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I hate enamel paints.

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Are those alps clones? They look identical to alps. Do you like alps better than MX?

Yes and yes. For a clicky typing experience, ALPs and ALPs clone switches are miles ahead of Cherry mx.
    
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Okay? smile.gif
I have bad memories of trying to use them. I think it's a mutual hatred.
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Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_ View Post

Yes and yes. For a clicky typing experience, ALPs and ALPs clone switches are miles ahead of Cherry mx.
Do they make a more positive click or something? I know I really like buckling springs because there is a bit of a lead up to the click, so that the lead up flows into the click, instead of a sudden massive increase in the amount of pressure needed, like on MX blue and green. I also, don't like how in MX switches there is a massive amount of room below the actuation point; when you're trying to double tap a key rapidly, that is horrible. I was thinking MX green might win me over, but I might try alps, if I can find them.

It would be nice to see all of the force - distance curves for these key switches side by side.
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I also like the gray qfr. Unbranded of course. They are not making those anymore though. Carter recently said they are all going to be black now.
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I also like the gray qfr. Unbranded of course. They are not making those anymore though. Carter recently said they are all going to be black now.
The black is alright. The stock ABS keycaps are pretty ugly though. They get shiny fast.
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Originally Posted by jokrik View Post

Boardgasm..... Seriously....

Hahaha. Thanks.biggrin.gif:D
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post

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

Thank you! It was well worth the effort and wait for parts. I got sick of not having something cool and custom, had to pull out the biggest mod I could manage with my free time lately, which wasn't much.
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Very cool Figit090, definite KOTM material. thumb.gif

Thank you. smile.gif I'll probably enter it when I have better images, maybe when there's a cool physical prize like has been mentioned. I need to take some good images of the downward facing lighting too, that's almost my favorite part. How does KOTM work as far as voting anyway?
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Originally Posted by ElevenEleven View Post

I think you've done excellent work there! It looks vintage and modern at the same time smile.gif

Awesome words, thank you kindly!
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Originally Posted by Paradigm84 View Post

Very cool Figit090, definite KOTM material. thumb.gif

Thank you. smile.gif I'll probably enter it when I have better images, maybe when there's a cool physical prize like has been mentioned. I need to take some good images of the downward facing lighting too, that's almost my favorite part. How does KOTM work as far as voting anyway?

You submit boards for the month of the competition either on here or in the dedicated thread, at the end of the month I put up a poll in the dedicated thread of all the submissions, people vote for 1 week on which board they think should win.

Also if it's just the physical prize stopping you from entering, all the winners so far are going to get the KOTM keycap when they are produced, you'll just need to contact the relevant person and one will be shipped to you.
post #13529 of 36807
I have a question, my friend found a chicony kb 5191 at home. Its an old mechanical keyboard. Is it good, comparable to ibm model M ? Can you fit modern keycaps onto it?
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Originally Posted by athlon 64 View Post

I have a question, my friend found a chicony kb 5191 at home. Its an old mechanical keyboard. Is it good, comparable to ibm model M ? Can you fit modern keycaps onto it?
It probably is nothing like a model m. It looke like it's made with a ton of different switches; all of which look like cherry mx clones.
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