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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:50 PM

This is a custom DZ60 with cherry blue switches and cherry stablizers that +Yan-Fa Li helped me build.

DZ60 REV 2.0 60% MECHANICAL KEYBOARD PCB plate with miniusb -- https://kbdfans.cn/p...t=1678642544653

Cherry MX Blue Switches -- https://kbd.fans/pro...ant=40117059469

DNZ60 CNC Plate - Alu ANSI 2.25U -- https://kbdfans.cn/p...t=2208864436237

PCB Mounted Cherry Stabilizers -- https://novelkeys.xy...ant=37479388938

GK64 XD64 pbt blank caps -- https://kbdfans.cn/p...nt=256056590349

Config files with build photos https://github.com/s...eyboard_Project

I have had a few mechs but this is by far the best one that I have had. I really liked my Pok3r but one thing that I was missing were the arrow keys. I use hjkl while in vim but I like having arrow keys for other things. +Yan-Fa Li suggested that I use this layout and he was right, this is very cool. He did an excellent job on the build and I couldn't be any happier. Thanks again man!!

Hehe I couldn't deal with the Win key so in the last pic, you will see the only top facing key.. ;)

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Layer 2 is accessed via the mod key (I use capslock key) + whatever I  set as a level 2 key. Since this keyboard's firmware is opensource(and hosted on github), there are lots of things that I can. For instance, there are a total of 16 levels that I could program on this keyboard.


This keyboard also has RGB lights but I do not care for lightening so I turn it off.
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 05:53 PM

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

That's pretty neato, too! :)

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 19 August 2018 - 08:04 PM, said:

That's pretty neato, too! :)

Thanks
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:26 PM

Very cool!!! If my trusty unicomp ever gives up the ghost, I might give that a try.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:33 PM

View Postmac, on 21 August 2018 - 04:26 PM, said:

Very cool!!! If my trusty unicomp ever gives up the ghost, I might give that a try.

Well fortunately for you, that keyboard may outlive us both.
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 08:47 PM

Very nice, but beyond my skill level.
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Posted 24 August 2018 - 09:07 PM

View PostFuddster, on 24 August 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

Very nice, but beyond my skill level.

Well its really not that difficult to build. You literally just snap it all together and each switch has two solder points to touch.
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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:10 PM

Looks nice. Probably cost a bit more than my Logitech K120 though!

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:14 PM

View Postsunrat, on 26 August 2018 - 07:10 PM, said:

Looks nice. Probably cost a bit more than my Logitech K120 though!

Well I have currently spent $120 on it but I had already had a case to use. Whenever I can afford the new case, the total price will be just at $200 with shipping included.

Tofu case
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Posted 26 August 2018 - 09:52 PM

View PostFuddster, on 24 August 2018 - 08:47 PM, said:

Very nice, but beyond my skill budget level.

Fixed it.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:22 AM

I got my aluminum Tofu case in:

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The case alone weighs 760 gram.
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 05:39 AM

Looks neat Josh. Love the Arch logo key. :breakfast:
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Posted 26 September 2018 - 06:48 AM

View Postabarbarian, on 26 September 2018 - 05:39 AM, said:

Looks neat Josh. Love the Arch logo key. :breakfast:


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