Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Dave :)

Mechanical Keyboard Club!

Recommended Posts

Nope, I havent seen that one before! Haha

I just thought the switch layout was good for me! With brown switches for normal typing, harder to hit clears for the ctrl, spaces etc and the heavy greens for thing I would only hit with one finger anyways...

 

I also purchased a stainless steel plate for my phantom today! Cant wait to build that one!

nice did you find somewhere that has plates in stock or did you have to have one made?
Link to post
Share on other sites

nice did you find somewhere that has plates in stock or did you have to have one made?

I am getting one made by a local metal workshop. There is a group buy on desk authority at the moment... But I dont think they will be made for another month or so...

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am getting one made by a local metal workshop. There is a group buy on desk authority at the moment... But I dont think they will be made for another month or so...

ya group buys are not the fastest way to get things done
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well for £40 I can get one made and shipped too me for next week...

damn that is actually a decent price from what I have seen people posting saying they are being charged ~ $100 for a plate to be cut
Link to post
Share on other sites

damn that is actually a decent price from what I have seen people posting saying they are being charged ~ $100 for a plate to be cut

Yeh, this place is very cheap! I opted for the more expensive Stainless steel plate too! I could of just got a mild steel plate with a non conductive coating for £7 less...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeh, this place is very cheap! I opted for the more expensive Stainless steel plate too! I could of just got a mild steel plate with a non conductive coating for £7 less...

at some point i need to find a place that will make a cheap plate or i may try hand cutting it like i did for my numpad but i want to make a radical edward style keyboard all though oddly the key layout changes from shot to shot in the anime lol

this is what im talking about

RDOTZ13l.jpg
Link to post
Share on other sites

at some point i need to find a place that will make a cheap plate or i may try hand cutting it like i did for my numpad but i want to make a radical edward style keyboard all though oddly the key layout changes from shot to shot in the anime lol

this is what im talking about

RDOTZ13l.jpg

That looks a cool keyboard! You could try and cut it but you would put hours into it! A laser cutter would do it in an hour or so...

 

You could even have a detachable USB on the side there too!

Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks a cool keyboard! You could try and cut it but you would put hours into it! A laser cutter would do it in an hour or so...

 

You could even have a detachable USB on the side there too!

I'm making a custom keyboard / prop from anime i wouldn't care if i put a lot of hours into making it. I would probably put an RJ45 jack in it and make a custom usb cable lol
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm making a custom keyboard / prop from anime i wouldn't care if i put a lot of hours into making it. I would probably put an RJ45 jack in it and make a custom usb cable lol

A fake RJ45 cable which is actually wired for USB would be awesome! obviously the internals would then wire back up to normal USB...

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

A fake RJ45 cable which is actually wired for USB would be awesome! obviously the internals would then wire back up to normal USB...

yep. The hard part is going to be finding the parts since it is an odd layout if i try to stay relatively accurate to the images i have from the anime but that is hard since even in the images the key layout, size and number of keys all change depending on the image you look at lol

k2BijbG.png
Link to post
Share on other sites

yep. The hard part is going to be finding the parts since it is an odd layout if i try to stay relatively accurate to the images i have from the anime but that is hard since even in the images the key layout, size and number of keys all change depending on the image you look at lol

k2BijbG.png

Damn, that sucks! Well try using this if you want to get a 3D template of the Keyboard you are making try using this!

 

http://builder.swillkb.com/

 

There is a link on the plate layout which takes you to the keyboard maker I guess you are using...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Damn! Well try using this if you want to get a 3D template of the Keyboard you are making try using this!

 

http://builder.swillkb.com/

 

There is a link on the plate layout which takes you to the keyboard maker I guess you are using...

