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by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2019, 09:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Behold the first switch I ever designed.

very interesting that you come up with a mx version of a design that has already been done by Siemens in the 1970s https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=9239 I bought the white capped version of the boared posted at the bottom of Haata's thread, it is a pleasure to type on. I didn't understa...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2019, 04:59
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Behold the first switch I ever designed.
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Behold the first switch I ever designed.

Well, I don't know how to start to talk about this, but I'll do my best. Three days ago I got the idea of design my own switch, considering what I think may result in an S-tier switch. I came up with this thing, the model was ended today: https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/555514970033618958/6...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2019, 01:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)
Replies: 48
Views: 2921

Re: IBM 5251 restoration (rebuilding phase)

But there was now a lot of exposed copper. I'm not sure the function of the silver colored metal that covers the copper. Is this maybe the cause of my issue? In think the silver plating is used to ensure a good continuity between the PCB and the controller, no more than that. Something like the jav...
by PlacaFromHell
13 Jul 2019, 08:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Low profile Beamspring project
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: Low profile Beamspring project

Thanks for the answers about FreeCAD, but I just discovered that Solidworks has transparency settings too :D If all goes well, I will have the beta version of my switch tomorrow.

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by PlacaFromHell
12 Jul 2019, 21:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

[…] That said, programmable multi-layered keyboards with LEDs to indicate active layers would be amazing. This is a standard feature in Tipro keyboards with their 4 layers. Somehow I feel my keyboard is much better than anything you poor guys have to cope with :mrgreen: You're right, I'm no more th...
by PlacaFromHell
12 Jul 2019, 09:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Can't get some keys on Model F to stick to spring

Try changing the angle of the keyboard or attach a different keycap before trying with the original one, this worked for me.
by PlacaFromHell
11 Jul 2019, 22:44
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Low profile Beamspring project
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: Low profile Beamspring project

Can I ask what kind of program are you using? I have some switches to design too. As in any update, your work is going wonderful. I would like to suggest something like an empanada mold to bend the beamsprings once they are cut, if you understand what I mean. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MgwAAOSwf...
by PlacaFromHell
10 Jul 2019, 09:47
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

matt3o wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 07:48
minecraft is stupid and should die already
I think the real problem is the community itself. When I was a kid I learned the basics of digital electronics in Minecraft :lol: The true cancer is the modern servers, all full of minigames and bullshit.
by PlacaFromHell
07 Jul 2019, 22:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Modern atheism is a politicized sect of idiots who only repeat things when they don't really know even how to apply basic logic. Modern atheism is different from old atheism? Oo They only appeal to basic things like the problem of evil (which doesn't actually proves that God doesn't exist, just all...
by PlacaFromHell
07 Jul 2019, 10:34
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Modern atheism is a politicized sect of idiots who only repeat things when they don't really know even how to apply basic logic.
by PlacaFromHell
04 Jul 2019, 10:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

CL4P-TP is much cooler than R2-D2.

Stairs?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
by PlacaFromHell
04 Jul 2019, 09:58
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1446
Views: 81208

Re: What are you listening to at the moment?

Nothing can beat this song. Sorry Varg Vikernes.
by PlacaFromHell
01 Jul 2019, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181672

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What the fuck is this evil Silitek AEK copy? Could be white Alps? I need them for my Focus and the keyboard is dirt cheap (5 USD) https://http2.mlstatic.com/teclado-generico-alps-clicky-D_NQ_NP_841272-MLA31196966322_062019-F.jpg https://http2.mlstatic.com/teclado-generico-alps-clicky-D_NQ_NP_745667...
by PlacaFromHell
01 Jul 2019, 10:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181672

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I can see the shape of a switch, maybe the plate has no paint or is white.
by PlacaFromHell
01 Jul 2019, 09:34
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] DSA Magic Girl on TKC
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: [GB] DSA Magic Girl on TKC

Come on guys, calm down :D I think it's a cute set, but maybe you didn't chose the right target for a keyboard product. It's a very feminine color scheme and the style itself is what you spect for a little girl, but the point here is that what you are doing is like try to sell Hello Kitty themed AR-...
by PlacaFromHell
01 Jul 2019, 08:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3666
Views: 181672

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What the fuck is this evil Silitek AEK copy? Could be white Alps? I need them for my Focus and the keyboard is dirt cheap (5 USD) https://http2.mlstatic.com/teclado-generico-alps-clicky-D_NQ_NP_841272-MLA31196966322_062019-F.jpg https://http2.mlstatic.com/teclado-generico-alps-clicky-D_NQ_NP_745667-...
by PlacaFromHell
01 Jul 2019, 07:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Silent keyboards slow typing speed (research?)
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Silent keyboards slow typing speed (research?)

