put it on the stem of the switch, though it probably wouldn't make a huge difference since it's just about getting something between the keycap and switch stem rather than actually sticking things together.

>> No.53490046

You're just thickening the stabilizer so tape side down, right? Not 100% sure what you're doing

>> No.53490166


If the cap is loose, when you touchtype and you tend to hit the key at an angle or on the edges, that makes it wobble to the point it subtly comes off the stem and you start losing strokes. You put a small bit of tape on the stem to make it thicker so that it doesn't slip off.

>> No.53490167

Any list of /g/ approved keyboards?

>> No.53490192


>> No.53490217

I need some suggestions, for a 10keyless non-gamememe keyboard

>> No.53490282

read the op

>> No.53490313

Its going in my truck so I don't need it to be as small as possible. I like having a function row but the poker 3 is the type of build quality that im looking for

>> No.53490363
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got my MX 11800 6 years ago for €35 shipped
really dig the MX browns and the trackpad comes in handy

I converted it to USB and added some ports on the back

>> No.53490380
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and the inside shot

>> No.53490477

Is Das Keyboard any good?
Model S Professional with red switches is 70€ right now.
Is the student discount only for people in the US?

>> No.53490486

you can live without them anon, i believe in you

not many keyboards come with aluminum cases, especially at the price of the pok3r

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could you please talk louder I can't hear you

>> No.53490657

that soldering and the hackwires make me want to gag.

>> No.53490661

its not even loud you faggot

>> No.53490674


>> No.53490685

you know

>> No.53490704


>> No.53490709


>Shopping for a mechanical memeboard online
>This special version that we sell at XXXX uses Cherry MX XXXX tactile
switches which are harder to find in keyboards but many users consider
them to have a nicer feel than other types of switches.
>Go to other page, other keyboard, other switches, same text

>> No.53490711

keep it together buddy, maybe go out for some fresh air

also, what's the difference between a hackwire and a normal wire?

>> No.53490727

you fucking know you faggot

>> No.53490781
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I ordered a set of Vortex Nordic ISO keycaps back in December, but they never arrived and I didn't get any response from the retailer in the 7 messages I sent on their site, email, FB and finally through paypal. So I escalated it to a Paypal claim and finally got my money back some weeks ago. Then I bought the same set on amazon and they arrived two days later.

And now the first set from December arrived. Woop, free keycaps.

Don't buy from corus-kb though, they don't respond at all - buy their stuff through amazon instead.

>> No.53490838

Yeah you're gonna be pretty fucked finding keycaps unless you buy single keys for the bottom row.

>> No.53490955
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I just ordered one of these. It has black switches, but it's the only model with 24 keys and actual cherry switches.
But I need some custom keycaps. Are there any places that make proper quality PBT custom caps where you can buy 1 at a time? The WASDkeyboards ones are apparently kinda shitty quality.

Anybody else have separate numpads or macroboards like this?

>> No.53491155

a hackwire is a wire added to a pcb as an afterthought, to connect things that weren't originally planned to be connected, aka to create a hack. a normal wire is just that, a wire used to connect some components to one another.

>> No.53491463

>I use numbad on daily basic...
Hello Spurdo

>> No.53491712

There's pimpmykeyboard, they sell blank key packs but it's not exactly cheap.
Other than that there's not much to do other than harvesting from another set. Sometimes you can find separate numpad packs.
There's not enough of a market for fully custom sets and the manufacturing and sorting process gets pretty expensive. If it weren't for the cheap material and printing WASD uses they would probably charge double.

>> No.53491811

Bought my first mechanical keyboard today (tt poseidon, old version which comes with cherry blues)

I thought the blues would feel harder to press but they turned out to be lighter than my standard rubber dome keyboard. I can't even imagine what red switches would feel like. Loving the click sound tho.


>> No.53491979

Sauce ?

>> No.53492012

What do you use to input the captcha then? Number row keys? Numbad duh.

>> No.53492067

Yeah, I think I might just end up buying a full blank set and salvage from that, but it just kinda feels like a waste.

Can anybody recommend some good full sets of blank PBT caps? Layout doesn't matter in this case, but I'd prefer OEM profile.

