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by PlacaFromHell
09 Oct 2020, 01:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is my white whale keyboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: What is my white whale keyboard?

Welcome to Deskthority :D At first, something like your endgame keyboard is not as easy to define if you are just discovering what you like more, but as you seem to like a lot buckling springs, you might want to get an IBM model F with a more standard layout, like a 4704 or a battleship (which tends...
by PlacaFromHell
08 Oct 2020, 00:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I am new member here
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: I am new member here

Welcome!
by PlacaFromHell
07 Oct 2020, 01:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Community Survey
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Community Survey

Filled out. Hopefully you'll find the survey useful.
by PlacaFromHell
02 Oct 2020, 22:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I figure out a Keyboards Scan Codes?
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: How do I figure out a Keyboards Scan Codes?

Hi. You actually need a digital analyzer more than an oscilloscope. Despite some protocols can be very weird and also have weird limitations, you will always have a VCC pin, a GND pin and at least one data pin, often a clock pin too. What you need to do here is power the keyboard and connect your lo...
by PlacaFromHell
23 Sep 2020, 02:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 381
Views: 54663

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Forgot the best one. NETFLIX SUCKS ASSSSSSS
by PlacaFromHell
23 Sep 2020, 02:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Unpopular opinions thread
Replies: 381
Views: 54663

Re: Unpopular opinions thread

Time for some de-stress: -American pizza should be burning in hell. -Corona is overrated. -Angled keycaps are highly superior than straight keycaps. -Linear SKCL-SKCM Alps switches are even more boring than Cherry MX black. -Democracy and absolute real liberty (excluding liberty-based models which a...
by PlacaFromHell
09 Sep 2020, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Honeywell keyboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Honeywell keyboard?

You can always put a WTB (want to buy) thread in the Deskthority Marketplace. Good luck :D
by PlacaFromHell
08 Sep 2020, 23:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397816

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hello guys, does somebody know more about that keyboard: Link to images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ia1LUvVvOC2ZRMNpcv29gt_Qv930u-Ww?usp=sharing What's that switch? From my understanding it's some kind of alps or alps clone. It has a black slider and feels like a pretty light tactile r...
by PlacaFromHell
07 Sep 2020, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397816

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

There were some keyboards from Adesso in the "ergonomic" shape that had Alps clone switches. There was someone on ebay that was selling them a couple weeks back and his ad said something like, "Looks like white Alps, but can't confirm," which, of course, is code for, "They're not Alps switches." Lo...
by PlacaFromHell
06 Sep 2020, 23:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397816

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Guys, what's this? I barely think I saw an Alps keyboard shaped like that, but I'm not sure.
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by PlacaFromHell
06 Sep 2020, 00:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ways to make a flimsy plastic case more sturdy?
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Ways to make a flimsy plastic case more sturdy?

You can fill some parts of the keyboard with epoxy putty, always being sure it will still close, but be aware that this may affect the sound. Also you can put some long metal pieces in between. If you can upload some pictures of the insides of the case I would glady advise you as better as I can.
by PlacaFromHell
31 Aug 2020, 00:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Impressive! I didn't expected such a fast work, also it came out very clean. Thanks for the side picture, that curve is unique.
by PlacaFromHell
29 Aug 2020, 00:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 627

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Oh man, that's such a nice keyboard, glad to see it in the correct hands. Would you mind take some pics from the side when you have it done?
by PlacaFromHell
23 Aug 2020, 07:18
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Aluminum Keycaps Custom Marking
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

Re: [IC] Aluminum Keycaps Custom Marking

Sorry, what's the actual weight of the keycaps? I'm concerned about how the switches will feel with such a solid metal piece in top.
by PlacaFromHell
22 Aug 2020, 01:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Strangeness of an IBM Model F
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Key Strangeness of an IBM Model F

Aaaaand… still another thread reporting IBM problems. Apparently IBM stuff’s reputation of being high quality, world class, premium equipment does not suffer from all the flaws. This being said, I do not doubt (and certainly hope) numerous DT members will be able to help you with your issues. They ...
by PlacaFromHell
17 Aug 2020, 05:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 247
Views: 31855

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

HerbalNekoTea wrote:
17 Aug 2020, 02:36
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Anyone recognize the switch ? It's from a typewriter.
Fake Romer G, dunno the name.
by PlacaFromHell
09 Aug 2020, 06:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 247
Views: 31855

