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Longing to succumb to the cutest touch.

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Stock Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g switches. Stealthy!

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Mode First Edition Eighty #391!
[GIDDY GIDDY!]
[Chucks The GMMK TKL in a corner somewhere, kek.]

Copy pasta’d from Build Log - Eighty #391; full log, sound samples, and thoughts be over yonder. :grin:


Assembly Pics!

Used the resources below, 'cos 'Chew is still a #KeebNewb:


Stabilizers


Durock Screw-In Stabilizers (V1)
Specifically picked these 'cos black.
Drink every time I mention black, kek. :beers:

Keyboard


First Edition Eighty (Dark) - Unboxed!
It’s. All. Black!
[GIDDY NOISES!]


First Edition Eighty - Case Bottom
One: Tinted mirror finish.
Two: Very weighty.
Three: Danbo cute.


Eighty #391 - Keyboard Kit
There be only one Eighty #391! It mine! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Eighty #391 - MODE80H PCB + Screw-In Stabilizers
So. Freaking. Clean.


Eighty #391 - PCB Sandwich + Modded Kailh BOX Black Switches
BOX Blacks for now. Got some Gat Ink Blacks on the way! :eyes:
Gib smokey switch housings pls.


Eighty #391 + Blank Black Keycaps - All Assembled!
The black of the case and the black of the keycaps do look a little bit off, especially under this yellow-ish lighting and from a top-down angle.


Eighty #391
Danbo: …?
Nyanbo: :notes:


Current Desk Setup!
Hecc ye.

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Eighty #391 Update - Switch Spring Switcheroo!
Ow my fingers hurt.
Finished this at 2:30 AM last night (this morning? :thinking:), but was tired and wanted sleep. :weary:

Send help pls, staying up late doing keeb stuff is becoming a bad habit. :laughing:


Switch Spring Swap!


’Chew’s TKL Keyboards - The GMMK TKL + First Edition Eighty
Top: Kailh BOX Ancient Gray Switches. Bottom: Modded BOX Black Switches.


Kailh BOX Ancient Gray Switches - Lazy Pic #1


Modded BOX Black Switches - Lazy Pic #2


KBDfans × ai03 2-in-1 Aluminum Switch Opener + Switches
BOX Ancient Gray spring (left) is smoller than BOX Black spring (right). 20x20


Eighty #391 + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches
Oh heeey! Lookin’ damn fine.
Stupid GMMK photobombing in the corner, grrr. :laughing:


Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches - Up Close n’ Personal
Heavy switches in a heavy board. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Sound sample o’er at the LTT forum post, IDK if/how I can embed .MP4 on Discourse.
[Puts on dunce hat, sits in corner chair.]

Edit!

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Nice! And yeah… I was up for like 30 hours when I was swapping those BKE domes :tired_face: (Not that it took that long lol)

Also yes, .mp4 can be pasted and they will embed.

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REALFORCE R2 TKL


#TopreGang!
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REALFORCE R2 TKL Pictures!


PBT Dye-Sublimation OEM-Profile Keycaps
Not blank, but acceptable. :thinking:


Plastic Chassis
Mm yes, that pre-built look, kek.
JK JK, the REALFORCE R2 TKL is beautifully utilitarian, me likey. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Eighty #391 + REALFORCE R2 TKL
Yes, this is my desk now.
Shush, if there’s no space, I will make space. :triumph:

Sound Sample - REALFORCE R2 TKL (Topre 55g Switches)

Sound Sample - Eighty #391 (Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches)

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…here I am with another question! y’all any mech keypad recommendations? boogle is not being helpful plus I can’t choose! hooray!

  • preferably comes with heavy clickies or tactiles
  • hotswap
  • budget of 40-50 USD…is flexible tho
  • multicoloured is a plus, not required
  • …not wireless because cronbuk no likey wireless things at times
    thankies in advance :3
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Hotswap macropads/numpads like the GK21S (EPOMAKER, KPrepublic) seem to run for at least $100 for just the barebones kit (no switches, no keycaps). Couldn’t find a hotswap macropad/numpad for around $40 - $50, but I did find an Aliexpress listing for a YDMK Programmable Macropad:

  • Switches: Gateron (Blue, Brown, Black, Red, White, Yellow, Green), Kailh (Speed Silver, Speed Copper, Speed Bronze, Speed Gold, PRO Purple, PRO Burgundy, PRO Light Green).
    • Gateron Green (Clicky): 65g Actuation, 75g Bottom Out.
    • Kailh PRO Purple (Tactile): 50g Actuation, 70g Bottom Out.
    • Kailh PRO Light Green (Clicky): 50g Actuation, 60g Bottom Out.
  • PCB: Not Hotswap.
  • Keycaps: No Keycaps.
  • Price: $36.99.
  • Shipping: 1+ Month ETA.

This one caught my eye only because it came with Gateron/Kailh switches that maaay (or may not) meet your “heavy switch” criterion. There are other non-hotswap macropads/numpads that are cheaper (Filco, KBParadise, Leopold, etc.), but those seem to come with Cherry MX switch options only.

IDK SORRY AAAAAAAAA–

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Trying to find a keypad that fit all of my criteria almost made me quit keebs lol.

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あああああああ no need to apologizeeeeeee
thankies very much :thinking:
loud mashing of mushy rubber domes

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Shameless self promotion:

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Another shameless plug:

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Eighty #391 + Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches Update!

Gateron Ink Black Modding!


Gateron Ink Black Switch + Gold-Plated SPRiT Spring (150g)
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Wasn’t expecting the Ink Black’s springs to be black as well. 'Chew approves.
[Promptly chucks black spring out for 150g gold spring.] :laughing:


Spring Swap + Lubrication
[Insert G-rated, young audience-friendly content here.]
…I got nothing. :rofl:


Switch Film
Other Ppl: [Puts switch film on switch housing. Simple.]
'Chew: [Boogles “How to apply switch films,” asks for help in Discord, FRETTING INTENSIFIES.]


Modded Ink Black (150g) Switch!
[Angels_Choir.mp3]
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100 × Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches!
[10 HOURS LATER…]
6 minutes per switch. 20x20

Eighty #391 Update!


Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches + Eighty #391 (Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches)
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Eighty #391 - Keycaps Removed
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Eighty #391 - Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches Installed!
Smokey black switches plus smokey black stabilizers. :kissing_heart::ok_hand:

Sound Sample: Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches

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Whew! I can definitely hear that spring weird in each keystroke.
How are you liking the film? You’ve got Den curious.

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Film + Gat Ink Blacks = No Difference?

Well, no significant difference that I can feel. Tried wobbling the housings with and without the films, but it’s a pretty tight fit either way. Might work better wonders with other, looser switches, though?

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Oh good. I was hoping for no significant difference, lol.
I really don’t feel like opening up 100 switches, but would have if it was worth it lol.

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aaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
It’s so cute!

Monkeytype merchandise here: https://monkeytype.store/
Prices are a bit on the pricey side, use code HAPPYBDAY for 20% off.
30x20 [Shilling noises.] 30x20

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…One day I will reach 148 WPM, 100% Accuracy again. :sob:

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