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by adamcobabe
Yesterday, 21:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Keyboard Photogrammetry
Replies: 20
Views: 566

Re: Keyboard Photogrammetry

These are fun. I would second the suggestion to use a lazy susan type device. It doesn't need to be automatic, though that's nice. Just add some clock ticks on the edge and rotate it by hand. I work in visual effects and I've seen the capture people use that method. I'd also suggest getting rid of t...
by adamcobabe
03 Dec 2019, 22:49
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4425
Views: 288687

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

Hello Guys How much is this IBM Model M50 worth?? https://imgur.com/gallery/3HskMLC It's in NIB condition Unicomp just sold a handful of them in NIB condition for Black Friday. I don't remember the exact price, but it was under $100, I believe. Granted that was a promotion to give Unicomp some good...
by adamcobabe
24 Nov 2019, 05:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 81
Views: 8883

Re: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers

Does anyone know where the original BOM lists can be found for the xwhatsit beamspring and solenoid controllers? Where did the parts list above come from? I don't think they exist in the zip files on OSH Park. The original xwhatsit post doesn't seem to exist anymore. I can use the list above for th...
by adamcobabe
24 Nov 2019, 03:52
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers
Replies: 81
Views: 8883

Re: [IC] xwhatsit Beam Spring controllers

Does anyone know where the original BOM lists can be found for the xwhatsit beamspring and solenoid controllers? Where did the parts list above come from? I don't think they exist in the zip files on OSH Park. The original xwhatsit post doesn't seem to exist anymore. I can use the list above for the...
by adamcobabe
23 Nov 2019, 19:07
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Want to buy Chicony KB-5161
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Want to buy Chicony KB-5161

I'm looking for an excellent condition Chicony KB-5161 with ANY Alps-style switches. I have a nice blue Alps version, but my case is pretty yellowed. I want to swap the internals.
by adamcobabe
15 Nov 2019, 00:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement

No offline, not a deal breaker.
Would pay more to avoid modding the case.
I only own the newer fk-5001 and an fk-9000.
by adamcobabe
05 Nov 2019, 11:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?
Replies: 60
Views: 3292

Re: Would it be possible for someone to recreate the SKCM blue alps switch?

I have to say I have never seen an alps switch in person so my opinion will have to be taken with a grain of salt. Everyone assumes that an mx/alps hybrid will have the nexus slider and that causes the stability concern. But what if there was an alternative, expand the rail system in size so that a...
by adamcobabe
23 Oct 2019, 13:32
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4425
Views: 288687

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

How much is a IBM 3101 in this condition worth? Note: that's a sticker on the enter key, it is not worn. Probably a $1000 at auction on ebay, I've been looking for one of these. Best of luck selling/trading it! :) I just recently bought a 3101 on ebay in much better condition for ~$850, So in that ...
by adamcobabe
17 Sep 2019, 18:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!
Replies: 15474
Views: 1035641

Re: Round 5 and Round 6 kits for sale!

I'm looking for few caps from round6. Blue (white legends) Tsangan caps, I believe they are called: 2x 1.5u CTRL 2x 1.5u ALT 2x 1u Win or something like that Anyone have some of these? Best of luck. I spent a lot of time trying to track down those keys as well from 7bit's leftovers. I'm still looki...
by adamcobabe
06 Sep 2019, 15:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 3868

Re: Some bolt modding questions

I highly recommend using a soldering iron with an old sharp tip to melt some pilot holes for the drill. I have tried that method, but it pushes up a rim of plastic that may or not be balanced. Easier and more precise is to use the smallest spherical burr tip in your Dremel. What do you think about ...
by adamcobabe
06 Sep 2019, 15:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 3868

Re: Some bolt modding questions

I highly recommend using a soldering iron with an old sharp tip to melt some pilot holes for the drill. I have tried that method, but it pushes up a rim of plastic that may or not be balanced. Easier and more precise is to use the smallest spherical burr tip in your Dremel. Nice! If you have a Drem...
by adamcobabe
06 Sep 2019, 14:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 3868

Re: Some bolt modding questions

If you're only doing a partial mod, then a partial disassembly is obviously the only way. Full disassembly gives you the ability to clean the barrel plate better. It also makes it possible to cut the leftover rivets flush. Super dusty specimens are hard to clean between all the barrels. Blue badge m...
by adamcobabe
06 Sep 2019, 13:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some bolt modding questions
Replies: 54
Views: 3868

Re: Some bolt modding questions

If you decide to do a bolt mod, I highly recommend using a soldering iron with an old sharp tip to melt some pilot holes for the drill. Use the tip to melt a bit of the plastic for each hole. If you don't, it's very easy for the drill to slip off the smooth plastic and make a janky shredded-up, poor...
by adamcobabe
17 Aug 2019, 13:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Switchplate Restore.
Replies: 18
Views: 1651

Re: Beamspring Switchplate Restore.

