As someone who has been writing documentation in the mechanical keyboard hobby space for many years now, I can say with utter confidence that there’s a lot of misinformation still floating around the hobby today. While some portion of these claims and community-wide thoughts can be traced back to dubious videos or posts that may as well have been carved into stone line by line, a good amount of the strange ideas still permeating throughout the hobby have come passed down in the form of community wisdom. Surely you recall your friend who got you into keyboards telling you to ‘Just do X’ or ‘Stay away from Y because of Z’, right? More likely than not, that is the same wisdom that their friend who got them into the hobby first shared with them several years ago. As you can probably put together, this mechanical keyboard-themed telephone game has led to quite some prolific ideas being spread over the years that are completely detached from reality. These tall tales, blatant lies, and...
As we publish more articles in the "Mech Keys How-To" series currently ongoing, navigating the various topics and finding previous articles will only become more difficult. This thread will serve as a table of contents to help add some structure to the whole project.
Feel free to also suggest future topics in this thread, as it will surely be easier to identify gaps and opportunities for further exploration when viewing everything as a whole.
Mechanical vs Membrane
Sizes and Layouts of Mechanical Keyboards
Short Intro Into Split Keyboards (dovenyi)
Staggered and Ortholinear Layouts
Low-Profile vs High-Profile Keyboard Designs
Build Materials and Other Case Design Considerations
Selecting Your First Mechanical Keyboard (The_Manic_Geek)
How To Design a GMK Keycap Set (GMK_Andy)
The GMK Color Matching Process (GMK_Andy)
Introduction to Mechanical Keyboard Switches (ThereminGoatMK)...
Spacebar Stabilizer issue...new Drop Paragon Pulse
Yesterday, I received the new Drop CTRL Paragon Pulse keyboard. I need a suggestion to replace the stabilizers used for the space bar. These are beyond atrocious. It's not a 'sound' issue. That doesn't matter so greatly to me. It's a force actuation issue.
The space bar is so difficult to actuate (read ...non-linear force with all other keys) that I consistently cannot space between words without consciously and physically applying a greater force than all the other keys. The spacebar switch itself appears fine. It's the stabilizers on either end. I did lube the spacebar stabs with a needle application, but no improvement is noted. All other stab keys are fine. It's only the spacebar.
This is my first Drop keyboard and this issue makes it a disappointing value for the money. I shouldn't have to deal with these types of issues. Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Thank you!