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by just_add_coffee
14 Nov 2019, 17:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [Interest Check] FK-5001/9000 calculator replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 1156

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

AWESOME!
1. I kinda do like the offline availability, but it's not a dealbreaker.

2. Whichever you deem as looking the best. I'm willing to pay more for a high-resolution display and/or modifying the case.

3. Whatever you decide. I'm mostly interested in the 5001 and 9000 models.

Can't wait!
by just_add_coffee
19 Dec 2018, 20:10
Forum: For sale
Topic: Blue Selectric I keyset for IBM Beamspring boards
Replies: 45
Views: 3387

Let's see an entire Selectric I Re-Furbished, Serviced And Tested sold for $450 + $59 shipping. What a bunch of bollocks parting out just the keys. selectric.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Blue-Keys-IBM-Antique-Selectric-I-Red-Vintage-1960s-Typewriter-/323568957705?hash=item4b56367909%3Ag%3AS2cA...
by just_add_coffee
18 Aug 2018, 19:48
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Ortek MCK-142Pro review (Alps SKCM White)
Replies: 13
Views: 969

As always, great review!

I wonder if there is an alternative controller that would make programming it easier and also allow it to work properly with Mac. Xwhatsit has a 128-key max. Anyone know of something larger and just as easy to use?
by just_add_coffee
27 Jul 2018, 23:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

And what did you use for the circuit board? Nothing. I handwired it, essentially following Orihalcon's guide . The Xwhatsit allows for 8 rows and 16 columns for a total of 128 keys and so you have to wire accordingly. There's certainly a smarter way of doing that than I did and the result would loo...
by just_add_coffee
26 Jul 2018, 01:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

So you rebuilt the whole thing? How much of the original is left besides the case? Ummmm ... most of the switch plate and ummmm ... yep ... that's about it. Once I decided that I wanted to put these keycaps on it, I needed a standard bottom row and that necessitated ditching the PCB and altering th...
by just_add_coffee
24 Jul 2018, 17:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Several of thems fighting words in the OP, but the result looks nice indeed. It's what the youngins call bait . :evilgeek: Seriously though, I feel that the new Kailh switches have been superior to Cherry/Gateron in every instance that I've been able to make a comparison. And the box switches in pa...
by just_add_coffee
23 Jul 2018, 19:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

JP! wrote: That's very cool. Do you call it the blue battleship?
How about The Blue Whale? :lol:
by just_add_coffee
23 Jul 2018, 19:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

apparently you weren't a fan of the vintage clears though :0 I was just kidding around. What constitutes a good switch is a subjective experience really. But personally, I do like the clears (and vintage blacks) a heck of a lot more than the Cherry or Gateron MX browns, and I despise greens and esp...
by just_add_coffee
23 Jul 2018, 17:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Dingster wrote: Woa what a beauty. Could we get a typing test? :o
Maybe! First I need to figure out how to record everything and upload it. And probably clean stuff around here so that y'all don't see how much of a slob I am.
by just_add_coffee
23 Jul 2018, 17:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Chyros wrote: Ah, a Duet! I've had my eyes on them for a long time. I wonder how heavy they are. Also didn't know they came with a solenoid.
They didn't. :D

I don't have a scale to weigh it but, from experience, the weight is certainly in the ballpark of an F122.
by just_add_coffee
23 Jul 2018, 16:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Chyron Duet Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Chyron Duet Project

I like big boards. I cannot lie. And I like curves. And blue. AND LOUD!!! So when I discovered that this keyboard existed, my OCD kicked into overdrive. Before: https://i.imgur.com/VKBn3Co.jpg I wanted to replace the archaic, vastly inferior ISO layout with a modern, far superior ANSI layout, comple...
by just_add_coffee
08 Jun 2018, 20:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1740

I think I want to try to trade this board for a new project, ideally something weird, that I haven't tried before, and with more keys. I don't really care if it's new or vintage. Maybe someone has a 142-key monstrosity and they would prefer a more minimalist keyboard like this.
by just_add_coffee
03 Jun 2018, 19:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1740

Lubed hall effect switches, should be very nice I guess, since I never typed on one. The lay-out would drive me nuts, though. Are they mx compatible? They're Maxi-switch Vintage Linears . I've got some hall effect boards, but I have no idea how to get them working yet. Yeah, the layout isn't fun. T...
by just_add_coffee
03 Jun 2018, 19:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Ninja M modification process
Replies: 19
Views: 1868

Very, VERY cool and inspiring! Thank you for sharing this!
by just_add_coffee
03 Jun 2018, 19:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cybernetic Data Products Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1740

Let there be LUBE!!! https://i.imgur.com/kLjnu7e.jpg Liquid electrical tape FTW! https://i.imgur.com/773F9au.jpg If anyone knows of a more elegant solution than hot glue for preventing the switch from coming out when attempting to remove keycaps, I'd be very grateful. https://i.imgur.com/0bQwv2D.jpg...
by just_add_coffee
02 Jun 2018, 22:43
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] AT101/AT101W programable PCB
Replies: 55
Views: 2780

Elrick wrote: Definitely interested in having these PCBs with soldered on diodes.

