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by adamcobabe
Yesterday, 19:47
Forum: News
Topic: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch
Replies: 25
Views: 842

Re: Modern Beamspring? - The Silo Beam Switch

I am puzzled why they compromise their design with legacy constraints like the Cherry body pattern and stem design, when the latter is identified as making the unit taller than it needs to be. It appears to be an admission that the keycap tail is wagging the dog and resulting in a lesser design. Yo...
by adamcobabe
Yesterday, 11:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Resources /guides for beamspring maintenance? Are there any?

Yeah, I would suggest a full restoration too. There are many good beamspring restoration logs on Deskthority. Just do a search.The main things you need to do are remove rust and replace the foam which has usually turned into a sticky tar. One suggestion that I would add is to be careful removing rus...
by adamcobabe
23 Mar 2019, 02:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3023
Views: 114206

Re: Alps Appreciation

Interesting, what is the spacebar from?
by adamcobabe
22 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (cleanup and conversion)
Replies: 28
Views: 1766

Re: Magnavox VideoWriter keyboard (cleanup and conversion)

I'm very interested too. Please elaborate, snacks. :) What do you remove, what do you add? Is there a way to get rid of the long wire under the Teensy? Thanks.
by adamcobabe
21 Mar 2019, 11:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2074
Views: 98891

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

Nice. It is a goal to have these compatible with old boards as well? Won't having both the XT and AT style "alignment notches" mean the barrels can't be used without modification? Lots more XT boards out there, but AT style seems cleaner. More importantly, AT would reduce the number of holes and the...
by adamcobabe
18 Mar 2019, 15:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

If a large quantity is ordered, the price may go down. How many white Alps switches are available? I would buy more if there are a lot, but I don't want to be greedy if there are others interested. There are more than 5000. Do not worry. Nice. Maybe I'm overestimating the interest, but I don't thin...
by adamcobabe
18 Mar 2019, 11:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

lsoelxi wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 02:01
If a large quantity is ordered, the price may go down.
How many white Alps switches are available? I would buy more if there are a lot, but I don't want to be greedy if there are others interested.
by adamcobabe
17 Mar 2019, 21:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: [IC] NOS Alps SKCM White, Futaba MA41

I would like some White Alps too. 220 would be amazing.
by adamcobabe
16 Mar 2019, 18:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2074
Views: 98891

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

lot_lizard wrote:
15 Mar 2019, 20:25
So if we can potentially squeeze something in without impacting overall schedule, we MIGHT. Plus it’s something to yik-yak about while we watch paint dry :)
Sounds great. Thanks for the clarification.
by adamcobabe
15 Mar 2019, 12:15
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2074
Views: 98891

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I'm new to this awesome project. Really excited about it coming back from limbo. There has been so much great work done so far. Here are my two cents. Custom flippers and barrels are low on my wish list for a potential GB. Perhaps switches could be part of a phase 1.1 or phase 2? Seems like getting ...
by adamcobabe
13 Mar 2019, 13:18
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2074
Views: 98891

Re: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)

I would love to join a GB too.
by adamcobabe
11 Mar 2019, 16:25
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model M SSK Barrel Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: IBM Model M SSK Barrel Plate

fohat wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 13:18
You can get the regular one and cut off the right side.

They are the same, IBM was fanatical about conformity and interchangeability.
Do Unicomp sell the full size one? Not sure they do anymore, either.
by adamcobabe
11 Mar 2019, 12:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Model M SSK Barrel Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 150

IBM Model M SSK Barrel Plate

I want to buy an IBM Model M SSK barrel plate. Received one that was broken in two parts. I can probably glue the two halves back together, but I'd rather not have to do that. This particular SSK was from '87, but any era that fits would be fine, I guess. I don't think Unicomp sells them anymore, un...
by adamcobabe
06 Mar 2019, 12:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22266
Views: 1108333

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh, please. How much? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bloomberg-Terminal-Chiclet-keyboard-one-of-the-earliest-from-the-1980s/223436264348 Obviously the seller is waiting for Bloomberg himself to make a bid :lol: :roll: Perhaps Bloomberg himself is contained within the keyboard. :mrgreen: If that k...
by adamcobabe
01 Mar 2019, 18:37
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3278 powder coat color
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: IBM 3278 powder coat color

Interested to see what we can all find. I'm debating whether or not to paint one of mine too. I want to match the original paint as much as possible. Need to paint the inside steel parts for sure, unless there is a way to recreate the heat treatment. I will probably just go with black on those piece...
by adamcobabe
25 Feb 2019, 12:34
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 5140 keys and 7u Alps spacebar
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: [WTB] IBM 5140 keys and IBM Pingmaster cables

I've sent you a PM back. That will get me most of the way there. Thanks, Orihalcon!
by adamcobabe
25 Feb 2019, 00:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 5140 keys and 7u Alps spacebar
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: [WTB] IBM 5140 keys and IBM Pingmaster cables

Happy to buy full 5140 keycap sets too. :)
by adamcobabe
21 Feb 2019, 17:46
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM 5140 keys and 7u Alps spacebar
Replies: 3
Views: 189

[WTB] IBM 5140 keys and 7u Alps spacebar

Looking for a few items:

-IBM 5140 "Ctrl" keycap (x1)

-7u Alps mount spacebar with Alps style stabilizers to match 5140 keycaps (x2)

-Original IBM "Pingmaster" cable (2+)
If you've converted your Pingmaster by replacing the original cable (with the DB9 connector), I'd like to buy it.
by adamcobabe
11 Feb 2019, 20:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22266
Views: 1108333

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Just about shat myself thinking this might have been a beamspring from the looks of it. It was not, however. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113633107814 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beehive-International-DM5A-Computer-Terminal-Green-Monochrome-Monitor-/...
by adamcobabe
07 Feb 2019, 03:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22266
Views: 1108333

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cherry ... 3529479849

This little guy is pretty cool. Anyone know what it is? Looks like it has Cherry M8 switches. Neat.
by adamcobabe
06 Feb 2019, 18:19
Forum: For sale
Topic: [ENDED] WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.
Replies: 24
Views: 2166

Re: WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.

zrrion wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 17:20
I should have one, I'll have to check when I get home from work.
That's great! Thank you.
by adamcobabe
05 Feb 2019, 13:41
Forum: For sale
Topic: [ENDED] WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.
Replies: 24
Views: 2166

Re: WTS/WTT Some vintage stuff.

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Do you have a left arrow key with the green sub-legend? I need one for a Model M SSK.
by adamcobabe
28 Jan 2019, 23:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22266
Views: 1108333

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

How would one shop there? :| [serious].
by adamcobabe
17 Jan 2019, 01:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3023
Views: 114206

Re: Alps Appreciation

Bought it off a user here as an “unknown blue alps board”, so didn’t play the “Ebay Chicony gamble” this time. :)
by adamcobabe
17 Jan 2019, 01:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3023
Views: 114206

Re: Alps Appreciation

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Blue alps Chicony. This and a Chicony logo on the cable were the only manufacturer designations i could find. No model sticker. Pretty happy about the NKRO.
by adamcobabe
03 Jan 2019, 22:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: Free stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 731

PM sent.
by adamcobabe
06 Nov 2018, 12:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22266
Views: 1108333

by adamcobabe
04 Nov 2018, 02:25
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Datadesk Switchboard review (Alps SKCM White)
Replies: 8
Views: 460

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SWITcHBOARD-Th ... 3908188187

Here's one with a trackball ...if you have a cool $500 in your pocket.

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