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Looking for a new/old clicky keyboard for cheap, but I need help.
Looking for a new/old clicky keyboard for cheap, but I need help.

green-squid
Hello. Recently, I have been looking at getting a new keyboard. I am looking for a clicky keyboard but it can be tactile. But I'm on a very tight…

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IBM 5251 cleanup/usb conversion

tron
Finally got my hands on a 5251 and everything Chyros hyped up is true. I absolutely love it :D . My board appears to be in great shape and it cleaned up/converted rather easily. I didn't run into…

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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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Found my list of switches, updated for February 2018

Blaise170
I now have over 150. Wow. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d… P.S. Let me know what I don't have that you'd be willing to part with. ;)

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Devlin K-Series Aurora Pics

UKKeycaps
I posted these over on GeekHack but thought I would showcase them over here too. This keyset is for Planck and Preonic in K-Series profile, high profile spherical caps made in the UK by Devlin The…

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g80-1800 PCB mod help?
g80-1800 PCB mod help?

andrea-i
Hi all! I'm thinking of butchering my newly acquired g80, but I have no idea of how to make a functional chopped PCB, any help is appreciated. I've…

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Xerox terminal
Xerox terminal

TicTocTom
Today, I came across two Bell telephone terminals in a junk shop. It looks like they are made by Xerox. Not sure what these would have been used for,…

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Dead Focus 2001

digital_matthew
Hey there. I recently bought a Focus 2001 from a recycling center. I was using it on my computer via a Soarer's Converter. It was working fine, but sometimes it would take a while to power up. While…

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[Survey] We are designing the ultimate TrackPoint Mechanical Keyboard,

xtac-keyboards
It started off as a one-off hobby project. A friend and me wanted a 60% TrackPoint mechanical keyboard with backlighting, ThinkPad style buttons, and fully programmable. We asked our enthusiast…

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Spacebar on mechanical keyboard only works in center

Manhnguyen4
I was cleaning my keyboard and after finishing and putting it back together i realised that the space bar is now mich harder to press and i am unable to use the left or right side of the spacebad. …

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Thoughts on SMK Gen 2

rich1051414
There are quite a few resellers of 'new' SMK 2nd gen, only in Cherry MX mount form. Are these decent? Are they any comparison to SMK 2nd gen Alps mount of old, like Monterey switches?

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Apple [Standard] Keyboard - shortcuts for Delete, PgDn, PgUp, End etc?

Keybug
It seems all the more recent compact Apple keyboards have an Fn key with which to compose those missing editing keystrokes, but there isn't one on M0118 and its sibling(s). So, are there any secret…

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Custom Toshiba T3100 Help

driftke70
Hoy hoy chaps. Long story short, I have purchased a toshiba t3100 with plans of "retro modding" it. I have long built cars and motorcycles and have found myself getting an 80s laptop…

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HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal

zslane
The recent thread on Tom Hanks' typewriter collection inspired me to whip up an SA keycap set for 60% keyboards based on my favorite vintage…

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[EU/DE] free set of Cherry caps if you let my try an unusual keyboard

Keybug
I have eight (?) Cherry G81-1000HAD / G81-3000HAD in my basement I want to get rid of. I am offering to take their caps off and send them to you - a complete set of ISO-DE layout double-shot ABS…

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C.ITOH Alps Buckling Spring board (possible to convert)
C.ITOH Alps Buckling Spring board (possible to convert)

snacksthecat
I recently got a really cool Alps bucking spring board. The badge on it says C.ITOH. With some help on reddit, I was able to figure out the pinout of…

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So I bought a keyboard

ollir
I found myself an old Commodore PC keyboard. For some reason, I thought I was buying this: https://deskthority.net/wiki/Commodore… while in reality, what I would get was this:…

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How many keyboards do you own? [poll options on log scale]

jacobolus
There’s another thread about this topic, http://deskthority.net/topic10197.html… but it has a poor set of poll options, maxing out at “more than 10”, which is currently 46% of…

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Can I reduce the weight of the big spacebar on IBM Model F PC AT?
Can I reduce the weight of the big spacebar on IBM Model F PC AT?

cdaman
Hello, I'm from Thailand and I'm consider to be very new to the keyboard community. I first have IBM Model M about 6 months ago and I fell in love…

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Bigfoot Toshiba branded.
Bigfoot Toshiba branded.

amospalla
I bought a used Bigfoot Toshiba branded. I bought it for its keycaps hoping those were PBT for my Matias Quiet Pro, and I am quite enjoying these…

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BeeRaider radial keyboard

Daniel Beardsmore
This came up in conversation last night as a random discovery from a Google image search: https://www.beeraider.com/products/ It will be a challenge to update Keyboard Layout Editor to allow putting…

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[Newbie] Want to create a DIY ortholinear mechanical keyboard

Le Barde
Hello here, As I cannot find my ideal keyboard (see below), I am currently considering making my own. I have seen that there are some enterprises that sell keyboards not-so-far from what I want. But…

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Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard

just_add_coffee
I got this from a local Goodwill store. I didn't know anything about it other than it's totes adorbs. <3 …

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Cable for Wang 724/725 keyboard

Keybug
Got one with orange ALPS NIB but it came without a cable. I understand it has a 6P6C connector. Would either of these generic cables work or will they have the wrong pin connections? Or is there a…

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Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)

SpacemanToby
I'm new to mechanical keyboards and have recently gotten into learning some electronics. I came across an old typewriter at a thrift store and saw…

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Converted Royal Alpha 700d Typewriter
Converted Royal Alpha 700d Typewriter

SpacemanToby
Found an alpha 700d at goodwill and converted the keyboard using a teensy and tmk firmware. I hand routed the case. There's no bottom to it, and the…

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NEC APC-H25 Keyboard
NEC APC-H25 Keyboard

OldIsNew
There are no date stamps on this keyboard but it is an NEC APC-H25 keyboard that accompanied the NEC Advanced Personal Computer released in 1982. …

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Teardown - IBM beamsprings
Teardown - IBM beamsprings

Chyros
Another instalment in the Teardown series, today we look at what's arguably the best keyboard switch in all of history. Hope you enjoy the video! :) …

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Unicomp... ARGH!!!
Unicomp... ARGH!!!

ClickMe
Don't get me wrong, I'm more that grateful that Unicomp is still producing a Model M (sort of) and that they still sell parts... but with their…

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New Datacomp Alps

M4dn3ss
So I just noticed on Massdrop that the latest drop for the KB Paradise V60 has the option of Datacomp Alps blue/brown/red switches. With no information about these on the Massdrop page, a…

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Cherry MX keystem notches
Cherry MX keystem notches

Daniel Beardsmore
UncleFan mentioned the "injection port" and mould numbering of Cherry MX keystems to me. I went through my tub of MX switches, plus the…

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SKCC Alps Project

consideringquiet
Hey deskthority! This is officially my first ever post on here, though I've been meaning to make an account on here for a while. I wanted to ask for some help on a project of mine, thats…

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Finding Actuation Forces Sources!

consideringquiet
So, I'm working on a compilation of data and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction! For one of my projects at school, I've taken it upon myself to try and make things…

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Durgod Taurus K320

ghostdawg187
I am asking kindly if someone can provide me with some experiences on this keyboard I have found on aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produ… It seems to be a really good offer for…

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How heavy is the Model M using these keyboards I have:

pingmaster
I want to buy a model M but I can't figure out how heavy it is just using gram weightings. I have: Cherry MX Blue Whatever Alps the Apple IIe uses. Model F Alps SKBM Gray Alps SKCM Salmon BTC dome…

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