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can someone answer if the blackwidow ultimate got painted keys or transparant or lasered?

Frosted clear base, black plastic coat, laser etched finish.
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Dude, no mention after your post that I saw? Perhaps I missed it, awesome job! Do all your keys have a function now? Do you have any links to this conversion? I want a Model M so badly but I also want extra keys to map and I've considered converting one of these but I'm not sure how involved it is. I can handle most things this side of engineering my own circuits, which could be possible too if it's not really advanced. I'd appreciate any info and feedback on the board, how do you like it?
Looks clean! I wish I had one.

It's not an incredibly hard mod to do and only takes around half a day to do.

To convert the keyboard to be compatible with modern computers you have to cut the AT cable off inside the chasis and solder the AT cable leads onto a Teensy 2.0 controller. Then you hook up a mini usb cable to the teensy and thread the usb cable out of the keyboard while housing the teensy inside the keyboard chasis. You could also create an external teensy setup if you wanted.

The teensy gets programmed with Soarer's converter code. How it works is you upload a HEX file onto the teensy which then lets the keyboard communicate with the computer. You can then customize the layout of the keyboard by creating a cfg file in notepad and converting it into a different format and upload it onto the teensy using command prompt.

With soarer's converter you can reassign any key on the keyboard to a new location or even change a key's function to something that wasn't originally a function on the keyboard (eg. the entire left side of my keyboard is a dedicated media area...with volume up, volume down, next track, prev track, etc.).

If you are truly interested in converting an old IBM keyboard into something truly custom then you need to check out Soarer's thread on geekhack.

As far as the keyboard...I love it. Model Fs make Model Ms feel like cheap toys. Nothing compares to a model F....not a cherry mx, not an alps, not even a topre. Model Fs are where its at imo.
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I have a CM Storm QFR Cherry MX Red Mechanical Keyboard coming this Monday! Will upload pics on arrival!
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New Grey Ducky keycaps arrived.

The clear caps are Signature Plastics caps.
where did you get them? i've been looking for keycaps w/ backlight abilities
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It's so clean!
Oh mah gawd

ermahgerd which keyboard is that? that looks awesome!

btw, the ONLY difference between the brown and the blues are blues being clicky right? same tactile feedback? also how quiet are those browns? quieter than a normal membrane keyboard or even quieter like a touchscreen biggrin.gif
     
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ermahgerd which keyboard is that? that looks awesome!
btw, the ONLY difference between the brown and the blues are blues being clicky right? same tactile feedback? also how quiet are those browns? quieter than a normal membrane keyboard or even quieter like a touchscreen biggrin.gif

Looks like a QF Pro TK: http://www.amazon.com/Storm-QuickFire-Pro-Mechanical-SGK-4010-GKCM1-US/dp/B007VDOOBU/

Browns require slightly less actuation force (45g vs. 50g for blues). Otherwise similar but browns aren't clicky, so not as loud as blues. That said, they're still pretty loud compared to most membranes I've used.
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got my blackwidow ultimate stealth keyboard. love it! typing on it goes really smooth and feels really nice. gaming is nice as well but i dont really feel any difference between other keyboards.
i also like the macro keys but those macro keys do require some getting used to because i keep thinking one of those micro keys is a shift button haha.
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where did you get them? i've been looking for keycaps w/ backlight abilities

I'm guessing I've misunderstood what you've meant, but it's not the keycaps that come with the LEDs, they are part of the Ducky keyboard itself. All the grey keys are also backlit, not just the clear ones.
    
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Am back but this time with BIG FOOT

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I'm guessing I've misunderstood what you've meant, but it's not the keycaps that come with the LEDs, they are part of the Ducky keyboard itself. All the grey keys are also backlit, not just the clear ones.

i mistyped it, sorry biggrin.gif i'm looking for keycaps which just shine backlight from the letter. WASD's keycaps shine all over, causing a slight eye rape if the room is dark. the reason im asking is that i want to change my black keycaps on the soon to be mine shine 2.
     
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i mistyped it, sorry biggrin.gif i'm looking for keycaps which just shine backlight from the letter. WASD's keycaps shine all over, causing a slight eye rape if the room is dark. the reason im asking is that i want to change my black keycaps on the soon to be mine shine 2.


You can find them over here in both purple and grey. http://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=40
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