I know i posted a link to the geekhack thread for that a few pages back but it does not do iso at the moment and i really don't expect it to do big ass enter since there is no real standard for it most images i have seen have all had different ways of setting up stabilizers for the big ass enter I will more then likely have to buy a keyboard that has a big ass enter and use it for parts as well as layout info but i would still need to find a lot of keycaps for it even starting with a full keyboard
Link to post
Share on other sites

I know i posted a link to the geekhack thread for that a few pages back but it does not do iso at the moment and i really don't expect it to do big ass enter since there is no real standard for it most images i have seen have all had different ways of setting up stabilizers for the big ass enter I will more then likely have to buy a keyboard that has a big ass enter and use it for parts as well as layout info but i would still need to find a lot of keycaps for it even starting with a full keyboard

There is a ISO layout isnt there?! I used the ISO 105 preset and took the numberpad off. I checked the layout between that and my ISO Filco and it was identical...

Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a ISO layout isnt there?! I used the ISO 105 preset and took the numberpad off. I checked the layout between that and my ISO Filco and it was identical...

I know the keyboard layout editor does iso and big ass enter but i don't think swills tool does yet but it may but big ass enter is different then standard iso and has not standard layout as far as I'm aware

cherry mx styles

3h42bR3.jpg

b3kw91rl.jpg

ujVeS8xl.png

apls styles

MKkisz8l.jpg

GKkFMUIl.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I know the keyboard layout editor does iso and big ass enter but i don't think swills tool does yet but it may but big ass enter is different then standard iso and has not standard layout as far as I'm aware

cherry mx styles

3h42bR3.jpg

b3kw91rl.jpg

ujVeS8xl.png

apls styles

MKkisz8l.jpg

GKkFMUIl.jpg

Ohhhh I see!!! That is huge! (Thats what she said)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I adding another Ducky keyboard to my collection, I now have a Ducky Legend Cherry MX Blue. I also own a Ducky Shine III Cherry MX Red, I am really liking the metal feel and look in comparison to the Shine III. I haven't used Cherry MX Blue for awhile so it's going to take some time to get used to again, takes much more force to get the keys pressed.


Workstation i7-3930k | GTX 980 SLI | 2 x P2715Q (2160p) | AX1200i | H100i

Server E3-1245v3 | 24GB RAM | Be Quiet! 600W PSU | Be Quiet! Rock Pro 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

I adding another Ducky keyboard to my collection, I now have a Ducky Legend Cherry MX Blue. I also own a Ducky Shine III Cherry MX Red, I am really liking the metal feel and look in comparison to the Shine III. I haven't used Cherry MX Blue for awhile so it's going to take some time to get used to again, takes much more force to get the keys pressed.

You are building up a nice collection! I have got an aluminium case coming for my phantom shortly, so I will be able to see the quality difference...

 

Has anyone got any suggestions on keycap colour for an Aluminium case? Or should I just go black keycaps?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just finished installing all the switches on my board! I am in love with green switches! Feels so nice! I am quite heavy handed so these greens press just right!

 

16871050681_42bbf267e8_z.jpg

My Custom Filco by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

16870873752_24c8ce6640_z.jpg

My Custom Filco by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

I am just waiting for the WASD keycaps to turn up!

 

Looks awesome!

But if you love green switches, why didn't you install them on the letters and nums, instead?  I do like the clears (are those clears or milk whites?) on the mods.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks awesome!

But if you love green switches, why didn't you install them on the letters and nums, instead?  I do like the clears (are those clears or milk whites?) on the mods.

I do a lot of typing and greens are ment to be hardest to get used to because of their weight... I have however bought a 50 pack of greens :D

They are clears, although the switch doesnt actually look that clear.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have just finished installing all the switches on my board! I am in love with green switches! Feels so nice! I am quite heavy handed so these greens press just right!

 

My Custom Filco by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

My Custom Filco by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

I am just waiting for the WASD keycaps to turn up!

Great great GREAT custom setup! Would fit my typing style perfectly.

 

Congrats!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Great great GREAT custom setup! Would fit my typing style perfectly.

 

Congrats!

Thanks, It also suits my style too. I am debating whether to spray my fake brocap black or not... Or buy another and spray it black...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks, It also suits my style too. I am debating whether to spray my fake brocap black or not... Or buy another and spray it black...

Black would look great.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×