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If you're going to be using it for typing, yes. Gaming, no.

Yeah I already have a Filco Majestouch which I love. I mainly just want to buy one because they are a classic and because I really want to try one. And I'll never get to try one unless I buy on coz they are so rare Down Under.
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post #352 of 36906
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Actually, I think it would be on par with the G15 for gaming. Only downside would be the clicking, and if you have headphones that's a non-issue. The G15 has no inherent gaming advantages, like rollover or anything.

Sorry, but the G15 and Lycosa are the two most overpriced junkpile keyboards around.

Well, I use it for the macros and lcd display for games other than cs 1.6. Really useful for me.
post #353 of 36906
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Well you could use an Aikon controller, the schematics are available here. The made a limited run of them, so you might be able to find some of those. There's other places to scavenge controllers, I've seen someone take a wii keyboard controller to make a wireless mechanical keyboard.

Technically you wouldn't need a pcb, you could just wire all the switches to the controller. I don't think making a PCB with one of those kits would work either. Best bet would be to scavenge one or have one made.

As for mounting the switches, it wouldn't be hard to make a plate, and if you make a PCB you could mount the switches onto it. With a PCB you couldn't be as creative with the layout.

Making a custom case you be the hardest part. Though if you have the skill or resources you have lots of possible options. E.g., metal case, acrylic case, wood case, and anything else you can think of. There's been a few custom keyboards like this:




You sir have inspired me.

A little off topic, but I just got a T61 keyboard for my T400. I know it's not mechanical, but it is really nice. Much more sturdy than the T400 keyboard. I haven't really tried it enough to judge the domes though. I bought it used, so we'll see. It's hard to say right now, but it may be a little mushier than my other one. Anyhow, the lack of flex is nice .
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IBM M2 here but it doesn't appear to be working anymore Lights are on but nobody's home
     
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Proud owner of an ABS M1 here

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Proud owner of an ABS M1 here
Sweet setup! You should get a black mouse mat though since everything else is black
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post #357 of 36906
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Sweet setup! You should get a black mouse mat though since everything else is black
Don't worry, I'm planning on getting a Steelseries 4HD soon
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Squeaky spacebar, what should I do?
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Squeaky spacebar, what should I do?
What keyboard?

There's a vid around somewhere for the ABS M1. Lemme see if I can find it.

http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ml#post9088658
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What keyboard?

There's a vid around somewhere for the ABS M1. Lemme see if I can find it.

http://www.overclock.net/computer-pe...ml#post9088658
Yeah, and it's an ABS M1. And that fix seemed to work, awesome.
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