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They are cheap. Especially when an average PC cost a lot more- people would buy the PC that shipped with the cheap rubber dome instead... and when they replaced the keyboard they didn't want to spend as much either.

well considering the idea of production and demand, im sure that rubberdomes would be hella expensive to produce if mechanicals would have taken hold as dominance over others.
However it maybe it was just an "at the time" sort of thing.
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Why exactly were rubber domes selected for normality anyways...?

for the sake of "quietness," which also lead to manufacturing cost reductions!
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Started buying all the supplies to start working on my keyboard when it shows up, got ripped off on the shipping for the special paint, it was only 6.40 for a 3 oz can, but the shipping and handling was 6.50 alone... more than what the paint was, whatever though. I'm getting excited, hopefully I can start working on it around monday to tuesday next week.

I still need to order the keycaps, but that can wait a bit.
 
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IBM Model F AT (Pt No 1503092). This is my favorite buckling spring board ever. I absolutely love it, but I'll probably have to get rid of it soon due to circumstances in my life right now. It's what a Model M should feel like.



I'm so jealous. I wish that they were easier to find; shipping is not fun with something that size and weight.
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I'm so jealous. I wish that they were easier to find; shipping is not fun with something that size and weight.

Not internationally. Within the U.S. a flat rate box is pretty cheap.
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Hey everyone. I don't know about any one else, but I don't like the small amount of play I get on the cable connection on the QFTK, so I conjured up a fix!

Two pieces of polystyrene foam - the soft kind


Cut them to shape, but they have to be big enough to squeeze in fairly tight


Colour them in with a black marker, bit of sticky tape to make sure they don't come out and hey presto, no more wobbly connection to worry about
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Why exactly were rubber domes selected for normality anyways...?


They are cheap. Especially when an average PC cost a lot more- people would buy the PC that shipped with the cheap rubber dome instead... and when they replaced the keyboard they didn't want to spend as much either.

Aren't Model Ms indirectly rubber dome? When the spring collapses, it strikes a hammer which strikes a rubber dome-esque sheet, is that not right?

I agree though with price. If it cost 50 cents for a single Cherry MX switch, you're about to drop $52 for a full keyboard, not including the price from the PCB, keycaps, and plastic shell. With a rubber dome keyboard, you mold a rubber sheet, stick graphite (?) underneath, and place that over a PCB. You're saving almost the entirety of the price of the switches, plus shipping is cheaper because mechanical keyboards can be used as a club in dire situations.
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Hey everyone. I don't know about any one else, but I don't like the small amount of play I get on the cable connection on the QFTK, so I conjured up a fix!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Two pieces of polystyrene foam - the soft kind


Cut them to shape, but they have to be big enough to squeeze in fairly tight


Colour them in with a black marker, bit of sticky tape to make sure they don't come out and hey presto, no more wobbly connection to worry about

I have the same keyboard and the connection did play on me once. But I didn't know this was necessary or needed to be done... Interesting.... Does it help? smile.gif
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I have the same keyboard and the connection did play on me once. But I didn't know this was necessary or needed to be done... Interesting.... Does it help? smile.gif

Well I move the cable from left to right quite a lot when I move about, so I was worried the constant moving of the connection might shorten it's life. Now that I did this, it doesn't wiggle when I move the cable from left to right
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