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Yeah, I am not sure why people make such a big deal about double tapping problems on blues, I never had a problem gaming on them.

hate bringing up an old quote, but I feel like i must clarify since I said I had a double tap issue with blues.

Gaming, never had a problem, I actually like blues for gaming, as you can clearly feel/hear when you hit a key for an in game action. at work, I notice it, notice it often, and it causes me problems and throws off my work flow. I must point out with blues I don't bottom out, and I never fully release my finger off the key when double tapping. So some users may not ever notice the problem, and some like me might.

The problem ( for me ) is when dub/trip tapping, you can activate the key before the 'click' slider resets its self, so when entering 'a' means one command 'aa' is another and 'aaa' is a another, it can cause problems, as I only feel and hear one click, but I can get two inputs.
( and you have to press the keys crazy fast to notice it really )

Never had a problem gaming with blues.
Edited by Jixr - 12/2/13 at 7:13am
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also, after being up all night ( finally caved and went and bought some better tools )

My fancy quickfire XT is now converted to lubed blacks, and I have to say, they are pretty awesome.

they are noticeably heavier than the blacks, but lubing did help ( not as much as people hype lube I feel )
but they don't feel scratchy as sometimes reds/blacks can.

And they are much quieter than reds, I always figured blks would be equal with reds.
( with PBT caps they sound nice and 'thocky' vs the crisper sounding reds )

But I can proudly say I have swapped switches.

Love blacks so much i'm going to order springs for my red QFR and turn them into ghetto lubed blacks. Really tempted to buy another XT and sell of my QFR, not sure what i'm going to do just yet.

Also on my Mionix I threw the reds in there, lubed them as well ( probably too light now ) I can't see why the super light korean springs are so popular with modders, lubed reds are pushing it for me.
But its probably the only mx red mionix, and getting a $150 mech keyboard for $60 isnt bad.
I really want to change the LEDs in it, as the greens are too dull, but I really don't want to turn a $60 project into a $100 project since i'm just gifting it away anyway.
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Any pics of the project?

 

I always hear people modding their keyboard and it immediately frightens me from trying anything like that.

 

I'm not at all handy, so that's another reason. Perhaps if someone made a simple well pictured thread showing their project that might get me into it..but perhaps I'm better off not getting into it. :p

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Nice Jixr!

Glad it turned out smile.gif
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thats the bad news, I did have pictures on my camera, but I had a photo shoot yesterday and it was last min, and I forgot to grab some extra memory cards and the one in the camera was already filled, so I had to delete them to free up space.

But I still have the Mionix to reassemble, lube, solder in the switches and leds, etc.
I suppose I could take a few 'how-to' pictures during the rebuild of that board.

and as far as my XT here is an older picture, but now now lubed blacks instead of the stock reds
Still keeping the keycaps and such ( and my second set of the front printed white caps just came in the mail today )



There are still a few more little things I need to do before I feel comfortable entering it into the KOTM contest, I still want to add weights to it, and I want to change the LEDS. I have the LED's, just didn't have time to change them yet ( i use the XT at work so I needed to have it useable for today so i was in a rush to solder everything, and goofed my esc key, so I need to resolder that )

while lubing, I didn't bother putting stickers on the switches, there is very little evidence that they do anything, and they look kinda tacky to me. I easily could have just bought a black XT, but I like the red plate that the red switch versions have

The very last thing would be to get an allum case, but thats big $$$ and i'm pretty happy with my painted cases. ( and all the allum cases are filco fits, so my XT/qfr would need the case to be modded, so I might as well get a true filco if I ever decide to go that route. )
Edited by Jixr - 12/2/13 at 8:17am
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Jixr any idea if you need to change anything else to swap the LEDs? I was doing with changing the Lock status LEDs to something else just not sure what if I don't go with blue.
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Jixr where are you getting those front print caps?
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Jixr any idea if you need to change anything else to swap the LEDs? I was doing with changing the Lock status LEDs to something else just not sure what if I don't go with blue.

Well, i'm not 100% sure either, I was reading how some people were saying you needed to change resistors, but thats something I don't know anything about.

on my XT, i'm just changing the 3 indicator leds ( caps lock, scroll lock, num lock ) from reds to green. as well as the win lock to green.

for the leds on the switches, you MUST use 3mm FLANGLESS leds, the ones with the lips won't really sit right on the switch housing

the lock leds you use 3mm leds with the flange, there is a rubber stand off tube they sit on, and from what I understand, you should be able to just desolder and then put the new ones in.

as far as the resistor thing, ( i may be talking out my ass here ) different colors require different amounts of power, but if they work, i'll just leave em, the brightness may be affected, but thats something to be seen. ( the leds on the XT are way too bright, when the lights are off in my office, there is a red halo on the ceiling )

The other keyboard i'm building is fully backlit, so maybe something like that needs the resistors changed. but i'll test and see what happens.
Edited by Jixr - 12/2/13 at 8:24am
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Jixr where are you getting those front print caps?
Qtan, check out his store or he has an ebay store as well.

( he sources them off Taobao or whatever its called and re-sells them )

they come in from china, but they are a really nice set, full set, includes a stepped caps lock key as well ( note you have to have a pcb that supports a steeped caps lock, and you need to move your caps lock switch to use it )

shipping takes a few weeks though.

He also has some pretty sweet rainbow sets that i nearly nearly bought instead of my 2nd white FP set.

They are thin textured PBT, the front legends are lazered on, and the spacebar comes warped ( common issue with PBT spacebars from what I understand ) so you'll need to get a heat gun to warm it up and then pile some books on top of it or something to bend it back into place. Standard size keys, should fit most common keyboards ( xt, qfr, filco's, rosewoods, etc )

they run about $50 a set, and aside from the spacebar I'm pretty happy with them. (note they are almost a bleach white color, much whiter than my white abs blanks )
Edited by Jixr - 12/2/13 at 8:16am
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Well, i'm not 100% sure either, I was reading how some people were saying you needed to change resistors, but thats something I don't know anything about.

on my XT, i'm just changing the 3 indicator leds ( caps lock, scroll lock, num lock ) from reds to green. as well as the win lock to green.

for the leds on the switches, you MUST use 3mm FLANGLESS leds, the ones with the lips won't really sit right on the switch housing

the lock leds you use 3mm leds with the flange, there is a rubber stand off tube they sit on, and from what I understand, you should be able to just desolder and then put the new ones in.

as far as the resistor thing, ( i may be talking out my ass here ) different colors require different amounts of power, but if they work, i'll just leave em, the brightness may be affected, but thats something to be seen. ( the leds on the XT are way too bright, when the lights are off in my office, there is a red halo on the ceiling )

The other keyboard i'm building is fully backlit, so maybe something like that needs the resistors changed. but i'll test and see what happens.
Different resistors are only necessary for matching brightness levels. Unless you're going from blue to green or vice-versa. Green to red or vice-versa won't require any changing of resistors
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