PM'd the OP.
I'm willing to solder the diodes, for you or anyone who orders, for free. Just have to work out the shipping to you. I'll also do the Teensy++ also if you get it to me.
by just_add_coffee
11 May 2018, 19:36
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Omnikey PCB and Fullsize Customs (Round 2 opening soon)
Replies: 176
Views: 9845

martink wrote:
just_add_coffee wrote: Anyone else having this issue?
Someone on geekhack has reported the same problem.
Thanks. Found the thread ...
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94 ... msg2597486
by just_add_coffee
11 May 2018, 19:17
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Omnikey PCB and Fullsize Customs (Round 2 opening soon)
Replies: 176
Views: 9845

mike52787 wrote: please wear a respriator/mask, fiberglass dust is quite harmful to inhale.
Thank you for telling me. Because I would not have thought of that.

Edit: And I did not know what PCBs were made of either. Learning all sorts of new things today!
by just_add_coffee
11 May 2018, 19:12
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Omnikey PCB and Fullsize Customs (Round 2 opening soon)
Replies: 176
Views: 9845

worst case scenario it looks like you could remove the left hand f row cluser, remove some of the pcb material, and run jumper wires over to the main pcb. seems like the measurements were done wrong or something. EDIT: just to clarify, I mean remove some material from the left hand f key block, my ...
by just_add_coffee
11 May 2018, 18:16
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Omnikey PCB and Fullsize Customs (Round 2 opening soon)
Replies: 176
Views: 9845

Am I not understanding something, or are the left side function keys about ~5mm left-of-center (or everything else is ~5mm right-of-center)? IMG_20180510_152533.jpg I can line up either the function keys or everything else, but not both. Anyone else having this issue? Aside from that, this is one pr...
by just_add_coffee
27 Apr 2018, 16:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

I'm half tempted to get it and return it to its factory goodness... You could do that. But then you'd have an inferior keyboard that is more susceptible to rust, no alt keys, has a ridiculously stiff and hard-to-remove spacebar, and it wouldn't programmable. You can bellyache about not liking the b...
by just_add_coffee
27 Apr 2018, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

Yes, he's got a reputation of ruining old keyboards and has a presence on this very forum under the name just_add_coffee. The creations were heavily featured on the first couple of pages of this very thread until the images were removed from imgur. As to who buys these a abominations, I don't know,...
by just_add_coffee
20 Apr 2018, 15:56
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Hello
Replies: 17
Views: 3937

One of my first mechanical keyboards was a CoolerMaster Pro L RGB and I really liked it, BUT ... Removing the bezel/top of the case is far more difficult than it needs to be. I also had to file down the inside corners to keep DSA "Borealis" keycaps from getting stuck. And even with a decent desolder...
by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

As I often point out, it's similar to the "objectivism vs. subjectivism" conflict in consumer hi-end audio, even though many of the conservative keyboard collectors are hardline "subjectivists" with stances as irrational as the "keebtards", albeit in a different direction. It's funny. Here, depart ...
by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 20:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

digital_matthew wrote: Nah. Keycaps are too nice. ;)
Oh well. It's hard to top the purple and green of Troubled Minds. That's such a gorgeously tacky keyset. Whoever it's creator ... God bless 'em! :D
by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

codemonkeymike wrote: Are you trying to say you have the gaudiest ergodox on DT?
I was trying like hell. :D

One more try?

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by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 18:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

fohat wrote: Was that a metal space bar on that blue Model M?
No. It was an experiment in vinyl wrapping keys.
by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

Blaise170 wrote: Terrible choice of color scheme (orange, cyan, and red do not match) but otherwise not that bad.
You're right, though the top plate is more pinkish in real life than it photographs. Probably not much of an improvement to you however.

So how about red chrome?
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by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 18:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

kbdfr wrote: Do you still have the caps?
At least they could be given a decent final resting :mrgreen:
I have 'em. Still using the Spacebar. But if you want them, they're yours for the cost of shipping.
by just_add_coffee
13 Apr 2018, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37409

digital_matthew wrote: Vacuum tubes on anything equals totally awesome looking.
AMEN! :D

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