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Not going to enter yet, but this will be my Keyboard of the Month entry, just finished it about a week ago. Please let me know what you think!!! biggrin.gif





Sorry the LED's are hard to capture in an image but I edited them a bit to show you about what I'm seeing right now. Each image is unique though it's not a mockup (did that before the build so encase anyone remembers my plan...it's finished!)

I'll have better looking images later, I'll probably start a thread or put all images in my build thread, if I have one. If not I'll make one.thumb.gif

I've installed RGB LED lights inside the keyboard, to go with the RGB LEDs that are inside my case, and also below my case shining on the table. I have two channels (if you notice my case was set to green for these images) and I will be adding some accent lighting to my monitor stand when those get here, which will illuminate my desk.
Edited by Figit090 - 6/26/13 at 7:47pm
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Not going to enter yet, but this will be my Keyboard of the Month entry, just finished it about a week ago. Please let me know what you think!!! biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Sorry the LED's are hard to capture in an image but I edited them a bit to show you about what I'm seeing right now. Each image is unique though it's not a mockup (did that before the build so encase anyone remembers my plan...it's finished!)

I'll have better looking images later, I'll probably start a thread or put all images in my build thread, if I have one. If not I'll make one.thumb.gif

I've installed RGB LED lights inside the keyboard, to go with the RGB LEDs that are inside, and also below, my case. I have two channels (if you notice my case was set to green for these images) and I will be adding some accent lighting to my monitor stand when those get here, which will illuminate my desk.

One word. Wow.
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Wow...you actually did it, and it looks freaking awesome thumb.gif
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Very nice Figit09!

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Originally Posted by Figit090 View Post

Not going to enter yet, but this will be my Keyboard of the Month entry, just finished it about a week ago. Please let me know what you think!!! biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Sorry the LED's are hard to capture in an image but I edited them a bit to show you about what I'm seeing right now. Each image is unique though it's not a mockup (did that before the build so encase anyone remembers my plan...it's finished!)

I'll have better looking images later, I'll probably start a thread or put all images in my build thread, if I have one. If not I'll make one.thumb.gif

I've installed RGB LED lights inside the keyboard, to go with the RGB LEDs that are inside my case, and also below my case shining on the table. I have two channels (if you notice my case was set to green for these images) and I will be adding some accent lighting to my monitor stand when those get here, which will illuminate my desk.

This is the first time I've ever actually found the Kinesis interesting to look at.
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Originally Posted by Figit090 View Post

Not going to enter yet, but this will be my Keyboard of the Month entry, just finished it about a week ago. Please let me know what you think!!! biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Sorry the LED's are hard to capture in an image but I edited them a bit to show you about what I'm seeing right now. Each image is unique though it's not a mockup (did that before the build so encase anyone remembers my plan...it's finished!)

I'll have better looking images later, I'll probably start a thread or put all images in my build thread, if I have one. If not I'll make one.thumb.gif

I've installed RGB LED lights inside the keyboard, to go with the RGB LEDs that are inside my case, and also below my case shining on the table. I have two channels (if you notice my case was set to green for these images) and I will be adding some accent lighting to my monitor stand when those get here, which will illuminate my desk.
Was that done custom? How did you get the key switches soldered onto a curved surface? That looks really hard to do.
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Was that done custom? How did you get the key switches soldered onto a curved surface? That looks really hard to do.

It's a Kinesis Advantage. They're not as commonly used, but you can find them for sale on Amazon and I'm sure a few other sites. They're one of the handful of ergonomic mechanical keyboards out there aside from the Ergodox.
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One word. Wow.

Haha, and a perfect compliment, thank you!biggrin.gif
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Wow...you actually did it, and it looks freaking awesome thumb.gif

THANKS for remembering! So you saw whenever I posted that lazer pointer mockup? I can't even remember where that post is to be honest, I've been so busy this was a side thing for fun to keep me sane.
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Very nice Figit09!

Thank you!smile.gif
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This is the first time I've ever actually found the Kinesis interesting to look at.

Haha! Awesome. Yeah it left something to be desired in the aesthetics department, and I got tired of seeing so many cool LED lit keyboards from the factory. I had a vision and found the right parts and knew I could make it fit! Very much worth it, the light show it puts on with my tower is great at night. There are 30 RGB LED's in the keyboard alone, 30 under and behind my tower, and about 54 or something inside the tower. LOL the numbers shock even me. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Was that done custom? How did you get the key switches soldered onto a curved surface? That looks really hard to do.

The board itself is 'store-bought,' a keyboard from Kinesis. I purchased it used on eBay in great condition and modified it with LED lights including lights that project below onto the desk myself.
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It's a Kinesis Advantage. They're not as commonly used, but you can find them for sale on Amazon and I'm sure a few other sites. They're one of the handful of ergonomic mechanical keyboards out there aside from the Ergodox.

Exactly, this is the Classic model. For the most part all kinesis boards are the same, save for colors and macro abilities and a few other minor differences. As far as I know they all use cherry keys, browns in my case, and the older models such as the Essential and Classic are just as prime as the Advantage in my opinion, save for the inability to just use USB on older boards that utilize PS/2. Perhaps it gives me a better rollover though, either way I don't mind because I have the port. If you don't have a legacy PS/2 port you'd need an adapter or you'd have to buy a newer model.
It also has a secondary layer containing a number pad in the right hand, and footswitch capability. I have mine set up to activate the numeric keypad when i hit the footswitch for easy number entry.

Great board I highly recommend them, especially if you are having any pain in your wrists or want to avoid carpal tunnel injuries or RSI. So far this keyboard has been great and the learning curve wasn't that bad either! If you hadn't noticed I space and return with my left thumb, and delete/backspace with the right thumb, and the columns of letters are, as they should be: straight.

To buy one new you can also go directly to http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/
Edited by Figit090 - 6/27/13 at 1:36am
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Not going to enter yet, but this will be my Keyboard of the Month entry, just finished it about a week ago. Please let me know what you think!!!
Sorry the LED's are hard to capture in an image but I edited them a bit to show you about what I'm seeing right now. Each image is unique though it's not a mockup (did that before the build so encase anyone remembers my plan...it's finished!)

I'll have better looking images later, I'll probably start a thread or put all images in my build thread, if I have one. If not I'll make one.thumb.gif

I've installed RGB LED lights inside the keyboard, to go with the RGB LEDs that are inside my case, and also below my case shining on the table. I have two channels (if you notice my case was set to green for these images) and I will be adding some accent lighting to my monitor stand when those get here, which will illuminate my desk.

Boardgasm..... Seriously....
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THANKS for remembering! So you saw whenever I posted that lazer pointer mockup? I can't even remember where that post is to be honest, I've been so busy this was a side thing for fun to keep me sane.

Yeah, I remember the laser pointer shots lol I didn't honestly expect you to actually follow through with it though...and I didn't think it would turn out near as awesome as it did thumb.gif Seriously, great job...get's me wanting to put some LED's in my Ducky tongue.gif
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