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SirDE97
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Nov 14, 2018
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Got a quick question: Is there a way to disable the red/ orange glow from a LED on the underside of the PCB when the keyboard is plugged in but the PC is turned off? Also, this seems to indicate that the board receives power. Why can't I boot my PC via a keypress? The CTRL is plugged into the same USB port my old keyboard was... But I can't boot via keypress anymore.
Nov 14, 2018
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Back in 2003, Apple released the Apple Wireless Keyboard: (Not to be confused with later keyboards of the same name that look like laptop keyboards.) The keyboard still works with an ancient MacBook Pro, but it won't pair with anything from the 2010s. That's too bad, because I think it looks pretty nice. So I decided to see if I could bring its essence into the 2020s by transplanting the keycaps to my Drop CTRL keyboard. Here on the left is a regular MX style keycap, and to the right one from the AWK2003. Not so different. Until we turn them over: However, the AWK2003 keycap will fit on a Cherry MX style switch, especially a Kailh box switch: But the fit is too loose. However, we can fix that with some teflon tape. Three layers seems to work well: And there it is: the Drop CTRL keyboard with 2003 Apple Wireless Keyboard keycaps: The keycap profile is a bit different, especially on the bottom row, as you...
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Thank you for your Mech Keys Builder or CTRL Barbones purchase. It is now time to assemble your CTRL. If you made your purchase through Drop’s Mech Keys Builder, you will have received all the necessary components to build your keyboard. If you bought the CTRL barebones only, you will need to source the additional components. We’ve created videos for you that go through the process of the keyboard assembly—starting with the components received through the Mech Keys Builder, moving on to installing switches, and finishing up with installing keycaps. What is in Your Package? Here are the components you should have if you made your purchase through Drop’s Mech Keys Builder. Keyboard: Keyboard Accessories: MX-Style Switches: Keycaps: How to Install Switches? Here are the steps for your switch installation. Step 1 Position the Switch Correctly: Step 2 Place the Switch into the Socket: How to Install...
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