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It's : doh :
But sometimes, :facepalm: just says it all even though it doesn't produce a smiley.

However, check this out:



http://www.houston-imports.com/forum...s/facepalm.gif

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post #3032 of 14551
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Thanks for the list! I'll consider everybody who's mentioned but members with the vast amount of posts are the most probable candidates and Manyak is surely in, of course

I'd like to have a really professional group, but the number of prototypes must be limited as state-of-the-art 3D printing is bloody expensive.
one person you might not want to leave out of consideration is wellington1869 over at geekhack. if you want someone intelligent, experienced and OCD he is your guy. hes written a couple articles on the Costar transposition problem, Topre wiki and some youtube videos.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/12/10 at 9:14pm
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post #3033 of 14551
Great thread, helped me decide on my Cherry blue that's on it's way to me. Thanks again to the original poster, I had no idea about these things before.
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one person you might not want to leave out of consideration is wellington1869 over at geekhack. if you want someone intelligent, experienced and OCD he is your guy. hes written a couple articles on the Costar transposition problem, Topre wiki and some youtube videos.

Christine
Thank you very much for the suggestion. He's on the list of the possible candidates from now on.
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:0 Placed an order on one set of these. I'll trade/sell one of the keys if anyone is interested. Would be sweet to have one that says "OVER CLOCK"

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post #3036 of 14551
The first set is for Geekhack members predating the thread, only. So the rest of y'all will have to wait for the second set. But it is an intriguing offer, and I think worth picking up on.
post #3037 of 14551
Do any of you know if there is an easy way to remove the letters from pad printed keycaps? Just thinking about getting another keyboard for my laptop, and it might look nice with blank keys.
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post #3038 of 14551
I prefer my skull and crossbones ESC key that came with my deck.

But I'd rock an OCN flame any day
    
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post #3039 of 14551
I have a very old Canon ALPS (The switch color is blue, however) mechanical keyboard with a DIN5 plug. It's from a Canon Navigator, so it's about 20 years old. The switches say "ALPS" on just under the plunger, but still on top of the switch. In the top left corner there is an "M". In the top left there is a "7A". (That's on the left arrow key. On the right arrow key it says "7D".)

Anybody know how to go about making it work on my computer? I've got Windows 7 32-bit.

I have both a DIN5 to MiniDIN6 and a MiniDIN6 to USB adapter. When I plug in just the DIN5 to MiniDIN6 I don't get any response at all, but the NUM/CAP/SCROLL Lock keys all work. When I use both adapters and plug into USB, Windows makes the connection sound and the keyboard shows up under device manager, but again, no response. (I have also booted up with the keyboard in both the PS/2 and USB slots. Still not dice.)
Edited by tomclancey - 4/15/10 at 2:18pm
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post #3040 of 14551
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I have a very old Canon ALPS (The switch color is blue, however) mechanical keyboard with a DIN5 plug. It's from a Canon Navigator, so it's about 20 years old. The switches say "ALPS" on just under the plunger, but still on top of the switch. In the top left corner there is an "M". In the top left there is a "7A". (That's on the left arrow key. On the right arrow key it says "7D".)

Anybody know how to go about making it work on my computer? I've got Windows 7 32-bit.

I have both a DIN5 to MiniDIN6 and a MiniDIN6 to USB adapter. When I plug in just the DIN5 to MiniDIN6 I don't get any response at all, but the NUM/CAP/SCROLL Lock keys all work. When I use both adapters and plug into USB, Windows makes the connection sound and the keyboard shows up under device manager, but again, no response. (I have also booted up with the keyboard in both the PS/2 and USB slots. Still not dice.)
I did some digging, here are my findings.
http://zevv.nl/play/misc/ibm-usb/
(taken from here)


Apparently the original link is for ps/2 to usb, not din5
Edited by W4LNUT5 - 4/15/10 at 2:30pm
    
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