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Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o

webwit
Hi everybody, After 8 years of running deskthority, I've decided to retire in that role and hand over the reins to matt3o, who volunteered to help out and take over. My role from now on is as some…

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Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre WITH SILENCING MAT (HHKB Type-S)
Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre WITH SILENCING MAT (HHKB Type-S)

Chyros
As promised, here is the TDXL of the HHKB Type-S with the additional silencing mat. Hope you enjoy the video! :) r_HoFG-jqUY

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Some questions about the IBM 3101 keyboard

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. About a year ago I started to have a lot of intrigue about my keyboard. First, why was IBM still producing IBM 3101 computers in the 1986? Not only had the XT come out, it was one year after…

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Trying to find my ultimate project keyboard. Help needed
Trying to find my ultimate project keyboard. Help needed

green-squid
So I am looking to compile this thread so that I will find my ultimate and possibly final project keyboard for conversion. All these PC boards are…

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Hyper 7 IRL...
Hyper 7 IRL...

jae-3soteric
https://i.imgur.com/1nRp5U… So after seeing the H7 kit of keycaps for sale last summer, I bought them off 7Bit with no…

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Mechanical Keyboard 'S' Key Releasing When Rocked Back and Forth

meowthful127
I was playing a game where I had to hold down keys to match with the beat. For a few weeks, the 'S' key had been fine. I don't know what really happened, but there was this time when I held down the…

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Help, keyboard havs water mist in winter?

Morgann
Is there any solution? In the winter, when playing the game, a small heater was placed next to it. Is this the reason?

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Typing Demo XL - Alps SKCC Green (IBM Pingmaster)
Typing Demo XL - Alps SKCC Green (IBM Pingmaster)

Chyros
As requested by a viewer, a typing demo of the Pingmaster! Hope you enjoy the video! :) FITMtQnu5sg

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Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre (HHKB Type-S)
Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre (HHKB Type-S)

Chyros
The one with the silencing mat is coming out on Wednesday. Hope you enjoy the video! :) CrFbp7OkRiQ

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Help me identify Alps clone keyswitch
Help me identify Alps clone keyswitch

sumo_pcguys
https://i.imgur.com/QxpDIs… I watch G-VIEW K7 (local branded mechanical keyboard) review on YouTube and they mention that it use…

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IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it
IBM M58, the 60% Model M, Very SSK or however IBM called it

Myoth
It's been about a year since I've learned about the existence of this keyboard, and since then, I've been very interested in it to say the…

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1968 Honeywell Micro Switch ad
1968 Honeywell Micro Switch ad

madrobby
Man, that keyboard. Those colors. This is from the January 1968 issue of “Computer Design”, more than 50 freaking years ago. …

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Apple's butterfly switch - take three

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, greetings from Berlin, As a long-term MacBook Air user, I like many, have been waiting for this day. The MacBook Air 2018, I got one this evening. The KB is obviously shit... I've tried…

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IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

snuci
Maybe there is a thread like this already. If so, I can't find it. If not, here it is! Can someone tell me what key switches these are? Link to…

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Super Tactile Alps switch

abrahamstechnology
I'm going to share my recipe for a highly tactile and clicky Alps switch you can make. It feels almost like BOX Navy but has a much deeper click. There is a tiny bit of pretravel, then you hit a…

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Unknown Micro Switch Hall effect variant?
Unknown Micro Switch Hall effect variant?

madrobby
I recently got a keypad of eBay that uses Micro Switch Hall effect switches. They’re marked as 4A3S. I don’t see these listed on…

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Any info on this broadcast keyboard?

kindflayer
I was cleaning out an old TV station today when I found this. Its a Chyron ACG dated 20-05-89. I can't seem to find much information online about the keyboard as well as the switches. They have…

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Olivetti ANK 2463 / Olivetti Personal Computer Keyboard 1
Olivetti ANK 2463 / Olivetti Personal Computer Keyboard 1

seebart
This keyboard was shipped with the Olivetti Personal Computer M24 introduced in 1983. Later revisions of the M24 came with a different keyboard. As…

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Will I have problems with IBM Model F 1503206 on a modern computer?

Waxwood
Hi, I only recently developed an interest in keyboards after using a mechanical and realizing that my hand pain was caused by typing on a poor spongy rubber dome keyboard. I'm interested in finding an…

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Needing advice, why should I buy a mechanical keyboard?

LuckyBadger
Hey all, new to the site and looking for some advice! So I'm wanting to buy a new keyboard, but I'm not sure if I want to go with an Optical or Mechanical keyboard. With everything I researched on…

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Ultrasonic General Questions

samuelcable
Hi all, I have finally invested in a heated ultrasonic cleaner and I have quite a few questions for cleaning cherry things with it. There isn't much info on this on the web so I am looking for answers…

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What is the WORST keyboard which you guys ever used?

sumo_pcguys
:evilgeek: Mine is DELL KB-216 (My school has A LOT OF THIS MODEL OF KEYBOARD because they use DELL PC in most computer labs after they bought new computers). The key feeling is worse than lot of…

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Anyone know what switches this keyboard uses? (Interex Mac 105)

ScoobertDoobert
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vi… I love old Mac keyboards and I'm looking at getting this one - I know there were many OEM ADB keyboards released most of which used White Alps (I'm…

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Where I can find good reed switch switches?

PlacaFromHell
Well, I was looking for information about reed switch switches and there is practically nothing relevant about them. Leaving aside Fujitsu, Alps and Micro Switch, are there more of them that are…

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Does this keyboard have the fabled ALPS Green SKCL?
Does this keyboard have the fabled ALPS Green SKCL?

joebeazelman
Yesterday, I went on a buying spree at my local thrift store. Someone dropped a giant mega load of vintage Macs. It was like reliving 1990s Macworld…

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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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Question: connect points on A-Star 32U4 Micro for USB breakout board
Question: connect points on A-Star 32U4 Micro for USB breakout board

Menuhin
All soldering and circuit board gurus and experienced hobbyists, I want to solder a mini-USB breakout board to an A-Star 32U4 Micro. Can I have some…

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Question for IBM Selectric enthusiasts about keys

snuci
What, if any, models of IBM Selectrics came with Cherry key switches?

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Packard Bell 5130 slider ID
Packard Bell 5130 slider ID

madrobby
Does anyone know who made these? 956059C7-2F3A-4779-9CD8-AF1F764145B0.j… They feel pretty good for what it is. Sort of like Topre, a bit…

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How many shades of blue Alps can you discern?

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IBM Pingmaster custom key legends

cnrmsn
I decided to make some legends for the re-legendable caps on this keyboard. I am a perfectionist so I made them matching as close to the originals as possible…

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I'm just gonna call these "Memesicles"

Noodle
Inb4 someone did this before. What do you get when you mix TTCs with Aristotle sliders? https://i.imgur.com/jEdhcf… Autism. Also, a clicky switch. I'm calling it a…

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Putting multiple leaves in an Alps switch

mcmaxmcmc
This was months ago, but I tried putting multiple leaves in an Alps switch, an SKCM Cream Dampened, to be exact. I had removed the dampeners and such, so there's no actual dampening involved in this…

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How the IBM model m13 is holding up today??

zx_spectrum
Hello anyone here has been using an IBM Model M13 as a daily driver ?? i would like to know how sturdy the m13 is if used on daily bases

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where can i buy uTron keyboard?

xahlee
hi, am wondering where can i buy uTron keyboard? i mean, it's probably in Japan. So my question is, if there's any distributor in USA. But probably not, my second question is whether it is still sold…

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