701c wrote:
17 Aug 2019, 04:45
I found a couple of places that will strip off the zinc, and then re-plate it for around $140.
Has anyone had any experience in getting their beamspring plates re-plated in zinc?
No, but I'm also looking for a shop that will do that here in London. Will let you know if I figure it out.
by adamcobabe
11 Aug 2019, 22:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps

Yes! Can you part with them? Hopefully we can work out a deal. :)
by adamcobabe
11 Aug 2019, 16:19
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps

ISO versions of the standard model M also sometimes have these legends, at least according to my Googling. The wire is irrelevant, with the exception of the spacebar. They just need to have the stem that goes into the insert. Found some more images of M122s with the caps off and they definitely have...
by adamcobabe
11 Aug 2019, 15:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps

Nah, I've seen them on Model M-122 boards for sure. I'm just unsure if they are the wire stabilized versions of the keycaps. Sounds like probably not?
by adamcobabe
11 Aug 2019, 14:34
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps

I’m restoring an IBM model F-122 and I want to update the wire-stabilized keycaps and use the barrel inserts instead. Don’t want to have to deal with broken stabilizer clips on the plate, etc. I’m looking to buy the following replacement second gen keycaps: backspace iso return long shift numpad zer...
by adamcobabe
10 Aug 2019, 18:55
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 1455

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Fkazim wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 09:42
I have now got a Beamspring Thank you everyone for your input :D
Do tell. Where did you find it?
by adamcobabe
10 Aug 2019, 15:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: (Model MF) Remodeling the Model M (aka.. the Mara)
Replies: 2083
Views: 122124

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

We're fast approaching September, which was the month we were planning to do this GB right?
by adamcobabe
06 Aug 2019, 15:46
Forum: For sale
Topic: All Soarer's Converters Back in Stock! 20% OFF this week only!
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: All Soarer's Converters Back in Stock! 20% OFF this week only!

Any estimate on new xwhatsit beamspring and solenoid controllers?
by adamcobabe
15 Jul 2019, 13:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hyper 7 Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Hyper 7 Keycaps

You might be able to cobble together enough SA profile POS keys (the 2u keys at the top) from people on Deskthority. I have a few gray keys from Round 5 leftovers, not enough for a full Hyper 7 build, though. Or just use all 1u keys instead for even more keys! :)
by adamcobabe
15 Jul 2019, 13:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Hyper 7 Keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Hyper 7 Keycaps

Yeah, DSA Ferrous is basically the only option. The Hyper 7 Round 6 space cadet inspired caps from 7bit are basically unobtainium now. I think there were only a handful made.
by adamcobabe
14 Jul 2019, 19:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 1788

Re: Help: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

Maybe use some isopropyl alcohol instead of oil.
by adamcobabe
30 Jun 2019, 14:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359271

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/q272510774 A really cool keeb I couldn't find any info on. From the keycaps and the pink leds it should have Fujitsu Leaf Spring switches, but I'm not 100% sure It looks like it sat in the exact same position, exposed to the sun at a specific angle for years! Loo...
by adamcobabe
23 Jun 2019, 19:52
Forum: For sale
Topic: Beamspring with NUMPAD!
Replies: 24
Views: 2076

Re: Beamspring with NUMPAD!

Not really, no. Ridiculously overpriced.
by adamcobabe
17 Jun 2019, 00:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Xwhatsit for Beamspring - any available?

Yeah, I need one too. Orihalcon told me he would have more in about 4 weeks, about 4 weeks ago. So, we should follow up with him.
by adamcobabe
09 Jun 2019, 18:30
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Leading Edge DC-2014 review (Alps SKCM Blue)
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

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

Chyros, do you have a link for setting up that Pro Micro converter?
by adamcobabe
08 Jun 2019, 16:14
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 50
Views: 5044

Re: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)

I had an issue with the 5251 where the Xwhatsit would slide side to side and contact the wrong trace pads, though that was more of a columns issue. Long shot, but I am wondering if maybe the plating is affecting the capacitance as nickel is ferromagnetic. I'm not an expert in physics though so, mayb...
by adamcobabe
08 Jun 2019, 15:46
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Leading Edge DC-2014 review (Alps SKCM Blue)
Replies: 6
Views: 2331

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

One weak point of this design is the use of rubber spacers/bumpers to isolate the PCB from the case. They sort of snap into holes on the inside of the back of the board. Over time the rubber hardens and becomes brittle. Most of mine have broken in two pieces. I would love to find a replacement for t...

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