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Hello
Made some final changes here it is done and happy with it. Looks like old 1990s keyboards.
1.) Chassis Body= Glorious GMMK V1.0 full-size ISO barebone 105 keys.
Would have wanted white color chassis but Glorious only sells black color for full size ISO barebone 🙁
2.) Switches= Glorious panda, greased with Krytox GPL-205G0 and DIY 67 gram actuation springs. ( Have also some older 2020 Feker Pink Jades+Feker Smokey Tactile Whites which are not made anymore.)
3.) Keycaps= Cherry-profile, PBT and combination of these sets bought from cheap Chinese sites:
- Varmilo CMYK, ISO Swedish/Nordic keycaps.
- 134 Keys 9009 Keycaps (Dye Sub Cherry Profile/104 TKL 61 84 96 Using).
- 165 Keys Building Blocks Color Keycap Set Cherry Profile PBT Sublimation Japanese Keycaps for DIY Mechanical keyboard.
- Akko 9009 Retro Keyboard Keycaps 177 Keys Cherry Profile PBT Double-Shot Full Keycap Set.

Very, very unbelievably difficult to find the right color and markings on certain keycaps.
Especially if ISO-Swedish/Finnish keycaps are wanted.
Every keycap set usually is 99% USA ANSI.

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Reply 2 of 3, by user33331

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USB and use it with a modern computer. ( I have real old genuine DIN and PS/2 keyboards for vintage PCs.)
- Amazing thing is that with GMMK-software you can control boards RGB-LEDs and select your own favorite backlight color.
I use light blue as backlight color.

Many chinese boards: hot swappable or not have only solid 1x color LEDs meaning you can not change colors without desoldering.
GMMKs RGB-LEDs are minority.

I haven't tried it with PS/2 or DIN adapters.
Could be possible that it works plug and play with adapters on older computers.

Reply 3 of 3, by user33331

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Oh and I can not emphasize the odd stock of China made keycap sets they happen to appear and disappear quickly from market.
- If you find and like some Chinese keycap set particularly you better act quick and buy it because once it is sold out it usually never appears again for restock. ( Similar as with buying some LED-flashlights. )
- Chinese make only low numbers of certain keycap sets.