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by hoaryhag
10 Nov 2017, 19:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moulds and tooling (continued)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

The bubbly plastic on the SMK clones is too much gas in the mix. It isn't a product of worn molds. Most likely it's just the best product they could get on their machine with their materials. Worn molds are gonna show themselves in minor part shape defects or texturing. Warping could be caused by to...
by hoaryhag
10 Nov 2017, 18:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moulds and tooling (continued)
Replies: 3
Views: 274

We are talking minimal tooling costs here. Keyswitch molds would be so small they would be like inserts themselves, set into an aluminum block, which is then set into the press platen. They could have had tiny inserts for rotating a typesetting or changing a label, or they may have just changed out ...
by hoaryhag
05 Nov 2017, 15:37
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

Which is easier, selling one or two at a time on ebay, or raking in the cash on geekhack. Considering they won't have to pay ebay fees and they are charging 25$ for shipping, I'd say they are making out like bandits. As far as him saying he doesn't want resellers, well, I don't see any room for prof...
by hoaryhag
03 Nov 2017, 02:33
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 454th MX Blue G80-1000 ever made?
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

The simple answer on the yellowing is oxidation. Everything oxidizes and there are additives in plastic to prevent early yellowing due to oxidation, uv exposure, thermal breakdown, etc. We also don't know what environment the keyboard was used in. Was it exposed to fumes, dirty air, etc. I would loo...
by hoaryhag
03 Nov 2017, 00:10
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 454th MX Blue G80-1000 ever made?
Replies: 20
Views: 1128

Plastic can yellow as raw pellets in unopened gaylord bins. Some scientific mumbo jumbo linked. The differing blues on this board are likely parts that should have been discarded because the color wasn't fully changed from plastic white to the desired blue, or someone forgot to refill the color hopp...
by hoaryhag
02 Nov 2017, 03:30
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Intelimouse classic, anyone tried one yet? Worth a buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Idk, Amazon has a couple reviews on this Intellimouse Classic that say the optical sensor just isn't up to par with the original. They may have tried too hard and not taken into consideration why the original was so well received.
by hoaryhag
01 Nov 2017, 23:14
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Intelimouse classic, anyone tried one yet? Worth a buy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

The original 3.0's are rare NIB. One sold for $200 the other week. But, yeah you can get a used one for $20. You need a product number starting in X08. The silver cover with black buttons. The others are remakes. If they come up with a new one that compares to the original, that would be great.
by hoaryhag
01 Nov 2017, 22:50
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Texas Instruments Low Profile Customizable Layout + Fat Brown Alps?
Replies: 78
Views: 5480

Also, I found this funny. I googled customizable because the spellchecker underscores it, and this pops up.

cus·tom·iz·a·ble
adjective
able to be modified to suit a particular individual or task.
"a customizable keyboard designed with the gamer in mind"
by hoaryhag
01 Nov 2017, 22:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Texas Instruments Low Profile Customizable Layout + Fat Brown Alps?
Replies: 78
Views: 5480

seebart wrote:
JP! wrote: A custom build would be interesting, not a lot of choices for keys though :lol:
Just do us all a favor and take enough usable pics for the wiki before you kill it OK ?!? :roll:
I would love to have one of these. It's already customizable. Please, don't hurt it. :cry:
by hoaryhag
18 Oct 2017, 21:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

These don't come up often, NIB X08 Intellimouse 3.0 wired.
https://goo.gl/fhsrhH
by hoaryhag
16 Oct 2017, 08:48
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: You must have watched the recent news already...
Replies: 33
Views: 3904

I decided my comment was likely inappropriate. ;)
by hoaryhag
16 Oct 2017, 07:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Interest Check] FSSK PCB
Replies: 20
Views: 1542

Any news on this?
by hoaryhag
06 Oct 2017, 00:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What glue to attach wires to case of old keyboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 471

I wasn't clear on what he is doing. His last sentence leads me to believe this ain't wire management. Anyway, yeah, hot glue if you are making a design with a lot of wires.
by hoaryhag
06 Oct 2017, 00:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What glue to attach wires to case of old keyboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 471

