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IBM Beam Spring - MX mount
IBM Beam Spring - MX mount

darkcruix
I tried to get companies to make keycaps for beam spring keyboards, but the primary issue for all of them was the mount. The tooling / molds would be…

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Wang 725-3770 PS2?

TheMilkmen
So I have acquired an older Wang model 3770 with some salmon alps, and from what I have read on the wiki is that this is normally a 6P6C keyboard(I have no idea what that is really). Well from the…

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IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Prelim
Hi guys, I've search the forum but I can't find a thread for keyboards identification... so I thought the best was to create one by myself. Here's the first one since I have no clue of…

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Can anyone identify the keyboards in this 1982 Bell Labs video?

pixelatedvolume
Hello friends, first post here. Today I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/wa… and I was struck by the keyboards -- they look awesome and super sturdy (as most terminal…

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The SB147. A custom made 2 foot long monster with a complete build log
The SB147. A custom made 2 foot long monster with a complete build log

sealclubber
https://i.imgur.com/VWGHzf… Obligatory picture first. Had a lot of fun making this bad boy. Customized 100% for myself,…

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Heath/Zenith 150 Keyboard

DrDavesPC
I have a Zenith 158 and no keyboard. Looking to purchase a working one (5-pin DIN). I have a PS/2 MS Ergonomic KB that I used a 5-pin to 6-pin adapter. The system says "No keyboard found"…

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XT Zenith Z-150 converter?

itzmeluigi
I was curious if anyone has been able to get their black label XT Zenith Z-150 to work with a converter such as a Teensy with soarer firmware or Orihalcon's XT to USB adapter. I was going to…

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Xiaomi Mechs First look
Xiaomi Mechs First look

Wingklip
http://c1.mifile.cn/f/i/16… http://c1.mifile.cn/f/i/16… http://c1.mifile.cn/f/i/16… …

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Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

urbancamo
Does anyone have an example of a converter configuration file that contains either selects or layers. Still trying to get my head round these options. I have four 'spare' function keys and would…

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Plank + Joystick Custom Keyboard Build
Plank + Joystick Custom Keyboard Build

semaj4712
Hey guys, I have been working on this project for about the last four or five weeks. Prior I had pretty much no experience with designing my own…

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Keyboard Haul Photos
Keyboard Haul Photos

lumpybutt33
I wanted to share some of my haul photos. All the keyboards in these photos are now all fully refurbished and cleaned. Next steps for me right now are…

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Unknown Alps Switches Keyboard w/ built in Track Pad.
Unknown Alps Switches Keyboard w/ built in Track Pad.

lumpybutt33
I found this decent little unlabeled keyboard with really nice tactile alps switched in it. The layout is nice and it has a built in track pad. the…

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My new favorite ALPS keyboard: focus fk-555 - Cyan Omron B3G-S series
My new favorite ALPS keyboard: focus fk-555 - Cyan Omron B3G-S series

lumpybutt33
Found a pretty cool keyboard this past weekend. I didnt think much of it when I pussed it out of the dump but upon further investigation Ive sort of…

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Ortek 142-pro restored!
Ortek 142-pro restored!

Pumaeggs
Got this old ortek board for a reasonable price and restored it to mostly its original glory. Cleaned out the switches and reshaped the click…

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MX Ghetto Greens (sort of) or real MX Greens ?

Kurozumi
Hi there, a few questions about Greens came into my mind, since i got a new Keyboard which is on MX Blues, and they feel very smooth/good, but stupidly light. It's a Leopold FC660M. My old board is a…

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PCB circuit repair suggestion - conductive ink? which brand?

