I'm writing this post to gauge how others would feel if the current CTRL/ALT PCB's where updated to support 5-pin switches and potentially even holes for PCB mount stabilisers. I understand that if both 5-pin switch capabilities and PCB mount stabilisers where made available for the PCB there would need to be slight modifications made to the case of the particular keyboard, i will elaborate on my thoughts on this topic below. I have also heard issues with north facing LED's and getting some sort of interference when it comes to using certain switches with Cherry profile keycaps such as GMK, if anyone has encounter this please share in the comments below as i have personally not faced this issue on my CTRL.
I would love to see a new PCB be offered on the drop store for the CTRL and ALT that can be bought separately that supports both 5-pin switches and PCB-mount stabilisers. Extra cases and switches are offered as a stand alone product on the Drop Store and i feel like...
DROP View - Monitor That Matches Fit and Finish of DROP Mech Boards?
TLDR: DROP should make a high res monitor that matches the ALT/CTRL/SHIFT boards in design language + fit and finish. Just drop a good pre-existing panel in an aluminum enclosure with that signature LED acrylic strip and a controller board that doesn't lock you into the Apple ecosystem to control more than 4k. If LG can get $1500 for a crappy plastic monitor, and Apple wants $6k for 6k, there has to be some in between market.
More wishful thinking:
Has anyone else out there been looking for external monitors for WFH and realized that there are essentially three camps, and that you don't fall into any of them?
Camp 1: Crap you'd find in Office Depot. They probably don't list their resolution because their customer base probably doesn't know or care what that means unless they saw it in operation. Cheap, but not as cheap as they should be.
Camp 2: Gamer monitors. Seemingly prioritizing nothing but refresh rate with a resolution that is almost certainly at or below 1440p. Almost...
I have designed and printed a set of keycap which based on my layout and compatible with some popular layout on Ergodox EZ website. Some print is not on perfect position on this sample.
I may consider to start a group buy. Please leave your comments.
Left: Original keycap + spare keycaps, Right: ChaosEZ set
ChaosEZ installed on keyboard and the rest
Material: Ebony and Resin
Angle: 7 degrees
Dimensions, 60%: 11.8 x 3.15 x 0.8 in (30 x 8 x 2 cm)(feet included ) about 500g
Dimensions, 80%: 14.2 x 3.15 x 0.8 in (36 x 8 x 2 cm)(feet included ) about 550g
Dimensions, Fullsize: 17.3 x 3.15 x 0.8 in (44 x 8 x 2 cm)(feet included ) about 700g
Note: At checkout, choose the 60%, 80%, or Full Size option.
Mechanical Keyboards Community Announcements (December 2020)
Greetings Mech Keys Community,
We're now in the thick of the holiday season and wanted to reach out with some exciting updates for you since our last update. Before we jump into things, we want to thank everyone for the patience they've had for the past eight months while we've navigated some delicate logistics and tricky situations. Your continued support and patronage has enabled us to push forward with dozens of initiatives that we think really propel the community and help it grow. So here goes...
Always Open Preorders
We've been consistently adding more products to our "always open pre-order" list and the response has been very positive. By allowing people to order products at their convenience with delivery when production allows, we're removing one of the big barriers to joining the mechanical keyboard community. We'll be expanding this program to nearly all products in the coming months. For those of you requesting those sought-after SP and GMK keycaps, expect to see...
So, I purchased a drop alt high profile and just received it today. Out of the box everything works except for the rgb settings. Upon plugging in the cable to either side of the board the lights flash on and immediately disappear. I've tried cycling through the different modes and still no luck. Anyone have an idea as to what's wrong?
The holidays are the perfect time to give back—especially in this wild year we’ve had. Last year, we were delighted to have a chance to do our part for #TeamTrees with our special Treecaps, which raised over $55,000 for the eco-friendly tree-planting movement. This year, we want to go even bigger!
Introducing Streamcaps: our new charitable initiative in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We’re partnering with 12 different streamers (Twitch, Youtube, TikTok, etc.) from around the country to create 12 one-of-a-kind keycaps. The design on each cap is inspired by the streamer’s unique style, a piece of keyboard art to honor your favorite channels. Starting Tuesday, December 8, you’ll be able to buy single keycaps for $10 apiece, or you can get all 12—plus a bonus rocket keycap designed by a child treated at St. Jude!—for $100.
Best of all? All proceeds* (aside from production and shipping costs) will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: a pediatric facility...
Soooo, I am wanting to build a hexagon keyboard (keycaps) and am wondering if someone has done this?
If so what pcb, switches, keycaps, case, etc. did you use? or can we start a group buy?!
I want to make one as a bday gift for my friend, rgb and all the works. lmk if you have input please! :D
Do HyperX pudding keycaps work on gateron switches?
I was looking into getting some HyperX Pudding keycaps but i was unsure if they would work on Gateron Silent switches, they say any CherryMX switches but some people were saying it worked on any CherryMX compatible switches, so will silent gaterons work?