Longing to succumb to the cutest touch.
Mode First Edition Eighty #391!
[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.
Used the resources below, 'cos 'Chew is still a #KeebNewb:
First Edition Eighty (Dark) - Unboxed!
It’s. All. Black!
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!
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!
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.
Current Desk Setup!
Eighty #391 Update - Switch Spring Switcheroo!
Ow my fingers hurt.
Finished this at 2:30 AM last night (this morning? ), but was tired and wanted sleep.
Send help pls, staying up late doing keeb stuff is becoming a bad habit.
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).
Eighty #391 + Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches
Oh heeey! Lookin’ damn fine.
Stupid GMMK photobombing in the corner, grrr.
Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches - Up Close n’ Personal
Heavy switches in a heavy board.
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.]
Nice! And yeah… I was up for like 30 hours when I was swapping those BKE domes (Not that it took that long lol)
Also yes, .mp4 can be pasted and they will embed.
REALFORCE R2 TKL
REALFORCE R2 TKL Pictures!
Sound Sample - REALFORCE R2 TKL (Topre 55g Switches)
Sound Sample - Eighty #391 (Modded BOX Heavy Black Switches)
…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
- 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
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–
Trying to find a keypad that fit all of my criteria almost made me quit keebs lol.
あああああああ no need to apologizeeeeeee
thankies very much
loud mashing of mushy rubber domes
Shameless self promotion:
Another shameless plug:
Eighty #391 + Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches Update!
Gateron Ink Black Modding!
Gateron Ink Black Switch + Gold-Plated SPRiT Spring (150g)
Wasn’t expecting the Ink Black’s springs to be black as well. 'Chew approves.
[Promptly chucks black spring out for 150g gold spring.]
Spring Swap + Lubrication
[Insert G-rated, young audience-friendly content here.]
…I got nothing.
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!
100 × Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches!
[10 HOURS LATER…]
6 minutes per switch.
Eighty #391 Update!
Sound Sample: Modded Ink Black (150g) Switches
Whew! I can definitely hear that spring weird in each keystroke.
How are you liking the film? You’ve got Den curious.
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?
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.