>> No.53492077

Ignore all the cherry shit and get a unicomp. There's no better switch than buckling spring, and unicomp's full size and a decent price as long as you're within the USA.

>> No.53492084

>not using visual captcha

>not just buying the original boards

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>> No.53492138

I have a 4chan pass.

>> No.53492142

If you can find a non-used model M for cheaper than a unicomp, you'd be pretty stupid not to get it, I agree. I'd say the decision between new unicomp and used model M still comes down to personal preference.

>> No.53492293

In case anyone's interested, the royal kludge topre clone is back on massdrop.

That's right, minor memes for a minor price, with RGB.

>> No.53492313

>no numpad

Go home gamer girl

>> No.53492332

Need some advice on mechanical keyboard choices. I'm looking for a bunch of specific shite so modding will probably be a requirement and price is no issue. Here's what I'm looking for; a TKL formfactor, Cherry MX Clears, sound dampeners, removable cable (to be replaced with flat USB micro-B), LED solder points, front side printed keycaps (preferably double shot, material doesn't matter too much), solid construction (plate mounted switches) and lastly a lack of obnoxious branding.

>> No.53492393

I googled your layout and I found the keyboard bible


>> No.53492404
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>pushing the full sized keyboard meme

>> No.53492409

we dem cutting mat boyz, GOAT mousepad.

>> No.53492411
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>tfw chinese shipping takes forever to deliver your memeforce

CODE keyboard with clears, a pack of o-rings or soft-landing pads (from elitekeyboards) and a set of aftermarket keycaps that fit your specifications.

>front side printed keycaps
I'm not sure if your understanding of what front side printed means, or if you're not understanding the very obvious implications of front side print.

>> No.53492432

personally I don't like the white backplate of code, but you can just paint it.

>> No.53492449

>I've never produced anything in my life and only consume digital media: the post

>> No.53492458

Thanks, M8

>> No.53492476

Cheers, enjoy your keyboard. Clears are really nice.

>> No.53492490
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>Keyboards are manufactured by many different companies like


>> No.53492644

well, I suppose if you really wanted to, you could get from prints on doubleshots.

>> No.53492662

front*, can't type for shit today.

>> No.53492847

Honestly I was hoping someone had made double shot caps with the characters on the front is all.

>> No.53493593

>arrow keys
>not just using hjkl and fn-hjkl

>> No.53493931
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Get your shit together G.Skill

>> No.53493938
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considering bandaging my left shift with the key next to it, since i don't use it. would this fuck up the system too much?(besides the obvious)

>> No.53493966

I just bought what appears to be knockoff white Jelly POM keycaps on Taobao for about $10 (pre-shipping). At least I think they're knockoffs as they're so cheap, and the F and J keys appear to have nubs which I don't believe the original set has.

We'll see when they get here.

>> No.53494177

Why did you buy shit?

>> No.53494624

besides the fact that then neither of the keys would work as you want them to?

>> No.53494693

why would you bring this turd to this thread.

>> No.53494878

>m-muh leds

>> No.53495229

How did you buy on taobao? I can't figure that shit out.

>> No.53495315

there are some english proxies but it's faster to just use google translate for the few bits you can't understand.

>> No.53495466
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I ruined an led solder pad trying to replace a dead switch.

>> No.53495563

how do you even ruin a solder pad? i mean, i know how, but how do you manage to do it? it literally happens only if you overheat to infinity or if you pull mechanically without warming things up enough.

>> No.53495582



>> No.53495594

Anybody have any experience with Cherry Blue Ducky Minis? I've read a lot of reviews saying that they feel mushy and don't click.

>> No.53495604


I thought the led was free but one wasnt.

They were PCB mount switches, so I assumed it was just the mount being hard.

Nope. LED came out with one pad.

Shoulda been more gentle but honestly thought I was good.

>> No.53495696

Do it.

>> No.53495716

More tech placebos, fags

>> No.53495929
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>> No.53496282

no slurs please

>> No.53496302

go away nigger

>> No.53496355


>> No.53496428

Hi, can you please edit your post to remove that racial slur?

There was literally no reason to use it in the context of this thread. It wasn't funny or clever or interesting, you were just being edgy and offensive for no reason. You don't need to try so hard to fit in, you don't need to pretend to be racist or homophobic just because you're posting on 4chan. No one knows or cares that you've only been here a short while. Just relax and be yourself.

