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vinnyt
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Apr 6, 2020
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It's meant to look like a M0110 but doesn't have alps support, WHY?! I saw this in my email and got so excited, you can't even imagine my disappointment whenever I got a look at the PCB and plate. Then I considered joining anyways and swapping the PCB because hey it says "universal 60". Nope, according to everyone else it's not just a universal 60, dude what the hell! I'd kill to have an alps compatible modern aluminum M0110 kit and matching number pad.
Apr 6, 2020
rockydbull
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Apr 6, 2020
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Its universal in the sense that it supports a bunch of layouts (usually how universal is used to describe things like plates). Specifically, you would be looking for Poker style compatible (thats the design and shape most third party 60% pcbs are). Edit: I do wish there was an alp pcb and plate option. Would be easy to do.
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Apr 6, 2020
Pennywise359
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Apr 6, 2020
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Yup you are right it is a shame they did not go for standard 60 pcb with a daughterboard. But if you really can kill for alu m110 you definitely could get alps plate cut for this and wire their propriatory daughterboard to universal PCB
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Apr 6, 2020
vinnyt
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Apr 6, 2020
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Why wouldn't they just say universal LAYOUT? A universal plate makes me think universal layout sure, but when I read universal 60% to me that implies poker mount.
Apr 6, 2020
vinnyt
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Apr 6, 2020
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I could easily cut an alps plate for the case, but my problem is like you said the daughterboard. I'm pretty good with a soldering iron, how do you suppose I would go about adapting say an XD64 to work with the daughter board?
Apr 6, 2020
Pennywise359
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I could be horribly wrong, but daughterboard should not be nothing more than a USB passthrough. In that case I would assume you should be able to replace the proprietary connector with let's say a type C or just desolder the usb port on your pcb and solder the wires from daughterboard right in.
Apr 6, 2020
tonyjones
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Apr 6, 2020
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What does alps even mean sorry I'm new to this
Apr 6, 2020
Bo_deleted
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Apr 6, 2020
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Alps switches are vintage switches considered better than the modern day switches based on the mx design. They were widely popular in the late 80's and 90's
Apr 6, 2020
Jerry_xie
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Apr 6, 2020
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Nice bro, very good idea!
Apr 6, 2020
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