Menuhin
I have one of those PCB in a group buy damage: The double-sided PCB has some keys (QWERT keys and some function keys) not working and I have identified that two traces of the circuits are damaged and…

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Typing Demo XL - tactile magnetic reeds (Fujitsu N860-8282-T002)
Typing Demo XL - tactile magnetic reeds (Fujitsu N860-8282-T002)

Chyros
As requested by a viewer, the TMR board. This thing is cool on so many levels :D . Hope you enjoy the video! F8p0gvVBgow

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HoneyWell Model M "Dell Military Service"?
HoneyWell Model M "Dell Military Service"?

lumpybutt33
This weekend at the e-waste recycle center I found this Honeywell Model M Keyboard. While doing my usual cleaning I found a few things about it that…

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Wip - Fully custom tkl with some extras
Wip - Fully custom tkl with some extras

jumpifzero
Hey guys! Want to share a little something I've been working on. Still unfinished. Features: - tkl design - additional row above the Fs for macro…

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Got my girlfriend her first mechanical keyboard - Havit HV-KB389L
Got my girlfriend her first mechanical keyboard - Havit HV-KB389L

lumpybutt33
I recently asked my girlfriend what keyboard she used at her office job and I was appalled to find that she was given a used Dell Rubber dome…

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Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?

vometia
Bit of an impulse-buy, this : unable to sleep in the early hours I'm hammering away on my Model M and becoming increasingly uncomfortable that my gf is asleep in the next room and at this…

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Good office keyboard for IBM buckling miracle fan?

tatsurou
As in the title, I need something quiet for the office, which wont shake the desk and deafen coworkers like my F XT does. I like tactility, but unfortunately I wont be able to use IBMs at work :( …

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IBM Model M Clicky - Connector ?
IBM Model M Clicky - Connector ?

Tim44566
Hello, I still have an IBM Model M keyboard from 1988 at home. However I do not know, as the connection type means (see attachment), since I want to…

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Madrid Meetup this Sunday 7th of October

Yatara
We'll be hosting our first keyboard meetup in Madrid, Spain, on October 7th at 15:00 at a local hackspace, Makespace Madrid. https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Makespace… Bring along your favourite…

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What's the most underrated keyboard (in your opinion) and why?
What's the most underrated keyboard (in your opinion) and why?

snacksthecat
I'll go first Wyse WY60 ASCII https://i.imgur.com/xEqGYs… Switches Vintage Cherry MX Blacks. Unrivaled…

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Can you identify keycap set for me please? Looking for beige/retro OEM

replicant
Hello all. I'm looking for beige/retro/9009 coloured set but in OEM profile, best if it would be made of PBT instead of ABS. I stumbled upon the following picture but with I can't find what it is: …

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Introducing myself and 3 Model F XTs
Introducing myself and 3 Model F XTs

AJM
Hi, my name is Andreas (Andy) and I'm from Germany. I have been using computer keyboards since 1985, but - surprisingly - never really paid much…

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Alps Appreciation

ohaimark
Oh Alps, your price high Your colors, shapes unending Like namesake mountains (Thread started due to Chyros' "DO ITTTTTT.")

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Spring weights

jacopods
It seems to me that most of the (even custom) cherry mx spring weights are distributed quite uniformly between 35g and 67g (actuation). Then there is a gap to 80g and larger gaps down the road.…

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[RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?
[RANT] Cheap-ass laptop keyboards suck harder every year. Why bother?

depletedvespene
My work-issued computer is an old Dell Inspiron laptop. It has served me dutifully in spite of everything, but recently it showed the first…

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Custom CA66 build with /dev/tty Keys
Custom CA66 build with /dev/tty Keys

JP!
I just wanted to share my new vintage inspired custom keyboard, pretty much my modern endgame equivalent excluding the new Model F. The switches are…

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Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?
Do BOX switches stretch PBT and break ABS keycaps?

Wintermute1974
There's a new video on YouTube. The author's argument is that after putting his PBT keycaps on his BOX switches, that the keycap mounts…

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Replacing Scroll Lock and Pause / Break
Replacing Scroll Lock and Pause / Break

Kono Store
Greetings! This is the official Kono Store account. We have a question for you (making this an ambitious first post). Which keys would you replace…

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nearest switches to replicate Acorn Electron?

lukenukum
hi folks, i've done a bit of looking around but i can't find any reference to the nearest thing i could use as a modern equivalent of an Acorn Electron switch . i've got a great set of keys from…

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Siemens something telephonic spanish keyboard
Siemens something telephonic spanish keyboard

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. This keyboard is very important to me because it was my first mechanical keyboard ever. I never converted it and all my hype quickly went to…

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