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by Aran.E99
05 Oct 2019, 09:31
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wyse F6 key; Esc key
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Wyse F6 key; Esc key

Edit: snagged another Wyse board with all the caps so I no longer need the cap.
by Aran.E99
25 Sep 2019, 13:33
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wyse F6 key; Esc key
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Wyse F6 key; Esc key

I'm looking for a Wyse cherry mount F6 key as well as an escape key (not prioritizing the escape but I'd like it for a custom layout I want to do on a WY-85 board)

Thanks!
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 21:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I think it's safe to say that it is just a protective film (which will stay on ;D ). Thanks for confirming that other UK made M's have domed badges. I'd totally buy a custom gold badge but I think I'd need to own a black model F firsthand... Step 1. Get Model F Step 2. Paint black and apply gold ba...
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 19:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I think it's safe to say that it is just a protective film (which will stay on ;D ). Thanks for confirming that other UK made M's have domed badges.

I'd totally buy a custom gold badge but I think I'd need to own a black model F firsthand...
by Aran.E99
20 Sep 2019, 16:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

That badge definitely looks similar to mine especially the faint vertical lines (not sure if that's on all square M badges). I'm guessing there was some overlap in the timeline of production but I'm still unsure how uncommon my badge is and more importantly what the history behind it is. Once I get ...
by Aran.E99
19 Sep 2019, 10:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Here are a few more images:
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I tried to get a good shot of the side but it is hard to tell if it is domed. You can see slight warping in the lettering which indicates the badge might not be flat.
by Aran.E99
19 Sep 2019, 10:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Thanks for all the replies! I will post some more pictures later when I have better lighting. If someone could post some high res photos of a regular square badge, that might help. One thing I noticed is that the badge does look gold around the edge (the small gap between the badge and the case) but...
by Aran.E99
17 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: IBM Model M with gold square badge?

I thought the film might still be on it but it doesn't feel like it wants to come off. I might just leave it as it is although it would be very nice to show off the badge. I didn't think of using a hair dryer - if I decide to remove it, I will try that. Thanks!
by Aran.E99
17 Sep 2019, 10:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M with gold square badge?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

IBM Model M with gold square badge?

Hi everyone, I finally got hold of a first gen model M (1390136) and noticed the badge was gold rather than silver. I assume this is because of discoloration/yellowing of the plastic/resin on top but I can't seem to find any other examples like it. Opinions?
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by Aran.E99
16 Sep 2019, 16:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

I got a Z150 with greens a while back and found that about 15 switches were dead. I tried soaking/shaking the switchplates in Isopropyl alcohol which worked for a few but not all. I ended up disassembling the switchplates on the remaining few and using a q-tip dipped in Isopropyl to remove the oxida...
by Aran.E99
09 Aug 2019, 19:15
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Datacomp Project
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Datacomp Project

Ah that makes sense. I've had many yellow boards from the same seller so it was probably just stored better unlike the others. I've got the keycaps stored in a box somewhere so I'll see how they feel when I find them. Either way, the legends are incredibly sharp and they look brand new even though t...
by Aran.E99
09 Aug 2019, 10:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Datacomp Project
Replies: 18
Views: 1602

Re: Datacomp Project

I love the look of these keyboards so much. I bought a beige one a while ago that came with pine SKCM whites and beautiful doubleshot ISO UK caps. While it is very unlikely, I think the caps are PBT because there isn't a single hint of yellowing despite the conditions the board was stored in. I'd be...
by Aran.E99
06 Aug 2019, 19:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)

Incredible stuff! I want to do something like that inside a keyboard build but I doubt it'll ever be seen.
by Aran.E99
06 Aug 2019, 15:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)

It really is a beautiful sight. I think I appreciate tidy wiring like this because of how much effort went into it (and that I can't do it as good :lol: ) I actually would like to know the exact date of when it was made but sadly this is the only one I can find. I'll see if there are any date codes ...
by Aran.E99
06 Aug 2019, 13:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)

Update: This will be slightly off topic but still relative to the keyboard in the original post. The same seller listed the actual terminal so I bought it. The thing weighs well over 15kg and is very big. I just thought I'd show some of the internals off: 20190806_120722.jpg logic boards 20190806_11...
by Aran.E99
06 Jul 2019, 15:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Thanks, I've still not decided exactly what I want to do yet but I'll figure it out as I go along :D
by Aran.E99
04 Jul 2019, 11:43
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

The saga continues... -------- Sorry about the lack of updates - I had to put this project on hold for others such as a guitar that I needed to finish assembling. -------- The Isopropyl alcohol arrived today so I decided to start cleaning/lubing the switches. I first poured some IPA onto the switch...
by Aran.E99
26 Jun 2019, 14:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3804
Views: 213141

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Regarding the Future FX-30: It arrived today so I took the back off to check the PCB for information. The rear side is branded with Cortron and the top side is branded Future Computers (GSK 8410). The bottom plastic (ABS) plate is what I can only describe as unnecessarily fucking thick. It measures ...
by Aran.E99
22 Jun 2019, 16:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3804
Views: 213141

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I guess I've seen seen the same model before then - it looks very familiar but I can't put my finger on it.
by Aran.E99
22 Jun 2019, 14:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3804
Views: 213141

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I recently bought this on ebay because it has ITW Magnetic Valves but other than that, there seems to be no information on it. The model is Future Computers FX30. Has anyone seen anything similar to this? I'm assuming it's a re-branded keyboard but I can't quite figure out which model.
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by Aran.E99
21 Jun 2019, 14:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298383

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

eXeP wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 14:03
2 interesting keyboards in this lot https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/o324638687
First one looks to have very good keycaps and my gut says Cherry/Alps.
Second one is a beauty too.
I love the keycaps on that NEC - shame it (almost certainly) uses NMB dome with sliders.
by Aran.E99
21 Jun 2019, 09:59
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4415
Views: 272742

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much would an old terminal board with ITW Low Profile Magnetic Valve switches be worth? I currently don't have any pictures but I will upload some in a few days once I get it.

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by Aran.E99
11 Jun 2019, 12:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22697
Views: 1298383

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

That's a Unitech K959 keyboard by the looks of it. I had a Walters branded one with MX blues. Nice keyboards but I'm not a fan of any MX so I couldn't get along with it. For the price, that is pretty decent.
by Aran.E99
27 May 2019, 10:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK

Thanks everyone! I will report back at some point when the keyboard is finished (or when I've managed to mess it up and need help :lol: )
by Aran.E99
26 May 2019, 23:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK

Thanks, I will take a look at that. I think the beeper I have might require something to drive it, but I admittedly haven't looked into it much. I will check out the datasheet tomorrow. I'm more curious how I can get a signal from the Teensy whenever I press a key but I suppose the link you supplied...
by Aran.E99
26 May 2019, 20:01
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Adding a beeper/buzzer to a Teensy/TMK

Hi everyone, I'm currently in the process of doing a Zenith Z-150 handwire/restoration and want to include the original built in beeper. There's a good chance I'd need some external circuitry to properly drive it as it might not be within the specifications of what a Teensy can drive. I'm wondering ...

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