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Thats my goal.

I've seen people connect regular USB keyboards to Ipads via the camera connection kit, but i'm not sure about mechanicals.


The issue is the ipads can only provide so much power over its lightning connector, that some usb items that take a good bit of power won't work. Though it does seem if you used a powered usb hub then nearly anything would work.
This is my first ipad so i'm still playing around with it and seeing what all I can do with it.

I don't know if a non backlit mech requires any more power than a standard keyboard, but i'll find out.

The apple store and frys didn't have any of the connector kits, i'll try a best buy tomorrow to see what I can find.
My goal would be to have a mini-laptop thing, find me a 60% keyboard with mx blues or greens, and have it with an ipad, that would be perfect for me. I'd love a macbook air, but the small screen resolution would bother me, and I don't need the processing power of it. I should be able to do 90% of what I would do on a laptop if i had one on an ipad.

Since my desktop is speced out I typically do all my serious work on it.

I'm curious to know about this, too.

Has anyone done this with any Android tabs? I have an OTG for my Android devices, but no camera kit for my Apple devices. I'll give it a try with the BWU later on.
 
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From what I have read about cleaning old Lego parts, you can use hot water as long as it's below 80C, since that's when ABS starts to melt. Not sure about other kinds of plastic, other than PVC and CPVC which burn, not melt, when attacked with a Dremel.

PBT has a much higher melting point than ABS. It's really easy to mess up ABS and warp it in water. Not many people have done it successfully. PBT is great for it.
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Yeah granted I would buy a cooler master keyboard over a corsair, I mean I guess if I had to buy a corsair keyboard it would be the k65 tenkeyless. Yeah I think it will be fine what keyboard will you be trying on the iPad ?
post #19254 of 36836
one of my QFR's, and if they work I would go buy a 60% board and paint and cap it.

I'm feeling yellow or green for my next paint job.
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Any idea of what 60% mechanical keyboard you would end up getting? I personally like the poker 2 design and it is easier to put custom caps, and not to mention qtan has a few on ebay with black cases. Also, has some on his site store for a cheaper price point but they are only in white, but he does also have keycap sets for them to change the white keycaps or add to them. biggrin.gif
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yeah, probably a poker, they are easy to find and mod.

I'd really like one with greens, but i'm not sure how easy they are to find, so either blues or blacks.
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Any idea of what 60% mechanical keyboard you would end up getting? I personally like the poker 2 design and it is easier to put custom caps, and not to mention qtan has a few on ebay with black cases. Also, has some on his site store for a cheaper price point but they are only in white, but he does also have keycap sets for them to change the white keycaps or add to them. biggrin.gif

Poker is great, not to mention you can also add LED to it
But I've a few friends who gone crazy with their poker , like getting thick aluminium case (FMJ which is 250$ alone), LED and custom switch
then they realise ; might as well spend it on a custom keyboard with poker layout like GON since it would ended up to be cheaper and you'll get customisable switch/springs from the first day

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PBT has a much higher melting point than ABS. It's really easy to mess up ABS and warp it in water. Not many people have done it successfully. PBT is great for it.
I second that,
I've bad experience myself with abs dye-ing and I've successfully dyed my model M keycap (PBT)
thing is I saw a lot of people get good result with RIT dye, but I found Dylon (which is cheaper) worked even better
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Poker is great, not to mention you can also add LED to it
But I've a few friends who gone crazy with their poker , like getting thick aluminium case (FMJ which is 250$ alone), LED and custom switch
then they realise ; might as well spend it on a custom keyboard with poker layout like GON since it would ended up to be cheaper and you'll get customisable switch/springs from the first day
I second that,
I've bad experience myself with abs dye-ing and I've successfully dyed my model M keycap (PBT)
thing is I saw a lot of people get good result with RIT dye, but I found Dylon (which is cheaper) worked even better
That is what I did, I had the poker and bought the fmj case and quickly realized it was going to be a little silly so I ordered sprits pcb for it. (I didnt get the 7075 aluminum though, just the 6065)
 
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That is what I did, I had the poker and bought the fmj case and quickly realized it was going to be a little silly so I ordered sprits pcb for it. (I didnt get the 7075 aluminum though, just the 6065)

I have to admit, that FMJ is one heck of a case
so thick and heavy

You have it on hand already dont you?did you get the brass weight as well?
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I have to admit, that FMJ is one heck of a case
so thick and heavy

You have it on hand already dont you?did you get the brass weight as well?
I didn't want the brass since it was poker related, as well as it apparently not even adding much weight (80g if I remember)

I was struggling to come up with christmas presents so I just decided to let it be one, pics soon I guess tongue.gif
 
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