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Alps switch material type.

LessthanZero
This is my first post to the forums but I have been lurking for months now reading the wiki and past posts. I'm working on a project, I won't get into details until its more complete but I was hoping…

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Orange Alps clicky mod moral dilemma

raptorzoz
Hi guys, I will spend the next months planning and building my first ever custom keyboard. This after impulse buying Orange Alps from the GB hosted by novelkeys, which I have heard much praise…

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Setting terminal model M's DIP switch "correctly"
Setting terminal model M's DIP switch "correctly"

okrutnik
Hello everyone, I'm in the middle (hopefully) of a "restoration"... actually getting to work... process and I thought I could get some…

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Matching IBM Model M Controller with Keyboard

clickityClackity
First off, I admittedly fucked up... Without embarrassing myself by explaining the why, I'll just get to the point. I have several Model M's (mostly SSK's) that were opened up, and the controllers…

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Help identifying Model M!

Crown326
Hey guys, i picked up this 1992 Model M 102 terminal keyboard. The seller posted a picture of a silver badge terminal m like the one i recieved but the manufacture date was 1987. (The seller listed…

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Restoring Alps tactility - distance between contacts

daneb
I am renovating my first Alps keyboard with white SKCM Alps. Thanks to Chyrosran video https://www.youtube.com/wa… I would like to clean switches and also try to restore…

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Switzerland Meetup - Zürich Autumn 2018

rioc
Hi We're currently looking to fix a date for the next CH Meetup (this time back at the CCCZH Headquarters) check the poll here: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/swissm…

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Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Blaise170
We've all seen them - keyboards which look like a unicorn vomited on it or with austere modifications on classic vintage keyboards. The…

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ErgoHack 3.3
ErgoHack 3.3

ErgoHack
ErgoHack3.3.jpg This is my fourth revision of the key layout of Input.Club's Infinity-ErgorDox. I have a custom switch plate cut, which moves 11…

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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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Typing Demo XL: beamspring (IBM 5251)
Typing Demo XL: beamspring (IBM 5251)

Chyros
This is part of a new series I'm thinking of starting. It's like the typing demos at the end of my reviews, but much longer. Hope you guys enjoy, I…

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Typing Demo XL: NO SOLENOID beamspring (IBM 5251)
Typing Demo XL: NO SOLENOID beamspring (IBM 5251)

Chyros
As requested, a typing demo of the 5251 with the solenoid off. Hope you enjoy! :) AjyBGUe8VMM

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Olivetti ANK 25-102 on WinXP doesn't work... [SOLVED]
Olivetti ANK 25-102 on WinXP doesn't work... [SOLVED]

ledpoisoning
Hi, I'm new user, I'm from Italy and I love vintage keyboard... On ebay I won this wonderful olivetti keyboard …

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Franklin Ace 500 Keyboard (Apple IIc clone)

cowrack
Hi, I am looking for some assistance, I recently picked up a Franklin Ace 500 (Apple IIc clone from the 1980's). It has a damaged keyboard. From what I can tell, it has the Futaba MA-41 clicky keys…

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New method for AT's ANSI mod's spacebar barrel
New method for AT's ANSI mod's spacebar barrel

ag36
I've cut the long barrel a little too much so I fitted 3mm foam instead, very easy to do and will help stabilizing the extra barrels(perhaps not as…

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Topre slider variants and their differences

the_marsbar
I’ve read a couple of reports about variations in the slider length of the HHKB Type-S. Some people claim (e.g., here (reddit) , here (geekhack) , and here (this forum) that the HHKB…

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Tandy 2800 HD keyboard mod? (Alps keyswitches)
Tandy 2800 HD keyboard mod? (Alps keyswitches)

skunkette
IMG_2421.JPG Hello all, I am attempting to rebuild a broken Tandy 2800 HD laptop to contain modern components, but I wish to retain the amazing…

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Over extended orange alps click leaf
Over extended orange alps click leaf

keimura
Does anyone have a profile shot of an orange alps click leaf? I want to compare it to mine. I bought an apple m0116 with orange switches and, after…

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Painting / powder coating services or advice

mog_genius88
I recently restored my 5251 and want to get it painted an industrial gray color. Would appreciate any advice on this topic including answers to: 1. Does this need to be painted or powder coated? 2.…

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Does anyone can identify these keyboards?
Does anyone can identify these keyboards?

husnulhamidiah
Recenty I bought a couple of keyboards but I don't know what its type. Can anyone identify these keyboard? Thanks. photo6302914573770008590.jpg

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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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My new daily driver - HHKB Pro2 BT HiPro
My new daily driver - HHKB Pro2 BT HiPro

ShivaYash
Hello all, I've been silent for a while, until the early hours of this morning when I posted about finding some HiPro caps to complete this setup. I…

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1984 IBM 5954339 Japanese Pingmaster
1984 IBM 5954339 Japanese Pingmaster

Sangdrax
Well, there have been hundreds of Pingmasters sold over the last few years, but I've only ever seen six or seven where people have posted their custom…

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Which Unicomp color corresponds to original IBM?

Blaise170
Based on several other threads I've found, it looks like alphas were pearl and mods/spacebar were pebble, but wanted to verify that. :)

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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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Stumbled upon these interesting keycaps ...

Eszett
https://movies.stackexchange&#… The keyboard is probably part of something called "trader turret", at least a trader keyboard. The keycaps look quite interesting, does…

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Typing Demo XL: lubed Space Invaders (Hi-Tek 725)
Typing Demo XL: lubed Space Invaders (Hi-Tek 725)

Chyros
Think I forgot to post this last week; an extended typing demo of my lubed H-Tek 725, requested by a viewer. It has a very nice typing sound. I'll…

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Kailh BOX problem, my version

q11q11
Hi! Looks like I have woke up from cryo-sleep. I have completely missed news about Kailh BOX switch problems. And this is real problem to me because in the beginning of january I have bought: -…

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REALFORCE R2 "PFU Limited Edition" impressions thread
REALFORCE R2 "PFU Limited Edition" impressions thread

blighty
20180809_083540.jpg I've been typing on the new Topre Realforce x PFU R2 silenced TKL board for the last few days. So far, so good. My only…

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Let's make the worst layout ever!
Let's make the worst layout ever!

depletedvespene
As you probably know by now, I like to create new layouts and tinker with existing ones; first, there needs to be a well-defined set of…

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Keyset Database

Mechboards
Hello all, I know other lists exist but I couldn't find one that was built in excel and therefore was able to be filtered. Please see below for the list so far. If you could contribute that would…

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What switches are these?

abrahamstechnology
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mechanical-Ke…

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PS2 Protocol Discussion

XMIT
I saw this link from Hacker News yesterday: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/how-fast-i… tl;dr - the PS/2 protocol can do ~1 ms response times, and USB HID does ~16ms (about 1/60 of a second).…

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Can 1 Teensy power all Switches && RGB LEDs?

khalek
Hello DeskThority, Preamble: First Post, Woot! Have been reading through your forums for a little while now and decided to jump in as you seem to be a well versed community. I'm hoping you could…

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Previously unseen Chinese Realforce sublegends
Previously unseen Chinese Realforce sublegends

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I recently came across something that piqued my interest - a few people are aware of the Realforce 103Us that came with Zhuyin sublegends many years…

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