Thanks in advance.

>> No.53496486

I'm sorry, son.

>> No.53496516

Haven't seen that one in a while.

>> No.53496588

be honest with me /g/. I've been thinking about getting one for work, but i don't see the advantage to not just going to the flea market and getting an old one form the 90s and 6 adapters.

>> No.53496689
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Anybody here cast their own keycaps out of resin?

>> No.53496762

I produce hardware, I don't have the meme degree like you, but even if I was a programmer i would much rather have a 60 percent KB, what is the point of having a number pad for programing anyways?

>> No.53496763

I'm laughing

>> No.53496784
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I got you guys familam

>> No.53496818

Are Ducky keyboards still any good? What's a good numpad-less ducky keyboard to get?

>> No.53496833

oh really? a keyboard that requires more force to push down the keys alleviates your carpal tunnel syndrome?

>> No.53497065

Anywhere I can buy a pre-assembled ortholinear keyboard? Anything from 40% to TLK size

>> No.53497840

A year or two of rogue skin flakes and oil alongside pubes is never a pretty sight even if you never eat anything around it

>> No.53497911

less force to push down and more consistent force.

>please don't talk about things you are too poor to even try

>> No.53498043
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Can I join the circle jerk? I don't have a good camera, so I tried for like 5 minutes with my v10.

>> No.53498069
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alright /mkg/, help me out please. I'm new as fuck, but I'm building a new battlestation and need to pick a keyboard. In keeping with the buyer's template:
>Location (continent at least)
>Preferred switch type
Cherry blue or similar. Tactile and clicky
>Form factor
Full size. Numpad at least
No thanks, I don't suck dicks

Also, I'm more than willing to do some DIY work for aesthetic purposes. What should I look into?

>> No.53498115

Code Keyboard
IBM Model M

>> No.53498220
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>> No.53498343

Why does that cat look so dead inside?..

>> No.53498384

take a wild guess

>> No.53498427

Because it's not HHKB

>> No.53498471

Is romer g any good?
(I already own a cherry mx Brown and a topre)

>> No.53498491
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what's with all the hate on these threads recently? I just want to look at and appreciate everyone's keyboards.

>> No.53498493

it's absolutely, utterly, inconceivably shit

>> No.53498563

Because it's master is obviously a raging faggot who doesn't appreciate electrostatic rubber dome switches.

And the dildos.

>> No.53498615

Alcohol and an Air-Can.

>> No.53498621
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>giving your details to hiroyuki

>> No.53499017

I really don't understand the font choice for these boards. It's clear they're all made in the same warehouse, but why the boxy bold shitty font? They design the thing with a clean minimal look, but then give it a loud gaymer font. It's fucking retarded.

Go with a fontless or side-printed key-cap. the rainbow underglow will look nice.

>> No.53499210

because a lot of people actually like the look anon, why do you think people still buy razer keyboards

>> No.53499246

Rosewill RGB80 with Blue Kailh switches for $50 shipped on Newegg right now.

If you were planning on cheaping out on your keyboard purchase anyway (and getting some chinaman switch) this seems like a decent enough option.

>> No.53499262

yeah, I hate them. I ordered some white pbt blanks.

>> No.53499317

Guys, I don't really want to fall for the memenichal meme, but I still need a decent keyboard that's small enough to be carried around, and well, ideally I need something not noisy, and nto expensive either because the odds I break it or lose it are high.

What are my options? Are there cheap membrane 60% keyboards?

>> No.53499355

yeah here's something disgusting on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perixx-PERIBOARD-407B-Keyboard-Black-10789/dp/B0053O9ZNQ/ref=sr_1_19?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1458031257&sr=1-19&keywords=60%25+keyboard

>> No.53499468

That looks alright.

>> No.53499708


Reminder that cherry switches are worse than Chink clone gaterons and there is no excuse for buying them in current year when they still cost more

>> No.53499792

Oh boy Ducky's finally released the TKL version of One that has backlights and without. Will this be the best budget mech ever?

>> No.53499870

What? Hasn't that been around forever?

