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by flowerlandfilms
09 Jun 2020, 20:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: A Japanese Keyboard Adventure

I am also on the trail of these mysterious SMK boards with various manufacturer rebrands.
Please let me know if you come across any with transparent caps.
by flowerlandfilms
09 Jun 2020, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Not at the moment, plus I'm in Aus so the shipping would likely be pretty bad, but give me a message as I do need to clear out/sell some stuff soon. I did try making them ANSI with a couple of SGI dyesubs, but unfortunately the different fonts, colours and keycap shapes didn't really work that well...
by flowerlandfilms
21 Dec 2019, 08:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Muirium wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 22:42
Yup. I’ve got a Zenith laptop board with the blue ones, which aren’t stellar but there’s plenty worse out there, besides: the caps are wonderful!
They are great caps, I prefer the grey ones from my Toshiba laptop aesthetically, but quality wise they are top notch.
by flowerlandfilms
21 Dec 2019, 08:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Grabbed a Zenith for cheap because I love laptops with mechanicals. Turns out to to have Alps integrated Domes, beautiful double shots though. zenith1.jpg zenith2.jpg Nice keycaps... Still regretting I haven't bought a similar Zenith laptop, the seller didn't want to send it and I was to lazy to pi...
by flowerlandfilms
19 Dec 2019, 01:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Grabbed a Zenith for cheap because I love laptops with mechanicals.
Turns out to to have Alps integrated Domes, beautiful double shots though.
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by flowerlandfilms
13 Dec 2019, 19:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Been coveting this for my transparent Alps collection for a long time, finally got one for a sensible price. It's the Macway version of the Filco Skeleton, and others, from the Strongman series. Would prefer a PC version but just happy to have one at all. Were the Filco/Macway transparent keyboards...
by flowerlandfilms
11 Dec 2019, 20:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Been coveting this for my transparent Alps collection for a long time, finally got one for a sensible price.
It's the Macway version of the Filco Skeleton, and others, from the Strongman series.
Would prefer a PC version but just happy to have one at all.
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by flowerlandfilms
23 Oct 2019, 15:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 4674

Re: The Off-Topic Brutally Honest Photography Thread

That Hitler car is blocking the view of the beautiful beach ! Yeah, Hitler cars will do that. Here's a picture of a Hitler car blocking a view of Hitler. Hitler Volkswagen.png The composition of this Hitler and his cronies photo is horrible. Hitler is clearly supposed to be the focal point, but is ...
by flowerlandfilms
23 Oct 2019, 15:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1690
Views: 104416

Re: Re:

Literally in all existance, why is there politcal poop on a keyboard forum? Jesus christ go on ResetEra for godsake. You're in the off-topic forum. Nobody dragged you here. Off topic but on point. As a progressive I feel all vintage keyboards should be automatically registered to vote when they tur...
by flowerlandfilms
22 Oct 2019, 05:58
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: NO LONGER AVAILABLE - Focus 727/747 Blue Alps (1987) open for trade offers
Replies: 17
Views: 6737

Re: Focus 727/747 Blue Alps (1987) open for trade offers

I have a terminal Model F, I would trade that.
Am in Australia.
by flowerlandfilms
22 Oct 2019, 05:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 381
Views: 52899

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

No Vikings wore horned helmets.
Wenches be legit though.
by flowerlandfilms
21 Oct 2019, 15:25
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 381
Views: 52899

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I don't think Pulp Fiction is a good movie.
The Bruce Willis revenge part is okay, but the rest is just scummy drug dealers shooting each other, why should I give a shit?
Because I don't, I don't give a shit.
by flowerlandfilms
21 Oct 2019, 07:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?
Replies: 26
Views: 4397

Re: Why are alps keyboards not as popular?

The short answer, which is quite long, is because Alps is a massive Japanese conglomerate, that makes all kinds of buttons, switches, dials and input devices/electronics, and at some point in the 90's a businessman saw on a balance sheet that everyone was going rubber dome and there was no point pro...
by flowerlandfilms
17 Oct 2019, 16:14
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23886
Views: 1864511

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Needed something to store my keyboards in, so I bought a Compaq Server cabinet from a Tile shop for 100 bucks.
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by flowerlandfilms
17 Oct 2019, 16:06
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Silicon Graphics 32 Key Programmable
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Re: Silicon Graphics 32 Key Programmable

I ended up doing this to it, still going strong.

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by flowerlandfilms
27 Sep 2019, 08:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

I have now!
Interesting, now LED holes though, can't be picky and choosy with Alps though.
by flowerlandfilms
25 Sep 2019, 12:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3599
Views: 274253

Re: Alps Appreciation

Ok, so I got my Atessa finally from Yahoo Auctions, I was poor at the time so I had to choose Seamail, and it's taken months. Another transparent Alps board for the collection, but there is some weirdness here. I have no experience with black Alps, my At-101 had white, but these feel wrong for what ...
by flowerlandfilms
19 Sep 2019, 13:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D
Replies: 21
Views: 2895

Re: Where is your god of clicks now?! :D

...wood is the future...
by flowerlandfilms
17 Sep 2019, 01:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

That is awesome! Thanks andrewjoy, i'd like to something a bit more elaborate for the next one, but I'm not sure what yet. I was thinking of getting a wooden case made for standard filco etc TKLs but do it as lots of layers of wood ( a bit like the acrylic cases.) End grain plywood can look quite g...
by flowerlandfilms
12 Sep 2019, 23:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

Yeah I love this: the case, the caps, the leds, the labels, all look great. Although, the little bit of overhang on the flat plane label makes me fidgety. ;) When I see this kind of thing I'm reminded how much I'd like to get a custom dye sub setup like https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/...
by flowerlandfilms
12 Sep 2019, 03:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

andrewjoy wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 18:33
That is awesome!
Thanks andrewjoy, i'd like to something a bit more elaborate for the next one, but I'm not sure what yet.
by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 23:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

And with that I think this build is finished! I still need to drill a whole in back for the cable, and add some rubber feet maybe. I might make a second one for the right side, and hopefully I can fix some of my errors on that one. But it works great, it's so satisfying pushing a cube and generating...
by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 23:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

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by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

Who likes LEDs?!
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by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 23:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

Need to redo one blue wire which is bad for some reason, but it accepted the code seemingly without other issues.
by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 23:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

And here are the legends!
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by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 22:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

Teensy wiring all done!
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by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 21:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

Teensy wiring half done.
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by flowerlandfilms
10 Sep 2019, 21:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)
Replies: 43
Views: 6943

Re: flowerlandfilms ELH-38 (Yellow Alps)

These editing keycaps are quite plentiful, so modifying them a bit is no huge crime. Pad printed, so I've found a light go with 600 Grit is enough to take off the lettering, without leaving striations on the surface. Plus it leaves a smooth canvas to put my new legends on. I'm using Avery clear labe...

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