Regarding my personal experiences and those of one of my friends, both we type a bit slower when listening to music at a very high volume (without hearing the noises coming from the keyboard). This is a bit hard to me because my beamspring is loud as fuck, but sounds makes a difference.
by PlacaFromHell
27 Jun 2019, 04:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 28
Views: 1442

Re: latte/coffee solutions

I usually drink my coffee with cold orange juice. The good acidity of the orange neutralize the bad acidity of the coffee, resulting in a very good flavor.
by PlacaFromHell
25 Jun 2019, 10:06
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

I wonder whether the topology of an Oreo has any impact on Dr. Fisher's biscuit dunking formula. Dude, I took aside the cream of an entire package. At least here, the cookie itself is the best one in the market. Not too hard, not too soft and not overwhelmingly sweet. They aren't chocolate flavored...
by PlacaFromHell
25 Jun 2019, 04:23
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

A few more:
• Assembler is way better and easier than Arduino.
• Judge an ideology only for their representatives (or even worst, a few of them) is quite idiot.
by PlacaFromHell
23 Jun 2019, 08:45
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 213
Views: 6706

Unpopular opinions thread

Why not start a thread of unpopular opinions? I begin:
• Oreo cookies' filling taste dreadful.
• Dogs aren't that great.
• I don't like Johnny Depp.
by PlacaFromHell
22 Jun 2019, 22:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE
Replies: 15
Views: 2230

Re: Finally a proper case for the Vortex ViBE

Dude, that's the most beautyful keyboard I have ever seen. For some reason both yellowing and marbling look so good on the M110's. I have one in his original state and I love it, but because of the layout rarely goes out of the plastic bag.
by PlacaFromHell
20 Jun 2019, 06:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

I have plates from AEK IIs that could be cut down. They will need some TLC, but at $15 they are cheap. Unfortunately, due to dimensions, they will cost almost $15 to ship! I also have plates from old Wyse boards. Also PCBs for both the above. I have some plates but that's not in my plans. Thanks an...
by PlacaFromHell
20 Jun 2019, 06:24
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Re: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

Sorry for the typos and the incorrect nomenclature, it was very late on the night. :lol: Hi, have you visited this page? https://deskthority.net/wiki/Contact_module Basically depending on what you are trying to make there could be quite a few components involved. If it is just 10 dead switches I wou...
by PlacaFromHell
19 Jun 2019, 09:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 17
Views: 777

Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

Hello DT. With my time in this hobby I got too much loose switches, +200 vintage Cherry MX blacks, some early white Alps from a Focus FK-3001 with 10 dead switches, IBM XT barrels and flippers and a fucking ton of Alps SKFF's. I already designed 2-3 plates for very interesting keyboards using Solidw...
by PlacaFromHell
17 Jun 2019, 03:08
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Beamspring Factory process - How to
Replies: 35
Views: 2412

Re: Beamspring Factory process - How to

Maybe you could mark, or even cut the parts using the same process as with the old fashioned handmade PCB's. Toner printing or something similar over the sheet you want to cut and then give it a bath in a hot acid or salt like ferric chloride. Maybe the second part is inviable because of the sheet t...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jun 2019, 05:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2635

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

Just a couple of updates. I've still been unable to get TMK working with the "pulse" type switches. I think the pulse it gives off is just too brief and is getting filtered out by the firmware or something. I've not ventured deep into the belly of TMK to see if this is actually correct. I've just b...
by PlacaFromHell
14 Jun 2019, 02:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded
Replies: 37
Views: 1335

Re: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded

I had a Wheelwriter with pretty much the same keycaps. Maybe this thing was adapted to be used with some kind hybrid between a typewriter and a computer.
by PlacaFromHell
12 Jun 2019, 09:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)
Replies: 51
Views: 2635

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch)

I'm happy it worked :D I can't wait to see that keyboard working.

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