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by pansku
25 Dec 2019, 18:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 40
Views: 5763

Re: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

I still remember the tension in the air when I pulled the first stem out with my knuckles almost turning white :lol:
by pansku
25 Dec 2019, 00:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 40
Views: 5763

Re: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

Nice to see another beamer spring back to life! Especially when they are so scarse at these latitudes :)
by pansku
11 May 2019, 12:27
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Focus FK-555 keyboard review (Alps SKCM Blue, Omron B3G-S Cyan)
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Re: Focus FK-555 keyboard review (Alps SKCM Blue, Omron B3G-S Cyan)

That sure is an interesting timeline. Thanks for piecing this together and spreading the knowledge :geek:
by pansku
08 May 2019, 11:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | GB Closed
Replies: 84
Views: 14446

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Just picked mine up. They really are NOS as there was no sign of soldering on initial inspection :o Mine were with short white switchplates.

Thank you so much for offering this opportunity to the forum users!

Edit: I could find only one with long one now that I opened up a few more :oops:
by pansku
07 May 2019, 10:05
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1849
Views: 133863

Re: Stuff you just bought

I think those are called turret terminals. The details on soldering and such can be found on the IPC-A-610 standard :evilgeek: But yeah, you wrap a wire around it min.180° and solder it. Screenshot_20190507_110259_com.google.android.apps.docs.jpg Screenshot_20190507_110340_com.google.android.apps.do...
by pansku
23 Mar 2019, 14:00
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | GB Closed
Replies: 84
Views: 14446

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Signed up for 200
by pansku
18 Mar 2019, 18:57
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 2038

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

I'd be interested in 180 Alps if they really are "pines"
by pansku
13 Feb 2019, 19:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4676
Views: 538821

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Hi Ellipse, How much would it cost to have blanks like that in the picture for an F62 like pictured? As in grey alphas and the other keys blue. The exact layout from my original order confimation (dated 19.3.2016 :lol: ) : Keys: International layout (pls specify which one on the checkout page) Layou...
by pansku
11 Feb 2019, 22:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: IBM Beam Spring listing / registration

I can't recall if there are any more markings on my 5251 but here's a picture of the original controller from my archives:
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by pansku
20 Jan 2019, 18:44
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

Some nice stuff on show there. Naturally, the non-MX ones are what catch my eye. HHKB, check. Monterey K-110, check. SSK, check. You guys did fall a little short in the Model F and beamspring department, mind! Wait, the only Model M was a fullsize? I declare this meet-up compromised! Seriously, tho...
by pansku
20 Jan 2019, 18:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

And the last of them :lol:
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by pansku
20 Jan 2019, 18:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

Almost there:
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by pansku
20 Jan 2019, 18:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Re: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

Some more boards:
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by pansku
20 Jan 2019, 18:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report
Replies: 10
Views: 1217

Helsinki meetup 19.1.2019 photo report

I'm finally done transferring some pictures to my computer. The attendance was quite solid and there were more people than I had expected, maybe like 35-40 or so. There were raffles for 3 sets of keys for Topre boards and a new RBG board with linear Cherry clones. There was also a typing sound recog...
by pansku
15 Jan 2019, 21:25
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 447
Views: 37281

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

I dislike that on mobile as it takes so much vertical space. Haven't seen it on desktop thou ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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by pansku
11 Jan 2019, 15:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5121 Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: IBM 5121 Conversion

Personally I wouldn't try reinventing the wheel. There is a converter using the original controller already.

https://github.com/MMcM/ibm-5251-kbd
by pansku
09 Jan 2019, 16:17
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 5583

[OT] Does anyone remember the ballpark figures of what a replacement beam spring unit used to cost back in the 70's and early 80's? I remember seeing like a catalog scan or something like that here in DT, but can't find it anymore :( [/OT]
by pansku
07 Jan 2019, 19:04
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT Update Log and TODO
Replies: 447
Views: 37281

Re: DT Update Log and TODO

Will the profile info go back to left side at some point? It made the threads much more readable.
by pansku
03 Jan 2019, 23:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 45
Views: 4252

Indeed this is just amazing! How much does that thing even weigh? Anyway that's some #dta2019 material right there :shock:

Now on to the big question. How do I get my own on my preferred layout :lol:
by pansku
31 Dec 2018, 17:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2901
Views: 271919

Collection shot as 2018 comes to an end

The Nyquist has SKCL Yellow and Alps64 has SKCL Green and the rest of the boards are pretty self explanatory
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by pansku
09 Dec 2018, 21:34
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Future of DT
Replies: 83
Views: 11318

Regarding the forum software, UI and such, I like them as is. Maybe add support for tags both in threads and posts to make the search better. I also agree with the focus on knowledge. I haven't made content to wiki ( :oops: ) as I find it quite a daunting task. Maybe we should have an in-depth tutor...
by pansku
02 Nov 2018, 21:31
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4676
Views: 538821

Solenoid is reserved exclusively for beam springs only
by pansku
10 Sep 2018, 15:00
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SIIG MiniTouch / Monterey K110
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

At long last I picked up the K110. Sorry for all the delays enrique.aliaga and Alpinist :oops: First post updated as there is nothing I'm currently looking for actively.
by pansku
30 Aug 2018, 18:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23191
Views: 1511332

Slom wrote: micro switch keypads, 30 dollars a piece
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honeywell-Micr ... 2424358695
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Couldn't resist when there was something so cool available NOS :P
by pansku
24 Jul 2018, 21:06
Forum: News
Topic: The Hexgears X-1 Wireless Low Profile Keyboard Kickstarter Is Live
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

Seems pretty interesting. Is is available in ISO and can the Ctrl be put into the right spot?
by pansku
24 Jul 2018, 06:15
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SIIG MiniTouch / Monterey K110
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

I'll let you guys know as soon as I know myself :)
by pansku
22 Jul 2018, 09:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SIIG MiniTouch / Monterey K110
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Hello! I have a MiniTouch with SMK 2nd Gen “Monterey” switches (the blue ones) that I have been thinking about selling. Are you still interested? I bought it NIB on July of 2017 and it has been sitting in its box in a shelf most of the time. I have only took it to use it like 4 times, each time for...
by pansku
20 Jul 2018, 06:09
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: SIIG MiniTouch / Monterey K110
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Tropical bumb!

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