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post #1 of 24
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hello

so i found this small mechanical keyboard in a store for 3 dollars and i was wondering if there was a way to make it work in a windows 7 or Ubuntu maybe? do u guys think there is way to do it ? share ideas please

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post #2 of 24
Oh, those are very nice keyboards indeed! It may have Monterey switches which are very nice, else it has some sort of Alps clone. Either way, a steal for $3.

You need an AT to PS/2 adapter (usually very cheap, and they're all the same really). Then you may need a PS/2 to USB adapter. I recommend taking a look at this. It shows links and details of the two best PS/2-USB adapters on the market.
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post #3 of 24
Welcome to OCN.

Pull a key and take a pic.

Monterey.


I'd ask you to put some nickels on it but I already did.
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post #4 of 24
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Welcome to OCN.

Pull a key and take a pic.

Monterey.


I'd ask you to put some nickels on it but I already did.
not sure if i'm doing this right but here we go
post #5 of 24
Nice find I really want to try that switch some day.
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post #6 of 24
Your $3 keyboard is worth around $100 since it's got Montereys...nice.
post #7 of 24
Nice Maple Leaf!

I wonder if yours is real copper. Ours is cheap zinc plated with copper since 1981.

And congrats on Canadian money finally being worth something.
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My grandfather has a bunch of Canadian money he just bought recently. Mainly in silver, platinum and some other metal that I don't remember.
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post #9 of 24
Smg - if you don't mind I'd like to use this pic in a Wiki - sometimes people ask where the name Monterey came from for these switches.
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post #10 of 24
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wow didn't imagine that this keyboard will be worth so much , let the AT port hunt begin !
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