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

So here is a rather interesting one. I know what it is but does anyone care to take a guess? If this stumps you guys I will provide more clues. :D Also, yes the keys are MX compatible. s1.JPG s2.JPG Deyi clicky foam and foil. Sorry XD :o :cry: That was too fast. It's a very unique design, something...
by PlacaFromHell
09 Aug 2020, 06:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 247
Views: 31855

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

JP! wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 06:26
So here is a rather interesting one. I know what it is but does anyone care to take a guess? If this stumps you guys I will provide more clues. :D Also, yes the keys are MX compatible.


s1.JPG

s2.JPG
Deyi clicky foam and foil. Sorry XD
by PlacaFromHell
05 Aug 2020, 19:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 247
Views: 31855

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Linear switches in a keyboard that was found lying outside a textile factory. The keyboard appears to have been part of a computerised weaving machine, and I can't find anything about the switches that it uses. Has anyone seen them before? They've got a pretty short travel, are fairly smooth, and t...
by PlacaFromHell
02 Aug 2020, 01:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Richard Hunter Harris' switch prototypes
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Richard Hunter Harris' switch prototypes

Hello guys. I developed an interest in obscure IBM switches a while ago and today I was able to find some wicked stuff from the same dude who designed both beamspring switches and buckling spring switches, behold: High profile buckling spring prototype: https://patents.google.com/patent/US3699296A/e...
by PlacaFromHell
02 Aug 2020, 01:04
Forum: Reviews
Topic: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)
Replies: 21
Views: 1575

Re: IBM 4978 "Beamship" keyboard review (Beamsprings)

I wonder if models C through E were botched attempts at cheaper variants til they landed on the buckling spring. Maybe foam an foil? poor performing leaf spring? Who knows what else. Perhaps the switches from the PC Jr were derived from one of these failed attempts. Behold this thing patented a yea...
by PlacaFromHell
16 Jul 2020, 01:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with replacing cable in IMC XT/AT Keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Need help with replacing cable in IMC XT/AT Keyboard

Just to confirm, take this: https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/VT8AAOSw4xxbQuZU/s-l1600.jpg We're right about VCC and GND. is not so odd to read something between VCC and the rest of the pins if you have certain components in the middle, but not the most normal thing. If you want to check the integrity ...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2020, 23:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with replacing cable in IMC XT/AT Keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1588

Re: Need help with replacing cable in IMC XT/AT Keyboard

Hello. If you can provide info about the keyboard model we might be able to find more information. Anyways, I will try to give you some help. At first, always the bigger and more robust trace in almost any circuit is GND, from what I see in your picture you should follow this trace: https://media.di...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2020, 08:39
Forum: Reviews
Topic: SGI "Granite" 9500900 review (Alps SKCM White Dampened)
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: SGI "Granite" 9500900 review (Alps SKCM White Dampened)

I was able to retrobrite them in 10% hydrogen peroxide and they look much, much better. No need to paint. Never paint. ;) Yeah, but how long does the Retrobrite last after leaching out the old colour? Wouldn't it return back in time because it is not painted or coloured, only removal of the stain t...
by PlacaFromHell
15 Jul 2020, 00:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Spring Buckling Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Model F Spring Buckling Issue

I'm happy it worked. The same happened with my model F XT. I guess the springs just get old or fatigued and start failing. Unfortunately I'm not even close of your city :( We'll see latter.
by PlacaFromHell
14 Jul 2020, 22:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F Spring Buckling Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1086

Re: Model F Spring Buckling Issue

I've tried swapping keycaps, no change, same switch has the issue. I have taken it apart to try and resolve this issue, but I didn't think of changing the the location of the barrels. Being with how hard it was to get back together I don't know if I'm ready to do that just yet. Here's a video of th...
by PlacaFromHell
08 Jul 2020, 09:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Designing an injection machine for keyboard science
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: Designing an injection machine for keyboard science

DiodeHead wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 08:50
I hope it helps or at least inspires.
That's so nice, but looks so expensive too. I would have to sell a kidney to pay a Nema 34 :D
by PlacaFromHell
08 Jul 2020, 09:02
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Designing an injection machine for keyboard science
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: Designing an injection machine for keyboard science

Hi, Rambling thoughts. For the press. Maybe there is some off the shelf cylinder part like, car brakes, general purpose hydraulic cylinder or something that is metal with good tolerances for the pressing part. Not sure if it sold and obviously expensive but I remember this device. https://www.techk...

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