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by //gainsborough
Yesterday, 01:21
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

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
Yesterday, 01:01
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

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: 22217
Views: 1065141

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by //gainsborough
23 Mar 2019, 02:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107269

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: 2997
Views: 107269

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: 2997
Views: 107269

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: 191

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: 1069

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: 22217
Views: 1065141

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: 2997
Views: 107269

Re: Alps Appreciation

that looks phenomenal! Nicely done!
by //gainsborough
08 Mar 2019, 20:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

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: 27
Views: 2988

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: 2997
Views: 107269

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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by //gainsborough
06 Mar 2019, 08:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107269

Re: Alps Appreciation

Yeah you'll have to make one. I actually have a gold badge for mine already =P I'd be interested in what you create, though!! I tried tracing one in adobe illustrator, but couldn't get a good pic of a badge on the internet. I'll take a close-up for you so you have a better start. BTW I just realized...
by //gainsborough
06 Mar 2019, 08:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107269

Re: Alps Appreciation

Huh... it's like we have the same idea for our omnikey builds, hahaha. Though, mine will be an omnikey "102" hahaha. As far as acquiring a badge, I don't know of any repro. badges that exist. You could always custom make one and have it printed off - I know there are name-tag services that would be ...
by //gainsborough
06 Mar 2019, 07:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107269

Re: Alps Appreciation

Good stuff! Blue alps certainly sound very nice in this chassis - or any northgate chassis! Highly recommend if that's what you are considering! I'm about to do something similar with a 101!
by //gainsborough
06 Mar 2019, 06:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 2997
Views: 107269

Re: Alps Appreciation

Got an Omnikey 102 at last! I've got an OEMMAX Mac-105 with great condition Blue Alps that are just begging to be swapped into this thing. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I could do to spiff it up? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183710001471 ...
by //gainsborough
05 Mar 2019, 20:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring

What about the other way around? It would be cool to have a model M, for example, with these legends!
by //gainsborough
03 Mar 2019, 05:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: IBM 5576 keyboard with Alps Plate Spring

gorgeous. I wonder why there is such a big blank space for the lock light bank - seems disproportionately giant. Maybe a nametag? =P
by //gainsborough
02 Mar 2019, 09:06
Forum: For sale
Topic: //gainsborough's sale thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2988

Re: //gainsborough's sale thread

Bump with new stuff!
by //gainsborough
24 Feb 2019, 06:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IN PRODUCTION] Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)
Replies: 43
Views: 1683

Re: Hua-Jie AK-CN2 Alps clones (ROUND 2)

It's for new orders, I'll invoice you for 200 at half price. I assume this is for ZedThe Man since I've already paid. Is this how group buys always work - don't pay at first and get stuff later on for half price? I've never participated in one before...and probably won't again. It is not how GBs us...
by //gainsborough
23 Feb 2019, 03:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra

It’s not too weird TBH - if someone offers $100 they will probably bid up to $100 too. It’s usually in the sellers best interest to let things go to auction. Though, now that I think more about it, maybe I confused the BIN option together with an auction where the BIN option goes away.... we need to...
by //gainsborough
23 Feb 2019, 02:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: I almost got a Northgate Omnikey Ultra

pro tip: if you put a bid in on an item that also has a "best offer" option, it removes the "best offer" option.
by //gainsborough
20 Feb 2019, 21:51
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 33
Views: 2020

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

Man, what a fun read! Great job on the restoration. Your pictures look really good too!
by //gainsborough
19 Feb 2019, 23:56
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Dirty Blue Alps Keyboard

cineraphael wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 16:55
I'm going to Japan In May! I don't really know the good place in Japan to find Vintage Alps Keyboard.
Akihabara is probably your best bet - when I went I wasn't in the keyboard game yet, but I vaguely remember some old electronics shops in the area.
by //gainsborough
19 Feb 2019, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's Wrong with a Thrift Shop?
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: What's Wrong with a Thrift Shop?

Chyrosran22 live in the best city for a Vintage Keyboard though. I understand that because he lived in Netherlands. while in the US, it's so difficult to find a Vintage Keyboard like Northgate Omnikey. Go to eBay and search "northgate" - there are usually a bunch on there. I've scored a few deals o...
by //gainsborough
18 Feb 2019, 05:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Northgate Omni Key 102 Gold Label (gold keyboard)
Replies: 23
Views: 1069

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

Looks great! Thicker doubleshots are the way to go for blue alps - at least, in my opinion =)

The spacebar stab. wire sticking out like that looks kinda funny - like it has little feet, hahaha.
by //gainsborough
16 Feb 2019, 00:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22217
Views: 1065141

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh it definitely is! I feel like shipping cost is modeled by an exponential function rather than a linear one. me: got 3 packages going to the UK! PO guy: sounds good let's hear it me: First one is 2lbs PO guy: Righto, that'll be $28.23 me: Sounds right - next one is 3lbs 2oz PO: guy: Okay, lookin' ...
by //gainsborough
16 Feb 2019, 00:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22217
Views: 1065141

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

IBM 5140 at a somewhat reasonable price and shipping cost (USA): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Working-Vintage-IBM-Model-5140-PC-Convertible-Computer-Laptop-512k-Ram-More/292954191588?hash=item44356e36e4:g:vCoAAOSwHDdcN4QY:rk:1:pf:0 Is that the model that has SKCM browns in it? If so someone scored a gr...
by //gainsborough
12 Feb 2019, 06:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Samsung keyboard made for VTI Personal Computers
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Samsung keyboard made for VTI Personal Computers

Damn that is a clean board! Great pics as always, my dude!

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