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Well how about the new MakerBot? (the 2000$ model)
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post #13962 of 36812
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A pair of custom hand made caps I've made, one a sand cast zinc cap, the other a Pau Amarello cap.





And a 60% wrist wrest I made out of Curly Maple and dyed with black wood dye, sanded down, and dyed again with red wood dye.


Your woodworking and DIY is amazing! Looking forward to your future projects man!
post #13963 of 36812
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post

So... why doesn't someone with a 3D printer start producing keycaps? They could pump them out dirt cheap in any sort of weird way a user could dream of.
Isn't the plastic used in those printers fairly expensive?
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Originally Posted by niomosy View Post

Dug this one out of the garage. I forgot I had it. It's been in the garage since 2000. Alps switch goodness (confirmed). Working fine other than being finicky with what PS/2 to USB connectors it will work with.



Mmmm....dampened ALPs goodness. I love the SGI granite boards!

I used to work on those keyboards for a living back when I was supporting a couple hundred SGI workstations and servers. Fun times. I've had that keyboard since '98. After using it all day yesterday for work, I had to switch back to my MS Ergo 4000. My right forearm couldn't take much more despite me being pretty careful and trying to hover.

I left it plugged in should I want some more mechanical goodness, though wink.gif
post #13965 of 36812
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post


Isn't the plastic used in those printers fairly expensive?

 

You don't need a whole lot of raw material to make a keycap, because it's mostly hollow on the inside.

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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

Isn't the plastic used in those printers fairly expensive?
Depends, the previous Makerbot CAN use ABS plastic that is cheap but of course that needed a heater and it's slow.
The new makerbot launched earlier this year uses PLA plastic that is not so cheap but is not expensive either ...
Now, i remember there was the 3D printer that uses UV laser instead of a extrusion process
If you know what a extrusion process is i don't need to explain
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You don't need a whole lot of raw material to make a keycap, because it's mostly hollow on the inside.
It just needs to be firm and solid doesn't it?
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It just needs to be firm and solid doesn't it?

 

Most certainly. I think it's reasonably doable, depending on the type of material used.

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Congrats on the promotion TFL!
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Congrats on the promotion TFL!

 

Thanks! smile.gif

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Originally Posted by niomosy View Post

Dug this one out of the garage. I forgot I had it. It's been in the garage since 2000. Alps switch goodness (confirmed). Working fine other than being finicky with what PS/2 to USB connectors it will work with.

The best-feeling keyboards I've ever used were Alps and Fujitsu. The Fujitsu had stainless steel leaf springs.

Is there any chance that the Alps just needs a pair of 4700 ohm pull-up resistors to make it compatible with all USB adapters? That's the trick for making old IBMs work with some PS/2 ports.
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