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Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
It's some variant of PC I think.



"Regular" boards are definitely not made from ABS. ABS is pretty much the strongest plastic used in computer equipment - like on the Model M and Topres. "Regular" keyboard are mostly PVC.
i'm pretty sure POM is stronger and lighter than ABS. I think I remember reading a comment from ripster about a rit dye test he did with a Filco keycap and a piece of Lego (ABS) and the Filco keycap melted before the piece of Lego got soft. Polystyrene starts deforming at 70'c and melts at 100'c I think.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/23/10 at 9:26pm
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post #3282 of 14551
My POS cherry keyboard that I picked up off of eBay a few weeks ago with brown switches... Its taken me a little while to get used to it, but I actually think I am a little bit faster on this keyboard...

Just need to figure out what to do with the extra keys and credit card slot... lol

I downloaded the software from cherry to program the keys.. Just not sure what I'm doing quite yet.

edit- I swapped out a couple of the keys on this board for a couple that were double shot.... can you tell what keys they were???

another edit.... I'm beginning to really like these brown switches... I might end up ordering a Filco with browns next.. (I'm beginning to see a trend here.... I keep buying keyboards to find the perfect one.. not sure if thats possible.)



Edited by rfjunkie - 4/24/10 at 12:18am
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Esc, Print Screen?

I like Cherry laser etched keycaps because they look close to double shot except double shot printing looks a bit softer.

Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/24/10 at 12:26am
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post #3284 of 14551
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Esc, Print Screen?

I like Cherry laser etched keycaps because they look close to double shot except double shot printing looks a bit softer.

Christine
They do kinda jump out at you, don't they.

I got those off of another POS keyboard that has all double shot keys... I just didn't like the covers on my esc and prt sc keys.. I would rather have them normal keys.

edit.... The only trouble I'm having with this keyboard is the right shift key is a little to small for my liking.. I was thinking about removing the up arrow to get myself used to having a smaller shift key on that side, and put it back in a couple weeks when I get used to it. ( I keep hitting that up arrow key when I go for that shift key...)
Edited by rfjunkie - 4/24/10 at 12:29am
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They do kinda jump out at you, don't they.

I got those off of another POS keyboard that has all double shot keys... I just didn't like the covers on my esc and prt sc keys.. I would rather have them normal keys.
I was always good at Where's Waldo!

compare the letter Q from a Cherry laser etched keycap and double shot keycap you can tell the difference.

Edit: why don't you try changing the spacebars. they are most likely different plastics. you may like one spacebar over the other.

ripster updated his Anti-Otaku island.



Christine
Edited by lmnop - 4/24/10 at 12:51am
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I was always good at Where's Waldo!

compare the letter Q from a Cherry laser etched keycap and double shot keycap you can tell the difference.

Edit: why don't you try changing the spacebars. they are most likely different plastics. you may like one spacebar over the other.

ripster updated his Anti-Otaku island.



Christine

I might mess with that later. Right now I'm going to just mess with what I have here until I get tired of it and go back to my Filco with the XM's... I have really gotten used to the sharp tactile feel of that keyboard. I really like it for gaming on my gaming rig... (I have 2 of them)..... BUT!!! I am really getting used to using this keyboard with the browns for typing on... My 10 key on the left of my keyboard has browns in it too.. (its a Kinesis) The only problem I have with that is the (-) key doesn't always work, and I didn't notice it right away. (Might have to dig into it and replace a switch.)


Well thats it for my rambling for one day...... (Off to bed.)
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Anyone know where I can get a wirless Filco or something similar?
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Anyone know where I can get a wirless Filco or something similar?
it won't be out for a while.

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I was always good at Where's Waldo!

compare the letter Q from a Cherry laser etched keycap and double shot keycap you can tell the difference.

Edit: why don't you try changing the spacebars. they are most likely different plastics. you may like one spacebar over the other.

ripster updated his Anti-Otaku island.



Christine

The space bar is the problem. I moved the off-center stem but the stabilizers are in different positions. I realized that after I took the time/trouble to move the stem. Might be easier to lower the height of the existing Filco space bar, but it's been fine as-is.

Did you see my most recent DS conversion:





Cherry Green Space Bar:

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i'm pretty sure POM is stronger and lighter than ABS. I think I remember reading a comment from ripster about a rit dye test he did with a Filco keycap and a piece of Lego (ABS) and the Filco keycap melted before the piece of Lego got soft. Polystyrene starts deforming at 70'c and melts at 100'c I think.

Christine
But they don't really use POM for computer equipment other than water blocks. It's very tough, but it also has very little friction - not exactly what you'd want on a keyboard at least.

And yeah, ABS melts at 160C or 170C or something like that if I remember right.
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