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Am back but this time with BIG FOOT
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Nice!! How do you like typing on it? I use one at work and love it. It'll def give you're fingers a work out, but it feels really nice. I think it takes 65g to depress a key, and they can be pretty loud. MyDell AT101W at Work (Click to show)
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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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Yea i need to get use to typing on this keyboard, do you have any idea on how to remove the key caps. i just took it apart to clean it and found like two pound of dust and bird food but i can't remove the key caps. Here are some pics after a quick clean up



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where did you get them? i've been looking for keycaps w/ backlight abilities
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

Ohmahgerd

It's the quickfire pro from CM.

They are pretty loud compared to normal membrane keyboards.
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Yea i need to get use to typing on this keyboard, do you have any idea on how to remove the key caps. i just took it apart to clean it and found like two pound of dust and bird food but i can't remove the key caps. Here are some pics after a quick clean up Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I used the keycap tool that came with my QFR's. I soaked my keys in some warm water with some dish soap and cleaned them up individually. Tedious work, but it was worth it.
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I used the keycap tool that came with my QFR's. I soaked my keys in some warm water with some dish soap and cleaned them up individually. Tedious work, but it was worth it.
I try that before and didn't want to work, i guess the key caps were never taking out that its real hard to pop them out, but i got black switches
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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.

What's the difference between a model F1 and the Model M? Man, I thought they used the same buckling spring switches! Or do you just mean the board as a whole? I'm actually not sure it would fit on my desk, now that I'm thinking about how huge it is.

Was it very expensive to make the board, all said and done? I think I could manage this. those chips aren't too pricey, from the first dealer (maybe the only dealer I dunno) that I found on google. Very interesting...

Thank you for the information and the walkthrough!

Have you ever had wrist pain? I'm wondering if a more proper keyboard rather than a mushy or hard-to-acutate board would be better, or if I need a kinesis to help me. I have some tense pain in my wrists, nothing horrible but I'm very worried it will get worse.
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Yea i need to get use to typing on this keyboard, do you have any idea on how to remove the key caps. i just took it apart to clean it and found like two pound of dust and bird food but i can't remove the key caps. Here are some pics after a quick clean up

http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/modifications_alps
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Haven't posted here in a while! How is everyone?
A while backed i was looking to make my own Ducky Key chain, well today i actually got round to making my first attempt at it. I warn you, it's very unprofessional, but i think it's pretty cool.
I made a tutorial in case anyone else wanted to make one for themselves.
Here. thumb.gif
I just need to find the string which Ducky uses, anyone know what you call that?
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Cell phone strap.

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