>> No.53499920

uh...I'm not sure, but since I can't find any reviews of it yet online, so yeah it must be fairly new. You're probably thinking of Zero

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>> No.53500265

The people who used to "lol you spend that much on a keyboard!!?? "
"Lol you choose that keyboard!?!?"
It's more effective.
I agree, I just like seeing all the boards I can

>> No.53500341
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My brother in boards.

Keyboards are love.

>> No.53500540

According to their Facebook it was announced December 2015, so yeah, not too long ago.

>> No.53500923

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ergonomic-Mechanical-Keyboard-LED-Backlit-Gaming-Keyborad-Black-Blue-Switches-/262082173582?hash=item3d05509a8e:g:0hkAAOSwunJWFLwc What do you think of Ajazz? They're really cheap, should I get one? Would be my first.

>> No.53500959

nah man, those tall fucking keys fuck up your neckbear wrists and fingers faster than playing a grandma's pussy.

real typing are done with low profile scissor keys (no chiclets).

Mechanical is a old meme that marketeers are trying to kike the money from vir/g/ins.

>> No.53501119

64 bucks ain't cheap by any means

>> No.53501152

It's cheaper than most in my country (Czech republic). They are 80$ or more for the shitty ones.

>> No.53501408

that looks like it gathers dirt like there's no tomorrow.

>> No.53501459

64 bucks for a keyboard is cheap senpai

>> No.53502237

I love this meme

>> No.53502303

>check it out I'm a fag who puts shit in my butt lol hahaha I put shit in my butt and bleed aids on the floor

>> No.53502617

I've seen mice with more keys...

>> No.53502800
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ducky is still respected, just pick one with the size/features/price you want

I can't think of any, you could try finding a second-hand planck on a forum or certain POS boards on ebay.

clone switches, non-standard layout, kinda ugly, but if you like it, feel free

>> No.53502881

it's a "35%" custom

>> No.53502997
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>my first ever mechanical keyboard arrives tomorrow
feels good
>it's a shit one because there's no good options with a PT layout
feels bad

>> No.53503449
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>Ivan is gone with everybody's money

>> No.53503479
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Welcome to the ISO club. Some of us just give up and go blank.

>> No.53503487

I'm not good enough to go with a blank keyset.

>> No.53503503
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1 - Get any ISO keyboard
2 - get PBT blank keycaps
3 - ???

Or just learn2ansi, like everybody should.

>> No.53503605


>> No.53503650


also what board is that?

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>> No.53503747



holy shit you faggots are the bronies/furries of technology

>> No.53503752

Ducky Mini with DSA dolch replica keycaps.

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My Noppoo Choc Mini with Gateron Blue switches. No regerts. Gateron is as good as the original Cherry MX line (some tests even indicate better consistency than Cherry) and this is the perfect lay-out for me.

>> No.53503838

holy shit nigger do you ever clean your shit?

>> No.53503848

Put a backpack on your bunny

>> No.53504367

Sorry for triggering you

>> No.53504407

post cute phat cat pls
also nice toys, I'm jelly

>> No.53504414

B-But he's totally trustworthy, you guys. After all, it is just a hobby.

>> No.53504442

So.... cherry red the best right?

>> No.53504483

No, gaterons are better in terms of linear switches.

>> No.53504527


gaterons are marginally better

>> No.53504532

vk com / schoolgirls_and_keyboards
h-hey anon, check this vk.com page, i think it is kinda cool idea

>> No.53504542

I'm not opening that.

>> No.53504554

So you admit that they're better.

>> No.53504562

Marginally better than the best is still better than the best, and thus the absolute best.

Though I think there's no such thing as a best switch anyway.

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>> No.53504594

Because I don't trust random websites on 4chan, even less so if it's in russian.

>> No.53504651

NovaTouch I guess?

>> No.53504654
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>random website

>> No.53504655

>random websites
>VK is ranked 22 (as of November 1, 2014) in Alexa's global Top 500 sites


>> No.53504686

Oh, it's some russian social network.

Can you make a website without the schoolgirls and just the keyboards? Those bitches are in the way.

>> No.53504688

It's Russian Facebook clone

>> No.53504779

new thread

>> No.53504906

What keycaps are those? Are they PBT? I'm looking for a blank PBT set like that, and exactly that color.

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