If you really need to use glue, use hot glue maybe? I second this, hot glue sounds perfect for you. That's what I was gonna say at first, till I realized he wanted the cables/wires outside of the case. How about using hot glue to adhere fasteners, or self adhesive fasteners. https://www.digikey.com...
by hoaryhag
05 Oct 2017, 23:49
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Question for Cherry MX Blue owners
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

If you try to circumvent the click and press it again, the key will have already gone into repeating mode because you held it down too long. The faster you let off the key, the faster you can press it again.
by hoaryhag
05 Oct 2017, 21:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What glue to attach wires to case of old keyboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 471

I sure wouldn't use acetone. Why not use cable management instead of glue... Look up some parts at digikey.
by hoaryhag
04 Oct 2017, 07:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps - PBT vs ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

I've worked at an injection molding plant making industrial shipping containers. Most Alps clone switches are devoid of branding and, unlike Cherry MX clones that all look different, Alps clones tend to all look virtually identical. The only identifying marks are the mould cavity numbers. From what...
by hoaryhag
03 Oct 2017, 07:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keycaps - PBT vs ABS
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

I've worked at an injection molding plant making industrial shipping containers. You make a lot of bad parts due to bubbling, warping, color changes, and the machines in general needing lots of tweaking. I would imagine if pbt is so sensitive to variables you would need a skilled tech that knows the...
by hoaryhag
29 Sep 2017, 08:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What mods can i do to an ASUS Strix Keyboard with CMX Blue Switches?
Replies: 22
Views: 1399

I would just solder in a new switch and call it good, sell it on ebay, and buy a different board. You aren't going to find a compatible case for that funky layout. Cutting the ten key off would mean cut traces on the pcb. Changing leds would also likely be way more work than you would want to do on ...
by hoaryhag
28 Sep 2017, 07:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

Is 85$ a good price for F XTs these days? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s-IBM-Model-Personal-Computer-Keyboard-/322775305504 Yes that's not too bad. How about 60$? http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Vintage-Original-Computer-Keyboard-For-5150-PC-/263232728750 100$ for a well used XT? meh. That other...
by hoaryhag
24 Sep 2017, 06:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

@Slom. You can get em cheaper. That one looks like new though.
by hoaryhag
21 Sep 2017, 18:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6952

In light of the feedback on Pebble, I am cancelling Pebble from all orders. I would rather cut my loses not sending the remaining caps that have been decidedly sub-par as judged by customers than be responsible for its quality after sending it around the world. Eating the cost of these caps is pref...
by hoaryhag
19 Sep 2017, 21:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tono Theta o 9000e
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

davkol wrote:
seebart wrote:
hoaryhag wrote: I'll just stick to eating with my eyes. :shock:
Thats the way to go! ;) :P
If you're a frog, definitely.
You're a frog? :mrgreen:
by hoaryhag
17 Sep 2017, 19:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tono Theta o 9000e
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

seebart wrote:
wobbled wrote:
hoaryhag wrote: I could eat those caps, they are pure candy! Nice pics.
That would make for an interesting bowel movement.
Might be hard to digest. :o
I'll just stick to eating with my eyes. :shock:
by hoaryhag
16 Sep 2017, 21:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tono Theta o 9000e
Replies: 24
Views: 1860

I could eat those caps, they are pure candy! Nice pics.
by hoaryhag
08 Sep 2017, 03:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting an Old Typewriter Into a Mechanical Keyboard (In process)
Replies: 27
Views: 2533

Cool project! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
by hoaryhag
05 Sep 2017, 02:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

by hoaryhag
04 Sep 2017, 20:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22873
Views: 1365910

by hoaryhag
02 Sep 2017, 03:15
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Buckling spring Deskthority DT keycaps
Replies: 116
Views: 6952

2 pebble, 1 light blue, 1 red here
by hoaryhag
27 Aug 2017, 03:30
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Suggestions for a plain, but heavy-duty mouse ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0. Mine has been in use for over 10 years. The ducky does look interesting, but expensive.

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