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by Drclick
07 Aug 2019, 03:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

May I ask what type of solenoid you used in this picture here? I am interested in finding one for a Model F using the xwhatsit controller and it seems the IBM ones are tough to come by. Was hoping to find something compatible on eBay. Cheers! I got them from Taobao . And you can find them on ebay u...
by Drclick
13 Jun 2019, 17:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

All components are soldered, including Atmega32u4 controller. :D
by Drclick
10 Jun 2019, 20:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

abrahamstechnology wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 20:18
Do the Omrons work int the SKCC plate? Or do they need a different one?
They are different, SKCC plate hole size is 14mm but Omron is 13.5mm.
by Drclick
10 Jun 2019, 11:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Omron75, the year of B3G-S omrons
Replies: 30
Views: 6497

Re: Omron75, the year of B3G-S omrons

Very nice work!
My NOS tactile white swithces from taobao are more wobbly than alps sliders, how about yours?
by Drclick
08 Jun 2019, 11:55
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Leading Edge DC-2014 review (Alps SKCM Blue)
Replies: 6
Views: 1825

Re: Leading Edge DC-2014 review (Alps SKCM Blue)

My DC-2014 uses long white switchplate blue Alps, I think they sound better than grey switchplate ones.
by Drclick
01 Jun 2019, 03:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle! Are those pre-Alps blues? Perhaps ForwarD Electronics? Pretty sure 'FD' means ForwarD Electronics. I don't think they are pre-Alps blues, some early blues have black switchplate, as far as I know. so to be clear, the only switches with the complicated switchplate are the o...
by Drclick
31 May 2019, 17:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

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Really weird keyboard, I thought they were normal SKCM blues.
But most of them have 'FD' logo on the bottom! (not SKBM, grey switchplate)
Unfortunately, I thrown out the PCB yesterday, so no more useful information :cry:
by Drclick
30 May 2019, 20:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 14750

Re: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

Make sure you have clear photos of caps, or you can't put them back to the right place after you take them off :lol:
by Drclick
30 May 2019, 20:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

Updated and they are now available here
by Drclick
09 May 2019, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

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Acer 6023 :D
by Drclick
09 May 2019, 10:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

Chyros wrote:
09 May 2019, 09:34

EDIT: also, did you say 6023?
Yes, it looks like a keyboard for SunOS. I will post more pics later.
by Drclick
09 May 2019, 09:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hey guys, I found a acer 6023 keyboard long ago and I have time to clean it today. I thought they were faded skcm blues but there are some bulges in the stem :o Remind me of gainsborough's KB-101A/TK So they are not faded blues? Any other ALPS stem like this? https://i.imgur.com/BGRncSg.jpg https://...
by Drclick
07 May 2019, 14:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

Sup wrote:
07 May 2019, 14:40
Those key caps looks super nice. From what board did you harvest those?
IBM 5556 Multistation Keyboards :D
by Drclick
07 May 2019, 14:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

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I tested the solenoid using a Xwhatsit solenoid driver and it works great. There is enough space for them in the plastic case.
The new version of PCB will be done very soon.
by Drclick
07 May 2019, 13:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

depletedvespene wrote:
05 May 2019, 05:08
What do you think? Could something like this be workable?
If you use SKCC switches to do it, the top row keys will be really tall. How about Cherry low-profile switches?
by Drclick
02 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

Wow, great work! Do the Alps stabilizers have enough clearance from the B3G-S switches? They are running smoothly, my few keys are overly thick for B3G-S (F, J, Spacebars). Most of alps caps should be fine. https://i.imgur.com/uFLUQEs.jpg Hell yes, very cool! Would def pick a PCB/plate up if you li...
by Drclick
29 Apr 2019, 04:12
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

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The omron prototype, JIS layout :D
by Drclick
29 Apr 2019, 04:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

Re: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

And answer some questions here: Do you plan to run a GB or open-source the schematics or something? :) I don't want to run a GB because price of pcb+plate is about $20, but shipping fee will be more than $30 from China. That's really weird. So I will put them on TaoBao, maybe find a proxy can save y...
by Drclick
29 Apr 2019, 04:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build
Replies: 32
Views: 5064

PingJunior: 60% PingMaster build

Hello guys. Some people are very interested in my new PingJunior build, so I decided to start a new topic here. I have a Pingmaster keyboard that I get from eBay , this keyboard is really awesome, smooth switches and thick doubleshot caps. But it's too big for me so I made a custom pcb to turn it in...
by Drclick
29 Apr 2019, 02:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question regarding IBM 5576 and their two-part keycaps fitting on SKCM/SKCL switches
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Question regarding IBM 5576 and their two-part keycaps fitting on SKCM/SKCL switches

I can confirm. Maybe you can try to get some IBM 5556 caps, they are made for skcl greens.
by Drclick
27 Apr 2019, 13:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

scottc wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 10:20
Whoah! Did you design the PCB and plate yourself? I’d love to get one of these.
Yes, this is a prototype and I need to fix some little problems.
by Drclick
27 Apr 2019, 07:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

//gainsborough wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 07:21
Woahhhh!!!! That's so cool! What's it sound like?
I used FR-4 plate so it's pingless and I'm working on adding a solenoid or buzzer.
Switches are NOS from TaoBao, alpha keys feel great but I still need to lube multi wide keys to make them better.
by Drclick
27 Apr 2019, 06:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

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My PingJunior build 8-)
by Drclick
26 Apr 2019, 20:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HP 110 laptop switches?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: HP 110 laptop switches?

by Drclick
17 Apr 2019, 17:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

Chyros wrote:
17 Apr 2019, 15:28
Indeed! Also interesting to see SKCM Cream with a logo, don't think I've seen that before. Also fairly rare to see a non-NeXT with them in!
In the Wiki there is a photo with logo, but I'm don't know where that came from.
by Drclick
17 Apr 2019, 17:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do B3G-S switches fit into standard Cherry plates?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Do B3G-S switches fit into standard Cherry plates?

Cherry plates use 14mm*14mm hole size, 13.5mm*13.5mm will be fine for B3G-S according to specification. https://deskthority.net/w/images/f/f4/Omron_B3G-S_specification_1986.pdf I'm also working on a project about B3G-S switches and I can get two variants NOS B3G-S switches from Taobao. Tactile white...
by Drclick
17 Apr 2019, 06:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3285
Views: 167103

Re: Alps Appreciation

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748817608_fc51bd47d9_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748818108_667447f8bc_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33748817898_96107367fe_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47573352392_b53e1af14a_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/467...
by Drclick
02 Apr 2019, 21:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry G80-9002SBS
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Cherry G80-9002SAS

samuelcable wrote:
02 Apr 2019, 21:11
very cool find! are the switches clears? dumb question i know but theres a few rare white type mx switches
Unfortunately, they are all normal cherry clears.
by Drclick
02 Apr 2019, 21:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cherry G80-9002SBS
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Cherry G80-9002SBS

Never seen this before. I don't know how to make it work because it need 12 volts power supply :cry: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7832/47521002551_69f1253a8f_h.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/47521002521_d8692aab0e_h.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/32578496347_a485a5ea20_h.jpg http...

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