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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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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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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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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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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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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

00.
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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Solidarity - Custom Varmilo VA87MR
Solidarity - Custom Varmilo VA87MR

Blaise170
After several years of wanting to do so, I've finally reached the end of a project. This is one of the three boards I have been planning to build and…

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Using clicky switch as clicker?

zrrion
Has anyone ever tried to use a clicky switch as a clicker in a board? I've seen beepers, solenoids, and recently in bell but not other switches.

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Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT
Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT

ag36
Restored my first XT this week, did some experiments with rustoleum. Post polishing IMG_20180615_015747 (1).jpg Before polishing …

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Baby's first retro board, need help converting protocols.
Baby's first retro board, need help converting protocols.

gondolasparde
First, I'd like to say hello to the DT forum. This is my first post on here after years of using Reddit, and I'd like to apologize if I'm breaking any…

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Some keys are not working in my model F XT

PlacaFromHell
Hi. I was working in my IBM model F XT (looking for possible spacebar stabilizers and adding some bolts) and when I assembled the whole thing all the keys mechanically worked, but some were just dead.…

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IBM 3278 keyboard restored
IBM 3278 keyboard restored

ag36
I've restored my 3278 and finished firmware setup, everything is working perfectly with the solenoid as well :)

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My Pingmaster SKCC keycaps woes!
My Pingmaster SKCC keycaps woes!

joebeazelman
After seeing Chyrosan demo the IBM 4704 a couple of weeks ago, I wiped the drool off my beard and tried to score one on ebay. Unfortunately, they…

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What is this keyboard? - white KPT clones, Macintosh plus style layout

owenowenwilsonwilson
https://imgur.com/a/cHojFYW My apologies for some of the lack-luster pictures, but hopefully they at least give enough information to be useful. So I bought this on a whim from a seller on ebay, who…

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Unicomp Board Naming System (Identifying Old Boards on Ebay)
Unicomp Board Naming System (Identifying Old Boards on Ebay)

tesseract24
Hello, New here but fascinated by the community. A while ago I got the model m itch, and I wanted to sate it. I wanted a PC 122 keyboard even if the…

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My Wyse WY-60 with Box Navy Switches
My Wyse WY-60 with Box Navy Switches

abrahamstechnology
Hello, I got this Wyse WY-60 keyboard off of Ebay, and I replaced the MX black switches with Kailh Box Navies (except for the numpad, I ran out of…

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Rubber dome model M feel great
Rubber dome model M feel great

ag36
I just received the NIB quiettouch M from orihalcon, very tactile and not very mushy at all. I think they're probably fairly underrated.

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Logitec K-12J
Logitec K-12J

79f0167
I got it for about 70$. and that switch is nice. Hirose cherry PART No. B25-59AA Serial No. 170279

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Dell AT101W Diodes

abrahamstechnology
Hi, as some of you know, I'm modding a Dell AT101W. On the PCB, there are lots of jumpers. I'm wondering if I can improve the board's rollover by replacing some of them with diodes. Has anyone mapped…

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Do Alps SKCC's have the same dust problem than SKCL/SKCM series?
Do Alps SKCC's have the same dust problem than SKCL/SKCM series?

PlacaFromHell
I found this bad guy on sale and I'm wondering about the state of the switches. It's a bit dirty. I've seen much worse keyboads, but is definitely not…

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Restoration questions about 122 key Model M's

masilver
I have three boxes of Model M 122 key keyboards. I need to replace the foam on a few. Does anyone know where to find sheets of the stuff? I know Unicomp offers it, but it's at least $10 per sheet. …

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Custom designed and printed 60% keyboard with a detailed build log
Custom designed and printed 60% keyboard with a detailed build log

sealclubber
So, I'm finally delurking and using this account again after 6 years. I've made a couple of custom keyboards recently and wanted to start sharing my…

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Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems
Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems

kailh
Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems 1.Given that box switch stem cracks issue,we've set about checking first article…

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