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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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Bondwell laptop boards with Cherry MX Pale Blues?

TheMilkmen
Hey everyone, pretty darn new here and im really curious about some bondwell laptop boards that i found while scouring the interwebs. When looking at them i assumed that they might just end up being…

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Suggestions for an Inexpensive New or Used Japanese Layout?

twinrotor
This hunt became rather overbearing quickly. There are so many choices, I do not know where to begin. I know little about the Japanese language, other than there are three types of writing. I have no…

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Help me resurrect a keyboard?

Platokrates
I have this old electric typewriter keyboard that I took apart that I want to get working over usb or ps2, and I've tried a couple things, but nothing has worked. It's a Smith Corona typewriter, and…

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Who else has a Multitech branded board? (KB-101A)
Who else has a Multitech branded board? (KB-101A)

twinrotor
There is lots of discussion of its successor, the re-branded Acer-KB101A, but only a few mentions of Multitech. …

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Need to find some of these!
Need to find some of these!

Chyros
I'm trying to get hold of some LARB01 switches, the red-and-black Alps clone ones. https://deskthority.net/w/imag… We don't know a…

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HP 4953A with Cherry M11 Switches
HP 4953A with Cherry M11 Switches

JP!
I bought this keyboard module from an HP 4953A Protocol Analyzer a few months back since it looked neat and got it for cheap. I did not pull a key…

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Aliexpress APC/Tai-hao Alps clone switches - are they any good?
Aliexpress APC/Tai-hao Alps clone switches - are they any good?

green-squid
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produ… I'm considering replacing the linear Alps SKCL Green switches in my Zenith ZKB-7 (eaZy PC) keyboard…

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Mitac keyboard (Cherry MX blue)
Mitac keyboard (Cherry MX blue)

Iggy
Hullo, I'm new here and I would like to share some photographs I took of my Mitac keyboard. The wiki article has no information about the model I…

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Mechanical Keyboard help

crven123
Guys what do you think about this keyboard? https://ms-start.com/en/ms-thunder-pro… should i order it,its only 40 USD? And what switches does it have i think they are blue

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Keyboard Art Installation

mashborn
Hi, I'm looking for a possibility to use different Buzzer-Buttons or contacts in an art-installation as keyboard-replacement. I want to connect the wires of these Buttons with a controllerboard and…

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TMK for PS/2 keyboard

equalunique
I am wondering what's required to connect a TMK keyboard to a PS/2 port on a computer. Will stock TMK support this, or is there more coding required? Is it dependent on the TMK keyboard? Has it been…

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Which 60%? HHKB Pro2 or other?

phinix
I was playing with an idea of buying HHKB, but from what I've read, I would need to quickly upgrade it with HASU controller to be able to program the layout. Should go with HHKB or other 60% boards? …

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Need help with restoring the F XT

Luxanna
Hi! So I have recently gotten a model F XT in a pretty... Welp, medicore conditions and hence I decided to clean it, but as I don't have that much experience in doing so I'd like to ask you for some…

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As for switches (Problem and Help)
As for switches (Problem and Help)

UncleFan
Hello! every one! Today I found a hard problem. :( I want to clean my switches. some of them are dirty,dust and dirt. I think I can use detergents to…

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Tandy 1000 Keyboard Help!!
Tandy 1000 Keyboard Help!!

Veggies
Hey all, I have this old Tandy keyboard and cannot for the life of me figure out of what kind of plug this is. All I want to do is be able to convert…

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IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find

JP!
Today was a good IBM day. Parts of an IBM system 3 literally in a barn, used as tables and as a tool chest. Some of the heavy electrical…

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looking for tactile keyboard suggestions

ivan
I'd like to get a keyboard with tactile (but not loud/clicky) switches. This would be my first mechanical keyboard. I've typed on chicklet (mac) keyboards for years. Now I'm using a ThinkPad T470p at…

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Do you like discount coupons? -10%OFF For Everything in FalbaTech
Do you like discount coupons? -10%OFF For Everything in FalbaTech

Falbatech
Discount coupons -10% OFF "e1rg0d0xft". Works on orders over 150 EUR :) in https://falba.tech For everything;) …

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IBM Japan monster keyboard - mystery revisited
IBM Japan monster keyboard - mystery revisited

Menuhin
Recent posts triggered my curiosity to find out how a monstrous IBM keyboard operate, and I revisited a few posts (e.g. Mystery IBM Japan monster…

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IBM 6112884: pics inside
IBM 6112884: pics inside

Cattus_D
A few weeks ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought one of the IBM 6112884 keyboards offered on E-Bay (the link is to Chyrosran22's review). As…

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