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by //gainsborough
20 Apr 2019, 22:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)
Replies: 18
Views: 510

Re: Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

Here's some pics of mine:

https://imgur.com/a/5zs71oq

Mine uses a 5-pin DIN connector and has blue alps. The original caps are pad printed, but I switched the alphas with PBT caps from a 5140.
by //gainsborough
20 Apr 2019, 06:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing Dead Omnikey 102
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: Fixing Dead Omnikey 102

Ps/2 should have all dip switches off. I’ve come across a ton of omnikeys but have never come across one that is completely unresponsive. How bad of shape was it in?
by //gainsborough
19 Apr 2019, 01:39
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

that's kinda neat!
by //gainsborough
18 Apr 2019, 09:00
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] ZKB-2 / ZKB-2R parts
Replies: 0
Views: 34

[WTB] ZKB-2 / ZKB-2R parts

I'm looking for a chassis for a project I have in mind. On the off chance that someone has harvested a ZKB-2 or ZKB-2R I'd like to buy the chassis from you! Would like to get one in very nice condition. I don't need the caps either as I'll be using PBT caps from a 163-73 as well! I'd also be interes...
by //gainsborough
18 Apr 2019, 03:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

Family photo with all but 2 of my SKCC boards: https://i.imgur.com/uGeUGd4.jpg I still want to get a Nabu and Morrows SKCC board so maybe in the future I can retake this with even more boards. Awwww yeah! Man, that is such a unique ALPSaver - very cool. The custom legends you put on it are awesome!...
by //gainsborough
15 Apr 2019, 09:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Avant Stellar project (Amber Alps)
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Avant Stellar project (Amber Alps)

Very nice, dude! Black and yellow pairs really nicely.
by //gainsborough
08 Apr 2019, 06:19
Forum: Reviews
Topic: FlagK Iori keyboard review (Xiang Min KSB-C Blue)
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: FlagK Iori keyboard review (Xiang Min KSB-C Blue)

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 06:11
I think you forgot to mention that the board is PCB mounted, but whatever. Finally got to see a review of this board hahaha
6:56

=P
by //gainsborough
05 Apr 2019, 03:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest
Replies: 50
Views: 2851

Re: The 2019 Keyboard Meme Contest

BTW is there a limit to the number of images we can post?
by //gainsborough
04 Apr 2019, 08:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

No no, I mean that I'm not very good at splicing cables. I could, desolder the cable from the PCB and then solder the working cable in it's place and cover it with electrical tape or something, that might not look too bad. I still don't know why zenith soldered the cable wires directly into the boar...
by //gainsborough
04 Apr 2019, 04:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

that's true - I could do that. It'll probably look terrible, but that is definitely an option!
by //gainsborough
04 Apr 2019, 04:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 00:13
I think I've seen a couple of auctions for some ZKB-2s in really rough physical shape that just went up. Maybe the PCBs are good and you can harvest them and anything else that might be of value.
Yeah I saw those too, but it looked like the cables were cut. I'll have a look again, though!
by //gainsborough
03 Apr 2019, 22:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Zenith ZKB-2 not working
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Zenith ZKB-2 not working

Sounds like the controller is damaged - so you'd need a new controller chip or a another PCB, which puts you in the same boat I'm in: needing a new ZKB-2 PCB.
by //gainsborough
26 Mar 2019, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question

I think i’m just unlucky, Hahahha.
by //gainsborough
26 Mar 2019, 22:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold label question

2/3 gold label boards I’ve owned have had white alps >_<. Don’t know serial number or dates but can check when I have free time
by //gainsborough
25 Mar 2019, 01:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Haha! Yeah I still need to figure out the best way to ship that thing. Stay tuned! I will try to make finding it/packaging it as much a priority as I can next week!
by //gainsborough
25 Mar 2019, 01:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Added some PBT alphanumeric alps caps and some SKCM white alps!
by //gainsborough
24 Mar 2019, 22:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22264
Views: 1105321

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by //gainsborough
23 Mar 2019, 02:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

Interesting, what is the spacebar from? Ahh yeah, that one, like caps lock, is part of the original cap set. Omnikeys use the double plunger stab as opposed to other vintage boards that just have one. Also, as a side note, I had to cut the logo so that it would fit on the trap door of the 101. I wa...
by //gainsborough
23 Mar 2019, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

Nice job Gains! My own Omnikey project has been put to the side until I can figure out what's wrong with it, firmware wise. Considering wiring the matrix to a teensy, actually. Thanks, Zed! This particular project was on the sidelines for a bit as well, so I definitely can relate. It'll come togeth...
by //gainsborough
22 Mar 2019, 22:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

I did a thing. https://i.ibb.co/4ZNj5fS/omni102-1-1.jpg https://i.ibb.co/0cDdZpf/omni102-1-2.jpg https://i.ibb.co/1RJCL14/omni102-1-4.jpg https://i.ibb.co/wBSmnR6/omni102-1-3.jpg At some point when I get some free time, I'll make a post about my omnikey collection. For now, you guys get to enjoy the...
by //gainsborough
17 Mar 2019, 02:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: ALPSaver [SM-FKB401] [SKCC Cream]

This is a thing of beauty! Glad it got snagged up by someone in the community! Those greek letter sublegends are super cool!
by //gainsborough
16 Mar 2019, 05:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)
Replies: 23
Views: 1165

Re: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)

Have to agree with Zed. Also, that last pic is pure gold. Pun intended.

>When a sock inspires a vintage colorway.
by //gainsborough
13 Mar 2019, 23:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22264
Views: 1105321

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

unreal.. I keep hoping for a find like this one day so I can erase my student debt. Hahahaha.
by //gainsborough
13 Mar 2019, 01:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

that looks phenomenal! Nicely done!
by //gainsborough
08 Mar 2019, 20:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

That 5140 seems like a neat little Alps board, and in great condition as well. It would be awesome to be able to make a converter as well as perhaps a case for it so that it could be put to use :) Copter actually did that! He posted about it here: https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=9666&st...
by //gainsborough
08 Mar 2019, 09:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3501

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

That F122 is such a beauty :shock: A lot of work has probably gone into that board :) I wish I had the some extra funds atm :cry: Also shipping that thing to the EU would certainly not be cheap either ;) Anyway, GLWS :D Edit: I also wish I had a bigger desk to fit that huge board :lol: Hahaha - it ...
by //gainsborough
06 Mar 2019, 08:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3011
Views: 113373

Re: Alps Appreciation

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edit: tried to isolate just the text using not-so-advanced techniques...maybe it can provide a starting point for you!

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