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Personally I think it's all perception; if I slowly press down the same switch (my unused Scroll Lock key) on each board, then I notice very little difference on each switch in the feel pushing them down to the point of tactility, and moving just slightly past it.
I'm at work right now so I can't try pressing the unused keys on my Leopold and my brother's Filco. From what I've read, Cherry switches do break in over time, but since they ARE both the same switch I doubt that the break-in would be a contributing factor.

When I press a Filco brown switch slowly I notice a very pronounced bump whereas when I press a Leopold's it is very subtle. I have read many people reporting that their Leopold feels relatively "mushy" in comparison to the Filco.

Before I was even aware of plate-mounted switches, the first thing I noticed when comparing my Leopold, which was my first mech kb to my brother's Filco was that my keyboard felt different, using "mushier" as the most accurate description that I can think of. From this I can say that I'm sure plate mounted switches do make a physical difference in the typing feel. It is in no way a huge difference, but it is definitely noticeable.
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Ugh...buying a blank set of keycaps is the worst idea I've ever had. I got them from a group buy on Geekhack, and they were shipped to me in a bag in an envelope instead of in the Filco box all laid out in order.

I've been sitting here since 1:00 trying to sort the keycaps into rows of the correct height...I can barely tell the difference and keep getting it wrong

The guy gave me some advice:

but even with that I can't seem to get this right.
Same here. What I did was pop off a key from each row(Q, A, Z) and compare each blank key to the original and try to sort it from there. If it didn't look right when I put it in, I just pop it back out and try another. It goes a lot faster than trying to see if they're all correct first.
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I'm so glad they keys for my topre came pre-arranged. Would have taken forever just to sort them out. I think it took 45 mins to put them all on as it was.
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It's finally done. After an entire day of grueling keycap sorting, it is finally time to unveil my creation. I call it the Filco Ninja Otaku Zerg! Altough it won't be completely finished until the next Geekhack double shot group buy. I'll be getting two Zerg Windows keys and a Zerg escape (F10 ) key.



The lighting sucks because it's 8PM now. I had to use my desk lamp. I'll get a picture with better (natural) lighting tomorrow.
Edited by Redmist - 7/18/11 at 5:16pm
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Which keys are Ninja's ?



Looks good though man.
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None of the new keys are Ninja keys, but I kept Ninja in my title due to the fact that the the Filco logo is Black on the Ninja boards
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None of the new keys are Ninja keys, but I kept Ninja in my title due to the fact that the the Filco logo is Black on the Ninja boards


You silly goose
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nvm you're under a diff name on GH. just wanted to make sure, thought somebody was using your pictures.
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nvm you're under a diff name on GH. just wanted to make sure, thought somebody was using your pictures.
Yeah, I'm cirE on Geekhack
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no, not you. Chobo. i saw somebody selling a RF and the pictures look familiar but it was under a diff name. after a little investigating, found out it was him. just wanted to make sure nobody was stealing his pictures.
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